Devouring December: top food events this month

The barrage of this month’s food and drink events has given us whiplash. So many tastings, wine dinners, chef multicourse events. So much to eat and drink. And that’s not including the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival, which kicks off Thursday night.

December, won’t you stay a little longer?

James Beard Award winning chef Mark Militello. (Photo: The Buzz Agency)
James Beard Award winning chef Mark Militello. (Photo: The Buzz Agency)

Tradition, an Italian Wine Dinner

Thursday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m.

James Beard Award-winning chef Mark Militello, who played a pivotal role in South Florida’s culinary rise, cooks a four-course, wine-pairing dinner at Josie’s Ristorante in Boynton Beach. A consulting chef at the restaurant, Militello will be joined in the kitchen by Josie’s chef Sebastiano Setticasi. On the menu: passed hors d’oeuvres, Maine lobster salad, goats milk ravioli, spice rubbed roasted beef tenderloin and buttermilk panna cotta, all paired with wines from family estate vineyards in Italy.

Cost: $85 per person, plus tax and tip. To reserve, call 561-364-9601

Josie’s Ristorante: 1602 S. Federal Hwy, Boynton Beach

Truffled lobster mac and cheese at Maison Carlos. (Palm Beach Post file)
Truffled lobster mac and cheese at Maison Carlos. (Palm Beach Post file)

Maison Carlos’ 15th anniversary

Thursday, Dec. 15 through Dec. 30

A neighborhood favorite on South Dixie Highway, Maison Carlos celebrates its 15th year by offering 15 days of savings. Dine at the restaurant from Dec. 15 through Dec. 30 and receive 15 percent off your entire dinner check. Owners Carlos and Lanie Farias say it’s their way of saying thanks.

“We could not have done this without the loyal support of our clients and friends. We are a family-owned, Mom-and-Pop… We take pride in daily shopping for the freshest ingredients. We love our customers and want to make sure everyone has an optimal experience,” the couple said in an email.

Reservations are strongly suggested.

Maison Carlos: 3010 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561-659-6524

Manor's executive chef, Miguel Santiago, at the grill. (Richard Graulich/ The Palm Beach Post)
Manor’s executive chef, Miguel Santiago, at the grill. (Richard Graulich/ The Palm Beach Post)

Five-course wine dinner at Hilton West Palm Beach

Thursday, Dec. 15, at 6:30 p.m.

Chef Matthew Byrne is not only the hotshot chef at Kitchen, the popular restaurant on Belvedere Road and South Dixie Highway – he’s also consulting chef at the Hilton West Palm Beach. In that capacity, he’ll team up with the hotel’s chef Miguel Santiago in creating a five-course, wine-pairing dinner that features master sommelier Gordon Sullivan. The dinner takes place at Manor, the hotel’s fine dining restaurant.

Cost: $150 per person, plus tax and tip. Reserve a spot at HiltonWestPalmBeach.EventBrite.com or by calling 561-249-2281.

Hilton West Palm Beach: 600 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach

Puerto Rican treat: coconut tembleque (panna cotta) by Chef Christian Quinones. (Liz Balmaseda/ The Palm Beach Post)
Puerto Rican treat: coconut tembleque (panna cotta) by Chef Christian Quinones. (Liz Balmaseda/ The Palm Beach Post)

Puerto Rican garden party at Bistro Ten Zero One

Sunday, Dec. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m.

What a treat it is when Bistro chef Christian Quiñones cooks the dishes of his native Puerto Rico. He’s doing just that on Dec. 18 when Bistro Ten Zero One hosts what has become an annual holiday feast, Boricua-style. On the menu: guinenito (banana) salad with onion escovitch, sancocho stew, orange adobo roasted suckling pig, arroz con gandules (pigeon peas and rice), coconut tembleque and many other dishes.

Cost: $35 per person, plus tax and tip. To reserve a spot, visit the event site or call 561-833-1234 or 305-929-3463.

Bistro Ten Zero One: at the Marriott, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach

Rural meets big city: Swank Farm hosts a series of feasts each harvest season. (Palm Beach Post file) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The table set for lunch prepared by chef Daniel Boulud during a visit to Swank Farm on Monday, October 20, 2014 in Loxahatchee. Swank Farm provides fresh produce to Boulud's restaurants Cafe Boulud in Palm Beach and DB Moderne in Miami. (Madeline Gray / The Palm Beach Post)
Rural meets big city: Swank Farm hosts a series of feasts each harvest season. (Palm Beach Post file)

‘Swank Table’ kicks off

Sunday, Dec. 18, at 4 p.m.

