Jupiter-based OBEO Society presents Boots, Brews and BBQ, on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm. This 8-hour event designed to indulge the senses and celebrate local veterans.

Guests will enjoy a tastings menu designed and prepared by some of Palm Beach County’s best chefs including Culinary Chairman Tim Lipman, open-bar with talented mixologists, craft beer from local brewers, Fran Andrewlevich and Matt Webster, outdoor games and activities, all culminating with live concerts from hit Country Music Artists Jutt Huffman, Maggie Baugh, Drake White and headliner Craig Morgan.

Only 100 of 500 all-inclusive tickets remain!

boots-brews-bbqBOOTS, BREWS & BBQ:  Veterans Day Weekend – Saturday, November 12th from 3pm to 11pm

  • Culinary Tastings from top local chefs
  • TIM LIPMAN | NUNZIO BILLANTE | AARON BLACK
    ADAM BROWN | FRITZ CASSEL | CLAY CONLEY
    LAUREN DESHIELDS | CHRIS MARSHALL
    TORY MARTINDALE | JEN REED | DREW SHIMKUS
    JIMMY STRINE | REBECCA TRAVERSE
    (lineup subject to change)
    4 Live Concerts | Open-Bar | Mixologists
    Local Breweries | Games | Silent Auction | Live Auction
    Outdoor Activities and Games including cornhole and lake fishing
  • Beer Garden hosted by Twisted Trunk & TBC
  • Silent & Live Auctions
  • VIP Lounge/Tent Service;  Talent Meet & Greets / Exclusive Tastings & Chef Talks | Swag Bags

Set at the beautiful Lucky Old Sun Ranch in Jupiter Farms, BBB is not just for the 500 lucky guests. After working closely with the Veterans Administration of Palm Beach County, OBEO Society identified three local veteran families who are struggling in various ways. OBEO Society, their partners and sponsors hope to raise funds to help cover costs and expenses for these heroes in their time of need. Their goal is to provide $10,000 to each of the three families.

For those unfamiliar with OBEO Society, their motto is Life Unscripted.  Founder Mark Imbertson says, “We are an organization that encourages individuals and couples to search for excitement, adventure and creating new life experiences.  We provide the events and the inspiration, all you have to do is show up!”

Tickets on sale now http://www.obeosociety.com  Can’t attend?  Donate at http://www.GoFund.Me/BBB2016
GROUP TICKETS CALL: 561-320-OBEO

The name Mark Spivak has been synonymous with wine, spirits, food, restaurants and culinary travel for years.  Honored for ‘excellence in wine criticism’ during his stint as wine writer for the Palm Beach Post, the award winning author and former Sommelier recently completed his first culinary thriller—  “Friend of the Devil’, published by Black Opal Books in May 2016.  Set in Palm Beach in 1990, the novel tells the story of American’s most famous chef, who sold his sold to the Devil for fame and fortune.

Journalist David Fox arrives in Palm Beach to interview the chef for a story on the restaurant’s silver jubilee. He quickly becomes involved with Chateau de la Mer’s hostess, unwittingly transforming himself into a romantic rival of Avenzano. The chef invites Fox to winter in Florida and write his authorized biography. David gradually becomes sucked into the restaurant’s vortex: shipments of cocaine coming up from the Caribbean; the Mafia connections and unexplained murder of the chef’s original partner; the chef’s ravenous ex-wives, swirling in the background like a hidden coven. As his lover plots the demise of the chef, Fox tries to sort out hallucination and reality while Avenzano treats him like a feline’s catnip-stuffed toy.

Here’s what they’re saying on Amazon:

A little Kitchen Confidential, a little Real Housewives of Palm Beach, and a little Faust.”

Sex, drugs, and an upscale version of terducken called Bedouin stuffed poussin …this fast-paced existential drama has got something for everyone.

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This is not Mark’s first rodeo in the publishing world. His first book, Iconic Spirits: An Intoxicating History, tells the stories of twelve spirits that changed the world and created the cocktail culture. “It’s like sitting in a bar at closing time, listening to a good friend tell stories,” said one reviewer. “You never want it to end.”

