Savor-the-Avenue is an exciting annual foodie event. The main street of trendy Delray gets closed for about a mile while 1000 people dine al fresco on one never-ending table. But, although it’s one long communal table, each restaurant decorates their section and vies for the ‘best table’ award.
The participating restaurants are all good (more than) so it’s hard to choose. Our selection is generally based on a combination of menu and price. This year we dined at Linda Bean’s Perfect Maine Lobster. It was their first year participating (and our third).
They did a great job on the creation of the menu and the execution and service. Each dish was outstanding with many levels of flavor and texture. (Cost $70 +tax+tip.)
Stuffed squash blossoms with smoked mussels, sweet corn and Swiss chard
Vegetable flatbread with goat cheese, roasted sweet potato, grilled onions & oven-crisped kale on toasted naan
Lobster risotto with vanilla butter; 2 poached lobster tails atop creamy mushroom & asparagus risotto
Warm blueberry crisp topped with chocolate granola, served with a side of sweet bay laurel ice cream
And, of course, there were drinks: a woodsy welcome Sangria, a sparkling citrusy wine for the toast, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and a Cabernet to finish up. All of which very nicely paired with the courses.
They also surprised us with a delicious crab and avocado crostini when we picked up our welcome cocktail.
And, there’s more to see! Check out some scenes as the night progressed.