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NOW AND ZEN Fresh colors and patterns usher in the spring season. Photography by Robert Adamo

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FOODIE FINDS PBI’s annual look at our favorite 20 dishes from around the town By Mark Spivak

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ASIAN INVASION Asian and fusion dishes created by area chefs

RIDING HIGH Sam and Libby Edelman at home in Wellington By Michelle M. Havich

STEEP THRILLS Stock your cellar with these wines suggested by our expert. By Mark Spivak

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FROM THE PUBLISHER

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EDITOR’S LETTER

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GEAR Cook like a pro HIGH ROAD Aston Martin’s four-door beauty

PALATE 79

DISH Cuban favorites

3 QUESTIONS The very cool Henry Winkler

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POUR Spanish sherries

INSIDER The best of Palm Beach

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TASTE Rendez-vous at Entre Nous

PLAYERS Intriguing personalities

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DINING OUT PBI’s restaurant guide

STYLE

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FIRST CLASS All aboard the Orient-Express

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THE LOOK Chic denim looks

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BAUBLES The beauty of wood

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VANITY Fight back against time

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TASTEMAKERS Andrea and Carolina Gutierrez

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ROOMS Art-full design

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ELEMENTS Fun and games

AGENDA 105 CULTURE Carmen on stage 106 CALENDAR What to do and see this month 114 SEEN Hot parties, beautiful people

FINALE 120 PERSONAL STYLE The tasteful Daniel Boulud

ON THE COVER Photographer: Robert Adamo Model: Jessica Elise/Muse Management, New York Clothing: Fendi dress, Neiman Marcus, Palm Beach Jewelry: Van Cleef & Arpels, Palm Beach

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Ronald J. Woods

Food & Wine Editor

Daphne Nikolopoulos Michelle M. Havich Lola Thélin Katherine Lande Stephen Brown Mark Spivak

Travel Editor

Robert Ragaini

Automotive Editor

Howard Walker

DESIGN Design Director Art Directors Associate Art Director Digital Imaging Specialist

Olga M. Gustine Reynaldo Martin, Diana Ramírez Jorge Márquez Leonor Alvarez-Maza

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Liza Grant Smith Contributing Photographers/Illustrators

Robert Adamo, Sig Bokalders, Robert Nelson, Jerry Rabinowitz Social Photographers

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The Magic of Magazines here’s something delightful about the fact that most of today’s digital media devices, such as Apple’s iPad and Amazon’s Kindle, were designed to resemble the analog experience of reading a printed page. Because for all the talk of people getting news and entertainment electronically now—and, yes, that audience is growing—readership of ink-onpaper magazines is just as strong as ever. Let me share a fascinating statistic released recently by Mediamark Research & Intelligence, an independent organization that studies American consumer habits: In the age of the Internet, the audience for magazines is growing—up 4.3 percent during the past five years. This not-so-tiny detail may get lost among frequent reports of plummeting audiences for newspapers and broadcast television. But magazines remain popular largely because they offer something different—highly tactile, highly visual, highly engaging experiences. Even in today’s busy world, people make undivided time to savor every page, and they ultimately rate magazines higher than any other medium in such areas as trustworthiness, inspiration and relaxation. So, starting later this month, our industry will celebrate these successes and promote the strength of magazines as the perfect cut-through-the-clutter resource for information and advertising. The nationwide “Power of Print” campaign will showcase the medium’s depth and lasting quality compared to the fleeting nature of the Web. Or, as one ad featuring Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps puts it, “We surf the Internet. We swim in magazines.” To be sure, our industry recognizes the importance of being online, and most publishers have effectively blended the strengths of the Web with the qualities of print in order to maintain our cultural and commercial influence. But research indicates good things for the printed page: • Adults 18 to 34 years old are the most avid group of magazine readers, enjoying more issues and spending more time per issue than any other demographic, helping establish lifelong reading habits (Mediamark, 2009). • Subscription numbers are the highest in a decade, with nearly 300 million last year (Audit Bureau of Circulations, 2009). • Advertising effectiveness has grown in the past five years, with readers’ ad recall increasing 13 percent and their likelihood of taking action based on that recall increasing 10 percent (Affinity Vista, 2009). This is all good news, indeed. And as we continue to focus on the qualities that make magazines unique and attractive to an ever-growing number of readers, we’re confident our industry will remain vibrant and engaging for years to come.

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Compiling our annual food and wine issue can be hazardous to the waistline. With so much good food in and around Palm Beach, sampling not only is part of the research, it also is sheer delight—and worth all the extra sessions with the personal trainer. Our man on the dining scene, Mark Spivak, does the lion’s share of the tasting. Whether it’s a new restaurant or an old haunt, chances are Mark has been there, tried that. That’s why, every year, we ask him to compile his list of favorite dishes for our readers. “Foodie Finds,” on page 50, is a compilation of 20 amazing culinary discoveries, from the classics—say, the Duck Foie Gras Terrine at Chez Jean-Pierre or Arctic Char at Café Boulud—to the hidden gems, such as the Octopus Salad at the tiny Souvlaki Grill. Check out Mark’s list for 2010, and be sure to try some of his recommendations. You’ll probably find some new favorites. Mark also reports on the wine front, in “Steep Thrills” (page 72). Using his considerable knowledge of the wine industry, he unlocks the mysteries of collecting wine for both novice collectors and connoisseurs, pointing out in detail which vintages should be sought out now, and why. For lovers of Asian cuisine, we feature some of the area’s finest sushi, noodles, rolls and other treats from the East. “Asian Invasion,” on page 58, is our photographic presentation of such Asian favorites as RA Sushi’s Ra-llipops or Thai Jo’s whole fried American red snapper. The minimalist still life is so inviting that we guarantee you’ll be craving Asian tonight. The East also informs our fashion pages. Shot on location at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, “Now and Zen” is a contemplative take on the color and pattern prevalent in the spring collections. The tranquil nature of the gardens is the perfect foil for the fresh, bright dresses of spring. See the story on page 42. I hope this piques your appetite for the delicious morsels within. Enjoy the issue!

Daphne Nikolopoulos daphne@palmbeachillustrated.com

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In Good Taste


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v HENRY WINKLER Henry Winkler is best known for playing Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli on the hit series Happy Days, winning two Golden Globe Awards for the role. While Winkler is still in show business both in front of and behind the camera, he’s also the co-author of the Hank Zipzer children’s book series and works with numerous foundations such as United Friends of the Children. Winkler is the guest speaker at Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation’s Dove Luncheon on April 16 at The Breakers in Palm Beach. ■ WHY DID YOU SWITCH TO PRODUCING AND DIRECTING AFTER HAPPY DAYS? When you’re on a show for 10 years and your character is impactful, it’s difficult not to get typecast. Instead of sitting around waiting, my lawyer came up with the idea that I would learn how to produce. ■ WHAT PROJECTS ARE YOU WORKING ON? I’m going to do a new television show called Children’s Hospital on Adult Swim. I play the hospital director. It’s a naughty comedy about very incompetent people who work in a hospital. The seventeenth and last book of the Hank Zipzer series comes out this month. We’re starting a new comedy [book] series about two very different young guys that are good friends. ■ WHAT ARE YOUR CONNECTIONS TO THE HOSPICE OF PALM BEACH COUNTY? They’ve invited me to come and be the keynote speaker. I’ve worked with hospice only in that my wife’s parents were both helped at the end of their life by a hospice here in Los Angeles, so I saw firsthand how incredibly compassionate a hospice is. —Lola Thélin

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Newly opened Citrus Salon and Spa offers massage therapies, waxing, skin care and haircuts, but it’s the charming environment that we can’t resist. Located within an historic home built in 1919, the salon features a pet garden where clients’ canines can frolic while “mom” gets pampered. When the weather allows, tables and chairs are set up on the patio, offering clients a resting place to chat with friends and enjoy a snack, making a day at the spa as relaxing as it should be. West Palm Beach (561-833-4711)

[ HAPPY DANCE Former Ballet Florida master teachers Marie Hale, Claudia Cravey, Lynda Swiadon and Steven Hoff have launched Dance Florida Academy, a school dedicated to the art of dance that offers a plethora of classes for children, teens and adults, including ballet, jazz, tap and hip-hop. They also are offering Latin cardio, ballet fitness and Pilates for adults who want to get in shape using dance as exercise. West Palm Beach (561832-8941, dancefloridaacademy.com)

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GREEN GUIDE World of Green, an online destination for all things ecofriendly, makes being kind to the world easy and convenient. Created by sustainability experts Roberta Modena of Palm Beach and Greg Horn of Boca Raton, the website compiles categories of sustainable and ecoconscious products for home, garden, apparel, food, office, personal care and more, bringing the best items and services right to your computer screen. worldofgreen.com

SILVER SCREEN The 15th annual Palm Beach International Film Festival takes place April 22-26. With more than 75 films being screened throughout the county, it’s hard to decide on a movie. Executive director Randi Emerman gives three recommendations you won’t want to miss. ◆ Ten Stories Tall. As two families grieve the loss of a beloved matriarch, startling revelations threaten their bonds and spur journeys of self-discovery. ◆ Forget Me Not. A musician saves a woman from danger. Together they journey through London and develop a strong bond, yet the musician has a tragic secret, which he has yet to share. ◆ Thespians. A documentary about four troupes from Dreyfoos School of the Arts and their journey to the largest high school theater competition in the world. (561-3620003, pbifilmfest.org)

A TOAST TO THE EARTH Just in time to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Newton Vineyard, a pioneer of unfiltered wines, has partnered with contemporary American artist John Pomp to release an organically shaped and environmentally friendly decanter. Dubbed “The Touch,” the limited edition decanter (only 100 will be made) will be made from 30 percent recycled glass, and each one will be numbered and signed by the artist. newtonvineyard.com


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the move, taking trips to Aspen for snowboard-

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MUSIC MAN Opportunity first knocked for Jean Marc Halimi because no one else was there to answer the door. In 1992, when his roommate was a noshow for a party in Ibiza he was supposed to DJ, Halimi stepped in. That was the beginning of DJ Jean Marc and a career that has spanned almost two decades and five countries. In addition to special event performances, Halimi can be found setting the mood at Miami’s Hakkasan in the Fontainebleau. Halimi’s mixes aren’t exclusively for night owls—visitors to the Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach’s Eau Spa unwind to customized playlists HALIMI TRAVELS LIGHT TO WORK, WITH TWO 160-GB iPODS PREPARED FROM HIS LIBRARY OF 40,000 SONGS. 22

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he’s created for all the treatment rooms. “What I really like about my job is finding that song that people don’t know, but are going to like the first time they hear it,” he says. —L.G.S.

THE LATEST FILM LURTZ IS ACTING IN AND DIRECTING IS LOST ANGEL, ABOUT THREE ASPIRING ACTORS STRUGGLING WITH FAME, DRUGS, SEX AND DECEIT.


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THE LOOK v JEAN POOL Denim accessories are just the thing for spring.

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Villa America bandanna sling bag, Ralph Lauren, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton; Dolce & Gabbana leopard-print demin handbag, Neiman Marcus, Palm Beach and Boca Raton; Beckett T-strap wedge, Tory Burch, Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens; Lanvin denim and metallic sneaker, Gypsy, Palm Beach.

