Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Bourbon, bites and bosses

New fall dishes, Bourbon & Bites: At 50 Ocean

We are so ready for fall, and 50 Ocean’s Chef Blake Malatesta is already there with innovative additions to his menu. Try the garlic/herb-marinated backyard skirt steak with mushroom ravioli, pearl onions and black truffle vinaigrette—or the caramelized scallops with curried sweet potato, roasted-toasted cauliflower and kimchee vinaigrette. Those are just two new dishes, but there are many more.

Or plan to attend Oct. 20’s Bourbon & Bites, part of the Chef’s Tasting Series that will pair Jim Beam bourbons with five courses of delicious at 6:30 p.m. for $69 per person, plus tax and gratuity. That includes the Jim Beam brands Knob Creek, Booker’s, Baker’s and Basil Hayden all the way through dessert, which is a four-part tasting of triple cream, caramel Brule, butter cake and apple pie. Oh my.

All of this will take place on the beach at 50 S. Ocean Blvd. (above Boston’s), Delray Beach, 561/278-3364. Reservations include complimentary valet parking and admission to Boston’s on the Beach after the dinner for blues singer Brandon Santini.

Remember Bosses’ Day: Take yours to The Office

On Oct. 16 (It’s a Friday, thank goodness) it would be a good idea to remember your boss. Food and getting away from the rat race are always welcome gifts, so take your team and head over to The Office (201 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561/276-3600), where your special boss will receive a free dessert and baseball cap (one per table.) That should give you some desk points, and you’ll get to dine at this gastro pub, too.

About the Author

Lynn Kalber wasn’t born in Boca Raton, but she attended elementary through high school there, so she might as well have been. She’s a graduate of the University of Florida and has been in journalism most of her life, including 26 years at The Palm Beach Post. She’s written feature and food stories, and edited food copy among other jobs, including blogging about wine (The Swirl Girls). Her husband is writer and author Scott Eyman. They live in West Palm Beach with an assortment of cats and dogs.

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