Cooper’s Hawk, the terrific new restaurant and wine bar in The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., is serving one of the area’s better Happy Hours – Monday through Friday, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The tapas-style tasting menu focuses on international flavors, including Over-the-Border Egg Rolls stuffed with Southwest chicken, corn, black beans, cilantro, and cheese, and accompanied by three dipping sauces; House-Made Meatballs with a rich tomato sauce, burrata dolce, basil, EVOO, and grilled polenta crostini; and the award-winning Asian BBQ Pork Belly Tostadas (my favorite) with scallions, sesame seeds, cilantro, radish, and sweet chili barbecue sauce.
Other options include Roasted Vegetable & Goat Cheese topped with fresh mozzarella, roasted grape tomatoes, pesto, basil, and balsamic glaze; Carne Asada featuring sliced skirt steak, pesto, mozzarella, onion, cilantro, and roasted chili sauce; and the Italian Sausage & Whipped Ricotta loaded with giardiniera, pesto, mozzarella, and grated Parmesan.
Cooper’s Hawk, which partners with the world’s finest grape growers to craft its award-winning wine collection, offers guests a trove of wines by the glass; wine-centric cocktails; and hand-mixed craft cocktails.
Feeling adventurous? Try the decadent Harvest Peach Collins with Slaughter House whiskey, white peach, lemon, and mint; Dana’s Pineappletini, infused with Svedka vodka, Malibu rum, pineapple juice, and sparkling wine.
Photo credits: Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants