ERNEST HEMINGWAY and His Last Muse
ANDREA DI ROBILANT
Join Palm Beach Daily New food writer, Roberta Sabban, for a series of lectures and lunch programs at three award-winning Palm Beach Restaurants. This educational program is designed to introduce participants to south Florida’s top purveyors. A combination of the longest growing season in the continental United States and a well-traveled dining public will keep the island’s culinary world on its toes.
These lunches are designed to take participants behind-the-scenes to meet the chefs and top local, family-owned wholesalers for a lively, interactive discussion on the latest trends and the constant quest for the finest quality products.
Each program will be followed by a three-course lunch. Reservations are required. Meet at the restaurants. $125 per luncheon.
February 12 – Chez Jean Pierre – Seafood and Produce
Chez Jean-Pierre with David and executive chef, Guillaume Leverrier, Anthony Scalisi, Scalisi Produce and Steve Gyland of Cod & Capers Seafood.
March 12 – Meat Market – Beef and Veal
Join executive chef, Sean Brasel and Douglas Bush, Bush Brothers Provisions Company.
April 9 – Renato’s -The fairest Fowl with the King of the Coop
With executive chef Javiar Sanchez and Scott Sechler, owner Bell & Evans and Douglas Bush, Bush Brothers Provisions Company.
Reservations are required. For tickets or more information contact: The Society of the Four Arts, 240 Coconut Row, Palm Beach – box office or call 561.805.8562.
Upon hearing the plight of so many young men, women and children trapped as modern day slaves Diana Davis felt compelled to create a film calling attention to the victims. Using her film as a fundraising tool to rescue the survivors, and fight modern day slavery, MoviesMakingADifference was born.
“When I found that no one was doing anything about this wide-spread atrocity in our own country, where so-called “church” elders were claiming young girls as their wives in order to have them give birth to as many babies as possible. The boys would be used for child labor and the girls would be human puppy mills. I was horrified that they could get away with this by calling it a ‘religion’. Then when I started meeting these amazing survivors, I couldn’t just make a movie to raise awareness and leave them to fend for themselves. So I created the 501c3 to use proceeds from the film along with private donations to directly help these heroic people out of their horrific circumstances,”said Diana Davis.
With their first feature film “Cathedral Canyon”, winner of the “Audience Choice for Best Feature Film”, at the Palm Beach Film Festival 2014, the team shed light on the plight of the child brides from these current day polygamist sects who have little resources to escape.
Because of the generosity of viewers that were outraged by what they saw, they found homes and vocational training opportunities for the escaped “Child Brides” and “Lost Boys”, (teenage boys as young as 12 tossed aside by the elders when seen as competition). They have assisted over 50 young women, men and children and many have now joined our organization to give back and help others like themselves.
Their co-founder Chip Williams, of Lake Worth, FL a Certified Addictions Professional and Recovery Support Specialist, opened his home as a ‘Safe House’ welcoming those in need on a temporary basis who are in immediate danger, until proper treatment is found, most often at Faith Farm in Boynton Beach, Fern House in WPB or PAX Campus in Lake Worth, FL. He has traveled to Colorado City and such places to educate and give counseling for drug and alcohol which so many turn to as a means of escape.
Debra Tomlin, Theresa Gaugler, Xiomi Penn and Diana Davis
Sunday January 27, 2019 6-8 PM at Contessa Gallery.
Catering by Maven; Entertainment by DJ Lex
$75 in Advance, $100 at Door.
MoviesMakingADifference is currently in post-production of their next feature film “Cult Cartel”, exposing even more than they were able to present in their award winning “Cathedral Canyon”. Filming started in and around Palm Beach last March and included many of their local supporters. They also filmed in the actual town of Colorado City, (home of self-proclaimed prophet Warren Jeffs that is doing life in a TX prison for crimes against underage girls) to shoot the majority of the film with the blessing of the townspeople. They also employed many of the actual survivors behind and in front of the camera, giving them an outlet to express themselves and tell their stories with the care and support of those of us that love them and brought $25,000 into the destitute community of Colorado City where the average annual income is $6,228.
