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!
Thank goodness there are restaurants open on Thanksgiving because not everybody wants to cook and cleanup. If you’re one of those people, then here are some tips for restaurants tomorrow:
Avocado Grill – 125 Datura St.
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 $38 per person. For more information, please call (561) 623-0822 or visit www.AvocadoGrillWPB.com
PISTACHE French Bistro – 101 N. Clematis St.
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 $45 per person ($19 for kids), plus tax and tip. For more information, please call (561) 833-5090 or visit www.PistacheWPB.com
Taboo on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach is offering a 3 course menu for $ 37. Open from 11:30am. 561-835-3500
Happy Thanksgiving to All!
Master Artists will sculpt 35′ tall Sandi, the World’s ONLY 600-ton Sand Tree, from November 24 to December 1st on the Great Lawn, West Palm Beach Waterfront. Holiday Highlights:
DEC 4 Holiday Tree Lighting
DEC 4-31 Sandi, the Giant Holiday Sand Tree & Sand Sculptures
DEC 5-30 Peppermint Putt-Putt 9-Hole Mini Golf
DEC 5-30 SnowieVille
DEC 18 Clematis by Night Circus “Built to Amaze!”
For more information: 561/822.1515 or www.wpb.org/events
West Palm Beach is turning its downtown into an engine for the growth of arts, entertainment and culture. The West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District (A&E District), a partnership of more than 20 venues in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach, launched on Nov. 13 with a celebration at the Downtown West Palm Beach Waterfront Pavilion. This alliance introduces a new platform to promote and experience all the arts and entertainment destinations. Patrons can now access information on programming, visitor packages, tickets and more through one website, DowntownWPBArts.com.
“The A&E District will foster local cultural development and generate real value by creating economic opportunities. In addition to enhancing the impact of our arts and cultural assets, the concept is a powerful economic development tool. Restaurants like to cluster around galleries and cultural destinations. We expect inquires about available Downtown locations to surge once we achieve significant awareness,” said West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Associate Director Teneka James.
District partners include Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, Armory Art Center, Bruce Helander Studio, Eaton Fine Art, Flagler Museum, Habatat Galleries, Historical Society of Palm Beach County, Legacy Fine Art Gallery, Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Palm Beach Opera, Palm Beach Pops, Palm Beach Symphony, Palm Beach Photographic Centre, Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Sunfest, Terebinth Studio & Gallery, Society of the Four Arts, and Uptown Art.
For more information on the A&E District, visit downtownwpbarts.com or call (561) 833-8873. Stay connected with the District by following on Twitter and Instagram, @WPBAEDistrict.
The Norton Museum of Art re-opened a couple weeks ago after they closed in September to remodel and reconfigure the artwork. In addition, he British-born, Berlin-based artist Terry Haggerty has installed his year-long installation in the lobby. “He really pushed it and made something unlike anything that’s been done here before,” said Cheryl Brutvan, director of curatorial affairs and curator of contemporary art. “The architecture laid down the gauntlet and he picked it up.” For a complete report, click HERE.
Visitors can view the new installations tonight at the weekly Art After Dark, when the museum stays open every Thursday from 5 – 9 pm. Here is the complete program this evening(October 9th):
/ Special Promotion
Ticket and memorabilia giveaway to sneak preview of the upcoming animated, feature film, The Book of Life
produced by Guillermo del Toro / Lobby5:30 PM / PB Pulse.com Tour
Dancers and Musicians in Art
/ Meet in lobby
6:30 PM / Curator’s Conversation
Glenn Tomlinson, William Randolph Hearst Curator of Education, discusses Telling Tales in European Art / King Gallery
7-7:30 PM / Ballet Performance
Ballet Palm Beach performs scenes from Giselle, Sylvia, and Loco Mambo / Atrium
7:30 PM / Music
Indie-folk performance by The Whiskey Wasps / Theater
Dine / Fratelli Lyon
The restaurant offers an à la carte dinner menu from 5-8:30 p.m.
For reservations call (561) 832-5196 x 1123, or email email@example.com.