Congratulations to our 2017 Savor Table Decor Contest Winners:
1st Place Winner & People's Choice Winner - Salt7
2nd Place Winner - 50 Ocean
3rd Place Winner - Max's Harvest
Savor Survey Winner: Ann A. Congratulations!
South Florida's Top Culinary Event Celebrates its Ninth Year on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach!
One of the hallmarks of South Florida's high season is its most celebrated culinary event: Savor the Avenue. Savor the Avenue was launched nine years ago by Delray & Boca Magazines with Delray Beach's Downtown Development Authority. Guests can experience an epic al fresco dinner table seating hundreds of people who dine on a scrumptious multicourse dinner in the middle of Downtown Delray Beach. The elegant dining table now stretches for five blocks down the middle of picturesque Atlantic Avenue. It seats more than 1,100 people, and there are typically 15-18 participating restaurants. There is a friendly competition among restaurants to outdo one another when it comes to table decor - and prizes are awarded for the top three winners of this effort.
The event also benefits a local charity; this year a portion of all tickets sold will benefit the Delray Beach Public Library.
Reservations are required and must be made directly through the participating Delray Beach restaurants starting February 1st.
This year, in addition to the judging panel, there will also be a People’s Choice Award granted to the restaurant with the best table décor. Be sure to vote for your favorite Savor the Avenue tablescape by uploading a picture of it to Facebook or Instagram, using #SavorPeoplesChoice and checking in to or tagging the restaurant name.
Click here to view the 2017 Savor the Avenue menus.
2017 Participating Restaurants*:
Schedule of Events
Greet, Toast & Dine:
5:30–6:15 p.m.: After checking in, enjoy a complimentary drink during the welcome reception provided by each participating restaurant. Locate your seats at Florida’s longest dining table, and prepare to enjoy a beautiful night.
6 p.m.: Seating begins.
6:15 p.m.: Welcome comments, grand toast provided by Steve Weagle, Chief Meteorologist, WPTV
6:30–9 p.m.: Four-course dinner to be served with custom adult-beverage pairings.
7:30 p.m.: Table Decor Contest winner announced.
Attire: Downtown Delray Beach evening casual
Parking: Public parking lots and garage parking are available, as well as some valet locations. Atlantic Avenue will be closed during the event. Side streets will remain open for vehicle access. Visit DowntownDelrayBeach.com/parking for more parking information
2017 Savor the Avenue Charity Partner:
The Ladies Improvement Association founded the Delray Beach Public Library in 1913, with 40 books. One hundred and three years later, we have more than 36,000 items in just our Children’s Department alone. The Delray Beach Public Library exists to enrich the lives of the individuals of Delray Beach’s diverse communities by creating and sustaining superior public library services. We provide patrons with extensive book and media collections, access to wireless internet, art exhibits, concerts, volunteer opportunities and extensive programming for adults, young adults and children. Our library is a place for community, learning, and interaction. Each month the library holds numerous FREE classes and programs on topics ranging from book discussions, self-improvement, current events and computer classes. The Children’s Department was renovated this year and offers weekly story hours for all ages and special programs and crafts to help growing readers build their imagination and excel in school. For a complete list of all Library programs, please visit our website at www.delraylibrary.org
Presented by: Delray Beach Magazine, Boca Raton Magazine, Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority