It’s time to get your summer food fun on the calendar. Yes, even in the humidity, we still bounce from car AC to restaurant AC and enjoy summer-inspired dishes. That means sweet corn, light salads, cold soups, fresh fish (as always) and some glasses of bubbly or rosé. As you pour on the sunscreen, keep these dates in focus:
Rose’s Daughter Pop-up Dinner Menu
May 1 to 4: This will be the introduction to Chef Suzanne Perrotto’s (Brule Bistro) new venue, Rose’s Daughter, to open this summer. The special menu will be served at Brule Bistro, right down the street from where Rose’s should open later (former Max’s Harvest spot at 169 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach). This no-reservation restaurant will have Neapolitan pizzas, house-made pastas, charcuterie, cheeses and dishes from the chef’s mother, who owned a trattoria. Brule Bistro, 200 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach; 561/274-2046; brulebistro.com
Summer Taste at Table 26
May 1 to Oct. 31: A favorite summer special for locals is the day Table 26 starts Summer Taste (I like their definition of summer!). Starting May 1, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. it’s buy-one-get-one 50 percent off select entrées. You can’t miss with anything on the menu—combine your meal with the popular signature cocktail and summer seems better already. Table 26, 1700 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561/855-2660; table26palmbeach.com
Taste of Recovery
June 1: Chef Louie Bossi’s third annual event is back June 1 at 6 p.m. at Old School Square to benefit the Crossroads Club. After overcoming drug and alcohol addiction, Bossi is now a successful chef and restaurant owner. His addiction was the catalyst for his charity culinary event that raises money to help recovering addicts. He donates the proceeds of Taste of Recovery, featuring local chefs and restaurants, to the Crossroads Club, which started in 1984 to help recovering addicts. It’s a Delray Beach organization that hosts meetings all week, every week. Buy tickets for $35 here.
Taste of Recovery, Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach