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.
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.
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”
Fire Roasted Eggplant, Hummus, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Falafel, Tabbouleh, Artisanal Olives, Seasonal Local Vegetables
Fleur de Meur, Cotes de Provence, Rose, France
Moroccan Lentil Soup
Red Lentils, Khobz
Cucumber, Heirloom Tomato, Herb Salad, Za’atar, Pita, Feta
Cakebread Cellars, Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley
“DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH”
Harrisa Leben Sauce, Tabbouleh
Siduri, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley
Herbed Cous Cous, Pomegranate Relish, Grilled Local Vegetables
Paraduxx by Duckhorn
Muhallabia & Legimat
Milk Pudding & Saffron Cardamom Fritters
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
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
Field greens, hearts of palm, queso blanco, tomatoes, red onions, olives, black bean vinaigrette
Paired with J Lohr, Monterey, California
Latin American-style braised pork shank, rioja garlic demi-glace, maduros and arroz con gandules
Paired with Cabernet, Trivento Mendoza, Argentina
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
Jumbo Lump Crab “Cocktail”
Jumbo blue crab meat, Florida organic corn, fire roasted peppers and micro herbs
Chamisal Chardonnay, Monterey, California
Local Watermelon Salad
Imported Feta cheese, pumpkin seeds & Pontano Farms arugula with Meyer lemon vinaigrette
Portlandia Pinot Noir, Williamette Valley, Oregon
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
Cappucino Inglese Cake
Homemade sponge cake with espresso, Italian liquors and imported Marscapone mousse
Corvo Moscato, Italy
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!
Sausage, cheese triangle and chicken brochette
SPANISH GAZPACHO WITH SHRIMPS
Two shrimps in traditional cold tomato soup garnished with cucumber and red peppers
Served in port sauce with potato gratin and vegetables
Served with vanilla ice cream and toffee sauce
OPEN BAR ALL NIGHT!!!
House Spanish Wines, House Liquor Mixers, Beers & Soft Drinks Included
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.
Tattinger Brut, Reims, NV
Selected signature Rolls From our Sushi Bar
Rosé, Fleur de Prairie, Cotes de Provence
Classic Lobster Bisque
Chardonnay, Cave de Lugny, Burgundy France
Chilean Sea Bass with Sweet Potato Puree and Hazelnut Chimichurri
Sancerre, Sauvion, France
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!
With cilantro dipping sauce
Shrimp Stuffed Aguacate
Traditional Pig Roast with Moro Rice / Tostones /Mojo
Cascos de Guayaba con Queso
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.
Salumi e Formaggio / house cured and imported cheese and meats / truffle honey / pickled vegetables / fruits / raisin walnut bread / Grissini
Wood grilled octopus panzanella/ sourdough focaccia / Swank farms heirloom tomato / arugula / aged balsamic vinegar / micro herbs
Handmade ricotta gnocchi / braised beef short rib bolognese Sauce / with red wine, herbs , and aged parmigiano Reggiano cheese
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.
WHITE CHEDDAR BISCUITS
CHARRED ONION ASH, HONEY BUTTER
AJI AMARILLO, CELERY ROOT, FRESNO PEPPER, MICRO CILANTRO, AVOCADO BOAT, LOTUS ROOT
AVOCADO HUMMUS, SMOKED TOMATILLO SALSA, SWEET PLANTAIN, CHORIZO CHIPS
WOOD GRILLED FILET OF BEEF
CURRIED CAULIFLOWER PUREE, OXTAIL MARMALADE, APPLE GLAZED BRUSSELS
ELVIS BREAD PUDDING
SMOKED BACON, GOLDEN RAISINS, SALTED MAPLE, PEANUTS
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.
(Paired with a glass of Gavi di Gavi)
(Paired with a glass of Falanghina)
Pollo Mattia Or Snapper Livornese
(Paired with a glass of Chianti Classico Riserva)
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.
Moët champaigne for toasting / white and red wines
Vegan Japanese edamame dumpling in truffle dashi broth
Baked lobster salad, micro mixed green, tempura micro organic flower
Grilled jumbo prawn, with our signature pad thai noodle
Grilled organic chicken with thai marinated, black forbidden fried rice, thai mango and papaya coleslaw
7 premium Omakase Sushi
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.
Cucumber, Cherry Tomato, Avocado, Orange, Yuzu
SPICY GRILLED OCTOPUS
Fermented Chile, Crispy Garlic, Crispy Potatoes, Cilantro Aioli (Gluten-Free)
COAL-GRILLED LOCAL MAHI MAHI
Butter Confit Wild Mushrooms, Daikon, Savoy Cabbage, Tozazu Sauce
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.
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.
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
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)
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
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)
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!
Lobster & Pickled Morel Crostini
Cedar River Eye Round Carpaccio
Tonnato Sauce, Fennel, Radish, Parsley, Crisp Caper
VieVite: Rosé, Saint Marie Côtes de Provence, France 2018
Black Truffle, Corn Risotto, Asparagus Mousse
Sonoma Cutrer: Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, California 2016
Charcoal Squab & Parsnip Ravioli
Fig, Escarole, English Peas
Biscardo: Amerone, Veneto 2013
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
Scallop & Salmon Carpaccio
Pink Graphfruit, Toasted Hazelnuts, Micro Greens
Paired with Amelia Brut Rose, Crémant De Bordeaux, France
Zucchini, Smoked Burrata, Truffle Oil
Paired with Kim Crawford, Marlborough, NZ
Beef Short Ribs
Braised Short Ribs, Eggplant Caponata, Crispy Polenta
Paired with Rufina, Dreolino, Chianti, Tuscandy, Italy
Pinolata Grand Mother Cake
Biscuit Base, Liquour Flavored Ice Cream, Roasted Pine Nuts
House Made Limoncello