Delray Beach, Florida (PRWEB) February 22, 2013
Downtown Delray Beach with Boca Raton and Delray Beach magazines presents the 5th Annual Savor the Avenue, an elegant epicurean experience that is held each year on Delray Beach’s famed and historic Atlantic Avenue. The event will take place on Thursday, March 28, 2013 beginning at 5:30 p.m. with cocktail reception followed by dinner concluding at 9 p.m. Florida’s longest table will feature a four-course dinner provided by 20 of Delray’s premier restaurants.
“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 downtown area,” says Marjorie Ferrer, executive director of the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) partnering in the event. “This program is also an economic development piece that drives awareness to this impressive dining scene.”
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) each section of the table decorated beautifully by each restaurant, many competing for the grand prize of a gift package from Office Depot Inc and a large engraved Silver Platter Award! “Delray Beach continues to grow as an international destination for dining, and we are proud to present and host this unique event once again this year,” says Margaret Mary Shuff, publisher of both Boca Raton and Delray Beach magazines.
This quarter of a mile of dining table will seat more than 1,000 people at 20 different restaurants. “It is an amazing view from the middle of the avenue, to look both east and west and see hundreds of people socializing and receiving exceptional service at this elegant dining table in the middle of Downtown Delray Beach,” says Laura Simon, Associate Director, DDA.
This year there are many new restaurants participating as well as several of our longtime favorites. The participating restaurants are: 32 East, 50 Ocean, Buddha Sky Bar, Cabana el Rey, Caffe Luna Rosa, City Oyster & Sushi Bar, Cut 432, Linda Bean Perfect Maine, Max’s Harvest, Park Tavern, Prime, Rack’s Fish House & Oyster Bar, Salt 7, Solita Delray, Sundy House, The Office, Tramonti, Tryst, Union and Vic & Angelo’s. Each dinner is paired with select wines that are donated by local beverage distributors to each restaurant. The menus can be viewed at http://www.bocamag.com/site_media/guides/Savor_the_Avenue_2013_menus.pdf and http://www.downtowndelraybeach.com/savor-and-tastemakers and within the March/April issue of Delray Beach magazine and reservations need to be made with the restaurant directly.
For the past four years, $5 from each reservation has been donated to the Office Depot Foundation, raising almost $20,000 in support of their great work with children and communities. “The Office Depot Foundation is honored to be the beneficiary of this extraordinary event for the fifth 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”.
Special thank you to the event sponsors: Mercedes-Benz of Delray Beach, Atlas Party Rental, Waste Management, and Delray Garden Center. Make your reservation now - for details and menus, please visit http://www.bocamag.com/site_media/guides/Savor_the_Avenue_2013_menus.pdf or http://www.downtowndelraybeach.com/savor-and-tastemakers or call 561.243.1077. For more information about the Office Depot Foundation, please visit http://www.officedepotfoundation.com.
About the Downtown Development Authority:
For the past 42 years, the Downtown Development Authority has assisted in successfully branding Delray Beach as the Village by the Sea. The Delray Beach DDA was created by Resolution 9-71, which became law on March 22, 1971, as a dependent district of the City of Delray Beach.
“The DDA Mission is to enhance and stimulate balanced economic growth through position marketing activities that engage Downtown businesses, residents and visitors while creating a clean, safe, physical and experiential place to live, work and invest.”
The main areas of involvement in downtown redevelopment include: Marketing and Promotions; Economic development programs; Place Making within the DDA boundaries. The DDA also works closely with merchants to develop seasonal retail awareness campaigns to generate traffic sales and has created a powerful website http://www.downtowndelraybeach.com and facebook site that attracts thousands of visits weekly.
About JES Publishing:
JES Publishing publishes the award-winning Boca Raton and Delray Beach magazines, bocamag.com, and several custom publications. This family of magazines has long set the standard for magazine publishing in the state of Florida and has been recognized numerous times by the Florida Magazine Association as best in its class for consumer publications. For information on subscriptions or advertising, please call 561/997-8683.
For Information Contact:
Laura Simon, Associate Director
Downtown Development Authority
561-243-1077 or 561-573-3672