Welcome to Grandview Gardens Concierge, a Restaurant & Event Blog for the Palm Beaches! We welcome over 1000 guests annually to the Grandview Gardens Bed & Breakfast and Vacation Homes Resort. As is typical for a B & B, we only serve breakfast. For lunch and dinner, we send guests to all types of restaurants around the area for every imaginable occasion. When we're serving breakfast in the morning, we hear about the escapades and adventures from the night before... especially about the restaurants where everybody ate. As a result, our friends and neighbors regularly ask advice about the current "ins and outs" of the local restaurant and party scene. So Rick, Peter and Jan have put together a "short list" of our most often recommended restaurants, which you'll find in the side bar. You will notice that most of our recommendations are for West Palm Beach and Palm Beach, but we do have a few favorite restaurants included in neighboring cities and towns. In addition to the short list, we'll occasionally be posting blog articles about restaurants and local events which could be of interest to visitors and locals alike. If you become a "Fan" of the Grandview Gardens Facebook Page, you'll automatically get a notice when we post an article. Enjoy!
Understandably, many people prefer to go out to eat for Thanksgiving. Here is our short list of restaurants open this year:
Avocado Grill – 125 Datura St., West Palm Beach
Thanksgiving dinner with a healthy twist. Chef/owner Julien Gremaud has created a special three-course, prix fixe menu that includes a choice of traditional offerings (turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and green beans) or a healthier style feast (turkey, quinoa, braised kale, roasted tomatoes, green beans and sweet potatoes). For dessert, have the Lime Ginger Crème Brûlée, Passion Fruit Tiramisu and more. Serving from 3 – 9 p.m. Cost is $39 per person. For more information, please call (561) 623-0822 or visit www.AvocadoGrillWPB.com
PISTACHE French Bistro – 101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach
The three-course traditional holiday dinner will serve for starters Onion Soup Gratinee, Burgundy Escargots, Maytag Blue Cheese Salad, and Wild Mushroom Risotto. Entrées will include Heritage farm roast turkey with chestnut brioche stuffing, cauliflower-Brussels sprouts hash, sweet potato puree and more. And finish with choices ranging from apple pie with spiced honey sauce to pumpkin pie with fresh whipped cream. Serving from 3 p.m. Cost is $55 per person ($25 for kids), plus tax and tip. For more information, please call (561) 833-5090 or visit www.PistacheWPB.com
Taboo – 221 Worth Ave, Palm Beach
Legendary Taboo will also be open on Thanksgiving offer a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner from noon to 9pm. Offerings include butternut squash soup, turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, glazed sweet potatoes and cranberry orange walnut relish, with pumpkin for dessert. Very traditional! $ 39 for adults and $ 21 for children. Call 561-935-3500 or visit www.taboorestaurant.com
Happy Thanksgiving from Grandview Gardens !
The Norton Museum of Art announced its 14th season of Live!At the Norton concerts. Performances are at 3 p.m. on Sundays in the Museum Theater, unless otherwise noted.
Since 2002, Live! At the Norton has been a regular feature of the Museum’s programming. The Norton hosts programs by many of the gifted musicians who reside in South Florida, as well as those from outside the region. “We strive to host exciting, diverse programs each year, and this year’s performers offer a rich variety of classical and jazz music,” says Glenn Tomlinson, William Randolph Hearst Curator of Education. “Artists introduce the works they’re performing from the stage so that all audience members can engage more directly with the music and performers. The Museum’s intimate theater offers a wonderful opportunity for this interchange.”
Tickets are $3 for members and $5 for non-members, and are available at the Visitor Services desk on the day of the concert. Theater doors open one hour before show time. Seating is general admission and available on a first-come, first-served basis. This program is made possible in part by the Gayle and Paul Gross Education Endowment Fund.
The 2015-16 series features the following concerts:
The Neil Bacher Quartet / Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 Performing original jazz compositions and standards, the Neil Bacher Quartet features Bacher on guitar, Dolph Castellano on piano, Kai Sanchez on bass, and Carlomagno Araya on percussion. Come here why Bacher and his band are in demand on both sides of the Atlantic; their set showcases the individual personalities of each performer, as well as their great synergy as a quartet.
Andrew Sords: Art of the Violin / Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016 With comments like “utterly radiant” and “exceptionally heartfelt and soulful,” reviewers have hailed Andrew Sords’ artistry with the violin. Along with pianist Eriko Izumida, Sords performs a concert of Romantic favorites, including Brahms’ 3rd Sonata for Violin and Elgar’s Salut d’Amour, as well as Bartók’s Rumanian Folk Dances.
Florida’s largest Halloween event, Moonfest, will return to the streets of Downtown West Palm Beach for its 23rd year on Saturday, Oct. 31. Tickets to this popular, unique Halloween street party are now available for purchase for revelers ages 21 and older only. Costumes are encouraged. Ticket prices are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the event. Pricing for the RIP (VIP) area is $55 in advance and $75 the day of the event, which includes open premium bar, a buffet, early event access and a preferred entrance to Moonfest. For more information visit: www.moonfest.me
Grandview Gardens B & B is offering a special package for visitors to Moonfest/Halloween, including special “RIP” amenities and an extra transfer to all the action on Clematis. Click here for more information or call 561-833-9023.
When: Saturday, Oct. 31st from 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Where: 100 – 500 Blocks of Clematis St.
For more information, please visit www.moonfest.me
Through the end of August, The Palm Beach Zoo is open in the evening every Friday and some Saturdays from 5 – 9 pm. The “Summer Fun Nights” include special programs each week for children, Food Truck Safaris and live music.
A unique Tropical zoo, the Palm Beach Zoo is home to over 700 animals from around the world including endangered Malayan tigers, fun loving lemurs and fierce jaguars. Shady paths and a full service cafe featuring organic and locally grown offerings make the Palm Beach Zoo a great place to spend an afternoon or evening.
For more information about the zoo and the evening programs, click here.