Last night we visited Cafe Boulud Palm Beach at the Brazilian Court to experience “Le Passage,” the newly unveiled lounge featuring a fresh menu of cocktails and small plates.
First things first, the Pomme Verte is delicious. Served in a Nick & Nora glass it is a blend of vodka, chartreuse and celery-apple with a crisp, clean finish.
Carefully crafted cocktails include the vodka-based Pearfume with bergamot and sage and the Snow Bird with rum, almond and pineapple. Not to worry, the ever popular White Cosmopolitan complete with orchid ice sphere graces the menu. Diners can also choose from an array of global wines, spirits and craft beer.
Vincent stopped by to dazzle us with a tableside bar cart experience complete with flambe cocktails. This signature service showcases a rotating selection of cocktails featuring exclusive liquors and elegantly prepared classics. For the month of January indulge in the presentation of Sazerac and Vieux Carre.
The sampling of passed small plates introduced guests to my favorite dish of the night, the Charred Octopus with patatas bravas, alongside Key West Pink Shrimp, Crispy Squash Blossoms and Oysters.
The theme of the food menu is “taste” as patrons are encouraged to enjoy small plates, share and enjoy bites from around the world.
The lounge sits along the windowed passageway leading from the entrance of Brazilian Court Hotel to the bustling bar of Cafe Boulud. High tops line the windows overlooking the courtyard while highback deep blue leather sofas create intimate vignettes with nostalgic photo galleries, luxurious jewel tones and cozy pillows. Guests can feel connected to everything or enjoy the privacy of being tucked away.
We caught a glimpse of Chef Rick Mace and were able to catch up with him and chat about the new venue, which is sure to be a buzzing success and bring a new scene to the property.
If you’re in the market for a new hotspot or happy hour, cheers!
Le Passage at Cafe Boulud
301 Australian Ave, Palm Beach, FL 33480