Savor the Avenue 2019: Where to Go, What to Eat

Savor the Avenue (Photo by Living Exposure Photography)

THE MENUS ARE IN!

Monday, Match 25, 2019
Rain Date: March 26, 2019

Make your reservations for a memorable evening of dining under the stars—and down the double yellow line of famed Atlantic Avenue—and 14 of Downtown Delray’s finest restaurants—at Florida’s longest dining table, one that runs more than five blocks. This is an evening you don’t want to miss.

Reservations open Feb. 1, 2019 at all participating restaurants.

Event Details

WHAT: This 11-year-old tradition of dining under the stars on East Atlantic Avenue is a four-course sit-down downtown Delray Beach dining experience you won’t want to miss. Each restaurant will be serving a specially designed four-course dinner with beverage pairings.

WHERE: Downtown Delray Beach on East Atlantic Avenue from Swinton Avenue to East Fifth Avenue (U.S. 1) Outside on the street.

WHEN: Mon., March 25
Rain Date: Tues., March 26
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

CHARITY: Healthier Delray Beach is a community-driven initiative serving as a trusted advocate for the behavioral health needs of every Delray Beach resident. Partnering with local schools, Healthier Delray Beach offers training, resources and a network of services that provide what students, their families and school staff need to thrive. Through the Stock Our Schools campaign, Healthier Delray Beach outfits each classroom with “cozy corners”—a safe space for students to go for calm, comfort and self-regulation. School staff receive supplies and information, equipping them with the tools to help students be their healthiest, happiest, and most productive.

RESERVE YOUR SEAT: (no ticket to be purchased—reservations only)

Reservations are to be made directly with the restaurant of your choice. Review the restaurant listings and menu offerings within this section. Contact the restaurant of your choice to make a reservation. Seating is limited. Reservations reserved with a credit card depend on each restaurant’s policy.

HOW TO CHECK IN AT THE EVENT: Arrive the evening of March 25 and make your way to the restaurant location on East Atlantic Avenue. Each restaurant’s tables will be near its physical location. Check in with the host/hostess to receive your Savor the Avenue lanyard. Show the lanyard to receive complimentary cocktails at beverage stations within the event. A Savor restaurant map will be listed on DowntownDelrayBeach.com/SavorTheAvenue

TABLE DÉCOR CONTEST: For the sixth year, Savor the Avenue restaurants will be competing for the “Best in Show” table. From elegant to eclectic, each restaurant stages a unique theme through its table settings to showcase its special style or cuisine. Arrive early and walk the Avenue to view the beautifully decorated tables. Don’t forget to vote for the People’s Choice Award by voting for your favorite Savor the Avenue tablescape by uploading a picture of it to Facebook or Instagram, using #SavorPeoplesChoice and checking into or tagging the restaurant name. A judging panel will also be scoring the tables to award three top prizes to the restaurant with the best table décor.

GREET, TOAST & DINE:

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.: After checking in, enjoy a complimentary drink during the welcome reception provided by each participating restaurant. Locate your seats at Florida’s longest dining table, and prepare to enjoy a beautiful night.

6:15 p.m.: Seating begins. Welcome comments and grand toast will be provided by Steve Weagle, chief meteorologist, WPTV.

6:30 to 9 p.m.: Four-course dinner served with custom adult beverage pairings.

7:30 p.m.: Table décor contest winner announced.

ATTIRE: Downtown Delray Beach evening casual or themed depending on the restaurant motif.

PARKING: Public parking lots and garage parking are available, as well as some valet locations. Atlantic Avenue will be closed during the event. Side streets will remain open for vehicle access. (East Atlantic Avenue is closed from Swinton to Federal Highway to vehicle traffic.)

Garages:

Old School Square Parking Garage
Northeast First Street and Northeast First Avenue

Robert Federspiel Garage
Southeast First Avenue and Southeast First Street

Visit DowntownDelrayBeach.com/Parking for more information.

LET US KNOW HOW THE EVENT WAS!

After the event, take a moment to complete a quick survey about your experience and enter to win a dinner for two at your choice of any Downtown Delray Beach restaurant.

To take the short survey, visit SavorAtlanticAve.com.

Share your photos from the evening!
#DowntownDelray #BocaMag #SavorTheAvenue

We ask that you please Savor responsibly. Produced by Downtown Development Authority of Delray Beach, FL, Delray Beach magazine and Boca magazine. 


Menus

50 Ocean

50 S. Ocean Blvd., 561/278-3364; 50ocean.com
$149 per guest plus tax and gratuity

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. 50 Ocean’s award-winning chef, Thomas Opt Holt, is a master talent at creating unique dishes, offsetting different textures and custom sauces in his signature seafood and meat dishes.

