UPDATE: Due to the weather, this event has been postponed. Stay tuned on Bocamag.com for updates!
This is a dinner pairing night, but not your usual fare or drink. That’s what makes it a great escape!
On June 18, Executive Chef Miguel Santiago from Hilton West Palm Beach will be pairing with the always-creative Death or Glory from Delray Beach to serve a Caribbean-inspired dinner paired with creative cocktails. This takes place in the Hilton’s lushly planted surroundings.
Starting at 7 p.m., the menu includes Caribbean lobster empanadas paired with Don Pancho 8-year rum, lime, honey and prosecco. Other dishes in the five-course menu include a tableside paella Valenciana, a charred churrasco, mofongo and more. The cocktails, such as the Espolon Reposado (pictured above) with St. George Green Chili Vodka, Ancho Reyes, guava and agave, will help bring the islands to you.
Cost is $99, plus tax/gratuity. Visit Eventbrite to purchase tickets.
Chef James King moves to Marriott Singer Island
When the oceanfront Delray Sands Resort underwent an extensive renovation in 2014, nobody was familiar with the restaurant Latitudes. That changed with the arrival of Executive Chef James King, and he is responsible for putting some delicious, creative meals front and center for foodies in the area. The beautiful setting didn’t hurt, either.
But things change, and now King is executive chef at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa, where he helms the 3800 Ocean restaurant. King is a graduate of the International Culinary Academy in Pittsburgh (now Le Cordon Bleu) and his 17-year career is full of experience at the Miami Four Seasons and The Breakers, too. His new digs are oceanfront, too, and that along with his prowess for serving memorable seafood dishes will drive fans to Singer Island. Keep him on your radar.
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.