Café Boulud - Palm Beach, FL

The small, upscale island of Palm Beach (PB) is a place like no other. With beautiful ocean & intracoastal coastlines, discerning tourists & ritzy locals, it's surprising that no other celebrity Chef has claimed a stake here. Update - Former PB resident Thomas Keller has since taken over a space on Worth Avenue and aims to open his third Florida location in late 2024. Foodies may recognize the name Café Boulud from the well known Chef Daniel Boulud, and long time Dined There, Sipped That readers will remember my post on the Chef's flagship restaurant, Daniel, in NYC

Tucked away on a quaint residential street, the restaurant is housed in the historic Brazilian Court hotel; a Leading Hotel of the World and Condé Nast Gold List member. The Brazilian Court itself is designed in beautiful Spanish colonial architecture, with lush tropical greenery throughout the common grounds and open air courtyard. Café Boulud has been operating on the property since 2003 and fits in harmoniously with an understated elegant décor. The French-American cuisine offered on the menu takes some direction from Café Boulud New York City, infused with a South Florida twist. Graduate of the New England Culinary Institute and Executive Chef since 2013, Rick Mace takes advantage of the proximity to the ocean and puts seafood at center stage. Dishes such as the classic Dover Sole Meunière are perfect illustration of classic French style. No regrets here, leaning heavily towards the turf side of the menu. On warm evenings guests can enjoy al fresco dining... under purple lights, giving the courtyard a slight contemporary edge.

February 2024

Japanese Hamachi & Citrus-
Avocado, Cucumber, Florida Grapefruit & Orange, Osetra Caviar

Braised Veal Cheek-
Celery Root, Turnip, Squash, Maitake

Warm Guanaja Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream

July 2020

 Garganelli Pasta, Boar Ragout, Chanterelle Mushroom, Corn & Creme Fraiche

Pearfume - Grey Goose Pear, St-Germain, Italicus, Bubble infused with citrus essence

 Bison Strip Loin, Fava Succotash & Crispy Grits

Warm Guanaja Chocolate Cake with Pistachio Ice Cream

Café Boulud epitomizes Palm Beach swank and whether it's for a night cap at the dramatic bar or brunch at the outdoor terrace, it is a highlight of the town's posh scene. For more information visit Café Boulud's website here.

Travel through time with Dined There, Sipped That, to a life in the not so distant past. An era of dining out in pre-covid New York City


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