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style v baubles KNOCK WOOD WOOD ADDS AN ELEMENT OF SURPRISE TO FINE JEWELRY. BY MICHELLE M. HAVICH

HANDSOME WOODSMAN Louis Vuitton’s sterling silver and precious wood Cavalier cufflinks ($490) will add a bit of sparkle to his wardrobe. Boca Raton (561-394-7127, louisvuitton.com)

GRAND STAND Feel like a modern-day fashion warrior in Lanvin’s breastplate necklace ($2,415), featuring wood and semiprecious stones. Bal Harbour (305864-4254, lanvin.com)

COUNT THE RINGS Bochic’s funky cocktail ring ($7,500) features gold filigree on wood with diamonds. New York (212-632-1700, bochic.com)

BE JADED This stunning necklace ($49,500) features wood and white jade tiles, pink sapphires and diamonds set in intricately patterned 18-karat white gold. Laura Munder Fine Jewelry, Palm Beach (561-296-6888, lauramunder.com)

JUNGLE EFFECT Perfect for Florida, Tiffany & Co.’s bamboo bangle ($110,000) features a tropical pattern of 18-karat white gold and diamonds set in cocobolo wood. Palm Beach (561-659-6090, tiffany.com) 26

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Radiant, youthful skin is possible at any age—with the proper care. Invest in your best asset with these time fighters: Chantecaille Biodynamic Lifting Cream, which targets loss of density and elasticity on mature skin ($295, Neiman Marcus); Darphin Age-Defying Dermabrasion, which boosts oxygenation and stimulates cell renewal ($80, darphin.com); Chanel Sublimage Essential Regenerating Fluid, a weightless lotion that fights the first signs of aging ($295, Chanel); La Mer Regenerating Serum, a luxe elixir that rejuvenates skin overnight ($250, Saks Fifth Avenue); Dr. Brandt Time Arrest V-Zone Neck Cream, which goes deep to repair and restore ($60, Sephora); and Guerlain Orchidée Impériale, which redefines facial contours and plumps skin texture ($410, Guerlain, The Breakers, Palm Beach).

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Check Out Our Restaurants Without Checking In

THE SEAFOOD BAR Casual Oceanfront Dining & Cocktails

THE ITALIAN RESTAURANT Family-Friendly Italian Cuisine

THE FLAGLER STEAKHOUSE Prime Steaks & Seafood

Located at The Breakers overlooking the ocean Three-course lunch and dinner menu $45 Appetizers from $7 Entrées from $16

Located at The Breakers Family Entertainment Center Three-course menu $35 Appetizers from $8 Entrées from $19 Kid’s meals from $10, includes beverage and dessert

Located at The Breakers Ocean Clubhouse Three-course dinner menu $49 Appetizers from $9 Entrées from $19 Three-course Sunday Brunch $35

ECHO Resounding Asian Cuisine

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style v tastemakers IN THE SWIM Three years ago, sisters Andrea (left) and Carolina Gutierrez launched Palma Swimwear, a bespoke bikini line, from Carolina’s New York apartment. Though they had no formal fashion training, the design duo, who grew up in Coral Gables, pooled their talents and interests to create the perfect fitting suit using Brazilian fabrics. “We have always shared a passion for the arts, interior design and fashion. We had sense of creativity and a quest to satisfy our own need for a great suit,” says Andrea, who works in the finance industry. Carolina works in interior design, designing retail stores. The swimwear line includes halter and bandeau tops and three bottom styles—string, gathered and raffia—all perfect for mixing and matching. With every new collection, the sisters add more bright, bold colors and offer custom embellishment options. The bandeau top features a detachable rope to make the swimsuit sturdier for water sports. The swimwear is sold at trunk shows in New York and Palm Beach, where they often come to visit their other sister, Lourdes Fanjul. —Lola Thélin

PBI: Why swimwear? ANDREA: Growing up, we spent almost every day in a swimsuit [but] we struggled to find a comfortable, flattering, yet chic bikini. We had a personal need for the perfect bikini. What about swimwear intrigues you? CAROLINA: It’s a challenge to create styles that satisfy clients’ varying body types and needs. It’s very encouraging when a client finds a style that works for her shape; she sticks to it and diversifies simply with patterns and colors. We make a

The most beautiful colors are found in nature, and

point of offering a versatile line, where people can

there is an endless spectrum of shades to choose

mix and match colors, tops and bottoms to suit

from. We enjoy working with natural materials, such

their personal style.

as raffia, wood and small stones for beautiful, subtle accents.

How do you reinvent your swimsuits from season to season?

How do you relax?

ANDREA: Seasonally we introduce at least one new

ANDREA: I find I am the most relaxed when I am on

style, as well as a variety of new colors. White, black

a trip. Traveling allows me to disconnect from daily

and navy are permanently part of the assortment.

life. Whether it means a thought out trip to Europe or a last minute trip down to Florida to visit family,

Do you remember the first time you saw some-

when I am away I can easily turn off everything else

one wear one of your designs?

and enjoy the moment.

ANDREA: It was a friend of ours wearing one on

CAROLINA: I agree, traveling is by far my favorite

the beach in the Dominican Republic. Although we

pastime—especially to a warm, sunny beach.

knew she had purchased one, it was thrilling to see her wearing it and truly enjoying it.

What’s next for your company? ANDREA: Our next steps are focused on developing

What materials and colors do you work with?

the perfect one-piece swimsuit, as there have been

CAROLINA: We love color and experimenting with

many requests for one. We also plan to expand our

new palettes based on our seasonal inspirations.

market to include children’s swimwear.◆

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On the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, the golden age of rail travel lives on. BY DAPHNE NIKOLOPOULOS

In the 1920s everything moved at a slower pace, and transportation was no exception. There were no supersonic jets, no bullet trains, and no speedboats. If you wanted to get from A to B, you packed a trunk and settled in for the long journey—preferably with a coupe of vintage Champagne in hand.

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Dining onboard the Orient-Express (left) is an experience to savor, largely because fresh ingredients are sourced along the way. The marquetry of the sleeping and dining cars (above) is nothing short of exquisite.

That feeling is all but lost in our era of fast-track travel. Thank goodness for the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, quite possibly the lone reminder of what luxury travel once was. Since its debut in Europe in 1883, the Orient-Express has been synonymous with glamour, decadence and mystery (it was, after all, the setting for Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express). That’s due partly to the crowd it has famously drawn—from royalty to statesmen to spies—and partly to the environment itself. Indeed, the train is a thing of beauty. Restored and relaunched in 1982 by the transportation mogul James Sherwood, its carriages, most of which were built in 34

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the ’20s, are shining examples of art deco and art nouveau decoration. If the woodpaneled walls could talk, they would have many a story to tell. There’s the sleeping car that was once used by King Carol of Romania for his romantic liaisons. And the Lalique Pullman, now a dining car, decorated in 1929 by René Lalique in the Côte d’Azur style. And the oldest of the sleeping cars, built in 1926, with its exquisite display of floral art deco marquetry by French decorator René Prou. The carriages are reminiscent of the ’20s in more ways than one. Though each wagonlit is fitted with a vanity, toilets and showers are at the end of the hallway—and, alas, shared. No one seems to mind, though. It adds to the nostalgic ambience, and somehow the logistics work themselves out if one maintains a sense of humor. Besides, there are far more relevant matters at hand, such as taking in the scenery.


The train undertakes a number of classic journeys, including the celebrated London to Venice route, or the more exotic Istanbul to Venice route. Be it the Swiss Alps or the Transylvanian forests, the Baroque buildings of Vienna or the Renaissance palaces of Venice, the panorama beyond the windows unfolds unhurriedly, compelling the observer to pause and savor the surroundings in a way that seems almost anachronistic. And herein lies the beauty of the OrientExpress. Not only is it a jewel of design and a paradigm of the good life with all its requisite comforts, it also offers, in a nearflawless package, the greatest luxury of all: slowing down long enough to let it all sink in. (800-524-2420, orient-express.com) â—†

The train’s restored carriages wind through breathtaking scenery, such as the Swiss Alps (above and opening page).

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1. THE PERFECT SCOOP We all scream for ice cream, sorbet and other frozen desserts when they’re made with KitchenAid’s stand mixer ($349.99) with ice cream attachment ($99.99). Bloomingdale’s, Palm Beach Gardens (561-625-2000, bloomingdales.com) 2. GADGET MANIA Perfect for the cook 2

who has everything. The six-prong chocolate breaking fork ($23) and foam-sealed onion goggles ($22) are unique gift ideas. Sur La Table, Palm Beach Gardens (561-799-3761, surlatable.com) 3. MOD BREAD A clever way to serve bread at the table, the Avva Felt Breadbasket ($62, available by special order), designed by Josh Jakus for Teroforma, is made of 100-percent wool felt and comes in white, green, brown and gray. Acacia, Fort Lauderdale (954-4638006, acaciaftlauderdale.com) 4. STIR IT UP Mauviel’s copper polenta pot ($190) with wood handle and flared shape is designed to cook polenta quickly and evenly. mauvielusa.com

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FOUR PLAY Aston Martin’s brand new four-door, four-seat Rapide lets an owner share the supercar experience with friends and family. BY HOWARD WALKER

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We’re talking nectar of the gods; juicy, fresh-off-thetree Valencia oranges, sliced and squeezed, thick and pulpy. Perfect to wash down slivers of dry-cured serrano ham, zesty manchego cheese and slabs of warm, crusty bread. As breakfasts go, this one is to die for. Of course the surroundings only add to the tantalizing of the taste buds. We’re belly-up to a simple wooden table, seated among more than a thousand food stalls here in Valencia’s colossal Mercado Central. Beneath this 82-year-old market’s ornate wrought iron roof beams, legions of local farmers and fishermen, butchers and bakers spread out their produce. There’s a right time to be calling 1-800-Jenny. This isn’t one of them. We’ve come to Spain’s bustling third city to take in its architectural modern masterpieces and, most important, to get behind the wheel of one. Aston Martin’s brand new, breathtakingly gorgeous Rapide is the British boutique carmaker’s first ever fourdoor, four-seat production sports car. And about time too, for here is the perfect balance between performance and practicality, versatility and velocity.

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But despite its quartet of doors, don’t even think of pigeonholing it as a sedan. Or worse still, a Porsche Panamera rival. This is a true, red-corpuscled, performancefocused super coupe that, on occasion, can allow 007 to give a ride to M, Q and the lovely Miss Moneypenny. Just how red-blooded is it? Hoist that sexy, sculpted aluminum hood and there, filling every spare inch, is a thundering six-liter V12 from Aston’s DB9 sports car. With a nuclear-like 470 horsepower, it has the muscle to launch the Rapide from standstill to 60 mph in a whisker over five seconds. And take it to a top speed of 188 mph. In the metal, the $200,000 Aston is just as visually breathtaking. The car is only five inches shorter than an S-Class Mercedes, yet its roof sits two inches lower than a Porsche Panamera. This is one low car. Yet so balanced are the car’s proportions, so elegant is that coupe-like roofline that it’s hard to tell there are two extra doors back there. And those two doors are hinged so they open outward and upward, like the wings of a swan, mimicking those up front.


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diversions v high road You do need the bodily dexterity of a Caribbean limbo dancer to slide in the back. The door openings are fairly small and the seats narrow, with foot space under the front seats at a definite premium. Yet somehow it all works, and a couple of adults would be perfectly comfy back there for a trip across town to a restaurant. But the Rapide offers the kind of luggage space that sports cars only dream about. With the rear seats in place, there’s room for a couple of big, squashy bags. Flip forward the rear seatbacks and more than 26 cubic feet of luggage can be swallowed. And as you’d expect of an Aston, the cabin is a visual and tactile delight, with acres of glove-soft hand-stitched leather—10 complete hides are used for each interior—along with matte-finished walnut and silvery aluminum. The standard-equipment 15speaker, 1,000-watt Bang and Olufsen BeoSound audio system wouldn’t sound out of place in a disco. But who needs a stereo when the Rapide’s big V12 makes so much music? As we escape Valencia’s early-morning traffic and head to the hills north of the city, the Aston confirms its sports car credentials. Press the Sport button on the dash and the suspension gets firmed up, the six-speed automatic becomes even more eager to

shift, and the engine revs a little harder. The result is pure driving excitement as the car slingshots from one bend to the next, accompanied by one of the most thrilling soundtracks a car can produce. And with laser-sharp steering, fabulous grip from the sticky 20inch gumballs at each corner, and giant brakes, the Rapide will reward the most enthusiastic of drivers. Here is a car that does everything so well, and with so much style and elegance. The world’s sexiest four-door, four-seat sports car? A car as sweet as those Valencia oranges? You bet. ◆



      

 

                            

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Actually, 5 of them! COCO Palm Beach, known for its exceptional Palm-Asian cuisine, is the only Asian restaurant in Florida to be awarded the prestigious International Star Diamond Award. The award recognizes the culinary talents of Chef Peng and the outstanding service of COCO’s staff. We invite you to enjoy our exclusive, award-winning cuisine… you’ll be starstruck, too!

