As we round out these last few months of 2019, I find myself overwhelmed with gratitude. Our family of food-lovers continues to grow as we have branched out to several new cities in the US as well as a couple of cites in Europe. I want to personally thank you for taking time to read our newsletter, and for being a valued Savor Our City supporter. You will see in this newsletter our exciting new format with a few new sections we hope you will enjoy.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful month of November and a very Happy Thanksgiving!
OUT & ABOUT
Where We Have Been & What We Tasted
Another year and another delicious outing at Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar, in Delray Beach. This month highlighted the launch of their new seasonal menu and introduced some brand new menu items spearheaded by their new Executive Chef Amit Jain.
We fell in love with the bountiful new menu at Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar. This menu follows seasonal changes and features an assortment of seasonal dishes including new additions such as Vegan/Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Farm-To-Table Dishes, refreshing cocktails and over 40 wines available by the glass throughout the fall season.
The wait is finally over – South Florida’s favorite food, wine, sports and entertainment event is making its return Saturday, November 9! Tickets are now on sale for the 10th AnnualWalgreens Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Music Festival,featuring the highly anticipated grilling competition that pairs NFL legends with the best chefs in South Florida. Grab your tickets today!www.gridirongrilloff.com
20% OFF ADMISSION FOR ALL / Additional 20% off for Service members
ARTECHOUSE Miami, whose mission is to inspire, educate, and empower the creation of new, experiential and exploratory art forms, will be offering 20% off admission for all guests from Friday, November 8 through Monday, November 11. All active duty military personnel, first responders and veterans will receive an additional 20% off ARTECHOUSE’s military admission. Visitors can take advantage of this deal and check out ARTECHOUSE Miami’s newest exhibition Infinite Space by Refik Anadol. This exhibition explores memories and dreams through the mind of a machine and features the artist’s world-renowned immersive installation “Infinity Room,” which has been seen by more than two million people around the world. Tickets can be purchased here, use promo code VET19 at checkout.
Saturday, November 9 to Monday, November 11- Aventura
BARTACO – 20% OFF ALL FOOD FOR VETERANS
Bartaco, Aventura’s unique and fresh neighborhood dining destination, will be offering veterans 20% off all food items Saturday, November 9 through Monday, November 11. Inspired by the beach culture of Brazil, Uruguay and Southern California, bartaco presents diners with a broad palate of flavors with a focus on fresh and bold ingredients. Guests can enjoy signature dishes like theBaja Fish taco, Chicken chorizo bowl or theCrispy Brussels Sprouts taco.
Thursday, November 14 – Fort Lauderdale
American Wine Experience- HANGAR PARTY- Benefiting K9s For Warriors
HONOR OUR VETS, SAVE LIVES, ENJOY GREAT WINE
Limited tickets available due to FAA regulations
This hangar will be filled with hundreds of all-American medal-winning wines, great restaurants, party music, a giant raffle and the Consumer Challenge. PLUS The Cork Pull, featuring several wines valued at over $100. Please join us for this awesome event. Wine, Food, Music, Auctions to benefit an incredible organization. Taste dozens and dozens of world class American wines- you’ll grab a glass, and try everything from Chardonnay to Syrah, Cabernet to Albarino, Roussanne to Zinfandel! Blends, single varietals. Wines from California, Ohio, Washington, New York, Michigan, Virginia, Oregon, and more! As a bonus, there will even be an International Rose wine table.
Visiting wineries include: Meredith from DAOU; Cindy from Kestrel; Michael from Hagafen… and who else.. we shall see!
Our Chinese Raffle will benefit K9s For Warriors a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing service canines to our warriors suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, and/or Military Sexual Trauma as a result of military service post-9/11. Their goal is to empower them to return to civilian life with dignity and independence. They are the nation’s largest provider of service dogs for disabled American veterans.
K9s For Warriors is a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization.
Tropic Ocean Airways Hangar
1430 SW 41st Ct.
EVERY SATURDAY IN NOVEMBER
Boca Raton GreenMarket
It’s here…the season’s opening of the Boca Raton GreenMarket! Saturday, November 7, 9am to 1pm at Boca Raton City Hall north parking lot, 201 W Palmetto Pk Rd. Over 40 vendors with your every food and plant need. Bring along the family pup and enjoy music as you shop! It’s the 23rd year for the market!!! See you there! The Boca Raton GreenMarket will continue to open each Saturday (except Dec 28) until May 9, 2020.
