In yesterday’s blog, we told you about a USA Today story focused on “Valentine’s Day Ultra-Getaways.” And we shined the spotlight on a highly acclaimed romantic dining destination in one of the cities USA Today featured — Edinburgh.
Today, we turn our attention to another recommended destination: Miami. Where should one go for a romantic dinner in that area?
Café Boulud, which is at the heart of the historic Brazilian Court Hotel — steps from Worth Avenue and stretches of white sandy beach.
Since opening in 2003, the restaurant has become one of Palm Beach’s most coveted dining destinations, earning four stars in the Forbes Travel Guide, along with Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence.”
The lounge is a must for cocktails before dinner, and the terrace and private dining rooms are the places to be entertained in style, throw a lavish event or host a memorable wedding day. The French-American menu parallels that of Café Boulud New York, but with a touch of South Florida resort flavor.
The philosophy behind the wine list at Café Boulud is to offer the neighborhood and international clientele a broad selection of styles, regions and price ranges, while concentrating on wines that are very versatile. The list is greatly influenced by varietal character and the reflection of terroir in any given wine, meaning that the restaurant searches for wines that best represent the true flavors of the grapes from which they’re made and the regions where they’re grown.
While the focus on French and American wines reflects the main influences of the Café, the 400-selection list spans the globe with representation from all major wine regions. One of the challenges, and certainly one of the most enjoyable aspects, of the wine list at Café Boulud, is finding wines to match the dynamic and ever-changing menu, and servers are well trained to suggest both safe and imaginative bottlings.
- Café Boulud, The Brazilian Court, 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach, FL 33480.
Tomorrow: Buenos Aires.