By Carolina Buia

Le Bilboquet Holiday Highlights

Le Bilboquet continues to lure the most gregarious crowds—whether from the island of Palm Beach or from across the Atlantic—friends coming together for merriment and masterful meals. This holiday season, Le Bilboquet remains open for Christmas with scintillating specials.  Christmas Eve day spcials include sunchoke velouté with black truffles and scallop carpaccio topped with Ossetra caviar. Special main dishes include succulent squab over grapes, figs and liver roti and  wild turbot filet over celery root, baby leeks and champagne sauce. (Offered lunch and dinner on December 24). There will also be a traditional –and certainly transformational—bûche de noël available from December 20- 25. Want a to-go order? Log on to Hello Bilbo for take out Holiday menus.

As for New Year’s Eve, a très spécial menu has been crafted by Le Bilboquet’s top chefs, featuring appetizers such as langoustine paired with chestnut and butternut squash and main dishes like Wagyu tenderloinbottarga and orzo risotto and of course, the owner’s famous Cajun chicken—a family recipe. For dessert, the mile-high croque-en-bouche and the decadent black forest cake will be remembered more than weighty New Year resolutions.

Le Bilboquet’s Private Dining Room

And for all those looking to have an intimate party, the upstairs private room is open for bookings. Seating 24 comfortably, it can accommodate up to 30 guests. It features beautiful furnishings and artwork from Robert Lambert and Keith Coventry, its own private bar, restroom, and sound system. Easily accessible by elevator or private staircase, it’s the perfect spot for a business lunch, a board meeting, a bridal shower, a birthday celebration or a festive anniversary party. Le Bilboquet’s team will be as involved as needed–from printing personalized menus to hiring a private DJ/ band to suggesting a local florist. “We are so fortunate to be able to offer our guests this beautiful space,” says Dobi Trendafilova, Director of Operations. “We are looking forward to another strong season and our staff—many of them coming down from New York—are so excited to see both our regulars and our new friends. We can’t wait to get the parties started.” Cue the music.

Le Bilboquet Palm Beach, located at 245A Worth Avenue, is also open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. The lunch menu is served from 12 to 3:00;  the dinner menu begins at 5:30 pm. Kitchen closes at 11 pm. A special brunch menu is available on Saturday and Sunday. The outdoor courtyard offers al-fresco dining.  For reservations, please go to: or call 561.812.2363.  Walk-ins welcome subject to availability. Strict elegant dress code enforced during lunch and dinner.