Sun, Nov 17
Mexico In A Bottle
Mexico in a Bottle returns for its sixth year of celebrating all things agave! Join us November 17th at Public Works as we pay homage to mezcal, the embodiment of Mexico.
Mexico in a Bottle has evolved to showcase the growing craft beverage scene in Mexico. No longer just an agave driven movement, we now see rum, whiskey, liqueurs and bitters making their way into the market. The story of mezcal and these other elixirs isn’t just about alcohol, each bottle contains a piece of Mexican culture, and is a living link to history, tradition, art, and music – life and death all in a bottle.
Fall Holiday CHOCOLATE SALON
DO YOU LOVE CHOCOLATE?
Discover, taste and savor the finest in artisan, gourmet and premium chocolates & confections for the Season and the Holidays at the FALL HOLIDAY CHOCOLATE SALON
NEW ENGLAND EVENTS
Friday & Saturday November 15-16
Boston Beer and BBQ Fest
Boston Beer & BBQ is back for it’s 5th year! This fest is a guaranteed sellout so be sure to get your tickets early. 25 New England craft brewers and cideries along with 7 local BBQ joints. How can this be anything but great?!
November 22nd – 24th
America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration
At the birthplace of Thanksgiving, Plymouth, Massachusetts, on the weekend before Thanksgiving, the celebration of Thanksgiving becomes history brought to life as Pilgrims, Native Americans, soldiers, patriots and pioneers proudly climb out of the history books and onto the streets of Plymouth. The festivities include historical reenactments, patriotic concerts, vintage cars and a food festival with the area’s best chowders, soups and desserts. The unique Thanksgiving Day parade offers spectacularly creative floats, individually produced by local craftsmen.
Seasonal & Regional Delights To Make In Your Own Kitchen
Cut cauliflower in small florets and Brussels sprouts in halves (both should have similar sizes to cook evenly). Spread on an oven tray. Add peeled garlic cloves and drizzle with oil.
Roast in the oven for 25-30 mins until golden and cooked.
When the vegetables are done, heat 2 Tbsp of olive oil in a large pan. Add finely chopped onion and cook under medium heat until soft. Add roasted vegetables, rosemary, vegetable stock and water. Bring to the boil, then cook covered under medium heat from 20 mins.
When done, whizz the soup to desired consistency, adding more vegetable stock or water if necessary. Season to taste, with lemon juice.
Servings : 6
Ready in : 50 Minutes
Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour
Meet the best whiskey sour recipe—it’s full of bourbon and fresh lemon, sweetened with maple syrup and includes a hint of cinnamon (spice is optional). Feel free to multiply the amounts given below by up to four, if you’d like to make a bigger batch in your cocktail shaker all at once.
1 ½ ounces (3 tablespoons) of bourbon of your choice
1 ounce (2 tablespoons) fresh lemon juice
2 to 4 teaspoons maple syrup, to taste (I like 3 teaspoons, which is the equivalent of ½ ounce or 1 tablespoon)
Pinch of ground cinnamon, optional
Fill a cocktail shaker or mason jar about two-thirds full with ice. Pour in the bourbon, lemon juice, maple syrup and a pinch of ground cinnamon. Securely fasten the lid and shake well.
Pour fresh ice into your cocktail glass and strain the cold whiskey sour mixture into the glass. Enjoy!
This decadent starter/appetizer will not only satisfy every one of your sweet/salty/savory desires, it will also double as a desert. Chef Dan Newman of Over the Bridlge Café in Delray Beachbrings you Sticky Bun; a fresh baked cinnamon bun made with a sticky maple glaze, candied pecans, sundried raisins and smoked bacon. You can add white chocolate, Nutella or chocolate drizzle to take it completely over the edge.
Over The Bridge Caféis open seven days a week serving breakfast, lunch, and happy hour. The menu spans from traditional favorites like the ‘All American Breakfast’, all the way to creative house specialties like the ‘Mushroom Breakfast Flatbread’.
