Savor the Avenue 2020: The Menus Are In!

Savor the Avenue (Photo by Living Exposure Photography)

Savor the Avenue 2020 is taking place on March 23, 2020. Make your reservations 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 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 February 1, 2020 at all participating restaurants.

Event Details

WHAT: This 12-year-old tradition of dining under the stars on East Atlantic Avenue is a four-course sit-down dining experience in downtown Delray Beach that 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 23, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Rain Date: Tues., March 24

CHARITY: Community Greening is a Delray Beach-based nonprofit dedicated to planting trees and protecting green spaces. Matt Shipley and Mark Cassini are behind the charity, which is patterned on a host of other grassroots urban forestry organizations around the country that are working to increase the local tree canopy and educate people on the critical role trees can play in the urban infrastructure. It provides native trees and certain fruit trees to eligible groups and neighborhoods at no cost, taking on the site and species selection, making sure any necessary permits are in place, and providing the tools needed for planting. The silver palms, red maples, avocados and other trees Community Greening is planting help clean the air and water, increase property values, improve health and well-being and reduce energy bills.

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. Menus are available online at Bocamag.com/Savor-The-Avenue-2020 or DowntownDelrayBeach.com/SavorTheAvenue or at the restaurant. 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 on the evening of March 23 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 eighth 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 p.m. 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 to kick off the dinner feast.

6:30 p.m. 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 to vehicle traffic from Swinton to Federal Highway.)

PARKING GARAGES: Old School Square Parking Garage: Northeast First Street and Northeast First Avenue

Robert Federspiel Garage: Southeast First Avenue between Atlantic and Southeast First Street

4th & 5th Delray Garage: Southeast Fourth Avenue between Atlantic and Southeast First Street

Visit DowntownDelrayBeach.com/Parking for more information.

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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

$150 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.

“SINBAD AND THE SEVEN SEAS”

Mezza Board

Fire Roasted Eggplant, Hummus, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Falafel, Tabbouleh, Artisanal Olives, Seasonal Local Vegetables

Fleur de Meur, Cotes de Provence, Rose, France

“SHARAZADE”

Moroccan Lentil Soup

Red Lentils, Khobz

“OASIS”

Fattoush

Cucumber, Heirloom Tomato, Herb Salad, Za’atar, Pita, Feta

Cakebread Cellars, Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

“DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH”

Kepta Kebab

Harrisa Leben Sauce, Tabbouleh

Siduri, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

“THE SULTAN”

Lamb Shawarma

Herbed Cous Cous, Pomegranate Relish, Grilled Local Vegetables

Paraduxx by Duckhorn

“ARABIAN NIGHTS”

Muhallabia & Legimat

Milk Pudding & Saffron Cardamom Fritters

Baklava Cocktail


Cabana Nuevo Latino

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 and vibrant Delray Beach cantina well served by an excellent staff offering festive drinks, including authentic mojitos and sangria. Join Cabana for a fun evening including people-watching from the sidewalk seats.

Welcome Drink: Coconut Pisco Sour

FIRST COURSE

Ceviche

Fresh shrimp, octopus, scallops and calamari marinated in aji amarillo, hot rocoto peppers, garlic, lime juice, cilantro, viandas and maiz tostado

Paired with 13 Celsius Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand

SECOND COURSE

Ensalada Cabana

Field greens, hearts of palm, queso blanco, tomatoes, red onions, olives, black bean vinaigrette

Paired with J Lohr, Monterey, California

THIRD COURSE

Pernil

Latin American-style braised pork shank, rioja garlic demi-glace, maduros and arroz con gandules

Paired with Cabernet, Trivento Mendoza, Argentina

DESSERT

Flan Traditional Caramel Custard

Paired with “Cafe Cubano” con Licor 43


Caffe Luna Rosa

34 S Ocean Blvd | 561/274-8898 EX. 102 | www.caffelunarosa.com

$140 per guest plus tax and gratuity

 APPETIZER

Jumbo Lump Crab “Cocktail”

Jumbo blue crab meat, Florida organic corn, fire roasted peppers and micro herbs

Chamisal Chardonnay, Monterey, California

 SALAD

Local Watermelon Salad

Imported Feta cheese, pumpkin seeds & Pontano Farms arugula with Meyer lemon vinaigrette

Portlandia Pinot Noir, Williamette Valley, Oregon

 ENTRÉE

Filetto con Tartufi e Funghi

Certified Black Angus Filet with roasted mushrooms, white truffle demi glaze and whipped potatoes

Broadside Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, California

 DESSERT

Cappucino Inglese Cake

Homemade sponge cake with espresso, Italian liquors and imported Marscapone mousse

Corvo Moscato, Italy


Che!!!

900 E. Atlantic Ave. | 561/562-5200 | cherestaurant.com

$120 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!

FIRST COURSE

ARGENTINIAN EMPANADA

Sausage, cheese triangle and chicken brochette

SECOND COURSE

SPANISH GAZPACHO WITH SHRIMPS

Two shrimps in traditional cold tomato soup garnished with cucumber and red peppers

THIRD COURSE

FILET MIGNON

Served in port sauce with potato gratin and vegetables

DESSERT

APPLE CREPE

Served with vanilla ice cream and toffee sauce

OPEN BAR ALL NIGHT!!!

House Spanish Wines, House Liquor Mixers, Beers & Soft Drinks Included


City Oyster

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

$150 per guest plus tax and gratuity

Featuring fresh seafood delivered and prepared daily in our kitchen, City Oyster has a full sushi bar and a rotating selection of fresh oysters from both coasts. Our bakery above the restaurant provides all of our house made desserts, pies, bread, crackers and pasta.

GRAND TOAST

Tattinger Brut, Reims, NV

FIRST COURSE

Selected signature Rolls From our Sushi Bar

Rosé, Fleur de Prairie, Cotes de Provence

SECOND COURSE

Classic Lobster Bisque

Chardonnay, Cave de Lugny, Burgundy France

THIRD COURSE

Chilean Sea Bass with Sweet Potato Puree and Hazelnut Chimichurri

Sancerre, Sauvion, France

FOURTH COURSE

Flourless Chocolate cake with Whipped Cream, Candied Pistachios and Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Petite Sirah, Girard, Napa Valley


Death or Glory

116 NE 6th Ave | 561/808-8814 | www.deathorglorybar.com

$145 per guest plus tax and gratuity

Join us for “90 Miles” by Death or Glory! A world away from the historic Falcon House, step into Old Havana with craft cocktails and food inspired by owner Ayme’s family traditions. Vamanos!

FIRST COURSE

Jackfruit ‘Coquetas’

With cilantro dipping sauce

SECOND COURSE

Shrimp Stuffed Aguacate

THIRD COURSE

Lechon Asado

Traditional Pig Roast with Moro Rice / Tostones /Mojo

FOURTH COURSE

Cascos de Guayaba con Queso


Elisabetta’s

32 E Atlantic Ave | 561/560-6699 | www.elisabettas.com

$135 per guest plus tax and gratuity

Elisabetta’s Ristorante Bar and Pizzeria’s menu features house made pasta, bread, gelato, pastries and cookies made daily, as well as dry-aged steaks, pizza, seafood, chicken and a variety of seasonal salads.

FIRST COURSE

Salumi e Formaggio / house cured and imported cheese and meats / truffle honey / pickled vegetables / fruits / raisin walnut bread / Grissini

SECOND COURSE

Wood grilled octopus panzanella/ sourdough focaccia / Swank farms heirloom tomato / arugula / aged balsamic vinegar / micro herbs

THIRD COURSE

Handmade ricotta gnocchi / braised beef short rib bolognese Sauce / with red wine, herbs , and aged parmigiano Reggiano cheese

FOURTH COURSE

Tiramisu / espresso soaked ladyfingers / layered with mascarpone cream / topped with dark cocoa


Farm House Kitchen / RACKS

Farm House Kitchen: 204 E Atlantic Ave | 561/266-3642 | farmhousekitchenboca.com

RACKS: 5 SE 2nd Ave | 561/450-6718 | www.racksdelray.com

$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.

