Meat Market Palm Bach continues to keep dining exciting with yet another out of the box experience. On August 30th, for one night only, guests will have the opportunity to experience the refined flavors of Japan with a four-courseJapanese Whiskey Dinner. Each course, prepared by Chef/Co-owner Sean Brasel will be paired with a unique Japanese whiskey. The dinner – priced at $200 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) – will start with a reception at 7PM, followed by dinner at 7:30PM. Meat Market Gold Card Holders entitled to 20% off. Limited seating available; complete menu follows:
Hors d ’Oeuvres
Seared Short Rib with Mizuna and Uni
Crab Fried Rice Spoons
Togarashi Seared Tuna with Garlic Sauce on Lotus Chip
Steamed BBQ Mushroom Buns
Fresh Sencha Tea, Campari, Pressed Green Apple Juice, Lemon & Ginger
Deep Fried Shrimp,
Shiso, Quail Egg with Lychee Ponzu Sauce
Lychee, Apricot, Almond, Lemon
Tsukiji Market Style Ramen
Hard Boiled Egg, Golden Noodles, Roasted Pork, Pickled Cucumber,
Napa Cabbage and Chicken Wontons
Neat with A Cold Serve of Genmaicha Tea
Garlic Glaze Japanese A4
Crispy Bok Choy, Bunashimeji Mushrooms & Mushroom Soy
Sphere Rock with Crispy Mushroom Chip
Crispy Filo Layered
Vanilla Sake Mousse, Green Tea Ice Cream & Cinnamon Crumble
Chamomile Yuzu Cordial, Spanish Bitters
Meat MarketPalm Beach is located at 191 Bradley Place in Palm Beach. Reservations for the whiskey dinner are limited and can be made by calling (561) 900-6001 or email email@example.com
A private wine-pairing dinner limited to 30 guests, Wednesday July 26th
Meat Market Palm Beach’s Summer Wine Dinner series has been an ongoing highlight for food and wine aficionados. I was lucky to have enjoyed the most recent ones, both of which were sold out. Chef Sean Brasel has prepared a special menu to compliment the extraordinary wines to be poured during the Hundred Acre Winery experience. Gold Card members enjoy their 20% perk… As of July 8th, only 18 seats were available, so reserve ASAP! Call 561 354 9800 to reserve.
(Reception 7:00 pm Dinner 7:30 )
Passed Hors d’Oeuvres:
Classic Steak Tartare Canapés
Light Lobster “Ceviche” Spoon, Rose Water & Fresh Orange
Roasted Red Pepper & Corn fritters
Cucumber Babaganoush with Confit Baby Tomato
2016 Layer Cake Rosé of Pinot Noir & 2015 Cherry Pie Pinot Noir Three Vineyards
Pressed Duck Confit Roulade
Fermented Strawberry Jam, Shaved Foie Gras,
Bittersweet Chocolate, Tart Strawberry Gel, Pistachio Crisp
2013 Cherry Pie Huckleberry Snodgrass Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Charcoal Roasted Veal Loin
Roasted Sunchoke Pudding, Red Wine Blue Berry Demi,
Roasted Sunchokes, Fresh Borage
2013 Cherry Pie Rodgers Creek Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
The Silver Fund celebrates its 6th year at Masterpiece London, June 29-July 5
Masterpiece London launched in 2010 with a unique focus on cross-collecting. Over the past seven years it has established itself as the leading international event for viewing and buying the finest works of art, from antiquity to the present day. This fusion of heritage and style, tradition and the contemporary draws close to 40,000 visitors each year for an exceptional week of cultural, culinary and social experiences in the heart of London.
Located on the South Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, Masterpiece is an unmissable event at the height of the capital’s summer arts season.
Masterpiece offers a diverse range of exhibitors and their treasures, as well as dining at some of London’s finest establishments within the fair including Le Caprice, The Ivy, and Scott’s... all against the backdrop of Christopher Wren’s Royal Hospital Chelsea. And all of this is walking distance from the heart of London.
The Silver Fund is exhibiting their exceptional collection of 20th-century silver from master silversmiths including Georg Jensen, Jean E. Puiforcat, and Jean Despres, as well as a curated selection of 20th-century furniture with a focus on American pieces from the 1960s and 1970s.