He is also the author of Moonshine Nation; The Art of Creating Cornbread in a Bottle, hailed as the definitive book on moonshine in America. The book traces the history of corn whiskey going back to the Colonial period and the Whiskey Rebellion, and provides profiles of actual moonshiners Mark visited throughout the Appalachian South.

If you are a lover of food, wine and great thrillers, join us during a special Happy Hour at Meat Market Palm Beach

Tuesday, October 18th 6-8pm, when Friend of the Devil comes home to Palm Beach

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Space is limited, kindly RSVP 

 

Leave it to Meat Market Palm Beach to get a head start on Truffle Season– yes, that’s right!  Black AND White truffles. Palm Beach’s sizzling steakhouse is continuing its popular Summer Wine Dinner Series with a four-course Wine and Truffles Dinner on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.  

Crafted by Chef/Co-Owner Sean Brasel, the menu will feature bold and savory dishes prepared with truffles, widely considered one of the world’s most desired culinary delicacies, sought after for their aromatic flavor. Each course will be paired with wines from Inglenook Winery of Napa Valley.

First Course
White Truffle with Foie Gras and Chicken Liver
Roasted in Puff Pastry with Green Apple, Citrus Apple Salad and Indian Truffle Honey Sauce
2013 Inglenook Blancaneaux

Second Course
Wood Grilled Wahoo with Oxtail Marmalade with Black Truffle Red Wine Sauce
Heirloom Baby Carrot, Potato Pearls and Freshly Shaved Black Truffle in Olive Oil
2012 Inglenook CASK Cabernet Sauvignon

Third Course
Clear Creek Farms Wagyu Sirloin with White Truffle-infused Boniato Fritters and
Blackberry Truffle Red Wine Emulsion
2012 Inglenook Rubicon Meritage

Fourth Course
Goat Cheese Bavarois with Chocolate Oat Crumble, Chocolate Sorbet,
Whipped Truffle Honey and Bee Pollen
2012 Inglenook RC Reserve Syrah

The dinner, priced at $150 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) will start with a reception at 7PM, followed by the sit-down dinner at 7:30PM

The word got out before invitations were sent out, so only about 10 seats left at this time.  To reserve call 561 354 9800

 

 

 


For most, September means back-to-school, back-to-work and back-to-reality which means its the perfect time for savvy  and travelers with discerning taste to pack up and go!   Europe saves its true charms for September, and Mykonos is no exception. More options on where to stay, easier to make last minute dining decisions without reservations and better deals available are just some of the perks. A devoted foodie, I particularly enjoyed  ‘An Eating diary from a perfect week in Mykonos‘ by my  trusted friend and true expert, Heather Warburton.  Below is a small representation of the article.   (To view complete article)

There are many reasons to go to Mykonos—the color of the water alone, the music, and the stunning villas—but undoubtedly, the food scene will convince you. If you intend to eat light and vegetarian, you’ll find no better place, and then again, if you’re more into feta cheese and baklava, you’ll be just fine too.

I recently spent five days in Mykonos in early July, and in addition to Katrin- family-run restaurant featured above these are some of my favorites:

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Spilia

Built into a cove of Agia Anna, next to Kalafati beach, Spilia is one of the more elegant restaurants on island. The restaurant is multi-level, giving each seating area an intimacy occasionally lacking in Mykonos, and the soft blue water is truly at your feet (half our table took a dip between courses). Their lobster pasta is one of the signature dishes, and a waiter caught and opened sea urchins in plain site, ensuring total freshness. Can’t miss item? The fudge-like chocolate cake. Trust me, you want it.

Other top restaurants recommended are Interni for dinner; Scorpios for dining and partying; Kiki’s Tavern, the romantic Avra and the Belvedere.  images (1)

 

Click here to read more about the restaurant scene

If the restaurant scene alone has you craving Mykonos, check out the villa listings on Mykonos here or email SGoulart@wimco.com

 

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A summer weekend staple for me and my family,  is an extended gourmet surfside brunch at Bennys on the Beach.  Frankly it’s the only place offering quality dining in a casual environment with a fabulous view, and an actual breeze.   Chef Jeremy Hanlon is continuing adding delectable creations to the menu, so going with a big group is key if you want to do a serious tasting!  In addition to their Signature Pancakes and famous Beach Bread variations, some of the new breakfast favorites include Lake Worth Crab Cake (featured above); Chorizo Breakfast Tacos and Shrimp & Grits.

