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Savor the Avenue 2016 menus

Mark your calendars for a memorable evening of dining under the stars—and down the double yellow line of famed Atlantic Avenue—at the food and wine event of the year.

Join hundreds of guests—and 18 of Downtown Delray’s finest restaurants—at Florida’s longest dining table, one that runs more than five blocks. Savor the Avenue reservations are made with the restaurants directly beginning February 1, 2016.

This is the event you don’t want to miss!

32 East

32 E. Atlantic Ave. / 561/276-7868 / 32east.com 

Chef Nick Morfogen changes his menu daily to accommodate only the freshest local and seasonal ingredients. 32 East has a neighborhood bistro ambience, offering a fine dining experience in a comfortable setting. There is a street-side terrace providing an outdoor dining option, along with our lively, full-service bar and lower and upper-level dining rooms.

FEATURED MENU

$150/guest plus tax & gratuity

Hors d’oeuvres

Assorted Antipasto

Sheep’s Milk Ricotta Bruschetta

Heirloom Tomato Jam | Local Arugula & Olio Verde

Wine: Zardetto, Prosecco NV Veneto, Italy

First

Rigatoncini in Fennel Braised Pork Ragú

Fresno Chile | Rapini & Pecorino

Wine: Zenato, Valpolicella 2013

Veneto, Italy

Second

Grilled NY Strip & Asparagus

Truffle-Fontina Twice Baked Potato | Barolo Reduction

Wine: Zenato, Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso 2011

Veneto, Italy

Dessert

Valrhona Dark Chocolate Torta

Pistachio Biscotti | Local Strawberries

50 Ocean

50 S. Ocean Blvd. (A1A) / 561/278-3364 / 50ocean.com

Located above the iconic sports bar, Boston’s on the Beach, 50 Ocean features a sophisticated, Old Florida atmosphere, panoramic ocean views and exquisite cuisine with exciting local influences, presented by a knowledgeable and seasoned staff. Award-winning chef Blake Malatesta is a master talent at creating unique dishes, offsetting different textures and custom sauces in his signature dishes of seafood and meats.

FEATURED MENU

$125/guest plus tax & gratuity

Hors d’oeuvres

Grilled Gulf Coast Oysters

Butter | Garlic | Beer

Pairing: La Marca Prosecco

First

Mini Boil

Mudbugs | Redskins | Corn | Old Bay | Roasted Garlic Bread

Pairing: Abita Wrought Iron IPA

Second

Legs n’ Eggs

Crispy Frog Legs | Okra-Egg Salad | Tabasco

Pairing: Casa Lapostolle “Grand Cuvee” Sauvignon Blanc

Third

Gator Sausage

Pickled Onion Salad | Chickory Jam

Bacardi “Hurricane”

Fourth

Pig “Picnic”

Braised Pork | Grilled Ribs

Crispy Belly | Cheddar Grits

Collards | Abita BBQ

Pairing: Abita Purple Haze

Or

Lobster Jambalaya

Andouille | Local Shrimp

Dirty Rice

Pairing: La Crema Pinot Noir

Dessert

Taste of N’awlins

Beignets | King-Cake | Abita Root Beer Floats

Cabana El Rey

105 E. Atlantic Ave. / 561/274-9090 / cabanarestaurant.com

ZAGAT 2015: “Delicious” Nuevo Latin eats are the draw at this “colorful, vibrant” Delray Beach cantina well served by a “good” staff; festive drinks, including “authentic” mojitos and “thirst-quenching” sangria, “set the scene for a fun evening” including “people-watching” from the sidewalk seats.

FEATURED MENU

$99/guest including tax & gratuity

Grand toast

Spanish Cava

Welcome drink

Caipirinha

First

Ceviche: Fresh Shrimp, Octopus, Scallops and Calamari Marinated in Aji Amarillo, Hot Rocoto Peppers, Garlic, Lime Juice, Cilantro, Viandas and Maiz Tosatado

Paired with: Sauvignon Blanc

Second

Ensalada Cabana: Field Greens, Hearts of Palm, Queso Blanco, Tomatoes, Red Onions, Olives with a Black Bean Vinaigrette

Paired with: Pinot Grigio

Third

Pernil: Latin American Style Braised Porkshank, Rioja Garlic Demi Glaze, Maduros and Arroz con Gandules

Paired with: Malbec Blend

Fourth

Flan – Traditional Homemade Custard

Paired with: Riesling

Caffe Luna Rosa

34 S. Ocean Blvd. / 561/274-8898 Ext.1 / caffelunarosa.com 

Caffé Luna Rosa is the Italian restaurant on the beach and the oldest Italian restaurant in Delray. It was recently awarded the Delray Beach Restaurant of the Year award for both 2014 and 2015. Caffé Luna Rosa offers an oceanview dining experience where great food and a great environment come together.

