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Caymus Wine-Pairing Dinner at
Meat Market Palm Beach

Foodies and wine lovers are preparing for yet another exceptional gastronome experience at Meat Market Palm Beach on August 15th with select wines from Caymus Winery.  Priced at $150 (excluding tax and gratuity), this four-course dinner will begin with a reception at 7PM followed by a sit down dinner at 7:30PM.

Take a look at the mouth-watering menu prepared by Executive Chef/Co-Owner Sean Brasel. Each course will be paired with the perfect complementing Caymus wine. We strongly suggest reserving sooner than later as space is limited!

 

Wednesday August 15th 2018
Caymus Wine Dinner
Reception
Mini Beef Empanadas with queso Blanco habanero aioli
Seared BBQ Tuna skewers with hoisin and sesame
Open face Brie grilled cheese with apple marmalade
Roasted Cremini Mushrooms stuffed with Goat cheese
2016 Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

First Course
Roasted Clams Oreganata with Chorizo
2016 Mer Soleil Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands Reserve

Second Course
Seared Duck breast with Rhubarb cherry chutney and foie grass bread pudding
2016 Caymus-Suisun Durif Petite Sirah, Suisin Valley

Third Course
Wagyu Shoulder Tender Sous Vide with Black Truffle Butter
Creamed Spinach Puree, “Truffle Puff Pastry Pot Pie”
2016 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Dessert Course
Fireman’s Derek’s Warm Strawberry Basil Pie with Vanilla Egg Yolk Ice cream
Ramos Pinto, Porto Ruby, Douro Valley

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“Her Hippo” Project
By Carolina Wickenburg, Sculptor

Carolina Wickenburg is a New York–based sculptor whose work ranges from life–size public statues to portraits of her impressive clientele of European royals and distinguished art patrons. Her sculptures are striking, emotive and figurative pieces cast in bronze.

“Her Hippos” are born

Carolina’s foray into wearable sculpture was prompted by her love of jewelry and matured into a fundraising project for breast cancer research. Her hand–sculpted hippos are cast in gold, silver or brass, and inlaid with emerald eyes. Baby Hippos have recently been added to the family! Adopt a baby hippo and support Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

 Why was the hippo your inspiration for this project?

“Sculpting is an ancient, yet timeless, art form. The hippo is an ancient Egyptian mythological figure; a protector of women. The hippopotamus seemed the perfect subject for its reassuring, strong yet sensuous form, as well as its mythology. They came together for me. They made sense.”

 

How did you come into sculpting in particular?

“With a major in Psychology and a minor in Art, I began my career as a social worker focusing on the assimilation of immigrants into their local communities. During that period, we opened a community arts center. My early work there brought sculpture to my attention and that’s when I began to dabble. I quickly realized how much I enjoyed this hands-on approach to art.”

 

Do you prefer to sculpt in stone or clay?

“While I enjoy transforming stone into “flesh”, stone remains rigid and structured. The malleability of clay, however, allows for spontaneity and the freedom to let the piece evolve naturally, and as needed. The tactile feel and flexibility of the clay. The three-dimensionality of it. It’s magical.”

Tell me about your creative process?

 “Hah! I do enjoy the process, but the creative part of sculpting is highly intense, intricate and introspective. You are very much in the moment.” With an eye for detail, Carolina follows a strict approach to capture her subjects using photographs and live sittings. After completing her piece in clay (which can take up to 6 months or more depending on the size), a rubber mold is made and eventually a Bronze piece. Her goal is to capture the essence of her subjects. In her full-bodied pieces, she uses the body’s anatomy, its muscles and facial features to evoke an emotion or capture a feeling. For her portraits, her goal is not only to resemble her subjects and convey their essence, but to make each portrait a piece that stands on its own.  After every portrait is complete, Carolina prides herself in asking “would I like to have this sculpture in my house?” Her answer has to be “yes”. She finds portraits the most difficult of her works.

Carolina

 I have heard that you were born to be an artist. Tell me about that.

“I am surrounded by artists!”, she laughs. “My father was very creative. He was an avid painter and my brother is highly artistic.  And as you might expect, I married into an “artsy” family as well.”

About Carolina Wickenburg

 Born in Havana, Cuba, Carolina immigrated to the US at an early age. She and her Austrian husband, reside in New York (when not traveling to the family hotel, Casa Mia, in Austria). They have two sons. As a successful NYC based architect hailing from a long line of artists (including world-renowned Alfred Wickenburg), and with a creative eye himself, her husband recognized Carolina’s talent and encouraged her to pursue art shortly after their marriage.