 

Ultimate Island Toast

Ultimate Island Toast

 

The freshness of the food and the exquisite preparation 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 gourmet experience.

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Bakon Vodka Bloody Mary

 

 

 

 

 

Those of us who associate beach and al fresco with libations truly appreciate their extensive and creative cocktail menu.  I normally opt for their bottle of Rosé de Provence kept in a chilled bucket within reach,  but only after I’ve indulged in one of their formidable Bloody Mary variations– Bloody Maria with tequila was my favorite until I tried the Bakon Vodka Bloody!

Benny’s is open for surfside dining seven days a week  from 7am to 9pm.  To view complete menu or make reservation visit www.bennysonthebeach.com

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August 17th Sun Sentinel Article

Meat Market hosts exclusive wine pairing dinner with Paul Hobbs Winery

Those of you who share the passion for ‘making every bite count‘– like I do,  MUST come to the  PAUL HOBBS wine dinner.  Chef Sean Brasel has created an exquisite menu to complement the carefully selected wines by Paul Hobbs.   Jonathan Negrin, Meat Market’s wine sommelier  will be on hand to personally tend to the guests questions and needs.  Before embarking on a four-course sensual journey, guests will be welcomed with a Pulenta Estate Sauvignon paired with wood-grilled Tuna Tataki, roasted shrimp empanadas and watermelon gazpacho shots. The ‘gastronome‘ experience will include delicacies such as Duck Terrine and Braised Lamb Osso Bucco.  You have to click on the menu to find out what other surprises Chef Sean is cooking up!  I find the dessert particularly intriguing!

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The Steve Jobs of Wine is an apt metaphor to describe the ardent exactitude of winemaker and consultant Paul Hobbs.  He’s a quality fanatic”  —Forbes Magazine.  

 Click here to read complete article

Paul Hobbs is known for its meticulous vineyard management and minimally-invasive wine-making techniques, producing wines which express their vineyard origins with finesse, complexity and authenticity.

“We limit attendance to these special wine tastings as it’s important to ensure every guest has the opportunity to savor each wine with Chef Sean Brasel’s carefully planned accompaniment. It’s all about the experience,” says Andy Dugard, General Manager of Meat Market Palm Beach.

Paul Hobbs Winery selection served will include:

  • PH Pulenta Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2015
  • PH RRV Pinot Noir 2014
  • Bramare Malbec Uco Valley 2013
  • PH Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
  • Ice Wine Riesling from Stratus Vineyard in Canada 2013

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    Space is limited

  • Please call to reserve your spot 561 354 9800 or email jnegrin@meatmarket.net

The 31st annual Central Coast Wine Classic has added  major enhancements to its comprehensive schedule as one of the most educational charity wine auction weeks in America.  “We want to heighten our educational mission by embracing an even greater depth and breadth of edifying wine and cuisine related topics. In the process, the Wine Classic will be presented in an even broader array of special venues, including San Simeon, Paso Robles, Templeton, Santa Margarita, San Luis Obispo including the Edna Valley, Shell Beach, Avila Beach, Arroyo Grande, Santa Maria, Los Olivos, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Santa Barbara and Montecito, a far cry from when the original Wine Classic in 1985 took place over a single day,” says Archie McLaren, Central Coast Wine Classic Founder and Chairman

One of the 4-day highlights will be the the Champagne Louis Roederer & Black River Caviar Symposium, hosted by  Graham Gaspard, Marketing Director of Black River Caviar and Xavier Barlier, Marketing Director of Maisons Marques & Domaines.  The symposium will take place Saturday August 13th from 10 to 11:15 AM.  The cost is $95.