FEATURED MENU

$115/guest plus tax & gratuity

Grand toast

Pairing: Rose Zero di Stefani

Hors d’oeuvres

Maine Lobster Meat Ravioli

Lobster Stuffed Inside a Tender Pasta Shell

with Sweet Peas and Sherry Cream Sauce

Pairing: Raeburn Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

Appetizer

Baby Mozzarella & Arugula Salad

with Chopped Plum Tomatoes and

House-Made Balsamic Vinaigrette

Pairing: Flint & Steel Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Entrée

Slow Roasted Prime Filet of Beef

Served with Truffled Potatoes and

Exotic Mushroom Demi-Glaze

Pairing: Cryptic Red Blend, California

Dessert

Zuppa Inglese

Home-Made Sponge Cake Soaked with Italian Liquors

and Layered with Imported Marscapone Mousse

City Oyster

213 E. Atlantic Ave. / 561/272-0220 / cityoysterdelray.com

Featuring fresh seafood delivered and prepared daily, City Oyster has a full sushi bar and a rotating selection of fresh oysters from both coasts. House-made desserts, pies, bread, crackers and pasta are fresh from our bakery located above the restaurant. Our large selection of wines is recognized by Wine Spectator as one of the premier wine selections in the country.

FEATURED MENU

$130/guest plus tax & gratuity

Grand toast

Pairing: Ruffino Prosecco

Hors d’oeuvres

Selected Signature Rolls

from our Sushi Bar

Pairing: Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc

Appetizer

Maine Lobster Roll Eggroll

Asian Caramel Dipping Sauce | Micro Cilantro

Pairing: Tom Gore Vineyards Chardonnay

Entrée

Wild Black Grouper Filet

Confit  of  Shitake | Oyster, & Beech Mushrooms | Sweet Corn Fondue

Pairing: Meiomi Pinot Noir

Dessert

Old Fashioned Creamy Key Lime Pie

Whipped Crème Fresh & Berries

Pairing: Ruffino Moscato D’Asti

Cut 432

432 E. Atlantic Ave. / 561/272-9898 / cut432.com

CUT 432 continues to please. It’s been eight years since CUT 432 opened its glass doors and began to challenge the idea about what a steak house could and should be. It offers succulent cuts of beef, inventive dishes and a great wine list

FEATURED MENU

$135/guest plus tax & 20% gratuity

Hors d’oeuvres

Tuna Poke

Compressed Pineapple | Avocado | Charred Scallion | Yuzu Foam

Wine: Prosecco, Piccini, Veneto, Italy, NV

Second

Scallops Saint Jacques

Wine: Chenin Blanc, Badenhorst Secateurs, South Africa, 2014

Third

Pastrami Rubbed “Dry Aged” Delmonico

Gruyere Potato Rosti | Melted Leeks

Dijon Buerre Blanc

Wine: JAX, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA, 2012

Dessert

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Warm Pudding Cake

House Made Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Drink Pairing Choice of:

Cocktail: Burnt Orange Negroni

Or Dessert Wine:

Torbreck “The Bothie” Muscat, Barossa Valley, 2005

Lemongrass Delray Beach

420 E. Atlantic Ave. / 561/278-5050 / lemongrassasianbistro.com

Lemongrass Delray Beach has been the place to go for Thai, Japanese sushi and Vietnamese since opening. With all rolls and dishes made to order, the chefs can create just about anything to your liking. The notable wine and sake list provides the perfect pairing to any entrée. Zagat 2004–2008: “Excellent”; Sun-Sentinel: Top 10 Asian Restaurants in Florida; Florida Trend: Best New 20 Restaurants in South Florida.

