Meat Market Palm Beach Launches Summer Dinner Series

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This summer, Meat Market Palm Beach will be treating foodies and cocktail enthusiasts to something special: the expansion of Miami Beach Meat Market's successful Summer Dinner Series, starting this month.

South Florida’s contemporary steakhouse, today best known for its bustling bar scene, top-quality meats, and stellar cocktail program — will be hosting the first of a series of four-course, curated spirits dinners beginning next week. The monthly series kicks off in Palm Beach on Wednesday, June 10, featuring four courses prepared by Meat Market executive chef and co-owner Sean Brasel.

Each of Brasel's contemporary dishes will paired with an inventive libation by award-winning mixologist Ezra Pattek. The dinner is priced at $75 per person, and will begin with a cocktail reception at 7 p.m., followed by the sit-down dinner at 7:30 p.m. Expect drinks to inspire summer with plenty of fresh, seasonal ingredients, says Pattek.

"We’re working with fresh and local Florida grapefruit, watermelon, peach and assorted citrus," said Pattek. "All of it naturally complements the spirits we selected for the dinner, as well — Pisco, grapefruit vodka, rye whiskey, and tequila."

Several seasons ago, the first of such summer dinner series launched in Miami Beach, and has since become a sold-out affair; the expectation is for that trend to continue at the Palm Beach location, which is approaching its first summer since opening last September.

Next week, the Palm Beach dinner series will open with an amuse, French-speak for the traditional palate opener, a small spoon filled with hamachi rolled with preserved mango in a lychee yuzu sauce. Such is often paired with a light cocktail, typically a champagne or sparkling wine, here taken one step further with a combination of Kappa pisco, Grand Marnier, raspberry liqueur, and Moët & Chandon Rosé.

The following four courses will include smoked trout, achiote marinated duck breast, braised bison short rib, and a dessert. Each dish will be paired with drinks that work to compliment the flavors at work with fun ingredients like fresh Florida grapefruit, apricot-infused Sweet Vermouth, tree sap bitters, and a coffee tincture.

The Palm Beach Summer Dinner Series launches June 10. Limited seating is available, and reservations are required. Meat Market is located at 191 Bradley Place, Palm Beach. Call 561-354-9800, or visit meatmarket.net.

Nicole Danna is a food writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on the BPB New Times Food & Drink Instagram.

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