EAU PALM BEACH RESORT & SPA UNVEILS POLPO AS THE RESORT’S LATEST SIGNATURE RESTAURANT

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Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, a luxury oceanfront retreat on Florida’s Gold Coast, announces today that it will be making its debut Polpo Palm Beach, the second outpost of the legendary restaurant in Greenwich, Connecticut. Open this winter, Polpo, which translates to ‘octopus,’ will bring the authentic, seafood-focused Italian menu from acclaimed restaurateur Ron Rosa to the tri-state area of ​​South Florida, a destination known for its fresh catch and loved by travelers from across the country. snowbirds. Polpo Palm Beach will transport guests to Rosa’s native Calabria, Italy, through upscale fare inspired by regional fare, a selection of Italian-influenced wines, handcrafted cocktails and classics aperitifs and digestible. Directed by Water Palm Beach Executive Chef Neall Bailey Polpo Palm Beach will anchor a new era for the resort as it undergoes a resort-wide reimagining to become the region’s most distinctive culinary destination year-round.

Water Palm Beach’s partnership with Ron and Dominique Rosa is without a doubt a perfect union, ”said Tim Nardi, Managing Director, Water Palm Beach Resort & Spa. “We are delighted to share the synergy between Polpo a gastronomy rich in history and our know-how in terms of irreproachable reception with clients looking for a memorable culinary experience. As we undergo vast re-imagining, Polpo Palm Beach will be a focal point of Water The new chapter in Palm Beach.

The story of Polpo

Ron Rosa is also a storyteller of his family’s Italian heritage as he is a business visionary, having made a name for himself in the restaurant industry after founding Manhattan’s famous Campagnola on the Upper East Side and Ecco in Tribeca. Originally from Calabria, Italy, Rosa brought her mother and grandmother’s recipes to Polpo when he opened the restaurant in 2000. Over two decades later, it remains a staple in Greenwich as well as a destination for New York and Boston residents who travel for its renowned dining experience. Known for using the highest quality ingredients and delivering a memorable presentation and personalized approach to service, the restaurant has captivated a loyal fan base, which includes high profile regulars. Rosa and his wife, Dominique, are the heart and soul of the Elevated Operation and are often seen serving customers and genuinely welcoming guests into their family.

“We couldn’t be happier to bring our beloved Greenwich restaurant to the guests and residents of Palm Beach,” shares Ron Rosa, owner of Polpo. “We considered bringing Polpo in Palm Beach for years, but I didn’t want to make a decision until we found the perfect fit; and it is an honor to open our doors to Water Palm Beach and share our menu built using traditional Italian recipes from my family and only the best ingredients. ”

Polpo Highlights of Palm Beach will include:

Impeccable service driven by tradition

Polpo Palm Beach will evoke the warm and welcoming spirit of Calabria through Water Palm Beach’s long-standing award-winning reputation for intuitive service. The kitchen will be led by Chef Bailey and a dedicated Chef de Cuisine, who will join the extended team with specific training in the restaurant’s flagship location. In addition, to maintain the originality of Polpo, Rosa’s dedicated team, some of whom have worked with him for over 40 years, will also spend time working in the kitchen at Polpo Palm Beach, sharing their profession which has made the restaurant what it is today.

“Our philosophy at Polpo, which will remain true at Polpo Palm Beach is about building our restaurants around experiences, ”explains Ron Rosa’s wife, Dominique Rosa, who helps with all operational functions. “From the moment guests walk through the door to be greeted warmly like family, to the attentive French service and table presentations, Polpo Palm Beach will provide a memorable experience from start to finish.

Flavor and presentation that speak for themselves

With ingredients of the highest quality, Polpo Palm Beach will offer a menu featuring the flagship’s most famous Italian dishes, along with fresh local seafood dishes, such as snapper and pompano, and locally inspired special on-board dishes offered in season. By design, dishes will reflect Rosa’s accessible and authentic concept with options that cater to foodie travelers, families, friends, special occasions and corporate guests.