“Masterpiece’s star is rising. The event is fast becoming the most imaginative and glamorous art and antiques fair in the world.”– Susan Moore, The Financial Times
Michael James and Jason Laskey, Principals of the Silver Fund, offered Altima a limited number of tickets for its subscribers. If you would like to receive complimentary tickets, please email us at Maribel@AltimaPalmBeach.com
Having recently experienced Meat Market’s Indian Culinary adventure, I reserved a table of twelve for my friends in anticipation of Meat Market’s upcoming Iconic Bordeaux wine pairing dinner. I wasn’t taking any chances, as the recent Indian cuisine and wine pairing dinner master minded by Meat Market Chef Pushkar Marathe was sold out a week before the event.
So on Wednesday June 28th, Chef Sean Brasel will be creating 4 exquisite dishes to be complemented by iconic Bordeaux wines, from the Château Lafite portfolio. This event has NOT been shared yet, as I asked them to please give me a chance to share with my friends and Meat Market Gold card holders. Here is a peek:
Passed Hors D’Oeuvres
Lobster Rangoons, Wood grilled Churrasco, Shrimp Ceviche, House Cured Salmon with Boursin Cheese
NV Champagne Barons De Rothschild, France
Duck Fat Seared Scallops
Creamed Pea Tendril, Couscous Summer Salad
2015 Légende Bordeaux Blanc by Domaine Barons De Rothschild, France
Baby Quail Lollipop and Lamb Lolli-Chop
Compressed Melon Carpaccio, Mint Ginger Marmalade,
Apple Brown Butter Sage Baby Potatoes
Side by Side Icon of the Andes: Caro 2013, Argentina / Le Dix 2012, Chile
Petite New York and Petite Filet
Red Wine Foie Gras Butter, Red Wine Truffle Réduction,
Wild Mushroom Tartelette
Side by Side Left Bank vs. Right Bank:
2014 Château Moulin de Duhart, Pauillac / 2011 Château La Grave, Pomerol
Fireman Derek’s Warm Summer Black Pepper and Cherry Pie
Piper’s Angels hand engraved charm and customized bracelet unveiled at Crossing for a Cure Launch Party
Hamilton Jewelers’ commitment to philanthropic efforts in Palm Beach County resulted in the creation of a Piper’s Angels Collection to support the local Cystic Fibrosis organization–Piper’s Angels Foundation. Sterling silver and gold versions of the custom designed bracelet and hand engraved charms were unveiled during the Palm Beach Launch Party for Crossing for a Cure.
The highlight of the evening was when Sarah Mlostek, manager of Hamilton Jewelers Worth Avenue, presented Piper with her very own 14kt gold bracelet and charm, with the logo’s recognizable wings and halo.
“The energy in the room was electric, and to have such as special a moment with Piper, to bring her front and center to recognize her for the strength and courage she has, was a memory we will always cherish. A huge thank you to Hamilton Jewelers for making it happen,” said Travis Suit.
Twenty percent of all proceeds are donated to Piper’s Angels Foundation. Piper’s Angels Foundation bracelets can be purchased online at www.hamiltonjewelers.com/piper or stop by Hamilton Jewelers located at 215 Worth Avenue or at The Gardens Mall to see samples of bracelets and charms and place your order for one of these custom pieces while supporting a very worthwhile cause. Shipping is complimentary.
Isabel Saad’s Photographic Palm Beach Début Exhibit Sells out
Those of us who attended the recent photographic exhibit at The Center for Creative Education met the talented Isabel Saad and witnessed first hand the young lady’s impressive collection, which sold out opening night! Isabel Saad’s recent show of her engaging new photographs, curated by Bruce Helander for The Gallery at Center for Creative Education located in historic Northwood, West Palm Beach, opened on May 6th.
The exhibition was completely sold out by the end of her well-attended opening reception, as every one of the photographic
Norka Aron, Isabel Saad, David Aronberg
works from Ms. Saad’s first solo show were snapped up, with a percentage of sales proceeds going directly to the CCE for educational programs. Collectors include Lori Stoll, State Attorney Dave Aronberg, Charles Bianco, Aron Family Collection, William Louis-Dreyfus, and artists Bruce Helander and Alex Guofeng Cao. Adjacent to the recently completed Conrad N. Hilton Theater, The Gallery opened in 2013 and is a spacious 1,500 square foot area that presents a spacious and bright platform for ongoing exhibitions that focus on student artworks in addition to established artists with local and national standing.
“Isabel Saad’s photography was a standout amidst the works of many student pieces being exhibited in what has been the most robust collection of student works The Gallery at Center for Creative Education has exhibited to-date. With varying levels of artistic merit, the artworks and opening reception were well received by art aficionados and casual collectors alike with the stamp of approval being the sold out works by Isabel Saad,” said Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery Manager.
Isabel Saad, who currently is a photography and English literature major at the prestigious New School Parsons School of Design in New York City, has had a strong interest in photography for a number of years. This interest developed into a recognized style, quite often influenced by her discoveries and documentation of urban street activities, from department store windows to pedestrians passing provocative billboards and advertisements. Some of her works concentrate on self-portraiture and other figurative representations, which can elicit a mysterious and pensive depiction. In some examples, Ms. Saad can appropriate an historical or theatrical connection, such as her Red Shoes composition that seems to connect with Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. In others, the photographer examines the unusual aesthetics of emptiness, such as an empty classroom where vacant tables and chairs take advantage of shadows and natural light, set up an unexpected minimal composition that is surprising and memorable.
Isabel Saad, who at a young age has lived in and traveled across two continents, has developed an interest not only in photography but in film making, drawing and design, creative writing and acting. She has attended Phillips Academy Andover, Cambridge University, the New York Film Academy, the nation’s only early college Bard College at Simon’s Rock and the Boca Raton Museum of Art School, among others.
In addition to her exhibit, The Gallery at CCE is showing photographs of Dreyfoos School students who major in photography and the work of Lot23 students. The exhibition is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00am – 5:00pm and continues through May 27th. The Center for Creative Education is located at 425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, Fl 33401.
For additional information please contact, Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery Manager, The Gallery at Center for Creative Education at (561) 805-9927 or firstname.lastname@example.org
An experience our Food and Wine connoisseurs won’t want to miss out on!
Meat Market, Palm Beach’s sizzling steakhouse, is kicking off the summer season with its popular SummerWine Dinner Series. A must-attend dining experience for foodies and drink connoisseurs, the four-course Joseph PhelpsWine Dinner will be taking place on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Crafted by Chef/Co-Owner Sean Brasel, the menu will feature bold and savory dishes that pair perfectly with world-class wine from Joseph Phelps Vineyards in Napa Valley. 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.
Limited seating available! Here is a sneak peek at the menu:
White Truffle Kobe Tartare Canapes
Wild Mushroom Eggplant Belgian Endive Cups
2014 Joseph Phelps Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
Hamachi Tartare with Soy Ponzu Infusion, Truffle Avocado Mousse
Following a successful career on Wall Street as an investment advisor and Vice-President of UBS / PaineWebber, Steven Hartman took the bold step of founding Contessa Gallery to fulfill his passion of becoming a fine art dealer. He comes to the Art World with a passion for both Right Brain and Left Brain thinking.
“I’ve always been a believer in the mantra that if you follow your passion, you will be successful in life. I am blessed that my avocation became my vocation.” remarks Steve.
A collector from the early age of nineteen, “I collected everything at the start,” explains Steve, “coins, baseball cards, wine and art, but it wasn’t’ until I began purchasing art that everything fell into place for me. Since that time, purchasing art at has always been at the top of my To Do List and brought me the most pleasure.”
Founded in 1999, Contessa Gallery is a Fine Art Dealers Association Member (FADA) offering artworks of exceedingly high quality as well as art acquisition counsel to collectors, museums and institutions. Coupled with a strong commitment to service and connoisseurship, Contessa Gallery has developed a notable local, national, and international following and a reputation for integrity and excellence. Contessa Gallery has continued to build its highly-respected profile through curating important exhibitions and participating in prestigious art fairs.
At first meeting with Steve, it’s easy to see what has made Contessa Gallery such a powerhouse in the art industry. Contessa Gallery is driven by Steve’s three main principles: passion, integrity and education.
“I think the location of our home office in Cleveland, Ohio has provided us with a unique opportunity to plug a Midwestern work ethic and values into the prestigious hip world of curating fine art collections. We work with exclusive, high-profile clients including many Forbes 400 members, athletes, celebrities and corporate business leaders while maintaining a high-degree of privacy and discretion.” explains Steve.
“Many gallery owners are artsy but they lack business savvy, or they are business savvy without being passionate and knowledgeable about art. Before entering the art world, I worked on Wall Street in one of the most private and regulated industries in the world. I have brought those skill sets and knowledge to evaluate what is under, fairly, and over-valued to the art world. At Contessa, we approach building a legacy collection that will stand the test of time for multiple generations.” explains Hartman.
