From the Big Apple to the Sunshine State

Sant Ambroeus (courtesy of Lawlor Media Group)

Spring is creeping in, and the weather is starting to warm. With more restrictions being lifted every day, New Yorkers will be out and about more than they have been so far this year. From unique digital art experiences to international fine dining, there is a plethora of things to look forward to in New York City and — for jetsetters — in sunny Palm Beach, Florida, this spring.


MvVO Ad Art Show

Ad Art Show is returning to the Oculus at the Westfield World Trade Center in New York City from May 1 to 30. After its debut at Sotheby’s in 2018, Ad Art Show went digital on the screens of the Oculus in the Westfield World Trade Center in 2019 and 2020. The show is created by MvVO Art with presenting sponsor NBCUniversal and partner Westfield.

For 2021, digital images of the paintings, sculptures, works on paper, mixed media and digital fine art of more than 100 artists will be displayed during the month-long show. One winner will receive a Specialty Clio Award for Contemporary Art as well as a creative immersion day at NBCUniversal. mvvoart.com

Ikraa Caviar

Entrepreneur Arty Dozortsev is following in his father’s footsteps by bringing caviar directly to consumers through his firm Ikraa Caviar. Along with his wife, Anna Dozortsev, Arty Dozortsev is well-known around town for hosting decadent dinner parties. The caviar at Ikraa is imported from different countries, as production is no longer limited to Russia.

Ikraa will hand-deliver a caviar package to your home in New York City or the Hamptons. Its V.I.P. package, which starts at $1,600, will be at your place within four hours of ordering. The package includes caviar, blinis, truffle butter and two mother of pearl spoons. There is also one for $4,600 that includes one kilogram of golden ossetra from Russia.

Instagram: @ikraacaviar; ikraacaviar.com.


Swifty’s Palm Beach

Swifty’s, once New York’s preeminent society boîte, has made its way Palm Beach with a pop-up at the Colony Hotel. An Upper East Side stalwart for almost two decades, founder Robert Caravaggi, together with Colony Hotel Owners Sarah and Andrew Wetenhall, bring the restaurant that inspired an international following to Palm Beach for a limited engagement. Swifty’s Pool serves lunch, dinner and cocktails around The Colony’s swimming pool, as well as al fresco seating under the hotel’s outdoor hanging garden. thecolonypalmbeach.com

Le Bilboquet Palm Beach

Le Bilboquet’s opening on Worth Avenue provided an exceptional addition to the iconic scene of Palm Beach. Its team recreated the bistro’s ambiance to offer guests the dining experience Philippe Delgrange has become famous for. This season, New Yorkers leaving their homes in the Hamptons and flats in the city can continue to enjoy the bistro classics, such as the signature foie gras, poulet cajun, tuna tartare, endives roquefort, beef tartare with frites and Sag Harbor favorite moules marinières. lebilboquetpb.com

Sant Ambroeus

In the fall of 2016, Sant Ambroeus Palm Beach opened its doors to a new community, bringing a touch of old-world Milan to sunny Florida. In addition to the fine dining experience in the main dining rooms, guests enjoy casual seating at the bar, with cocktail and café tables, a signature coffee bar and gelateria. The menu, by executive chef Marco Barbisotti, includes Sant Ambroeus signature dishes such as vitello tonnato, caprese, tagliatelle alla bolognese, risotti and cotoletta alla milanese. santambroeus.com

La Goulue

La Goulue has opened a second location in Palm Beach in 2020. Since then, it has been labeled as the hottest restaurant in town by patrons and publications alike. As spirited as its namesake, La Goulue serves meticulously-prepared French cuisine in a lively and welcoming setting. lagouluepalmbeach.com

Lola 41

Lola 41 is a bistro and sushi bar featuring an eclectic menu inspired by the cuisine of countries along the 41st parallel, the latitudinal location of its flagship restaurant on Nantucket island. Located on the corner of Sunset Avenue and Bradley Park at the White Elephant Hotel, Lola 41 is a Palm Beach hot spot with a welcoming bar and large outdoor patio for al fresco dining. Signature dishes include a wide selection of sushi rolls, sashimi and global dishes, such as king crab rangoon, lobster fried rice, Portuguese-style grilled octopus, Korean beef bulgogi and the all-time favorite Lola Burger served with foie gras sauce. Lola 41 serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. lola41.com

Leopard Lounge

Nothing represents Palm Beach like the legendary Leopard Lounge & Restaurant. Located at the Chesterfield Hotel, it epitomizes Gilded Age sophistication. Executive Chef Gerard Coughlin and his team offer an eclectic mixture of classic American, English, Asian and international dishes, served alongside much-loved signature recipes by the founder Beatrice Tollman, including Maryland-style lump crab cakes, Gerard’s turkey burger, shrimp stroganoff and key lime pie. chesterfieldpb.com

Café Boulud

Café Boulud Palm Beach is Chef Daniel Boulud’s award-winning restaurant at the heart of the historic Brazilian Court Hotel, steps from Worth Avenue and stretches of white sandy beach. Since opening in 2003, the restaurant has become one of Palm Beach’s most coveted dining destinations, earning four stars in the Forbes Travel Guide and Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence.” Café Boulud reflects the chef’s culinary muses, offering traditional French cuisine using the best local ingredients and seafood. Seasonally rotating menus are a nod to Chef Boulud’s travels around the world.

After recent renovations, the restaurant’s design is lighter and elegant, achieved with unique touches like a ceiling made from seashells and pecky cyprus, improved lighting and warm wood flooring. The renovated terrace and private dining rooms are a destination for entertaining in style. cafeboulud.com/palmbeach