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White Nights White palettes and digital patterns are perfect for spring. Photography by Robert Adamo

66 riding high Chris Del Gatto and Veronica Webb celebrate polo in Wellington. By Jennifer Pfaff 72

LIfe of the party Four party ideas get a makeover by local party planners. By Liza Grant Smith

78 Top Tables  Our food critic picks his 10 favorite restaurants in Palm Beach County. By Mark Spivak


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84 In Good Time Worried about when to pop open that vintage bottle? We’re here to help. By Mark Spivak



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Contents v april 2012



18 from the publisher 20

editor’s letter

24 seen

FORWARD 33  3 questions The lovely Olivia Newton-John 34 insider The best of Palm Beach 36 players Intriguing personalities


the look Gifts from the sea

40 baubles Raining blue gems

50 high road Drive like Bond, James Bond


dish Union fusion

94 pour Washington State wines 98 Taste Pangea Bistro serves it up 102 dining out PBI’s restaurant guide

HABITAT 109 Rooms Modern staircase 110 elements A toast to wine





123 CULTURE Fiddler on the Roof 124 CALENDAR What to do and see this month 139 SEEN Hot parties, beautiful people

FINALE 144 Personal style Anushka talks pretty 42 vanity Facial brighteners 44 TASTEMAKERS Holly Dunlap heads to Africa



FIRST CLASS Francis Ford Coppola’s resorts


Photographer: Robert Adamo Model: Snow, Q Model Management, New York Clothing: Satin top, eyelet embellished skirt with feathers, Louis Vuitton, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton Jewelry: Irene Lummertz, Palm Beach Hair & Makeup: Gina Simone, Cielo Blue Pro, Miami; Karen Ponach, Ford Artists, Miami


Where is beauty most savage?




I L L U S T R A T E D Publisher Ronald J. Woods Associate Publisher Randie Dalia


Editorial Director Daphne Nikolopoulos

Managing Editor Michelle M. Havich

Associate Editor Jennifer Pfaff

Online Editor Stephen Brown Fashion Editor Katherine Lande Food & Wine Editor Mark Spivak

Travel Editor Robert Ragaini

Automotive Editor Howard Walker


Design Director Olga M. Gustine Art Directors Reynaldo Martin, Diana Ramírez Associate Art Director Jorge Márquez Digital Imaging Specialist Leonor Alvarez-Maza Contributing Writers

Paul Rubio, Liza Grant Smith Contributing Photographers/Illustrators

Robert Adamo, Jordan Brown, Robert Nelson, Jerry Rabinowitz Social Photographers

Janis Bucher, Lucien Capehart, Davidoff Studios, Mort Kaye, Lila Photo, Paulette Martin, Studio Palm Beach


Senior Account Manager Deidre Wade, 561-472-1902 Account Managers Katie Gamble, 561-472-2201 Jennifer Shesser, 561-472-1922 National Account Manager Leslie Duquette Rose, 561-472-1915 Advertising Services Manager Sue Martel, 561-472-1901

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Associate Group Publisher Randie Dalia


Kaleigh Grover Allison Wolfe Reckson

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Todd Schmidt

Director, Production and Manufacturing

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Jeffrey Rey

Senior Account Manager

Deidre Wade

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A successful entrepreneurial friend of mine recently told me about the best business advice he ever received: “Never stop dreaming.” Back then he’d outlined his idea to a savvy acquaintance who had retired from a similar industry. “He never asked me if I was crazy, never said, ‘Don’t do that’; in fact, he did not say one negative thing,” my friend said. “He just asked me questions and helped me flesh out the idea in my own mind. When the conversation was ending, he encouraged me to never stop dreaming, for dreams are the precursors to success. Those were powerful words for me to hear then, and I remember them every time I think about a new project or advise someone who has one.” Did you know research indicates children who are day-dreamers in school end up being more successful in their chosen fields, whether it’s in science, business or government? That positive thinkers are healthier than negative thinkers? That athletes who visualize their performance more often succeed? When I first entered the magazine business and started this company that now publishes 10 titles and three websites, I dreamed of publishing beautiful photography and interesting and informative stories, with the highest quality printing and paper, and doing it with a talented team for a select audience, at a profit. No kidding; I dreamed all those things as a package. I had been successful in another business, but I dreamed of building a business that would sustain itself publishing national-quality magazines in a remarkable community. That nice dream came true many years ago and continues. I had never before thought of this in my friend’s terms. But now I realize this is what we do in our company every day. We have dreams of how to do what we do even better; we have dreams of how to use the latest technology to produce amazing new products to entertain and inform you like never before. Most importantly, perhaps, we have dreams of helping this community in new ways. We’ve had dreams like these for years (like our Charity Register), and they keep coming true, and we keep adding new ones. So, in a place like Palm Beach, which is full of people whose dreams have come true, add some exclamation points to life: Never stop dreaming. We’ll be right there beside you.




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Celebrate! f there is one thing Palm Beachers know well (perhaps better than anyone), it’s how to entertain. Indeed, what would Palm Beach be without its parties? They are the lifeblood of this society, as integral to philanthropy and community building as they are to connecting with friends. Entertaining takes many forms in our little corner of the world and can range from a sublime soirée to an old-fashioned barbecue. But regardless of style, Palm Beach parties are all alike in one regard: They are attended by fascinating, influential and accomplished leaders and tastemakers. In “Riding High,” we take you to an Argentine-inspired barbecue in the western reaches of Lake Worth, a stone’s throw from Wellington. This is no ordinary barbecue. It is a post-practice asado hosted for the polo family of Chris Del Gatto, patrón of the Circa polo team. Del Gatto, the chairman/CEO of Circa, discovered polo quite by chance, but a passion-fueled drive—the same one that keeps him at the top of his professional field—kicked in, making polo a lifestyle as well as an avocation. On page 66, we join Del Gatto and his polo family fieldside for a dinner that is the epitome of rustic elegance. At the heart of every celebration is food and wine, and there is plenty of that in this issue. Our food and wine editor, Mark Spivak, presents his top 10 restaurants in the Palm Beach area, using as his benchmarks the high standards expected by this market in cuisine, service and vibe. See “Top Tables,” on page 78, for his ultimate list. Mark, a wine expert, also writes about the wines to uncork now, choosing the best of the best from a long list of accessible bottles. For those in the know, it is easy to acquire top vintages at auction, but for the casual wine drinker—the connoisseur in the making, so to speak—it is not so easy to separate the wheat from the chaff. “In Good Time” (page 84) is an excellent primer. Rounding out our feature well is a witty look at tired party themes (luau, anyone?). We have asked four party planners to dust off some old classics and reimagine them with a modern twist. The result of their creative genius appears in “Life of the Party,” on page 72. As you contemplate your next soirée, their ideas may just provide that extra jolt of inspiration. Cheers!

Daphne Nikolopoulos

Editor’s Picks

Christian Louboutin is turning 20! (The brand, not the man.) To celebrate, the shoe god is offering a capsule collection of iconic pieces this month and next at Neiman Marcus. See page 34.




April marks the return of the Palm Beach International Film Festival. This year, like every other year, we look forward to the expertly curated collection of indie films to feed mind and soul.

I have all the respect in the world for designer Holly Dunlap, who gave up a glamorous New York lifestyle to move to Malawi and launch an initiative with a marginalized segment of that society. She discusses her new collection, and social entrepreneurship, on page 44.

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BORN TO BE WILD Venue: The Breakers, Palm Beach Benefiting: Palm Beach Zoo 1. Karin Luter, Whitney Bylin 2. Luis and Lillian Fernandez 3. Judith Guilliani, Talbott Maxey 4. Carol and Earle Mack 5. Kane and Mary Baker 6. Mark and Mary Freitas 7. Christie and Tim Gannon











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v Olivia Newton-John Olivia Newton-John is famous both as an actress in such movies as Grease, and as a singer, with four Grammys and 10 No. 1 hits. The Jupiter resident also is a vocal advocate of breast cancer awareness, having overcome the disease in the early ’90s, and for rainforest preservation and healthy living. Her first book, LivWise: Easy Recipes For A Healthy, Happy Life, will be released this month. —Jennifer Pfaff

Michelle Day

n Why are you passionate about the rainforest and the Amazon? My husband, “Amazon John” Easterling, and I have been huge supporters of preserving the Amazon rainforest as it provides so much to the rest of the world—from healing botanicals found there to being the “lungs of the planet,” as it provides more than 30 percent of the earth’s oxygen. n What’s been the highlight of your career? In my life, the highlight is the birth of my daughter. Professionally, Grease really changed my life, but [a career highlight was] singing at the Sydney Olympics Opening Ceremony in 2000. I am also thrilled that after 10 years of raising funds, we will be opening The Olivia NewtonJohn Cancer and Wellness Centre in my hometown of Melbourne, Australia. n What do you do in your spare time? I love spending time with my husband and dog and doing anything in nature or outdoors— walking on the beach, tennis, kayaking. When I am not touring, I love to just be at home in Florida or at my Gaia Retreat and Spa in Australia. | APRIL 2012 33

forwardvinsider Craveworthy Collection It’s hard to believe it’s been two decades since Christian Louboutin’s heartstopping heels first entered our closets. The innovative shoe and handbag designer always has looked at the world around him for influence, drawing inspiration from vibrant aesthetics such as art, architecture, travel and cabaret. The 20th Anniversary Christian Louboutin Capsule Collection is a celebration of the designer’s unique creations, featuring 20 pairs of shoes with his signature red sole and six bags that, together, tell the story of Louboutin’s artistic evolution. This one-of-a-kind collection is available through May at Neiman Marcus (Palm Beach, Bal Harbour) and the designer’s boutiques (Bal Harbour).


Cinema Couture Movie dates will turn into more upscale experiences at iPic Theaters, scheduled to open this summer at Mizner Park in Boca Raton. The movie house chain boasts theater rooms with reclining leather seats, each with a pillow, blanket and service call button—which allows you to order a drink or food, brought straight to your seat by a server. Modeled after a modern hotel design, iPic also has a lounge and a restaurant/bar in the building, offering a one-stop destination for a night on the town.

An Honorable Guest Palm Beach-born Cornelia Guest, the daughter of American fashion icon CZ Guest and polo champion Winston Frederick Churchill Guest, has combined her passion for animal rights and handbag design. The vegan entrepreneur has released a faux-leather line of Cruelty Free Handbags, a concept she dubs as chic with a conscience. The collection is available at Bloomingdale’s.

Express Coif Want a fabulous hairstyle in a New York minute without a cut or color? Stop by Delray Beach’s new FlyDry Blowdry Bar—or ask the staff to come to you. The stylists are expertly trained in executing the perfect blowout, and they’ll do it from the comfort of your home or at the salon, at 183 N.E. 2nd Ave. FlyDry also offers updos, makeup services and keratin treatments. (561-800-2DRY,

Look Book The fashionable creations of Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs have come together at Les Arts Decoratifs in Paris, where Vuitton’s trunks are on display with a selection of designs by Jacobs, who has been the house’s artistic director since 1997. Bring the museum exhibit home with you in Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs, a book released this month (Rizzoli) in conjunction with the exhibition. The book includes photos and stories that demonstrate how the two designers, a century apart, turned the Louis Vuitton brand into the fashion powerhouse it is today. 34


forwardvplayers Barre Tender

People are stepping up to a new kind of bar

to enjoy a happy hour thanks to Boca Ratonbased Andrea Rogers. Unwilling to leave pliés in her past, the former professional dancer began to sprinkle dance technique into her

One reason her program is a success, Rogers says: “From a woman’s perspective, you feel like you’re gaining that posture and Poise and elegance that we’re sometimes lacking in life.”

