Matteo Vicinanza pays attention to the details. It’s what drives him to arrive at his Matteo’s Garden Club eatery in Palm Beach early every morning to start baking his signature crusty Italian bread from scratch. It’s what compels him to make every soup from scratch — from butternut squash with lump crab and a dollop of crème fraiche to killer matzoh ball soup to gazpacho topped with croutons.
His pasta is painstakingly rolled out on a KitchenAid attachment, each piece cut by hand and filled by him alone, every day. Every one of his desserts, except for the gelati and sorbets, are homemade — from the tiramisu to the warm, flourless chocolate grappa cake, the limoncello cake made with homemade limoncello, and the light, addictive almond macaroons. Those macaroons are so beloved that guests will request them and serve them as party favors at their birthday parties.
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MATTEO’S GARDEN CLUB
Located at 140 Sunrise Avenue, Palm Beach; 561-833-6600; open Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.