One of the classic—and classy—Palm Beach hotels officially opens a new restaurant on Dec. 7. Executive Chef Tom Whitaker will offer classics and health-minded dishes, featuring local seasonal items. The décor (pictured) has citrus prints and photos of Palm Beachers and celebrities at The Colony from past decades. Live music is offered nightly, featuring jazz great Copeland Davis, along with other performers. Also serving an al fresco breakfast, lunch and dinner poolside. Very Palm Beach.
The Colony Palm Beach, 15 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach; 561/655-5430; thecolonypalmbeach.com
Café des Beaux-Arts
Through April 21, this beautiful museum offers a bit of Downton Abbey with Gilded Age-style tea lunches in the railway palace. That means tea sandwiches (no crusts!), scones, sweets and, of course, tea. Served on the Whitehall china, this is as close as you’re going to get to the Gilded Age lifestyle. Cost is $22 for museum members, $40 for non-members and includes admission to this museum, tax and gratuity. Served 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, and noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Flagler Museum, One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach; 561/655-2833; flaglermuseum.us
Open 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 5:30 to 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Formerly The Towers restaurant, this space has been remodeled and is open to the public. Look for Executive Chef Philip Kroesen’s take on classic dishes, including risotto, jumbo shrimp cocktail, double-cut lamb chops, beef stroganoff and more.
Palm Beach Towers, 44 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach; 561/659-3241; restaurant44palmbeach.com
Florie’s at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
Scheduled to open this season, this Mediterranean restaurant will have two-Michelin-star chef Mauro Colagreco overseeing the kitchen, while Chef de Cuisine Florenzo Barbieri will lead the daily meals. Of note: The wine by the glass list features all sustainable wines.
2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach; 561/582-2800; fourseasons.com
Blaze Pizza opens second Boca venue, offers free pizza
This “fast artisanal pizza” chain is opening the second Boca Raton location on Dec. 5, and is giving away pizzas that day to anyone who follows them on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. They expect to give away more than 1,000 pizzas. Customers customize their pizzas with made-from-scratch dough, and the menu includes gluten-free dough, vegan cheese, animal rennet free dairy and tree-nut free pesto.
Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza, 20522 S. State Road 7, Boca Raton; blazepizza.com