When pastry chef Patrick Léze and his wife moved to Palm Beach from France, they brought Patrick's recipes with them. Those delectable pastries are on display at Paneterie in the form of cinnamon brioche rolls, fluffy sacristains, chocolate éclairs, and seasonal fruit tarts. These decadent pastries sit beside a collection of French café fare. Read on to learn more about a few of the eatery's standout menu items.
Smoked-salmon sandwich: Smoked salmon is joined by swiss cheese, a chopped egg, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, and mayo on multigrain ciabatta in this sumptuous sandwich.
Niçoise: This classic French salad features a mélange of tuna, market greens, ripe tomatoes, sweet piquillo peppers, cucumbers, kalamata olives, onions, a hard-boiled egg, and anchovies in a red-wine vinaigrette.
Quiche Provençale: Another traditional French offering, this earthy quiche combines prosciutto, tomatoes, and caramelized onions with creamy goat cheese and fresh herbs for a flavorful meal.
When you stay at The Seagate Hotel and Spa in Delray Beach, you'll be in a shopping district and convenient to Delray Beach Tennis Center. This 4.5-star hotel is within the vicinity of Schoolhouse Children's Museum and Learning Center and Boynton Beach Mall.
Make yourself at home in one of the 154 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchenettes. Your pillowtop bed comes with triple sheeting, down comforters, and Egyptian cotton sheets. 42-inch flat-screen televisions with pay movies provide entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Conveniences include laptop-compatible safes and desks, as well as cordless phones with free local calls and voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. After dipping into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools, you can spend some time at the private beach. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and babysitting/childcare. The complimentary beach shuttle makes getting to the surf and sand a breeze.
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 4 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and a ballroom. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and extended parking is available onsite.
You can find 32 East in Delray Beach's historic district in a converted auction house, where once, amid a cacophony of run-on sentences and raised hands, artwork was sold to the highest bidder. Today, the building's resident artist is Chef Nick Morfogen.
Freshness Next to Godliness
Chef Morfogen's menus are everchanging because the seasons are everchanging. He sources his ingredients from all over the country—an homage to his culinary muse, California chef Alice Waters.
The freshness shows in the cuisine's colors—the vibrant green of broccoli rabe and the bright purple of sliced vidalia onions. Despite Morfogen's predilection for finding freshness anywhere and everywhere, he's developed a consistent, contemporary American style, which has earned him praise on Check, Please! and from Emeril Lagasse. It's also no small feat to be named a top chef in America by Food & Wine magazine.
Chef Morfogen's many influences are evident on the menu. There's the French seared foie gras, Italian gnocchi, and Creole bouillabaisse. Through all these sensibilities, an American-bistro style shines through. Note the upscale fish and chips, which, though traditionally Irish, evoke an Americanized pub style. And although ratatouille is traditionally European, here, it's wood-fired on a grill in the spirit of Southern barbecue. All these things add up to upscale American comfort food that's satisfying and delicious.
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Stop into the bar area for a signature cocktail or peruse the extensive wine list.
Have a chat with managing parner, Butch. He handles every front-of-house detail, and can be found nightly visiting tables, ensuring customer satisfaction.
Eat outside! A street-side terrace offers view of rolling Florida hills, below which is another, equally comfortable covered patio.
Want to know what makes Chef Morfogen tick? Try one of his tantalizing entrees at home.
Feast your eyes on the fare at Glick's Kosher Market! This Delray Beach butcher shop offers a fresh selection of fine meats.
If pasta is what you're in the mood for, swing by Glick's Kosher Market and pick up some fresh noodles.
Health-conscious eaters will love the wide selection of fish on hand.
At Glick's Kosher Market, you can find a large selection of canned food items and other tasty meal items.
Loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, the produce from this store will give you the energy your body needs.
Skip the hassle of baking your own bread and pick up a freshly-baked loaf from Glick's Kosher Market.
If you're looking for beverages that will handle all your hydration needs, look no further. This drink will refresh, renew, and refuel your energy.
