September is quickly becoming a culinary delight, with foodie events and specials spread throughout. Here’s a look at what’s happening on the Palm Beach food scene this month.
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Summer Shack’s Southern Feast
PB Catch’s coastal-themed Summer Shack pop-up restaurant will be taking its cues from the Bayou on Friday, September 19 for a Louisiana Seafood Boil. Each month, the seaside-inspired lounge takes on a new theme for a special feast. September’s ode to The Big Easy will include some authentic N’Awlins classics, like jambalaya and crayfish étouffée, Old South pralines, celebrated Southern cocktails (Hurricanes anyone?), and live jazz to give the Palm Beach eatery a trace of the Treme.
- The Southern festivities begin at 5 p.m. For more information, call 561-655-5558, or visit pbcatch.com.
Flavor Palm Beach returns, enlivening foodies’ palates from Tequesta to Boca throughout September.
Part sightseeing, part culinary excursion, West Palm Beach Food Tours takes hikers on a flavorful exploration of the city.
Interested in a raw diet but not sure where to begin? Perhaps you’re a proponent but are having trouble easing your friends and family in on the healthy kick. Have no fear Mounts Botanical Garden is here. On Sunday, September 20, Mounts will welcome living food chef Nina Kauder for Rawsome Eats for a cooking demonstration showcasing raw dishes. A Culinary Institute of America trained chef who made a career in corporate kitchens, Kauder is now an ambassador for Living Foods, promoting sustainable, local, and green lifestyle practices through lectures, and cooking demonstrations and classes, showcasing some tasty, plant-based dishes for the veggie-based and omnivores alike.
On September 20, Kauder will give raw chefs some holiday inspiration with a pre-Thanksgiving demonstration. Get some inspiration on what to make for that family get-together and surprise their taste buds with a seasonal, locally sourced, raw and vegan dish.
- Tickets for Mounts’ Rawsome Eats cost $40 ($30 for members). The “cooking” runs from 9-11 a.m. and registration is required. Click here to signup.
Hungry? Dig into the Temple Orange’s Summer Seafood Boil at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, a Palm Beach tradition in the making.
Sixteen area chefs battle it out, Iron Chef-style, for a chance to wear the Maestro del Mar hat.
Food Truck Fun
The 411: Found in the amphitheater’s parking lot every second and fourth Thursdays each month this summer before returning to its weekly schedule this fall, this Food Truck Invasion offers a variety of cuisine options from more than 20 food trucks. From a hard-shell taco to a steamy lobster roll, there will be a myriad of menus to choose from. Throw in some tunes with a free concert and this parking lot becomes a party lot.
- Admission is free. For more information, visit foodtruckinvasion.com/food-truck-invasion-wellington-amphitheater-2.
- When: Thursday, September 24 from 5-9:30 p.m.
- Where: Wellington Amphitheater, 12300 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington
A taco smorgasbord from BC Tacos
Royal Palm Beach Commons Park
The 411: What’s better than dinner and a show? While choosing from more than 20 gourmet food trucks and several different cuisine styles from Italian to Hispanic, visitors can lay a blanket down and watch a movie on select nights. Royal Palm Beach locals can catch this on the last Friday each month this summer.
- Admission is free. For more information, visit foodtruckinvasion.com.
- When: Friday, September 25 from 5-9:30 p.m.
- Where: Royal Palm Beach Commons Park, 11600 Poinciana Blvd., Royal Palm Beach
In this episode of The Scene, we take a look at some of Palm Beach’s summer pop-up restaurants.