Liz Balmaseda

Liz Balmaseda covers food and dining for The Post.

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Recipe of the week: Best Thanksgiving turkey breast, with bacon-sage butter
 Who says you have to roast an entire turkey for Thanksgiving? Sure, a formal bird can be grand, but one of our favorite turkey-day shortcuts is just as grand in flavor.  The recipe comes to us from Tequesta personal chef Lenore Pinello, who roasts this holiday-worthy turkey breast. The white meat is made extra moist because...

Posted: 4 days ago

Who says you have to roast an entire turkey for Thanksgiving? Sure, a formal bird can be grand, but one of our favorite turkey-day shortcuts is just as grand in flavor.  The recipe comes to us from Tequesta personal chef Lenore Pinello, who roasts this holiday-worthy turkey breast. The white meat is made extra moist because...
Openings: Hurricane Grill & Wings to debut new ‘BTW’ concept in West Palm Beach
 A “hurricane” of the fast-casual variety is coming to suburban West Palm Beach next month. That’s when Hurricane BTW, a new national chain, opens its first franchise location on Okeechobee Boulevard, west of Jog Road.  To locals, it means a new spot for burgers, tacos and wings (aka “btw”), as well as tenders...

Posted: 5 days ago

A “hurricane” of the fast-casual variety is coming to suburban West Palm Beach next month. That’s when Hurricane BTW, a new national chain, opens its first franchise location on Okeechobee Boulevard, west of Jog Road.  To locals, it means a new spot for burgers, tacos and wings (aka “btw”), as well as tenders...
Lake Worth says au revoir to La Bonne Bouche, bonjour to Dayane’s Bistro
 The bright yellow trim and awnings of the charming French bistro on Lucerne Avenue are now splashed in a beach-y aqua hue, and a new sign has been hoisted outside.  After 18 years in business and a three-month makeover, La Bonne Bouche Bistro is now Dayane’s Bistro. The downtown Lake Worth mainstay, a spot popular for morning croissants...

Posted: 9 days ago

The bright yellow trim and awnings of the charming French bistro on Lucerne Avenue are now splashed in a beach-y aqua hue, and a new sign has been hoisted outside.  After 18 years in business and a three-month makeover, La Bonne Bouche Bistro is now Dayane’s Bistro. The downtown Lake Worth mainstay, a spot popular for morning croissants...
Green markets are open for season, check this guide for the best near you
 What’s not to love about green market season? The markets provide fresh produce from area farms, artisanal goods, local plants, baked goods, gourmet foods and much more. Plus it’s a great time to just get outside and enjoy South Florida’s fall season. Here’s info on some of our favorites around the county. Opens...

Posted: 10 days ago

What’s not to love about green market season? The markets provide fresh produce from area farms, artisanal goods, local plants, baked goods, gourmet foods and much more. Plus it’s a great time to just get outside and enjoy South Florida’s fall season. Here’s info on some of our favorites around the county. Opens...
Recipe of the week: smoky baby back ribs in a root beer glaze
 Beyond its compatibility with ice cream, root beer is a talented ingredient. With its sweet and earthy (yes, root-y) notes, it’s an elixir that pops in the presence of aromatic spices. And when used in meat dishes, root beer is a true gift. Baby back ribs in a root beer glaze, anyone? Yes, please!  In fact, in the recipe below...

Posted: 11 days ago

Beyond its compatibility with ice cream, root beer is a talented ingredient. With its sweet and earthy (yes, root-y) notes, it’s an elixir that pops in the presence of aromatic spices. And when used in meat dishes, root beer is a true gift. Baby back ribs in a root beer glaze, anyone? Yes, please!  In fact, in the recipe below...
New mini doughnut shop debuts in Boca Raton
 Doughboy Fresh, a new sweet shop specializing in gourmet mini doughnuts, has opened at Boca Raton’s busy Mizner Park. During the grand opening celebration Oct. 28, streams of customers got three free doughnuts each, plus half-off additional purchases. Food blogger Cristyle Egitto (@eatpalmbeach) tells us the shop was “slammed...

Posted: 12 days ago

Doughboy Fresh, a new sweet shop specializing in gourmet mini doughnuts, has opened at Boca Raton’s busy Mizner Park. During the grand opening celebration Oct. 28, streams of customers got three free doughnuts each, plus half-off additional purchases. Food blogger Cristyle Egitto (@eatpalmbeach) tells us the shop was “slammed...
New at Butcher Shop, ‘grab-go’ sandwiches that are entree-worthy
 The local grab-and-go scene continues to elevate. The latest notable pickup menu comes to us from The Butcher Shop, the meat-centric restaurant and beer garden in downtown West Palm Beach. With a full butcher shop on premises, the family-owned restaurant’s sandwich offerings are entrée worthy – they are stacked with meats...

Posted: 12 days ago

The local grab-and-go scene continues to elevate. The latest notable pickup menu comes to us from The Butcher Shop, the meat-centric restaurant and beer garden in downtown West Palm Beach. With a full butcher shop on premises, the family-owned restaurant’s sandwich offerings are entrée worthy – they are stacked with meats...
Liz recommends: Restaurants in West Palm, Palm Beach
 These are the restaurants Palm Beach Food Editor Liz Balmaseda recommends in Central Palm Beach County. There's a good reason why Chef Julien Gremaud's hip, sunny eatery is a busy spot at night: His small plates and shareable selections are both refined and decadent. But why limit your visit to this downtown West Palm eatery to nighttime...

Posted: 16 days ago

These are the restaurants Palm Beach Food Editor Liz Balmaseda recommends in Central Palm Beach County. There's a good reason why Chef Julien Gremaud's hip, sunny eatery is a busy spot at night: His small plates and shareable selections are both refined and decadent. But why limit your visit to this downtown West Palm eatery to nighttime...
Don’t miss: Salute Market hosts a party tonight to raise funds for Puerto Rico
 Palm Beach Gardens restaurant, Salute Market, is partnering with the “House Our Heroes” charity to host an evening of appetizers and cocktails to help raise funds for Puerto Rico’s needy.  The charity will work with the county’s Puerto Rican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to help relocate and house veterans...

Posted: 16 days ago

Palm Beach Gardens restaurant, Salute Market, is partnering with the “House Our Heroes” charity to host an evening of appetizers and cocktails to help raise funds for Puerto Rico’s needy.  The charity will work with the county’s Puerto Rican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to help relocate and house veterans...
Six delicious sandwiches to savor
 I crave sandwiches all year long. A well-assembled sandwich, after all, is the perfect meal, a flavorful pocket of essentials.  Here are some of my Palm Beach County favorites.  You’ll find this hefty beast on the “Meet the Reubens” section of Junior’s enormous menu. This “combo” includes...

Posted: 16 days ago

I crave sandwiches all year long. A well-assembled sandwich, after all, is the perfect meal, a flavorful pocket of essentials.  Here are some of my Palm Beach County favorites.  You’ll find this hefty beast on the “Meet the Reubens” section of Junior’s enormous menu. This “combo” includes...
Recipe of the week: a Guarnaschelli lasagna to know by heart
 As holiday season nears, so do occasions for spending time with loved ones. November gives reasons to cook for such occasions – and I’m not referring to the obligatory turkey roast. We suspect we’ll have our fill of turkey and fixings, pies and all that, on the fourth Thursday of November. But what about other gatherings...

Posted: 18 days ago

As holiday season nears, so do occasions for spending time with loved ones. November gives reasons to cook for such occasions – and I’m not referring to the obligatory turkey roast. We suspect we’ll have our fill of turkey and fixings, pies and all that, on the fourth Thursday of November. But what about other gatherings...