Saturday, January 28, 2023

The Dining Week Ahead

Spoto’s Cocktails and Cooking Class

Labor Day is coming up, so who wants to work? You don’t have to, thanks to Spoto’s Oyster Bar in PGA Commons, with its Labor-Free Cooking and Cocktail Class.

Chefs Dan Bair and Hank O’Neal will teach you how to prepare cocktail-party-inspired dishes with tuna tartare, cheesy tartlets, clams casino, homemade caramel corn profiteroles and their signature French onion dip. Spoto’s mixologist will be creating fresh, fruit-infused martinis (such as the Hot & Cold Marg-Tini, pictured), among other libations.

The cooking and cocktail class, which requires reservations ($27.50 per person), runs from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., on Sept. 5. Spoto’s Oyster Bar is at 4560 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561/776-9448;

A Rapoport’s Rosh Hashanah meal to go

Want to stay in for Rosh Hashanah, but don’t want to cook? Rapoport’s has the answer. They are now taking orders for the annual to-go catering menu for Rosh Hashanah. Orders need to be placed by 2 p.m., Sept. 8; call 561-826-1791.

Whether you need the complete meal with soups, salad, entrées, side dishes and dessert, or just needing a few extras to round out your table, Rapoport’s offers each item a la carte. The to-go menu pickup will be at Henry’s at The Shoppes at Addison Place (16850 Jog Road, Delray Beach) on Sept. 13 or Sept. 14, before 3 p.m.

If you want to go out and about for the holiday, Henry’s will be offering an in-house prix-fixe Rosh Hashanah menu for $39 per person. For reservations, call 561/638-1949. Burt & Max’s will also be offering a la carte Rosh Hashanah menu in addition to their regular menu both nights. For reservations, call 561/638-6380.


About the Author

Lynn Kalber wasn’t born in Boca Raton, but she attended elementary through high school there, so she might as well have been. She’s a graduate of the University of Florida and has been in journalism most of her life, including 26 years at The Palm Beach Post. She’s written feature and food stories, and edited food copy among other jobs, including blogging about wine (The Swirl Girls). Her husband is writer and author Scott Eyman. They live in West Palm Beach with an assortment of cats and dogs.

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