Calling all food enthusiasts and art aficionados! Get ready to elevate your senses in The Palm Beaches, where your vacation or staycation becomes an extraordinary journey through Florida’s Cultural Capital. Immerse yourself in a culinary adventure as you indulge in the pinnacle of Sunshine State dining. Secure your spot, take your seat, and get ready to savor a delectable fusion of cultural wonders, perfectly paired with an array of exceptional restaurants. Prepare to be swept away by exquisitely delectable moments!
If you’re planning your vacation for this September, don’t miss out on Flavor Palm Beach, running from 9/1-9/30. Here’s a list of participating restaurants.
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum + Blackbird Modern Asian
Experience the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, where history and nature intertwine in a joyful embrace. Operated by the Loxahatchee River Historical Society, this waterfront gem invites you to explore 5,000 years of regional history. Climb the iconic 1860 lighthouse for panoramic views and immerse yourself in the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area. Let the past come alive as you wander through exhibits and bask in the beauty of National Conservation Lands. Unveil stories of old and make cherished memories at this enchanting destination.
Following your visit to Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, make sure to explore Blackbird Modern Asian for dinner, located just half a mile away. During September, they’re participating in Flavor Palm Beach, offering a $39 prix fixe menu. Savor items like crispy rice, ‘Blackbird Lo Mein,’ and delicious desserts as part of this special menu. An ideal way to top off your day of discovery.
Norton Museum of Art + Fern Kitchen & Wine Bar, West Palm Beach
Discover the joy of art exploration in The Palm Beaches with a visit to the vibrant Norton Museum of Art! Embark on an art-filled adventure by beginning your day early at this captivating destination. Immerse yourself in the museum’s expansive collection boasting an impressive 7,600 masterpieces spanning five distinct curatorial departments—European, American, Chinese, Contemporary, and photography. Before your excitement builds an appetite, relish in the myriad of special exhibitions on display. The museum promises an exhilarating start to your artsy journey, leaving you inspired and ready to conquer your dinner!
After the museum visit, don’t miss Fern Kitchen & Wine Bar for dinner! They offer a unique cattle ranch-to-table experience with Ranchers Reserve, raising Akaushi cattle humanely, and serving antibiotic and hormone-free. Indulge in perfect steak, steak tartare, trumpet mushrooms, and flavorful curry cobia for a true culinary delight. You can’t go wrong with anything on their menu.
Henry Morrison Flagler Museum + Buccan, Palm Beach
Embark on a journey through the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, committed to conserving Whitehall’s grandeur and its connections to Henry Morrison Flagler’s life—a crucial fragment of Florida’s history and America’s Gilded Age. Immerse in the legacy of Flagler, a pioneer who transformed Florida into a premier vacation destination and reshaped the business landscape.
After your visit to the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, if your exploration concludes around lunchtime, make sure to check out the Buccan Sandwich Shop. Indulge in James Beard Nominated Chef Clay Conley’s delectable hot and cold sandwiches, salads, chips, and signature chocolate chip cookies. If your explorations extend into the evening, consider Buccan for a memorable dinner. Delight in Clay Conley’s inventive American cuisine, crafted with the freshest ingredients from the finest sources. Experience Buccan’s warm and welcoming ambiance as you savor signature small plate, big flavor creations that showcase the essence of his culinary expertise.
Lake Worth Playhouse + Riggins Crabhouse, Lantana
Welcome to the enchanting world of Lake Worth Playhouse! Step into a bygone era of glamour and culture as you immerse yourself in this historic community theater. Nestled cozily in an intimate, art deco haven, the playhouse treats you to a delightful array of productions and even mesmerizing foreign films. Your ticket to a captivating experience awaits!
After taking in a performance at Lake Worth Playhouse, quench your cravings at Riggins Crabhouse. Indulge in Maryland-style Blue Crabs, meticulously beer-steamed with authentic J.O. Spice flavors. For an extra kick, try the garlic-style crabs simmered in fragrant oil and garlic. Always fresh, never frozen, these crabs deliver true Chesapeake taste that’s unforgettable. Discover the essence of Maryland’s culinary tradition at Riggins Crabhouse right here in Palm Beach County.
Spady Cultural Heritage Museum + Brulé Bistro, Delray Beach
Step into history at the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum! Visitors discover the heart of Black history through engaging exhibits and events. Nestled in a charming 1920s home and a quaint 1930s craftsman cottage, the museum is dedicated to preserving and sharing stories that shaped the nation. Guests can celebrate African descendants’ contributions, explore, learn, and connect with the past at the Spady Museum—where history comes alive.
After your visit to the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, make sure to check out Brule Bistro. Chef Suzanne Perrotto’s culinary expertise, born from a New York Trattoria upbringing, is now showcased in this casual yet chic Pineapple Grove neighborhood bistro. With a blend of traditional and seasonal ingredients, Brulé Bistro offers a taste of authentic American Italian cuisine, reflecting generations of culinary passion.
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens + The Sea Kitchen, Boca Raton
Step into a world of surprising connection at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. In the early 1900s, a group of Japanese pioneers established the Yamato Colony in South Florida, aiming to revolutionize agriculture. Though their dreams waned over time, their legacy lives on. Immerse yourself in meticulously crafted Japanese gardens and explore the intriguing history that binds two distant cultures. Morikami welcomes all to witness this harmonious blend of past and present.
Following visiting Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, don’t miss out on The Sea Kitchen, just across the street. Indulge in authentic Southeast Asian cuisine, including wok dishes, sushi, and Omakase, amidst an upscale setting. Their standout offerings include Peking duck pancake, hand-wrapped dumplings, filet mignon massaman, and a delightful Omakase sushi experience with seven premium nigiri pieces.
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Avyana Chapman is a South Florida native born in Boca Raton. With degrees from Florida Atlantic University and Lynn University, she excels in tech writing. Avyana manages the Instagram food blog @Goodeatsonlyyy and undertakes freelance writing projects, showcasing her diverse talents.