Small Fry

Kids want to have their hands in everything,

and that’s just the way Stacey Stolman likes it. She’s getting grade schoolers into the kitchen by bringing her culinary lesson, “U R What U Eat,” to schools across the county, including The Benjamin School and Turtle River Montessori. “My

oping a class based on her new program. Rog-

mission is to teach kids how to eat responsibly.

ers’ program, now known as Xtend Barre, has

I think knowledge is power and if you promote it

franchised free-standing studios across America

in a way that’s not intimidating to kids, then your

and participating center franchises worldwide.

success rate is unbelievable.” She encourages

“With Xtend Barre, you get all the elements you

the fledgling chefs to get their hands “dirty.” “If

need—strength training, flexibility, posture and

kids own it, nine out of 10 times they’re going to

the cardio element are all addressed,” she says.

eat it because they’re going to take pride in what

—Liza Grant Smith

they’re doing and feel good about it.” —L.G.S.


private Pilates instruction, subsequently devel-

Carrying a torch

For Daniel and Jon Feldman, keeping

things cool is a top priority. The Boca Ratonbred brothers created Feltraiger, a menswear line geared toward “a modern-day 20-something Steve McQueen.” While the two have varied backgrounds, Daniel in music and fashion design and Jon in interior design and photography, they both inherited an entrepreneurial spirit from their father, Subway development king Larry Feldman. After starting Feltraiger as a wholesale brand and experiencing a loss of control to buyers, the two realized they had to Feltraiger products are exclusively available through the company’s website,, or in the New York store. 36


focus on maintaining their brand vision. “We really want to build the brand and get the image out there the way we want before we start selling to stores again,” says Daniel. —L.G.S.

Stolman has done everything from food styling to recipe development and also conducts in-home cooking parties and children’s camps at Whole Foods.

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THE LOOK v under the sea Inspiration from the big blue

photo montage: Leonor Alvarez-Maza

By Katherine Lande

Multicolored ‘coral’ silicone bag with an interlaced chain, Chanel, Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens; Alexander McQueen mother of pearl skull box clutch, Neiman Marcus, Palm Beach and Boca Raton; Marchesa blue enamel guilloche oval box with scallop cage, Bergdorf Goodman, New York, special order, Neiman Marcus, Palm Beach and Boca Raton; white starfish purse with metal chain strap, Versace, Bal Harbour. | APRIL 2012 39

style v baubles April Showers

Like a soft spring rain, the color of these gems is beautifully refreshing. By Michelle M. Havich

Blue Lights These chandelier earrings ($22,500) by Daniella Kronfle feature 12 carats of diamonds and 45 carats of blue topaz set in 18-karat white gold. Miami (305-374-7079, daniel

Statement Piece The Krafla necklace, from the Van Cleef & Arpels’ Les Voyages Extraordinaires collection, features diamonds and aquamarines set in 18-karat white gold. Price upon request. Palm Beach (561-655-6767, and Boca Raton (561955-8802) Cool Center Harry Winston’s Aquamarine Suspension ring features the focal stone surrounded by diamonds, all set in platinum. Price upon request. Bal Harbour (786-2066657,

Wonder Woman Ippolita’s handmade medium Hero bangle ($4,500) with blue topaz and diamonds set in an alloy of sterling silver and black rhodium is from the Wicked collection. Nordstrom, Palm Beach Gardens (561-340-2100, nordstrom. com, and Boca Raton (561-620-5555) 40


Dreamy Dangles The five-stone blue topaz drop earrings ($8,500) by Irene Lummertz are set in 18-karat gold. Palm Beach (561-655-5000,

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style v vanity THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT

PRODUCTS: REYNALDO MARTIN / photo montage: Leonor Alvarez-Maza

Dark patches and uneven skin tone can be things of the past—without lasers. Brightening and corrective skin products are being launched by every major skin-care brand, promising facial clarity and illumination. Some of the most effective out there: Le Blanc Brightening Moisture Lotion by Chanel ($67.50, Chanel); Diorsnow D-NA Control White Reveal Day Essence by Dior, with active Icelandic glacial water ($130,; Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution, with activated vitamin C, white birch and peony to fight hyperpigmentation ($49.50, Saks Fifth Avenue); Blanc de La Mer Brightening Essence Intense with the VibraWhite Ferment blend of vitamins and microalgae ($260, Saks Fifth Avenue); and La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Eye Cream, which banishes undereye darkness ($350, Neiman Marcus).



style v tastemakers out of africa When designer Holly Dunlap sold her business, Hollywould Shoes, she took some time to figure out the next step. It came when—and where—she least expected it. During a two-week volunteerism trip to Malawi, one of Africa’s poorest nations, she was struck by the poverty, the living conditions and the absence of opportunity. Not one to sit back and do nothing, she explored ways to create job opportunities for Malawians. She collaborated with the Malawian Council for the Handicapped (MaCoHa), a group established by Norwegian nuns in the 1970s, to launch a social-entrepreneurship initiative: a line of clothing and home goods that could be exported to the United States. The collection, Holly Dunlap 4 MaCoHa, is available through online retailer —Daphne Nikolopoulos

PBI: What were some

black, so I added a lot of pastel pink

You’re often in Palm Beach. Are you

of the challenges you

and aqua to the mix.

working on any special projects here? I’m working on an exciting new project with

encountered when you started this collabora-

How is 4 MaCoHa helping the people

House of Lavande jewels, which I’ve been a

tion with MaCoHa?

of Malawi?

fan of for years. I also just love any excuse

DUNLAP: I had worked

People with disabilities in Africa are one

to come to Palm Beach.

in factories in Italy for

of the most marginalized segments of

years with Hollywould, so

society in the world, and this project

How has this experience changed you?

I was able to bring a lot

is helping not only to create jobs but

Living in Malawi has made me so grateful

of factory experience that no other MaCoHa

also to dispel stereotypes prevalent in Africa.

to have been born into a country full of op-

volunteers had ever had. However, nothing in

Now that we have international demand for

portunity, and has also opened my eyes to

Italy prepared me for problems more unique

MaCoHa’s products, we can begin to pay

the great responsibility we have to the needs

to Africa, like frequent days without power

better wages to the current workers, and

of the marginalized and the poor. u

or water, a high percentage of sick days

to eventually train and hire more staff. New

for workers due to malaria and HIV, and no

jobs and better wages mean independence

warehousing or shipping infrastructure.

from aid and handouts, and also better health care, education and quality of life.

Some people would have given up. Why did you persevere?

How has the line been received so far?

I love a challenge and I get excited by the

Our first shipment sold out very quickly,

idea of being an industry pioneer on any

which I didn’t expect at all. I get emails on

level. MaCoHa exclusively employs people

a daily basis from stores all over the world

with disabilities and also is based in one of

that want to carry the products, which will

the world’s poorest nations. The fact that we

lead to more exports and, hence, more

are now selling caftans across America and

jobs in Malawi.

getting recognition in magazines like Vogue is very exciting to me, and an absolute thrill

Some African-made items have an

for the MaCoHa workers.

elemental quality to them, yet these pieces are remarkably sophisticated.

How does the collection reflect both

They really can go anywhere. With this

your personal aesthetic and that of the

project, I really wanted to show the design

Malawian artisans?

world that Africa is capable of more than

When I came to the factory, they were

just wooden masks and batiked giraffes.

making beautiful items but more tailored to

There’s no reason a country like Malawi

African clients than Western shoppers. Their

can’t export the perfect little dress to wear

color palette was mostly dark tones and

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first class v Welcome to the Jungle Francis Ford Coppola’s Mesoamerican resorts offer luxury and adventure. By Paul Rubio

Encouraged by the popularity of upscale eco-tourism in Costa Rica, nearby Belize and Guatemala have eagerly followed suit. And within this expanding sphere of ecoluxury, one of Hollywood’s most esteemed names has catalyzed an element of tropical glitz and glamour amidst the rainforests, ruins and rich seas of remote Mesoamerica. | APRIL 2012 47

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Clockwise from bottom left: Blancaneaux Lodge offers relaxation, nature hikes and private pools; La Lancha (left and below) is a peaceful retreat on Guatamala’s Lake Petén Itzá. Opening page: Riverside dining in the rainforest at Blancaneaux

While best known for The Godfather films in the United States and Europe, the name Francis Ford Coppola is synonymous with luxury in Belize and Guatemala. Since Coppola unveiled Blancaneaux Lodge in Belize’s Maya Mountains nearly 20 years ago, his Mesoamerican empire has spread to the shores of Belize’s Placencia Peninsula with Turtle Inn and to neighboring Guatemala with La Lancha, situated near the ancient city of Tikal. With excellent tourism infrastructure between each of the three lodges, visitors to the Coppola resorts are privy to a highly varied and incredibly sumptuous Central American sampler platter, even when coming for short visits. In the heart of the Maya Mountains, Blancaneaux Lodge peers over the serene Privassion Creek. In a region robust with mysterious caves, dramatic waterfalls, hiking trails and exalted Mayan sites such as Caracol, Blancaneaux is a playground for novice outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy heavy doses of nature but even heavier doses of pampering and bragging rights. Mornings filled with short hikes and excursions searching for tracks of the elusive jaguar are followed by afternoons at the on-site Thai spa, enjoying poolside libations while listening to bird calls, swaying in a riverside hammock or indulging in the homemade Italian food from the on-site restaurant, Montagna Ristorante. Within 48


the dwellings themselves, the private plunge pools and the outdoor shower gardens of the deluxe cabanas elevate the experience of bonding with nature. Just three hours west of Blancaneaux in Guatemala’s Maya heartland, La Lancha is a resplendent retreat where the rainforest meets the sparkling waters of Lake Petén Itzá. The 10-room boutique lodge offers instant im-

Coppola’s Turtle Inn offers luxury thatched huts on the shores of Belize’s Placencia Peninsula.

mersion into the best of Guatemala. Perched at eye level with the forest canopy, the enclave teems with colorful birdlife and charismatic howler monkeys. The authentic Guatemalan gastronomy delights, falling nothing short of experiential. The bold tapestries and fascinating masks adorning the interiors define a true sense of place and contribute to an ambience of cozy and unpretentious luxury. In close proximity to the majestic ruins at Tikal, the excitement here is palpable. At least two days should be dedicated for ex-

cursions to these renowned archaeological sites. Besides lending insight into the demise of pre-Columbian Maya civilization, the wonders of Tikal rise to glory in the middle of a national park, granting more opportunities for superb wildlife viewing. Back along Belize’s central coastline on the quiet Placencia Peninsula, Coppola’s Turtle Inn is a thatch-roofed beachfront retreat that rivals the Caribbean’s most exclusive resorts. Located near the world’s second-largest barrier reef, snorkeling and

diving trips are often high on the agenda here. Yet those seeking more than underwater rhapsody will revel in the full gamut of haute fun-in-the-sun activities, from floating sundecks to the spa’s al fresco mega-pavilions to the five themed on-site restaurants and bars. u | april 2012 49

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Conjure up your inner James Bond behind the wheel of the extraordinary Aston Martin V12 Vantage Carbon Black Edition. BY HOWARD WALKER It was hard, really hard, to resist the temptation to suit up in my finest bib ’n tucker—that’s Brit-speak for a dinner jacket— just to slide elegantly behind the wheel. And I admit there were times when the urge to skip my usual beverage of choice and order a vodka martini, shaken, definitely not stirred, did become overwhelming. My wife, however, was far from amused at being subjected to two days of my calling her Pushy Galore, delivered in my finest Sean Connery Scottish brogue. Driving an Aston Martin, any Aston Martin, does that to you. Slot the crystal transmitter key into the ignition—surely a creation of that master British Secret Service gizmo wizard ‘Q’—and you become Bond, James Bond, 007, with a license to thrill. After piloting an Aston DBS in the previous two Bond escapades—Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace—no one is letting on whether Daniel Craig will be back in an Aston in the next 007 episode, called Skyfall, due in theaters November 9. But if the producers have an ounce of sense, it should be the menacing and completely breathtaking Aston Martin V12 Vantage Carbon Black Edition I’ve been driving. The Vantage is the smallest, most compact model in the Aston 50


lineup. It usually comes with a 420-horse V8 providing the magic. But, just because they could, the A-M engineers shoehorned the company’s most potent power plant, the 6.0-liter, 510 horsepower V12 nuclear reactor, beneath the car’s lightweight aluminum hood. This is a little like strapping an Exocet missile to the back of a golf cart. Stomp on the throttle from standstill and 60 mph comes up in a mere 4.4 seconds, and the tsunami of torque doesn’t quit until the speedo needle is kissing the 190 mph mark. And a word here about noise. This V12 Vantage has more voices than Linda Blair in The Exorcist. From the violent rrrrapppp as the engine fires up; to the race car-like scream as the revs pass 4,000; to the burbles, barks and pops as you snap off the throttle. The first time I experienced this blood-curdling aural crescendo, I had to go home and take a cold shower. Believe me, you’d buy this car just to hear it sing. But the V12 isn’t just about a sensuous soundtrack. This is the most agile car in the Aston lineup and a car that rewards the presson driver with the purest of pure handling precision and lightswitch responses. Even compared to the V8 Vantage, its spring rates are 45 percent stiffer and its antiroll bars uprated to give the torsional stiffness of

an I-beam. At each corner, the 19-inch Pirelli PZero Corsa rubberware is as wide as oil drums with the stickiness of flypaper. Of course, in the pursuit of purism, you’ll have to embrace the bone-hard ride—run over a quarter and you’ll know whether it’s the George Washington side. That and the constant pitter-patter and bump-thump of the Pirellis over anything but pool tablesmooth asphalt. A Lexus it’s not. And there’s no fancy dual-clutch automatic on the options list. Here, your only choice is a he-man six-speed manual controlled by a polished billet aluminum shifter so big and beefy it could have come out of a Peterbilt. But even if I never drove this car and instead mounted it on my

living room wall, I’d be a happy man. From every single angle, this is automotive art at its finest. And in its Carbon Black Edition guise, it is even more visually menacing. The $15-grand premium over the $183,535 sticker for the regular V12 Vantage buys you bespoke Carbon Black metallic paint (50 man hours to apply). That, and an interior swathed in fetishist Obsidian Black leather, new lightweight carbon fiber and Kevlar seats, and lashings of carbon fiber and Piano Black trim. If you’ve ever wanted to experience the bowels of a Kentucky coal mine, just climb aboard. Yes, Mr. Bond would love this latest and greatest Aston Martin. No doubt he’d think of it as “From England With Love.” u

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Gold silk strapless dress, tan lizard gold-plated belt, Salvatore Ferragamo, Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens | APRIL 2012 57



Cotton tweed dress, Chanel, Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens; Giuseppe Zanotti heels, Neiman Marcus, Palm Beach and Boca Raton; satin handbag, Miu Miu, Bal Harbour. Opposite page: Sportmax silk habotai floral blouse, cotton pique digital floral print cigarette pant, metallic pump, Max Mara, Palm Beach

Silver gray organza beaded bustier, ivory jersey long skirt, Ralph Lauren, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton Opposite page: Deep v-neck dress with sequins embroidered on georgette satin, Gucci, Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens | APRIL 2012 61

Popline top, popline plissé skirt, double wool twill coat with superposé embroidery, leather shoes, Prada, Bal Harbour Opposite page: Etro deconstructed paisley cutout dress, Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton



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Chris Del Gatto and Veronica Webb host a romantically rustic gettogether inspired by beauty found in Argentina, polo and jewelry. By Jennifer Pfaff | photography by JERRY RABINOWITZ

Off State Road 441 and Heritage Road, roughly two minutes from Wellington, the sound of horses’ hooves thunders from a field. Classical Spanish guitar melodies float in the air as onlookers sip wine and watch the Circa Polo Team practice. Polo, the oldest team sport in the world, was invented 2,500 years ago by soldiers as a way to prepare for battle. “The game is beautiful. It’s really a ballet, a violent ballet,” says Chris Del Gatto, the team’s owner and captain. On the field, Del Gatto is ambitious but a gentleman; “light but ferocious,” says supermodel Veronica Webb, his girlfriend. His disposition is no different off the field, where he has accepted business challenges with humble confidence, yielding overwhelming success. Polo simply plays to his nature, as the sport’s history, tradition and aesthetic remind him of his industry: jewelry. Both fields are difficult to enter in their own ways, yet Del Gatto has approached each with careful determination— and absolutely no experience. 66


Del Gatto runs the Circa Polo Team with the same ideals as his company: motivation, pride, organization and loyalty. Below left: (left to right) Martin Pepa, Marcos Alberdi, Chris Del Gatto. Opposite, top: (left to right) Pepa, Nacho Cabrera, Fernando Maciel | APRIL 2012 67

The table was set with amber glass and accents of silver, lavender and purple hydrangeas for a look that is rustic but elegant. Below: Empanadas; signature mango-vodka cocktail

“I like a challenge, yes,” he admits. Del Gatto’s drive in the jewelry industry began when he was 17 years old. Upon graduating high school in the Bronx, he skipped college to become a licensed gemologist, then a diamond cutter a year later. He was a partner in his firm by age 20 and sold his interest when he was 23, a decision that allowed him to retire wealthy as friends his age were graduating college. But Del Gatto had other plans. He traveled the globe for nearly three years, buying and selling large diamonds and fine estate pieces at auctions worldwide before returning to New York to become a partner at MHR Estate and Fine Jewelry. The firm supplied department stores nationwide with estate jewelry purchased at auctions, a method Del Gatto viewed as a broken cycle. 68


“We would sell a fantastic bracelet to Neiman Marcus and not know how to get another one,” he says. Recognizing there had to be a better way, Del Gatto teamed up with another young dealer in the industry, Jeffrey Singer, a third-generation member of the esteemed Singer’s Jewelers supplier. The two hosted public buying events at retail shops under the name MHR until they launched their own business in 2001. Circa, originally called Sell Jewelry, is a global wholesaler and now the world’s largest buyer of diamonds from the public. While the idea of selling or buying secondhand jewelry often conjures up images of sketchy pawnshops and predatory jewelers, Circa has transformed the process into a luxury experience. In each office,

including the Palm Beach location, clients and representatives talk comfortably in private buying rooms that resemble upscale boutiques. The company prides itself on customer service, promising to educate clients on any piece appraised and to provide a caring point of view, understanding the emotions in letting go of sentimental heirloom jewelry. Del Gatto is particularly proud of Circa’s message of environmental sustainability, touting purchasing secondhand jewelry as a form of upscale recycling. The eco-luxe company has put roughly $500 million worth of diamonds back into the marketplace since its inception, spreading the message that every diamond bought is one fewer that has to be mined. Webb has literally become the face of

Circa’s “Rebirth” campaign, appearing in advertisements and speaking about giving used jewelry a second life. “We’re just pulling the product not from the ground but from the drawers and jewelry boxes of people globally,” Del Gatto says. Del Gatto’s force behind creating a successful company in a multitrilliondollar market is unsurprising to Webb, who serves as fashion director of Italian watch brand Sector, which is distributed by Circa. “He’s so curious and has this motherboard that’s really quick at putting together really different pieces of information to create something new very quickly,” she says. “Everyone talks to him, and everyone takes him in. And likewise, he does that for other people.”

“It was interesting to have Cilantro’s [cater], because they travel between Argentina and here, and they really make the authentic food of polo,” Webb says. The menu presented Argentine comfort food in a sophisticated way, including the dulce de leche milhojas (right), which has a brown sugar caramel center. | APRIL 2012 69

After polo practice, guests swapped stories around a bonfire. From left: Hilario Ulloa, Johnny Bianco, Del Gatto, Webb, Rafaelle Capoferro.

Del Gatto’s quick-study attitude was the same in his decision to take up polo six years ago. At the time, he was building up his business and wanted a relief outside the office. “I needed something unusual,” he says. “And elegant,” Webb adds. An athlete from a family of boxers—his father and grandfather were fighters—Del Gatto picked up sparring again until he came across an article about the Southampton Hunt and Polo Club. He had always viewed polo as a marketing tool, as Circa had sponsored a few matches, but he decided to give it a try as a player after reading the article. Del Gatto went to the club, told the staff he knew how to ride—a lie—and climbed a horse for the first time with a mallet in hand. There was an immediate spark. Polo had the physical demands Del Gatto craved, coupled with the alluring qualities 70


also found in the jewelry industry: beauty, expertise, precision, codes of conduct, a particular lexicon, and a certain appreciation and knowledge. “It was just a beautiful fit,” he says. In his typical zeal, Del Gatto never took an official polo lesson, instead learning how to play the sport by studying DVDs of the Argentine Open and trying to imitate how the players rode. Aiming to become a professional player, he bought horses over the years—he now owns nine—and traveled to Argentina, where polo is the equivalent to what baseball is here in the States. Del Gatto stays there for a month at a time each year, doing nothing but riding. Now, Del Gatto plays high-goal polo on the Circa Polo Team, which is on the Palm Beach-Hamptons-Argentina circuit. The team made it into the finals its first year in the Hamptons, summer 2010, and

returned the following year to win the Hamptons Cup. In Palm Beach, the team had advanced to the semifinals of the Iglehart Cup at press time. Polo has proven to be Circa’s biggest driver in marketing brand awareness and raising the company’s credibility among the right clientele, Del Gatto says. Through relationships formed from the sport, the company has made seven-figure purchases, including acquiring items from European royalty. Worldwide, people stop by Circa offices asking to see “the polo player.” During the polo season, usually in celebration of a tournament win, Del Gatto and Webb host dinner parties with the players, friends and team supporters. A recent one held at the Circa Polo Team’s Palm Beach County facility was based on the concept of the Argentine asado, a Spanish barbecue particular to that region.

The event took place late in the afternoon, beginning with a team practice. As guests arrived, a Spanish classical guitar player performed while a bonfire was set up—the asado cooking method for steak, lamb and short ribs. Dinner was served in a gazebo on the property. Normally an empty structure that serves as a playhouse for Del Gatto’s and Webb’s children, the gazebo this evening was given rustic chic decor reminiscent of Argentina, arranged by Idlewild Furnishing in Wellington. In the middle sat a 21-footlong mahogany table, crafted from a single Hawaiian tree cut in 1954, and surrounded by wooden benches strewn with oversized pillows and Indian blankets. On the table were fluted amber glass plates, wooden serving platters and bowls and sequoia flatware, coupled with burlap napkins, a spray of sage and lavender flown in from California—a nod to the company’s corporate color. The overall look captured Argentina as well as polo’s natural beauty—“beauty without any fuss, which I think is, in many ways, the epitome of class,” Del Gatto says. Wine glasses held red Argentine wines or the cocktail created for the evening, consisting of fresh mango puree, soda water and vodka. The meal, prepared by Cilantro’s in Wellington, began with appetizers of empanadas and stuffed bread—a square, grilled bread filled with ham, genoa salami, provolone cheese and an olive mix. A salad of mozzarella en carroza preceded the asado—the main course of meat—and choripán, homemade sausage with chimichurri sauce. Rounding out the meal were Argentine milhojas, layers of flaky pastry and dulce de leche—“the flavor of Argentina,” Del Gatto says. As the sun set, tiki torches flickered and guests swapped stories sitting on hay bales around the fire. For Del Gatto, the Argentine-inspired evening payed beautiful tribute to the sport that has helped launch Circa’s success as a luxury conglomerate. Polo, he says, has brought to life many of the philosophies of his company. “It’s been an incredible thing for the Circa family to rally around,” he says. u

Among the wines served was Pujanza, a Spanish favorite the couple enjoys while visiting the Circa office in Barcelona. The meat, seasoned with only salt and pepper, was roasted on a flat wire rack atop glowing embers on a bed of coals. | APRIL 2012 71


Four tired party themes get a much-needed makeover. By Liza Grant Smith | photography by JERRY RABINOWITZ

While they say the classics never go out of style, a vast majority of them could benefit from a little nip and tuck as the years go by. Take party themes, for instance. Adhere to the standard theme template and you’ll be partying like it’s 1999—which hasn’t been cool since 1991. To breathe new life into the old standards, PBI brought together an extreme party makeover team of experts to put a posh, modern twist on four bedraggled classics. MAKEOVER RECIPIENT:

HAWAIIAN LUAU Beth Beattie, Beth Beattie Branding, PR and Events Pacific Punch

BEFORE: Buried under a mountain of fake flower leis, multicolored hibiscus-adorned tablecloths and grass skirts, the purity of the Hawaiian luau has been lost. AFTER: • Find a way to modernize traditional elements. Beattie’s goal was to incorporate the bamboo element in a fresh way. She found brightly colored chiavari chairs, which have the shape of bamboo without being traditional. The Juliska bamboo-rimmed plates are “a sophisticated, modern version of the classic bamboo.” Even the tiki torches vary from the stereotypical luau cliché with their more diminutive size and pop of color. • “I like layering a table the same way women should dress.” Beattie believes in the transformational power of linen. The idea was to find something complementary to the theme but not traditional to what guests would expect. “You start with the basics and accessorize to a point, but don’t overdo it,” she says. “Just as you wouldn’t wear 13 necklaces, you don’t want your table to look like you’ve put a bunch of stuff on it that doesn’t belong.” • Don’t give up on a good idea. Beattie fell in love with some vintage tiki tumblers, only to discover they were sold out everywhere. Rather than relinquish the idea, she searched for similar tumblers and ultimately found a comparable and much less expensive option on • Menu. Grilled diver scallops with sesame tangerine glaze over Asian zucchini noodle salad (shown at left); Hunan rack of pork with five-spice sauce; roasted corn and vegetables in a banana leaf pouch; and a lemongrass and coconut mousse tower with dried and fresh pineapple salad (below left) • The Take Away. Guests leave with a jar of macadamia nuts and a recipe for white chocolate macadamia cookies. Linens, Mac Fabrics, West Palm Beach; chairs, Panache, West Palm Beach; plates, Saks Fifth Avenue, Mary Mahoney, Palm Beach; tiki tumblers, Target; tiki torches, Pier 1; food, Christafaro’s, West Palm Beach; flowers, VM Flowers, West Palm Beach; paper goods, J. N. Graves, Palm Beach.



