New Palm Beach Restaurant; Pop-Up Wine Dinner

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The Salt Baked Bronzino at Costa. Photo by Emperimar.

Mediterranean restaurant Costa Palm Beach opens on island

The Salt Baked Branzino at Costa. Photo by Samuel Thornhill/Experimar.

Local restaurateur Sascha Bennemann and his wife, Danielle, have opened a new restaurant on Worth Avenue. Costa Palm Beach is on the second floor of the Esplanade at 150 Worth Ave. and is light and bright with fine art photography on the walls, and a seasonal menu.

Costa Chef David Valencia. Photo by Experimar.
Costa Chef David Valencia. Photo by Samuel Thornhill/ Experimar.

Executive Chef David Valencia is behind the dishes that include charred Spanish octopus and Greek and Turkish mezze platters. Seafood is highlighted, too, as are chicken dishes cooked in tagines. Food cooked in tagines is aromatic and great eating, in my experience! Something about the spices and the slow cooking…

There are plans to offer lunch and brunch in the future, but for now, enjoy the cocktail and wine lists along with your salt-baked branzino.

150 Worth Ave., Palm Beach; 561/429-8456

Pop-up wine dinner at Serenity spotlights global varieties

The intimate Serenity Garden Tea House tucked off Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach is a cozy, welcoming spot for a global wine dinner on Feb. 1, starting at 7 p.m. German Chef Michael Ober pairs wines such as gewürztraminer, pinot noir and a sauternes with dishes like curry lemongrass cappuccino with langoustine skewer, or scallops with saffron licorice risotto. The cost is $69 per person.

316 Vallette Way, West Palm Beach; 561/339-2444

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