Similar to “Miami Spice” week and Broward County’s restaurant sales in October, Palm Beach County is finally getting on board and starting its own countywide restaurant week, which will include approximately 50 restaurants, starting Sunday through June 9.
Restaurants from Boca Raton to Jupiter will take place in the event and offer three-course lunches for $20.12 and dinners for $30.12. Organized by Shamin Abas, president of a luxury public relations company in West Palm Beach and New York, the new Palm Beaches Restaurant Week only requires participating restaurants to pay as little as $250 to take part.
“I’ve been soaking in restaurant week in New York for years,” says Abas. “People literally plan their visits to the city to coincide with restaurant week and hundreds of restaurants are clamoring for participation. And that’s what we want Palm Beaches Restaurant Week to grow into.”
Thierry Beaud, who owns two restaurants (Pistache in West Palm Beach and PB Catch in Palm Beach) participating in the area’s first restaurant week said, “For us, what’s great is it allows us to meet new people. For instance, at Pistache, a lot of people might be intimidated that it’s a French restaurant and it’s upscale. But with the value menu, they might try us and maybe come back.”
Source: Sun Sentinel