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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Famous for its winter season, Gstaad has been a destination for the who’s who– celebrities, Royals and jet-setters from across the globe since the early 1900’s — some who enjoy the skiing and but most who relish the après-ski scene-   So its only natural that Gstaad would host the Hublot Polo Cup Gstaad, as it is the ‘Sport of Kings’.

The Gstaad Polo Club is celebrating it’s 20th Anniversary, from August 13th to August 16th. In addition to Hublot, sponsors include Banque Baring Brothers Sturdza, E. I. Sturdza Investment Funds, McLaren Geneva, Gstaad Palace, Vicomte A., Perrier Jouët champagne and Dunhill to name but a few.

Polo aficionados who appreciate the finest music has to offer, will have the opportunity to enjoy the Menuhin Festival which began July 16th and continues through September 5th.  Even on top of the summits of our mountains, you can hear the gentle sound of the music…

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If you’re planning a trip to Italy, a stop in Florence, if only to witness the restoration of the Baptistery, is a must.  The Pucci couture sheath, wrapped by the venerable House of Pucci a year ago,  remains a delight for tourists and Florentines alike.

The Pucci family is one of the city’s founding families and its Renaissance-era Palazzo is around the corner from the Baptistery.  Laudomia Pucci has kept her father’s passion alive, spearheading efforts to mark the 60th anniversary of Florence’s Center for Italian Fashion with her father’s original 1957 designs. Pucci used over 20,000 scarves to drape the iconic Baptistery of San Giovanni in Florence during its restoration. “Quite amazing to think the foulard Emilio designed in 1957 would be draping the Baptistery over 50 years later!.” A limited edition of the ‘Battistero’ scarf is available at Emilio Pucci’s stores in Florence, Rome and Milan as well as on emiliopucci.com, with proceeds benefiting this iconic monument’s continued refurbishment, scheduled to be completed September 2015.

Emilio Pucci not only dressed The Baptistery in Florence Italy, and designed the limited edition scarf, but then went to the next level– Presenting scarves of the world.. What’s next?

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Click here to read more and to view the Battistero scarf in full splendor

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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This fabulous Mizner original is perfectly situated within walking distance of shops and restaurants. with 150 feet of oceanfront footage, private beach house, twelve bedrooms, tennis courts and garden, the estate is ideal for large families or for those who need ample space to entertain out of town guests, while maintaining their privacy. The Estate is available for rent or sale. Rental includes housekeeper and property manager.

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by Maribel Alvarez

How cool is it that alumni fly from all over the globe to bid farewell to a beloved teacher? Professor Malcolm Higgins, renamed ‘Henry’ (though we are not quite sure who by..) decided to retire after 47 years!  This was not taken lightly by his beloved students, many of whose children also had the privilege of his guidance and friendship.  Thank you Henry for bringing us together after forty years!

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The 13th Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show as this year’s show promises to drive even more cultural tourism to Palm Beach County, given the added surprises up its sleeve.  This year the event has added a charitable component to engage some of the country’s most prominent collectors.   The by-invitation only party will be held Friday, February 26th.  Appropriately billed “Head to Toes”, the reception will benefit three organizations that improve children’s lives, through the art and education to enrich their minds, down to the shoes that will protect their feet.

Considered to be the #1 Fine Craft Show in the Country based on artist’s sales by Art Fair Source Book, a leading resource in the industry, the juried event will showcase and offer for sale a unique and vetted selection of contemporary American fine craft.

Cultural Tourists typically stay longer and spend more when visiting a destination. This year the show will be bigger and better than ever, with over 135 master and emerging artists from all over the country convening at our show,” says Elizabeth Kubie, Director of the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show.

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We are so excited we don’t have to wait till next summer to experience the island of CAPRI! Capri will be at our fingertips next season… Prepare  to welcome a taste of Capri to Palm Beach.  Grand Opening is scheduled for November!
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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

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