Feast at Florida’s Longest Table on Delray Beach’s Atlantic Avenue

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DELRAY BEACH, FL – The Fourth Annual Savor the Avenue, an elegant epicurean 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.

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, Caffe Luna 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/otherevents 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 5:30pm, followed by dinner seating at 6:15pm and a 5-block- long “grand toast” at 6:30pm by Master (Mistress) of Ceremonies and local CBS-12 news anchor, Suzanne Boyd. 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 by Delray 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). “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.” For details and menus visit http://downtowndelraybeach.com/other-events. For more information about the Office Depot Foundation, visit www.officedepot foundation.org