It’s a war of the whisks on Monday, June 11, when Casa D’Angelo’s Angelo Elia puts the pride of Italy against the honor of France, represented by Jean-Pierre Brehier of Jean-Pierre’s Cooking School, in the pair’s fourth annual culinary competition, to be held at Casa D’Angelo (1201 N. Federal Hwy., 954/564-1234) in Fort Lauderdale.
The four-course meal will feature one French and one Italian dish per course—appetizer, fish and meat entrees, and dessert—each paired with wine from the corresponding country. When it’s over guests will vote to determine whose cuisine reigns supreme. Cost of the dinner is $145 per person; call the restaurant for reservations.
If that’s a little rich for your blood, then check out the extended Palm Beach County Restaurant Week lunch prices at Café Boulud (301 Australian Ave., 561/655-6060). Weekdays until Friday, June 22, the tony Palm Beach restaurant in the posh Brazilian Court Hotel will offer a three-course meal for $20.12. If you haven’t experienced the revitalized food under new chef Jim Leiken, 20 bucks and some change is a pretty cheap way to do it.