This year's Palm Beaches Restaurant Month, which runs from August 1 to August 31, will offer more than just meals and great deals at over 130 participating restaurants.
The expanded culinary celebration will begin on August 2 at PGA National Resort with a Friends of James Beard Foundation Benefit, showcasing the talent of two of the region's celebrity chefs and James Beard Award semifinalists, Chef Jeremy Ford and Chef Lindsay Autry.
Discover The Palm Beaches, Palm Beach County's tourism marketing organization is also taking the festivities on the road, with a custom retro airstream trailer set to appear at several hotspots throughout the destination and in regional drive markets such as Miami.
"It's exciting to see how participation in this event has expanded from Restaurant Week last year as we showcase the thriving dining scene once again," said Jorge Pesquera, CEO of Discover The Palm Beaches. "We invite locals and visitors to take advantage of The Palm Beaches Restaurant Month's deals, discounts, and prix fixe menus and dine at your favorite restaurants or establishments you've been waiting to try throughout our 39 towns and cities that comprise Palm Beach County."
The Palm Beaches' culinary scene caters to all tastes and budgets. Foodies can savor everything from fresh seafood at a casual waterfront restaurant to fine-dining steakhouses and authentic fare representative of the community's diversity during The Palm Beaches Restaurant Month.
Those looking for a one-of-a-kind dining experience can already buy tickets to the Palm Beaches Restaurant Month Friends of James Beard Benefit at PGA National Resort. Attendees will enjoy a great evening with a cocktail hour, a multi-course meal, and dessert prepared by Chef Jeremy Ford and Chef Lindsay Autry for one night only. Chef Jeremy Ford is the executive chef and partner at The Butcher's Club at PGA National Resort. He won Bravo's Top Chef season 13. Ford recently received a Michelin star and a James Beard Award nomination for his work at Stubborn Seed in Miami. Chef Lindsay Autry was a Top Chef finalist and a three-time James Beard Award nominee for "Best Chef: South" at her beloved restaurant, The Regional, and she has now opened her newest outpost, Honeybelle, at PGA National Resort.
Pesquera adds, "We're looking forward to highlighting two of our celebrity chefs, who have earned prestigious accolades, during this special event, all for a great cause. All the proceeds will support The Friends of James Beard Foundation as well as Feeding South Florida. Bon Appetit!"
A mobile-friendly passport and vacation giveaway is new for 2022 during The Palm Beaches Restaurant Month and will be available beginning July 25. Diners can sign up for the free digital passport at PalmBeachesDining.com to access the significant savings available throughout Palm Beach County during The Palm Beaches Restaurant Month. Guests who dine at participating locations during the month-long promotion can also geo-check in using their passports. Those who visit four or more locations during August are automatically entered into The Palm Beaches Restaurant Month Vacation Giveaway. Two grand prize winners will receive a fantastic vacation package in The Palm Beaches on September 1, 2022, including a stay at the Hilton West Palm Beach, a sunset catamaran tour courtesy of Visit Palm Beach, and a gift certificate to dine at Proper Grit, a contemporary southern-inspired chophouse.
In addition to specialty culinary offerings, specialty cocktails will be available to showcase the destination's mixologists' talent. Those looking for a lively libation while dining should order the Palm Beach Breeze, the official cocktail of The Palm Beaches Restaurant Month, designed by Goslings Rum, the exclusive spirits sponsor, and available at several dining establishments. In addition, Discover The Palm Beaches will launch a custom Palm Beaches-themed mobile airstream trailer that will appear in various South Florida locations. Passers-by can stop by the airstream for photo opportunities, menu sampling, dining reservations, and the chance to win gift cards and prizes.
Several other food-related events, such as Bon Appetit Boca, Flavor Palm Beach, and Downtown Delray Beach Restaurant Month, will take place throughout the county in conjunction with The Palm Beaches Restaurant Month.
Visit the website for more information and updates leading up to The Palm Beaches Restaurant Month. Visitors can search participating restaurants and menus by cuisine type. Tickets are not required for the delicious weeks of reduced dining, but reservations are strongly advised.
Photography by: Courtesy Discover The Palm Beaches