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Duckhorn Wine Pairing at
Meat Market Palm Beach

Exceptional Duckhorn Wine Pairing Experience

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:

 

Reception

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

 

First Course

Hamachi Tartare “Martini”, Pear Gelée, Lemongrass Dressing, Chives,

Jalapenos, Red Onion and Lemon Zest

2016 Duckhorn Chardonnay, Napa Valley

 

Second Course

Braised Pork Cheeks, Creamy Chocolo, White Wine Beef Jus,

Blistered Tomatoes

2016 Calera Pinot Noir, Central Coast

 

Third Course

Buffalo Tenderloin with Szechuan Pepper Crust, Red Wine Cherry Butter,

Seared Rappini

2015 Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

 

Dessert Course

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 mherndon@meatmarket.net

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Chefs Aaron Black and Sean Brasel
Ultimate Palm Beach Surf N’ Turf Dinner Series

PB Catch Seafood & Raw Bar and Meat Market Palm Beach team up during two epic chef collaborations

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:

Reception “Collaborative” 

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

Or

$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.

 

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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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Contessa Gallery presents
Maria Svarbova Photography at
Market, Art +Design

Swimming Pool Series débuts at Bridgehampton Museum July 5-8

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 Svarbova

Maria Svarbova, Symmetry, 2017

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.

Contessa Gallery is excited to show photographs from Maria’s In the Swimming Pool Series and will be debuting them at Market Art + Design July 5th – 8th.  Click here to Preview Photographs

For inquiries on Maria’s photographs, please contact Steve Hartman via cell: 216-956-2825 or via email: steve@contessagallery.com

For inquiries on Market Art + Design VIP passes, please contact Katie Butler via email: media@contessagallery.com

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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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Meat Market hosts
Summer Dinner Series Kick-off

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.

Reception

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

 

First Course

Hamachi Tiradito with Lime Aji Sauce, Tempura Scallion, Lime Powder, Pickled Chili’s, Cilantro

Mojito: Bacardi Rum, Citrus, Mint, Soda

Second Course

Crispy Local Snapper with Watermelon & Cucumber Relish, Yucca “Patatas Bravas”

Fresca Pepino: Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Citrus, Cucumber Puree, Ginger, Mint  

Third Course

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 

Fourth Course

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 mherndon@meatmarket.net

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Back from St. Barth’s with New Pieces
Katja Bentzen stops at Eye of the Needle

Katja Bentzen returns to Palm Beach, this time on the Avenue!

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 

A St. Barth’s Staple

katja bentzenSt. 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.

Mother of Pearl Clover Collection

About Katja Bentzen

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

 

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FAD or FORTUNE?
Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Technology

Is the Crypto fad going away? Or is Blockchain technology here to stay?

Whether you’re a skeptic, a Bitcoin bull, or still have no idea what Blockchain is, come to the Preservation Foundation on March 26th for an informational reception hosted by Jefferson Capital. Former CNN International Anchor and Correspondent, Felicia Taylor, will moderate the first in a series of symposiums.

“This technology will likely change the future of how we exchange assets,” Taylor said. “And it is vital that we understand how it will be used.”

Timothy Myers, a blockchain programmer and consultant, will feature as a speaker. He has worked with major financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs, helping them incorporate this technology in their existing systems. During his presentation, Myers will share why he believes Blockchain integration across all businesses is inevitable.

Robert Riva and Michael Margaritoff, managing partners of Jefferson Capital, offer their own insight into the potential utility of digital assets. In addition, they will lead the audience in a round of debate and discussion.

Only 20 seats left for the inaugural reception. If you would like to attend this event or other upcoming presentations Please email: info@jeffersoncapital.info

(Please do not call Preservation Foundation for reservations.  Information and Reservations only available through contacting info@jeffersoncapital.info )  You may also call 561 833 8283 and someone will get back to you

 

 

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ALI MACGRAW
brings Ibu Movement to Palm Beach

Ali MacGraw transcends borders and empowers women

All my life I’ve had respect for this fabulous down to earth and generous woman. So when I received  an invitation from Lars Bolander, Nadine Kalachnikoff and Todd Hase to meet her and learn about Ibu movement, I was thrilled!  After further research, I learned about her instrumental role in this fabulous organization and my admiration grew to a whole new level.  I look forward to meeting Ms. MacGraw next Thursday, adding fabulous unique and affordable pieces to my wardrobe and more importantly, I look forward to supporting such an important and often too forgotten cause: empowering women most in need.  All proceeds from sales will benefit Ibu Movement.

