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$74 Million Dollar Cake… This one is hard to top!

I recently came across an article which blew my mind… Someone spent $74 million dollars on his daughter’s engagement party cake… British dress designer turned cake-maker, Debbie Wingham stumbled across the opportunity when a client picking up a dress order stumbled across her ‘hobby’.   The 6 foot long cake which replicated a detailed cat walk, with edible models, designer accessories and photographer, included a 5.2 carat pink diamond, a 6.4 carat yellow diamond and a total of 15 individual 5 carat white diamonds.  Took over 1000 hours to make and weighed over 900 lbs. Now that’s a cake that’s hard to top!

To view entire cake click on one of the links below

Read more about who was behind the cake at Daily Mail or view on Good Morning America or Komonews

 

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Meat Market Signature Steak Sundays ending soon

Meat lovers have until the last Sunday of September to enjoy half price off Meat Market’s  succulent signature steaks.  Known for its prime-grade cuts of beef, and Chef Sean Brasel’s exquisite touches, the swank Palm Beach steakhouse has enjoyed huge success this summer, quickly becoming a local favorite.   Though extended happy hours, Wall Street Wednesdays, backgammon nights, and late night Thursdays with DJ  Ilya Tatarov will continue during the season, if you want to get your ‘steak fix’, get twice as much for your money before its too late!  Last Sunday is September 27th!

To reserve:  Call Meat Market at 561 354 9800  or Email Andy

Click Here to view more Meat Market Happy Hour, Tastings and Dinner pictures

 

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A taste of Spain now at Benny’s on the Beach

I consider myself a sophisticated diner, who thrives on the whole experience— the ambiance, the quality of food, the service… so I was thrilled when I followed Chef Jeremy Hanlon to Benny’s on the Beach.

For weeks I’ve enjoyed brunches which led to lunches as we began with their in-house mixologist’s signature Bloody Marys and/or Bloody Marias (tequila based ) and eventually led to chilled bottles of Côtes de Provence rosé wine presented at our table. I wont share the brunch and lunch menu at this time, as most of you know about it… What you probably haven’t heard is Chef Jeremy is sharing his international experiences and inspirations at Benny’s with signature Paella Dinners on Saturday and Sunday.  Before the paella, you can choose from a (pintxos) menu, just as you would in Spain…except, unlike Spain, you can request preferences and omissions for your paella. 

The best of three worlds:  The setting which can’t be beat, the menu and the chef tailoring to your needs.. now that’s what I call a  ‘pieds dans l’eau’ ‘TRUE EXPERIENCE’.

Click here to read more as per the Palm Beach Post or Click here to make a reservation

 


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Black River Caviar Summer Highlights

The third week in June in Aspen  is a destination for  ‘sophisticated foodies’!  This year Black River Caviar participated in both the Aspen food and Wine and the Cochon 555 Heritage Fire.  A Russian Oscietra was flown in from Uruguay.   “We partnered with Krug Champagne and had the opportunity to introduce our product to new clients.   A highlight of our weekend was the Cochon Heritage Fire where we flew in a Russian Oscietra and offered our clients very fresh eggs! “, said Graham Gaspard President of Black River Caviar.

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To become a Preferred Private Client, email maribel@altimapalmbeach.com

to keep up to date, visit Black River Caviar

To view more pictures including Relais Chateau at Pebble Beach, click here

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Meat Market Palm Beach- The New Local Oasis

Thank You Meat Market for not forgetting us locals!  Keep on coming up with cool events.  I love your steaks, but the Happy Hours have changed the Palm Beach Summer Scene!!

Love the Backgammon Tuesdays, the Wall Street Wednesdays, Signature Steak Sundays with half-priced steaks, and of course always look forward for the late night happy hour on Thursday….

Your Summer Series cocktail and wine pairings are the bomb! I missed the Champagne dinner, but the Duckhorn Wine tasting was fabulous.   Looking forward to the Far Niente Winery dinner on Tuesday August 25th!

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Call Meat Market at 561 354 9800 to reserve your spot for Tuesday, July 14th!

or Email Andy

Click Here to view more Meat Market Happy Hour, Tastings and Dinner pictures

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Chef Jeremy Hanlon brings the South of France to the Palm Beaches

I had been there once– many years ago, and loved the ocean setting… then I went there two weeks ago and have returned 5 times since! I feel I discovered the best kept secret, only I fear the secret is now out!!!

