Staff Picks: a cleanse, a reception venue and a great spot in Delray

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Apura’s 3-Day Cleanse

Picked by Nancy Kumpulainen, Art Director

I just completed Apura Juicery & Coffeehouse’s PurLean 3-day cleanse, which includes cold-pressed, organic juices, cold-pressed coffee and raw, vegan food. Wow – I feel so amazing I can’t wait to do it again! I feel completely energized, have better mental clarity and feel lighter. Everything tasted so fresh and delicious too! I just love how incredible I feel. You can choose 1, 3, 5 or 21 days. Go to apurajuicery.com for more details.

(22191 Powerline Road, Boca Del Mar // 561/430-3596)

DaVinci’s of Boca

Picked by Valentine Simon, Production Coordinator

“After the months of tireless planning of my recent wedding, I can say the best decision I made for the day was to have the reception dinner at DaVinci’s of Boca. Not only was the private dining room absolutely stunningly decorated (which allowed me to worry less about decorating it myself), but it also had amazing and attentive service from the moment my husband and I walked in, without appointment.  The service was impeccable until the very end of the event, as one of the servers happily helped us bring flowers to our car. Most notable for making our wedding reception perfect was the manager Eric. He was there to answer every little crazy bridezilla question and went out of his way to make sure we were happy at every moment. He made the experience light hearted and fun, and I was so happy he was the person to help.

The one thing that I and everyone else can’t stop talking about from that night is the outstanding quality and deliciousness of the food. All of my guests sat eating in awed silence as each course came out, one delectable bite after another.  My aunt and uncle who were in from Denver, and my mother and stepfather in from New York, said they would have to come back and eat there every time they were back in town. My best friend’s mother and stepfather have already went back for dinner the weekend after!

And everyone says that the bride and groom never eat at their wedding – but I must say, I CERTAINLY DID EAT! And I am so glad I did, because it was incredible.

A million “thank yous” to Eric, and to everyone else at DaVinci’s, for making our night so much more special than anything we could have expected. We are looking forward to coming back soon, time and time again.”

(6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton // 561/362-8466)

Caffe’ Martier

Picked by Marie Speed, Group Editor

“What used to be Delray’s venerable Arcade Tap Room (and a series of restaurants), is now Caffe’ Martier, a European enclave and piazza in the middle of Atlantic Avenue—and our new go-to place for fresh light bites—and handcrafted fresh cocktails from Nico, the Greek mixologist.”

(411 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach // 561/450-6169)