Oh, dear. Buccan, The Breakers, the Four Seasons Resort, and Café Boulud have all sold out.
But all is not lost, if your mouth has begun to water. The annual Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival runs from Dec. 8-11 and there are plenty of delectable Palm Beach morsels to choose from:
- PB Catch (7-10 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8): Part of the sustainable seafood portion of the festival, this five-course dinner includes wine pairings and an open bar. Chefs include Anita Lo, George Mendes, Ken Oringer, and Aaron Black. $170 per person.
- Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa’s Breeze Ocean Kitchen (9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10): This walk-around outdoor brunch will feature action stations from award-winning chefs Jose Mendin, Giogio Rapicavoli, Josh Thomsen, and Lee Wolen. Breakfast includes wine pairings and an open bar. $75 per person.
- Palm Beach Grill (noon-2p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10): For the first time, the iconic Palm Beach restaurant opens its doors for lunch, welcoming old and new patrons to a four-course luncheon from chef Andrew Schor. $99 per person.
- Imoto (11 p.m.-late on Saturday, Dec. 10): Unwind with festival chefs and guests at this late-night soiree featuring Asian street food, sushi, and creative cocktails. Chefs Richard Hales and Clay Conley reunite in the kitchen for the first time in a decade. $99 per person.
And of course, there’s the $75 per person Grand Tasting, the centerpiece of the festival, held at The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens from 5-9 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11. It brings together top restaurateurs, sought-after wines and spirits, celebrity chefs, live bands and DJs, and a fashion runway show under one giant roof. Participating restaurants include Angle, Breeze Ocean Kitchen, Chez l’Epicier, Cucina dell’ Arte, Echo, Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, Meat Market, Palm Beach Grill, PB Catch Seafood & Raw Bar, Sant Ambroeus, The Cooper, and The Regional Kitchen & Public House.