Best food festival in town returns to The Gardens Mall!

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A braised lamb neck with rosti potato, mango raita and Swank greens served at The Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival Southern Comfort lunch at Swank Farms. (J. Gwendolynne Berry/The Palm Beach Post)

As the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival celebrates its 10th year, the festival’s popular grand tasting event will return to The Gardens Mall in December, organizer David Sabin told The Palm Beach Post.

Last year, the four-day festival relocated its grand tasting event to The Gardens Mall from the smaller, more narrow 150 Worth

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Chefs Elizabeth Falkner and Robert Irvine share a laugh during the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival. (Contributed by LILA PHOTO)

shopping plaza in Palm Beach. It was a nod to a growing market of younger, suburban foodies from a festival that last year drew a decidedly younger crowd. The event sold out, as did the rest of the festival’s events last year.

“In addition to our returning star chefs, we are in the process of talking to others. We’re still working on those details,” Sabin said.

Read more about returning star chefs and other details: Food festival returns to Gardens Mall, plans event for West Palm

 

Honda Classic 2016: Our favorite restaurants in The Gardens Mall

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The Counter offers a daunting range of burger options, including this bacon barbecue burger, shown here with crispy shoestring fries. (Contributed)

Looking for a place to eat after or before the Honda Classic? Check out our favorite offerings at The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens.

An excerpt from our PGA Dining Guide:

The Gardens Mall:

Yes, there’s a food court and a couple of Starbucks at this upmarket mall, but the dining options don’t end there. Eateries include Figs by Todd English (inside Macy’s), The Bistro at Nordstrom and PF Chang’s China Bistro.

Our picks: the buzzy Brio Tuscan Grille for Italian bites and wines, and The Counter Custom Built Burgers for design-your-own burgers, shoestring fries and grown-up shakes (entrance between Bloomingdale’s and Sears).

If you go: The Gardens Mall, 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561-622-2115