The popular Swank Farm supper series kicks off on Dec. 18 with a multicourse feast titled “Big flavors, Open Skies: A Night with Seminole Hard Rock and Coconut Creek.”

Cooking at the Loxahatchee Groves boutique farm that day are Alex Q. Becker, executive chef at Kuro Japanese restaurant at Hard Rock Hollywood and the restaurant’s pastry chef, Ross Evans. Joining them are chefs from Council Oaks Steaks & Seafood and Coconut Creek’s NYY Steak.

Farmers Darrin and Jodi Swank will host nine “Swank Table” dinners during the 2016-2017 harvest season. To reserve a spot, visit SwankSpecialtyProduce.com.

Cost: $160, which partially benefits a youth charity, FLIPANY.

Swank Farm: 14311 North Road, Loxahatchee Groves

 

 

Goodbye Grub: Jordan’s Steak Bistro says goodbye in Wellington

Jordan’s Steak Bistro, Wellington’s only independently owned upscale steakhouse, closed Sunday, management announced.

The Cowboy: 18 ounces of broiled beef, at Jordan's Steak Bistro. (Richard Graulich/ The Palm Beach Post)
The Cowboy: 18 ounces of broiled beef, at Jordan’s Steak Bistro. (Richard Graulich/ The Palm Beach Post)

The family-owned restaurant, which opened in March 2013 in a plaza near the Mall at Wellington Green, specialized in hearty steaks cooked in an 1800-degree broiler. The big daddy on the menu: Jordan’s bone-in cowboy steak ($59), weighing from 18 ounces to 2 pounds. A heap of matchstick French fries completed the feast.

Jordan's truffled Parmesan frites. (Bruce R. Bennett/ The Palm Beach Post)
Jordan’s truffled Parmesan frites. (Bruce R. Bennett/ The Palm Beach Post)

Jordan’s owners, Jordan and Ivette Naftal, announced the closing in a special email to regular customers:

“Big news. We would like to thank our loyal guests for a wonderful four years!” said the email. “Stay tuned for a future announcement letting you know where we land.”

That “next adventure” could come “very soon,” the owners suggested on the restaurant’s Facebook page last weekend.

Jordan Naftal, a former Baltimore-area restaurateur, opened the steakhouse in the space Pangea had operated.

Jordan Naftal, his wife Ivette, and son Jake. (Richard Graulich/ The Palm Beach Post)
The Naftals: Jordan (at right), his wife Ivette, and their son Jake. (Richard Graulich/ The Palm Beach Post)

On Sunday, the Naftals’ son, Jake Naftal, posted a message of his own on Facebook:

“I have adored being a part of this place, a part of your lives, and a participant in all the splendorous evenings we provided here. I’ve made many friends out of you, and learned so much… We love making food, we love making you smile, and you make us smile, too. See you at the next cookout.”

Swank Farm to host Sunday morning mini-market

Thanks to Hurricane Matthew’s bluster, West Palm Beach cancelled its waterfront green market for this Saturday.

But those who flock to Swank Farm’s fresh produce stand won’t have to wait one week for their lettuces and baby greens.

They’ll only have to wait one day. The Loxahatchee Groves farm is hosting its own mini-market on Sunday.

Jodi Swank with a bowl of greens at Swank Specialty Produce in Loxahatchee Groves, Florida on June 3, 2016. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)
Jodi Swank displays lettuces at Swank Farm, near Loxahatchee. (Allen Eyestone/ The Palm Beach Post)

The market will run from 9 a.m. to noon at the boutique farm, which is now harvesting a heap of hydroponically grown greens.

“We’ll have lots of lettuces and lettuce mixes, watercress and upland cress, squash blossoms and squash,” says Jodi Swank, who owns Swank Specialty Produce with her husband, farmer Darrin Swank.

She has invited various vendors to join her Sunday. Among those selling their goods will be Delray Beach-made Pascale’s jams, Koroneiki olive oils and vinegars, and West Palm Beach-based Accomplice Brewery, which will offer flavored ciders.

Swank, who also hosts farm dinner events during harvest season, is also expecting a fresh bread vendor and a granola maker, among others. Her full list of vendors will be posted on Swank Specialty Produce’s Facebook page.

