Bocce Wine Bar & Tapas Bringing Modern American Fare to West Palm Beach

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South Florida is full of transplants.

If we had to guess, we'd say one percent of the population was actually born here. (Also, did you know that 84% of statistics are made up on the spot? True story.)

Quite frankly: we think it's a good thing.

For one thing, the different influences have a positive impact on the diversity of food -- and we don't just mean international cuisine.

On March 8, one of the pioneers of the new Providence, Rhode Island restaurant scene (which is known for being top notch), Bob Higginbotham, is opening a new concept in West Palm Beach.

Bocce Wine Bar & Tapas is bringing modern American fare, craft beer, artisanal cocktails, and boutique wines to the western edge of West Palm.

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The concept will focus on small plates and tapas with locally sourced products and a heavy rustic Italian influence.

In addition to an onsite garden, it will feature produce from local purveyors, such as Swank Farms, Kai Kai Farms, Farriss Farms, and Miss V's Organics.

"We're going to do something different out here," says Higginbotham. "Something that the area's not accustomed to. We want to do a modern take on classics; we're going to constantly evolve."

Chef Wade Owens, a Columbia University grad, with double major in english and creative writing, is heading the kitchen.

Location Info

Bocce Wine Bar & Tapas

1760 N Jog Rd #180, West Palm Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

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