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Pray for rain at Basque in West Palm Beach

The rainy season will soon invade South Florida, so with that in mind, Basque, one of the hottest new restaurants in West Palm Beach, has started “When it Rains, We Pour” featuring half price tapas and drinks until the rain stops.

“We don’t shut down for rain. We party,’’ said Basque owner Manny Bornia.

In addition, Basque has Happy Hour on Wednesday through Friday from 5-7 p.m. which includes half off beer, sangria, frozen drinks and specialty cocktails

Basque opened this past in March at Hotel Biba in West Palm Beach’s El Cid neighborhood. Basque is a joint venture between Hotel Biba and Collab Hospitality, as part of an effort to reestablish the historic boutique hotel as a destination for both locals and out-of-towners. The hospitality team at Basque is headed by Chef Miguel Angel Rebolledo, former Executive Chef for Jose Andres, and includes former Buccan Group General Manager Ryan Zemel and Havana Restaurant General Manager Ricky Hussey.

Chef Miguel Angel Rebolledo,

Chef Rebolledo, who mastered his culinary skills at Spain’s most famous restaurant, El Bulli, won “Best Taste of Coral Gables” three consecutive years; “Best Paella in Miami” two consecutive years; and “Best Croqueta in Miami” in 2016.

Basque serves Spanish tapas, entrees and paella from a sleek 22-foot mobile kitchen. The restaurant features both indoor and outdoor seating, most of which is located in a 4,000 square foot courtyard with a retractable cover, spectacular lighting, beautiful landscaping and custom misters, which will cool the space by up to 20 degrees during the summer.

The full bar offers an innovative, hand-crafted cocktail program, red, white and rosé sangria, a reasonably priced, approachable Spanish wine list, and frozen cocktails.  Basque is the exclusive Palm Beach County purveyor of Spain’s Estrella beer.

Basque serves dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.  Brunch is served on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Photos: The Buzz Agency

 

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