Summer Specials at Cafe Boulud
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All summer long, diners can enjoy a three-course menu for just $35. It's not skimpy either. Start with the house-made charcuterie with artisenal mustard, soup inspired by the freshest ingredients at market that day, or a mesclun salad with shaved fennel and black olives. For your main, tuck into Florida red snapper bouillabaisse-style (bouludabaisse?), mushroom bolognese with fresh pappardelle, or sinful-sounding grilled skirt steak with fried yucca and chimichurri. After a dessert of flourless chocolate cake, chocolate and pistachio profiteroles, vanilla-mango vacherin, or a seasonal fruit strudel, you'll require personal transport to come back down to Earth.
The three-course dinner menu is offered daily, but Boulud doesn't stop there. On Tuesdays, Bell and company are doing $10 tapas plates with $6 glasses of red or white sangria ($18 by the carafe). On Wendesdays, pastry chef Matthew Petersen stops tableside to prepare old-school flaming desserts for $10 a pop -- think Rainbow Room in the tropics. On Friday nights, Boulud ups the ante on bar food in the lounge with a specialty beer selection. And Sundays aren't just that other weekend day anymore, not when a three-course brunch clocks in at $25 and you can pony up to $12 bottomless bloody marys or mimosas. Bottomless? Sounds a little dangerous, Daniel.
301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach