Friday, November 26, 2021

From the Magazine: Leave It to the Experts

Consider these private spaces next time you want to throw a hassle-free dinner party

For some of us, hosting a gathering at home is exhilarating, while for others it’s exhausting. These restaurants give you the option of celebrating a festive occasion with loved ones in an intimate space while being pampered by expert staff members and celebrated chefs in a relaxing atmosphere.

LE BILBOQUET

This French bistro includes a second-floor space that can accommodate up to 30 guests. Interior designer David Lucido focused on a French Art Deco-inspired style that exudes a subtle elegance while still feeling comfortable. Whether you’re looking to host a ladies lunch, corporate dinner or holiday party with a DJ, Le Bilboquet can offer a memorable experience that’s catered to all your needs.

245a Worth Ave., Palm Beach; 561/812-2363; lebilboquetpb.com

FLORIE’S

Tranquil ocean views are the backdrop to your private space at this Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach on-site restaurant. Here, you can host up to 24 guests for breakfast, lunch or dinner while overlooking the resort pool and sprawling sea; make sure to take advantage of the covered outdoor terrace. Linking the inside and outside, interior designer Martin Brudnizki created a neutral color palette highlighted with muted blush and turquoise hues that give this space a glamorous yet relaxed Palm Beach vibe.

2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach; 561/533-3750; floriespb.com

PISTACHE FRENCH BISTRO

Transport your guests to Paris in this private dining room that can host up to 70 for lunch or dinner and 85 for passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Choose from French favorites like steak tartare, croque monsieur, quiche Lorraine and steak frites. There are prix-fixe menu and bar packages for every price point, and the room offers audiovisual capabilities including a screen and projector.

101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561/833-5090; pistachewpb.com

FARMER’S TABLE

With two locations in Palm Beach County, you have several options to enjoy the seasonally inspired menu and “feel good food.” Its Boca Raton location has six private spaces, from the Grand Ballroom and charming Oak Room to an outdoor space overlooking the pool and smaller breakout boardrooms. In North Palm Beach, you’ll find a conference room for up to 12 guests and the Grand Ballroom, which overlooks the verdant golf course, and can host up to 350.

1901 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton; 561/417-5836

951 U.S. Highway 1, North Palm Beach; 561/691-3430

dinefarmerstable.com

THE DELRAY BEACH MARKET

Host a buzz-worthy private dinner in the upstairs mezzanine. The space, complete with private bar, ping-pong table, demo kitchen and a spacious outdoor balcony, can accommodate up to 175 of your closest friends. The unique draw here is that you can offer your guests more than 20 cuisine options by giving them Market Cards and letting them sample the vendors downstairs before heading back upstairs to the party.

33 S.E. Third Ave., Delray Beach; 561/562-7000; delraybeachmarket.com


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Christie Galeano-DeMott
Christie is a food lover, travel fanatic, bookworm, Francophile, and she believes art in all its forms is good for the soul. When she’s not writing about the incredible dishes, people and places that capture South Florida's culture and vibe, Christie is irresistibly happy in the company of her husband and a glass of red wine.

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