Dining On The Avenue…Literally

Last week Foodies on the Fly had the opportunity to dine at Florida Longest Table in Delray Beach. (Click here for an aerial view of the set up) The feast was part of Savor the Avenue, an annual event that benefits The Office Depot Foundation, an organization that strives to make a positive impact on children, families and the community.  Many of the well-known local restaurants along Atlantic Avenue participated including 32 East, Cababa El Ray, Prime, and Vic & Angelo’s. (To see the other participants click here) FOTF reserved a seat to enjoy a four-course dinner at Boston’s On The Beach but since we arrived a few hours early we decided to try out another participating restaurant, The Office for lunch and of course had to have something sweet. (check out our reviews of Cupcake Couture here… The Office here)

If you haven’t attended Savor the Avenue, the experience is worth the ticket price, especially when the weather is gorgeous. The evening starts with a complimentary cocktail (we enjoyed a Xante pear margarita) and at promptly 6:30pm everyone raises their glasses for the grand toast and prepares for the epicurean event to begin!

With waiters delivering course after course in a timely manner and wine being passed around the table to compliment each dish the night was definitely a success and a great way to spend Thursday evening with friends. When dinner ended guests were invited to an after party, set up a few blocks away. Dancing off calories beats running on the treadmill any day!

So what did we eat?
Hors D’oeuvre
Maryland blue crab dip, prepared with citrus zest and coconut essence-This rich and savory dish was served with crispy chips and the portion was HUGE!
Wine: Paired with Rutherford Ranch Sauvignon Blanc

Appetizer
Crostini Trio—Boursin cheese with caramelized onions, white bean, roasted garlic, and warmed blue cheese, roma tomato, basil, balsamic drizzle, shaved Reggiano – The Crostini’s were softer than anticipated but all three were still delicious.  Our favorite was the roma tomato with basil, balsamic drizzle and shaved Reggiano, it was similar to a Caprese salad just a little sharper.
Wine: Paired with Lander-Jenkins Spirit Hawk Chardonnay

Main Entrée
Barrel cut beef tenderloin, 8-ounce aged fillet with lobster risotto- This tenderloin was A.maz.ing and the most memorable part of the dinner.  The meat was served and cooked perfectly, not too rare and not too well-down and practically melted in your mouth.
Wine: Paired with Predator Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi Appellation

Dessert
Mango crème brûlée – From the perfectly torched sugary topping to the creamy custard. This refreshing mango dessert was a great alternative to the normal vanilla and a delicious ending to a great night.
Wine: Paired with Lander-Jenkins Spirit Hawk Chardonnay

*Although the above menu is not listed on the Boston’s on the Beach website you can check out some of their other options here.

The Verdict:
Mark you calendars because you won’t want to miss Savor the Avenue next year. It is a great event for food enthusiasts and a fun experience to share with friends.

Boston’s On The Beach
40 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach, FL 33483
561-278-3364

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