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NOW & ZEN Spring’s freshest looks are all about color & pattern. Photography by ROBERT ADAMO Shot by Palm Beach Illustrated on location at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach Jewelry provided by Van Cleef & Arpels, Palm Beach and Les Bijoux, Boca Raton

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FOODIE 20

PBI’S ANNUAL LOOK AT

FINDS

OF THE AREA’S BEST DISHES BY MARK SPIVAK

OCTOPUS SALAD, SOUVLAKI GRILL

DIANA C. RAMÍREZ B.

OPPOSITE PAGE: MOULES FRITES MARINIÈRE, PISTACHE

For diners, it was the year of the bargain. Palm Beach Restaurant Week morphed into Restaurant Month in June, and many establishments extended their fixed-price menus over the summer. Throughout Palm Beach County, restaurants focused on innovative ways to attract customers, including special events and lower markups on wine. For restaurants, it was a year that demanded more in terms of value and consistency. Many establishments re-evaluated their position in the marketplace, and put more emphasis on reception and service. As the most successful eateries delivered affordable luxury to their customers, they did so with a smile. It also was a year of emerging ethnic cuisines, fusion cooking and down-home favorites. Once again, the leading comfort food in Palm Beach seems to be Italian, as consumers are drawn to a combination of fresh ingredients, precise cooking and straightforward presentation. Here’s a score of high points in a very turbulent culinary year. 50

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MOULES FRITES MARINIÈRE Pistache, West Palm Beach Anyone who has spent time in Brittany or Normandy will have fond memories of mussels—heaping bowls of the fresh bivalves, steamed in a broth of white wine, garlic and shallots. At Pistache, they use mussels cultivated in the cold waters off Prince Edward Island, and serve them with a side of the restaurant’s spectacular hand-cut French fries. It’s an example of how Chef de Cuisine Julien Gremaud brings a light touch to the earthy repertoire of French bistro cooking.

OCTOPUS SALAD Souvlaki Grill, West Palm Beach Owner Nick Apostolopoulos imports whole octopus from the Mediterranean, which arrives already tenderized. The octopus is marinated, grilled and sliced, then placed atop a chopped salad enhanced with chunks of feta cheese and Greek extra virgin olive oil dressing, and is accompanied by steamed rice,


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CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: CORIANDER CRUSTED AHI TUNA, ZED 451; RISOTTO AI FRUTTI DI MARE, RENATO’S; CHICKEN PAD THAI, BLUEFIN SUSHI THAI GRILL; VACA FRITA, ORIENTE.

marinated chicken and Portuguese sausage. For seafood lovers, there’s silky ahi tuna, grilled salmon and a feather-light tempura of mahi mahi.

RISOTTO AI FRUTTI DI MARE

NEW AGE CHURRASCARIA

LINGUINE AND CLAMS

Zed 451, Boca Raton Feng Shui meets Brazilian barbecue at this peaceful and inventive destination. Begin with the Harvest Table, which offers an assortment of composed salads, soups, cheeses and charcuterie. Then, sit back as a procession of strolling chefs carve dishes tableside for you: Jamaican-style pork loin, juicy leg of lamb, pan-seared duck, bone-in bottom sirloin, Moroccan-

Vic & Angelo’s, Delray Beach Vic & Angelo’s offers large portions of Italian comfort food, zesty and expertly prepared. Traditionalists need look no further than this delightful dish, offered in either red or white sauce. Either way, it’s packed with an abundance of garlic and enlivened with hot pepper flakes. The al dente pasta is garnished with plump, tiny clams.

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warm pita bread and yogurt. Like everything else served in this tiny, freestanding restaurant, it’s hard to stop eating it.

Renato’s, Palm Beach On an evening with fine weather, few experiences are more pleasant (and romantic) than dining on the terrace of Renato’s in Via Mizner. Their signature seafood risotto is simmered in white wine, fish stock and tomatoes, cooked to perfection, and studded with clams, scallops, calamari and shrimp. It’s suitable as a starter for two or a main course for one, and serves as a reminder of why this restaurant has been so successful since opening in 1987.

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SIGVISION

18-OUNCE BONE-IN RIBEYE, III FORKS (ABOVE); STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING, THE LEOPARD RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE (RIGHT).

DIANA C. RAMÍREZ B.

STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING The Leopard Restaurant and Lounge, Palm Beach At The Chesterfield Hotel, Executive Chef Gerard Coughlin presides over one of the island’s timeless rooms and offers a menu that pays homage to the classics. This dense and tasty cake is actually made with dates. Surrounded by a pool of hot toffee sauce and served with your choice of ice cream, it provides an energy boost before the evening’s dancing begins.

out a version of Vaca Frita, or twice-cooked grilled skirt steak, that arrives still sizzling from the grill. Rich and tasty, it is accompanied by rice, black beans and sweet plantains.

18-OUNCE BONE-IN RIBEYE

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III Forks, Boca Raton USDA Prime may only constitute 2 percent of the beef served in America, but it’s all you’ll find at III Forks. Marbled and tender, charred on the outside and cooked exactly as requested, it is as flavorful as meat gets. Enjoy it with some of the restaurant’s a la carte sides, such as roasted spring onions, sugar snap peas and “off the cob” cream corn.

Sushi Jo, West Palm Beach “Beyond Fresh” is the motto of American sushi chef Joseph Clark, the veteran of a rigorous apprenticeship with Japanese masters. This specialty roll is filled with salmon, eel and avocado, rolled inside out (with rice on the outside), and topped with imitation crab. Like most of Clark’s creations, it is balanced, refreshing and satisfying.

VACA FRITA

BUFFALO RICOTTA CHEESECAKE

Oriente, Vero Beach Gloria and Emilio Estefan have brought a welcome touch of Havana to Vero with their Costa d’Este Beach Resort. Executive Chef David Rodriguez turns

La Sirena, West Palm Beach Year after year, chef/owner Marcello Fiorentino scours the area for the finest ingredients and uses them to turn out some of the best Italian fare in the PALMBEACHILLUSTRATED.COM | APRIL 2010

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: LINGUINE AND CLAMS, VIC & ANGELO’S; OUR BASIC PIZZA, PIZZERIA OCEANO; 4 RIVER ROLL, SUSHI JO; ANNIE’S FISH AND CHIPS, TRYST.

Palm Beach area. For this dessert, he uses ricotta di bufala imported from the town of Cardito in Napoli, which is creamier than regular ricotta and has better texture and flavor. Augmented with cinnamon, lemon zest, amaretto and Marsala, this delightful cheesecake is a unique variation on a traditional recipe.

ANNIE’S FISH AND CHIPS Tryst, Delray Beach Part wine bar, part gastro pub, this sister restaurant of 32 East serves the inspired cuisine of Executive Chef Julian Greaves, who has taken casual food to a new and exciting level. His fish and chips are a thing of beauty: coated with smoked Maldon sea salt and enhanced by aged sherry vinegar, the fish is so fresh that it practically sings. Wash it down with a craft ale or small-production wine from the innovative beverage program.

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OUR BASIC PIZZA Pizzeria Oceano, Lantana The pizza is anything but basic at this tiny seaside restaurant. Owner Dak Kerprich began by building his own wood-fired oven; he sources the best in local organic ingredients for his daily changing menu. Cooked within sight, the thin and crispy crust is covered with pecorino, homemade mozzarella, crushed organic tomatoes and homegrown basil.

CHICKEN PAD THAI Bluefin Sushi Thai Grill, Boca Raton Torn between Japanese and Thai food? Bluefin offers the best of both worlds, including some of the most authentic Pad Thai in the area. Rice noodles are stir-fried with egg, bean sprouts, scallions and pieces of tender chicken, and the finished dish is sprinkled with ground peanuts. The obliging staff will ask the kitchen to adjust the heat to match your comfort


CRISPY ZUCCHINI CHIPS, TOP OF THE POINT; BUFFALO RICOTTA CHEESECAKE, LA SIRENA (BELOW).

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level. Alternate versions of the dish are available with shrimp or assorted seafood.

CRISPY ZUCCHINI CHIPS

CHITARRA BOLOGNESE Amici, Palm Beach Under the watchful eye of owner Maurizio Ciminella, Chef Johnny Contreras turns out a range of traditional Italian specialties. Originating in the Abruzzi region, the chitarra (literally translated as “guitar”) is a wooden box strung with steel wires used for cutting fresh, handmade pasta. Contreras bathes the spaghetti in a zesty Bolognese meat sauce, suitable as an appetizer for two or entrée for one.

CRAB STACK Ta-boó, Palm Beach Ta-boó has been a Palm Beach institution since 1941, but the menu is dynamic and ever-changing. To create this innovative appetizer and recurring daily special, jumbo lump crabmeat is tossed in a spicy sambal oelek

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Top of the Point, West Palm Beach Located in the rooftop space formerly occupied by the Governor’s Club and now operated by The Breakers, the Top of the Point specializes in American comfort food revisited, modernized and reinterpreted. Zucchini chips are difficult to make properly, but this version is terrific. Literally paper-thin, the zucchini slices are lightly battered and flash-fried; crisp on the outside and juicy within, they are accompanied by a basil aioli and a kicked-up tomato sauce.

aioli (a fiery mixture of garlic and chili peppers) and pressed into a ring mold. The crab is covered with a layer of fresh mango-melon salsa, topped with a layer of shiitake mushroom relish, and served cold.

BRAISED SHORT RIBS Michelle Bernstein’s at The Omphoy, Palm Beach One of Miami’s top chefs, Bernstein has brought a dramatic new sensibility to Palm Beach in the peaceful, Zen-like atmosphere of the new Omphoy Ocean Resort. Her braised short ribs are remarkably tender and almost completely devoid of fat; presented simply in their natural juices, they are garnished with an earthy celery root purée and leafy greens. It’s one PALMBEACHILLUSTRATED.COM | APRIL 2010

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DIANA C. RAMÍREZ B.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BRAISED SHORT RIBS, MICHELLE BERNSTEIN’S AT THE OMPHOY; CHITARRA BOLOGNESE, AMICI; CRAB STACK, TABOÓ; ARCTIC CHAR, CAFÉ BOULUD; HOMEMADE DUCK FOIE GRAS TERRINE, CHEZ JEAN-PIERRE.

highlight of a menu that blends elements of the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Asia and the American South.

Linda Bean’s Perfect Maine, Delray Beach The granddaughter of the L.L. Bean founder is trying to take her concept of high quality, wild-caught, sustainable lobster to a national audience. Featuring claw and knuckle meat, the quarter-pound of lobster is fresh, sweet and succulent. Served on a buttered bun and topped with an herb dressing, it’s served with pickle chips, cole slaw, and salt and vinegar kettle chips.

HOMEMADE DUCK FOIE GRAS TERRINE Chez Jean-Pierre, Palm Beach Consistency is the watchword at this family-run bastion of French country cooking, overseen by Chef Jean-Pierre Leverrier. The duck livers are first cleaned and deveined, then allowed to marinate overnight in salt, sugar and red curing salt; after being baked and pressed, clarified duck fat is poured over the terrine to seal it ( Jean-Pierre’s son, Guillaume, says it tastes best when allowed to sit for several days). It’s served with toast points, green beans, asparagus and dried fruit chutney.

DIANA C. RAMÍREZ B.

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ARCTIC CHAR Café Boulud, Palm Beach Found exclusively in deep, cold Northern waters, arctic char looks like a cross between salmon and trout. Chef de Cuisine Zach Bell imports his from Iceland, and roasts it simply with the skin attached on one side. The moist, succulent fish is accompanied by a purée of heirloom squash and a hash of Brussels sprouts, chestnuts and pancetta. A mulled cider glaze complements the natural sweetness of the fish. ◆ PALMBEACHILLUSTRATED.COM | APRIL 2010

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Area chefs present their most inspired Asian and fusion dishes. Photography by Robert Nelson

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Morimoto Sashimi Chef Takao Soejima | Morimoto, Boca Raton The Morimoto Sashimi (left) is an assortment of five types of fish, each dressed with a unique topping: Oh Toro, a fatty tuna, with caviar; tuna with cilantro and a guacamole sauce; hamachi (yellowtail) with scallions and jalape単o; salmon with seasoning, chopped seaweed and chive; and snow crabmeat with salmon roe. The dish is decorated with cilantro miso and red pepper sauces. A fresh tuna sashimi pizza (above) is served on a tortilla with red onions, tomatoes, jalape単os, anchovy aioli and cilantro.

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Whole Fried American Red Snapper Chef Joseph Clark | Thai Jo, West Palm Beach A whole red snapper is fried and presented with a colorful mix of cucumber, scallion, onion, pineapple, tomato, and red and green peppers, and topped with a sweet and sour sauce. Complementing the fish is a seaweed salad (left) and a papaya salad (above right) prepared with edamame, tomatoes, peanuts, green papaya, carrot, cilantro and lime soy dressing.

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Dragonfly Sampler Chef Josef Morer and Sous Chef Paul Chung | Echo, Palm Beach The Dragonfly Sampler features crispy panko-breaded shrimp with a sweet and sour sauce and wasabi cream, charbroiled pork spare ribs with sweet lime chili and pickled jicama, and steamed chicken dumplings. The Thai shrimp and chicken rolls are served with sweet Thai chili sauce.

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Sesame-Lemon Whitefish with Ra-llipops and Tuna Tataki Chef Kou-Shun Li | RA Sushi, Palm Beach Gardens The bite-sized Ra-llipops (right) are made with fresh tuna, salmon, yellowtail and spicy tuna mix wrapped in peeled lo bok sheets with crisp veggies and served with garlic ponzu sauce. The izumidai (tilapia in Japanese, below) is bathed in a sesame dressing and served with a microgreen salad, sriracha, lemon slices and sesame seeds. The seared tuna tataki (above) is presented on creamy wasabi sauce with a microgreen salad, black sesame seeds and rice cracker bits.


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RIDING HIGH

Sam and Libby Edelman, at home in wellington, find success is sweeter the third time around. By michellE M. havich | photography by jerry rabinowitz

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hile they are world famous for their ballet flats, gladiator sandals and platform heels, Sam and Libby Edelman find they are much more comfortable in boots. Riding boots, that is. Especially when they are spending time at S&L Farms in Wellington with their horses. It was horses that originally brought the footwear designers to Florida in 1992. The couple hit the ground running on the horse circuit. “[S&L Farms] came in with a group of horses and won more Grand Prix that winter than anyone had ever won in one [season],” Sam says. They took home four Grand Prix awards, which at the time was a record for the Florida horse circuit. After selling their hugely successful eponymous shoe line in 1996, which singlehandedly launched a ballet flat craze that is still going strong, Sam and Libby “retired” full time to the Sunshine State. “We thought we had done everything we had set out to do in our fashion business,” Sam says. “My wife had always dreamed of living on the water, and we found a way to combine her dream with being a half hour away from the horses.” They moved to Palm Beach in the late ’90s, with their children, Callie, Jesse and Max, and it was horseshoes, not women’s shoes, that occupied their lives. “During that time,” Sam says, “we did nothing but horses, bought and sold horses, and [Libby] raised the children and worked closely with the schools and with school activities.” But in 2002, Sam had a serious horseback riding accident, which changed everything. “My wife quit riding, because of her fear of something like that happening to her,” Sam says. He was on crutches for two years, and endured five surgeries. “It was life-changing for all of us,” he says. “We decided that if I could ever walk again, we would move back to New York and get back in the fashion business.” “And as you see,” Libby says, “that happened.” “As soon as I could walk, we jumped on a plane and conceptualized Sam Edelman Footwear, and Sam Edelman as sort of a contemporary fashion company, and just got back to work,” Sam says. The Sam Edelman footwear line launched in 2004. As with the ballet flat in the ’80s, the couple can take credit for yet another footwear trend—the gladiator sandal. Sam Edelman was named 2009 Brand of the Year by Footwear News, and the first eponymous boutique is planned to open in SoHo this year. And the only way

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to go is up, as in higher and higher heels. Sam sees three inches as low, four inches as medium and five inches as average. “I think, conceptually, what’s going to be my biggest shoe for fall is a fiveinch peep-toe platform,” he says. “I’m predicting record sales.” Sam and Libby have taken that confidence and used it to launch the Libby Edelman line, which was introduced last year, and is a big seller on HSN. The footwear line has expanded to include handbags and jewelry, with clothing and hosiery slated to launch in September. “I take a lot of the same influences [as Sam Edelman], but I tone them down,” Libby says. “I have platform heels too, but they’re not as high. And the over-the-knee boots, I do them flat and with a heel. My customer lives in leggings and is comfortable. While she might not be wearing a skinny, skinny jean, she’s wearing a great jean she can tuck into those boots.” The couple gets ideas from shopping all over the world, and through just looking around and foreseeing what the next big trend will be. How they really do it is, according to Sam, a secret formula,


The Edelmans have between 12 and 15 active horses in training at S&L Farms. They ride every day, under the watchful eye of Squeex, Libby’s Jack Russell terrier.

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Sam and Libby purchased the Brazilian photos (above) in West Palm Beach. Local artist Jeffro hand-delivered his painting (below right) to the house.

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Libby loves living outside, so the couple often lunches in the screened-in patio. All of the major pieces in the home were found in flea markets.

but one that has worked for them through their launch of the footwear division of Esprit in 1983, Sam & Libby in 1987, and now their new lines. “I think we are ahead of trends here,” Sam says. “I think that we have a very special, unique understanding of how lifestyle changes the world; how changes in politics and changes in media are going to affect fashion.” That eye for detail and the couple’s personality is reflected in their Wellington home, which they moved into in 2003, and where they spend about six months of the year. The home is light and airy, with tall ceilings and open spaces, with the rear opened up with floor-toceiling windows. “It’s eclectic,” Libby says. “You have these pops of different color, which makes it unique. And I think that’s what is sort of fun about our shoes. We like to say [they are] unique and whimsical, and I think this is too.” Because of their busy work schedules, Sam and Libby live for the weekends. Saturday mornings are spent riding, working out with trainers, taking tennis lessons and even picking up the dry cleaning, because lunch on Saturdays is a family affair. “We always do a really casual but big lunch that Libby prepares for the entire team that does the horses,” Sam says. “I love to cook, and each week I try to do something new,” Libby says. Sundays are for shopping on Antique Row, on South Dixie Highway, and at other antique and flea markets. They’ve filled the Wellington house with local finds, as well as from flea markets and shops all over the world. “You won’t find one major piece in this house that wasn’t found in either a consignment store, thrift store or flea market,” Sam says. Sam and Libby are taking their third turn at success in stride, with the maturity that only time and experience could provide, focusing on giving back to charity. Through Sam Edelman, they contribute to causes that stop the inhumane slaughter of horses in America. Through Libby Edelman, they are looking to align themselves with an organization that fights childhood obesity. Both brands have long supported the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Soles4Souls. Sam says, “I think being more mature gives you the wisdom that success is much more than just selling shoes.” ◆


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Steep Thrills

Collecting pricey rare vintages for love or money? Everyone needs a hobby, if not an investment. By MARK SPIVAK

How much is a prized bottle of wine really worth? At some point, almost every wine drinker will ask this question. You may be a high-end collector, a consumer who has made a few spectacular purchases over the years, or someone who stumbled across a bottle of Château Lafite in your grandfather’s attic. The conventional wisdom is that wine is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. This accounts for the significant fluctuations that occur in the auction market—like female hemlines and male lapels, certain types of wine go in and out of fashion. The true “blue-chip” collectibles retain a fundamental level of value, but even they are subject to the whims of supply and demand.

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Hart Davis Hart auction room at Tru Restaurant, Chicago

“The auction market has always been fueled by Bordeaux and Burgundy, and we see that pattern continuing,” says Paul Hart, president and CEO of Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. in Chicago. Hart Davis Hart conducts seven or eight auctions each year, attracting bidders who spend $20 million annually to secure the wines they want. In addition, the auction house sells both older and current vintage selections through a retail division. “Vintage Bordeaux has always been the core of the market,” says Hart. “Production is relatively high, which means that people can find it, drink it and get more. By contrast, Burgundy is a jewel box. There’s great demand for the top domains because there’s very little supply.” Along with Hart Davis Hart, auction houses such as Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Acker 74

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Merrall & Condit, Zachys, Bonhams & Butterfields, Morrell & Co. and The Chicago Wine Company sell the bulk of older vintage wine purchased in the United States. The key factor with older wine is provenance, or where the wine has been stored. Fine wine ages best in conditions of controlled temperature and humidity, along with absence of light and vibration; it’s important to choose a reputable auction house that can provide a guarantee of the wine’s condition. “We inspect all consignments to make sure the wine has been stored perfectly, and don’t accept them otherwise,” says Hart. “We’re particularly careful when wine has had more than one owner, and we reject consignments every day.” To buy at auction, anyone other than a private collector must navigate the com-


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plex wine distribution system. Retailers and restaurants may only buy wine at commercial auctions if the product is cleared by a licensed distributor. In Palm Beach, The Breakers has purchased wine at auction to augment its stellar list, which has held a Grand Award from Wine Spectator since 1981. “We try to focus on older vintages, which is not easy,” says Virginia Philip, master sommelier and director of the resort’s wine program. “Because of the reputation and quality of the property, we have a repeat clientele interested in classic Bordeaux and Burgundy. We have to keep cost in mind, though, since we also have to mark it up. At the end of the day, we’re in business to sell wine, not collect it. “The problem with buying rare or collectible wine is the volatility of the market,” Philip adds. “If you go with bluechip producers from the top vintages, they’ll always be worth what you paid for them, if not more.” However, there are a few cautions. Prospective buyers should not confuse commercial auctions with charity events. Bidders at charity auctions often willingly pay many times what the wine is worth, with the knowledge that the money is benefiting a good cause. Also, it’s imperative for

buyers to do their homework, or hire a consultant familiar with market conditions. A good vintage in one part of the world does not guarantee the same result elsewhere, and even growers several miles apart sometimes get different results. Remember, too, that not all wine improves with age. Only a small fraction of all the wine produced in the world has the power and concentration to last, and only the great vintages are capable of improving for a decade or more. Here’s a quick guide to the classic collectibles on the commercial auction block. FIRST GROWTH BORDEAUX Red Bordeaux is the king of older wine, and the First Growths (Lafite Rothschild, Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Margaux and HautBrion) are its standard bearers. “Look for the classic vintages that stand the test of time,” says Philip. “1982 still has a strong hold on the market.” She is not exaggerating. In May 1999, a case of 1982 Lafite Rothschild sold for $3,700 at Hart Davis Hart; this March, the hammer price was $24,000. Lafite is first among equals in this group, particularly in Asia. PETRUS This legendary Bordeaux from Pomerol is in a class by itself. Long prized PALMBEACHILLUSTRATED.COM | APRIL 2010

