Tastemakers of Delray Beach
Thursday, August 11 & Friday, August, 12 5pm to 10pm
Youâ€™ve heard of a pub crawl â€¦ How â€˜bout a restaurant crawl?Visit 24 restaurants in downtown Delray Beach, each representing a different country/cuisine from around the world, and sample delicious fare paired with wine, beer or a cocktail.
A portion of all passport sales will benefit the Delray Beach Centennial Celebration!
Event Q&AQ: How do I get into this event? A: Buy your passport Participating restaurants are selling passports now, while supplies last! A portion of all passport sales will benefit the Delray Beach Centennial Celebration.
Q: What do I receive after attending this event? A: 4 months of dining promotions at 24 foodie locations Before and after the Tastemakers event, use your passport as a VIP dining card for fabulous foodie promotions starting June 1 and running through Sept. 30.
Q: How Do I get around? A: Shuttle service or walk Downtown Delray Beach is a walkable town, and all the restaurants are located within 14 blocks. There is also free shuttle service on Atlantic Avenue from First Avenue to the beach with 7 convenient stops from 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Q: Where do I park? A: Parking garages The cityâ€™s biggest parking garage is in Pineapple Grove, at the corner of Northeast Second Avenue and Northeast First Street. Parking will be $5.
Q: How do I share this event with a friend? A: Via online or social media Log onto bocamag.com or downtowndelraybeach.com to share the link with your friends and family. You also can check Boca Raton magazineâ€™s Facebook and Delray Beach magazineâ€™s Facebook for updates. Remind your friends that passports are limited, so they need to stop by the participating restaurants to purchase them!
Your passport entitles you to complimentary tastings and wine, beer or cocktails during the Tastemakers of Delray Beach eventâ€”plus 4 months of dining promotions at 24 restaurants.
TRYST 4 E. Atlantic Ave., 561/921-0021, trystdelray.com
Taste of Belgium
Tryst is a local restaurant with a neighborhood pub feeling. We offer lunch, dinner and late-night bites with an emphasis on seasonal, mostly local farm fresh ingredients.
Tasting Duck + Pistachio Country PÃ¢tÃ© Served with ale-infused grain mustard, chopped cornichons and crusty baguette.
Pairing St. Bernardus â€œPrior 8â€ Belgian Abbey Brown Ale This classic brown ale is dark in color with a nose that leads into a bready, spicy and fruity blend. Flavors of plums, cloves, spices and roasted malts mesh easily with many foods.
Dining Passport Card Special 15% off entire dinner check after 7 p.m., 7 days a week Use your Tastemakers Passport as often as you would like for the offer above. June 1â€“Sept. 30
Taste of the USA
Celebrating the farm-to-table trend, The Pop Up fosters localism where possible with quality ingredients and value-driven price points for everythings from its appetizers to its array of entrÃ©e options.
Tasting Butter Poached Grouper Served with roasted summer vegetables and black garlic emulsion.
Pairing 2009 Kenwood Vineyards Yulupa Chardonnay Bright aromas of juicy Bartlett pear and a subtle floral note give way to flavors of quince and vanilla. The mouth-feel is round and generous, with balanced acidity providing a clean finish.
Dining Passport Card Special 20% off entrees (Sunday-Thursday) Use your Tastemakers Passport as often as you would like for the offer above. June 1â€“Sept. 30
DECK 84 840 E. Atlantic Ave., 561/665-8484, deck84.com
Taste of Jamaica
Tasting Relax with Deck 84â€™s tropical atmosphere as you explore its innovative menu, or sit outside, drink in hand, and watch the boasts cruise down the Intracoastal while enjoying live tropical entertainment.
Pairing Braised Chicken Curry Served with island rice, garlic spinach, red peppers and scallions.
Dining Passport Card Special 2 for 1 Burtoâ€™s Lemonade at the inside and outside bar Use your Tastemakers Passport as often as you would like for the offer above. June 1â€“Sept. 30
CAFFE LUNA ROSA 34 S. Ocean Blvd., 561/274-9404, caffelunarosa.com
Taste of Italy
Authentic Italian cuisine. Ocean views. Wine Spectator award-winning wine list. Daily Happy Hour from 3â€“6 p.m., and 9 p.m. to close with half-price drinks and half-price appetizers from 4â€“5:30. Open 7 days for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.
Tasting Tortellini con Prosciutto e Piselli-Parma Prosciutto Made with shallots and fresh peas tossed with four-cheese tortellini in a parmigiano cream sauce.
Pairing Gavi San Pietro Medium-bodied white wine made with 100-percent Cortese grapes from the Piedmonte region. This wine has a fruit taste and a ripe apple scent with proper acidity and a good resistance.
Dining Passport Card Special Buy 2 Entrees, Receive 1 free bottle of wine house choice, Not valid with nightly specials, Mon.â€“Thurs. only. Use your Tastemakers Passport as often as you would like for the offer above. June 1â€“Sept. 30
CUT 432 432 E. Atlantic Ave. 561/272-9898, cut432.com
Taste of Peru
CUT 432 is Delrayâ€™s original prime steak houseÂÂÂâ€”a modern, high-energy restaurant and bar with an intense focus on prime beef, inventive side dishes, abundant raw bar, and uniquely prepared seafood, not to mention chic decor and an eclectic wine list.
Tasting Local Ceviche Nikkei Papaya, avocado and aji amarillo.
Pairing 2007 Schramsberg Blanc De Noirs Sparkling Wine Lively aromas of guava and fresh peach that give way to subtle aromas reminiscent of a briar berry patch. The fruitful nose is complemented by warm almond and salted toffee.
Dining Passport Card Special 15% off check per passport holder Use your Tastemakers Passport as often as you would like for the offer above. June 1â€“Sept. 30
SOLITA DELRAY 25 N.E. Second Ave., 561/899-0888, solitaitalian.com
Taste of Italy
SoLita Delray offers delectable Italian specialties, exotic culinary cocktails, and a sizzling late-night atmosphere. From happy hour to after dark, itâ€™s the perfect place for an intimate date, dining with friends or hosting a fabulous dinner party.
Tasting SoLita Signature House Made Meatball Served with San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh basil and ricotta cheese
Pairing Housemade Italian Sangria Made with a delicious variety of selected red wines, fresh seasonal fruit including strawberries, oranges, pineapple and blueberries mixed with a variety of flavorful fruit liqueurs.
Dining Passport Card Special 15% off entire check Valid Sunday through Thursday only Use your Tastemakers Passport as often as you would like for the offer above. June 1â€“Sept. 30
32 EAST 32 E. Atlantic Ave., 561/276-7868, 32east.com
Taste of Europe
32 East generates savory delicious food, attracting savvy guests and exceptional critical reviews. Chef Nick Morfogen combines innovation with exciting dishes and great flavors by sourcing seasonal products from around the country.
Tasting Vanilla Custard Tartlette with fresh raspberries and Felchlin chocolate ganache
Pairing ChocoVine Raspberry This tantalizing blend features a blissful and complex flavor profile for a variety of applications. Chocovine Raspberry can be enjoyed on the rocks or as the main ingredient to an array of sinful cocktails.
Dining Passport Card Special 50% off drinks at the bar Use your Tastemakers Passport as often as you would like for the offer above. June 1â€“Oct. 31
CITY OYSTER & SUSHI BAR 213 E. Atlantic Ave., 561/272-0220, cityoysterdelray.com
Taste of Japan
City Oyster & Sushi Bar is a modern American seafood restaurant with outdoor seating and a lively bar scene. The seafood arrives daily from local purveyors and from fisheries in the northeast. City Oyster is casual yet classic, fresh and delicious.
Tasting Pepper-Seared Tuna on a Crustini and California Sushi Rolls
Pairing Van Duzer Estate Pinot Gris Honey-poached pear, Asian apple and lemongrass dance on the senses in this tangy crisp Pinot Gris. Two Pinot Gris clones complement each other, Clone 146 with its minerality and steely backbone, Clone 152 with its fruit and complexity.
Dining Passport Card Special Buy 1 entree, get the 2nd for 50% off daily from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Second entrÃ©e must be lesser valued entrÃ©e. Use your Tastemakers Passport as often as you would like for the offer above. June 1â€“Sept. 30
LINDA BEAN'S PERFECT MAINE 200 E. Atlantic Ave., 561/276-2502, lindabeansperfectmaine.com
Taste of the USA
Linda Beanâ€™s Perfect Maineâ„¢ menu consists of its famous lobster roll, fresh Maine lobsters and a mouthwatering lobster Panini sandwich, steamed mussels and clams in white wine sauce, fresh garden salads and Lindaâ€™s own lobster bisque.
