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“Bubbles and The Beatles” and Four Chefs’ Dinner at 50 Ocean

Chef Thomas Op’t Holt of 50 Ocean (Photo by Gyorgy Papp Photography)

If there’s anything better than having one chef create a special dinner featuring Moet & Chandon Champagne, it’s four chefs working together to serve a five-course meal.

That’s what 50 Ocean’s Executive Chef Thomas Op’t Holt has done for an Aug. 16 dinner, bringing in popular Chef Blake Malatesta, Chef David Schroeder from Brick & Barrel Gastro Pub and Chef Adam Brown of The Cooper.

They will serve five courses paired with what they’re calling the Magical Mystery Tour of Moet & Chandon: the 2009 Moet Grand Vintage Rose, 2009 Moet Grand Vintage, Moet Nectar Imperial Rose and Moet Ice Imperial. Cost is $165 (excluding tax/gratuity) and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited; reservations required.

50 Ocean, 50 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach; 561/278-3364;

Calaveras Cantina brings in new executive chef

Chef Angelo Arboleda

Executive Chef Angelo Arboleda has taken over the kitchen at Calaveras Cantina along the Intracoastal in Jupiter. His resume is impressive: a degree from Florida Culinary Institute, a line cook at Cucina del’Arte (now Cucina Palm Beach) for Chef Clayton Carnes, then Café Boulud for Chef Jim Leiken, then Chez Jean-Pierre, and he opened Tiger Woods’ restaurant The Woods in 2015 as sous chef.

Calaveras Cantina, 125 Dockside Drive, Jupiter;


Win a dinner for six at Josie’s Ristorante

If you’re dropping in for dinner or passing by Josie’s Ristorante in Boynton Beach, put your business card or fill out an entry slip to put in the oversized wine glass at the bar. You just might win a dinner for six from Chef Mark Militello, who has a James Beard award to his name. Entries need to be submitted by Aug. 31 and the winner will be announced in early September. Good luck to all!

Josie’s Ristorante, 1502 S. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach; 561/364-9601;

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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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