Glick's Kosher Market serves up great food items, such as sandwiches and salads, at an affordable price.
Even the simplest recipes call for oil and vinegar, so make sure you have plenty to go around.
Whether you prefer coffee or tea, Glick's Kosher Market offers options for both the coffee enthusiast and the tea lover.
H20: The essential element for every human being. Stay hydrated everywhere you go with a bottle from Glick's Kosher Market.
Say goodbye to bland when you select one of their many spices or seasonings.
Enjoy a small, bite-sized snack from Glick's Kosher Market and cure your hunger pains.
Don't wait for things like rice to cook when you don't have to. The great selection of frozen food here helps you speed up the cooking time for any number of different foods.
This fixing adds that little something extra to any baked good, so include it in all of your favorite recipes.
Choose from meaty and veggie favorites at Glick's Kosher Market and munch your way through a tasty sandwich.
For fresh and tender meat that slides right off the bone, head on over here and browse the latest selection of meats.
If milk is your go-to beverage, you'll love the dairy products available here (great for strengthening your bones and teeth).
Cereal doesn't have to be boring! A breakfast box is a great addition to your morning, packed full of flavor and crunchy delight.
If you need a quick and affordable lunch or dinner option, browse the selection of tasty TV dinners here.
With available parking nearby, Glick's Kosher Market is easily accessible by car.
Don't go through the middle man to get a great piece of meat. Get it straight from the source from Glick's Kosher Market in Delray Beach, a top quality butcher.
Shop for healthy and nutritional eats at Cafe in Delray Beach and cook yourself a refreshing and low-cal meal.
Whether you're hitting the gym or just running errands, water keeps your energy up and your body moving. Make sure to hit the shelves at Cafe for some hydration while you're on the move.
Whether you cook it or eat it raw, the produce from Cafe will be tasty no matter what.
Have a gourmet meal without working away in the kitchen. Throw on your favorite TV show or movie and pop a frozen dinner in the microwave. You'll be happy you did!
Find a shorter path to dinner when you take control of your prep time by investing in frozen foods.
Start cooking like a professional with the spices and seasonings at Cafe.
When you're looking for dinnertime shortcuts, Cafe provides an eclectic assortment of canned foods to make the most of your time while keeping you nourished.
Bread is a kitchen must-have, so pick up some fresh goodness today.
If you like to use the oven, you're going to want to pick up some sweet ingredients in your next masterpiece. They adds that extra bit of flavor that makes your food delicious!
Whether you prefer coffee or tea, Cafe offers options for both the coffee enthusiast and the tea lover.
Impromptu barbecues are welcome here due to the available and excellent A+ meats.
Do you meet your recommended calcium intake? If not, pick up some dairy products and put yourself on the path to a healthier lifestyle.
A staple in every household, cereal is sure to please every palate in the family.
Make sure you always have a variety of beverages on hand, especially during the warmer months. This drink is sure to take care of business.
Catch all your omega-3 fatty acids! Fish are delicious and nutritious, so start planning your next seafood platter.
If you need a quick and easy salad dressing, pick up some tasty and healthy oil and vinegar from here.
Do you have a new pasta recipe that you've been dying to try? Pick up some noodles and treat yourself to a tasty dish.
Pick up all of your favorite snacks and enjoy a relaxing night in while you veg out.
Drivers will appreciate the great parking options in the area.
For those days where your appetite just won't quit, Cafe is on top of all your food needs.
If you're curious about the various types of vinegar and oil the world has to offer, stop by here and discover a new blend.
Get your noodle on! Garden Cafe has some of the best and affordable noodle and pasta options in the area.
Tired of the same old recipes? Pick up some seasonings and spices from here and try out a brand new and creative recipe.
For cool, refreshing H20, Garden Cafe's got you covered.
If you're seeking high-quality tea and coffee with endless flavor nodes, check out the options at Garden Cafe.