Tasting Lindaâ€™s Famous Lobster Roll Features 100% pure Maine lobster meat with her signature herb dressing.
Pairing Shipyard Summer Ale A traditonal American wheat beer. With its inviting golden color, mellow malted wheat flavor and less hoppy characteristics, itâ€™s sure to please those looking for a clean, cool sensation on long, hot summer days.
Dining Passport Card Special 15% off entire check Use your Tastemakers Passport as often as you would like for the offer above. June 1â€“Sept. 30
OLIO 42 S.E. Second Ave., 561/278-6633, oliobistro.com
Taste of Thailand
A rare gem set apart from mainstream Atlantic Avenue, Olio provides romantic ambience, a wine selection parallel to none, and a world-class menu for any food connoisseur.
Tasting Shrimp Curry A tantalizing dish that combines traditional curry spices with New World ingredients.
Pairing Ruffino Prosecco The bouquet is fragrant and intensely fruity. Crisp, clean and delicate with fine bubble caressing the palate. Intense sensations of apples and peaches drive a pleasant aftertaste, that is reminiscent of fruity and floral aromas.
Dining Passport Card Special Free bottle of house wine with dinner, Tues.â€“Thurs., per table Use your Tastemakers Passport as often as you would like for the offer above. June 1â€“Sept. 30
SUNDY HOUSE 106 S. Swinton Ave., 561/272-5678, sundyhouse.com
Taste of Ecuador
This dish highlights the flavor and aromas of South American cuisine. Acidic lime juice, finely diced vegetables and aromatics complement the subtle flavors of the snapper and scallops. Fried plantains add a pleasant texture to the ceviche.
Tasting Scallop + Snapper Ceviche Served with patacones and garlic aioli
Pairing Tenuta Bosco Albano Pinot Grigio Linea Margherita A light-bodied wine that is dry with a spritzy lime flavor, with hint of green apple, that can be nicely crisp. This dry wine is delicate, leaving a harmonious taste in your mouth.
Dining Passport Card Special Free glass of wine, champagne or mimosa Use your Tastemakers Passport as often as you would like for the offer above. June 1â€“Sept. 30
BOHEME BISTRO 1118 E. Atlantic Ave., 561/278-4899, bohemebistro.com
Taste of Lebanon
For nearly two decades Boheme Bistro has been a favorite among locals. With its wordly menu, including authentic Mediterranean cuisine, Boheme Bistro blends the tradition of family, friends and good times.
Tasting Shish Tawook Grilled chcken kabob made with tender breast of chicken marinated in fresh garlic, herbs and olive oil with zest of lemon.
Pairing Ruffino Pinot Grigio Intense, clean notes of meadow flowers, then citrus, pears and hints of golden apple. It shows a marvelous freshness, completes a long-lasting final, which recalls hints of sage and still denotes a good freshness.
Dining Passport Card Special Free bottle of house wine with dinner, Sun.â€“Thurs., per table Use your Tastemakers Passport as often as you would like for the offer above. June 1â€“Sept. 30
CABANA EL REY 105 E. Atlantic Ave., 561/274-9090, cabanarestaurant.com
Taste of Cuba & Spain
Cabana opened its doors in 1994 serving Nuevo Latino fare in our hometown of Forest Hills, Queens. A meal at Cabana transports diners to an island vacation.
Tasting Anticuchos Marinated skirt steak skewers topped with a rocoto and red onion salsa
Pairing 2008 Bodegas Salentein Reserve Malbec Deep purple, intense wine, with aromas of personality and varietal typicity, blackberries, and the scents of violets and vanilla. A sweet start of mouth, with an ample and intense feel in the palate, with a silky and rounded tannin texture.
Dining Passport Card Special 10% off any food purchase alcohol not included Use your Tastemakers Passport as often as you would like for the offer above. June 1â€“Sept. 30
CALIENTE KITCHEN 8 E. Atlantic Ave., 561/450-6940, calientekitchen.net
Taste of Mexico
With authentic Mexican fare like house made guacamole or Agave-infused scallops or ancho-chile marinated skirt steak, Caliente Kitchen is sure to have something for everyone.
