The city of Palm Beach Gardens is continuing its modified market plan to provide a socially distanced, “shop and go” way for the community to have access to fresh produce and food items. The Gardens 2 Go market will continue to operate from 9 a.m. to noon Sundays at the City Hall Municipal Campus, 10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. This weekly event will include 30 local vendors.
Residents and visitors will have access to produce, bread, dairy, sauces, honey, meat, seafood, dairy, herbs, fresh cut flowers and other items. Pets are not allowed.
Still not ready to shop in person? Visit the virtual Gardens GreenMarket at www.pbgfl.com/greenmarket.
Celebration on the half-shell
Aug. 5 is National Oyster Day.
Spoto’s Oyster Bar in PGA Commons is offering Blue Point oysters for $1.95 each. Dive into the deal at Spoto’s Oyster Bar from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Spoto’s is in PGA Commons at 4560 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Info: 561- 776-9448 or www.spotos.com.
Lucky Shuck Oyster Bar & Taphouse plans to celebrate National Oyster Day all month long.
Get Blue Point oysters for 2 bucks a shuck during August.
The restaurant also is hosting South Florida’s Shucking Best Oyster Eating Contest on National Oyster Day. The competition on Thursday, Aug. 5, will benefit the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum.
The winner will receive a $200 cash prize and a gift card to any of the four venues at Charlie & Joe’s at Love Street. Register on Eventbrite to take a crack at the competition.
It’s at 1116 Love St., Jupiter. Info: 561-532- 3331 or www.luckyshuckjupiter.com.
Café Boulud plans wine dinner
Café Boulud will host a Loire Valley Wine Dinner at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12.
The four-course meal, prepared with local ingredients and seafood and paired with curated wines from the Jardin de la France is priced at $165 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.
Following a seated reception at 6:45 p.m., guests will be treated to French cuisine with a Floridian twist prepared by Executive Chef Dieter Samijn, Executive
Pastry Chef Julie Franceschini and accompanied by a range of Loire Valley wines curated by Head Sommelier Imre Papp.
The dinner begins with a glass of Domaine de la Taille aux Loups to complement the local corvina in the first course, then warm blue crab with Damien Laureau, Savennieres, “Les Genêts,” 2015, followed by Domaine La Petit Saint Vincent, Saumur-Champigny 2018 paired with roasted summer squab. The evening concludes with a glass of Philippe Foreau, Domaine Du Clos Naudin, Vouvray Moelleux Réserve 2003 to complement the light accents of the Figues Roties for dessert.
Cafe Boulud is in The Brazilian Court Hotel, 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach. Info: 561-655-6060 or www.cafeboulud.com. ¦