This September brings on Flavor Palm Beach, a dining program with a lineup of 54 restaurants around the county featuring multi-course meals at discounted prices.
Promotional menus range from $20 to $49, noncomprehensive of tax, tip, and drinks. The month-long, budget-friendly event was originally scheduled to run through September 30, but due to Hurricane Dorian, some eateries have extended their offerings until October 8 or later.
There are plenty of menus to choose from and only so much time to try them. We've done your homework for you and rounded up the best options. Below, the eight menus you must try during Flavor Palm Beach 2019.
301 Australian Ave., West Palm Beach
Chef-owner Daniel Boulud presides masterfully over the menu at his fancy restaurant in the Brazilian Court Hotel. The eatery serves scrumptious French-American fare accented with Florida's seafood and produce. During Flavor Palm Beach, dine under a shimmery ceiling made from seashells and Pecky Cypress on starters like Key West shrimp or gazpacho Andalou, main-course choices of red pepper risotto with arugula, pan-seared grouper with white beans and mole verde, or coq au vin with lardon spaetzle and mushroom ($49). The promotional lunch menu ($29) includes appetizers of charcuterie and curried squash soup, and club, smoked brisket, and Cubano sandwich options for entrées. Brunch ($39) is also a three-course affair with dishes like berry parfait, French-rolled omelet with spinach and ham, eggs Benedict, and Belgian waffles with berry compote. Standout desserts are black currant cheesecake with lemon sorbet, jivara mousse with hazelnut crumble and coffee ice cream, and baked Alaska coconut sorbet. Dinner is served Monday through Thursday ($49), lunch Monday through Friday ($29), and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays ($39).
1901 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach
Clay Conley's lively eatery Grato is getting into Flavor's spirit with a $39 menu featuring some of its most beloved specialties. Take a seat at the kitchen bar to feast on rustic Italian appetizers like fried calamari or meatballs with parmesan polenta and broccoli rabe pesto. Move on to an entrée of chicken parm with pasta red and arugula salad, your choice of one the unique wood-fired pizzas or creamy bucatini carbonara pasta, which marries a thick carbonara sauce with fresh-cracked black pepper and has an egg yolk placed at its center. For sweet endings, the eatery is featuring gelato and sorbet flights, EVVO lemon cake, and fritelle. Served daily through October.
350 S. County Rd., Palm Beach
Clay Conley's sushi spot is about as cozy as an eatery can get. Sate your cravings for Japanese dishes with appetizers of sizzling tuna salad with baby Asian greens, tuna sashimi, and hot sesame oil; grilled Japanese eggplant with cashew cream; or octopus and shrimp dumpling with eel sauce and beni shoga. For mains, your best bests are full spicy tuna roll with avocado; rice crusted salmon with roasted coconut curry, yellow dal, and broccolini; and pork belly ramen with soft poached egg and enoki mushroom. End your meal with assorted mochi, the Japanese delicacy made of pounded sticky rice with an ice cream filling. Dinner served daily through October ($45).
319 Belvedere Rd., West Palm Beach
Kitchen's promotional menu is a good introduction to this contemporary American brasserie, owned and run by chef Matthew Byrne. A former private chef for Tiger Woods, the Philadelphia native is offering a well-rounded list of favorites like Greek-style tomatoes and cucumbers or crispy eggplant with roasted peppers, burrata, arugula, and balsamic vinegar. Entree options are fettuccine with littleneck clams, salmon cooked in paper with white beans and tomatoes, or simple chicken with truffle smashed potatoes and garlic spinach. For dessert, try chocolate pie or strawberry shortcake. Dinner served daily ($45).
1000 North U.S. Hwy. 1, Jupiter
Make midday repast the standout meal of your day with this waterfront eatery's $25 promotional three-course menu. Co-owned by Michael Jordan, 1000 North is offering a range of delectable bites such as prawn cocktail for a starter. At the waterfront terrace, enjoy lighthouse views and flavorful dishes of fish tacos with Asian slaw and wasabi cream, chicken pad thai with tofu and cilantro, and grilled market fish with sauteed spinach and kale. For a sweet ending, opt for daily dessert selections with fruits and sorbets. Your choice of iced tea, coffee, or soda is included. Lunch served Thursday through Saturday ($25).
Pistache French Bistro
101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach
If you are hankering for French comfort cuisine, head to this elegant, comfy little bistro on Clematis Street, where chef Isaac Cerny dishes out appetizers of roasted beet salad, burgundy escargots, and classic moules mariniere for his Flavor menu. Select from a list of main courses of grilled Atlantic salmon with signature ratatouille, coq au vin with roasted button mushrooms, butter basted carrots and potatoes, and red wine just or steak frites. To end on a sweet note, order tart au citron with blueberry compote, rich dark chocolate mousse, or warm apple cake with salted caramel and coated oat crumble. Dinner served daily ($45).
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The Regional Kitchen & Public House
651 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
From fried chicken thighs to shrimp gumbo, the Regional Kitchen & Public House's $45 dinner menu is a mouthwatering tour of chef Lindsay Autry's artistry and Southern roots. Choose from an array of from-scratch dishes, such as skirt steak with black-eyed pea jambalaya, crispy rainbow trout, boneless half chicken with lemon orzo risotto, and
Twenty Twenty Grille
141 Via Naranjas, Boca Raton
Chef Ron Weisheit and wife Rhonda's eatery has earned its place amid Boca Raton's best dining destinations with its menu of globally-inspired fare of line-caught seafood, seasonal produce, seafood, and sustainable grass-fed meats. Twenty Twenty's Flavor menu is a four-course affair, starting with Colombian chicken soup with baguette or grilled kale salad with dried tomatoes. The middle course options are duck duck “taco” with orange margarita gastrique or smoked chicken Coxinha with mascarpone and strawberry-tomato jam. Then it's on to main choices of Gorgonzola and fig-stuffed organic chicken breast, pastrami-spiced skirt steak, or lemon-ginger salmon. Profiteroles or salted caramel meringue pie are the perfect ending for your meal. Wine pairing is available for $39. Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday ($45).