To dine at the resort, all reservations must be escorted by a hotel guest or member.
I don’t know what it is about me writing these #MBMdining blog posts while I AM STARVING. What am I thinking?
I’m looking back at the photos from my recent MBMom foodie experiences at the Boca Resort last month and I’m pretty sure saliva is dripping from my mouth. OK, that’s not a pretty picture…
But this is!
The ocean almost blends with the sky…
That was our view from the blue (and my fancy cocktail- muddled strawberries, YUM) at the top of the tower at the Boca Resort– the tallest point in our fair city with arguably the BEST views in Palm Beach County day or night.
We were at the top!
But views do not a delicious dinner make for #modernbocadad and me.
the blue, launched in January 2014, is a fine dining yet family-friendly restaurant serving New American food and drink. It’s sophisticated and contemporary with some unexpected flavors and modern takes on classic dishes.
Although #modernbocadad and I used this MBMom dinner as a little date night, the blue is family-friendly with a kid’s menu and high chairs (if needed). The next table over from us, in fact, had a family of 4 enjoying dinner together.
After cocktails recommended by the fantastic sommelier, Roberto (he’s the star of our little “cocktail” photo shoot below), we moved on to the raw bar and appetizers.
Oysters and snow crab legs
Deviled eggs to die for! Chorizo MADE the set on the left
Fried green tomato salad: We didn’t order this, but the Chef insisted…GOOD CALL!
After gorging on the starters, we moved on to wine and our main courses.
Swordfish steak main course (#modernbocadad)
Grilled skirt steak main course (@modernbocamom)
So tasty! And cooked to perfection.
The service was fantastic and the food and sunset views were to die for at the blue. We felt…dare I say…taken care of, which is rare for us now that we’ve become parents and are caring for a tiny human 24/7.
You know what I’m talking about MBMoms!
Last but not least, DESSERT. I have two words for you: Funnel. Cake. Yes, it was as delish as it looks. We inhaled it.
the blue was breath of fresh air in Boca Raton where service can be iffy, especially in the summer season. Sometimes I feel like that’s reason enough to take a stay-cation at a place where you know life will be easy and the service will be great…at least for a few blissful days!
We also had some fun with Roberto as he showed us the art of crafting after-dinner cocktails at the blue bar. This particular drink had #modernbocadad written all over it with High West Whiskey and orange bitters…while #mbmom rocked the champagne.
As always, I’m on my phone…life of a blogger!
Custom-crafted cocktails are a huge trend in NYC. I’m glad to see that the blue takes their cocktailing seriously!
And then, like Cinderella’s carriage turning into a pumpkin at the stroke of midnight, we were headed home to relieve our babysitter. But, we certainly had a BALL!
Because this dining post would be incomplete without a little write-up on the Boca Resort’s cozy Tuscan restaurant, I was back on property the next evening with #modernbocaaunt to review Lucca.
With an open-arched kitchen, hand-blown Murano chandeliers and inventive Tuscan cuisine, Lucca is a family-oriented Mediterranean restaurant, overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway.
You can savor signature dishes, designed to highlight their fresh and carefully chosen ingredients – along with an award-winning wine list.
Music to my ears!
Spoiler alert! We ordered the fondue for dessert
Lucca was good. The appetizers were solid and traditional. I ordered the Caprese Salad and my sister ordered a Caesar. We also requested an order of the Wood Fired Octopus which is one of the more popular dishes, I am told.
The mains that we ordered felt like comfort food!
Between the pasta and the wine, I was ready to curl up for a good night’s sleep at the end of our meal (or maybe that was because #dailybabyavery had been up at 4AM the night before)…
Caramelized spaghetti squash & three cheese polenta
Rock shrimp scampi
But, we obviously couldn’t leave without sampling dessert!
Fondue for 2…okay 4…
Sadly, the fondue was the end of yet another wonderful dining experience at the Boca Resort. 🙁
Another door closes…
As this is my third and final post in the Modern Boca Resort Mom series, I will close with this:
I had no idea that there were so many fun, exclusive and family-friendly options for local residents by simply booking a hotel stay. Especially during the summer when the crowds are way less intense and rates so reasonable (starting at $149 per night)!
No, we can’t all afford to be members of the Boca Resort, but getting a hotel room for a few nights for you and your family is your way to get past the velvet rope and enjoy a fantastic stay-cation in your own (fabulous) South Florida backyard.
There are still plenty of summer weekends left in the South Florida season! Why not enjoy one here?
Until our next stay-cation…Modern Boca Resort Mom is signing off!