Location, location, location: This beachfront cabana is one of the event’s most impactful components. | APRIL 2012 73


DISCO PARTY Bruce Sutka, Sutra International Design Inc. BEFORE: If your goal is “grooviness,” stick to bell bottoms, platform shoes and discount party supply store wares. In our opinion, however, disco parties have had a raging case of Saturday Night Fever for far too long. AFTER: • Condense your decor aesthetic into a single phrase. It was the luxe side of disco that entranced Sutka. He recalled the chic, black-tie dinner parties that the famed Studio 54 would host on nights before the general public was granted admission. Using that as his creative spark, Sutka defined his vision as “sparkly sleek,” beginning with a long mirror-top table decadently awash with silver, glitter and shine that never misplaced its sense of elegance. • Create one big effect that will excite people. Mirror balls are one of the most stereotypical and frequently employed elements in disco-themed events. The reflectiveness and glitz was in perfect keeping with his vision, so Sutka used different-sized disco balls to create a standout artistic element suspended from the ceiling. • Make the food a feast for your eyes. Furthering the seamless glitterati effect, Sutka used edible glitter-covered bon-bons and towers of meringues as decorative table accents in lieu of flowers. Admittedly unable to resist going a bit over the top, he also placed cupcakes topped with metallic bon-bons in eyecatching silver skeleton hands. “You’ve always got to do a little bit more than you think because it’s a party and there’s this sense of excitement,” he says. 74



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• Mix high-end elements with lower cost accents. “I love finding less expensive versions of really traditional things.” Sutka’s Golden Drop source list includes everywhere from Mary Mahoney to Target. It’s difficult to tell the high from the low, since Sutka created a total vision that far outweighed the sum of its parts. • You don’t always have to outsource. Don’t be afraid to replicate more expensive items using your own creativity or to alter items to fit your theme. Sutka put crystallized glitter on the meringues to create the effect he wanted. He advises that many of the table elements—such as the Swarovski crystal-adorned champagne glasses and silver mesh placemats—could be reproduced with a little artistic vision and willingness to experiment. Glassware, champagne flutes, napkins, dessert display, Mary Mahoney, Palm Beach; flatware, Target; edible bon-bons and coordinating cupcake sleeves, Bedazzle my Bonbons; plates, placemats, candelabras, candles, place card holders, buffet table, silver-coated skeleton hands, lotus flower crystal candle holders, Z Gallerie; table and chairs, AFR Event Furnishings, Miami; cupcakes and meringues, Publix; lighting, Hy-Lite Productions, West Palm Beach.

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CASINO NIGHT Jennifer Harner, It! Weddings & Events BEFORE: In the quest to capture the glitz-laden and adrenalinepacked essence of casino gambling, something invariably goes horribly wrong. The result is a tacky Vegas knock-off with neither the depth nor pizzazz of the real Sin City. AFTER: • Don’t be afraid to let your creative vision diverge. Forget Vegas. Harner was initially inspired by the HBO hit Boardwalk Empire—a series set in Atlantic City during the prohibition. However, once she saw the dining room of this Palm Beach home, her mind went in a different direction. The dining chairs were covered with lavish red and gold fabric, and she found gorgeous nineteenth century Baccarat and Tiffany tableware. Pairing these components immediately created more of an elegant Monte Carlo casino atmosphere for dinner. • Reinforce the event theme in subtle ways. Harner’s primary aim for the dining area was elegance. A multilevel floral centerpiece with hydrangeas, deep red lilies, and orchids added to the room’s sophistication and created a whisper of romance when combined with candles. Nods to the casino night theme could be found in the place cards, menus and cocktail napkins, all with a playing card motif. • Pair the expected with the unexpected. After dinner, the stakes were higher. Guests were handed a Tobacco Kicker as they stepped into the decadent world of gaming. The lure and life of a casino night event are clearly the gaming tables, but that doesn’t have to be the only entertainment element. A Cuban cigar roller added spice to the evening as guests bet on a good time. Glassware and place settings, Devonia Antiques, West Palm Beach; cocktail glasses, Bloomingdale’s; tableware, Atlas Party Rental, Boynton Beach; flowers, Touch of Paradise, West Palm Beach; place cards and menus, Stationer on Sunrise, Palm Beach; bowl and cocktail napkin, Mary Mahoney, Palm Beach; cigar roller, Julio Cordero, St. Augustine; cigar ring, It! Weddings & Events. | APRIL 2012 75


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Heather Lowenthal, Posh Parties and Paper BEFORE: While childhood tea parties were for fun and giggling, the adult version seems to have misplaced its joviality. Uncertainty regarding how much to crook your pinkie has made it more of an etiquette pop quiz than an enjoyable event. AFTER: • Change the mood. “I felt like the second you walked in to this tea party, you wanted to feel hip, cool and fun in a mingling atmosphere.” Lowenthal selected Pan’s Garden in Palm Beach as the venue for her upbeat event. She believed the outdoor setting would mesh with the lively table decor she had planned and encourage guests to interact with each other and the environment. • Repurpose traditional elements, and introduce the unexpected in its place. What would a tea party be without teapots? Rather than eliminate them, Lowenthal used a collection of white teapots and filled them with flowers for centerpieces. For the actual tea, she created a tea bar. She found large decanters and filled them with contemporary flavors such as Blueberry Kona Pop Tea Blend, Jasmine Strawberry Lemonade Green Tea Blend and Blackberry Mojito Green Tea. • Mix and match. Lowenthal incorporated a modern mix of different colors, materials, sizes and patterns on her table. She paired colorful floral-patterned plates with two cups for tea—one a fleurde-lis green juice glass and the other a hand-painted floral market goblet. • Use market-fresh elements. Lowenthal suggests attempting arrangements on your own. After selecting your vessel, browse the flower selection at Whole Foods or in the coolers at your local florist for options that match the color scheme and vibe of your event. • Menu. Mini turkey burgers and cranberry chutney, avocado fries served in a cone and chocolate-covered cheesecake lollipops. • Envision your event as if you’re a guest. “What’s going to happen when they walk in the door? What are they going to eat? What are they going to do?” Lowenthal says. “Take the time to really sit down and think about your event from start to finish.” u Linens, Nuage Designs, Miami; teapots, Crate and Barrel, HomeGoods, MackenzieChilds, Palm Beach; tea decanter, Crate and Barrel; tea, Teavana; floral plates, goblet, MacKenzie-Childs; juice glass, Anthropologie; paper goods, Posh Parties and Paper.

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Café Boulud’s farm-raised chicken with chestnut and cabbage timbale, and sweet potato puree. Opposite page: The interior of Café Boulud (left) and a dish from the daily-changing menu at 32 East.

TopTables Our food and spirits critic picks his 10 favorite area restaurants. By Mark Spivak

I began reviewing restaurants for this magazine in March 2001. Coming to restaurant journalism from a background in the restaurant business, I had very high standards. I also had a great deal of empathy for the many factors that cause dining establishments not to function at their peak, but that understanding was always tempered with the realization that customers were reaching into their pockets and forking over hard-earned cash. Here’s what I can tell you: These are the good old days. The standards of food, service and wine selection in Palm Beach County have never been higher than they are right now. Looking back on the “best” restaurants of a decade ago, I realize that many are no longer with us. Those that have survived are called upon to live up to the standards of today. Our best restaurants now are expected to do more with less, and the pressure to perform is constant and unrelenting. In alphabetical order, here’s a snapshot of the current stars of the local culinary landscape:

32 EAST, Delray Beach When 32 East opened, it seemed to defy all the rules: It looked more like the corner pub than an elegant fine-dining establishment, and the menu changed constantly, eliminating the possibility of signature dishes. Fifteen years later, it has completely reshaped the South County restaurant landscape. Chef Nick Morfogen’s daily menu is a fountain of creativity and has inspired a new generation of farm-to-ta

ble eateries. Service is warm and gracious, and the bar scene is the liveliest in the area. This remains a remarkable dining destination. Dishes: Morfogen relies on local seafood, farm-raised produce and free-range meats, with an emphasis on assertive flavors. Wine list: A roll call of the finest small-production California wineries, put together by owner Butch Johnson and General Manager John Bates.

ANGLE, The Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach The second incarnation of Angle is even better than the original, which is no small feat. Much of the credit is due to the talent of Executive Chef Ryan Artim, who has been at the hotel since 2006. He uses market-fresh ingredients to create a subtle, intriguing blend of Florida and Mediterranean cuisine, changing the menu with the seasons. The plates are carefully conceived and beautifully presented, with no detail overlooked or out of place. The room is striking, with warm earth tones and gold accents, and offers something for everyone. Intimate banquettes line the walls; if you need to make new friends, head for the communal Onyx Table that dominates the center of the room. Service, in a word, is charming—relaxed, cheerful and unhurried. Dishes: The menu changes frequently but generally features fresh local shellfish, line-caught fish, several pastas (try the sheep’s milk ricotta gnocchi, when available) and a selection of carefully sourced meats (don’t miss the lamb ribeye). Wine list: 840 selections are stored in the refrigerated wall of | april 2012 79

Chez Jean-Pierre’s lobster fricassee (at left) and scrambled eggs with caviar; interesting art covers the walls at Chez Jean-Pierre

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The sophisticated interior of Angle (below) at The Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach; scallop ceviche from Angle.

Nicole. What makes this a great restaurant is its consistency. Have the Dover sole tonight, come back in several years and the dish will be flawlessly executed and seem to be virtually identical. Despite the restaurant’s enormous popularity (weekend nights in season, book two or three weeks ahead), customers are treated even-handedly and without affectation. Dishes: Homemade boudin blanc and duck foie gras terrine; Dover sole meuniere; lobster fricassee with lime and Sauternes sauce; roast duck with thyme and honey. Wine list: More than 300 selections compiled by David Leverrier, focused on wines from France and California.

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wine, with more available. The list is balanced between California and France and actually features some well-aged and reasonably priced Bordeaux.

BISTRO CHEZ JEAN-PIERRE, Palm Beach Jean-Pierre Leverrier began his restaurant apprenticeship at 16 in his native Normandy and worked in some of the leading eateries in Montreal before coming to South Florida. He opened his own establishment in Palm Beach in 1991. Chez Jean-Pierre is the quintessential family restaurant. Son Guillaume assists his father in the kitchen; his brother, David, runs the front of the house with his mother, 80


The buzz began when Chef Clay Conley announced he was leaving Miami’s Mandarin Oriental to come north, and it continues to this day. Conley’s culinary interests are farflung and eclectic, blending touches of South America, the Caribbean and Asia with innovative American cuisine. His seasonally changing menu places emphasis on small plates, and diners are encouraged to experiment and share. With the open kitchen, crowded bar, boisterous atmosphere and cutting-edge fare, you may think you’re in Manhattan or San Francisco rather than Palm Beach. Dishes: Hamachi sashimi; shortrib empanadas; mushroom pizza; head-on U7 shrimp. Wine list: Carefully crafted, with slightly more than 100 selections.

