Both hotel rooms and terrific restaurants are more affordable to those who live here during hurricane season (aka the sweltering summer). Here are ideas to help you stay here and stay sane!
Along with getting the third night free if you stay at this beautiful historic landmark hotel, you can count on the summer prix-fixe specials starting June 1. This means Monday through Friday, a two-course prix-fixe lunch is $29, or three-course lunch is $36. For dinner, Sunday through Thursday, a three-course prix-fixe meal is $49. Then there’s BYOB on Tuesdays with a one-bottle limit, plus 50 percent off all bottles of wine on Sundays during dinner. Brazilian Court Hotel, 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach; 561/655-7740; thebraziliancourt.com
Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa
From June 1 through July 31, you can lunch at Temple Orange Mediterranean Bistro with a three-course menu for $28. Or have a three-course dinner for $60. Both offered daily. Other food specials: Breeze Ocean Kitchen has two tacos and a margarita for $20.19. And the Angle and Stir Lounge offers $5 Manhattans and Champagne by the glass at the bar. Then there’s a $75 three-course tasting menu in Angle, Tuesdays through Thursdays only. Florida residents can snag special room rates here through Sept. 30. 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan; 800/328-0170; eaupalmbeach.com
From now through September, this spectacular oceanfront historic property has prix-fixe meals at three of its restaurants: The three-course prix-fixe meals are: Echo, starting at $45; The Italian Restaurant, starting at $39; Sunday brunch at Flagler Steakhouse, starting at $48. Then there’s a 20 percent discount on its famous Sunday brunch at The Circle, which includes unlimited Champagne, mimosas and Bloody Marys. If you book a room for six consecutive nights, the sixth night is free. One S. County Road, Palm Beach; 561/659-8480; thebreakers.com
The Sips of Summer series here, from wine and water sommelier Jessica Altieri is open to the public. The monthly wine and food pairings (food from Florie’s) cost $75 per person each and start at 6 p.m. Upcoming: June 27: How to build the perfect charcuterie board; July 25: truffles & Tuscany; Aug. 15: timeless classics; Sept. 12: Piedmont on a plate; Oct. 3: wine country classics. 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach; 561/493-5530; fourseasons.com/palmbeach
June restaurant special in Coral Gables
The 12th Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Month kicks off the four-month rolling wave of restaurant months, from June 3 to 23. In addition to special prices at restaurants, you can buy tickets for wine tastings, mixology events, tasting dinners and more events. The participating restaurants off prix-fixe menus that are at least 20 percent off regular prices, from between $14 to $48 per person. Let the yummy specials start! restaurantweek.shopcoralgables.com
Burt & Max’s announces exec Chef Chris Miracolo
Chef Chris Miracolo has worked at Mark’s Las Olas, Himmarshee Bar & Grille, Tarpon Bend, Max’s Harvest, S3 (Fort Lauderdale) and at TRP Taste, a culinary theater. Plus a few places in other states. Now he’s joined the Rapoport Restaurant Group as executive chef at Burt & Max’s, where his “globally eclectic” dishes will appear on the menu.
Burt & Max’s, Delray Marketplace, 9089 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561/638-6380; burtandmaxs.com