APPETIZER

WHITE CHEDDAR BISCUITS

CHARRED ONION ASH, HONEY BUTTER

FIRST COURSE

LOBSTER CEVICHE

AJI AMARILLO, CELERY ROOT, FRESNO PEPPER, MICRO CILANTRO, AVOCADO BOAT, LOTUS ROOT

SECOND COURSE

SEARED SCALLOP

AVOCADO HUMMUS, SMOKED TOMATILLO SALSA, SWEET PLANTAIN, CHORIZO CHIPS

THIRD COURSE

WOOD GRILLED FILET OF BEEF

CURRIED CAULIFLOWER PUREE, OXTAIL MARMALADE, APPLE GLAZED BRUSSELS

DESSERT

ELVIS BREAD PUDDING

SMOKED BACON, GOLDEN RAISINS, SALTED MAPLE, PEANUTS


L’Acqua

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

$145 per guest plus 7% tax & 20% gratuity

L’Acqua is a fine dining Italian restaurant with an excellent menu accompanied with exceptional service and impeccable hospitality. One-of-a-kind appetizers, traditional Italian pastas and prime meats and fresh fish dishes. Our daily specials and large variety of wines will be accompanied by our one-of-a-kind service.

ANTIPASTI

Burrata

(Paired with a glass of Gavi di Gavi)

PASTA

Ravioli Tartufo

(Paired with a glass of Falanghina)

MAIN COURSE

Pollo Mattia Or Snapper Livornese

(Paired with a glass of Chianti Classico Riserva)

DOLCI

Ricotta Cheese or Chocolate Cake & Coffee

(Paired with a glass of Limoncello)


Lemongrass Asian Bistro

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

$95 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.

WELCOME COCKTAILS

Moët champaigne for toasting / white and red wines

APPETIZER

Vegan Japanese edamame dumpling in truffle dashi broth

SALAD

Baked lobster salad, micro mixed green, tempura micro organic flower

ENTREES

Grilled jumbo prawn, with our signature pad thai noodle

OR

Grilled organic chicken with thai marinated, black forbidden fried rice, thai mango and papaya coleslaw

OR

7 premium Omakase Sushi

SWEET

Homemade macha tiramisu

Lionfish Delray Beach

Get hooked on Lionfish Delray, Atlantic Avenue’s new hotspot for sustainable, locally sourced seafood and fresh, organic fare. An award-winning James Beard-recognized restaurant hailing from San Diego.

Lionfish’s robust sea-to-table offerings, fresh catches and grass-fed meats are further complemented by an array of shareable plates and a daily selection of oysters.

An enticing beverage menu consisting of time-honored classic cocktails, cutting-edge new mixology, and a vast offering of craft beers and specialty wines pairs perfectly with Lionfish’s contemporary coastal menu.

Signatures include the bourbon-based Blackberry Bliss, the shareable Champagne Supernova and the Smokin’ In The Silent Dessert made with espresso-infused Mezcal.

Savor the Avenue guests will get hooked on Lionfish with a three-course tasting of our most delicious menu items.

Visit Lionfishdelray.com for reservations.

FIRST COURSE

LIONFISH CEVICHE

Cucumber, Cherry Tomato, Avocado, Orange, Yuzu

SECOND COURSE

SPICY GRILLED OCTOPUS

Fermented Chile, Crispy Garlic, Crispy Potatoes, Cilantro Aioli (Gluten-Free)

THIRD COURSE

COAL-GRILLED LOCAL MAHI MAHI

Butter Confit Wild Mushrooms, Daikon, Savoy Cabbage, Tozazu Sauce

DESSERT

CHURRO ICE CREAM SANDWICH

White Chocolate Crumble, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Caramel Sauce

With sustainability at top of mind, menu items may be subject to change based on availability.


