Thursday, September 29, 2022

Get Social With Union 27

There’s a new social club in town—and it’s soooooooo Boca.

Union 27 has just opened at 451 E. Palmetto Park Road (the old Lilly’s space) but it’s more than a new dining destination—it’s also a ”social club” founded by several well-connected Boca leaders, including Mike and Amy Kazma, Renee and Kenny Blatt, Robin and Charles Deyo and other community influencers.

The chef at the helm is Cinzia Gaglio and husband Tim (most recently at Osteria Salina in Delray) and the vibe is South Beach bistro, with intimate seating, a cushy outdoor patio and a lot of quartz and crystal, blue and gold, and what one member described as a “sensational” atmosphere.

Although the restaurant will also be open to the public, the idea is to become a member, which gets you a member discount, priority reservations, access to members-only events and member-preferred corkage, should you decide to toddle in with your own vintage wine. An introductory annual membership is $1,200, rising to $2,400 after Dec. 15. So far, there are about 25 members, whom Robin Deyo describes as “movers and shakers in Boca” socially and philanthropically, people “you’d want to hang out with, frankly.”

Is this the equivalent of Boca’s new velvet rope? VIP section? First-class cabin? In this private country club kind of town, it may actually be a concept whose time has come.

51 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton; 561/338-8606; union-27.com

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Marie Speed
Marie Speed is group editor of all JES publications, including Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Worth Avenue, Mizner’s Dream and the annual publication for the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. She also oversees editorial operations of the company’s Salt Lake City magazines. Her community involvement has ranged from work with the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce to a longtime board member position at Caridad Center. She is also on the George Snow Scholarship Fund review committee. She is a past officer of the Florida Magazine Association and a member of Class XVII of Leadership Florida. In her spare time, Marie enjoys South Florida’s natural world through hiking and kayaking, and she is an avid reader and an enthusiastic cook.

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