The Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course is a public golf course in Palm Beach, Florida. It was opened in 1961 and completely remodeled in 2009 with the guidance of golf legend Raymond Floyd. The restaurant, Al Fresco, on the second floor of the golf club, opened in 2013.
I had read about this in one of the New York Times series of articles, 36 hours in Palm Beach, FL and on a visit to the area, decided to give it a try.
The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor dining service. It was the middle of August, but after being in the restaurant space, my traveling companion and I decided to eat outside. The outdoor patio area was shaded from the sun, had brisk ocean breezes, compelling views of the Atlantic Ocean and was quite comfortable even in the middle of the day.
The lunch Menu was very appealing, offering sandwiches, burgers and salads in addition to both traditional and Italian-inspired dishes. My traveling companion and I decided to split a few dishes. Upon inquiry, a split charge seemed to be subjective and rarely enforced.
After a nice offering of ciabatta bread, we sampled the Prosciutto salad. This was a very nice salad of arugula, radicchio, diced tomato, Prosciutto, shaved Parmesan and a balsamic vinaigrette.
We then moved onto the roasted Portobello appetizer. It was excellent, served warm with arugula, roasted red peppers, piquillo peppers, goat cheese and herbs. A wonderful flavor combination. I really liked the endive scoops should you want to dispense with your fork. Nice and simple, a wonderful combination of flavors.
We finished with the linguine and alle Vongole. This was delicious and most highly recommended. In house made linguine was incorporated into a butter and white wine sauce with chopped and whole little neck clams, red pepper, garlic and parsley. The portion above was a split portion of the regular menu. Again, most highly recommended.
The food here was very, very good but the service was a bit slow. That was OK though. Although the front end was swamped on a Sunday afternoon, it didn’t matter. Sitting in a shaded area with the Atlantic sea breeze and some very good food, we were more than happy to take our time.
Dining at Al Fresco is highly recommended for the very good to excellent fare served at gentle prices. If in Palm Beach, I hope you will go here.
It’s a wrap for another post on Forks.
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