BUONASERA RISTORANTE, Jupiter Some restaurants are symphony orchestras, presenting

Above left: bar at Buccan is a fun place to gather; wood-grilled shrimp “scampi” with arugula and garlic toast from Buccan (above right).

Clockwise from far left: The veal chop from Casa D’Angelo; the interior of Casa D’Angelo; angel hair pasta nestled in little neck clams with baby artichokes from Buonasera; Buonasera’s dining room.

a complex medley of sound that is almost overwhelming. Buonasera is a soprano, rendering a clear, precise and pure message that is resonant and memorable. Buonasera is the sister restaurant of Paradiso in Lake Worth, and both are owned jointly by Chef Angelo Romano and Antonio Tasca. Much of the credit in Jupiter goes to Leonardo Cuomo, a protegée of Romano’s, who believes in sourcing the best possible ingredients and treating them with “respect and love.” The wait staff is formal and gracious in the Old World manner, and a meal here is a delight. Dishes: Portugese octopus; fettucine with a veal and tomato ragout; milk-fed veal chop; American bison prepared two ways. Wine list: 600 classics from all regions of Italy, with a strong California section.

Wine list: A mix of California, Mediterranean and classic French wines chosen by head sommelier Mariya Kovacheva.



As it approaches its tenth anniversary, Café Boulud is better than ever. Jim Leiken has taken over from Zach Bell as chef de cuisine and brought a fresh and refined sensibility to the menu. It still changes regularly and is divided into four categories: La Tradition (classic and country cooking), La Saison (rhythm of the seasons), Le Potager (inspired by the farmer’s market) and Le Voyage (world cuisine). This allows Leiken to juxtapose a torchon of foie gras with a grilled, feather-light fillet of loup de mer and to place a lobster and lemongrass vichyssoise on the same menu as steak frites. Dining outside in the courtyard of the Brazilian Court hotel remains one of Palm Beach’s grand experiences. Dishes: Daniel Boulud’s smoked salmon; peekytoe crab salad; duo of prime New York strip and wagyu short ribs.

Exactly how good a chef is Angelo Elia? For one thing, he’s good enough to maintain two of the best Italian restaurants in the area at separate locations (Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale), not to mention a newly opened, Romanstyle trattoria in Delray Beach. For another thing, his organizational and training skills are so rarified that you won’t be able to determine if he’s at the range on any given evening. His Boca outpost is in the capable hands of Americanborn Rickie Piper, who grew up in Rome and attended culinary school there. The ingredients are fresh, the execution is nearly flawless and the remarkable food is served by a corps of gracious Old World waiters. Piper focuses on “quality, regardless of food cost,” and the menu is augmented by a substantial list of daily specials. | april 2012 81

Clockwise: La Sirena’s Insalata di Mare; Little Moir’s chocolate whosiwhatzit; Echo; Little Moir’s Food Shack; La Sirena.

Dishes: Linguine Puttanesca con Gamberoni; Paillard di Vitello; tiramisu. Wine list: A strong selection of artisanal Italian producers, with nice options in the moderate range.

ECHO, Palm Beach In The Breakers’ collection of world-class restaurants, Echo is the jewel of the Orient. The Pan-Asian menu blends elements from China, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam. Normally, it’s hard to do a good job on more than one of these cuisines at the same time, but you won’t find a misstep at Echo. The restaurant bills itself as serving “resounding Asian cuisine,” an excellent and truthful description. Service is under the watchful eye of David Thall, who has managed the place since its opening in 2000. As a bonus, Charles Steadman, one of the area’s top mixologists, plies his trade at the Dragonfly Lounge. Dishes: Sushi and sashimi; dim sum; Cantonese black cod; Thai roast duck; Echo fried rice. Wine list: A balanced and well-chosen selection compiled by Virginia Philip, master sommelier for The Breakers.

LA SIRENA, West Palm Beach More than a decade ago, Marcello and Diane Fiorentino took charge of the restaurant established by Marcello’s parents in 1986. Marcello has distinguished himself by his prodigious work ethic, his careful sourcing of the best and freshest raw materials and his profound respect for the past—not just his family’s culinary traditions but also the repertoire of classic Italian cooking. Diane has distinguished herself as well, presiding over a dining room that combines precision and warmth. A meal 82


here is a return to the standards of formal dining, with every dish prepared to order and impeccably served. Dishes: Fettucine Bolognese; yellowtail snapper; Veal Zingara; ricotta di bufala cheesecake. Wine list: 800 of the great wines of Italy, along with gems from France and California.

LITTLE MOIR’S FOOD SHACK, Jupiter This is the only local restaurant where I would actually wait for a table. To be fair, I’d probably have to, because on any given evening the line is out the door and around the block. Chef/owner Mike Moir, formerly of the Reef Grill, serves some of the best seafood around. The menu is influenced by his travels in Asia and exudes a strong Caribbean, down-island vibe. Decor is casual and funky, service is friendly and one bite of this screamingly fresh food will reveal why the 50-seat room is packed from open to close. Dishes: Lobster eggrolls; Cajun seafood bowl; sweet potato-crusted fish; chocolate whosiwhatzit. Wine list: Is overshadowed by the fine selection of craft beers. u

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In Good Time The best time to pop the cork on a bottle of wine can be confusing. We’re here to help. By Mark Spivak 84


The Vineyards at Littorai Opposite page: Barrel room at Chateau des Jacques

Determining the perfect moment to drink a bottle of wine can be one of trickiest endeavors on Earth. The wild cards are almost endless—region, producer, vintage and style are all factors, and storage conditions also play a key role. As a result, both amateurs and connoisseurs frequently make mistakes. Sometimes our curiosity gets the better of us, and we consume wines in their infant stage; just as often, we hang on to our favorites too long and drink them past their peak. Assuming proper handling and storage, the following wines should be showing their best right now. Some are current releases, while others are classics that have matured over time. In selecting the older vintages, a major criterion was that the wines had to be available at a range of retailers, either locally or by mail order. Price also was a factor. Although 1982 Château Latour may be superlative at the moment, few of us are going to pay $2,500 per bottle for the privilege of experiencing it. Littorai Pinot Noir, Cerise Vineyard, Anderson Valley, 2006 ($75) Ted Lemon of Littorai just might be making the

best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in California. Lemon apprenticed at Domaine Dujac, became the first American to work as a vineyard manager in Burgundy, and then came home to start his own winery. The Cerise is medium-bodied and rich, with unctuous flavors of black fruits and kirsch offset by excellent acidity. Like many of Littorai’s offerings, it only shows its best after five or six years in the bottle. Hidden Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma, 2007 ($40) Hidden Ridge is an exercise in “extreme winemaking.” The vineyard is located off Spring Mountain Road in the Mayacamas Mountains at an elevation of 2,400 feet and a slope of 55 degrees. It only is accessible by four-wheel drive vehicle and helicopter. It’s a powerful expression of mountaingrown Cabernet, with tart blackberry fruit, dusty tannins and sweet notes of powdered cocoa emerging on the long finish. Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc, Cloudy Bay, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2009 ($50) At first glance, Te Koko breaks all the rules. It is fermented with wild yeast, allowed to undergo | APRIL 2012 85

Charles Heidsieck decanter set; Cellar Master Regis Camus; vineyards at Charles Heidsieck.

malolactic fermentation, and even aged for 18 months in barrels before release. The result is an amazing style of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc—full-bodied and spicy, explosively aromatic, bursting with bright acidity and juicy citrus. It’s a wine with an Old World soul and all the exuberance we’ve come to expect from New Zealand’s signature grape. Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires, 1995 ($200) Blanc des Millénaires is a blanc de blancs, or a Champagne made exclusively from Chardonnay. Only four vintages have been produced in the modern era (1985, 1990, 1995 and 1999). It displays scents of vanilla and citrus on the nose, along with whiffs of brioche. It is ripe and fullbodied on the palate, with terrific acidity and mineral backbone; flavors of lemon, quince and bitter almond

Vineyards at Chateau des Jacques



linger on the finish. Decant this for the best results, and you will be rewarded. Clos de la Siete, Argentina, 2008 ($18) Craving flavor? Looking for a chewy and extremely well-made red at a remarkably reasonable price? Pick up a bottle of Clos de la Siete, an estate (really a collection of wineries) overseen by superstar winemaker Michel Rolland in Tunuyan, 50 miles south of Mendoza. Densely concentrated, filled with flavors of dark berry fruit and hints of plum, leather and chocolate, it makes a perfect match for grass-fed beef, lamb and slow-cooked stews. Kistler Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay, 2009 ($65) Steve Kistler first gained fame as a Pinot Noir producer, but this Chardonnay will take your breath away. It explodes in the mouth with bursts of citrus, yet the acidity is high, the texture is tight and bracing, and the mineral core is firm. In a blind tasting, this could pass for a top white Burgundy. Château des Jacques Moulin-à-Vent, 2009 ($25) Think all Beaujolais is Nouveau? Think again. The 10 crus are remarkably age-worthy, and a good Moulinà-Vent can last nearly a decade. When Louis Jadot expanded into Beaujolais with its purchase of Château des Jacques, it brought the respectability of a great Burgundy producer to one of the world’s most underrated wines. Bursting with flavors of strawberry, raspberry and tart red currant, the 2009 will be satisfying for years to come.

The barrel room at Bertaini in Verona, Italy

Northstar Merlot, Columbia Valley, 2007 ($50) This is a Merlot for Cabernet Sauvignon drinkers— concentrated and powerful, yet elegant and balanced at the same time. Flavors are intensified during the growing season by as much as a 40-degree swing between hot days and cool nights. It’s so good that even Miles from Sideways would like it. Bertani Amarone, 2003 ($110) Expensive? Sure, but consider this: This Italian beauty is only made in exceptional vintages, using the best grapes of the harvest, and spends up to eight years in cask before release. The reward is a wine both rich and bone-dry, infused with seductive hints of walnut husks and dried plums, equally at home with game dishes or strong cheeses. Joseph Drouhin, Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc, 2009 ($80) Despite a widespread and necessary level of commercialization, every major Burgundy négociant has at least one wine that aspires to greatness. In Drouhin’s case, it’s the white Clos des Mouches. Profound minerality, striking acidity and sumptuous flavors of citrus and stone fruits make it distinctive from the moment of release. It can last and improve up to 10 years in a good vintage. Lemelson Pinot Noir, Thea’s Selection, Willamette Valley, 2009 ($30) Silky and smooth, this wine exhibits flavors of black cherry, raspberry and red plum against a solid mineral backbone. It goes equally well with salmon and white or red meats, and is an absolute pleasure to drink. If you’ve heard people raving about 2009 in Oregon, find out what all the fuss is about.

