Palm Beach

September 17, 2011

Brunch at Cafe Boulud in Palm Beach

A few weeks ago I went to brunch at Cafe Boulud within The Brazilian Court in Palm Beach. I’ve known about this $25 weekend brunch for some time now and have been wanting to go for equally as long. The opportunity presented itself and without hesitation I was there faster than I could hit the reply button to the invitation.

We all have them, those friends who are equally as passionate about a place or a type of food as we are; be it the local watering hole or sushi or tapas, in my case I have a brunch buddy, Gail Casale whom you met back in January of 2010 as one of the Bloggers in the Spotlight. Gail and I periodically seek out places to have brunch, to catch up with each other and to indulge in our very favorite food pastime, brunch.  This common weekend food bond we share has taken us to some rather interesting places; while not all brunches are created equal we have yet to have a bad experience. And at the top of our list was this brunch at Café Boulud.

The entrée course is where my brunch buddy and I veered off in different directions. I opted for the Belgian Waffle with a Banana Walnut Compote and Gail had the Moules-Frites. The combination of banana and walnut is one of my all-time favorites; be it bread, pancakes or in this case, a warm sweet compote that just tickled my taste-bud fancy to no end. Belgian Waffle, I was thinking singular, as in one, not three. So to my surprise when a trio of steamy baked dough arrived complete with three thick slices of bacon I think I actually gasped. Three seems to be a magic number with this dish, bases were loaded….The Moules-Frites is a perfect afternoon brunch item. Not an exhaustingly filling dish but one that is balanced just so. The white wine steamed mussels were hot, sweet and tender and the twice fried crispy pommes frites were insanely indulgent. As I’m sure you can imagine, there was plenty of the white wine sauce left in the mussel bowl; neither of us dared to ask for more bread (for fear of spontaneously combusting, certainly not of shame) I recommend saving some of the foccacia from the bread basket and “fare la scarpetta” until the last bit of savory sauce is gone, or just ask for a straw.

And now for dessert, we went chocolate and cheesecake. At this point I will tell you we were both more than sated; any concerns about the $25 price tag with regard to portion size should definitely be stricken from your thoughts. I ordered Cheesecake with the House Citrus Sorbet, and Berry Coulis. Gail ordered the Chocolate Pear Sundae. Both were delightfully flavorful and equally tempting with their composite of textures, which seemed to be a constant theme throughout our brunch. The flavors worked and melded well together but it was the complimenting textures within each dish that made all three courses equally memorable.

Click here to view the photos from brunch

301 Australian Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 (561) 655-6060
Cafe Boulud on Urbanspoon







 
 

 
Flowers Vineyard & Winery

Flowers Vineyard & Winery Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2012 and Sea View Ridge Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir 2011

For me, it’s always about the back story, and the more endearing the story, the more respect I have for the product and the bigger fan I become. This stems from being a serial entrepreneur. I feel for, understand, and emp...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 
 
Boulud Sud Palm Beach Photo: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

Everglades Dinner at Cafe Boulud Palm Beach

On March 5th, indulge your taste buds with a 4-course dinner and wine pairings with flavors that captures the lost yet indigenous foods of Florida. Over the past 500 years, the state of Florida has been influenced by many diffe...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 
 
South Beach Food & Wine Festival

What we did at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2015

Four days, 84 events, 60,000+ attendees, an army of staff, and a small country of volunteers all made their annual decent to South Beach this past weekend, myself included, to revel in the sand, sun, and the sublime of food and...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 

 
ftmyers beach

Miami Restaurants with a Water View

Restaurants on the water in Miami South Florida is always the warm escape for locals and vacationers alike and I cannot think of a better place to enjoy all the greatness we have than with our list of waterfront and water view ...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 
 
thorn

Thorn by The Prisoner Wine Company

The Prisoner Wine Company (TPW) sources varietals from some of the best vineyards and appellations located throughout California.  TPW has put its stamp on creating interesting and premium wine blends that are thought provokin...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 
 
wokstar-header-new-2

Eleanor Hoh, The Wok Star To Host Chinese New Year Lunch at Hakkasan Miami

KUNG HEI FAT CHOY  translated means Congratulations and best wishes for a prosperous New Year. February 19th is the first day of the Chinese New Year; 2015 is the year of the sheep, or goat or ram as the Chinese character is t...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 

 
James Beard Foundation

2015 James Beard Award Restaurant and Chef Semifinalists Named

The semifinalists for the James Beard Foundation awards were announced today with only two recognitions for South Florida plus eight nods from other areas in Florida. The JBF Awards are the highest honor for food and beverage p...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 
 
Collaborative Kitchen 2015

The Dinner. Delray Beach’s Garlic Fest Collaborative Kitchen

Delray Beach is steadily emerging as a culinary destination for South Florida food enthusiasts. Delray’s long-time restaurants, 32 East, 50 Ocean, Da Da, and Luna Rosa have set a culinary standard over the years for creativ...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 



0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

CAPTCHA Image

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>