The film stars Donny Most (Happy Days) and Jud Tylor (That 70s Show and Charlie Wilson’s War), Winsor Harmon (The Bold & The Beautiful) and Young Barlow (real life survivor of Warren Jeffs brutal regime, excommunicated at age 14 to the streets of Las Vegas). Executive Producers are Conrad N. Hilton III and Julia Rosengren.
To learn more about MoviesMakingaDifference, please join:
Debra Tomlin, Theresa Gaugler, Xiomi Penn and Diana Davis
Sunday January 27, 2019 6-8 PM at Contessa Gallery.
Catering by Maven; Entertainment by DJ Lex
Bid on original oil painting designed by acclaimed NY artist Hakob Hakobyan specifically for MoviesMakingADifference to support survivors of child Slavery, Child Labor, Child Marriage and Trafficking in the US & Canada.
(painting featured below)
On Wednesday September 26, Meat Market Palm Beach will be treating the most discerning diners to an exclusive wine pairing dinner featuring Duckhorn Vineyards. Priced at $120 (excluding tax and gratuity), this four-course feast will begin with a reception at 7PM followed by a sit down dinner at 7:30PM. Diners will indulge in delicious culinary delights crafted by Executive Chef/Co-Owner Sean Brasel. Each course will be perfectly paired with a carefully selected Duckhorn wine to complement each dish. Full menu as follows:
Achiote Cured Prime New York on Crispy Chip with Boursin Mash & Aioli
Tuna Tartare Spoons with Avocado & Green Chili
Grilled Duck Breast, Crispy Plantain & Mole
Shishito Pepper, Soy Bean Hummus on Wonton Chips
2017 Decoy Rosé, California
Hamachi Tartare “Martini”, Pear Gelée, Lemongrass Dressing, Chives,
Jalapenos, Red Onion and Lemon Zest
2016 Duckhorn Chardonnay, Napa Valley
Braised Pork Cheeks, Creamy Chocolo, White Wine Beef Jus,
2016 Calera Pinot Noir, Central Coast
Buffalo Tenderloin with Szechuan Pepper Crust, Red Wine Cherry Butter,
2015 Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Baked Brie with Red Wine Plum Marmalade,
Dark Chocolate Goat Cheese Ganache
2015 Canvasback Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain Washington State
Reservations for the Duckhorn Wine Dinner are limited and can be made by calling (561) 900-6001; or email email@example.com
Even for chefs, the kitchen is more fun with friends, and two of Palm Beach’s most celebrated chefs are coming together to host a two-part dinner series at their nearly neighboring restaurants for two nights only. PB CATCH Seafood & Raw Bar’s Chef Aaron Black and Meat Market Palm Beach’s Chef Sean Brasel will take a turn in each other’s kitchen to showcase the best of steaks and seafood with pairings by Stewart Cellars wines.
On Wednesday, July 18th, PB CATCH’s Chef Black will be popping up in Chef Brasel’s kitchen at Meat Market Palm Beach where the duo will be featuring a multi-course menu starting with Lamb Dolmas, Scottish Salmon Tartare and Lobster Sweet Potato Fritters before moving on to Spanish Octopus Ceviche with local vegetables, Charred Hanger Steak Tartare with smoked oyster crème fraiche, Fennel Crusted Striped Bass with littleneck clams, Braised Short Rib and more. On August 22nd, the chefs will switch it up and Chef Brasel will join Chef Black at PB CATCH where the pair will plan another multi-course menu of creative surf n’ turf twists. Additional details and menu to follow.