David Merfeld, Northstar winemaker

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Lemelson vineyards, Portland, Oregon



Casanova di Neri Brunello, Tenuta Nuova, 2005 ($75) Giacomo Neri inherited his father’s wine estate in 1991 and took it to a higher level, combining traditional techniques and modern innovation. The Tenuta Nuova, from a vineyard planted in 1985, is a riveting expression of Brunello di Montalcino—full-bodied yet seamless, with soft tannins and beautiful fruit. Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko-Athiri, Santorini, 2010 ($20) This is definitely not your father’s retsina. The Sigalas winery was founded on the island of Santorini in 1991 and has become one of the leaders in the Greek wine renaissance. This white blend is richly concentrated, with a great deal of ripe citrus, palate weight and character. Château de Beaucastel, Châteauneuf-duPape, 2001 ($150) Beaucastel is the benchmark in Châteauneuf-duPape, as well as one of the world’s greatest wine estates. Dating to the sixteenth century, the vineyard produces wines with a high percentage of Mourvèdre and the capability for long-term aging. The 1989 and 1998 were classics, but the 2001 is not far behind: full-bodied and powerful, crammed with flavors of

blackberries, cherries, Provençal herbs, truffles and earth, it is a magnificent wine when paired with game, beef and slow-cooked stews. Les Tourelles de Longueville, Pauillac, 2007 ($45) Sometimes pedigree counts for everything. If you didn’t know that this was the second label of Château Pichon-Baron, you’d certainly figure out quickly that it was the product of well-placed vineyards and impeccable winemaking. Primarily Merlot, it is elegant and beautifully proportioned, with ripe blackberry flavors balanced against chalky tannins and toasty oak. Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley, 2008 ($40) Turnbull is a remarkable bargain, considering that it comes from Oakville and its illustrious neighbors include Far Niente, Plumpjack and Dalla Valle. The 2008 is soft and supple, with spicy black fruit flavor packaged in an approachable style. Nicolas Feuillatte, Brut Champagne Cuvée Palmes D’Or, 1990 ($225) This luxury cuvée from Nicolas Feuillatte is a 50/50 blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. It is produced only from the best wines in exceptional vintages and

Vineyards at Chateau de Beaucastel, Rhône Valley, France

is the ultimate expression of the house style. Full-bodied and vibrant with a featherlight texture accented by hints of sherry, it is a stunning Champagne at the peak of perfection. Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, 2009 ($15) Cynics say that there’s no inexpensive California Cabernet worth drinking, but Liberty School proves them wrong. Grown and bottled by the Hope family, it is brimming with blackberry essence, crushed fresh herbs, bright acidity and integrated tannins. It’s delicious by itself or as an accompaniment to steaks, chops and grilled meats of all sorts. Pascal Jolivet Sancerre, 2010 ($25) Jolivet is the gold standard in Sancerre and the benchmark for unoaked Sauvignon Blanc—from the Loire Valley or anywhere else. The product of natural winemaking, it is filled with brilliant acidity and luscious citrus flavors; it’s a perfect match with creamy goat cheese, river or lake fish, and all types of shellfish. Marquis D’Angerville, Volnay Champans, 2008 ($90) Yes, Burgundy is a minefield—it is expensive, unpredictable and difficult to understand—but when you find a producer you like and trust, all will be revealed. The wines from D’Angerville are consistent and reliable, even in marginal vintages. In good years, they exemplify the combination of power and delicacy that makes Volnay so intriguing. This 2008 contains bright flavors of red fruits and earthy hints of mushroom and truffle that will amplify as the wine ages. u

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North stars A quality revolution burnishes the image of Washington State wines. By Mark Spivak

Clockwise from above: Andrew Will Winery’s Two Blondes vineyard; Northstar Winery; Andrew Will wines; Columbia Crest Winery; bottles from Charles Smith.

Although Oregon seems to get most of the attention in the Pacific Northwest, Washington State in recent years has emerged as one of the most exciting wine regions in the country—if not the world. A majority of the state’s 700 wineries are located in the rain shadow of the Cascade Range. They benefit from consistent temperatures, long sunny days and a latitude very close to that of Bordeaux, and they are turning out wines ranging from everyday bargains to world-class collectibles. Washington’s largest producer is Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, a collection of properties including Columbia Crest, Erath, Red Diamond, Snoqualmie, 14 Hands and Northstar. Founded in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle itself is the state’s oldest winery. While Chateau Ste. Michelle makes fine single-vineyard offerings such as Canoe Ridge, Cold Creek and Horse Heaven, it is also known for terrific entry-level wines, such as its Riesling ($10), dry Pinot Gris ($13) and powerful yet balanced Cabernet Sauvignon ($15). The quality revolution in Washington really started in the 1970s with Quilceda Creek. Alex Golitzin, nephew of legendary California winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff, began making wine at home, and bottled his first commercial vintage in 1979. Today, Golitzin produces about 5,000 cases of a Cabernet Sauvignon that has been de94


scribed as opulent, multidimensional and awe-inspiring—which is hard to find, even with a $200 price tag. Continuing that tradition is Leonetti Cellar, founded by Gary and Nancy Figgins in 1977. Leonetti is now the most famous winery in Walla Walla, best known for concentrated reds that reflect their Italian heritage. Chris Camarda established his tiny Andrew Will Winery in 1989, naming it for his son Will and nephew Andrew. He works with nine carefully selected sites in the Columbia Valley, crafting blends of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, including Two Blondes ($60) and Sorella ($75). Like Andrew Will, Cadence was born of a passionate belief in the land. The husband-and-wife team of Benjamin Smith

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and Gaye McNutt purchased land on Red Mountain in 1997 and make Bordeaux-style blends of remarkable depth and intensity. On the more reasonable end of the price scale, Charles Smith is one of the most exciting new winemakers in the state. While he has received accolades and high ratings for his pricey single-vineyard Syrahs, his basic offerings are both food-friendly and delicious. Start with his Kung Fu Girl Riesling or Velvet Devil Merlot (both $13), and move on

to his more substantial Chateau Smith Cabernet and Boom Boom Syrah (each around $16). Another notable new winery is Mercer Estates, founded by the Mercer family in partnership with Mike Hogue after he left Hogue Cellars. The Mercer wines are carefully crafted and affordable, ranging from the crisp Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris ($13) to the well-made Cabernet and Merlot ($21). Visiting Washington State is a delight and sometimes resembles a journey through

the Napa Valley of 30 or 40 years ago. The Columbia Valley AVA (American Viticultural Area) covers nearly one-third of the state, with five subregions: Walla Walla Valley, Horse Heaven Hills, Wahluke Slope, Lake Chelan and the Yakima Valley. Unlike the Napa Valley of today, most wineries are small operations that don’t offer commercial tours. Plan your route and make appointments, and your experience will more than make up for any lost spontaneity. u

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Surf’s Up Tucked up in Wellington, Pangea Bistro serves up surprisingly delightful Hawaiian fusion cuisine.



Clockwise from top: Roasted grouper; Hawaiian ahi poke; chocolate mousse.



Hawaiian fusion restaurants in South Florida historically have been as rare as exotic dining venues in Wellington. Now, all these elements come together at the Pangea Bistro. The peaceful interior of this 60-seat oasis contrasts sharply with the bland decor of The Mall at Wellington Green. Glass-topped tables and wicker-backed chairs rest on a black slate floor, framed by walls of beige wood. An inviting bar anchors one corner of the room, and there’s plenty of terrace seating for diners to relax in fine weather. Chef Ryan Vargas is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has done stints in Hawaii, Las Vegas and Palm Beach. He brings a daring sensibility to ingredients and dishes that have become standard in the hands of many of the area’s chefs. Using artful technique, creative presentation and a carefully controlled zest for spices, he brings another dimension to the dining experience. This is obvious from the beginning with complimentary tos-

tones (plantain fritters) served with a spicy mayonnaise, or the rolls accompanied by what our server dubbed “kim chee cream cheese”—a fluffy, whipped spread enhanced with Korean spices. For starters, don’t miss the Hawaiian ahi poke ($16), cubes of pristine raw tuna drizzled with a reduction of balsamic vinegar and soy sauce. Enlivened by a wasabi aioli, they are placed on crunchy flatbread with a layer of Asian slaw. Equally satisfying are the samosa ($10), a stuffed pastry native to India. Vargas fills them with curried potatoes and vegetable masala, and serves them with a cool, refreshing mixture of yogurt and cilantro.


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palate v taste Among entrées, a standout is the kalua duck ($28). Don’t confuse this with the coffee liqueur—a kalua is a Hawaiian cooking method that uses an underground oven; the meat is usually salted and wrapped in banana leaves. The result at Pangea is duck with crisp skin and a soft, luscious texture to the meat, served with wok-fried vegetables in a sweet and sour pomegranate sauce. The Hawaiian-style snapper ($26), delicately cooked and served on a bed of baby bok choy, is dressed in a light ginger broth and accompanied by jasmine rice. The conventional dessert selection includes standards such as Key lime tart ($8), chocolate mousse ($8) and tres leches ($8). We finish up with the strawberry shortcake trifle ($8), which arrives in a glass layered with a Grand Marnier and vanilla bean-inflected mascarpone. Roughly 30 wines are featured on the list, mostly mass-market bottles offered at reasonable prices. A bottle of Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand ($30) provides the acidity to stand up to the range of assertive flavors in the food. Many of the wines are offered by the glass, and there’s a full bar with an interesting selection of designer martinis. Service is delightful. The staff clearly enjoys their work, and they have the confidence of a first-class product to back up their enthusiasm. They are adept in guiding customers through an unfamiliar menu and willingly offer personal recommendations on their favorite dishes. Open since December of 2010, Pangea Bistro amplifies the local dining scene. It’s the best type of neighborhood restaurant— the kind you wish was situated in your own neighborhood, just around the corner. u


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PANGEA BISTRO WHERE: 10140 W. Forest Hill Blvd. Suite 170, Wellington (561-7939394, OPEN: Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. ATMOSPHERE: calm and serene FOOD: Hawaiian fusion SERVICE: enthusiastic and delightful RESERVATIONS: suggested PRICE: moderate DRESS: casual

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palate v dining out fresh and friendly Delray Beach’s Park Tavern is the latest Atlantic Avenue endeavor by Brandon Belluscio, Brian Albe and Chef Anthony Pizzo, who have had much success down the street with their Cut 432. Designed to be a casual gathering spot of locals and visitors alike, the menu features comfort food, all created in house using locally sourced ingredients from places like Swank Specialty Produce and McCoy’s Sunny South Apiaries in Loxahatchee, Palmetto Creek Farms in Avon Park and Heritage Farms in Lake Worth. The result is a menu that changes seasonally, offering guests fresh flavors throughout the year. Current menu standouts include clambake chowder using Florida clams and shrimp, shepherd’s pie, and housemade spaghetti and meatballs. The dark interior features a Chicago brick wall and elements created from reclaimed wood to give it a warm yet classic feel. The front is dominated by patio seating, which, set back from the street, provides a nice place for dinner, drinks and people watching. Behind the bar, there are around 50 wines available by the glass and 150 by the bottle, craft beers, and creative house cocktails featuring fresh fruit infusions and new takes on classic favorites. (561-265-5093,

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Boca Raton has a new taste of the Old Country with the opening of Josef’s Table in the Polo Shoppes. Headed up by Chef Josef Schibanetz, the menu is “European fusion” but leans toward Austria in its influences, thanks to the Viennese-born chef, who started working in kitchens with an apprenticeship when he was 15 years old. Menu highlights include Wiener Salon Goulash with a Hungarian paprika sauce and fresh herb spaetzle, as well as the roasted half duck with a fig and port wine sauce. Daily specials also are offered. To pair with the food, there are 29 wines offered by the glass, and the whole wine list is made up of small batch wineries and hidden gems. Save room for dessert, because Josef’s Apfel Strudel is not to be missed, with sautéed apples and raisins layered between sugar-and-cinnamon-spiced phyllo dough. (561-353-2700,

Cod and Capers Seafood, the popular Palm Beach Gardens seafood market, has moved to a new location on U.S. Highway One in North Palm Beach. While still offering the freshest seafood from all over the world, as well as from local fishermen, and a selection of prepared meals, the market has opened a café serving up tasty treats from under the sea. The full menu is available for dining in or for take-out, and features the market’s signature lobster bisque, appetizers and small plates, including conch fritters, fried Ipswich clams, and PEI mussels steamed with garlic, white wine and butter; salads, sandwiches, and main plates like the roasted Florida lobster, fish and chips, and handmade crab cakes. Currently, the menu is available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. (561-622-0994,


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DINING AROUND THE COUNTY Palm Beach ANGLE The Ritz-Carlton’s signature restaurant features a blend of Florida and Mediterranean cuisine. 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan (561540-4924) BISTRO CHEZ JEAN-PIERRE Updated versions of French bistro classics, a stellar wine list and warm service. 132 N. County Road, Palm Beach (561-833-1171) BUCCAN An eclectic and wide-ranging menu of small plates that changes with the seasons. 350 S. County Road, Palm Beach (561-833-3450) Harbour Financial Center | 2401 PGA Boulevard | Suite 155 | Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

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(561-655-6611) ECHO Briliantly executed dishes from the cuisines of China, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam. 230A Sunrise Ave., Palm Beach (561-8024222) 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) palm beach grill Emphasizing freshness and consistency, the Palm Beach outpost of Houston’s offers the classics we have come to expect. 336 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach (561-835-1077)

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ed by inventive daily specials. 221 Worth Ave., Palm Beach (561-835-3500) TEMPLE ORANGE Chef Ryan Artim has created a menu that features dishes from many regions of Italy. 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan (561-540-4924) TESTA’S Operating since 1921, Testa’s serves hefty portions of reliable Southern Italian favorites. 221 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach

Café des Beaux-Arts in the Flagler Kenan Pavilion Serving a Gilded Age style lunch through April 7, 2012

Easter Egg Hunt and Egg Roll

Children are invited to hunt for 5,000 eggs on the Museum’s South Lawn 9:00 a.m., April 7th

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West Palm Beach CaFe Sapori The menu offers classics from every region of Italy. Dishes run the gamut from delicate to earthy. 205 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach (561-805-7313) CITY CELLAR WINE BAR AND GRILL A fixture of the CityPlace dining scene for more than a decade, City Cellar offers something for everyone. 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach (561-366-0071) JADE KITCHEN Chef Wayne Devers changes his eclectic menu daily, and has brought a

spark of creativity to the emerging Northwood neighborhood. 422A Northwood Road, West


Palm Beach (561-366-1185) La Sirena This Northern Italian beauty focus-

Enjoy fresh seafood in a fun Floridian atmosphere.

es on the cooking of the Amalfi Coast. 6316 S.

