Daniel Boulud Goes Mediterranean in Palm Beach


Last year, iconic chef Daniel Boulud opened Boulud Sud as a tribute to the flavors of the Mediterranean, from the Côte d’Azur and Spain through to North Africa and Turkey. Critics raved about the New York menu, featuring such authentic plates as the sardine escabeche, octopus a la plancha, lamb kibbeh with swiss chard, squid, and grapefruit givré. Now, South Floridians can get a summertime taste as Boulud Sud is operating a limited pop-up edition in Palm Beach’s tony Brazilian Court hotel (where Café Boulud also resides). Med-inspired cocktails—the Costa Brava, for instance, featuring tequila blanco, fresh melon and cilantro, or the Provençal, a masterful blend of lavender-infused gin, Cointreau and vermouth—transport tipplers, making them forget the Atlantic is mere feet away. And after all that indulging, why not stay at the exquisite Brazilian Court Hotel itself, a 1926 gem that in the past few years has gained a magical makeover? A dine-and-luxuriate package is now being offered.