FEATURED MENU

$65/guest plus tax & gratuity

Appetizer

Vegetable Potstickers

Pan Seared Handcraft Famous Vegetable Dumplings Served with a Spicy Reduction Sweet Soy Sauce

First
Mixed Berry Salad

Mixed Berries Tossed with Shallots, Cilantro, Cashew Nuts and Fresh Thai Lime Dressing

Entrée

Choose one of the two options:

Braised Short Ribs

on Thai Masaman Curry Served w/ Spanish Onions, Sweet Potatoes Over Asian Coconut Rice

Or

Perfectly Grilled Organic Fed Salmon Over Pineapple Turmeric Fried Rice and Asian Mango Salsa

Courses paired with Pinot Grigio Stellina de Notte

and Cab BV Century

RACKS Fish House + Oyster Bar

5 SE 2nd Ave. / 561/450-6718 / racksdelray.com

A New England seafood house featuring prohibition-style cocktails and a concept that serves the freshest, highest quality seafood. RACKS Fish House + Oyster Bar features a unique, nouveau-nautical décor to match the responsibly sourced ‘ocean-to-table’ menu that excites and inspires. Culinary Director Matthew Danaher, known for his straightforward style of cooking, has developed an innovative menu that incorporates beloved classics with the modern style and appetite of South Florida. Guests will discover ever-evolving recipes for oysters rack-a-feller, wood grilled octopus, seared scallops, po’ boys and a classic butcher’s cut filet mignon. As well as an extensive live raw bar featuring what’s fresh and in season.

Racks Fish House is known for its buzz-worthy happy hour offered daily from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., 50% off select drinks, $1 oysters (chef’s choice) paired with a happy hour menu everyone enjoys!

FEATURED MENU

$130/guest plus tax & gratuity

Hors d’oeuvres

Iced Island Creek Oysters

Apple Mignonette | Classic Cocktail Sauce

Pairing: LaMarca Prosecco

First

Lobster Poutine

Chips | Cheddar Jack Gravy | Torn Herbs

Pairing: Whitehaven Sav Blanc

Second

Seared Scallop

Butternut Squash “Chowder”

Pairing: William Hill Chard

Third

Wood Grilled Skirt Steak

Cauliflower Gratin | Mushroom | Red Wine Jus

Pairing: Louis Martini CA Cab Sauv

Dessert

Dessert Surprise

Worth The Wait

Pairing: Noval 10yr Tawny

Max’s Harvest

169 NE 2nd Ave. / 561/381-9970 / maxsharvest.com

Since its debut in 2011, Max’s Harvest has been a favorite destination for dinner and weekend brunch in Pineapple Grove. It’s heritage of fresh, local, natural ingredients and simple preparations has earned Max’s Harvest distinction among its guests and peers as a premier farm-to-table restaurant. Food tastes naturally delicious when grown with care, harvested at precisely the right moment and delivered to our kitchen directly from the source. Fresh ingredients are a delight to the senses and the essence of great cooking. We hope you enjoy the sheer pleasure of seasonal, locally-grown ingredients and the simple, sophisticated flavors that result when you let the land speak for itself.

FEATURED MENU

$125/guest plus tax & gratuity

“Taste of” Cocktail

The Forest Fire

Old Forester Bourbon | Ancho Reyes

Local Honey + Cardamom

Snack

Falafel Bacaláo Croquetas

Lemon + Tahini

First

Octopus Anticuchos

Aji Panca | Chorizo | Peruvian Cassoulet

Paired with Bonterra Viognier

Second

Anson Mills Farro ‘Paella’

Diver Scallops | Florida Shrimp | Escargot + Favas

Paired with Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc

Third

DIY Short Rib Tacos

Estella’s Tortillas | Mole Verde + Cotija Cheese

Paired with Laetitia Pinot Noir

Sweet

Flavors of ‘Baklava’

Orange Ginger Cake | White Chocolate Mousse

Pistachio Cremeux + Phyllo Dough

Paired with 1000 Stories Zinfandel

Max’s SOHO

116 NE 6th Ave. / 561/501-4332 / sohodelray.com

Like our sister restaurant, Max’s Harvest, in Pineapple Grove, “SoHo” is off the Ave. The vintage 1925 cottage in historic Delray Beach once known as the “Falcon House” is Max’s newest concept. SoHo is a gathering spot for locals, foodies, in-the-biz folks and Delray’s many visitors. The Max heritage for quality food is evident throughout the menu, from small plate selections to salads and entrées, using seasonal ingredients and simple preparations. Friendly, knowledgeable bartenders serve-up a generous selection of craft beers and small batch spirits, every night until 2 a.m. At SoHo, meet your friends, make new ones and have a good time. Remember, all of our friends were strangers once!

(see Max’s Harvest menu above)

Gary Rack’s Fat Rooster

204 E. Atlantic Ave. / 561/266-3642 / thefatrooster.com

Gary Rack’s Fat Rooster, merges true iconic Southern dining with nostalgic-American tradition that guests can relate to. Offering comfort classics in a dining scene fit for an era of American building blocks, the Fat Rooster will bring you back in time to a simpler lifestyle. This feel-good atmosphere attracts all walks of life, marrying hearty appetites and serving platefuls of  “remember whens.”

