New menus lure the locals out with inventive dishes and cool cocktails. As winter approaches, reservations are required—it’s really the “in” season now. Here are some of our go-to seasonal stops.
Todd's By Todd English
Todd’s by Todd English in West Palm Beach offers an enhanced prix fixe dinner menu boasting a variety of new offerings. The three-course dinner includes an appetizer and entree, followed by a personal dessert platter. As for the chef’s recommendation: “On a sultry fall day, I recommend trying the Blutyme cocktails. It’s a mixture of vodka, thyme, blueberry and ginger beer.” 2119 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, 561.227.351
Find a sunny state of mind weekdays at 1000 NORTH in Jupiter for The Social Hour. This menu offers special pricing on draft beer, wine, cocktails and select liquor. Additionally, “there are low-pressure entrees and snackable bites on the menu,” says chef Lee Morris. “And, of course, our Key lime nestled in a buttery graham cracker cocoon and accented with toasted coconut meringue, graham cracker gelato and passion fruit is the perfect ending!” 1000 US-1, Jupiter, 561.570.1000, 1000north.com
“Our menu ushers in the use of a ingredients we typically don’t use as much during other seasons: basil, more tomatoes, citrus and seafood,” says chef and co-owner John Kent. “Hearty dishes like our Spanish octopus appetizer and grilled prime skirt steak with salsa verde are big hits. We also sell a lot of poke from the raw bar at Cucina. We will be hosting our monthly Kiss Me Party, which has special menu items like fresh crab-stuffed grilled lobster and veal cheek risotto with summer truffles.” 257 Royal Poinciana Way, 561.855.7799, cucinapalmbeach.com
“We are doing a big happy hour menu, bigger than in years past. Some of our most popular dishes like the carbonara pasta, spinach ravioli, veal mushroom ravioli and truffle pasta make the cut,” says Jose Gonzalez, general manager. “For lighter fare, turn to our organic salads and martinis with seasonal fruits.” 313 Worth Ave., 561.835.1600, bice-palmbeach.com