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for its luxurious, opulent texture and minuscule production, it has become one of the wine world’s ultimate status symbols. Prices for vintages such as 1982, 1990 and 1998 have reached $3,000 per bottle at auction. RED BURGUNDY The wines to buy are those from the Domaine de la RomanéeConti (DRC), particularly La Tâche, Richebourg and Romanée-Conti itself. An average of only 450 cases of the flagship wine are produced each year. In 2006, Christie’s sold a case of the 1985 for a record-breaking $170,375 at an auction in New York. WHITE BURGUNDY “The great producers are always in demand,” says Philip. “We look for Leflaive, Dauvissat, Marquis de Laguiche and Lafon.” Bottles of the 1996 Le Montrachet from Comtes Lafon have sold for $2,400 at Sotheby’s, while DRC’s version of the same wine easily topped $3,000. The 2005 Chablis Grand Cru from René et Vincent Dauvissat, by contrast, is a bargain at $160. 76

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CHAMPAGNE “There’s a lot of interest in great Champagne,” says Hart. “It’s part of everyone’s cellar, but frequently a small part.” In 2008, bottles of Krug’s rare Clos du Mesnil 1996 sold for $1,655, and the even rarer Krug Clos d’Ambonnay 1995 went for $3,500 on release last year. Salon, only released in top vintages, typically costs $600-$700 per bottle, and the elusive Cristal Rosé has been known to top $1,000. CALIFORNIA Once one of the darlings of the auction room, prices for “cult” Cabernets from California have been falling steadily in recent years. “Many of these wines gained popularity too quickly, and became overpriced,” says Hart, “while many properties simply had no track record.” The iconic wine is still Screaming Eagle, with vintages back to 1992 and prices that sometimes exceed $2,000 per bottle. Philip also sees brisk demand for Harlan Estate, which has a production history since 1990 and sells in the range of $500-$1,000, depending on vintage.


SUPER TUSCANS Like California Cabernet, the popularity of Super Tuscan blends from Italy has faded. One wine, however, reigns supreme—Sassicaia. Prices for the Cabernet from Bolgheri depend greatly on the vintage, fluctuating from $200 (2005) to $400-$500 (1990) to more than $1,000 per bottle for the legendary 1985. RHÔNE Wines from the Rhône Valley have never been regarded as particularly sexy by high-end collectors, so bargains may be found from excellent producers such as Vieux Télégraphe, Beaucastel, Rayas and Domaine de Pegau. The crown jewel of the southern Rhône is the Château de Beaucastel Hommage à Jacques Perrin, while the most sought-after wine from the north is Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné’s Hermitage La Chapelle. AUSTRALIA Like its counterparts from California, Australian Shiraz has been suffering recently in the auction rooms. However, one wine is particularly valuable—Penfolds Grange, formerly known

as Grange Hermitage. Created in 1951 by winemaker Max Schubert, Grange consistently sells in the $200-$300 range, and can approach $500 per bottle in a good vintage. DESSERT WINE In a fickle economy, prices of sweet wines often are the first to be affected and frequently are the last to recover. “It’s a great thing to have,” says Hart, “but people don’t need to drink it as the centerpiece of a dinner menu.” Of course, there are exceptions. When searching for vintage Port, Graham’s commands prices far higher than those achieved by other Port houses; look for the classic vintages (1945, 1955, 1963, 1970, 1976). In the world of Sauternes, one label stands out from all the rest—Château d’Yquem. As the only property to be ranked as a Great First Growth in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, its value tends to move consistently upward. Excellent recent years include 1975 ($650), 1983 ($350), 1986 ($300) and the triumvirate of 1988, 1989 and 1990 (prices hover around $300-$350). ◆


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Hungry revelers in West Palm Beach can now enjoy fresh and delicious dishes after last call. Don Ramon Cuban Cuisine’s newly opened Clematis Street location has a 24hour window, serving up our favorite Cuban sandwiches and pastries, including chicken, beef or shrimp empanadas, yuca rellena and croquetas. This also is the place for a Cuban coffee jolt; we recommend the cortadito or café con leche. (561-832-5418)

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SHERRY, BABY

Spain is exporting some “new” sherries to the United States. BY MARK SPIVAK

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Americans who have traveled in Spain have awakened to the glories of sherry, ranging from dry varieties made from the Palomino grape (fino, amontillado, oloroso and palo cortado) to the sweeter versions produced from Pedro Ximénez grapes. About 10 years ago, the Spanish government agency that regulates sherry added two special categories of older wines—VOS (Very Old Sherry, certified to be at least 20 years old) and VORS (Very Old Rare Sherry, legally at least 30 years old, although many are older). Some of these wines are now coming into the United States, allowing us to appreciate the glories of old and rare sherry at the top levels. Sherry is unique among wines because of the solera system, in which newer barrels are intermingled with wine from older casks. In this way, the barrels form a lin-

eage that creates remarkable consistency from year to year. Emilio Lustau sherries are well known for their pure texture and vibrant style. The bodega (storehouse) produces VOS Dry Amontillado, Dry Oloroso and Palo Cortado ($90-$105), which have garnered ratings between 93 and 96 points from Robert Parker, and won medals in competitions around the globe. At roughly half the price, they also bottle Añada 1989, a vintage oloroso aged for 14 years in American oak, and the rich, viscous Pedro Ximénez Murillo. In addition to turning out popular brands such as La Ina and Vina 25 Pedro Ximénez, the leading house of Pedro Domecq releases some gems. Their three VORS sherries include the Amontillado 51-1a, the Venerable Pedro Ximénez and the Sibarita Palo Cortado (made from a solera dating to 1792).


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palate v pour Prices for all three hover in the $70-$80 range. González Byass, famed for their Tio Pepe fino, is now exporting their four VORS sherries to the United States—Amontillado Del Duque, Palo Cortado Apóstoles, Oloroso Dulce Matusalem and Pedro Ximénez Noé. Like most of the older sherries in this category, they may require a search, but are downright bargains at $40-$50. The venerable bodega of Hidalgo, which dates to 1792, is probably best known for their popular Manzanilla called La Gitana. They have recently released three special sherries, designated simply as Viejo (old), being aged between 40 and 50 years in cask. Their Amontillado Viejo, Oloroso Viejo and Palo Cortado Viejo retail from $110-$125. Other producers have decided to forgo the VOS and VORS designations for their U.S. exports. The firm of Antonio Barbadillo is releasing a line of sherries aged for at

Old and rare Spanish sherries are very diverse in their flavor and style.

least 40 years that are well worth seeking out—Amontillado Principe, Palo Cortado Obispo Gascon and Pedro Ximénez La Cilla will set you back around $35. Several years ago, in Jerez, Spain, I was fortunate to sample the sherries produced by the house of Osborne, which sell here between $100-$125. The Solera Palo Cortado VORS, from a solera created in 1911, is virtually perfect—ripe and fundamental,

with an intriguing blend of sweetness and saltiness and a long, floral finish. The Oloroso Solera India VORS dates its lineage back to 1922; full-bodied, bone-dry, complex and salty, the flavors resonate on the finish for close to a minute. The solera of the Pedro Ximénez Viejo dates to 1905. Rich and viscous, with concentrated flavors of raisins, candied fruits and preserved plums, it is the quintessential dessert in a glass. ◆

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LE RENDEZ-VOUS BISTRO Entre Nous is a cozy restaurant in the tradition of popular European neighborhood bistros.

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BY MARK SPIVAK

A 14-ounce, center-cut grilled veal chop is a popular featured special. It’s served with Yukon mashed potatoes and broccolini with truffle pan sauce.

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The neighborhood bistro is a staple of most European cities and towns—a familiar and friendly place serving large portions of tasty, homemade food at reasonable prices. Entre Nous Bistro springs from that tradition, and delivers more than expected on almost every level. The credit goes to Chef Jason Laudenslager and his wife, Candie Shreve, who supervises the front of the house. Laudenslager is a self-taught chef with local roots who honed his technique in Palm Beach and New York. His goal is to fuse homestyle cooking with gourmet fare; striving for consistency, he personally prepares each entrée and zeroes in on every detail. The atmosphere is cozy and intimate, with marble-topped tables and slate floors accented by warm earth tones. Hanging spotlights bathe each table in a soft glow. The space can seat up to 150 diners, with a horseshoe-shaped bar near the rear of the room, which serves as a gathering place for regulars. Change the accents, and you could just as easily be in Ostend or Lyon. Laudenslager augments his short menu with a battery of daily specials, which allows him to take advantage of fresh ingredients in the market. One such special, a Crispy Salmon Roll ($7), begins a recent dinner. The raw salmon is combined with cream cheese, wrapped in pastry and deep-fried, offset by a piquant wasabi cream. The Roasted Beets and Gorgonzola ($7), served on a bed of mixed greens, is a symphony of flavors—sweet slices of red and yellow beets, spicy arugula and a tangy walnut vinaigrette.


Among entrées, the roasted pork tenderloin ($20) is a triumph. According to Laudenslager, the secret is letting the meat rest for a few minutes when it emerges from the oven, which seals in the juices and makes it more moist and flavorful. The slices of tender pork are served in a demiglace studded with dried cranberries. His version

of Tuna Tataki ($22) breathes life into an old favorite; the silky tuna is crusted with sesame seeds, seared rare, and served with jasmine rice and wok-tossed vegetables. For desserts, this chef can take something as standard as an Apple Tart ($8) and make it interesting. The apples are first baked, flavored with cinnamon and baked once again in a homemade pastry shell, drizzled with caramel and served with ice cream. A short wine list (no more than 50 bottles) is the hardest one to write, since every selection must count. At Entre Nous, the wines are non-commercial and carefully chosen to complement the food. The unoaked Brampton Chardonnay from South Africa ($28) is as straightforward and delightful as the dishes themselves. Service is friendly and relaxed, though not casual. Staff members take pride in the menu, and they’re willing to steer newcom-

ers through it and offer recommendations. Shreve keeps a watchful eye on the room, and frequently jumps in to lend a hand. Entre Nous (“between us” in French) lives up to its name by attracting a loyal core of locals who take advantage of the tapas menu served at the bar. Reservations are recommended, as the restaurant’s reputation is beginning to spread beyond the immediate area to places where residents aren’t fortunate enough to have a bistro like this in their neighborhood. ◆

ENTRE NOUS BISTRO WHERE: 123 U.S. Hwy. 1, North Palm Beach (561-863-5883, entrenousbistro.com) OPEN: dinner Tuesday-Sunday, from 5 p.m. RESERVATIONS: recommended FOOD: fusion of homestyle and gourmet ATMOSPHERE: authentic neighborhood bistro SERVICE: friendly, relaxed PRICE: moderate DRESS: come as you are

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INSTANT GRATIFICATION Are you craving an after work cocktail and snacks? A night owl on the prowl for some comfort food? Somewhere in between? The name of West Palm Beach’s newest eatery promises to satisfy all of the above—Gratify. The American gastro pub offers a variety of dishes, from appetizers and sandwiches to hearty entrées, in a chic, yet casual atmosphere. We love the Curry Mussels (below), plump Prince Edward Island mussels tossed in annatto oil, grilled and then served up in a creamy curry, and the Mushroom Mix, sautéed mushrooms with herbs and cheese layered between crisp phyllo wafers. Or, for simpler tastes, the fried risotto balls are a nice treat. (561833-5300, gratifypub.com)

