Pistache celebrates 10 years with a party
In a restaurant world where making it through two years is a big deal, we need to acknowledge West Palm’s Pistache French Bistro, which turns 10 this month. This high-quality, comfortable and classy venue is having an anniversary party on April 28 with live music from Sunnyside Swing (6 to 9 p.m.), then a set with DJ Jean Marc. As befits a Parisian-inspired spot, Pommery Champagne will be flowing.
Open daily, the afternoon menu starts at 2:30 p.m. and dinner service starts at 5:30 p.m. with dishes such as grilled swordfish Nicoise (pictured above). Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m., with brunch on Saturday-Sunday starting at 11 a.m. 101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561/833-5090
Chez Marie plans couscous party, summer hours
At this superb French bistro, on April 26, you can enjoy a couscous party, featuring Chef Stephane’s Couscous Royal (with lamb, chicken, merguez, veggies and more). Then catch live music from singer Theirry Khalfa from 6 to 9 p.m. Starting May 1, Chez Marie moves to summer hours. The restaurant will be closed for lunch and Sundays, and dinner hours will be Monday to Saturday starting at 4:30 p.m.*
5030 Champion Blvd., Boca Raton; 561/997-0027
Superb pairing: Stags’ Leap wine dinner at NYY Steak
In May, you can take a breath between the season ending and the summer beginning. It’s a good time to treat yourself, and here’s one of your options.
On May 17, NYY Steaks’ Executive Chef Matthew Zappoli is preparing five courses to pair with the high-end Stags’ Leap winery. I’m putting you on notice early because it’s sure to sell out with the combination of great food and terrific wine.
Starting at 7 p.m., you can enjoy dishes such as pan-roasted butter fish with a 2016 chardonnay, an herb-crusted Colorado lamb loin with the 2015 petit syrah, an almond tart with the 2016 viognier, and more. Cost is $200 per person, excluding tax/gratuity. Reservations are required. At Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, 5550 NW 40 St., Coconut Creek; 954/585-5379
* This post has been updated to correct the summer hours that were previously published.
(Grilled swordfish nicoise photo by Jordan Vilonna)
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. She lives in West Palm Beach with her husband, writer and author Scott Eyman.