It’s only natural to want to be outdoors in South Florida, which is why the PGA National Resort & Spa (561-627-4852) in Palm Beach Gardens has transformed its expansive lobby terrace into iDeck, an alfresco evening lounge. Overlooking the resort’s glowing pool, the 2,000-square-foot space is outfitted with a mix of high tables and lounge seating, all warmed by sleek fire pits and curvy heating lamps that resemble oversized table lamps.
Guests are treated to chef Sean McKee’s menu items from the resort’s iBar and Ironwood Steak & Seafood, which include savory dishes like lump crab cake with a pickled shallot, tomato and cilantro salad, and avocado crema; red snapper with quinoa; and the delectable Mortal Sin dessert, the classic guilty pleasure of a deep-dish brownie with vanilla ice cream. Whether venturing to iDeck for a steak dinner or just a cocktail, the experience is enjoyed only under the stars: The lounge opens at 5 p.m. and closes at 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and at 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Food & Beverage photos by Gyorgy Papp