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THE CIRCLE DINING ROOM This is the brunch of your dreams, accompanied by mimosas and ocean views. 1 S. County Road, Palm Beach (561-655-6611) COCO PALM BEACH The impressive “PalmAsian� menu includes first-rate sushi, authentic dim sum and interesting cooked dishes. 290 Sunset Ave., Palm Beach (561-832-3734)

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L’ESCALIER AT THE FLORENTINE ROOM Rich and intensely flavored, the food is a fascinating blend of the old and the new. 1 S. County Road, Palm Beach (561-655-6611) THE LEOPARD RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE This classic begins the evening as a continental restaurant and morphs into a supper club and lounge. 363 Cocoanut Row (561-659-5800) MICHELLE BERNSTEIN’S AT THE OMPHOY One of Miami’s top chefs blends elements of the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Asia and American South into a seamless whole. 2842 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach (561-540-6440) PALM BEACH GRILL The classics we have come to expect—ribs, grilled steaks and sea-

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IT’S MORE FUN IN THE RA. Serving fresh sushi, Japanese-fusion cuisine and signature dishes so good that you can’t stop thinking about next time. Great food and casual fun–perfectly mixed. We’ll show you a good time. Come see why it’s more fun in the RA.

palate v dining out food dishes. 336 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach (561-835-1077) RENATO’S Renato’s serves first-rate Italian and continental fare. 87 Via Mizner, Palm Beach (561-655-9752) THE RESTAURANT AT THE FOUR SEASONS Stunning ocean views and a new menu featuring contemporary cuisine and seafood. 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach (561-582-2800) TA-BOÓ The menu features classics such as prime rib and cold poached salmon, augmented by inventive daily specials. 221 Worth Ave., Palm Beach (561-835-3500)

WEST PALM BEACH CAFE SAPORI The menu offers classics from every region of Italy. 205 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach (561-805-7313)

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LA SIRENA This Northern Italian beauty focuses on the cooking of the Amalfi Coast. 6316 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach (561585-3128)

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PISTACHE FRENCH BISTRO Offering French bistro fare with a Mediterranean twist. 101 N. Clematis Street, West Palm Beach (561-8335090) SUSHI JO American sushi chef Joseph Clark serves fish that is “beyond fresh” in his West Palm Beach home base. 319 Belvedere Road #12, West Palm Beach (561-868-7893) TOP OF THE POINT Discover a modernized and reinterpreted version of American comfort food. 777 S. Flagler Drive, East Tower, West Palm Beach (561-832-2424)

LAKE WORTH PARADISO RISTORANTE This classic trattoria serves both traditional Italian fare along with some surprises, all of it outstanding. 625 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth (561-547-2500)

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SOUTH COUNTY 32 EAST The most creative new American cuisine in southern Palm Beach County. 32 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach (561-276-7868)


ABSINTHE Traditional bistro fare infused with exotic and eclectic touches. 5150 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton (561-620-3754) THE ADDISON The menu features top-shelf ingredients presented in distinctive and imaginative ways. 2 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton (561-395-9335)

BOVA RISTORANTE Some of the most authentic Northern Italian fare in southern Palm Beach County. 1450 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton (561-362-7407)



     

Hearty and healthy, TooJay’s salads satisfy even the biggest appetites.

Albacore Tuna Nicoise A classic presentation of tuna and fresh vegetables served with a heart healthy olive oil vinaigrette Bistro Steak Salad piled high with diced tomatoes, caramelized onions and savory sliced steak Oriental Chicken Salad with blended cabbage greens, toasted almonds, rice noodles and crunchy chicken tenders

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CHOPS LOBSTER BAR Raises the steak house concept beyond what most customers could possibly expect. 101 Plaza Real S., Boca Raton (561-395-2675) HENRY’S Offerings include split pea soup, meat loaf and even chicken pot pie. 16850 Jog Road, Delray Beach (561-638-1949) NEW YORK PRIME This steak house offers first-rate raw materials and flawlessly executed dishes. 2350 Executive Center Drive N.W., Boca Raton (561-998-3881) SUITE 225 This hip fusion eatery offers excellent sushi and intriguing Oriental dishes. 225 E. Ocean Ave., Lantana (561-582-2255) III FORKS This steak house executes each detail to perfection with both USDA Prime beef and fresh seafood. 200 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton (561-416-2185); 4645 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens (561-630-3660) TRULUCK’S This specialty crab house features ocean-fresh seafood in imaginative preparations. 351 Plaza Real, Boca Raton (561-391-0755) TRYST The sister restaurant of 32 East is a cross between wine bar and gastro pub, featurPALMBEACHILLUSTRATED.COM | APRIL 2010

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palate v dining out ing the cooking of Chef Julian Greaves. 4 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach (561-921-0201) VIC & ANGELO’S This busy restaurant serves large portions of zesty, Italian comfort food. 290 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach (561-2789570); 4520 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens (561-630-9899)

NORTH COUNTY 7 ORCHIDS Authentic Thai cuisine—gloriously fresh and assertively seasoned. 2621 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart (772-781-7717) BUONASERA Classic and perfectly executed Northern Italian dishes in an intimate setting. 2145 S. U.S. Hwy. 1, Jupiter (561-744-0543) CAFÉ CHARDONNAY Chef/Owner Frank Eucalitto has augmented the menu with influences from Latin America and Asia. 4533 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens (561-627-2662) THE CAPITAL GRILLE Classic steak house fare, complemented by a remarkably welltrained staff. 11365 Legacy Ave., Palm Beach Gardens (561-630-4994); 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton (561-368-1077) IRONWOOD GRILLE This restaurant is best described as a steak house with flair. 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens (561-627-2000)

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LITTLE MOIR’S FOOD SHACK Put on your jeans and enjoy some of the freshest and most creatively prepared seafood in the area. 103 S. U.S. Hwy. 1, Jupiter (561-741-3626)

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SEASONS 52 Every dish on the menu contains fewer than 475 calories, and almost all are both intensely flavored and delicious. 11611 Ellison Wilson Road, Palm Beach Gardens (561-625-5852)

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SOLU RESTAURANT Chef Carlos Jorge blends elements of different Asian cuisines with traditional Caribbean favorites. 3800 N. Ocean Drive, Resort at Singer Island (561-340-1795) ◆


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THE PROCEDURE: “tummy tuck” – Bafitis Integrated Liposculpture Abdominoplasty (“BILA”) By Dr. Harold Bafitis Appearance Does Matter! They say that your eyes are the window to your soul, but what about your tummy and torso? Nothing is as bad, and negative to your overall appearance and ego, than an out-of-proportion torso and lower abdomen. Other people are unfortunately drawn to the defect rather than to the inner beauty of the individual. Compounding this problem is usually an inability to keep your abdomen flat, especially after a full meal. A lower abdominal bulge that will not go away, even after endless sit-ups. There is usually loose skin with significant stretch marks, especially after pregnancy or previous surgery. Often there is excess fat in the flanks and back. Even a compounding abdominal incisional hernia can be part of this “tummy” experience so common to women – even showing up in men. Often the gluteal area has lost its fullness; and now there is a “flat bottom” with a full rounded tummy!

WHY CIRCUMFERENTIAL TIGHTENING WORKS Usually removing loose skin alone cannot solve the problems stated above. To achieve results as seen in these dramatic preop and postop photos, newer and advanced, integrated procedures are employed. Often a “beer belly” as seen above can be completely corrected in a special modified surgery. Often, tightening abdominal muscles will provide internal support that will last a lifetime. This can be achieved by correcting any hernias that are present, as well as lipoplasty of the anterior and posterior hip rolls, low back and the entire abdomen. The circumferential contouring can create a dramatic improvement. The last step will be creating a more natural oval shape to the umbilicus (belly button) which will enhance a natural contour of the abdomen. With new fat grafting techniques, a fuller, more youthful gluteal (derriere) can be created that lasts!

CHALLENGES Dr. Harold Bafitis has a national reputation when it comes to plastic surgery. Dr. Harold Bafitis is a Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with over 20 years of experience. He has completed undergraduate, graduate and medical schools all Cum Laude. He is a clinical associate professor of plastic surgery at Nova University Medical School, and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has lead teaching conferences at national cosmetic plastic surgery meetings, and has performed live surgery on closed-circuit TV with literally hundreds of cosmetic surgeons and resident plastic surgeons in attendance. Bafitis has shared his technique of abdominoplasty as well as rhinoplasty for over 15 years. He also hosts local teaching seminars that include techniques that have lead to the integrated liposculpture abdominoplasty “BILA”.

Dr. Bafitis has taken this surgery to a new level with his “BILA” procedure. By combining liposculpture, fat grafting, circumferential tightening, and abdominoplasty, this procedure can now be done with only IV sedation, or in selected patients monitored “awake” sedation. Patients no longer have to be bent forward for weeks and have worries about excessive tension at the incision line. The patient is usually up and walking within a few days (24-48 hours). Drains are limited and often not necessary. The patients and results speak for themselves.

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International Polo Club Palm Beach The world’s elite come to Wellington every season to enjoy the sport and the lifestyle at this well-known and well-equipped destination. Featuring eight manicured fields, private boxes and viewing stands, tennis courts, croquet lawn, state-of-the-art spa, lushly landscaped pool deck, après polo celebrations and a fabled gourmet Sunday brunch hosted by New York’s Bistrot Bagatelle. The 2010 Palm Beach polo season ends April 18. 3667 120th Ave. S., Wellington 561-282-5334 (box office), 561-282-5290 (polo hotline) | internationalpoloclub.com

Wheels for Kids This nonprofit organization’s mission is to improve the quality of life of children with permanent disabilities by outfitting them with custom wheelchairs. Meeting those mobility needs encourages emotional and developmental growth, freedom and greater independence while preserving dignity. 561-752-0799 | wheelsforkids.org

Smith and Moore Architects A unique firm offering planning, architecture and interior design services, its portfolio includes residential, commercial, historic renovations and environmentally sustainable projects. Smith and Moore Architects and Interiors incorporates current trends to adapt to changing lifestyles. 1500 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach 561-835-1888 (architects), 561-833-3959 (interiors) | smithmoorearchitects.com

World Glass Imports Currently presenting an exclusive series of glass sculptures inspired by Cuban master Alfredo Sosabravo, as created on the Italian island of Murano by artists collaborating with Sosabravo. This 12-piece limited-edition collection is individually numbered and signed by all three artists. 955 S. Congress Ave., Suite 109, Delray Beach 561-279-9601

Palm Beach Dramaworks Continuing its 10th anniversary season with American Buffalo, a classic by Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet. Explore a skewed vision of the American dream as the arenas of friendship and business clash. Three small-time crooks who fancy themselves businessmen pursuing legitimate free enterprise are mere pawns caught in their own empty pipe dreams. Performances Wednesday-Sunday through April 6. 322 Banyan Blvd., West Palm Beach 561-514-4042 | palmbeachdramaworks.org


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ROOMS v OPEN TO ART This Delray Beach home has an open floor plan and expansive walls, ideal for showing off the owners’ extensive art collection. Designer Chad Renfro grounded the room with an area rug and separated the space using back-toback recamiers. The result is a warm, livable space that doesn’t compete with the collection of sculptures and photography. Chad Renfro Design, Palm Beach (561-655-2208, chadrenfrodesign.com)

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OVERHEAD Corbett Lighting’s Shoji four-light island fixture ($1,485) features handmade Japanese paper over handcrafted iron for a unique masculine look. Capitol Lighting, Lake Park (561-691-0057, 1800lighting.com, corbettlighting.com)

ANTE UP Deal a winning hand on Grange’s Vintage Games table ($6,140 and up). The handcrafted table features two double-sided tops with painted checkers, chess and backgammon boards and felted top for cards. DCOTA, Dania Beach (954-925-8895, grangeny.com)

SPIN THE WHEEL Everything you need for your poker party is right here in Louis Vuitton’s bespoke Casino Trunk, including a roulette wheel if you want to take a break from Texas Hold’em. Price upon request. 866VUITTON

CHECKMATE Who says chess has to be played sitting down? Get on your feet and take your game to a whole new level with a wall-mounted board from Straight Up Chess. The House of Staunton board set ($595) features hand-carved pieces on a red maple board. straightupchess.com

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POOL SHARK Hustle up some friends and rack up those balls on a custom billiards table by Olhausen Billiards. The Hampton table ($3,528-$4,238) features strong lines and exquisite design details, and is available in four sizes and a variety of woods. Boynton Billiards, Boynton Beach (561-736-7665, boyntonbilliards.com, olhausenbilliards.com)


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bath open up to views of the Intracoastal; a

This Regency home boasts expansive and

$19.9 million

separate guesthouse offers three en-suite

private outdoor entertaining areas that are

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cul-de-sac near the Flagler Museum.

