Worth One’s Salt: A Look Inside Palm Beach’s Café Boulud

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

In our January 2014 issue, we paid tribute to a handful of Palm Beach eateries that have survived the test of time, including Bistro Chez Jean-Pierre, Michael R. McCarty’s and Renato’s.

Here, our list continues. Read on for an inside scoop on one of Palm Beach’s most exclusive restaurants: Café Boulud.

The crowd: South Florida locals and seasonal New York City guests.

Seaside setting: Designed in the style of a splendid Palm Beach home, the restaurant features soft shades of honey accented by camel tones, to create a soothing backdrop. The overall feel is elegant and simple—intimate with a fresh and understated approach. The lush outdoor dining terrace completes the luxe home feel, augmented by expertly manicured palms and florals.

Best seat in the house: Tables overlooking the fountain courtyard on the Café’s lush garden terrace.

Top dish: The Duo of Beef is a Daniel Boulud classic. It’s a decadent dish featuring short rib braised in red wine alongside a seared tenderloin with pommes anna, spinach subric and sauce bordelaise.

Signature cocktail: The Champagne Mojito is light and refreshing. Perfect as an aperitif or after-dinner drink in the bar and lounge, it’s an elegant twist on a classic and features Bacardi superior rum, simple syrup, fresh lime and mint topped with Cuvé—Chef Boulud’s signature champagne.

Menu mainstays: “Inspired renditions of classic sandwiches on our lunch menu are very popular. Our Cheeseburger, Lobster Roll and B.L.T. (along with house-smoked beef brisket, fried green tomatoes and creole mustard slaw) are deliciously laid-back crowd favorites that would surely be missed if they were removed from the menu!” says general manager Andrew Burns.

Key to success: Four-star service and a menu that changes with the seasons keeps people returning to Café Boulud. From truffles and caviar, to our more casual culinary offerings, plus live music and cocktails in our bar & lounge, it offers an infinite spectrum of experiences in one elegant, easy-going place.

Café Boulud is located at 301 Australian Avenue, Palm Beach. 561.655.6060. cafeboulud.com/palmbeach.

To read the full story “Worth One’s Salt,” from the January 2014 issue, click here.


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