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Places to find gourmet cuisine when in Palm Beach

1 Nov 2013 9:50 AM
Where to find gourmet cuisine when in Palm Beach

Thanks to its location on the coast of Florida, the affluent community of Palm Beach is routinely treated to the freshest seafood, as well as prime meats and pristine produce from local farms. Accordingly, the town is home to one of the Sunshine State's most exciting culinary scenes. Its historic streets are peppered with high-end eateries and its residents can regularly be found inside these establishments, sampling creative gourmet dishes and tasting exclusive wines.

Next time you're in the area and feel like rubbing elbows with wealthy gastronomes, successful business owners, famous celebrities and luxury real estate owners, you should plan a visit to one of the following eateries.

Bice Ristorante
This business on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach is run by the internationally-known restaurant group, of which its moniker is derived. Boasting a full liquor bar, valet parking and private dining rooms, the establishment has traditionally been frequented by the community's high society. In addition to its chic interior, this Italian eatery features scenic patio and terrace seating when temperatures allow.

But Bice Ristorante doesn't draw crowds solely because of its upscale design trends. Its menu is populated with exquisite flavor combinations and innovative dishes. Among the restaurant's popular dishes are: Roasted veal ravioli in mixed mushroom sauce, risotto with mixed seafood and roasted tenderloin in green peppercorn sauce.

264 The Grill
Situated on South County Road in a sizable building with stunning architecture, this eatery has been lauded by the likes of Gourmet magazine as well as Town & Country magazine for its unique offerings. Featuring a considerable selection of Continental and American dishes, patrons of this restaurant can feast on whatever they desire - from pasta to prime meats, and from seafood to burgers

Providing a neighborhood atmosphere and upscale eats, owners Patti Gatti and Avery Watson ensure each customer leaves satisfied and plotting their return. The live music that is performed regularly, and the food - which is split between a number of menus - never disappoints.

Palm Beach Grill
Regarded as a local institution since its founding in 1999, this eatery on Royal Poinciana Way typically surpasses the expectations of its diners, and even leaves some pleasantly surprised. Managed by the Hillstone Restaurant Group and specializing in new American cuisine, the menu is focused on building upon time-tested classics.

Dishes that are often ordered by Palm Beach real estate owners include grilled cedar plank roasted salmon, double-cut pork chops and Creole barbecue shrimp. However, just as popular as the food is the selection of fine wines kept on hand. A visit wouldn't be complete without ordering a glass - or two.