• Fri. Jul 1st, 2022

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa Unveils Polpo as Resort’s Newest Signature Restaurant

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, a luxury oceanfront retreat on Florida’s Gold Coast, today announces that it will debut at Polpo Palm Beach, the second outpost of the legendary Greenwich restaurant , Connecticut. Scheduled to 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 popular with snowbird travelers. . 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 classic appetizers and digestivos. Led by Water Palm Beach Executive Chef Neall Bailey, Polpo Palm Beach will set a new era for the resort as it undergoes a resort-wide reimagining to become the region’s most distinctive culinary destination throughout. ‘year.

“Eau Palm Beach’s partnership with Ron and Dominique Rosa is without a doubt a perfect union,” said Tim Nardi, General Manager, Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. “We are delighted to share the synergy between Polpo’s legendary gastronomy and our impeccable hospitality expertise with guests looking for a memorable dining experience. As we undergo a vast re-imagining, Polpo Palm Beach will be the focal point of the new chapter of Water Palm Beach.

The history 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. A native of 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 to their families.

“We couldn’t be happier to bring our beloved Greenwich restaurant to the guests and residents of Palm Beach,” says Ron Rosa, owner of Polpo. “We’ve been thinking about bringing Polpo to Palm Beach for years, but we didn’t want to make a decision until we found the perfect fit. and it’s an honor to open our doors to Eau Palm Beach and share our menu built from my family’s traditional Italian recipes and only the finest ingredients. ”

Highlights of Polpo Palm Beach will include:

Impeccable service driven by tradition

Polpo Palm Beach will evoke the warm and welcoming spirit of Calabria thanks to Eau Palm Beach’s long-time award-winning reputation for its 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. Additionally, to maintain Polpo’s originality, 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 know-how that has makes the restaurant what it is. today.

“Our philosophy at Polpo, which will remain true at Polpo Palm Beach, is to build our restaurants around experiences,” says Ron Rosa’s wife, Dominique Rosa, who helps in 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

Featuring the highest quality ingredients, Polpo Palm Beach will offer a menu featuring the flagship’s most famous Italian dishes, alongside fresh local seafood dishes, such as snapper and pompano, and locally inspired chalkboard dishes offered seasonally. 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 grilled Polpo dish with cannellini beans and arugula, a Burrata Caprese with fresh homemade mozzarella and slowly cooked Nonna meatballs in a marinara sauce. Homemade pasta, such as tartufati ravioli with truffle cream, will be made in the kitchen at the Palm Beach. For groups of eight or more, Tagliolini Cacio e Pepe can be prepared at the table in half a round of Italian Parmigiano and mixed with black pepper. For the sake of top quality, all meats on the menu, such as the 16 oz. The 28-day-old New York Steak will be premium cuts and sourced from the best suppliers. Chicken Campagnola, a traditional Italian Sunday dinner recipe, features Murray’s free-range chicken, served on the bone and country style with homemade 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 baked with homemade breadcrumbs; The cold water oysters will be opened before the eyes of the guest before being beautifully served raw; and, a slamming 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’s famous layered Napoleon and a trio of sweets are served with a coffee accord.

Reintroducing the classic Italian Apertitivo and Digestivo

Pre-dinner libations will embrace tradition, as guests will be invited to soak up appetizers 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 Palm Beach’s wine list will be expertly curated in partnership with the flagship’s sommelier and the resort’s remarkable wine program. Guests will be invited to linger after dinner in true Italian style with a wide variety of flavored digestivi, such as house Limoncello, amaros, grappas, cognacs and after-dinner espresso cordials.

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

The avant-garde space of Polpo Palm Beach, located in the resort’s former Orange Temple restaurant, is the vision of local company Bilkey Llinas Design. It will offer incomparable views of the Atlantic Ocean from the indoor dining room and an adjacent outdoor patio. Inside, the stylish interiors will present a modern social setting while also nodding to Polpo’s Italian roots. The 14-seat bar will serve as the restaurant’s vibrant centerpiece and honor the fascinating history of Water Palm Beach in the bygone glamor era of Palm Beach. days a week.

For more information about Polpo Palm Beach at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, please visit eaupalmbeach.com, or call 561-533-6000.

About the Eau 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 Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa is a breathtaking escape, recognized as the best resort in Florida for five years in the running for the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. The spacious rooms offer a Capri meets Santorini meets Palm Beach vibe and feature private balconies with hanging chairs to enjoy ocean views. The resort’s many amenities include the Forbes Five-Star, a 42,000-square-foot Water Spa, three tennis courts, two swimming pools and a club and exceptional programs for children and teens. With over 30,000 square feet of meeting and event space, the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa accommodates groups of 10 to 1,000 and offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor venues for private events. The Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa has four restaurants and is just minutes from the vibrant nightlife and shopping of Palm Beach. Eau 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 eaupalmbeach.com, or contact a travel professional.

Media contact:

Murphy o’brien

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(310) 453-2539

On-site contact of the complex:

Michelle Phillips, Director of Brand and Marketing

[email protected]

(561) 540-4810


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