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dishes blend in with rustic country favorites on the classic menu. 101 N. Clematis Street, West Palm Beach (561-833-5090) RHYTHM CAFÉ Chef Ken Rzad offers a varied and interesting menu, serving comfort food with a continental flair. 3800A S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach (561-833-3406) RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE A classic American dining experience, offering large portions of high-quality ingredients and specialty dishes. 651 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach

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(561-514-3544); 225 N.E. Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton (561-392-6746); 661 U.S. Hwy. 1, North Palm Beach (561-863-0660) 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)


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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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32 East Chef Nick Morfogen’s menu changes daily, providing the most creative new American cuisine in southern Palm Beach County. 32 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach (561-276-7868)

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11365 Legacy Ave., Palm Beach Gardens (561-

prepared, remarkably good comfort food, along

630-4994); 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton

with an impressive selection of craft beer. 201


E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach (561-276-3600) Entre Nous Bistro Chef Jason SIX TABLES There really are only six tables and

Laudenslager fuses homestyle cooking with

24 seats under the watchful eye of owner John

gourmet fare. 123 U.S. Hwy 1., North Palm

Fyrhie, who makes customers feel he is hosting

Beach (561-863-5883)

them in his own dining room. 112 N.E. 2nd St., Boca Raton (561-347-6260)

Gazebo Café Enjoy classics such as oysters Rockefeller, seafood crêpes, Dover sole and

The Station House While the clam chowder,

rack of lamb. 2151 Alternate A1A S., Jupiter

Ipswich steamers and fish dishes are note-


worthy, the specialty is Maine lobster. 233 W. Lantana Road, Lantana (561-547-9487)

IRONWOOD GRILLE This restaurant is best described as a steak house with flair. Inventive

England seafood dishes. 2200 W. Glades Road,

TRATTORIA ROMANA This popular and faithful

dishes and unusual twists highlight the menu.

Boca Raton (561-447-0024)

rendition of an Italian trattoria features casual

400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach

decor and fresh, homestyle dishes. 499 E. Pal-

Gardens (561-627-2000)

THE ATLANTIC GRILLE Located in the new

metto Park Road, Boca Raton (561-393-6715) JUPITER ISLAND GRILL Chef Michael Rolchigo

Seagate Hotel, this restaurant places emphasis on American seafood. 1000 E. Atlantic Ave.,

TRULUCK’S This specialty crab house special-

serves a creative cuisine that incorporates ele-

Delray Beach (561-665-4900)

izes in ocean-fresh seafood in imaginative

ments of Italian country cooking, Asian fusion

preparations, along with an innovative wine list.

and the American South. 311 E. Indiantown

351 Plaza Real, Boca Raton (561-391-0755)

Road, Jupiter (561-746-6283)

dishes in an oceanfront location. 34 S. Ocean

TRYST The sister restaurant of 32 East is a

Little Moir’s Food Shack Put on your

Blvd., Delray Beach (561-274-9404)

cross between wine bar and gastro pub, and

jeans and enjoy some of the freshest and most

has one of the most innovative beverage

creatively prepared seafood in the area. 103 S.

CASA D’ANGELO Chef Rickie Piper places his

programs in the area. 4 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray

U.S. Hwy. 1, Jupiter (561-741-3626)

emphasis on market-fresh ingredients, backed

Beach (561-921-0201)

CaffÉ Luna Rosa Luna Rosa turns out consistent versions of classic Northern Italian

ra sushi This “rock ’n’ roll sushi bar” offers

up by faultless execution. 171 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton (561-338-1703)

VIC & ANGELO’S This busy restaurant serves

high-energy music, a hip atmosphere and

large portions of zesty Italian comfort food, and

some of the best raw fish around. 11701 Lake

CHOPS LOBSTER BAR This terrific addition to

does it extremely well. 290 E. Atlantic Ave.,

Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens

the South County dining scene raises the steak

Delray Beach (561-278-9570); 4520 PGA Blvd.,


house concept beyond what most customers

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could possibly expect. 101 Plaza Real S., Boca

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fewer than 475 calories, and almost all are

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CUT 432 This “modern steak house” has a hip,

Northern Italian dishes in an intimate setting.

Ellison Wilson Road, Palm Beach Gardens (561-

high-energy environment. Executive Chef An-

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over-complication.” 432 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray

Café Chardonnay Chef/Owner Frank

TALAY THAI Chef Charlie Soo blends power and

Beach (561-272-9898)

Eucalitto has augmented the menu with influ-

delicacy in this first-rate restaurant. 7100 Fairway

ences from Latin America and Asia. 4533 PGA

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MAX’S HARVEST At Dennis Max’s “farm-to-

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fork” eatery in Pineapple Grove, ingredients are fresh and intensely flavorful. 169 N.E. 2nd Ave.,

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Boca Raton Museum of Art “Glass Act: The Contemporary Studio Glass Movement Turns 50” showcases the different ways in which glass is used as a medium for contemporary art. Contemporary glass focuses on unique objects by today’s leading glass artists, including Dale Chihuly, Dan Dailey, Harvey Littleton, Concetta Mason, Christopher Ries, Steve Tobin and Toots Zynsky. 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton 561-392-2500 | Harvey K. Littleton (American, 1922-), Ruby Orange Mobile Arc, 1982, blown, cut and polished art glass, 14 ¾ x 18 ½ x 2 ¼ inches

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Sklar Furnishings “Elegance by Design,” an event benefiting Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation’s “Go Pink Challenge,” a community-based initiative to support the hospital’s Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute/Center for Breast Care, is scheduled for April 11. A percentage of sales generated from this event helps provide the latest technologies in the fight against breast cancer. By invitation only. 6300 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton 561-862-0800 |

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To create a clean, simple, minimalist space with a modern feel for this entryway, Deborah Wecselman designed the limestone wall aligned next to the staircase and added glass panels along the side of the stairs for a more futuristic look. The front of the house also is made of glass, so light is able to shine into the entryway and bring in the natural elements that harmonize with the stone wall and walnut wood staircase. The natural and modern elements also are incorporated into the seating area behind the staircase, where the homeowners entertain guests. Deborah Wecselman Design, Miami (305-758-1112, deborah | APRIL 2012 109

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Stylish Sipping Indulge in a rich Malbec or Merlot with Hermès’ Fanfare pattern of wine glasses ($145, red wine glass shown). Michael C. Fina, New York (800-289-3462,

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bamboo ceilings; Phantom concealed remote-

pristine beach.

SIZE 7,486 total square feet

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ADDRESS 3232 Polo Drive, Gulf Stream


winding staircase; his-and-hers walk-in closets


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agenda culture v A Broadway Tradition Fiddler on the Roof has been playing the heartstrings of audiences since it first hit Broadway in 1964. Set in a fictional town in Russia in 1905, the story revolves around a poor milkman named Tevye, whose stubborn belief in Jewish traditions is continuously challenged as three of his five daughters seek his approval for marriage. Tevye and his family also face hardships as the Tsar oppresses the country’s Jewish people, eventually evicting them from their village. The Tony awardwinning musical, featuring hit songs such as “If I Were A Rich Man” and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” comes to the Kravis Center for one sunrise and sunset, on April 1. Tickets start at $25. (561-832-7469, —Jennifer Pfaff | APRIL 2012 123

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Vero Beach Museum of Art presents “Beyond Reality: Hyperrealism and American Culture” to May 13. (772231-0707,

GOINGS ON 1 Urban Youth Impact Charity Auction Dinner and Golf Classic, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, to April 2, $175 dinner, $500 golf. (561-832-9220, urbanyouthim 7 Bunny Breakfast, benefiting Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, Brio Tuscan Grille, Palm Beach Gardens, $10.95, children $5.95. (561-622-0491, Easter Egg Hunt and Egg Roll, Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, $18, children younger than 17 $7. (561-655-2833, 10 4th Annual Tempt Your Senses Gala, benefiting Vita Nova Inc., Trump International Golf Club, West Palm Beach, $150. (561-689-0035, 92nd Street Y telecast lecture, featuring Mark Bittman, BallenIsles Country Club, Palm Beach Gardens, $15. (561-7125226, 124 PALM BEACH ILLUSTRATED

Roaring 20’s Speakeasy, benefiting The Palm Beach Flappers, The Beach Club, Palm Beach, $275. (561-449-1212)

11 17th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival, various venues, through April 19, check online for ticket prices. (

Wine and Words with Jeff Lindsay, benefiting Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System, Hagen Ranch Road Library Branch, Delray Beach, $25-$30. (561-233-2600,

12 Connecting Community and Culture lecture series, Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach, free. (561-279-8883, 13 2012 BASH Gala, benefiting The Benjamin School, The Breakers, Palm Beach, $350. (561-472-3452, thebenjamin 50th Annual Delray Affair, arts and crafts street festival, Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, free. (561-279-1390, delrayaf 14 Butterfly Tour of Mounts, Mounts Botanical Garden, West Palm Beach, $5. (561-233-1757,

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the Palm Beach County Cultural Council shows “Foundations” to April 14. (561-4712901,

One Night of Queen takes the stage at the Sunrise Theatre for the Performing Arts on April 21. Tickets are $39-$45. (772-461-4775,

15 Maltz Jupiter Theatre 10th Anniversary Kick-Off and Costume Exhibit Premiere, The Gardens Mall, Palm Beach Gardens, $250. (561-972-6124, jupiterthe

20 Friday Night Family Flicks, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, Borland Center for Performing Arts, Palm Beach Gardens, $3, family pack $20. (561-904-3130, thebor

Photographing Butterflies workshop, Mounts Botanical Garden, West Palm Beach, $15. (561-233-1757,

Swing Time! Young Friends USO Bash, benefiting the Historical Society of Palm Beach County, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, $125. (561-832-4164, historical

Writers LIVE!, featuring James W. Hall, West Boca Branch Library, Boca Raton, and Gardens Branch, Palm Beach Gardens, free. (561-233-2600, 18 2012 World Leaders Conference, DeSantis Family Chapel, West Palm Beach, to April 19, $895 to $1,500. (863223-1933, 19 American Fine Wine Competition Gala Dinner and Live Auction, benefiting the Diabetes Research Institute and the Golden Bell Education Foundation, Boca Raton Resort and Club, $300. (561-5048463, Changing Lives Luncheon, benefiting Drug Abuse Treatment Association Inc., Frenchman’s Reserve, Palm Beach Gardens, $100. (561-743-1034, drugabuse Florida-Friendly Butterflyscaping workshop, Mounts Botanical Garden, West Palm Beach, $20. (561-233-1757,