Award-winning gardens and paths; blue glass

315 Chapel Hill, Palm Beach

SIZE

mosaic tiled pool and spa; private walled

YEAR BUILT

11,278 total square feet

outdoor spa outside the master bath; covered

1987, with extensive remodel and addition

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loggia stretches across the entire width of the

of guesthouse in 1992

Four bedrooms, five baths, two half-baths

main house, providing beautiful entertaining

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The formal rooms and master bedroom and

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THIS PALM BEACH HOME FEATURES DRAMATIC VIEWS FROM ALMOST EVERY ROOM.

Kapok Tree Room, has been enlarged to perfectly frame the “Brelsford Tree,” the towering Kapok tree that serves as Mother Nature’s outdoor sculpture. FOR MORE INFORMATION Jim McCann, Corcoran Palm Beach, Palm Beach (561-296-8720, corcoran.com/jimmccann)

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Wide Water With Direct Ocean Access NORTH PALM BEACH, FLORIDA. This Yachtsman’s dream home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac. This sumptuous Mediterranean-inspired estate radiates the Palm Beach lifestyle. Filled with every modern luxury and coveted convenience, this seven bedroom, eight and one half bath, library/office masterpiece maintains the perfect ambiance. The master suite, game room and all living areas enjoy panoramic wide water views. Glowing entertainment settings abound with guest suites affording private baths and access to a separate gym. The resort-style pool and spa is luxurious and inviting, offering a separate covered area with a complete summer kitchen and wet bar. Residents and guests can dine al fresco style and enjoy the expansive view of the water. Richly appointed finishes include pecky cypress cathedral ceilings, cast stone, mahogany doors and trim. Boat dock can accommodate large yacht, and includes an additional boat lift. $6,850,000. Cam Kirkwood, Lost Tree Realty, 561-714-6589. camkirkwood@losttreerealty.com

Majestic Oceanfront Estate NORTH PALM BEACH, FLORIDA. Prominently positioned on a private beach along the sparkling Atlantic and lushly adorned with tropical landscaping, this magnificent oceanfront estate is located within North Palm Beach’s most exclusive golf community, Lost Tree Village. Exquisite detail and intricate stonework enhance this spectacular home and offer the perfect blend of classic elegance and “Old World” charm. The ambiance and grandeur of this home are both inspirational and rewarding. Ensuring the utmost privacy, a regal drive leads to a covered entry that opens to the home’s tranquil courtyard and gardens bathed in brilliant sunlight. Six bedrooms with en-suite baths, soaring ceilings, stately dining room, billiards room, cherry wood library, custom gourmet kitchen, impeccably maintained, stunning panoramic ocean views and every amenity imaginable. Price upon request. Cam Kirkwood, Lost Tree Realty, 561-714-6589. camkirkwood@losttreerealty.com

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A finely constructed south Sewall’s Point home on a gated estate with over 18,000 square feet overlooking the wide St. Lucie River. Deep water dockage, white sandy beach and spacious interiors including five bedrooms, six full baths and two half baths, gourmet kitchen, club room with kitchenette, billiard room and gallery. No detail has been overlooked in the stately home! $4,950,000

Directly on the beach with ocean and river lapping on the shore. Elegance and class throughout with 4 or 5 bedrooms and club amenities include championship golf course, tennis, oceanfront clubhouse, spa with fitness center, guard gated entry and deep water marina. $4,100,000

Soaring ceilings, architectural detailing and spacious interiors‌this creatively designed home has it all! Offering three bedrooms, five baths with plenty of natural light, wet bar, entertaining patio with stunning pool and resort amenities. $1,295,000

A stunning oceanfront penthouse condominium located in sought after Sailfish Point Country Club. Professionally decorated interiors offer three bedrooms, three baths and breathtaking views with boundless country club amenities. $1,595,000

Miles of river views from this 1.5 acre estate offering deep water dockage and lift. Five bedrooms, five full baths, two powder rooms, two offices, family room, gourmet center-island kitchen with catering pantry and sparkling pool. $2,950,000

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Located on one of the prettiest lots in Sailfish Point Country Club with all the finest club amenities you would expect including championship golf and deep water marina! Offering four or five bedrooms, six full baths, one powder room, exquisite architectural detailing, indoor and outdoor entertaining bars, fireplaces, beautiful formal areas, lovely pool and perfect southeastern exposures. $2,995,000

A beautifully maintained pool home in Sailfish Point Country Club offering three bedrooms, three and one half baths, marble floors, custom kitchen, high ceilings and expansive golf course views. Club amenities are rivaled by none! $1,095,000

A true castle by the sea! Come enjoy ocean, inlet and beach from this five bedroom estate home in sought-after Sailfish Point Country Club, a gated community with all the amenities including a deep water marina and championship golf course. $6,800,000

Every boater’s dream house with four bedrooms, five and one half baths, stunning pool area, outdoor kitchen and dock with lift only minutes from the blue Atlantic Ocean. Quality finishes, lots of storage, guest quarters & four car garage with circular gated drive. $3,150,000

On the wide water and move in ready! Four bedroom, three and one half bath pool home with spacious interiors offering over 4,700 sqft. of living areas. Bonus rooms, beautiful outdoor living spaces and dock with ocean access. $1,495,000

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MARGARET HARTE

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Catalfumo Construction and Development 2700 N. Ocean Drive, Singer Island 561-259-2700 | 2700northocean.com

Dan Catalfumo, founder and CEO of Catalfumo Construction and Development, recently sold $21 million worth of luxury oceanfront condominium residences at his 2700 North Ocean project on Singer Island, choosing to give price breaks to motivated buyers “than pay interest to the bank,” he says. His strategy has drawn the attention of others looking for luxury property in the Palm Beaches. Accordingly, Catalfumo intends to sell additional residences, valued at $29 million, at a discounted rate this season. Residents at 2700 North Ocean enjoy five-star resort ambiance—a cut-marble pool deck, two zero-edge swimming pools (including one overlooking the beach) and amenities that include state-of-the-art fitness centers, cinema-style theaters and the private 2700 Grille restaurant—at these luxury twin towers featuring two-, three- and four-bedroom floor plans. Wrap-around balconies provide stunning panoramic views of the ocean, Palm Beach Inlet, the city skyline and sunrise and sunset. Each residence offers top-shelf kitchen appliances, high ceilings and glass railings. Designed by architect Robert Swedroe, the buildings boast direct lobby-to-residence elevators. Enclosed private parking, a 24-hour concierge, valet and security staff also are available. Several showcase models are included in Catalfumo’s offerings—designed and furnished by internationally renowned decorators, available for immediate move-in.


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CULTURE v GYPSY POWER Georges Bizet’s Carmen premiered at Paris’ Opéra Comique in 1875 and was ill-received by the public, who decried it as immoral. Today Carmen, which is set in mid-nineteenth century Seville, Spain, is one of the most beloved operas, and its title character captures the audience with her wicked yet admirable personality. The operatic heroine is a statuesque beauty who enjoys the power she exerts over men, dancing and singing to seduce a soldier, captain and bullfighter. The Palm Beach Opera performs the tragic story April 9-12 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, with mezzo-soprano Viktoria Vizin performing the part of Carmen April 9 and April 11. pbopera.org —Lola Thélin

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April 2010

Robert D. Chapin Lecture Series, author Kerry Max Cook, Old School Square, Delray Beach, $25-$40. (561-243-7922 ext. 1, oldschool.org) 9 Delray Affair, outdoor arts festival, Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, to April 11, free. (561-278-0424, delrayaffair.com) 10 Walk to Cure Diabetes, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mizner Park, Boca Raton, free. (561-686-7701) Bubbles on the Beach, private residence in Palm Beach, benefiting South Florida Science Museum, by invitation. (561-3707724, sfsm.org) League of Women Voters Luncheon, 90th anniversary celebration with Muriel “Mickie” Siebert, Crown Plaza Hotel, West Palm Beach, $35. (561-276-4898, lwvpbc.org)

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GOINGS ON 1 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival, horse show, Palm Beach International Equestrian Area, Wellington, to April 4, free. (561-7935867, equestriansport.com) 2 Author Breakfast Series, authors Nell Irvin Painter and William Mann, The Brazilian Court, Palm Beach, $100. (561-3664301, braziliancourt.com) 3 Easter Egg Hunt, Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, West Palm Beach, free members, $15 nonmembers. (561-832-5328, ansg.org) Easter Egg Hunt and Roll, Flagler Museum’s South Lawn, Palm Beach, $5 children, $15 adults. (561-655-2833, flaglermuseum.us) 5 Dick Robinson Golf Classic, benefiting Hanley Center Foundation, The Ritz106 PALM BEACH ILLUSTRATED

SunFest takes over downtown West Palm Beach from April 28 to May 2 with bands such as Weezer, Flaming Lips and ZZ Top. Call for ticket prices. (800-SUNFEST, sunfest.com)

Carlton Golf Club, Jupiter, $1,000 single. (561-841-1211)

Memory Walk, Alzheimer’s Association, Centennial Square, West Palm Beach, free. (888-959-WALK, memorywalks.com, alz. org/seflorida) Palm Beach Flappers Roaring ’20s Dinner Dance, benefiting The Lord’s Place and St. Ann’s Place, The Beach Club, Palm Beach, $250. (561-833-2134, 561-659-2848)

Distinguished Lecturer Series, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, $60-$75. (772-231-6990, riversidetheatre.com)

Griffin Gallery Ancient Art in Boca Raton features “Gandharan Art: The Past Meets the Present,” April 1 to May 5. (561-994-0811, griffin gallery.net)

8 Campus on the Lake Lectures, with Stephen R. de Angelis, book signing, The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, members free, $15 King Library members, $20 nonmembers. (561-805-8562, fourarts.org)

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13 Take Home a Nude, benefiting and held at the Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, $195-$250. (561-832-1776 ext. 33) 16 Author Breakfast Series, authors Sandra Brown and Ken Auletta, The Brazilian Court, Palm Beach, $100. (561-3664301, braziliancourt.com) Dove Luncheon, with Henry Winkler, Hospice of PBC, The Breakers, Palm Beach, $200. (561-494-6884, hpbc.com) Raising the B.A.R., benefiting Bruce A. Rendina Memorial, reception, The Breakers Mediterranean Courtyard, Palm Beach, $150; golf, Breakers Ocean Course, Palm Beach, April 17, $500. (561-626-7874) Veruschka, Richard Avedon, New York, January 1967

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22 Palm Beach International Film Festival, independent films, held throughout Palm Beach County, to April 26, ticket packages start at $125. (561-362-0003, pbifilmfest.org)

STUDIO E GALLERY IN PALM BEACH GARDENS PRESENTS “THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION” APRIL 1-30. (561-799-3333, STUDIOEGALLERY. COM)

24 March for Babies, walk, John Prince Park, Lake Worth; FAU, Boca Raton; Memorial Park, Stuart, by donation. (561684-0102, marchforbabies.org)

2 Bob Lappin & Palm Beach Pops, “Big Bands & All That Jazz,” Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, to April 3, $29-$89; Kaye Auditorium, FAU, Boca Raton, April 5-7, $29-$69; Eissey Campus Theatre,

More Than a … Spring Plant Sale & Hibiscus Show, Mounts Botanical Garden, Delray Beach, to April 25, free members, $5 nonmembers. (561-233-1757, mounts.org)

Richard Avedon revolutionized fashion photography. His works are displayed at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, to May 9. (561-832-5196, norton.org) 17 Monopoly Event & Casino Night, benefiting Boca Helping Hands, Boca Country Club, Boca Raton, $125-$1,500. (561-417-0913 ext. 202, bocahelpinghands.org) Young Dancers in Concert, dance programs from the county, presented by Bak Middle School of the Arts, Dreyfoos School of the Arts and U.B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary, Bak Main Stage Theatre, West Palm Beach, $5-$10. (seatyourself.biz)

Reach for the Stars Benefit, food, wine, ballroom dance competition, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, $75-$175. (561832-7469, kravis.org) 25 Dinner & Golf Invitational, benefiting Place of Hope, The Bear’s Club, Jupiter, to April 26, $1,500 single and two seats at dinner. (561-775-7195, placeofhope.com) PERFORMING ARTS 1 Bill Cosby, comedian, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, $15-$100. (561-832-7469, kravis.org) Dr. Radio, musical, Florida Stage, Manalapan, to May 2, $38-$45. (561-585-3433, floridastage.org)

DINE AND DANCE Delray Beach’s finest community party, Circle on the Square, returns for its sixth appearance. The annual food and wine tasting fundraiser benefits Old School Square, the arts organization and historic preservation project, and will be held April 17 under a tent at Old School Square’s Entertainment Pavilion. This year’s theme is Martinis and Motown, so dress in your favorite Motown-inspired outfit and get into the spirit. More than 15 of Delray’s favorite restaurants, including 32 East, Dada, Sundy House and Rita’s Frozen Custard, are participating. Advance tickets are $90 or $120 VIP, or can be purchased at the door for $125 and $150 VIP. (561243-7922 ext. 1, oldschool.org) PALMBEACHILLUSTRATED.COM | APRIL 2010 107


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5 By George!, music of George Gershwin, Delray Beach Playhouse, to April 7 and April 12-14, $25. (561-272-1281, delray beachplayhouse.com) 7 The Passing Zone, comedy performance, Crest Theatre, Delray Beach, $32. (561-243-7922, oldschool.org) 9 Carmen, opera, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, to April 12, $5-$25. (561-8337888, pbopera.org) Church Basement Ladies, musical, Eissey Campus Theatre, PBSC, Palm Beach Gardens, $25-$30. (561-207-5900, artfegan. com, pbcc.edu/eisseycampustheatre.xml) 10 Bluegrass in the Pavilion Concert, Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, $30. (561655-2833, flaglermuseum.us) Menopause the Musical, comedy, Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, to April 11, $35$45. (772-461-4775, sunrisetheatre.com) 11 Distracted, drama, Caldwell Theatre, Boca Raton, to May 16, $34-$55. (561-2417432, caldwelltheatre.com) 12 Adam Pascal, Broadway cabaret, Old School Square, Delray Beach, to April 13, $42. (561-243-7922, oldschool.org) Palm Beach Symphony, “Choral Music for a Spring Evening,” Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, $50. (561-655-2657, palm beachsymphony.org) 13 Menahem Pressler and Orchestral Friends, piano, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, $25-$75. (561-832-7469, kravis.org)

Faith Prince, singer, The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach, to April 17, $75-$100 show, $110-$125 dinner/show. (561-659-8100, thecolonypalmbeach.com) 15 Chita Rivera, Broadway legend, Lyric Theatre, Stuart, to April 16, $50. (772-2867827, lyrictheatre.com) 16 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, musical, Lake Worth Playhouse, to May 2, $25-$29. (561-5866410, lakeworthplayhouse.org) 17 Der Rosenkavalier, opera, The Met Opera: HD Live, The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, $22. (561-655-7226, fourarts.org) Thunder from Down Under, male revue, Lyric Theatre, Stuart, $35. (772-286-7827, lyrictheatre.com) Maria: The Life and Loves of Maria Callas, play, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, $38. (561-832-7469, kravis.org) 18 Peter and the Wolf, ballet, Dance Florida Academy, West Palm Beach Public Library, free. (561-832-8941, danceflorida academy.com) 22 Neil Sedaka, pop singer/songwriter, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, $20$100. (561-832-7469, kravis.org) 23 Gospel Gala, gospel music, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, $5-$25. (561832-7469, kravis.org) Three Tall Women, drama, Palm Beach Dramaworks, West Palm Beach, to June 13, $40-$42. (561-514-4042, palmbeach dramaworks.com) 24 Cooper Getschal and the Beach Boomers, cover songs, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Jupiter, $20. (561-575-2223, jupitertheatre.org)


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agenda v calendar 25 Vocal Competition Grand Finals Concert, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, $20-$80. (561-833-7888, pbopera.org) 26 Step Afrika, Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, to April 11, $20. (772-461-4775, sunrisetheatre.com) GALLERIES Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, West Palm Beach. “Ecology Art at the Gardens,” April 21 to May 30. (561-832-5328, ansg.org) Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach. “NAWA—Florida Chapter Exhibition” and “Annual Armory Student Exhibition and Sale,” both to April 8; “Artist in Residence Exhibition,” April 22 to May 14. (561-832-1776, armoryart.org) Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton. “The Magical World of M.C. Escher” and “Mary Cassatt: Works on Paper,” both to April 11; “African, Oceanic and Meso-American Treasures,” to June 13; “Elvis at 21: New York to Memphis” and “Remembering Stanley Boxer,” both April 20 to June 13. (561-392-2500, bocamuseum.org) Crest Theatre Galleries, Delray Beach. OSS Student Art Exhibit, to April 18; “Sister Cities Student Exhibit,” April 20 to May 23. (561-243-7922, oldschool.org) Eaton Fine Art, West Palm Beach. Gallery Selections, April 1-30. (561-833-4766, eatonart.net) Eissey Campus Theatre, PBSC. “Broken Landscape,” to April 6. (561-207-5905) Flagler Museum, Palm Beach. “New World Eden: Artist-Explorers in the American Tropics,” to April 18. (561-6552833, flaglermuseum.us) Lighthouse Center for the Arts, Tequesta. “Annual Member Student Exhibition & Art Sale,” April 2-27. (561-746-3101, lighthousearts.org) 110 PALM BEACH ILLUSTRATED

Meghan Candler Gallery, Vero Beach. “Spring Exhibition: Florida Sunsets,” April 1-30. (772-234-8811, meghancandler gallery.com) Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach. “Masterpieces of Japanese Lacquerware,” to June 6. (561495-0233, morikami.org) Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History, Boynton Beach. “Barbie: The Golden Doll,” to July 11; “Fashion Treasures from the Museum’s Permanent Archival & Artifact Collection,” ongoing. (561-243-2662, mlfhmuseum.org) Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach. “Habsburg Treasures,” to April 11; “Here Comes the Sun: Warhol and Art after 1960” and “Paul Fusco: RFK Funeral Train Rediscovered,” to May 2; “Reclaimed,” to May 9. (561-832-5196, norton.org) Ritter Art Gallery, FAU, Boca Raton. “Annual Juried Student Exhibition,” to April 3; “Spring Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition,” April 16 to May 7. (561-297-2661, fau.edu/galleries)

Schmidt Center Gallery, FAU, Boca Raton. “Curiosities: Rick Valicenti & 21st Century Thirst,” to April 3; “Annual Masters of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition,” April 16 to summer 2010. (561-297-2661, fau.edu/galleries) Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach. “Paintings from the Reign of Victoria: The Royal Holloway Collection, London,” to April 18; “Florida’s Wetlands,” to June 2011. (561-655-7226, fourarts.org) South Florida Science Museum, West Palm Beach. “Diggin’ Dinosaurs: An Adventure Millions of Years in the Making,” to May 2. (561-832-1988, sfsm.org) Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach. “Florida’s Got the Blues,” April 6 to July 3. (561-279-8883, spady museum.com) Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach. “Food for Thought,” to May 16; “Ships and Shorelines,” to May 30; “A Secret Language: Sculpture by John Bisbee,” to June 27; “Watercolors from the Permanent Collection,” to July 25. (772-231-0707, verobeachmuseum.org) ◆

FIERCE CREATIVITY Palm Beach-based collector John Morrissey is sharing his passion with the community again. The art collector and lawyer began buying art in the mid-1990s and has an admirable collection that includes emerging, cutting-edge and well-known artists. “Recent Acquisitions from the John Morrissey Collection” is on display at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens in West Palm Beach through April 18. The exhibition features the works of Ain Cocke On the Rocks, and Justine McAllister, two artists with very specific Ain Cocke and inquisitive styles. Cocke, a native of California who now lives in China, is inspired by the traditional portraits of male World War I and II soldiers and paints them with a flamboyant quality. Brooklynbased McAllister’s paintings portray the world in a state of turmoil and depict landscapes as a dominant force. The exhibition offers an insight at how one collector enjoys the contrast of two different emerging artists. (561-832-5328, ansg.org)


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Internationally renowned chef DANIEL BOULUD has a lot on his plate. Daniel, who is a native of Lyon, France, is opening three restaurants this year: Bar Boulud in London, and DB Bistro Moderne in both Singapore and Miami. He also serves as a board member for Citymeals-on-Wheels and hosts several events for the organization. Last year, Daniel cofounded Bocuse d’Or USA Foundation with Thomas Keller and Jerome Bocuse to recruit, train and support the American team that competes in the biennial Bocuse d’Or International Culinary Competition. Daniel makes monthly visits to Palm Beach during season, “but you never know when I’ll show up to check in with Chef Zach Bell and his team at Café Boulud.” —Lola Thélin

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WINE DOWN The chef recently

saucisson with a good Rhône

collaborated with photographer

Valley wine. “I am from Lyon,

Vik Muniz for a series of wine

after all.”

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dining room in New York. “We had

ABOUT TOWN On his monthly

to drink plenty of wine together

visits to the island, Daniel always

to find just the right vintages to

makes time for La Sirena in West

make the stains for the photos. It

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IN THE KITCHEN Daniel’s favorite kitchen gadget is a

PAGE BY PAGE Daniel is

mortar and pestle used for

reading Knives at Dawn by

blending spices. “It doesn’t take

Andrew Friedman, the story of

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the American team at the Bocuse

flavor in your cooking.”

d’Or Competition. His picks for current cookbooks are Mastering

1. Le Gavroche, London 2. A mortar and pestle 3. The chef’s table at Zuma, London 4. Knives at Dawn by Andrew Friedman 5. Saucisson

THE BIG SMOKE To prepare for

the Art of Chinese Cooking by

the opening of his restaurant Bar

Eileen Yin-Fei Lo and Blue Ribbon

Boulud, at the Mandarin Oriental

Cookbook by Bruce and Eric

Hyde Park Hotel in London, Daniel

Bromberg. “It doesn’t get more

visited the city’s culinary hot

personal, quirky and diverse than

spots. “From the grand classics

this. It reflects the great appeal of

like Michel Roux Jr.’s Le Gavroche

their restaurant [Blue Ribbon].”

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