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Cupid’s Bow finds it marks in Palm Beach County

Looking to spend Valentine’s Day at one of Palm Beach County’s more dynamic restaurants?

Here are a couple of my favorites:

1000 North (Jupiter)

Photo: CJ Walker

Perhaps the most talked-about new restaurant of the past year, 1000 North is offering a Valentine’s Day menu that includes three courses plus a Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Rosé Champagne split for $225 per couple ($175 without champagne). Guests can also choose from a limited menu.

 

http://1000NORTH.com

A closer look:

White Asparagus Velouté
butter-poached Alaskan king crab, fines herbes cream, ficelle toast
or
A Salad of Hearts
marinated long-stem artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, celery hearts, avocado, and heirloom tomato, with Meyer lemon vinaigrette

Surf & Turf Dinner for Two
Prime Beef Tenderloin and Butter-Poached Lobster Tail
sliced tenderloin atop shoestring potatoes, topped with porcini mushroom glaze
1-pound lobster tail over wilted spinach and a passion fruit beurre blanc

Dessert for Two
Berry in Love
Coconut-vanilla mousse, strawberry compote, and pound cake pillow
coconut powder and strawberry meringue

Maven (Palm Beach)

Located in the heart of trendy Palm Beach, Maven will offer a four-course meal for $89 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.

A closer look:

Amuse:
Lobster bisque

First Course:

Photo: Maven

Four chilled Kumamoto oysters on the half shell
with watermelon-pomegranate salsa

or
Beet salad, hearts of palm, and young basil with mango-green
papaya vinaigrette
or
Beef tenderloin tartare, sunny-side up quail egg, and frisée
with black truffle vinaigrette

Second Course:
Lobster ravioli, ricotta, and English peas drizzled with lemon butter sauce
or
Roasted veal loin, twice-baked potato, and braised kale
with wild mushroom-brandy sauce
or
Pan-roasted local wahoo, baby turnips, and Swiss chard
served with tomato-ginger chutney

Third Course:
Dark chocolate pot de crème with cherry compote
or
Crème brûlée with macerated strawberries

or
Citrus salad and lemon curd with iced fennel

Feature Photo: Maven

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