Tanzy hosts Silver Oak wine dinner
On Jan. 18 is a four-course wine dinner from Chef/COO of iPic, Sherry Yard, featuring wines from Silver Oak and dishes such as tuna crudo (pictured), a beets and burrata salad, a filet mignon and Concord cake, plus more. Cost is $150 (less if you’re an iPic Access Gold or Platinum member) and starts at 7 p.m.
Tanzy Boca Mizner Park, 301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561/922-6699
Champagne brunch at new Sardinia in Delray
The new Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante in Delray Beach (pictured above) has been open since late last year and is a sister location to a longtime Miami Beach fave of the same name. The enoteca part refers to the wine selection (it means “wine repository”) and a nice option offered to order by the “quartino.” This is a measurement of wine poured, in a separate, small glass carafe that will give you about 1 ½ glasses of wine. It’s cheaper than a bottle, and not much more than a glass, so is worth trying.
Sardinia is now hosting a champagne brunch every Saturday and Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. that includes an a la carte menu and special Veuve Clicquot bottle specials. The menu includes staples such as eggs Benedict, but also spaghetti carbonara, frittata Napoletana, zucchini tart and steak and eggs.
3035 S. Federal Highway, Delray Beach; 561/332-3406
Winter winner: Harvest Seasonal cabernet dinner
Being a big, bold wine lover, the upcoming cabernet wine dinner at Harvest Seasonal starting at 6 p.m. on Jan. 18 just screams “try me!” Especially during a cool(er) week of weather, this five-course dinner sounds warm and welcoming with the menu including espresso-rubbed Wagyu carpaccio paired with an Alamo Argentinian red wine, or a dry-rubbed lamb loin churrasco with a Martini red from Napa Valley, and more. Cost is $75, excluding tax/gratuity. Reservations required.
1841 S. Federal Highway, Delray Beach; 561/266-3239
New Pitbull venue to put on your summer calendar
The Grammy-winning singer Pitbull is scheduled to open a restaurant called iLov305 inside Miami Beach’s former Bon Air Hotel on Ocean Drive. Plans call for a main dining space, VIP rooms and four bars inside what’s called the “Where What Happens, Never Happened” venue. Sounds like Miami Beach to me. Also in the plans are cigar rollers, a daiquiri bar and Pitbull’s private hangout space, called the “Dale!” room. The dining menu is going to have American comfort food and modern Latin cuisine. Pitbull also owns a Dominican Republic restaurant and is an investor in the Miami Subs Grill. Stay tuned.
Lynn Kalber was raised in Boca Raton and has spent her life working 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.