For More Information and to Register Click Here

 

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For those of you who don’t plan to attend the Central Coast Classic, you may want to take advantage of this special offer!

Order now, Save and receive Delivery at your convenience–

Altima subscribers may request 30% off on orders up to 1 kilo;  50% off on orders of 1 -2 kilos; and 60% on 2 kilos or more.   Delivery may be spread out as far out as 12 months, so you can order now, save and enjoy during the Holidays.

Shipping costs not included.

Retail prices WITHOUT  Altima discounts: 

Siberian Pricelist                  Russian Oscietra pricing

For inquiries call Black River Caviar at 970 547 1542 or Mary Mahoney on Worth Avenue at 561 236 2385 or email: email Maribel@altimapalmbeach.com

 

 

 

July Perks

Meat Market Palm Beach shows its appreciation to its Gold Card members by offering special perks during the summer months.  During the month of July, members are entitled to a 20% discount on their entire check (including the purchase of alcoholic beverages). Offer is valid Monday through Thursdays.

Meat Market launched the by-invitation only membership launched in January  to thank repeat customers for their loyalty. The numbered card entitles holders to year-round privileges, including an exclusive dedicated phone line to facilitate reservations during the busy season; invitations to members-only gatherings;  and first dibs on exclusive wine tastings and dinners.

Members will be receiving an invitation to a Champagne Reception on July 28th, where August perks will be announced.

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Photo by Bill Ingram/The Palm Beach Post

In just two years since they opened in Palm Beach, Meat Market has earned the title “Best Restaurant in PB County” by the Palm Beach Post  and ‘Best Steakhouse in South Floridaby SouthFlorida.com

 

191 Bradley Place
Palm Beach, Fl 33480
For reservations call 561 354 9800

www.meatmarketpalmbeach.com

Back by popular demand, June 5, 2016 will signal the return of Meat Market’s wildly popular Signature Steak Sunday. Every Sunday this summer, you  can enjoy a selection of Signature Steaks at half price. Options include 16 ounce Chicago Prime New York (full or half); 12 ounce filet mignon (full or half); 16 ounce Prime Ribeye; the Meat Market steak – 16 ounce Prime Picanha with Habanero Chimichurri (full or half); or the Creative Steak of the Day.

My favorite is the prime rib-eye topped with either seared foie-gras or roasted prime bone marrow….. but of course you can choose from other succulent additions such as a 6 ounce lobster tail; Oscar-style with blue crab and béarnaise; and black truffle butter. Signature Steak Sunday will be offered to guests in the dining room, as well as those sitting at the bar and lounge.  Not to be combined with any other offers and not available for to-go orders.

Meat Market, located at 191 Bradley Place in Palm Beach, serves dinner nightly. For reservations, please call (561) 354-9800. For more information, visit www.meatmarket.net.

 

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In just two years since opening in Palm Beach, Meat Market has earned the title “Best Restaurant in PB County” by the Palm Beach Post and ‘Best Steakhouse in South Florida” by SouthFlorida.com.

Whether it’s to meet a friend during Happy Hour, grab a bite at the bar or treat out of town guests to an always exceptional experience in the dining room, it is always a pleasure to see the familiar faces of repeat customers!  Andy Dugard, Manager of Meat Market Palm Beach, makes it his job to greet and chat with his patrons.  Together with his team, they have clearly cultivated a year round loyal following among discerning diners demanding only the finest in food, service and setting. The bustling bar scene has also become a favorite among those preferring to dine within a more vibrant atmosphere.

And now, there is a NEW WAY for Insiders to enjoy Meat Market at Lunch.  Meat Market has long fielded requests for private events, including corporate power lunches, celebrity speaker lunches and private celebrations.  As a result, Meat Market will now be offering prix-fixe lunch menus for private groups of 50 or more.  Insiders recognize that Meat Market is the perfect spot for hosting ‘private’ fashion luncheons as well as charitable day time events.

Andy will personally ensure private lunch events are flawless from tailoring the menu, to assisting with table decor.

To find out more, you can either email me or  email Andy or call Andy at  407 340 5136