The comfortable, familiar energy at Over the Bridge Café is no coincidence- this restaurant is truly a family affair. You are certain to enjoy the quaint, open air dining room and good vibes!
TIPS FROM THE CHEF
Culinary Advice From Those Who Know
Executive Chef Emerson Frisbie relocated to West Palm Beach, Florida and joined the culinary team at Emko in 2015. Chef Emerson arrived here following a stint as Sous Chef at Arethusa Al Tavolo in Bantam, Connecticut, where they owned their own dairy farm and produced their own milk, butter, artisanal cheeses and ice creams. Prior to that, Chef Emerson was at the Community Table in Washington, Connecticut, where he developed a knowledge and passion for locally sourced as well as foraged ingredients. Chef Emerson has staged throughout the best kitchens in South Florida from Stubborn Seed to Brava and Buccan. He also did a serious of pop ups around Palm Beach County and worked for Chef Tyler Anderson (Top Chef Season 15 alumni and owner of the James Beard Nominated Millwright’s in Connecticut) during his appearance at South Beach Food and Wine this year.
Chef Emerson received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Connecticut in American Studies but returned to the kitchen to pursue his love of the culinary arts. After working for several extremely talented and celebrated chefs, Emerson has happily accepted the role of Executive Chef at The Butcher Shop in West Palm Beach Florida. He showcases his culinary prowess through reinventing street food favorites as well as creating an array of dishes which aim to be visually stimulating and a gustatory delight.
Since 2017, The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill is one of the hottest new spots in West Palm Beach. Located in a historic building which used to be an old airplane hanger (how cool is that?!), the space can be easily used for your next private event! The Butcher Shop West Palm Beach is located just off of Flagler Drive on 6thstreet with convenient on-street parking for you and your guests.You can also find them in Wynwood in Downtown Miami.
A Subtle Interplay of Food Related Words
EAT YOUR CONFETTI!!
Would You Like A Side of Confetti With Your Confetti?!
In Italy they don’t throw confetti at parades and celebrations, they EAT THEM! Yes, you read that correctly! Actually, confetti in Italian are almonds with a hard sugar coating eaten usually at wedding ceremonies. It’s far too expensive and dangerous to throw them!
In the old italian tradition the five almonds represent a special meaning, wishing your Children, Happiness, Health, Longevity and Wealth.
In the Greek tradition are called “koufetta” served on a silver tray is a odd number symbolizing how the newlyweds will share everything and remain undivided. For each occasion, there is a different color of confetti. White for Weddings, Communions and Confirmation, Baby Blue and Pink for Christenings, Red for Graduation, Green for Engagements, Multi Colors for Birthdays.
You have probably heard these confections also referred to as Jordan almonds which are thought to have originated in ancient Rome, where honey-covered almonds were introduced by a Roman baker and confectioner named Julius Dragatus. His confections were called dragati and were served by nobility at weddings and births. When sugar became more readily available in the 15th century, the nuts were coated in sugar instead.
The term Jordan is most likely a corrupted version of the French word jardin, meaning “garden”, hence, a cultivated rather than wild almond.
FROM “ME” TO “WE”
Bringing People Together The Savory Way
FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD!
Your company’s culture is one of its biggest differentiators and the holiday party is the perfect time to put your money where your “cultural” mouth is. Even employees who tend to skip out on other social events are likely to attend the holiday party.
There is no secret that office holiday parties boost morale and strengthen teamwork. With winter festivities around the corner, it’s important to consider holiday party ideas that will get your employees in the spirit of the season and nothing does that better than FOOD!
SAVOR OUR CITY IN THE NEWS
Something To Talk About
VoyageMIA – November 7, 2019
MEET DENISE RIGHETTI OF
SAVOR OUR CITY
IN BOCA RATON
gToday we’d like to introduce you to Denise Righetti.
Denise, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. A second generation native South Floridian, I was born in Miami and as a young girl, I would go to visit my grandparents who lived in Miami Beach. Driving over the causeway to get there was always a thrill for me as I would get a chance to admire all the cruise ships lined up one after the other along the pier.