Swank’s farm market will become a regular event after the West Palm Beach GreenMarket season wraps at the end of April. The Swanks will host Saturday farm markets throughout May and the first two weeks of June. Like this Sunday’s market, the 2017 markets will run from 9 a.m. to noon.

Swank Farm: 14311 North Road, Loxahatchee Groves; 561-202-5648; SwankSpecialtyProduce.com

 

 

 

Hurricane Matthew: Which restaurants are open, closed?

If you think every local restaurant will close during looming Hurricane Matthew, we’ve got news for you. Which restaurants are open and which are closed due to the storm? Here’s what we know so far:

Gotta eat: Not even storms keep some away from their favorite spot. (Cox Newspapers photo)
Gotta eat: Not even storms keep some away from their favorite spot. (Cox Newspapers photo)

Flanigan’s, West Palm Beach

Is open and busy Thursday, as storm approaches.

ER Bradley’s, West Palm Beach

Will be open during its usual hours, even throughout the storm.

Cucina Dell’Arte, Palm Beach

Will open during regular hours, even throughout the storm

Havana Hideout, Lake Worth

Will stay open during the storm and operate on regular hours. The kitchen works on propane. “Bring your perishables — it will be a hurricane pot luck,” says Shelly Earhart.

Havana, West Palm Beach

The iconic Cuban restaurant plans to be open as long as it can during the storm. If it has to close, management says it will reopen earliest Friday.

Table 26, West Palm Beach

Open for business Wednesday night, closed Thursday and Friday. Will reopen at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Avocado Grill, West Palm Beach

Open Wednesday night, closed Thursday and also at lunch Friday. May reopen for dinner Friday night, but that’s TBD.

Cholo Soy Cocina, West Palm Beach

Open Wednesday night, closed Thursday and also at lunch Friday. May reopen for dinner Friday night, but that’s TBD.

Bistro Ten Zero One at Marriott, West Palm Beach

Open during regular hours, serving a limited menu.

The Cooper, Palm Beach Gardens

Will be open Wednesday, closed all day Thursday and through lunchtime Friday. May reopen for dinner Friday.

Burger Bar, Palm Beach Gardens

Closed Thursday. May open Friday, but that’s TBD.

Evo, Tequesta

Will be open till 11 p.m. Wednesday night. To be decided after that.

McCarthy’s Pub, Tequesta

Open till 10 p.m. Wednesday, likely not open Thursday. Will reopen Friday if there’s power.

Calaveras Cantina, Jupiter

Closed Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Plans to reopen Saturday, if able.

Agliolio, Wellington and Boynton Beach

Open Wednesday for regular hours, closed Thursday. Will post reopening info on its Facebook page.

Marcello’s La Sirena, West Palm Beach

Will be open Wednesday, closed Thursday. Plans to reopen Friday, if there’s no power outage.

Buccan, Palm Beach

Will be open Wednesday, closed Thursday (and The Sandwich Shop at Buccan is closed Friday as well). Friday and Saturday dinner at Buccan is to be decided.

Imoto, Palm Beach

Buccan’s “little sister” next door is closed Wednesday and Thursday. May reopen Friday for dinner, but that’s to be decided.

Grato, West Palm Beach

Open Wednesday, closed Thursday and during lunch Friday. May reopen for dinner Friday night, but that’s to be decided.

Biergarten, Boca Raton

Will open at 11 a.m. Thursday and remain open as long as possible.

Rapoport Restaurants, south county

All Burt Rapoport-owned restaurants are open all day Wednesday, closed Thursday. Friday is to be decided. This goes for Deck 84, Henry’s and Burt & Max’s in Delray Beach as well as for Bogart’s in Boca Raton.

NOTE:

Restaurant owners and representatives: Is your restaurant operating on special hours due to Matthew? Let me know at lbalmaseda@pbpost.com.

 

Swank Farm steps up barn-chic dinner series in Loxahatchee Groves

Rural meets big city: Swank Farm hosts a series of feasts each harvest season. (Palm Beach Post file) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The table set for lunch prepared by chef Daniel Boulud during a visit to Swank Farm on Monday, October 20, 2014 in Loxahatchee. Swank Farm provides fresh produce to Boulud's restaurants Cafe Boulud in Palm Beach and DB Moderne in Miami. (Madeline Gray / The Palm Beach Post)
Rural meets big city: Swank Farm hosts a series of feasts each harvest season. (Palm Beach Post file)

Growing season has kicked off at Swank Farm, which means party season is on the horizon at Palm Beach County’s premier hydroponic farm.