Please visit Carolina Wickenburg Sculpting to see her works.

 

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Milou Palm Beach
Fashion Happy Hour at
Meat Market

The brainchild of Lourdes de Guardiola, Milou’s curated collection is often described as chic, timeless, with an equestrian twist. Daughter of one of Wellington’s pioneer developers, horses became Lourdes’s life at the age of six, ultimately giving way to a successful 15 year career in the show jumping business.

“My husband Michael Morrissey and I have travelled the globe winning championships in the hunters, jumpers and equitation. Michael is a proven international show jumper, having represented team USA on multiple occasions overseas in Europe.  I turned to coaching some of the best junior riders at some of the most elite shows around the world.  A year ago I decided to venture into another passion of mine, fashion.  So I launched MilouPalmBeach.com,  an on-line clothing boutique,” says de Guardiola. The equestrian influence is apparent in the cool, effortless, hip but chic Milou collection.

Lourdes’s success and loyal following prompted her to launch a pop-up this past season at Palm Beach’s International Polo club. “I only see great things for this business, with local and international stores on the horizon.”

Private trunk shows continue during the summer with the next one scheduled during a special Happy Hour co-hosted by Ryan Beckett on June 27th at Meat Market Palm Beach!

Meat Market  will be offering complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Guests are encouraged to stay for dinner as 10% of proceeds will go towards Danny and Ron’s Rescue in Wellington.

 

 

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Worth Ave’s Sandro and Maje
Extraordinary Sale &
Sip and Shop Invitation

Eighty percent of Spring Collection up to 50% off at Sandro and Maje on Worth Avenue

Local fashionistas will be delighted to learn Worth Avenue’s Sandro and Maje announced they will continue to slash prices on their stylish Spring collections beginning June 13th.   Eighty percent of their inventory will be on sale.   From minimalist looks  to ruffles and lace, these two French fashion-forward sister boutiques offer a beautiful selection for both the edgy and the classic dresser.  The varied collection includes flirty summer Maxis, romantic evening dresses, trendy culottes and classic palazzos.

 DRESS EVENT Sip and Shop June 15th from 12-6 PM

On Friday, gather your friends and kick-off your weekend at Sandro and Maje.  Both stores will be offering champagne and sweets during a sip and shop from 12-6 pm

About Sandro and Maje

Sandro and Maje are the brainchild of two creative sisters, Evelyn and Judith.  Sandro features a more classical, timeless line Sandro of clothing and Maje features more flirty and edgy designs.  Both lines range from daywear to evening, crafted with an eye for detail and the finest fabrics such as silk and French lace. The two brands are well-known for silhouettes with a formal feminine but oh so Parisian casual edge!  Local loyals count on Marcella Teper and Demetrius Mickens to keep them up to speed on new arrivals and timely sales.

Framing the entrance to Worth Avenue’s charming Via Encantada, the two boutiques are located at 247 and 249 Worth Avenue respectively.  For more information, contact Marcella Teper or Demetrius Mickens at 561 650 0371

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Far Niente Wine Pairing Dinner
at Meat Market Palm Beach

An Exceptional Experience for the Gastronome

On Wednesday June 20th, Meat Market Palm Beach will be hosting a Far Niente Wine Dinner. Priced at $150 (excluding tax and gratuity), this four-course dinner will begin with a reception at 7PM followed by a sit down dinner at 7:30PM. Diners can indulge in delicious culinary delights crafted by Executive Chef/Co-Owner Sean Brasel. Each course will be paired with a Far Niente wine that complements the cuisine. Full menu as follows:

 

Reception

Tempura Fried Cauliflower with Romesco

Wood Grilled Churrasco on Crispy Taro with Salsa Verde Cream Cheese

Shrimp Ceviche Spoons Preserved Mango and Aji

2016 Far Niente Chardonnay, Napa Valley

 

First Course

Foie Gras Torchon & Tuna Tartar with Mango White Soy Dressing

Citrus Dusted Blue Corn Chips

2015 EnRoute Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

Second Course

Wood Grilled Lamb Tenderloin, Spring Pea Pudding, Truffle Relish and Pea Chips

2015 Bella Union Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Third Course

30 Days Dry Aged Prime Niman Ranch Top Sirloin, Garlic Boursin Celeriac Puree, Crispy Maitake Mushrooms, Confit Celery Root and Mushroom Soy Drizzle

