If you’re craving seafood, I have the place for you — and it’s called Costa Palm Beach. Tucked inside 150 Worth Avenue, Costa features the Mediterranean-style cuisine of Chef David Valencia and some of the best hummus that I’ve ever had; a breezy setting, just a short walk from the water (perfect for date night); and the most fabulous clam bake — that is still calling my name.
Costa Palm Beach will host Clam Bake Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to close all summer long. Now, this isn’t your typical clam bake, rather it’s a make-your-seafood-fantasies-come-true clambake. You’ll get clams, lobster and prawns layered high — and that is just the beginning. So, if you’re looking for a grand feast (or to truly spoil your out-of-town guests), Costa Palm Beach is soon to be your new home.
For Clam Bake Tuesdays, we highly recommend going in groups of at least 2 (OK, the restaurant recommends it, too), but the more the merrier, right? No really, it’s because of the amount of food you get — we didn’t go home hungry.
The cost of the clam bake is just $50 — and it’s worth every penny. Your night will begin with a glass of wine, or a bottle for a party of four. Then get ready to get whisked away to New England. First course is a creamy bowl of New England Clam Chowder filled with tender chunks of potato, the briny clam and fresh herbs. While it was rich and filling, it didn’t hold me down, rather it got my stomach prepared for what was to come.
Then came the feast. First, it was the seafood, a site in itself to see. Filled to the brim of a blue and white clay pot was freshly steamed lobster, prawns, clams, mussels, potatoes and fresh herbs. A mountain of deliciousness was set before my eyes — now where do I begin? Or, so I thought. The server then started delivering our sides — charred broccolini, purple potatoes and fresh herbs, roasted red onions, corn on the cob, grilled naan bread. There was a feast fit for a king or a queen or a whole royal family. Let the eating begin.
While I ate my heart out (and had leftovers to go home with), I wanted a sweet something to finish off the night. While Costa was lacking on chocolate dessert options that night, they did have a Red Velvet Molten Lava Cake on the menu. With a twist of my hand, I broke open the rich, chocolatey lava cake and out came an oozing, rich sweetness that was ready to be gobbled up. The warm chocolate goodness and the fresh raspberries melded together perfectly with the sweet cream anglaise — it was heaven on a plate & we highly recommend it.
The Summer Clam Bake at Costa Palm Beach takes place every Tuesday evening start at 5 p.m. Cost is $50 and this includes a glass of wine, a bowl of Clam Chowder soup and the clam bake with multiple sides. Additional glasses of wine and desserts are additional.
Costa Palm Beach is located at 150 Worth Ave (2nd floor) in Palm Beach. For more information, visit Costa Palm Beach online or call (561) 429-8456.
I was invited in to dine at Costa Palm Beach and received my meal free of charge. The opinions expressed here are my own.