Tasting Pescado con Miel de Agave Pan-seared grouper with sautÃ©ed green beans, tomatoes, carots and onions topped with agave pineapple jicama salsa served over rice
Pairing Caliente Margarita 901 Silver Tequila, Orange Liqueur, agave nectar and fresh lime juice. A refreshing Mexican cocktail.
Dining Passport Card Special Free dessert with purchase of full price entree. Cannot not be combined with any other offer. Use your Tastemakers Passport as often as you would like for the offer above. June 1â€“Sept. 30
LEMONGRASS ASIAN BISTRO 420 E. Atlantic Ave., 561/278-5050, lemongrassasianbistro.com
Taste of Japan
The owner, originally from Bangkok, had a vision for Lemongrassâ€”to offer the entire spectrum of Thai dishes at one location. The level of excellence is equal to that of the incredible selection.
Tasting Sushi An assortment of sushi rolls.
Pairing BV Century Cellars Chardonnay Youâ€™ll find them reminiscent of citrus, apple, pear and nectarine, with just a hint of floral and spice. These fruit notes reappear on the palate, enhanced by crisp, balanced acidity and a silky texture.
Cold Sake Rice-based alcohol beverage
Dining Passport Card Special 15% off your check. Cash only. Does not apply to lunch specials, sunset menu, gift card or other promotions. Use your Tastemakers Passport as often as you would like for the offer above. June 1â€“Sept. 30
ZIREE 401 W. Atlantic Ave., 561/276-6549, zireethai.com
Taste of Thailand
Ziree Thai & Sushi is the place to experience the art of eating well. Quality food and service in an elegant Zen atmosphere creates the finest dining experience.
Tasting Sushi Roll and Chicken Namsod Salad Delicious ground chicken, red onions, fresh ginger, and scallions mixed with chili paste and lime juice.
Pairing Hogue Late Harvest, Washington Reisling Aromas and flavors of dried apricot, tangerine and powdered sugar with a hint of cocoa and mint on the finish.
Dining Passport Card Special 15% off dinner check Dine in only. Excludes Friday and Saturday. Use your Tastemakers Passport as often as you would like for the offer above. June 1â€“Sept. 30
OFF THE AVE 19 S.E. Fifth Ave, 561/450-6768, offtheavedelray.com
Taste of America
Off the Ave Food & Spirits is Delray Beachâ€™s newest local hangout, located just â€œOff the Aveâ€ and South Federal Highway. Our pizza and sandwiches are the best in town. We provide a great local atmosphere suitable for people of all ages, whether on the way to the beach or a night out on the town.
Tasting Authentic New York- Style Pizza and Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich Made with the freshest all-natural ingredients and imported cheeses.
Pairing Swamp Ape Pale Ale and Russian Standard Vodka Cocktails
Dining Passport Card Special $5 off purchase of $20 or more May not be combined with any other offers. Use your Tastemakers Passport as often as you would like for the offer above. June 1â€“Sept. 30
ATLANTIQUE CAFE 777 E. Atlantic Ave., 561/272-1170, atlantiquecafe.com
Taste of Czech Republic
Atlantique is a new concept from Executive Chef Milan Hejda, formerly of Sonoma, and has been successful in Delray for 16 years. Chef Milan combines exciting dishes and fresh flavors with the finest local ingredients.
Tasting Cucumber Dill Soup A fresh summer soup with sour cream, dill and cucumber
Pairing Pilsner Urquell Slightly sweet and malty, the honey nut flavor sparkles on your tongue, and into your mouth, where tart citrus flavors and warm caramel bitterness builds quickly.
Dining Passport Card Special Free bottle of house wine or 1 glass of wine Free bottle of house wine with party of 4 or 1 glass with purchased entrÃ©e. Use your Tastemakers Passport as often as you would like for the offer above. June 1â€“Sept. 30
BRULE BISTRO 200 N.E. Second Ave., 561/274-2046, brulebistro.com
Taste of Spain
A European-style bistro in the heart of Pineapple Grove offering a collection of boutique wines, hand crafted beers and seasonally inspired menus.
Tasting Pan Seared Shrimp on Paella Risotto with young peas and aged manchego
Pairing 2009 ViÃ±a Nora AlbariÃ±o Expressive bouquet of mineral, lemon meringue, and baking spices. Impeccable balance and a lengthy fruit-filled finish.
