Tuesday, November 25, 2014

B is for Bruce and it is also for the most delicious Bobka French Toast Ever!

Hello Foodie Friends,

It is with great pleasure that I bring to you today my review of Bruce's of Great Neck in West Boca, in the Boca Greens Shopping Plaza on 441, just north of Kimberly Rd. and south of Yamato. Now, even though Bruce's has been open for a little over a year now, it's still brand new new me, so bear with me while I sing its praises if you are one of the clever ones out there reading this who have already discovered this wonderful gem of a place.

Everything is baked fresh on premise and each table is given this beautiful assortment on the house, upon being seated.

On this day, I got to sample some new menu items which consisted of their cinnamon and chocolate Bobka French Toast, something I never had before but fell in love with and will now undoubtedly be back for again and again...

A trio of salads: House Chicken, Chunky Shrimp and Lobster.
All were very tasty, but the Lobster salad was my fave!

 Ham & Swiss Quiche,
Packed with lots of yummy bits of ham pieces...

A Roasted Turkey Panini

The Roasted Turkey Panini was to die for. It was made with freshly roasted turkey, fresh spinach, Brie cheese, Bartlett pears, and a horseradish mayo. I think there's talk of possibly adding a little dollop of cranberry on there after Thursday to create the perfect Thanksgiving  "left over" sammy!

A fabulous dessert platter

Who is Bruce and how did he get his start?

Bruce Zipes founded Bruce's of Great Neck back in 1976 in Long Island NY. What started out  strictly as a high quality bakery for many years, eventually expanded into a full service one-of-a-kind restaurant where one could not only get the traditional Jewish fare they were accustomed to, but other specialties such as gourmet paninis and savory omelettes were being served there as well. 

Bruce has made quite a name for himself in his home town where he was was deeply committed to serving his community; whether donating a dinner for 100 returning Gulf War veterans and their wives, making a road more attractive in Great Neck, being a major sponsor for the Great Neck Art Center or making daily donations to senior citizen group homes or soup kitchens. Bruce was honored to be the recipient of the Giraffe Award, Great Neck's most prestigious award for continued outstanding community service. As former President George Bush Sr. said in his letter of commendation to Bruce's: "You are to be commended for your spirit and deep involvement in your community. Our Nation thrives on civic pride and you are a local institution that Great Neck (and now Boca) can be proud of!"

Bruce has been seen on numerous television shows including: The Regis Philbin Show, The Today Show, The John Stewart Show, The Food Channel and major news shows on NBC, CBS and ABC. He has also won the prestigious award from the Metro Channels "NY Eats" for the best challah in New York City. Write ups have also appeared in several publications including Newsday and the NY Post to name a few. Over the years, Bruce has been proud to be associated with hundreds of celebrities and luminaries from all walks of life.

Some of Bruce's highlights:
Bruce once received a visit from Hillary Clinton who proclaimed to "love the chocolate ruggies". Bruce had appeared on the Food Network's "Cupcake Wars". Bruce appeared on the Today Show with a portrait cake and new dessert cookbook; He created an anniversary cake for "The Howard Stern Show".

Bruce's Caters
for the holidays &

For any occasion

Bruce's is open everyday from 7am - 3pm. 
They are located at 19575 State Rd 7, Boca Raton
(561) 483-2331   website

There is something for everyone at Bruce's of Great Neck!

Until we eat again...
I send you delicious wishes, xo

Denise Righetti
C.F.O. (Chief Foodie Officer)
Denise's Foodie Events & Savor Our City™

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  1. That bobka french toast sounds incredible. YUM!

    1. It was Shaina. I would definitely go back there for that alone. The lobster salad was really delicious too.