Florida blue crab cake

Florida blue crab cake with Creole rémoulade at Patio Delray in Delray Beach. (Patio Delray/Courtesy / January 16, 2013)

What's happening in food and dining around South Florida.

Bistro Bon Marché

3111 N. Surf Road, Hollywood, 954-842-2389, BistroBonMarche.com

A French fusion restaurant using mostly organic ingredients has dramatically renovated the former Oceans Eleven overlooking the boardwalk and the beach.

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Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily inside amid sleek white leather sofas and chairs in a light and airy room framed by large windows or on the wraparound patio, where torches at night beckon. They also soon offer yoga classes

"The response is amazing. We're going to have to start taking reservations soon," owner Marco Proulx said in a press release. The yoga enthusiast moved from Montreal two years ago, hence the French-speaking staff.

Start your day with orange French toast ($10), sweet or savory crepes ($9), smoothies ($9) or mimosas ($8). Signature appetizers for lunch and dinner are conch salad ($11) and escargot ($12). For lunch, go sinful with poutine made with hand-cut fries, demi-glace and cheese curds ($11; add lobster for $5 more) or healthy with a salad of candied pecans, Gruyere, apple and whole-grain truffle vinaigrette ($11). Dinner favorites are almond-crusted salmon with Canadian maple caramelized glaze and pan-seared duck breast with wild-mushroom risotto, asparagus and port-wine demi (both $24).

"People can't believe the food that comes out of that kitchen," Proulx said.

Yoga classes are expected to begin in February, pending construction.


301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 561-922-6699, TanzyRestaurant.com

This enchanting Italian eye-pleaser in the iPic Theater in Mizner Park has introduced a happy hour and made its patio even more enticing by installing fire pits, open-flame heaters and dangling lanterns.

"We are dedicated to providing local executives and people looking to socialize and relax with friends in a unique environment to enhance their weekday evenings," says Hamid Hashemi, president and CEO of iPic Entertainment.

Happy hour at the bar, lounge and south patio — 4-7 p.m. weekdays — include $4 draft beer and $5 made-from-scratch cocktails enhanced with herbs from the patio garden and food specials, all of which will change seasonally.

Current cocktails are a lemon-drop martini and must-try planter's punch. Bar bites are caprese panini and meatball platter for $7, as well as tempura Brussels sprouts and pan-seared calamari for $9.

Latest additions to the regular lunch menu are seared ahi tuna salad ($16) and three sandwiches: Cajun-marinated grilled rib eye ($17), lemon-marinated chicken and prosciutto with avocado and caramelized shallots ($13) and beef dip topped with melted Gruyere ($14).

Dinner updates are wedge salad with crispy pancetta ($6) and linguine with clams and mussels ($24).

Patio Delray

800 Palm Trail, Delray Beach, 561-279-0880, PatioDelray.com

This secluded, season-centric restaurant is featuring a collection of dishes through March.