Popular Dinner & Dance venue adds new Fall menu
Pavilion Grille has introduced an exciting new Fall menu, courtesy of its creative Executive Chef Mark Ostermeyer. Chef Mark swings some serious culinary cred, starting with a culinary arts degree from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. The affable chef’s career path then took him on a cross-country tour, from Nashville and Columbus, to Denver, Phoenix, and St. Louis before his final destination at the Pavilion.
For starters, Salmon Tartare is an intriguing change from the usual tuna tartare, with a surprisingly delicate texture and almost silky mouthfeel. Crisp sesame wontons provide the perfect vessel to dig into this treat. Fresh crabmeat then takes a starring role in two other new additions. First, an outstanding Blue Crab Cake is chock full of jumbo lump crabmeat, with a provocative mango compote adding a tropical touch and refreshing change from the usual mayo-based aioli or roumelade. And the Southern Crab Bisque Shooters proved a unanimous favorite – luscious, rich, and bursting with real lump crabmeat. Other new starters include Seared Ahi Tuna, and a fantastic Quinoa and Grilled Vegetable Salad with Arugula.
As to the entrees, Cedar Plank Salmon is a definite winner, glistening in a light citrus honey glaze, and teamed with braised Brussels sprouts and quinoa. On the meaty side, Grilled NY Sirloin with a bourbon teriyaki drizzle is standout, as is the slow-braised Lamb Shank, enhanced with a seasoned a jus reduction. Rounding out the new additions is a decadent White & Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake. Rich, decadent, and double-chocolaty, it’s worth every damn calorie! “Chef Mark worked long and hard to perfect these new Fall menu items” notes GM Liz Stark Perez, “they’re sure to delight newcomers and regulars alike.”
The new menu items join the existing menu, starting with a wide array of Appetizes, Soups, Salads (try the Mediterranean, with mixed greens, Olives, artichoke, roasted peppers, fresh mozzarella, basil, and chives with lemon-oregano vinaigrette). Substantial Sandwiches include the Prime Ground Steak Burger and Churasco Chicken. The wide selection of Entrees should appease any appetite, from Grilled Mahi Mahi (with fresh Chili Salsa and wild rice quinoa) and Roasted Cuban Style Pork served with Served with Plantains, Black Beans and Rice; to Slow-Braised Lamb Shanks and Eggplant Parmigiana. Entrees are very reasonably priced, with most priced at only at $25 or less
Meanwhile, the full service bar provides all the liquid accomplishments. New creations include the Pink Passion (in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month), and the seasonally-inspired Pumpkin Spice Martini.
But Pavilion Grille is more than just a great restaurant – it’s also a live music venue unlike anywhere else around. Pavilion Grille is definitely not the typical “night club,” which tend to be South Beach-ish college hangouts that blare ridiculously loud techno-pop electronic “music,” and treat food as just an afterthought. Instead, Pavilion Grille offers a welcome recluse, where you can relax and enjoy a full-service serious meal (without having to scream!), and still listen (and dance) to live entertainment nightly (reminiscent of the classic Supper Clubs of days past.)
And with its chic setting within the atrium of the Stonegate Bank Building, Pavilion Grille is also the perfect venue for private parties and special occasions. The Pavilion Grille offers a complete catering menu, and can custom-design creative meal options for any occasion. Liz points out, “we offer hundreds of catering options to appease any type of appetite, budget, and dietary restriction.” In fact, they feature several dozen Station options, from standard Salad and Carving stations, to customized specialties including Mediterranean, Pasta, Sushi, Asian, Italian, Paella, and even Grilled Cheese and Slider stations.
In a market full of the same-old-same-old, Pavilion Grille is unique. Check it out!
Pavilion Grille is located at 301 Yamato Rd (at Dixie Rd, in the Stonegate Bank Building), Boca Raton. Call (561)912-0000 or visit: www.PavillionGrille.com
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