Farmers Darrin and Jodi Swank have stepped up their farm dinner schedule this harvest season, booking nine “Swank Table” events beneath their newish, soaring, open-sided barn between December and April.

That’s one more dinner than last season. But as Darrin Swank puts it, the chef-driven feasts signal a shift in the farm’s identity and goals.

Jodi and Darrin Swank. (Allen Eyestone/ The Palm Beach Post)
Jodi and Darrin Swank. (Allen Eyestone/ The Palm Beach Post)

“We’re going more from a production side to more of an educational, entertainment, tourism side,” says Swank, whose 20-acre farm sits on a dirt road in Loxahatchee Groves. “Our idea is to keep bringing more and more folks here to educate them about the values of using local produce.”

The Swank Table events draw carloads of South Florida foodies in farm-hip garb. They travel west for chef-made dishes inspired by just-harvested ingredients, locally brewed beer, sommelier-poured wine and live acoustic music.

This year’s lineup features a night with the chefs from Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood and Coconut Creek restaurants, a specialty farm market, a Chinese New Year celebration, a Valentine’s dinner, a 70s party, an Argentine barbecue, a vegetarian feast, a white party and a pig roast.

See the full schedule at SwankSpecialtyProduce.com. Individual event tickets cost $160 per person.

 

Bolay to spread healthy bowl concept to Gardens, Boca Raton

Bodacious bowls: Bolay offers healthy combos and juices. (Contributed by Bolay)
Bodacious bowls: Bolay offers healthy combos and juices. (Contributed by Bolay)

One local fast-casual restaurant is about to spread its love of healthy bowls far and wide across Palm Beach County.

Bolay, the popular bowl-centric restaurant that opened in Royal Palm Beach nearly seven months ago, is ready to open locations in Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton.

First up is Palm Beach Gardens, where a Bolay location is expected to open Oct. 29 on Northlake Boulevard in a 2500-square-foot space across the street from Costco. A slightly larger Boca Raton location will follow when Bolay opens in the former Voodoo BBQ space at the Polo Club Shoppes on Dec. 1.

030216 Bolay Juices nuThe Bolay concept is focused on clean, nutritious eating, offering a selection of grains, vegetables and meats for customizable bowls. Beyond the ordinary range of salads, the restaurant aims to build bowls that are filled with nutrient-rich ingredients, such as Peruvian quinoa, roasted butternut squash, smoky cauliflower and a variety of lean, flavorful meats. Every dish is gluten-free.

For the sipping, there’s fresh-pressed juices and herbal teas.

The restaurant was founded by Jupiter resident Chris Gannon, who owns the concept with his father, Tim Gannon, a co-founder of Outback Steakhouse and a PDQ franchisee.

The younger Gannon is quick to note special dietary preferences “aren’t special requests” at Bolay. “They’re always featured selections. Each bowl carries the perfect balance of tasty and creative zest that our guests love,” he said via news release.

BOLAY

Palm Beach Gardens: scheduled to open Oct. 29 at 3333 Northlake Blvd.

Boca Raton: expected to open Dec. 1 in the Polo Club Shoppes, 5030 Champion Blvd.

Hours: The restaurant locations will open from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.

 

Whole Foods Market celebrates ‘Taste of Brazil’

An unidentified athlete jumps into the Olympic pool of the aquatics center three days before the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Summer games: An athlete jumps into the Olympic pool in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Whole Foods Market dives into the Rio Olympics spirit this week by offering a “Taste of Brazil.”

Consider it a Brazilian happy hour of sorts, a two-hour window glimpsing Carioca food and drink. The tastings event goes from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at every Whole Foods Market in the Florida region.

The market invites customers to “take a lap around the store,” sampling Brazilian items.

Cheesy Brazilian bread. (Cox Newspapers photo)
Brazilian cheese bread. (Cox Newspapers)

For example, you can taste Brazi Brazilian cheese bread, inspired by Brazil’s cheese-stuffed pao de queijo, at one grocery aisle.  In the meat department, find linguiça pork sausage. In the seafood area, sample salted codfish. In prepared foods, the market’s chefs will feature hearty feijoada (black bean stew with meats).

Find Sunrise Papaya in the produce section, and queijadinhas tart at the bakery. Sip on Brazilian Macaw wine in the wine department and sample some Brazilian acai berry soft chews in the store’s “whole body” department.

The 2016 Olympic Games kick off Friday.

 

Six best restaurants in Palm Beach County for Hawaiian poke

Poke in paradise, at Latitudes, Delray Sands Resort. (Bruce R. Bennett/ Palm Beach Post)
Poke in paradise, at Latitudes, Delray Sands Resort. (Bruce R. Bennett/ Palm Beach Post)

Virtually or in reality, America loves its poke. The Hawaiian-style marinated raw fish dish is having a moment across the land.

Here are six places to savor the trend:

Latitudes Ocean Grill at the Delray Sands

Chef James King is the poke man at the Delray Sands Resort. (Bruce R. Bennett/ Palm Beach Post)
Chef James King is the poke man at the Delray Sands Resort. (Bruce R. Bennett/ Palm Beach Post)

Consider this south county’s poke palace. Latitudes restaurant is where Executive Chef James King creates a flavorful rendition of the Hawaiian classic, adding macadamia nuts for crunch, mango for sweetness and fish sauce for deeper hits. The grayish swoosh? That’s sesame seed butter. Delicious.

Latitudes: 2809 S. Ocean Blvd., Highland Beach; 561-278-2008; LatitudesDelray.com

Buccan, Palm Beach

Buccan gives its poke a Thai twist. (Contributed by Steven Barracos)
Buccan executive chef Clay Conley gives its poke a Thai twist. (Contributed by Steven Barracos)

Flavor man Clay Conley gives his tuna poke a dip in coconut Thai chili sauce. The chef completes the dish with orange segments, hearts of palm, avocado and crispy yuca shoestrings.

Buccan: 350 S. County Rd., Palm Beach; 561-833-3450; BuccanPalmBeach.com

Bolay, Royal Palm Beach

Protein option at Bolay: marinated ahi cubes. (Contributed)
Protein option at Bolay in Royal Palm Beach: marinated ahi cubes. (Contributed)

This fast-casual eatery offers marinated ahi tuna chunks as part of its protein selection. You can order a mound of the good stuff atop your choice of veggies or grains.

Bolay: 250 South State Road 7, Royal Palm Beach; 561-899-0111; Bolay-Restaurant-Wellington.com

Duffy’s Sports Grill

Light and bright: Duffy's Ahi Poke Bowl. (Contributed)
Light and bright: Duffy’s Ahi Poke Bowl. (Contributed)

The popular local chain offers an ahi tuna poke bowl as part of its “Surf or Turf” specials. It features sushi-grade yellowfin tuna that’s hand-cut and tossed in a signature sauce. It’s served over cilantro-lime rice and topped with avocado, scallions and toasted sesame seeds.

Duffy’s Sports Grill: For locations, visit DuffysMVP.com

Bistro Ten Zero One, West Palm Beach

Bistro Ten Zero One's Spicy Tuna and Quinoa Salad makes a sumptuous lunch. (Contributed by Katy Lynch)
Bistro Ten Zero One’s Spicy Tuna and Quinoa Salad. (Contributed by Katy Lynch)

Tucked into the downtown Marriott hotel, this eatery offers an ample, refreshing poke bowl. Chef Christian Quiñones’s Spicy Tuna and Quinoa Salad is made complete with the addition of avocado, pickled ginger, scallions and cucumbers.

Bistro Ten Zero One: 1001 Okeechobee Blvd. (Marriott), West Palm Beach; 561-833-1234 x 1908; Bistro1001.com

Kabuki, West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens

Kabuki's Tuna Yukke. (Contributed by LibbyVision.com)
Kabuki’s Tuna Yukke. (Contributed by LibbyVision.com)

The poke here goes by the name of “tuna yukke,” diced ahi with avocado, cucumber, orange, smelt roe, all in a spicy kimchee sauce.

Kabuki: In West Palm Beach at 308 Clematis St., 561-833-6349; in Palm Beach Gardens at 5080 PGA Blvd., 561-776-8778; KabukiWPB.com

World’s largest food film festival is coming to Swank Farm

Rural meets big city: Swank Farm hosts a series of feasts each harvest season. (Palm Beach Post file)
Rural meets big city: Swank Farm hosts a series of feasts each harvest season. (Palm Beach Post file)

Call it cinema vérité, farm style: a menu of movies and plates to match, all served and seen at Swank Farm.