Ibu Movement

In the Malay language of Indonesia, Ibu means a woman of respect.  The Ibu movement celebrates the imagination and skill of women from around the world, while empowering them and putting money back in to their hands. As an Ambassador designer, Ali Macgraw collaborates with 71 artisan groups in 38 countries, bringing elegant, bold, and powerful handmade luxury for the rest of the world to enjoy.

“When a woman brings money into the household,” says MacGraw. “Suddenly she can’t be treated quite the same way as before.”

The Artisans

Artisans spanning the globe from Guatemala, to Nepal to create, spin, dye and weave their stories in cloth. They create more than beauty as they craft their own independence, educate their children, lead communities and change futures. Just one of these 71 groups crafts and designs in-house about 70% of Ibu’s products, offering unique items found nowhere else. The artisans buy the remaining 30% wholesale, and at a more than fair trade price. This dynamic creates livelihood, collegiality, and bonds of friendship between Ibu allies and artisans.

Ali MacGraw Ibu Movement Collection

Ali’s chic sense of style takes traditional craft from 23 countries around the world, including Ali’s native New Mexico, Uzbekistan, Brazil, to Pakistan to the South Sudan, to a whole other level. “My whole life I have been crazy about wearing and collecting textiles from the four corners of the earth.

In many cases, these things have been passed down for generations. Or at least, the craft has been taught by generations.

So these women live in a cultural continuum that the West doesn’t often see. Our society changes everything immediately, outsourcing things, making things quickly and cheaply. It’s so unappealing in comparison to something made by hand, something that joins you to a group of women from around the globe,” says MacGraw during an interview for interior monologue.

Nadine Kalachnikoff, Lars Bolander & Todd Hase will host Ali MacGraw and her collection at 5013 S. Dixie Highway, WPB Thursday March 29th, 10-5 PM.  Ali MacGraw will be speaking at 3pm (All proceeds from sales will go to Ibu movement). 

 

View video below to fully appreciate Ibu movement.  To view runway show of ali’s collection, fast forward half-way!

 

 

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Gracida Legacy introduces Gracida Wines
at Meat Market Palm Beach

Gracida Wines and Meat Market host kick off for 2nd Annual Equine Salute Invitational

Carlos Gracida Jr. and Mariano Gracida, the two sons of Polo legend Carlos Gracida, along with their business partner and founder of the Arion Group, Nick Valenta are ready to launch the much anticipated Gracida Wines in Palm Beach.  The celebratory event will take place at Meat Market Palm Beach on February 8th, from 6-8 pm. and will serve as the Palm Beach kick-off for the upcoming 2nd Annual Equine Salute Invitational, scheduled Feb. 23.   ‘Carlitos’  ‘Nano’ and Nick will also take this opportunity to introduce the Gracida Legacy Foundation, whose mission is to enrich the lives of community youth through a love of horsemanship and role models dedicated to instilling leadership skills, discipline, and a champion mentality.

Carlos Gracida Legacy grows to 4th Generation

A third generation of polo player, Carlos Gracida Sr. launched The Gracida Polo brand in 2011. The late legendary player and reportedly Queen Elizabeth’s favorite player, was ranked 10 goals internationally for 15 consecutive years.  After his tragic accident in 2014,  the responsibility fell on Carlitos and Nano who along with their buddy turned business partner, Nick Valenta, changed the name to Gracida Legacy and have carried the torch since.

Gracida Wines added to Meat Market Wine List

After three years of research and multiple wine tastings across the globe, the Gracida boys went back to their Spanish roots and chose La Mancha wine region to produce their three wines- a sparkling light rose, a  chardonnay and a Tempranillo Gran Reserva.  Launched in 2017, and familiar to the equine Wellington community, the wines will now be available at Meat Market Palm Beach

“It’s difficult to find wines of this quality without a big price tag. The Gracida wines are affordable, and well-made quality wines for everyday drinking, representative of the Spanish wine culture.  They are wines you can suggest to guests looking for a great bottle but not wanting to leave their life savings on the table. I’m excited to add these wines to our wine list,” says Jonathan Negrin, Wine Sommelier of Meat Market,  “Get ready to enjoy good wine, this is only the beginning for these boys, with their heart, and passion it will only get better and better!

I thought creating Gracida wines would be perfect for the Gracida lifestyle brand.  It not only honors the four generations of horsemen that the name represents, but also, at our price point, everyone can enjoy it and experience the polo lifestyle with each sip,”says Nick Valenta.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT