Thursday, December 11, 2014

Ba Ba Ba Benny's on the Beach

Hello Foodies,
'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! 

Pier Tacos
"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

Seafood Bake: Atlantic Coast Clams & Shrimp, P.E.I. Mussels, Gulf Coast Snow Crab and Alaskan King Crab and of course...Corn and Potatoes

The Seafood Bake...who doesn't like a traditional seafood bake?!? We were provided all the proper tools to dig right in. Bib, check. Mallet, check. Shell crackers, check. Dig in, check check!! lol

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
(561)- 582-9001
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. Benny's on the Beach is one of my favorite places to dine in Lake Worth! How awesome that you got a chance to participate in the VIP reception. Can't wait to try their seafood bake and the bacon maple milkshake!

    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Miss Rachel M. Thank you for your comment. I can't believe what I've been missing out on all these years, but then again, it's most likely that it took having a Chef like Chef Jeremy and the people behind him that are making sure they reach out to the food blogging community to help get the word out. I'm sure glad, cuz it's workin'. Enjoy, please tell them you read my blog next time you're in.