FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feast at Florida’s Longest Table, Thursday, March 29 on Delray Beach’s Atlantic Avenue!
Savor the Avenue benefits Office Depot Foundation and is presented by Delray Beach and Boca Raton magazines along with the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority,
Xanté and Rutherford Wine Company
DELRAY BEACH, FL, (Feb. 21, 2012):The Fourth Annual Savor the Avenue, an elegantepicurean experience held each year on Delray Beach’s famed and historic Atlantic Avenue, will take place on Thursday, March 29, 2012 beginning at 5:30pm. Florida’s longest table will feature a four-course dinner provided by 18 of Delray’s premier restaurants. Make your reservations now!
The estimated 1,000 guests will reserve their seats with one of the participating 18 restaurants, with $5 from each reservation benefiting the Office Depot Foundation. Participating restaurants are: 32 East, Cabana el Rey, Carpe Diem by Café de France, CaffeLuna Rosa, City Oyster & Sushi Bar, Cut 432, GOL! Taste of Brazil, La Cigale, Lemongrass, Max’s Harvest, Prime, SpoonFed, Sundy House, The Office, Tramonti, Tryst, Union and Vic & Angelo’s. Each dinner is paired with select wines that are presented by Rutherford Wine Company. The menus can be viewed at http://downtowndelraybeach.com/other-events and the March/April issue of Delray Beach magazine.To participate, guests should make reservations directly with the restaurant of their choice, and all reservations should be made by March 23, 2012. Prices are established by each restaurant and range from $55 to $89.
“Historic Downtown Delray has something for everyone both night and day, from fine art and fabulous fashions to incredible cuisine. Savor the Avenue is a wonderful community event that showcases some of the finest restaurants in the area,” says Marjorie Ferrer, executive director of the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA).
Savor the Avenue will begin with a cocktail party hosted by Xantè at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner seating at 6:15 and a 5-block-long “grand toast” at 6:30 p.m by the Mistress of Ceremonies, Suzanne Boyd, News Anchor, CBS 12. An after-party following dinner will be sponsored by Hangar 88, at 19 N.E. Third Ave., Delray’s newest nightclub in the heart of downtown Delray Beach. The after-party will feature entertainment and drink specials with Xanté.
“Delray Beach continues to grow as an international destination for dining, and we are proud to sponsor and host this unique event once again this year,” says Margaret Mary Shuff, publisher of both Boca Raton and Delray Beach magazines.
Sponsored and co-hosted byDelray Beach and Boca Raton magazines and the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority, Savor the Avenue’s dining table will be 1,361 feet long, stretching from Swinton Avenue east to Fifth Avenue (U.S. 1) lined with beautiful palms. “We are excited to have several additional sponsors and features this year to assist in enhancing this amazing event. A special thank you to the Delray Garden Center and JM Lexus,” says Laura Simon, associate director of the Downtown Development Authority.
Not only will this evening showcase Delray’s fine restaurants, it will also include informal modeling from many downtown Delray fashion boutiques. Another feature new this year is a table-decorating contest among the restaurants; the winner will be announced during the evening by the president of the Office Depot Foundation, Mary Wong.
“The Office Depot Foundation is honored to be the beneficiary of this extraordinary event for the third year in a row,” Wong says. “The donations we receive help us make a profound difference to children and families right here in South Florida. We are exceptionally grateful for this opportunity”.
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About the Downtown Development Authority:
For the past 40 years, the Downtown Development Authority has assisted in successfully branding Delray Beach as the Village by the Sea. The Delray Beach DDA was created by Resolution 9-71, which became law on March 22, 1971, as a dependent district of the City of Delray Beach.
The main areas of involvement in downtown redevelopment include: marketing and promotions; economic development programs; security and crime prevention; traffic and parking; clean and safe; reviewing the city’s comprehensive plan within the DDA boundaries and housing and improvement of coordination with local boards and city departments. In addition to the main areas mentioned above, the DDA also works closely with merchants to develop seasonal retail awareness campaigns to generate traffic and sales and has created a powerful website (www.downtowndelraybeach.com) that attracts thousands of visits weekly.
About JES Publishing:
JES Publishingpublishes the award-winning Boca Raton and Delray Beach magazines, as well as several custom publications. This family of magazines has long set the standard for magazine publishing in the state of Florida and has been recognized numerous times by the Florida Magazine Association as best in its class for consumer publications. For information on subscriptions or advertising, please call 561/997-8683.