Wine and Tasting Dinners, Martini Mondays and more


Discover Loire Valley wines at Café Boulud dinner

Travel to the Loire Valley on June 23 with Café Boulud (301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach; 561/655-6060), as Executive Chef Rick Mace and Pastry Chef Alex McKinstry put together a four-course dinner paired with Loire Valley wines chosen by Chef Sommelier Jeremy Broto-Mur. Plan on tasting some great sauvignon blanc and chenin blanc, as well as cabernet franc. The dinner starts at 7 p.m., and the cost is $95 per person, not including tax/gratuity.

15-course tasting dinners at TwentyTwenty Grille

Imagine a 15-course tasting menu for dinner. Sounds fairly impossible, right? But not at TwentyTwenty Grille (141 Via Naranja; 561/990-7696), where such a dinner will be offered three nights in a row, at 7 p.m., June 30 through July 2. The only impossible thing may be grabbing a seat because the dinners are limited to 20 people each. Here’s the first part of the dinner (there are two intermezzos!): Thai marinated Maine lobster, Jamaican jerk pork belly, tempura rock shrimp, pan-fried, smoked pork belly dumplings, pan-roasted diver scallop… and, of course, all of those dishes have small side tastings of other yummy things, too. The cost is $150 per person, and reservations are required.

Martini mania at Bonefish Grill

While National Martini Day is June 19 (I thought every day was National Martini Day!), all the Bonefish Grill restaurants are celebrating all of June on Mondays, with $5 martinis. Martini Monday sounds like a good way to start the week.

Go to the Palm Beach Zoo and see a Food Truck Safari

The ever-popular Food Truck Safari returns to the Palm Beach Zoo on June 18, with eight trucks scheduled to show up inside the zoo, with gourmet menus. Look for: Woody’s Burgers, Melted Madness, Eats & Sweets, Loxahatchee Ice Cream Company and more. The zoo gates open at 4:30 p.m., and trucks open at 5 p.m. Beer and wine are available for grown-up zoo fans. Proceeds from the safari support regular zoo operations. Food/beverage costs are not included in zoo admission.