Dining Passport Card Special 20% off any bottle of wine with purchase of dinner Monday through Wednesday 5 p.m. to close Use your Tastemakers Passport as often as you would like for the offer above. June 1â€“Sept. 30
DOLCE AMORE CAFE 241 N.E. Second Ave., 561/278-8177, dolceamorecafe.com
Taste of Italy
Dolce Amore CafÃ© is located in the Pineapple Grove Arts District. The warm and welcoming atmosphere will make you feel like part of the family whether you are among our regular patrons or a first-time visitor.
Tasting Honey Garlic Meatballs â€œPolpette con Dolce Miele,â€ Italian mini-meatball in a savory garlic-wine-honey glaze.
Pairing Zonin Chianti Balanced and pleasant, displaying scents of violets and red fruit. It makes an excellent companion to roasted or grilled meats, or any pasta dish.
Dining Passport Card Special 15% off your check Sun.â€“Fri., not combined with any other offer Use your Tastemakers Passport as often as you would like for the offer above. June 1â€“Sept. 30
GOL! THE TASTE OF BRAZIL 411 E. Atlantic Ave., 561/272-6565, golthetasteofbrazil.com
Taste of Brazil
GOL! The Taste of Brazil offers 15 different cuts of meat plus grilled shrimp and salmon, brought to your table on skewers and carved by traditionally dressed gaucho waiters, as well as a fabulous 40-item salad bar.
Tasting Grilled Sirloin Steak Especially prepared and aged, this sirloin steak is grilled and cut from a skewer individually for each diner.
Pairing DoÃ±a Paula Los Cardos Malbec A splendid feel of black cherry, happily spiced with minerality and a vague peppery background. Very rich and round! Long, rewarding finish is the final touch. Very well balanced with appropriate density.
Dining Passport Card Special 20% off any check daily Made with a reservation Cannot be combined with other offers on full-priced menu only. Use your Tastemakers Passport as often as you would like for the offer above. June 1â€“Sept. 30
MAX'S HARVEST 169 N.E. Second Ave., 303/319-3677, maxsharvest.com
Taste of America
Maxâ€™s Restaurants introduces Maxâ€™s Harvest, a new farm-to-fork concept in Delray Beachâ€™s Pineapple Grove District featuring delicious, simple, local and sustainable fare.
Tasting Chilled Soup Made with yellow tomato, yellow watermelon, chiles, lime, golden crab meat and crÃ¨me fraiche
Pairing Lychee-Pomegranate Mojito Aromas and flavors of dried apricot, tangerine and powdered sugar with a hint of cocoa and mint on the finish.
Dining Passport Card Special Buy 1 entree, get the 2nd for 50% off Second entree must be of equal or lesser value Use your Tastemakers Passport as often as you would like for the offer above. June 8â€“Sept. 30
CAFE DE FRANCE 110 E. Atlantic Ave., Suite 120, 561/455-2140, mycafedefrance.com
Taste of France
CafÃ© de France uses fresh and fine ingredients in its tasty and healthy cuisine. The traditional French cuisine is prepared using traditional and modern techniques and is highlighted by both Italian and Mediterranean flavors.
Tasting Brie Fondue Served with fresh vegetable, bread and fruit
Chocolate Fondue Seved with fresh seasonal fruit
Pairing Francois Montand Harmonious aromas of green apples, pear, nuts and vanilla. Flavors of freshly baked bread, green apples, citrus lemon, hazelnuts and a hint of pineapple. This wine has a short to medium finish with mineral and meyer lemon notes.
Dining Passport Card Special Lunch: $1 mimosa and/or espresso or Dinner: Buy one dessert, get one free Use your Tastemakers Passport as often as you would like for the offer above. June 1â€“Sept. 30
ORANGE LEAF 418 E. Atlantic Ave., 561/894-8230, orangeleafyogurt.com
Taste of America
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt is Americaâ€™s frozen yogurt. Orange Leaf is a self-serve, choose-your-own-toppings frozen dessert cafÃ©.
Tasting Frozen Yogurt Come experience Americaâ€™s frozen yogurtâ€”and choose from 16 flavors
Dining Passport Card Special 15% off your purchase of a cup of yogurt Use your Tastemakers Passport as often as you would like for the offer above. June 1â€“Sept. 30