Rocco’s Tacos

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

$100 per guest plus tax and gratuity

Rocco’s Tacos offers a true taste of Mexico within a fun casual environment. When you first step through the door you become part of the atmosphere, joining a diverse crowd enjoying flavors picked directly from Mexico.

FIRST COURSE

 YUCATAN SEAFOOD CEVICHE

Rock Shrimp and Bay Scallops with Jicama, Red Onion, Cucumber and Sour Orange-Habanero Aguachile

Florida Orange Paloma

Herradura Reposado Tequila, Orange, Agave, Habanero Lime Bitters & Smoked Paprika-Sea Salt Rim

SECOND COURSE

BIRRIA DE RES TACOS

Slow Braised Beef Short Ribs in Chile-Tomato Sauce, Mexican Crema, Molcajete Salsa, Picked Cilantro and Hand Ground Blue Corn Tortillas

Rocco’s Old Fashioned

(Herradura Añejo Tequila, Bourbon, Chocolate Bitters & Narang)

THIRD COURSE

PESCADO CON MOLE OAXAQUENO

Locally Caught Fish with Classic Oaxaca Aji Amarillo Mole, Toasted Almonds, Seasonal Vegetables & Micro Greens Salad

Ice Cold Cerveza Victoria or Beringer Bros. Tequila Barrel Aged Sauvignon Blanc

DESSERT

DELRAY BEACH LEMON PIE

Saltine Cracker Crust, Fresh Whipped Cream & Sea Salt

Spiked Iced Mexican Horchata Latte

(Herradura Silver Tequila, Cinnamon-Almond Rice Latte and Mexican Coffee)


Rose’s Daughter

169 NE 2nd Ave | 561-271-9423 | www.rosesdaughterdelray.com

$150 per person plus tax & gratuity

Rose’s Daughter is an American Trattoria and the latest creation by Chef/Owner Suzanne Perrotto. The restaurant vibe is energized and vibrant, and a homage to Perrotto’s mother Linda Rose, with authentic craft cocktails and Napolitano pizza, artfully prepared family recipes and creative offerings. In downtown Delray Beach in The Pineapple Grove neighborhood. Cin Cin!

WELCOME COCKTAIL:

Negroni Bianco

AMUSE BOUCHE

Lobster & Pickled Morel Crostini

FIRST COURSE:

Cedar River Eye Round Carpaccio

Tonnato Sauce, Fennel, Radish, Parsley, Crisp Caper

VieVite: Rosé, Saint Marie Côtes de Provence, France 2018

SECOND COURSE

Nantucket Scallop

Black Truffle, Corn Risotto, Asparagus Mousse

Sonoma Cutrer: Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, California 2016

THIRD COURSE

Charcoal Squab & Parsnip Ravioli

Fig, Escarole, English Peas

Biscardo: Amerone, Veneto 2013

FOURTH COURSE

Espresso Torta

Toffee Caramel, Almond Gelato

French Connection: Cognac, Amaretto, Orange Twist

Menu subject to change


Vic & Angelo’s

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

$135 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. 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 Miguel Emmanuelli’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

Scallop & Salmon Carpaccio

Pink Graphfruit, Toasted Hazelnuts, Micro Greens

Paired with Amelia Brut Rose, Crémant De Bordeaux, France

ANTIPASTI

Zucchini Risotto

Zucchini, Smoked Burrata, Truffle Oil

Paired with Kim Crawford, Marlborough, NZ

ENTRÉE

Beef Short Ribs

Braised Short Ribs, Eggplant Caponata, Crispy Polenta

Paired with Rufina, Dreolino, Chianti, Tuscandy, Italy

DOLCE

Pinolata Grand Mother Cake

Biscuit Base, Liquour Flavored Ice Cream, Roasted Pine Nuts

House Made Limoncello


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