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South Florida — By klynch on May 19, 2010 at 3:41 pm
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Hot Happenings: Week of May 18

The weekend gets tasty again with a collection of sumptuous food and wine events that will have you calling for more. From Delray Beach transforming to a chic and trendy South Beach environment to Bourbon Steak launching their market menu, get ready to sit back, relax and indulge in some gourmet treats.

Duck Fat Fries at Bourbon Steak

Friday, May 21: Downtown Delray Beach transforms into a magnificent outdoor lounge this Friday to benefit the Nat King Cole Foundation with Chillounge Night. The event will be decorated with outdoor lounge furniture to transform Delray Beach into a South Beach-style environment, and now it’s just time to mix and mingle. The event costs $15 in advance, $20 at the gate (and a limited number of $75 VIP tickets are available). Entrance will include access to food vendors/cash bars, a samba parade, a Shy Figaro runway fashion show, a Cleopatra parade on chic daybeds and a tango/gypsy dance performance. The event will take place from 6:30-11:30 p.m. at Old School Square in Delray Beach. (map)

Friday, May 21: Top 5 @ 5 at Whole Foods Market in Aventura. Enjoy a free sampling of the top 5 wines for the weekend at Whole Foods. Stop by the wine department to receive your complimentary wine glass and sample up to 5 carefully selected wines. Limit 1 glass per person and only while supplies last. This event will take place from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. only at the Aventura location, 21105 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura. 305.933.1543 (map)

Crown’s monthly wine tastings will take place this weekend. Guest can sample over 50 wines & spirits for only $15, plus go home with their very own wine glass. In addition, attendees will receive 20% off the purchase of any of the featured items that night. Tastings take place from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and will take place on Saturday, May 22, at the Pinecrest/Miami location – 13611 S Dixie Hwy (map) and at the Pompano Beach location – 1320 N Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach. 954.941.2608 (map)

Bourbon Steak just launched their  three-course Chef’s Market menu for this summer. This $49 3-course dinner menu is available from now through July 31 between Monday and Saturday, and includes seasonal creations by Executive Chef Gabriel Fenton. Highlights include appetizers like a spring asparagus soup with a poached farm egg, Meyer lemon and crispy prosciutto and hamachi sashimi served over a spicy Thai green papaya salad. For main entrees, you can select between a few sumptuous entrees like the Alaskan halibut accompanied by a fava bean puree, sautéed pea tendrils and sweet corn or a grilled chicken breast with a leg confit and sherry vinaigrette, among others. For dessert, get ready to tantalize your taste buds with a changing and decadent dessert menu. BOURBON STEAK is located in the Fairmont Turnberry Isle; 19999 West Country Club Drive, Aventura (786) 279-6600 (map)

Photo from personal collection.

Related places:
  1. A
    Old School Square Cultural Art Center
    51 North Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, FL
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  2. B
    Whole Foods Market - Aventura
    21105 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura, FL
    View Details and Book
  3. C
    Crown Wine & Spirits #80
    13611 South Dixie Highway, Miami, FL
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  4. D
    Crown Wine & Spirits #7
    1320 North Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL
    View Details and Book
  5. E
    Bourbon Steak
    19999 West Country Club Drive, Aventura, FL
    View Details and Book

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