'Tis I again, your dedicated foodie friend eating my way around South Florida to share with you my fabulous food finds. Today's blog post highlights Benny's on the Beach in Lake Worth. I was invited to attend a special Seafood Bake & viewing party in honor of Benny's Chef/Partner Jeremy Hanlon and his debut on The Food Network's "Beat Bobby Flay". This was not Chef Jeremy's first time on The Food Network though, he has previously appeared on Chopped. So the invites were sent out and guests arrived to experience what became the kick off of Thursday night Seafood Bake at Benny's on the Beach.
The night started out with a VIP reception on the pier. It was a breezy night, but a lovely one at that.
Lots of delicious cocktails were offered. I selected the Blue Hammerhead LIT and found a surprise at the bottom of my drink- a yummy gummy hammerhead, lol!
|"The Sneak Peak"|
|Waffle Fry Sliders|
The passed apps were all nicely presented and each one was delicious. We had their Pier tacos, a home made taco shell filled with tuna, roasted local sweet corn, poblano pepper and a tomatillo relish; "The Sneak Peak", Chef Jeremy's Florida Grouper "Fish n Chips" as seen on BEAT BOBBY FLAY; Waffle Fry Sliders, waffle fries topped with house beer-braised BBQ brisket and aged white cheddar.
|Maine Lobster Ravioli|
Slow poached lobster filled ravioli and a sweet corn & herb broth
The lobster ravioli was delicious!
|Florida Black Drum|
Pan roasted Drum, vegetable hash and roasted green tomato sauce
I never had Drum before. It was a very tasty fish and the veggie hash was packed with flavor. I enjoyed this dish very much.
|Seafood Bake with all the trimmins|
|Tracy & I got our bibs on & are ready to feast on a the Seafood Bake|
|Funnel Cake Fries|
Sweet twist on a classic carnival fave. These are just as addicting as regular fries.
|Chocolate Oreo Bread and Pineapple Upside Down|
The Oreo Bread was good, but, in my opinion, the Pineapple Upside Down was really really delicious, and I've never even been a fan of this type of cake in the past. So kudos to them on this one.
|Maple Bacon Milkshake|
We ended the evening with this little guy. A maple-bacon milkshake. Genius. Loved the flavor combination. Well executed.
Benny's has been sort of like an institution here in Lake Worth for 20+ years and up until the date of this event had only been open for breakfast and lunch. Well, that is about to change! They have just announced that they are now open for dinner on Thursdays, featuring of course the Seafood Bake and also Friday - Sunday from 5 - 9pm. Guests can select from a nice variety of items on the new dinner menu that will appeal to all palates from fresh fish, pasta, salads and even burgers. You can visit their Facebook page or Website for updates and more details.
If you're interested in finding out how Chef Jeremy did against Bobby Flay, you can check out the next showing of "Beat Bobby Flay" episode By Land or By Sea on Sat. Dec 20th at 1:30pm on The Food Network.
Benny's on the Beach is located at 10 S. Ocean Blvd, Lake Worth
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