50 Ocean Presents: Winter is Coming

OYSTERS, CLAMS AND COCKLES
Served on the wall, fire-roasted cocktail sauce, lemons, horseradish
Choice of cocktail- Stallion Heart or Stark and Stormy

I GRAND PLATTERS OF CHARCUTERIES AND CHEESES
Frays pie, country pâté, salted pork, wild boar salami, duck rillettes, Parmesan, pecorino Romano, manchego, high garden fruits, sugar almonds, jams and honey
The Prisoner, Red Blend, Napa 2016

II DOTHRAKI GOAT EMPANADAS
Pickled mushrooms, preserved goat cheese, fermented aioli

III ESOS SEAFOOD STEW
Lobster, shrimp, crab, cod, mussels, swank vegetables, saffron broth
Blindfold, White Blend, California, 2016

IV HOUSE OF BOLTEN WHOLE PIG
Flayed and roasted, parsnip confit, roasted cauliflower, hassle-back butternut squash, marbled potatoes
Rombauer Chardonnay, Carneros, 2016 or Gary Farrell Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, 2014

V TOWER OF JOY
Assorted cakes and accoutrements
“White Walker”

 

Caffe Luna Rosa

34 S. Ocean Blvd., 561/274-8898, ext.1; caffelunarosa.com
$135 per guest plus tax and gratuity

Caffé Luna Rosa is the Italian restaurant on the beach and the oldest Italian restaurant in Delray Beach. Awarded the Delray Beach Restaurant of the Year in 2014 and 2015, Caffé Luna Rosa offers an ocean-view dining experience where great food and a great environment come together.

MAINE LOBSTER & SHRIMP BRUSCHETTA
Maine lobster and gulf shrimp tossed with house-made aioli and served on a toasted crostini
Spy Valley Sauvingon Blanc

RADIATORE CON TARTUFI
Roasted mushroom and truffle sauce with housemade radiatore pasta
Ferzo Montepulciano D’Abruzzo

FOREVER BRAISED WAGYU SHORTRIB
Fresh Florida corn risotto topped with slow-roasted Jackman Ranch organic short-rib and Barolo demi-glace
Red Blend Dimajo “Ramitello”

HEATH BAR CRUNCH CANNOLI-CRISPY
Traditional cannoli shell stuffed with fresh-made Heath bar filling served with Nutella sauce
Graham’s Port

 

Che!!!

900 E. Atlantic Ave., 561/562-5200, cherestaurant.com
$115 per guest plus tax and gratuity

Che!!! is a new concept that brings authentic Argentinian specialties to Delray Beach. This family company has more than 30 years of experience originating in Argentina and then in Spain. At Che!!! guests can enjoy the best Intracoastal views in Delray while having a cocktail in its patio bar and finishing with its delicious steaks. Everything is served in an inviting and friendly atmosphere. See you soon!

Welcome Signature Cocktail: “Amor”
Champagne Served for Toast

FIRST COURSE
Mini empanada, mini sausage, mini cheese triangle and mini chicken brochette

SECOND COURSE
CHE!!! Salad
Baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, mixed nuts, goat cheese, dried cranberries and slow-poached shrimp in garlic-infused olive oil

THIRD COURSE
Filet mignon served in port sauce with potato gratin and vegetables

DESSERT
Apple crumble served with vanilla ice cream and fruit of the forest coulis

Dinner is served with your choice of beverage

 

City Oyster & Sushi Bar

213 E. Atlantic Ave. | 561/272-0220 | cityoysterdelray.com
$150 per guest plus tax and gratuity

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 above the restaurant. Our large selection of wines is recognized by Wine Spectator as one of the premier wine selections in the country.

Grand Toast: Tattinger, Brut, Reims, NV

FIRST
Selected Signature Rolls from our Sushi Bar
Rosé, Figuiere, “Magali” Provence

SECOND
Classic Lobster Bisque
Chardonnay, Falesco,“Tellus” Umbria

THIRD
Chilean Sea Bass Israeli Couscous and Vegetable “Fried Rice”
Sancerre, Domaine de la Rossignole, Loire Valley

DESSERT
Chocolate Nemesis
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Crème Fraiche
Baby Amarone, Zenata,”Alanera” Veneto

 

Cabana El Rey

105 E. Atlantic Ave., 561/274-9090; cabanaelrey.com
$120 per guest plus tax and gratuity

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

Welcome Drink: Coconut Pisco Sour

FIRST
Ceviche Fresh shrimp, octopus, scallops and calamari marinated in aji amarillo, hot rocoto peppers, garlic, lime juice, cilantro, viandas and maiz tostado
Paired with Fraga DO Corbon Godello

SECOND
Ensalada Cabana Field greens, hearts of palm, queso blanco, tomatoes, red onions, olives, black bean vinaigrette
Paired with Eidos Albariño

THIRD
Pernil Latin American-style braised pork shank, rioja garlic demi-glace, maduros and arroz con gandules
Paired with El Pedrosal Crianza

DESSERT
Tres Leches with Guava
Paired with Weinzerkeller Andau “Fahrenheit 19” Ice Wine

 

Death or Glory

116 NE Sixth Ave., 561/808-8814; deathorglorybar.com
$120 per guest plus tax and gratuity

Escape into Delray! Inspired by Death or Glory’s tiki bar, nestled behind the nearly 100-year-old Falcon House, Chef Daniel Dore has crafted a four-course tiki dinner with tiki cocktail pairings by Ayme Harrison. Bright flavors and beautiful presentation will have you savoring the Ave, tiki-style.

FIRST
Atlantic rock shrimp ceviche
Paired with a guava punch

SECOND
Pineapple pork belly huli-huli
Paired with a Jet Pilot cocktail

THIRD
Asian-style short rib and soba noodle salad with cashews
Paired with a cashew orgeat Mai Tai

FOURTH
Coconut haupia
Paired with a coconut-fat washed Daiquiri

 

Gary Rack’s Farm House Kitchen and Racks

$140 per guest plus tax and gratuity

This year for Savor the Avenue, Gary Rack combined his two Delray Beach locations to offer a one-of-a-kind duo menu to experience both concepts. Gary Rack’s Farmhouse Kitchen is the second location to its flagship store in Boca Raton. This restaurant model is crafted on a philosophy in which the management team takes pride: respecting the guests, honoring the environment and supporting local purveyors. RACKS Fish House + Oyster Bar is a New England seafood house featuring fresh, high-quality seafood paired with Prohibition-style cocktails.

Welcome Drink: One Cool Cucumber

Grand Tasting: Lunetta Prosecco

HORS D’OEUVRES
Avocado Vichyssoise Pickled Vegetables Crudité
Kim Crawford, Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand

FIRST
Beets + Berries & Beans French Beans | Anasazi Beans | Watermelon Radish | Blackberries | Almonds | Lemon Ricotta
Louis Jadot, Bourgogne Blanc, France

SECOND
Braised Pork Belly White Cheddar Polenta | Heirloom Popcorn | Sherry Mustard Glaze
Pascal Jolivet, Sancerre, France

THIRD
Surf + Turf Sliced Tenderloin & Stone Crab Enchilada Butternut Squash + Baby Potato Hash
Four Graces, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

DESSERT
Cinnamon Bun White Chocolate Icing | Pecan Maple Syrup
Pacific Rim, Twin Vineyards, Gewurtraminer

 

L’Acqua

110 E Atlantic Ave., 561/563-7492; lacquaristoranteitaliano.com

$130 per guest plus tax and gratuity

Fine dining Italian restaurant with an excellent menu of delicious appetizers, traditional Italian pastas, prime meats and fresh fish dishes. Our daily specials and large variety of wines will be accompanied by top notch service.

ANTIPASTI
Burrata
House Salad
(Paired with Gavi di gavi)

PASTA COMBO
Penne Pomodoro
Fettuccine Alfredo
(Paired with Falanghina)

MAIN COURSE
Pollo Mattia
Scaloppine Marsala
Snapper Livornesse
(Paired with Zaccagnini riserva)

DOLCI
Assorted Desserts & Coffee
(Paired with limoncello)

 

Lemongrass

420 E. Atlantic Ave., 561/278-5050; lemongrassasianbistro.com
$120 per guest plus tax and gratuity

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 20 New Restaurants in South Florida.

APPETIZER
Homemade vegetable dumplings lobster shrimp shumai

SALAD
Morikami salad kale, romaine, enoki, tomatoes and sesame dressing

ENTREE
Masaman Kea
Lamb stewed for eight hours, Thai Masaman curry, potatoes, white onions, cashew nuts and Roti

OR Goong Makham
Grilled Jumbo River Prawn, tamarind reduction, shallots, micro cilantro and spicy lime chili dressing

OR 7 Premium Servings
You will venture through 7 raw premium sushi, each accompanied with the chef’s personal creation. Each piece of sushi garnished and seasoned to perfection.

