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Dining in Palm Beach: Butcher Block Blends Farm to Table with Steakhouse Classics

Boca-Raton-Restaurants-butcher-block-grill-snapperHidden within the unassuming shops of The Fountains in Boca Raton, a new gem of a restaurant has emerged from Chef Joshua Hedquist and managing partner Mike Zikri, formerly of Todd English’s De Campo Oesteria and the Max Group.  The Butcher Block Grill offers a unique steak and seafood concept, bringing the best of the new wave of local farm to table dining to the steakhouse crowd with a touch of Mediterranean flavor to widen the appeal to foodies as well.

This 145-seat, 4,000-square-foot restaurant, features a chic interior dining room that opens up onto a covered outdoor patio overlooking the Fountain Center’s lovely, piazza-style fountains.

On a recent visit, I had the opportunity to taste an array of dishes beginning with a super lump crab cake large enough for two to split, and a carpaccio platter made with tender, fresh beef from Creekstone Farm and served with local arugula, 2 yr aged parmesan, and garlic herb aioli.

For my entree, I ordered a filet mignon served with butcher butter, red wine demi and hand-cut malt vinegar steak fries, it was perfectly seasoned, and cooked just to my liking. Also on the menu is a Veal Tomahawk Chop plated with grilled asparagus, roasted garlic asiago mashed potatoes, onion rings, and finished with a Saltimbocca sauce, as well as fresh caught Local Snapper with a sweet corn & heirloom bean succatash, crispy asparagus, corn nage & saffron oil.

For dessert, don’t leave without trying Butcher Block’s creamy stuffed Creme Brûlée, with a hidden stash of fresh berries served in a pie crust, or the signature fresh goat cheese cheesecake with spiced pistachio crust.

The Butcher Block Grill opens officially on September 13, and will be open for lunch Sunday-Saturday from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and for dinner Sunday-Thursday from 5-10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 5-11:00 p.m.

Butcher Block Grill is located within The Fountains Center at 7000 West Camino Real Rd. in Boca Raton, FL.

For reservations call: 561-409-3035

http://butcherblockgrill.com

 


Zippy Sandler

Zipporah, AKA Zippy is a lifestyle, food and travel specialist who's lived everywhere from Providence to Paris, and now finds herself in South Florida. Having owned two highly successful North East restaurants, she has a keen eye for both great food, and great customer service. Her website, Champagne Living™, shows readers how to bring back the art of joie de vivre and live the life you always imagined. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook and watch her cooking videos on Google+. If you'd like your brand, event, or business considered for an editorial or upcoming feature on Crave Local, please contact us.

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