Lightening the menu at Park Tavern in Delray Beach
This 6-year-old casual spot, situated in Worthing Park with views of the Atlantic Avenue bustle, has lightened its menu for the fall with vegetarian and gluten-free options and boosted its libations.
Besides new cocktails ($12), such as mai tais with Papa’s Pilar rum from Key West and Champagne daiquiris, co-owner Brian Albe traveled to Buffalo Trace Distillery in Kentucky to enhance their focus on bourbon. The result is private barrel flights: three one-ounce pours for $15 or five for $20.
“It is an amazing experience to be able to taste bourbon directly from the barrel,” he says. “Seeing the rickhouses that store the bourbon and all of the history was very special. My favorite is the Eagle Rare with brown sugar and baking spice notes.”
Albe sells bottles of the Eagle Rare ($50), Buffalo Trace ($40) and Blanton’s ($60) to take home.
“I believe we are one of the first to be able to offer this due to our liquor license,” he says. “Many more will come in the future.”
Savory menu additions include green chili hummus ($7); avocado toast with soft-boiled egg ($12); cauliflower fried rice ($10); kale quinoa salad with roasted chicken ($14); California turkey burger with crispy tofu and chili-lime glaze ($14); grilled yellowtail tuna salad ($21); and spiced duck breast finished with Florida berry à l’orange and a side of blueberry-onion marmalade ($26).