The Loxahatchee Groves boutique farm will host Devour!, the world’s largest food film festival, on Sunday, May 22.

Farmers Darrin and Jodi Swank will transform their grand, open-sided barn into a rural screening room where one can enjoy film shorts and one 50-minute documentary between bites of pricey, big-city cooking.

For details see our full story at MyPalmBeachPost.com.

Where to dine on Mother’s Day? Six last-minute options

Josie's heirloom tomato salad with burrata and basil oil. (LibbyVision.com)
Josie’s heirloom tomato salad with burrata and basil oil. (LibbyVision.com)

Haven’t made Mother’s Day dining plans yet? Here are some last-minute options:

Brunch at Josie’s Ristorante

The Boynton Beach Italian restaurant, which recently rolled out a new menu, is offering an a la carte brunch and lunch specials on Mother’s Day, starting at 11 a.m. Reservations are encouraged.

50 MUST-TRY BRUNCH SPOTS IN PALM BEACH COUNTY

On the menu: Eggs Benedict, Italian frittata with artichokes, olives, tomatoes and mozzarella, challah French toast brulee, roasted beef tenderloin hash with sweet potatoes and farm egg, chile-glazed, bacon-wrapped meat loaf, and more.

Josie’s Ristorante: 1602 South Federal Highway (at Woolbright), Boynton Beach; 561-364-9601

Fit for a queen: PGA National Resort and Spa. (Contributed)
Fit for a queen: PGA National Resort and Spa. (Contributed)

PGA National’s Brunch Divine

The Palm Beach Gardens resort is serving a Mother’s Day brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch costs $75 for adults, $25 for kids ages 5 to 12. (Plus tax and tip.) Reservations strongly recommended.

On the menu: honey roasted ham, tom turkey with fixings, whole roasted chicken, salads, smoked salmon, raw bar items, custom-made omelets, short rib Eggs Benny, Belgian waffles, Viennese dessert display,

To sip: Bottomless Bloody Marys or mimosas cost $19 per person.

PGA National Resort: 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens; 561-627-4852

Paris in Town Le Bistro, Palm Beach Gardens. (Palm Beach Post file photo)
Paris in Town Le Bistro, Palm Beach Gardens. (Palm Beach Post file photo)

Paris in Town Le Bistro

Mothers get free roses during brunch at this Palm Beach Gardens bistro, located in the Downtown at the Gardens complex.

On the menu: options such as skirt steak and eggs, and crepe Florentine with salad.

Brunch bonus: Frank Cerabino plays French favorites on the accordion.

Paris in Town Le Bistro: 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave. (by carrousel at Downtown at the Gardens), Palm Beach Gardens; 561-622-1616

 

Sunday Funday, it's all about wine at 32 East. (Contributed)
Sunday Funday, it’s all about wine at 32 East. (Contributed)

Sunday Funday at 32 East 

This high-end Delray Beach institution chose Mother’s Day to kick off a new “Sunday Funday” special: Get 50 percent of any bottle of wine under $100 from its extensive selection, or get $50 off any wine bottle over $100.

The special will run until Thanksgiving. The restaurant opens at 5:30 p.m. on Mother’s Day. Reservations, strongly recommended, can be made on OpenTable.com. Parties of eight or larger are asked to reserve by phone.

32 East: 32 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561-276-7868

Meat Market's Asian BBQ Lamb Ribs. (Contributed)
Meat Market’s Asian BBQ Lamb Ribs. (Contributed)

Prix fixe at Meat Market

Palm Beach’s most intimate steak house is serving a special Mother’s Day menu Sunday. The menu, served from 5 p.m., costs $45 (plus tax and tip) per person.

On the menu: starter options include Asian BBQ Lamb Ribs, tuna tartare, Swank Farms tomato salad, daily soup; entrées include Prime New York steak, half roasted chicken, filet mignon, Meat Market prime picanha steak, and daily fish; dessert will be included as well.

To sip: Half-priced bottles of wine are offered for Mother’s Day.

Meat Market: 191 Bradley Pl., Palm Beach; 561-354-9800

Cheeseburger is king at Duffy's. (Contributed)
Cheeseburger is queen at Duffy’s. (Contributed)

Dine at Duffy’s

The local sports grill chain will honor moms with a free glass of wine (with meal purchase) and a $10 gift card to use on a future visit.

Duffy’s Sports Grill: Find a location at DuffysMVP.com