By Marika Flatt
South Florida is where it’s at for beach, sun, food & cocktails! Treat yourself to a visit to Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa (EPB) in Palm Beach, Florida. “Eau” is French for water and pronounced “O.” Trust me when I say: The food & wine scene is burgeoning in this very chic beach town. Here’s a quick glimpse into what’s in store for your palette in Palm Beach.
Enjoy the Mediterranean Breakfast Buffet at ! If Mediterranean isn’t your thing, there’s ample variety at this buffet, such as quiche, potato hash, and the ever-lovely omelette bar. Also, there’s plenty of pastries, fruit and homemade breads.Temple Orange. Your eyes will be bigger than your stomach when you visit this spread.
Lunch at Eau Spa—order from their light menu and enjoy your lunch out in the Self Centered Garden, where you are entitled to be extremely self-centered. You’ll relax in swinging chairs that are suspended over a cool pool.
Dinner at Buccan
Said to be one of the hottest tickets in town, make sure to get reservations to this trendy upscale restaurant in the heart of Palm Beach. Enjoy people watching while your table is readied. You will want to sample everything on the menu. I heartily recommend the Hot Dog Panini, the Short-rib Empanadas, and the Gnocchi with mushroom ragu and truffle butter. Stay after dinner to hit the dance floor and work off those calories.
Breakfast buffet in the 4th floor Club Lounge of EPB—For an additional fee ($75 per person), you can reserve a 4th floor room with access to the Eau-mazing club lounge. With key card entry, you are welcome 24/7 with wine (you can special order cocktails & beer from the bar downstairs), sodas, water, coffee and a food buffet throughout the day. If you enjoy your meals & drinks here, the club level fee will pay for itself.
Walk to Worth Avenue for lunch at Pizza Alfresco (tucked inside via Mizner, the courtyard of Adison Mizner’s home). I recommend ordering a few pizzas and a few salads to share with your group. The courtyard of this shopping district is cozy and full of fashion. There were even models coming by our table, showcasing different stores. Right next to Pizza Alfresco, pop into the fabulous Babalu boutique, a concept started in Miami and a hit in PB. You can find the very best perfumes, colognes, candles, and accessories here. You’ll surely want to take home something you don’t need but have to have! Then, take a walking tour of Worth Avenue and its ‘vias’.
Dinner at Angle
Savor dinner at Angle, EPB’s fine dining restaurant. Enjoy their signature Spontaneous Tasting Experience & Wine Pairing. What I adore about Angle is the community table right in the middle of this ornate establishment. If you’re into group dining, grab a spot at this hot table and enjoy your dinner with other travelers. This chef-driven restaurant boasts an impressive wine list, as you can imagine.
Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa