What are the five best Palm Beach food experiences?

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Susan Barnes

If you’re a foodie, you’re going to love your time in Palm Beach, whatever time of year you visit. The city’s culinary scene is brimming with experiences that are worth savoring. Here are our five best picks for Palm Beach food experiences:

1. The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertainment Show. In the spring, make plans to attend the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertainment Show. A star-studded lineup — think the Food Network’s Paula Deen, Bobby Flay and the Neelys — joins the 100 or so exhibitors, live cooking demonstrations and tasting workshops. Each year features a new slew of celebrity chefs and demos, so even if you’re a repeat attendee, you’ll always find something new.

2. Try discount dining. Palm Beach Restaurant Month and Flavor Palm Beach are month-long events designed to get you to try area restaurants. Both fine-dining spots and more casual eateries offer prix fixe, three-course lunch or dinner menus for a fraction of the typical prices during these promotions. The events are typically held in the summer and early fall, respectively.

3. Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival. Worth Avenue in the heart of Palm Beach sets the scene for the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival, a premier tasting event your stomach won’t want to miss in the winter. Well-known chefs like Daniel Boulud, David Burke and Michelle Bernstein have participated in the fest. The most exclusive restaurants in the area showcase their best food and wines — all you need to do is taste and sip.

4. The Garlic Festival. Garlic lovers rejoice during the annual Garlic Festival in nearby Delray Beach. As you can imagine, garlic takes center stage in everything offered during the wintertime food festival. Don’t miss the chance to taste garlic ice cream.

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