2015 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley

Dessert Course

Pineapple Polenta Upside Down Cake with Vanilla Mango Ice Cream

2012 Dolce “Liquid Gold”, Napa Valley

 

Reservations for the Far Niente dinner are limited and can be made by calling (561) 900-6001; or email mherndon@meatmarket.net

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Black River Caviar
Memorial Day Special only at
Mary Mahoney, Worth Avenue

Black River Caviar ‘Royale’ special offer exclusive to Mary Mahoney

Black River Caviar ‘Royale’, will be offered as a special promotion through Memorial Weekend at Mary Mahoney, 336 Worth Avenue.  This Palm Beach institution known for its linens, porcelaines and highly curated assortment of the worlds’ finest brands has been the exclusive purveyor for Black River Caviar for over 6 years.  With  slightly larger and lighter eggs than the Tradition  Oscietra grade, the Royale’s rich nutty is perfect directly off a mother of pearl spoon!  No black river caviartoasts necessary!  My favorite way to enjoy it in the summer is on cucumber rounds or avocado slices!

Memorial Weekend Offer

Now through May 28th, the Royale is being offered at 20% less.  So instead of paying $460 for 100 grams (3.5 ounces), it is available at $360 for a savings of $100.

Smaller and larger sizes are available starting at $72 vs $92 for 20 grams or $3600 for akilo versus $4600 for a savings of $1000!

To place an order call Mary Mahoney 561 655 8288

www.marymahoney.com

 

 

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Autumn in Venice:
Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse

Unpublished letters reveal an unknown love story, the torment of Hemingway’s young muse and the resuscitation of the aging writer’s career.

Andrea di Robilant, acclaimed author of A Venetian Affair, now gives us the remarkable story of Ernest Hemingway’s love affair with both the city of Venice and the muse he found there—a vivacious eighteen-year-old who inspired the man thirty years her senior to complete his great final work.  The author attributes his research experience as a journalist to his use of letters in his writings.  “You know them closely, you understand what they know. Perhaps, more importantly”, he continues, “You accept them. You don’t judge them as immoral or obnoxious.”  The author Di Robilant will preside at the unveiling of the book on June 6th at Rizzoli, 1133 Broadway, New York Andrea will also be discussing his book in Washington DC at a private venue on June 5th. (Please email me to request an invitation to the exclusive book-signing and conversation with Andrea di Robilant)

Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse

In the fall of 1948 Hemingway and his fourth wife traveled for the first time to Venice, which Hemingway called “a goddam wonderful city.” He was a year shy of his fiftieth birthday and hadn’t published a novel in nearly a decade. At a duck shoot in the lagoon he met and fell in love with Adriana Ivancich, a striking Venetian girl just out of finishing school. Di Robilant—whose great-uncle moved in Hemingway’s revolving circle of bon vivants, aristocrats, and artists—re-creates with sparkling clarity this surprising, years-long relationship. Hemingway used Adriana as the model for Renata in Across the River and into the Trees, and continued to visit Venice to see her; when the Ivanciches traveled to Cuba, Adriana was there as he wrote The Old Man and the Sea. This illuminating story of writer and muse—which also examines the cost to a young woman of her association with a larger-than-life literary celebrity—is an intimate look at the fractured heart and changing art of Hemingway in his fifties.

The hardcover will be released and available for purchase June 5.  List price $26.95  Pre-order now at $12.99 on Amazon

About the Author

Andrea di RobilantANDREA DI ROBILANT was born in Italy and educated at Columbia University, where he specialized in international affairs. He worked for decades as a journalist for Italian newspapers in America, including a stint as bureau chief of La Stampa in Washington, D.C. Though he has homes in Venice and Rome, he spends most of his time in the latter, in an apartment he shares with his wife near the MAXXI museum. He teaches four classes a week at two American universities in Rome and reserves two days for researching and writing his books.

He is the author of A Venetian Affair, Lucia: A Venetian Life in the Age of Napoleon, Irresistible North: From Venice To Greenland on the Trail of the Zen Brothers, and Chasing the Rose.

 

Some early reviews

“Rich with new material, some based on Italian sources, di Robilant’s lively and affecting double portrait brings a fresh perspective to the much-examined life of an all-too-human writer.” —Steve Paul, Booklist (starred review)

“A sensitive recounting of a writer’s doomed fantasy.” Kirkus Reviews

“One of the most wrenching and scandalous love stories in all of literary biography . . . di Robilant reconstructs their tale with remarkable precision and a wealth of unpublished materials . . . what emerges is an ample, finely detailed fresco of the last stage of Hemingway’s life, a kaleidoscopic succession of relationships, passions, trips, editorial disputes, drinking binges, set against the backdrop of northeast Italy . . . [Autumn in Venice] has all the intrigue and emotion of a novel.” —Pietro Spirito. Il Piccolo (Italy)

“An evocative and alluring tale of love and death . . . In his effusive letters to Adriana, Hemingway laid bare his extremely passionate, generous, and contradictory nature.” Mirella Serri, La Stampa (Italy)

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Sandro & Maje, Worth Avenue
Memorial Weekend Sale
May 23-28

Memorial Weekend extraordinary savings on Sandro and Maje’s Spring Collections

Snowbirds take flight just in time to clear the way for Island fashionistas to flock to Worth Avenue and shop their favorite designers at a fraction of the cost.  A favorite among the best-dressed locals are French fashion-forward boutiques Sandro and Maje, both of which recently marked down 60% of their inventory by 20-30%, and have just announced an additional 20% beginning Wednesday, May 23rd through May 28th. 

Sandro and Maje are the brainchild of two creative sisters, Evelyn and Judith.  Sandro features a more classical, timeless line of Sandroclothing and Maje features more flirty and edgy designs.  Both lines range from daywear to evening, crafted with an eye for detail and the finest fabrics such as silk and French lace. The two brands are well-known for silhouettes with a formal feminine but oh so Parisian casual edge!  Local loyals count on Marcella Teper and Demetrius Mickens to keep them up to speed on new arrivals and timely sales.

Framing the entrance to Worth Avenue’s charming Via Encantada, the two boutiques are located at 247 and 249 Worth Avenue respectively.  For more information, contact Marcella Teper or Demetrius Mickens at 561 650 0371 

 

 

 

 

 

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Red Sneakers for Oakley launched
INTERNATIONAL RED SNEAKERS DAY
at Meat Market Palm Beach

FIRST ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL RED SNEAKERS DAY CELEBRATED AROUND THE WORLD

Sunday, May 20th, 2018, marked the first annual International Red Sneakers Day, with people donning red sneakers and raising awareness about food allergies all over the world. Capitalizing on Food Allergy Awareness Month celebrated during the month of May, Red Sneakers for Oakley succeeded in accelerating the growth of their movement and strengthening their message about the dangers of food allergies by declaring an international day: One day when the simple, yet vivid, symbol of red sneakers is leveraged to underscore the magnitude of the problems facing people with food allergies all over the world.

Supporters across multiple continents participated in the day by wearing their red sneakers, sending messages of support, and posting photos on the Internet. Messages were received from as far away as Russia, Japan, South Africa, and Guam, and photos were posted on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #internationalredsneakersday. The hashtag trended widely on May 20th, with unique posts, reposts and shares achieving an astounding reach of more than 2.5 million people.

Red Sneakers for Oakley celebrated the conclusion of the inaugural International Red Sneakers Day at Meat Market Palm Beach. More than 100 supporters from Palm Beach attended the event wearing red sneakers. Host Merrill Debbs spoke of the organization’s efforts to expand their reach even further through alliances with other prominent food allergy organizations such as Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT), End Allergies Together (EAT), and more. “Our goal is to work together,leveraging our different networks and unique constituencies to build a stronger front to keep people safe from fatal food allergy reactions known as anaphylaxis,” said Debbs.

Donors included Emilio Pucci, Roberta Roller Rabbit, Aristokids, Lori Jayne Monogramming, Starbucks, Private Cask Imports/Sophia and Manny Burnichon, among others. Meat Market graciously hosted the event, and donated 10% of dining proceeds from attendees who stayed for dinner after the event. The video above was courtesy of Alberto Alvarez.  Photos courtesy of Nick Mele

For more information, please visit redsneakers.org or email redsneakersforoakley@gmail.com.

Click here to view photos by Nick Mele 

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STEAK SUNDAYS at MEAT MARKET are back!!

Back by popular demand, this coming Sunday, May 20th  will signal the return of Meat Market’s wildly popular Signature Steak Sunday. Every Sunday this summer, you can enjoy a selection of Executive Chef/Co-Owner Sean Brasel’s 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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