Contessa Gallery I 539 Clematis Street I West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Open Monday -Saturday 11-5 PM and by Appointment (216) 956 2825
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Have you noticed more people walking around wearing red sneakers? It may be because of a young boy named Oakley Debbs.
If you ever met Oakley Debbs, you would have thought what a great kid he was. 11 years old, he attended Rosarian Academy in West Palm Beach. He was a straight-A student, and a loving son and brother to his twin sister Olivia. He had an infectious smile, and he loved playing soccer and football
Late last year, while on vacation with his family, Oakley accidentally ate a piece of cake containing nut resin. Oakley’s parents knew he had a nut allergy, and had always been vigilant about his health, his allergy, and the asthma they managed. Oakley had developed blisters on his lips, so they gave him Benadryl. He seemed fine. In the hours after, though, his body went into anaphylactic shock, and he never recovered. The tragedy of Oakley’s death is unfathomable. Not least because it could have been prevented had the family known how to recognize the signs of a severe food allergy reaction and given him his epi-pen immediately.
Shortly after his passing, his family started Red Sneakers for Oakley, named after his favorite shoes. They knew right away they had to get the word out and spread awareness about food allergies so that no other parent or community need suffer a similar loss.
Their first awareness event was a community soccer game at the Palm Beach Recreation Center where hundreds of children came out to honor Oakley in a soccer jamboree wearing red sneakers. What was truly amazing about the turnout was that even families who don’t have food allergies showed up to express their support of the need for better education of the real dangers of food allergies.
At another recent event, just last month, families of Rosarian Academy participated in an Awareness Day with informational booths as well as carnival games and rides for the children. Over 400 people attended.
The Mission of Red Sneakers for Oakley
The mission of Red Sneakers for Oakley is to empower families and communities with the tools and information to better protect their children. In just 8 weeks, Red Sneakers for Oakley gained 7,500 followers on Facebook, with an average weekly reach of 40,000, and a growing audience of a combined 100,000+ across all their social media accounts.
One of their Calls to Action is to ask people to wear red sneakers to promote the movement and food allergy awareness, to take photos and to post on social media platforms. And it’s working. Red Sneakers for Oakley has truly galvanized an online movement that did not exist before.
The Red Sneaker symbol is a simple one, but it is resonating with millennials and Gen X’ers alike. Red Sneakers for Oakley has received thousands of messages and posts from people all over the world. They are also receiving testimonials from parents who might otherwise have suffered a tragic incident with their own child had they not heard Oakley’s story.
The dangers of food allergies may be known to parents of children who have them, but many people overlook the severity of them. Have you ever witnessed people questioning whether an “allergy mom” is being overly cautious at a play date? It happens all the time. Red Sneakers for Oakley hopes to change that attitude. It only takes one bite for a child with allergies to potentially have a life-threatening, fatal reaction.
That is the heart and soul of Red Sneakers for Oakley: Children and their communities rallying to make sure everyone understands the true severity of what some people call the allergy epidemic in America.
More than 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. Yet there is a widespread lack of awareness and confusion surrounding how to respond properly to anaphylactic reactions.
The road ahead is still daunting as Red Sneakers for Oakley hopes to grow its reach into the millions and raise much-needed funds for awareness programs. Somehow, somewhere, the Debbs family finds the strength and courage to keep promoting their cause, but they can’t do it without you.
This is how YOU can help
Wear Red Sneakers
What: Any red sneaker will do, take a photo and post on social media
How: Use the hashtags #redsneakersforoakley #livlikeoaks #foodallergyawareness
Hamilton Jewelers hosted a private luncheon in honor of Massimo Zerbini, President of Chantecler who flew in from Capri for a private viewing at Café Boulud on Friday, February 24th.
Kristina Olsen, Shawn Thompson
Appropriately coined ‘A Taste of Capri’, the by-invitation luncheon transported 30 special guests to Capri via the red Vespa displayed in the conservatory. The custom ordered Maiolica ceramics direct from Capri and one of Chantecler’s signature inspirations were used as table centers.
Iconic Chantelcer pieces representative of ‘la dolce Vita’ and revered by classics including Jackie Onassis, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman, Greta Garbo and Rita Hayworth were displayed throughout the luncheon.
“While we are not widely distributed in the U.S., you don’t have to travel to Capri to experience Chantecler. Hamilton Jewelers, our exclusive Florida representative, has an extensive collection on-site and access to our limited collections. Plus, the prices available to be offered by Hamilton are extremely advantageous,” says Massimo Zerbini.