July 18th Menu:
Hominy, Peaches, Roasted Poblano, Tasso Ham, Chili Broth
Mini Lamb Dolmas, Nasturtium, Jasmine Rice, Tzatziki
Scottish Salmon Tartare, Black Truffle, Truffle Aioli, Capers, Crunchy Butter Brioche
Lobster Sweet Potato Fritters, Vanilla, Corn, Hazelnut, Orange Zest, Fermented Sweet Miso
NV François Montand Brut Rosé, France
First Course by Meat Market Palm Beach
Spanish Octopus Ceviche, Local Dried Tomatoes, Olives, Capers, Preserved Lemon, Opal Basil, Olive Oil Aji Panca Sorbet
2016 Stewart Cellars Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
Second Course by PB Catch
Charred Hanger Steak Tartar, Smoked Oyster Creme Fraiche. Sake Braised Cabbage, Pickled Tarragon. Old Bay Cured Yolk, Crispy Bluepoint
2014 Stewart Cellars Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
Third Course by Meat Market Palm Beach
Fennel Crusted Striped Bass, Littleneck Clam, Chorizo, Heirloom Cherry Tomato, Chipotle, Fava Beans, Wood Grilled Sour Dough
2016 Stewart Cellars Chardonnay, Sonoma Mountain
Fourth Course by PB Catch
Braised Short Rib, Sour Cherry Glaze, Green Pepper Salmis, Celery Root, Oyster Mushroom, Israeli Couscous
2014 Stewart Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Dessert by Meat Market Palm Beach
Ricotta Cheesecake, Strawberry Thyme Caramel
2013 La Fleur D’Or Sauternes, France
$150 ++ per person
$95 ++ per person without wine pairing
Reservations are required. To make reservations, call Meat Market at (561) 354-9800 and PB CATCH at (561) 655-5558.
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.
Contessa Gallery welcomes Maria Svarbova to their roster of critically acclaimed artists! The 2018 Hasselblad Master of the Art Category, Maria’s distinctive style has gained her prestigious recognition in the art world. Her photography departs from traditional portraiture and focuses on experimentation with space, color, and atmosphere.
Maria was born in 1988 and currently lives in Slovakia, where she was named one of Forbes 30 under 30. Taking an interest in Socialist era architecture and public spaces, Maria transforms each scene with a modern freshness that highlights the depth and range of her creative palette. The human body throughout her oeuvre is more or less a peripheral afterthought, often portrayed as aloof and demure rather than substantive. Carefully composed figures create thematic, dream-like scenes with ordinary objects. Her images hold a silent tension that think at emergent possibilities under the lilt of clean and smooth surfaces. Maria’s unique work continues to garner international acclaim and is setting new precedents in contemporary photography.
Maria’s largest series to date, In the Swimming Pool, is inspired by her fascination with the geometric beauty of public swimming pools in Slovakia. Her compositions bring a futuristic quality to old, retro spaces. The colours and smooth tones of these photographs create a dream-like atmosphere. The stillness and artificial detachment of the figures relate to the cool, sterile setting and offer the viewer a uniquely pleasurable visual experience.
For inquiries on Maria’s photographs, please contact Steve Hartman via cell: 216-956-2825 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For inquiries on Market Art + Design VIP passes, please contact Katie Butler via email: email@example.com
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:
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
Foie Gras Torchon & Tuna Tartar with Mango White Soy Dressing
Citrus Dusted Blue Corn Chips
2015 EnRoute Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Wood Grilled Lamb Tenderloin, Spring Pea Pudding, Truffle Relish and Pea Chips
2015 Bella Union Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
As the season shows its first signs of winding down and the first tier of snowbirds take flight, Meat Market, Palm Beach’s sizzling steakhouse, is springing into Summer with the highly anticipated Summer Series Cocktail Dinner. A must-attend experience for foodies and drink connoisseurs, the four-course cocktail dinner will be taking place on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Shiny Sheet’s Marci Cloutier couldn’t have said it better on The Dish.
Crafted by Chef/Co-Owner Sean Brasel, the menu will feature bold and savory dishes that pair perfectly with Meat Market’s refreshing handcrafted libations. The dinner, priced at $85 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) will start with a reception at the bar at 7PM, followed by the sit-down dinner at 7:30PM.
Duck Leg Confit Empanadas with Boursin Cheese
Tempura Fried Shrimp with Chipotle Aioli
Mini Kobe Tartare on Potato Chips
Aperol Spritz: Aperol, Dry White Wine, Col De Salici Prosecco
Bellini: Col De Salici Prosecco, Citrus, Giffard Peach, Fresh Peach Puree
Hamachi Tiradito with Lime Aji Sauce, Tempura Scallion, Lime Powder, Pickled Chili’s, Cilantro
Mojito: Bacardi Rum, Citrus, Mint, Soda
Crispy Local Snapper with Watermelon & Cucumber Relish, Yucca “Patatas Bravas”
Fresca Pepino: Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Citrus, Cucumber Puree, Ginger, Mint
Wood Grilled Achiote Buffalo Tenderloin, Charred Corn Polenta, Heirloom Tomato Salsa
Some Like It Hot: Alacran ReposadoTequila, Raspberries, Citrus, Cocchi Americano Vermouth
I Love Gold: Patron Anejo Tequila, Combier, Honey, Citrus, Orange, Cinnamon
Warm White Lava Cake with Strawberry and Fig Compote, Vanilla Ice Cream
Fig Old Fashioned: Bulleit Bourbon, PX Oloroso Sherry, Honey, Mission Fig Bitters
Reservations for the cocktail dinner are limited and can be made by calling (561) 900-6001; or email email@example.com
During her first visit to Palm Beach in February, Katja Bentzen spent most of her time in Wellington among the equestrian community. Katja was immediately snapped up by Lourdes de Guardiola to participate at Milou’s pop up at International Polo Club. Her success at IPC kept her occupied with private appointments among the horsey set. She left too many of us on this side of the tracks wanting for more…
So, now that the St Barths Bucket Regatta is over, Katja answered my pleas to return and agreed with a 3 day trunk show at Eye of the Needle in Palm Beach. Pearl aficionados will also have the opportunity to meet Katja, select their favorite pearls and request a customized design tailored specifically for them. Katja will be at Eye of the Needle, 313 Worth Avenue Thursday April 4- Saturday April 7th
St. Barth’s regulars who are ‘in the know’ have three things they absolutely must do during their visit to the fashionable destination: Pick up food to go at Mayas for a picnic in Colombier or Saline; enjoy lunch and several bottles of rosé at La Plage and a visit to the Cheval Blanc Isle de France Hotel to purchase one of Katja’s latest creations. Coming home from St. Barth’s without a new signature leather and pearl piece is absolutely out of the question for many of us!
Katja has been the exclusive supplier of exquisite pearl, mother of pearl and vermeil creations to the Cheval Blanc Isle de France (formerly Hotel Isle de France) for the last 15 years. Katja uses only the best pearls from Tahiti and the South Seas with AAA lustre and shine, which she personally selects during her regular trips to the islands. Katja imports the finest quality supple leather from Australia which she hand prepares for each piece she creates.
I thought I had died and gone to heaven when I visited Katja at her studio in St. Barth’s— a pearl lover’s paradise! My boyfriend spent close to two hours selecting the perfect shades of grey resulting in my favorite piece ever: the perfect Tahitian pearl and leather necklace.
Katja was born in Sweden and after moving to several countries with her family, she ended up in the Canary Islands, where her desire to go sailing and traveling was born. She was originally trained in London to restore antique kilims tapestry and it was here that her interest for jewelry and fashion blossomed. Katja spent her winters between the islands of St Barth’s and Antigua and summers in Newport RI, where she worked for the Restoration Society bringing rugs and tapestries back to life for the mansions on Ocean Drive. She used the knotting techniques for restoring these tapestries to create her pearl jewelry.Whilst sailing around the oceans Katja discovered the pearls from Tahiti and the South Seas and began using them to create the pearl jewelry that she is so renowned for today. visit website