FEATURED MENU

$90/guest plus tax & gratuity

Hors d’oeuvres

Southern Spread

Warm Cheddar Dip | Pickled Vegetables | Benne Seed Crackers

Pairing: Ruffino Prosecco

First

Quail + Kale

Southern Fried Carolina Quail | Kale | Carolina Gold

Apples | Moonshine Dressing

Pairing: Tom Gore Chardonnay

Second

BBQ Brisket Biscuit

Rainbow Root Slaw + Spicy Pickles

Pairing: Ravenswood Sonoma County Zinfandel

Third

Low Country Shrimp + Grits

Smoked Ham | Vidalia Onion | Charred Tomato + Beer Gravy

Pairing: Meiomi Pinot Noir

Dessert

Dessert Surprise

Worth The Wait

Pairing: Watchdog Rock Riesling

Rocco’s Tacos

110 E. Atlantic Ave. / 561/808-1100 / roccostacos.com

Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar offers an authentic taste of Mexico in a fun, casual environment where guests can sample over 400 varieties of tequila and enjoy guacamole made tableside.

FEATURED MENU

$90/guest plus tax & gratuity

Hors d’oeuvres

Empanada Duo

Plantain Masa: Black Beans | Kale Queso Fresco| Smoked Chile Aioli

Cilantro Tinted Corn Masa: Oaxaca Cheese

Winter Squash | Chile de Arbol Salsa

Paired w/ the Black Diamond Margarita

First

Octopus al Carbon

Corn Masa Sopes | Jalapeno Hummus

Lobster Veracruzano | Micro Cilantro

Paired w/ Casamigos Silver

Second

Short Rib Birria

Ancho Braised Short Rib | Roasted Winter Vegetables | Corn Masa Dumplings | Pickled Cabbage

Paired w/ Milagro Barrel Select Reposado

Dessert

Mexican Flourless Chocolate Cake

Patron XO Chocolate Mouse | Black Cherry Mole

Paired w/ Milagro Barrel Select Anejo

Salt 7

32 SE 2nd Ave. / 561/274-7258 / salt7.com

Our concept presents prime steaks, award-winning sushi and premium cocktails in a trendy upscale atmosphere. We pay attention to every detail to ensure your experience is remarkable from the moment you step into the restaurant. The ownership group has more than 15 years of experience in upscale dining and nightlife. They have traveled the world, having visited the hottest spots in the top destinations across the country and overseas.

FEATURED MENU

$150/guest plus tax & gratuity

Hors d’oeuvres

Seaweed Salad

First

Tuna Poke

Avocado, Toasted Sesame Oil, Citrus Ponzu,

Scallion, Red Onion inside of Crispy Wonton Shells

Second

Prime 12oz Filet & Seared Jumbo Sea Scallops

served with Grilled Asparagus

Dessert

7-Layer Chocolate Cake

Wine & Drink Pairings to accompany each course

Solita & Mastino

25 NE 2nd Ave. / 561/899-0888 / solitaitalian.com

Enjoy the tastes of SoLita, “South of Little Italy,” where our Italian-American recipes have been passed down for generations. We splurge on the freshest and finest hand-picked ingredients, and our tasty, made-to-order dishes will take you to an experience you can only get at our “home.”

FEATURED MENU

$110/guest plus tax & gratuity

Hors d’oeuvres

Old School Meatball

San Marzano Tomato Basil Gravy

Ricotta Cheese | Crostini Bread

Accompaniment: Solita Sexy Grapes Cocktail

First

Shrimp SoLita

Crispy Shrimp, Roasted Pepper,

Garlic Verde Drizzle, Tarter dip

Accompaniment: Esperrto Pinot Grigio

Second

Main Plate Duo:

Lobster Francese & Piccolo Ossobuco

1/2 Lobster Tail Francese, Lemon, Butter

Braised Veal Ossobuco, Roasted Vegetables

Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Bed of Spinach

Accompaniment: Ferrari Carano Sienna Meritage

Dessert

Warm Italian Bread Pudding

Whiskey Walnut Sauce

Accompaniment: Ruffino Moscato

Taverna Opa

270 E. Atlantic Ave. / 561/303-3602 / tavernaopa.com

Taverna Opa is the embodiment of the Greek spirit of Opa–a gathering place for guests to celebrate the basic elements of life: food, drinks and music enjoyed with family and friends. Come experience a different approach to dining that energizes, where previous dining norms are broken and spirits are lifted with every single napkin in the air.