The signature antipasto will include the famous Gate Polpo dish with cannellini beans and arugula, one Burrata caprese with fresh homemade mozzarella and Meatballs a la Nonna slowly cooked in marinara sauce. Homemade pasta, such as Ravioli Tartufati with truffle cream, will be made in the Palm Beach kitchen. For groups of eight or more, the Tagliolini Cacio and Pepe can be prepared at the table in half a wheel of Italian Parmigiano and mixed with black pepper. For the sake of top quality, all meats on the menu, such as the 16 oz. New York steak aged 28 days, will be of premium quality and sourced from the best suppliers. the Chicken Campagnola, a traditional Italian Sunday dinner recipe, features Murray’s free-range chicken, served on the bone and country style with home made sausage and onions.

Interactive seafood presentations will be the hallmark of the Polpo Palm Beach Experience. the Famous baked clams will be presented fresh and raw before returning to the kitchen and cooked with home made breadcrumbs; Cold Water Oysters will be opened before the eyes of the guest before being beautifully served raw; and, a crisp two-pound lobster will be brought to the table before it becomes the Angry lobster dish cooked with white wine and hot peppers. Other experiential dishes include Dover sole and boneless branzino at the table and served in a copper pot. For dessert, Polpo the famous layered Napoleon and a trio of sweets are served with a coffee accord.

Reintroduce classic Italian Aperitif and Digestive

Pre-dinner libations will embrace tradition, as guests will be invited to soak up aperitif like Negronis, Aperol spritz and bellinis and innovative modern cocktails. The resort’s cicerone will guide guests through a list of Italian and local craft beers while the sommelier will assist in the selection of wines showcasing Italian winemakers. Polpo The Palm Beach wine list will be expertly curated in partnership with the flagship sommelier and the resort’s remarkable wine program. Customers will be invited to linger after dinner in true Italian style with a wide variety of flavored products digestive, such as home made Limoncello, amaros, grappa, cognacs and after-dinner espresso syrups.

Heritage inscribed on the walls in an avant-garde design framework

Polpo The avant-garde Palm Beach space, located in the resort’s former Orange Temple restaurant, is the vision of the local business, Design by Bilkey Llinas. It will offer incomparable views of the Atlantic Ocean from the indoor dining room and an adjacent outdoor patio. Inside, stylish interiors will provide a modern social setting while also nodding to Polpo Italian roots. The 14-seat bar will serve as the restaurant’s lively centerpiece and honor Water The fascinating history of Palm Beach in the glamorous bygone era of Palm Beach, and tapping into one of the flagship’s signature elements, Polpo Palm Beach will feature a live pianist seven days a week.

For more information on Polpo Palm Beach at Water Palm Beach Resort & Spa, please visit eaupalmeach.com, Where call 561-533-6000.

On Water Palm Beach Resort & Spa:

Located on a secluded private beach on seven acres of the Atlantic coast with stunning ocean views and lush tropical gardens, the Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond Water Palm Beach Resort & Spa is a breathtaking getaway, recognized as the best resort in Florida for five consecutive years at the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. The spacious rooms offer a Capri meets Santorini meets Palm Beach vibe and feature a private balcony with hanging chairs to enjoy the ocean views. The resort’s extensive amenities include the Forbes Five-Star, 42,000 square feet Water Spa, three tennis courts, two swimming pools and a club and exceptional programs for children and adolescents. With over 30,000 square feet of meeting and event space, Water Palm Beach Resort & Spa caters to groups of 10 to 1,000 and offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor venues for private events. Water Palm Beach Resort & Spa has four restaurants and is just minutes from Palm Beach’s vibrant nightlife and shopping. Water Palm Beach is a distinctive member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legend collection.

For more information, call 800-328-0170 or 561-533-6000, or visit eaupalmeach.com, or contact a travel professional.

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