Friday, May 24, 2024

Beachy Cocktails and Wine Dinners

It’s the Bash at The Shack: PB Catch

With temperatures going up, sometimes the hours can move by so slowly that you want to scream. For me, that signals a 4:30 p.m. stop at PB Catch Seafood & Raw Bar (251 Sunrise Ave., Palm Beach, 561/655-5558), where the lounge and raw bar open at that time Monday through Saturday. Starting April 23, The Shack is back at this excellent restaurant, which means the lounge area is transformed into a beach bungalow, with a seasonal bar menu and summer cocktails to match the décor. This was a hit last year, so plan on stopping by to sample, or join the staff at the summer event series: April 23: The Bash at the Shack; May 28: New England Clambake; June 8: World Oceans Day; June 25: Spain; July 23: New Orleans; Aug. 27: Mexico; Sept. 24: Jamaica; Oct., 22: Cuba.

It’s a Burgundy tour with wine dinner at Café Boulud

Here’s another chance to taste some very good wines paired with equally good food. We love wine dinners! Café Boulud (301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach, 561/655-6060) will host a Burgundy wine dinner on April 21, starting at 6:45 p.m. Chef Rick Mace will serve a four-course dinner, and Chef Sommelier Jeremy Broto-Mur will pour wines and discuss the all-important terroir in the Burgundy region. If you love pinot noir and chardonnay, this is a must-do dinner. Reservations required.

Domaine Roland Lavantureux, Chablis, ”Vieilles Vignes”  2014
Watercress veloute, stingray oyster, caviar, nasturtium
Bruno Colin, Chassagne-Montrachet 2013
Porcini ravioli, nettle, pancetta, pecorino
Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur, Volnay 2013
Duck “salmis,” black garlic, spring onion, dandelion
Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy, Gevrey-Chambertin 2011
Plum and Chocolate,  apple granite
Traditional Kir, Edmond Cornu Bourgogne Aligote 2013 & Lucien Jacob Creme de Cassis 
Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber was raised in Boca Raton and has always worked in Palm Beach and Broward counties. She is a career journalist, with 26 years at The Palm Beach Post alone, where she wrote feature and food articles, edited the food section and wrote about wine as part of the Swirl Girls.

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