FEATURED MENU

$80/guest plus tax & gratuity

Hors d’oeuvres

Cold Piiikia

Tzatziki, Melitzanosalata, Tarama, Kafteri,

Dolmades, &Olives, Greek Salad

Accompaniment: Moschofilero White Wine, Boutari 2012

First

Mini Thalasino

Lamb Ribs, Keftedes, Spanakopita

Accompaniment: Pavlou, Kilma

Second

Lamb Chops, Roast Lamb, Prawn

Served with Potatoes

Accompaniment: Megapanos, Old Cellar Red

Dessert

Baklava & Galakotoboureko

Accompaniment: Samos Wine

The Office

201 E. Atlantic Ave. / 561/276-3600 / theofficedelray.com

Feast on delicious, gourmet comfort food at this outstanding American gastropub, where the food is as important as the creative cocktails, the selection of craft beer and the noteworthy wine list. This wonderful, four-course meal will showcase gifted executive sous chef Brian Cantrell’s innovative cuisine, including refreshing salads, sublime small plates, award-winning burgers, enticing chicken, steak and fish dishes and delectable desserts.

FEATURED MENU

$125/guest plus tax & gratuity

Reception

Glass of Champagne

Hors d’oeuvres

Shrimp Cocktail | Mini Mac & Cheese Balls

Appetizer

Slow Braised Short Rib & Pan Seared Divers Scallop

Maine Lobster Aricini | Chipotle Carrot & Truffled English Pea Sauces

Paired with Rose Wine

Entrées / Choice of:

Sautéed Striped Bass

Whipped Yukon Mash | Asparagus | Rock Shrimp Hollandaise

Or

Crisp Skin Murrays Chicken Breast

Smoked Cauliflower Puree | Baby Spinach

Porcini Ragout | Marsala Demi

Or

28 Day Dry Aged New York Strip Steak

Potato-Parsnip Galette | Crisp Brussels sprouts

Port Wine Reduction and Roquefort Blue Cheese

Each Entree Option Paired with White or Red Wine

Dessert

Nutella Swirl Panna Cotta

Strawberry Habanero Soup | Lemon Beignets

Valrhona Chocolate Crunch | Coffee Semifredo

Vanilla Bean Anglaize | Raspberry Chambord Coulis | Family style

Paired with Prosecco

Tryst

4 E. Atlantic Ave. / 561/921-0201 / trystdelray.com

Tryst is a local restaurant with a neighborhood pub feeling. We offer happy hour, dinner and weekend brunch. The menu is inspired by the rich bar culture of Europe, with an emphasis on seasonal, mostly local, farm-fresh ingredients.

FEATURED MENU

$90/guest plus tax & gratuity

Amuse

Short Rib “Tartare”
Horseradish Cream | Pickled Mustard Seed

Micro Beet Greens | Crostini

Paired with Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc

First

Bell  & Evans Chicken Pot Pie

Peas & Carrots | Smoked Sea Salt

Watercress | Heirloom Tomatoes

Paired with Carmel Road “Unoaked” Chardonnay

Main Course

Braised Berkshire Pork Shank | Cheddar Grits Brussels Sprouts | Pickled Fresno Chilies

Paired with La Crema Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Dessert

Warm Chocolate Brownie

Stout Ice Cream | Bourbon Caramel

Paired with Silver Palm Cabernet Sauvignon

Vic & Angelo’s

290 E. Atlantic Ave. / 561/278-9570 / vicandangelos.com

Dine on mouthwatering, rustic Italian cuisine created by talented executive chef Erick Miranda. The expansive menu truly pays homage to the fine culinary traditions of Italy. This enticing, four-course meal will showcase the restaurant’s superb salads, house-made pasta, fresh fish and seafood, scrumptious veal and chicken entrées and decadent desserts. The full bar features inventive cocktails, as well as an impressive selection of wine and beer.

FEATURED MENU

$120/guest plus tax & gratuity

Hors d’oeuvres

V&A Ravioli

Paired with

Vic and Angelo’s Signature Toscana

Antipasti

John’s Mom’s Meatball

Cuterfranca Rosso, Lo Sparviere

Paired with Vini Artico Pinot Grigio

Entrée

Lobster Risotto

Main Lobster Meat, Pea, Pecorino

Cheese, White Truffle Oil

Paired with

Vini Artico Pinot Grigio

Dolce

Cannoli

Paired with Treviso Prosecco

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