21 Ninth Annual TurtleFest, Loggerhead Marinelife Center and Loggerhead Park, Juno Beach, free. (561-627-8280, marinelife. org/turtlefest) 22 Downtown Open Market, Monument Plaza, Royal Palm Place, Boca Raton, free. ( 25 Passport to Beauty event, benefiting Not My Daughter … Find a Cure Now!, Sanctuary Medical Center, Boca Raton, $10. (561-367-9101, notmydaughterfinda

Start Your Engines The South Florida Fairgrounds will be filled with some of the world’s most collectible cars from April 5-7, when the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach car auction sets up shop for the tenth year. The auction’s top five automobiles that are revving our engines are: n A 1959 Chevrolet Corvette custom convertible painted in mirror-like Frost Blue with silver coves on a new SRIII chassis. n “The Green Machine,” a 1956 Ford F-100 Custom Pickup that has won numerous awards and honors and took more than 7,000 hours of labor to design and build. n A 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet equipped with a 230-horsepower fuel-injected V8. n The rare 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham four-door sedan, loaded with factory 3x2 carburetors. n A 1958 Chevrolet Impala convertible that boasts an engine upgraded with tri-power carburetors. Ticket prices vary. (480-6636255, —Jennifer Pfaff

26 American Technion Society-Palm Beach Chapter cocktail reception and presentation, featuring Boaz Golany, The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach, $40. (561-832-5401, 27 6th Annual “Raising the B.A.R.” Bruce A. Rendina Memorial Golf Tournament,

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benefiting the Rendina Family Foundation, The Breakers, Palm Beach, to April 28, tickets start at $150. (rendinafamily Best Foot Forward Foundation Cocktail Reception, Boca Grove Country Club, Boca Raton, $100. (561-470-8300, 28 5th Annual “Give A Smile To A Child” Golf Classic, benefiting the Amanda J. Buckley Give A Smile To A Child Foundation, Palm Beach Gardens Municipal Golf Course, $150. (561-7077813, Mounts Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale and Show, Mounts Botanical Garden, West Palm Beach, free for members, $10 nonmembers. (561-233-1757, Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis Walk, benefiting Crohn’s Colitis Foundation, Huizenga Park, Fort Lauderdale, free. (561-218-2929,

Center, Lynn University, Boca Raton, $45$65. (561-237-9000, Fiddler on the Roof, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, tickets start at $25. (561-832-7469, Hello, Dolly!, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Jupiter, $43-$60. (561-575-2223, jupiterthe The Magic of Broadway, Palm Beach Pops, Eissey Theatre, Palm Beach Gardens, $29-$89; also April 2-3, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach. (561-932-7677, Rapunzel and Me: The Muzical, Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, to April 15, $5$16. (772-231-6990, Woody Sez, Arts Garage, Delray Beach, to April 8, $25-$35. (561-450-6357, artsgarage. org) Working, Caldwell Theatre Co., Boca Raton, $27-$50, students $10. (561-241-7432,

Patti LuPone in The Gypsy in My Soul, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, tickets start at $25. (561-832-7469, 5 Disney Live!, Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, to April 8, $18-$45. (800-345-7000, disneylive) Emerson String Quartet, Lyric Theatre, Stuart, $65. (772-286-7827, South Pacific, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, tickets start at $25. (561-832-7469, 6 Bill O’Reilly, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, tickets start at $25. (561-832-7469, “Master Harold” … and the boys, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Donald and Ann Brown Theatre, West Palm Beach, to April 29, $55. (561-514-4042, palmbeachdrama Stephen Bogart, lecture, Crest Theatre, Delray Beach, $25-$40. (561-243-7922,

29 2012 Golf Invitational and Charity Dinner, benefiting Place of Hope, Old Palm Golf Club, Palm Beach Gardens, to April 30, $1,500, foursome $6,000. (561775-7195,

Palm Beach Atlantic University Jazz Ensemble spring concert, Vera Lea Rinker Hall, West Palm Beach, $5-$10. (561-803-2970,

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15 Fleetwood Max, Fleetwood Mac tribute band, West Palm Beach Waterfront, West Palm Beach, free. (561-822-2222, Kruger Brothers with special guest, Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium, Society of the Four Arts, $15. (561-805-8562, The Music and Times of Louis Armstrong and Kurt Weill, Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center, Lynn University, Boca Raton, $25$40. (561-237-9000, Our Lady of Allapattah, Caldwell Theatre Co., Boca Raton, to May 20, $27-$50, students $10. (561-241-7432, caldwellthe 16 Palm Beach Atlantic University Pop/Rock Ensembles concert, Vera Lea Rinker Hall, West Palm Beach, $5-$10. (561-803-2970, Songs, Hymns and African-American Spirituals, featuring the Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Women’s Chorale and Handbell Ensemble, DeSantis Family Chapel, West Palm Beach, $5-$10. (561803-2970,

17 Yanni, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, to April 18, tickets start at $30. (561-832-7469, 18 Burn the Floor, Sunrise Theatre for the Performing Arts, Fort Pierce, $49-$55. (772-461-4775, 19 Chanteaur with Lee Lessack, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, to April 20, $35. (561-832-7469, Palm Beach Atlantic University Dance Ensemble spring dance concert, Crest Theatre, Delray Beach, $5-$10. (561-8032970, Tennessee Williams one-act plays, Fern Street Theatre, West Palm Beach, to April 21, $5. (561-803-2970, 20 STOMP, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, to April 21, tickets start at $25. (561-832-7469, 21 Choral Society of the Palm Beaches Spring Concert, Borland Center for Performing Arts, Palm Beach Gardens, $20, $10 student, children free with parent. (561-626-9977, Jesse Jones Jr., Arts Garage, Delray Beach, $20-$165. (561-450-6357, One Night of Queen, Sunrise Theatre for the Performing Arts, Fort Pierce, $39-$45. (772-461-4775, 23 Oratorio Chorus presents Mozart’s Solemn Vespers of the Confessor and Coronation Mass, Church of Bethesda By-the-Sea, Palm Beach, free. (561-8032970, 24 Palm Beach State College Concert Band and Concert Chorus, Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach Gardens, $10. (561-207-5900,


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Baptist Church of West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, $5-$10. (561-803-2970, 28 An Evening of Diverse Chamber Music, Helen K. Persson Recital Hall in Vera Lea Rinker Hall, West Palm Beach, free. (561-803-2970, 30 Jon Spelman: Shakespeare, Lincoln, Frankenstein and Me, Caldwell Theatre Co., Boca Raton, $25. (561-2417432, GALLERIES Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, Palm Beach. “The Curious World of Austin Manchester,” April 4-29. (561-832-5328,

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Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach. “Curved: Herbert Mehler Sculptures,” to April 6; “Three Generations of Love and Art” and “WITVA—Women in the Visual Arts,” both to May 4. (561-832-1776, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton. “Portraits from the Permanent Collection,” to May 13; “Will Barnet at 100: Eight Decades of Painting and Printmaking,” to May 20; “Contemporary Glass: The 50th Anniversary of the Studio Glass Movement,” to October 14. (561-392-2500, Cornell Museum, Delray Beach. “Diana Nicosia: The World of Color—Italy, Brazil, France and Kuwait” and “Burlini: Pop Pluralist,” both to April 15. (561-243-7922,

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum and School of Art, Tequesta. “Member Show and Sale,” to April 25. (561-746-3101, Mary Alice Fortin Children’s Art Gallery, Palm Beach. “Florida’s Wetlands,” to June 30, 2013. (561-655-7227, Meghan Candler Gallery, Vero Beach. “Indian River, Marine and Still Life Paintings of Ronald Tinney, Linda Arnold and James P. Kerr,” to April 30. (772-234-8811, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach. “Old Techniques, New Interpretations: Japanese Prints from the Paul and Christine Meehan Collection” and “Mariko Kusumoto: Unfolding Stories,” both to May 6. (561-495-0233,

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Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach. “Cocktail Culture,” to April 15; “Tacita Dean,” to May 6; “Beth Lipman: A Still Life Installation” and “Studio Glass: Works from the Museum Collection,” both to May 27. (561-832-5196,

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Onessimo Fine Art, Palm Beach Gardens. “Fantasmic Faces,” April 1-30. (561-355-8061,

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Palm Beach Photographic Centre, West Palm Beach. “Wynn & Edna Bullock,” to June 9. (, 561-253-2600) Ritter Art Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. “Masters of Fine Arts Exhibition: Tabitha Pennekamp,” to April 7; “Spring Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition,” April 21 to May 4. (561297-2966, Schmidt Center Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. “Surfing Florida: A Photographic History,” to May 12. (561- 2972966, Vero Beach Museum of Art, to May 13; “Cycle of Change: Tom Nakashima’s Treepile Paintings” and “Stephen Knapp: Lightpaintings,” both to June 3. (772-231-0707, u

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Grand opening celebration Venue: Ashley John Gallery, West Palm Beach 1. Carlos and Tommy Morrison 2. Mark Hadan, Countess Rutilia Poli Sandri Burck 3. Jim Brennan, Faith Morford 4. Judy and Mort Simkins 5. Valerie Smith, William W. Bane III, Michelle Newman 6. Anolan Dragitsch, Jim Alterman, Nadine Peacock 7. Linda Warner, Bill Shattuck, Shirley DeFeo






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1. Cheryl Brutvan, Bill and Sally Soter and Rebecca Jobo at the Carolina Herrera fashion presentation by the Norton Museum of Art and Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach 2. Dina Merrill Hartley and Ted Hartley at the Carolina Herrera fashion presentation by the Norton Museum of Art and Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach 3. Jay Goodman, Stephen Lindsay, Judi Regal and Stephen Lewinstein at Regal’s art show at the Bellaria, Palm Beach 4. Richard Youngman, Countess Diane De La Begassiere and Johnny Gorman at Judi Regal’s art show at the Bellaria, Palm Beach 5. Wendy Holmes and Eric Wittenberg at the Friends of the Uffizi Gallery cocktail party at the Told residence, Palm Beach 6. Diann Scaravilli and Bill and Jane Told at the Friends of the Uffizi Gallery cocktail party at the Told residence, Palm Beach






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FINALE 10 obsessions

Pensive Café Entry, Dianne Bernstein



1 If you’ve noticed glowing skin and smooth legs strutting around Palm Beach County, chances are Anushka Blau deserves the credit. Dubbed by models and social stars as the “cellulite exorcist,” Blau founded her first spa and cellulite clinic in New York before opening two in South Florida, including her eponymous cosmedical center at CityPlace. Blau is known nationwide for her body contouring services and A-list beauty therapies.


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Top travel destination I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where most of my family still resides. Each time I go back, I enjoy rediscovering the nuances of this ultra-cosmopolitan city. Essential beauty ritual To hydrate my skin, I use a SkinMedica sheer moisturizer in the morning. I love the way my skin looks and feels the day after using Tri-Retinol Complex ES in the evening—luminous and smooth. Favorite accessory for spring Alexander Wang’s white ankle strap and pointed toe shoes. Very chic and sexy. Must-have item for entertaining at home For my grandchildren, Wii and chocolate cookies by Sweet Stacy. For friends, great hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and flattering lighting. Best new artist Dianne Bernstein is a local artist who dynamically creates amazing abstract and impressionistic figurative paintings that are sensual and evocative, capturing the soul of female beauty. Can’t-live-without gadget My Clarisonic and Kindle, to keep my skin and mind fresh. Favorite stationer Cartier in Hyacinth Hot spot in Palm Beach Palm Beach Grill—great grilled scallops and delicious jumbo crab cakes. The ambiance reminds me of bistros in Puerto Madero. Web addiction gives me daily information on nutrition, anti-aging and an overall healthy lifestyle. Cherished pastime I enjoy arranging flowers, especially orchids. It helps spark my creativity and keeps me connected to nature.

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Watch in white high-tech ceramic set with diamonds (~1.6 carat). Self-winding mechanical movement. 42-hour power reserve. Water-resistant to 200 meters.

Palm Beach Illustrated April 2012  

The Palm Beach Luxury Lifestyle