We all could use a little dairy in our diet, so why not add some to your day and pick it up at Garden Cafe? You'll feel great knowing you're getting just the right nutrition.
When you come home late, you don't want to wait to eat. That's why picking up some canned foods from Garden Cafe will help speed up prep time on just those very nights.
Have a gourmet meal without working away in the kitchen. Throw on your favorite TV show or movie and pop a frozen dinner in the microwave. You'll be happy you did!
For a sampling of the best meats, you'll want to head here directly without delay.
When you have a hunger craving in between meals, these snacks will come in handy.
This store has all the supplies you need to make a scrumptious dessert when your tastebuds are calling.
Whether you cook it or eat it raw, the produce from Garden Cafe will be tasty no matter what.
Packed with essential nutrients, be sure to try walk away with some delicious fish for dinner.
A classic breakfast option, cereal is always good to have on hand. A box is sure to ease everyone's morning appetite without taking too much time off the clock.
The drinks available here are a great way to restore your body's natural balance, so start sipping.
Need a sandwich for lunch or toast to compliment your hearty breakfast? Grab a loaf of bread today.
Hungry for a tasty meal but don't have the time to spend in the kitchen? Frozen food is an easy solution.
Customers don't need to worry about finding parking, as there are many spots available in the area.
The Food Truck phenomenon has spread like wildfire across the country and Miami is no exception. Just over a year ago, Miami had approximately 50 trucks on the road and now that number is approaching 100 or more. Food Trucks roam the streets of Miami solo or roar into rallies from South Miami all the way up to Palm Beach County almost every day of the week.
Latin Burger and gastropod were some of the first trucks on the road and the pioneers of the Food Truck frenzy in Miami. BTTR - short for Biscayne Triangle Truck Round-Up - is the most longstanding Food Truck rally and began in 2009. Every Tuesday night, you are sure to find 15-20 trucks in front of Johnson and Wales University, slinging their food for crowds.
Everyone is sure to find something at BTTR to tickle their palate - how about a Bubble Tea from Boba Station? My favorite is the lychee slushie with orange pearls - bursts of fruit and sweet that leave you craving just one more (technically, I had one more plus since I also had to sample the Papaya and the Black Milk Tea).
The Bubble Tea is perfect to wash down a true eyes-roll-to-the-back-of-your-head favorite - the Grilled Blue and Bacon (crisp bacon with creamy blue cheese and green onion on sourdough bread). This sandwich, along with several other signature snacks, come hot and melting off the grill of Ms. Cheezious® - may I recommend the Crabby Cheese Melt or the Swiss and Guava special?
But you can’t stop there. Food truck rallies are not about stopping at one truck. The siren song of El Rincon del Coqui is calling you to come and sample a huge, flavorful Tripleta Sandwich, Puerto Rico's famous three meat sandwich. It comes complete with incredible sauce and crispy potato sticks. Bring friends - this is a monster, must-share sandwich.
If fish tacos are your indulgence of choice, check out Purple People Eatery which has a crispy Miami Mahi taco topped with chipotle mayo and pineapple-jalapeno salsa. Another option is Jefe’s Original Fish Taco and Burgers - a quick bite and make sure you request some of the house hot sauce!
Porkalicious has more bacon, pulled pork, marinated pork, grilled pork and chicharrones than any other truck I have seen. They even have you covered with bacon ice cream for dessert!
And if dessert is what you want, then dessert is what you get. For those that have the stomach for it, the Krispy Kreme shake and/or Nutella shake from Big Kahuna are the dessert waves to ride. Donuts. In a Shake. Think about that.
Fireman Derek has scrumptious sweets - chocolate flan, pie pops and award-winning Key lime pie. Cupcakes may be more your style and Clarabelle’s Cupcakes gives a great selection, including a Lavender Cupcake with Lavender icing! Shaved ice may be the perfect solution to cool off as well but if you are looking for me, you can find me at the Bubble Tea truck … sampling. Again.
Other standup weekly food truck rallies include Young Circle in Hollywood on Mondays, BTTR on Tuesdays, and Bayfront on Wednesdays - Come hungry!
For calendars and locations of the Miami Food Truck rallies - check out: South Florida Food Trucks.
Nightly crowds with appetites fueled by drinks and dancing used to overwhelm street vendors around Havana's nightclubs in their search for hearty food, prompting cooks to invent a simple snack that combined salty, sweet, and sour flavors in each bite. Named for their popularity around midnight, medianoche sandwiches typically layer roast pork, sliced pickles, and swiss cheese between two gently toasted pieces of yellow egg bread. Although these late-night staples hail from Cuba, they've made their way to a number of much-lauded Miami-area eateries.
Islas Canarias: The chefs incorporate some international flavors, but their faithfulness to Cuba's most iconic dishes earned it Miami New Times' award for Best Cuban Restaurant in 2011. In addition to importing sausages and other cured meats for their sandwiches, the café's chefs also carry on culinary tradition by making medianoche sandwiches until as late as 11 p.m.
Puerto Sagua: Frommer's called this venerable diner "one of the most reasonably priced places left on the beach for simple, hearty fare." Its doors remain open until 2 a.m. every night of the week, inviting passersby to stop in for a quick bite before continuing their revelry.
Versailles Restaurant: Originally founded in 1971, the restaurant prides itself on being a hotspot for Miami's Cuban community. 3 Guys from Miami describes this sense of history, saying, "the restaurant is a lot like the Cuba of old—loud, boisterous, and full of excitement, just dripping in Cuban patriotism." Golden-brown medianoche sandwiches continue emerging from the kitchen until as late as 4:30 a.m. on Saturdays.
Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop: Although its doors close long before sunset, the Zagat-rated eatery defies tradition by still featuring a medianoche sandwich. Food & Wine magazine emphasized the shop's authentic Cuban ambience in 2004, saying, "the Formica benches and loud Spanish chatter make you feel that you are, as the locals say, not far from America."
There are a lot of factors that go into making a successful restaurant - partners that share a vision, culinary talent and creativity, a diligent and knowledgeable front of house and a concept that will take off. The Pubbelly group in Miami checks all of those boxes, plus has some of the most fun and exciting food that you want to eat over and over again.
Pubbelly as a group comprises four restaurants: Pubbelly Gastro Pub, Barceloneta, Pubbelly Sushi and, the newest, Macchialina. All of the partners are Chefs and Hospitality Professionals and, most importantly, they are hands on every single day. The vision and expertise (plus pure FUN!) of the partners make the Pubbelly restaurants a true culinary adventure.
One of our goals has been to complete the Pubbelly Crawl - a tour of all four of the restaurants and to sample their signature and seasonal dishes. We did it and our primary takeaway was - When can we go back?
Pubbelly Gastro Pub
There are no distractions from the menu at the Pubbelly Gastro Pub. Brick walls, wood tables and a neighborhood feel allow you to be comfy while perusing an inspired menu full of imaginative, reasonably priced plates. Our server was incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the menu and steered us in the most delicious directions.
We oohed & aahed over the Dates avec Chorizo with goat cream and bacon and scooped forkfuls of the perfectly formed Housemade Gnudi with pumpkin and black lager jus. The signature McBelly slider is a must-have with a crunchy and flavorful kimchee and delicious barbecue sauce.
The wild plate that was surprisingly scrumptious was the Foie and Nutella. I am all about Foie anything, but the Nutella even gave me pause. Crispy toasts, melted Nutella and creamy, rich Foie mousse made this a mindblowing experience - the first bite is all about processing the rich ingredients. The second bite is pure heaven.
Pubbelly Gastro Pub has seasonal offerings as well as an occasionally changing menu - look for the Braised Berkshire Pork Cheeks with potato foam (I am addicted!), horseradish cream, and caviar jus. It will complete your life.
