Saturday, May 18, 2024

Wine Dinners and Restaurant Openings

Spoto’s wine dinner pairs dishes with new Gallo names

They are not the Gallo wines of the last century, and to prove that, Spoto’s Oyster Bar (4560 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, 561/776-9448) is hosting a wine pairing dinner on May 17 at 6:30 p.m. Executive Chef Dan Bair will pair dishes with wines from Gallo’s recent acquisitions: J Vineyards, Talbott Vineyards and Les Voiles. That means prosecco with scallop ceviche, a pinot gris with free-range, herb-roasted chicken, chardonnay with Maine lobster tail and more. There’s an amuse-bouche, three courses and dessert, all for $65 per person, not including tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.

A la carte: Just a note that the new Mexican restaurant and tequila bar, Banko Cantina (114 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach), is opening at 4 p.m. on May 12 in downtown West Palm Beach. I’m looking forward to writing more about co-owner Sam Sanchez (pictured) and this three-story, landmark building eatery later this week.

The last Community Table at Buccan (350 S. County Road, Palm Beach) for the season is May 9, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This complimentary wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres will focus on the Wagner Family of Wine. Right after that at the restaurant, they have Wine on Mondays, where bottles of the featured wines are half-price and paired with selected dishes.

Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber was raised in Boca Raton and has always worked in Palm Beach and Broward counties. She is a career journalist, with 26 years at The Palm Beach Post alone, where she wrote feature and food articles, edited the food section and wrote about wine as part of the Swirl Girls.

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