I have always loved Cafe Boulud in New York and always use it to celebrate special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. About 18 months ago, I discovered that they had a location in one of the top boutique hotels in the world, The Brazilian Court which is smack dab in the center of Palm Beach. I reviewed it here back then and admit that I found both the setting and the food even more alluring than the Upper East Side (Manhattan) location. There is just something wonderful about the quietness of the dining room and the way the huge windows look out onto the lushest and most exotic greenery in Palm Beach, including many large Bird Of Paradise plants.
|Brazilian Court Courtyard Fountain|
This time around, I took in the hotel's guest and functions rooms before sitting down to lunch with my mom. The Brazilian Court was built in 1926 and is built around a lush courtyard that has long been the favorite of many celebrities for its lushness and solitude. The centerpiece of the courtyard is a charming and famous fountain of a child pouring a bucket of water. Many people have gotten married in front of this fountain and when I went to check it out the other day, world famous party planner Colin Cowie was assisting a couple planning to take their vows there. I listened in for a moment as he told the couple and their attendants where they should stand and what type of flowers and other decor would be set up for their ceremony. Then I went into the ballroom and loved the hues of green and orange and the way that half of it could be totally open to the outdoors, allowing party guests access to both a ballroom vibe and courtyard charm!
|Brazilian Court Courtyard|
|Brazilian Court One Bedroom Suite|
|Sweet Potato Gnocchi|
|Pear Chestnut Gateau|