DESSERT
Japanese Macha Creme Brûlée

 

The Office

201 E. Atlantic Ave., 561/276-3600; theofficedelray.com
$115 per guest plus tax and gratuity

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.

FLY…
Foie Gras Slider
Seared Hudson valley foie gras, caramelized onion pâté, fennel slaw, pomegranate barbecue
Paired Pinot Grigio Santa Margarita

BREATHE…
Kaffir lime/lemongrass sorbet

SING TOGETHER…
Duet of Duck
Duck leg confit and breast, parsnip puree, “braised and glazed” kale, bulls’ blood demi-glace

Duet Chanterelle crusted filet and Scallop
6 oz. filet mignon medallion, Gigantic Scallop, Chanterelle, brussels and salsify ragout, loganberry caviar demi-glace
Choice of: Italian Barolo, French Rosé or Napa Chardonnay

SMILE…
S’mores’ Mifredo
Graham Sponge cake, bittersweet ganache, whipped marshmallow, vanilla bean ice cream
More preferred wine

 

Rocco’s Tacos

110 E. Atlantic Ave., 561/808-1100, roccostacos.com
$95 per guest plus tax and gratuity

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

FIRST COURSE
Locally Caught Cobia Ceviche
Shaved shallots, radish sprouts, cucumber, Florida orange blossom honey, ginger-infused mezcal agua
Paired with Coconut Orange Margarita

SECOND COURSE
El Taco Cubano
Garlic mojo pork carnitas with jamon serrano, spicy-sweet pickled cucumber relish, aged manchego cheese and roasted habanero mustard
Served on hand-ground organic blue corn tortilla
Paired with Rosé Sangria

THIRD COURSE
Adobo Seared Filet Mignonette
Herb goat cheese crust, charred jalapeño creamed corn, sherry-braised rainbow chard
Paired with Tequila Tasting Flight

FOURTH COURSE
Florida Key Lime Margarita Pie Graham Crust & Mango Sorbet
Paired with Extra Añjeo Sipping Tequila

 

Salt7

32 S.E. Second Ave., 561/274-7258; salt7.com
$150 per guest plus tax and gratuity

Indulge your palate with modern American shareable plates, gourmet entrees and premium cocktails in a trendy, upscale atmosphere. Our unique name is derived from a blend of seven exotic sea salts used to season our prime steaks and enticing dishes, making them truly unforgettable. We pay attention to every detail, ensuring your dining experience is remarkable from the moment you step into Salt7 on Atlantic Avenue in beautiful Delray Beach.

FIRST COURSE
Tempura Zucchini Blossoms
English Peas, Seasoned Mascarpone, Carrot Ginger Puree

SECOND COURSE
Gremolata Crusted Halibut
Fiddlehead Ferns, Lobster Beurre Blanc

THIRD COURSE
Grilled Prime NY Strip
Charred Tomato Compote, White Truffle Aioli, Braised Asparagus

DESSERT
Meyer lemon tart
Swiss Meringue, Huckleberry, Ginger

 

Vic & Angelo’s

290 E. Atlantic Ave., 561/278-9570; vicandangelos.com
$130 per guest plus tax and gratuity

Vic & Angelo’s Delray team is entirely dedicated to providing our guests with the very finest quality of Italian-American cuisine, accompanied with exceptional service and genuine hospitality. Amid recently changing ownership, our number one goal is to share our vision of a premium class restaurant and serve amazing food with excellent service. This Savor the Ave, we are excited to showcase Chef Mimo D’Amore’s love, passion and skill for cooking. It’s going to be an amazing night, so save the date and join us at our table.

Welcome cocktail by Redemption Bourbon

HORS D’OEUVRES
Seared Scallops D’Amore
Cauliflower Puree, Caramel Fennel, Truffle Caviar, Smoked Olive Oil
Paired with Amelia Brut Rosé, Crémant De Bordeaux, France

ANTIPASTI
Duck Confit Tortelloni
Roasted Duck, Orange Zest, Foie Gras, Demi-Glace, Dry Fig, Sage
Paired with Talbott Kali Hart, Pinot Noir, Monterey, California

ENTRÉE
Chilean Seabass
Truffle Mousse, Crispy Chicory, Citrus Reduction Paired with Whitehaven, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

OR

Buffalo Filet ‘Mignon’
Quinoa Parmigiano, Crunch Candied Walnuts, Dijon Mustard
Paired with Da Vinci, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy

DOLCE
Chocolate Rose Tiramisu
Rose Flower Tiramisu, Coffee & Coconut Reduction, Mixed Berries
House Made Limoncello


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