The freshness of the food and the exquisite prepartion by Internationally acclaimed American Celebrity Chef Jeremy Hanlon, formerly of New York’s Restaurant Daniel (as in Boulud) is what makes this charming oceanfront destination a formidable dining experience! “Where else can you invite a large group of friends for fine dining outdoors in the summer months, directly on the ocean, not feel the heat and not make a huge dent
in your wallet? I’ve lived here for over 25 years, and it’s either a private stuffy club or a touristy hotel.”

My favorites? The whole Maine Lobster with a side of baked scallops over avocado and tomato coulis I had last Friday night accompanied by a bottle of a fabulous Rosé reminded me of my favorite spot in St. Barts. Jeremy’s signature Quinoa Chicken Salad and Chicken Tacos I had for lunch last week and the Lobster Eggs Benedict I had the week before for brunch were over the top!

I’ll talk about the cocktails in a future blog, as that’s a whole other story worth elaboration!

 

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View menu and hours, and make your reservations on line at
Benny’s on the Beach

or call 561 582 9001

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Black River Caviar celebrates Ceelo Green’s 30th Birthday

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Black River Caviar was invited to partake in Ceelo Green’s 30th Birthday Bash in Atlanta, and I was lucky enough to be part of the festivities as Brand Ambassador.  Needless to say the Russian oscietra was a big hit at the star-studded event!  Renowned Chef Jaime Doliveira used one of his signature recipes for the presentation—purple roasted potatoes, a dollop of vodka infused creme fraiche, a generous  serving of Russian Oscietra, topped with a garnish of chopped chives.

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Below- Dr. J’s wife Dorys Madden Erving watching son Jules loving the caviar

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Met wonderful people, favorite time was spent at Julius Erving’s home where his gorgeous and gracious wife, Dorys welcomed us as if we had been long time friends!

Looking forward to the next time, Atlanta!!

 

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New Black River Caviar Harvest is in! These Shades of Grey just get better…

Black River Caviar 2015 Harvest is finally here, and Altima subscribers have first pickings! After delays in harvest caused by warmer than normal weather and flight cancellations due to an angry volcano in Chile we have received our first harvest of the 2015 season this week (May 18th)

“I have to say it was worth the wait. I’ve received all four grades of Oscietra and Siberian— and all are spectacular in their own way,” says Graham Gaspard, President of Black River Caviar.

Due to the issues the farm has had getting the harvest under way and the flight delays, supply is tight so anyone wanting a taste  needs to jump while the product is available.

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The Golden– Maribel’s favorite!

“As this years harvest will be a shorter production due to warm weather delaying the start but the quality is better due the fish have had a longer maturation period. I’ve got limited supply for a few months so don’t let your people wait! All grades are available and it’s super fresh!” says Gaspard.

Altima subscribers can log in to www.blackrivercaviar.com and check out with promo code altima to receive a preferred price. or they can call Graham at 970 547 1542 for personal assistance. Or call 561 833 8283 (Altima) if they need further assistance.

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Introducing Sweet Wheels to South Florida

by Mahtab Farouzadeh

Sweet Wheels Bakery delivers authentic desserts to South Florida. No matter what you’re craving, Sweet Wheels Bakery is ready to delight your taste buds with fresh desserts baked daily, using only the finest ingredients. The menu changes regularly with the seasons and of course keeping our signature treats, like the Divine Swine; a dark chocolate maple bacon cupcake, or our delicious sweet and sticky brioche loafs. In addition to participating in Food Truck Invasions and rallies, Sweet Wheels Bakery can be the go to catering service! Have us delight your guests with a uniquely delicious experience by hosting a wedding, bar mitzvah, birthday party, or corporate event. We offer a full-scale catering menu and will partner with you to ensure the sweetest spread according to your specifications. It is our passion to deliver high quality, mouthwatering treats. Conceive it and we will bake it!???????????????????????????

For menu, information on catering and more visit
or for inquiries email

 

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For the Discerning Dad, Black River Caviar

For all the great advice he has ever given you, make Dad proud when you send him the gift of Black River Caviar- Known for its exceptional quality and sustainable practices.

For a Limited Time:
Buy One, Get a Second (of equal value) as a gift from Black River Caviar!

Valid for orders of 50 grams or more.
Complimentary gift wrapping if ordered by Thursday, June 12th.

Exclusive Offer not available on website. In order to redeem, kindly contact
Black River Caviar at (970) 547-1542.

www.blackrivercaviar.com
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