I'm not usually one for singles events, particularly because I'm married, but these Singles Dinner and Dancing parties put on by the Gourmet Club look pretty damned posh. They've been holding them at the Addison, Cafe Maxx, and Pranzo -- the next one is scheduled for The Pavillion in Boca Raton this Thursday October 2, and the price is an almost ridiculously reasonable $45 for members and $55 for guests, including tax and tip. The party gets rolling at 6:30 p.m.
The average age at these deals looks to be around 40, and judging from the pix, the assembled guests have been pretty cute. But the real draw is clearly the food. Check out Thursday night's menu:
Appetizer (Choose one)
*Shrimp Flatbread- Shrimp, Pancetta, Sage, Gruyere, Extra Virgin Olive Oil on Crispy Flatbread
*Pavilion Caprese Tower- Layers of Vine Ripe Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Fresh Basil, Balsamic Vinaigrette and Basil Oil
*Sonoma Salad- Mesclun Greens, Raisins, Walnuts, Tossed in Balsamic Vinaigrette Topped with Gorgonzola Cheese and Apples
Entree: (Choose one)
*Pavilion Grilled Steak- Spice Rubbed, Grilled and Served with
Brandy and Truffle Oil Glaze
*Long Island Roasted Duck- One Half Duck, Crisp, Served with Mashed Potatoes, Fresh Vegetables and Orange Ginger Glaze
*Fillet of Salmon- Beurre Blanc Orange Ginger Sauce, Rice and Fresh Vegetables
*Summer Berries in Classic Jubilee Style On Crème Caramels with Garnish of Candied Pecans
Includes Coffee or Tea.
As if you could move after all this there'll be live music for dancing. To register and pay, which must be done in advance, go to http://www.thegourmetclub.com or call 561-637-4441.
WARNING!!!! The gourmet club doesn't guarantee "equal ages of men and women or equal numbers of specific age groups," and they're not promising you're gonna get laid, either. But damn those desserts look like they could put you in the mood.