When you think Barceloneta, you should think Catalan Bistro; a lively atmosphere, always busy and an open kitchen that allows you to see the innovative Chef Juliana Gonazalez at work. She never disappoints!
Service at Barceloneta follows along the same stellar path as Pubbelly Gastro Pub - the servers are full of information and happy to guide you through the menu according to your preferences. The Bistro Plates are my favorites. Barceloneta allows me to eat how I love to eat - multiple plates to share with each bite introducing a new flavor experience.
Dinner is a winding journey through dishes like the mandatory Barceloneta Pulpo a Feira - octopus, fingerling potato foam, pimento and chorizo (the best I have ever had); and the exquisite head-on Gambas con Chocolate - langoustines, garlic, sherry, and chocolate picada.
Don’t overlook the signature shishito peppers with candied walnuts resting on a scoop of Valdeon cheese or the mouthwatering Ensalada de Alachofa - baby artichokes, frisse, arugula, wheat berries, Serrano ham, and Manchego cheese finished with a truffle vinaigrette. Dessert is not meant to fill you up further, but rather sweep you away on clouds of salted caramel delight that are enhanced with chocolate crumbs and layers of raspberries.
In a complete departure from the Gastro Pub and Barceloneta, Pubbelly Sushi opened in October 2011; however, the Pubbelly brand is completely present in the decor, neighborhood conviviality and stellar service. The Pork Belly and Clams Sushi Roll could also be a giveaway (and a definite recommendation!).
Pubbelly Sushi is not your traditional sushi but experiential eating with intriguing combos. One of our favorite dishes is Tostones con Ceviche - hamachi ceviche served with fried plantains. The tang of the ceviche combined with the just-perfect mild crunch of the tostones will get me back again and again.
We stayed on the non-traditional path enjoying delights like the Maine Lobster New England Style roll (with Yuzu!) and the Southern Fried Soft Shell Crab with Kimchee, Mustard Slaw, and Shiso Ranch. The unusual combos make it so much fun to choose different bites from the menu!
Two of the must-try dishes (although there is not anything that we would not recommend so far!) are the Bigeye Tuna roll - spicy tuna, arroz Pegao, rocotto cream and sea salt and the Hamachi Jalapeno sashimi. Both are flavor explosions and both have the same result - you want to request another order, hoard it from your friends and eat it immediately.
Since I am a Northeast transplant, Macchialina felt a bit like coming home. It is the latest addition to the Pubbelly group and front of house and kitchen are under the deft Northeastern-influenced vision of owners Chef Michael Pirolo and General Manager Jennifer Chaefsky. They have created a neighborhood haven with a generous daily Happy Hour with Pizza and Peroni for $10, a menu filled to the brim with rustic Italian plates and servers that present the menu famously.
The motto on the menu is "Life is a combination of magic and pasta" (Federico Fellini) and the dish that brought the magic most particularly for me was the Beet Filled Mezzaluna - perfect al dente ravioli half moons filled with ricotta salata and topped with finely diced beets and brown butter and sprinkled with poppy seeds. Sublime, magical and unforgettable.
As I was waxing poetic on beets and mezzaluna, the Creamy Polenta with sausage ragu and cipollini arrived to distract and delight. Mounds of Broccolini al Cesare is compulsory - the toasted garlic and pile of deliciously dressed greens will change how you think about Caesar anything. Cavatelli Macchialina with baby meatballs was satisfying and only lacking in that I wanted about 20 more of the meatballs.
To round off dinner, you must have the Tiramisu. The espresso granita and chocolate crumble is paired with a mascarpone pudding that can make you weep.
As with all of the Pubbelly restaurants, picking favorites is hard to do and I won’t even attempt. Each restaurant has something so unique to offer but always with the consistent Pubbelly stellar quality present.
Just when you think you have experienced something completely amazing, there is another plate, another dish, another experience. Ambiance, a distinctive vision, neighborhood comfort, and pocketbook friendly prices are all part of the adventure on the Pubbelly Crawl. I'm ready to do it again!