The Right Angle – Chef Matthew McGhee

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I open this post with an excerpt from my “OpenTable” review from our July 6th dining experience at Angle when the property was part of the Ritz Carlton.  I do so because the same team from our July dining experience gave a repeat performance as Angle is now part of EAU Spa.

OpenTable Review: This was my second dining experience at Angle and I must say the entire team gave their all.  We’d had an incredible server during our last visit but, upon returning we were informed that he no longer worked at Angle.  We were assured that we’d be taken care of and we were – – Anna and Ralph were extremely professional and attentive to our every need.  Don, the F & B manager’s professionalism and presence in dealing with a questionable bottle of wine was superb.  And Chef Matthew McGhee – – the food was simply outstanding.

The Grand Opening – – Angle at EAU

EAU
EAU

 

After receiving the above invite from Chef McGhee we headed to Palm Beach to support him and his team for the grand opening of Angle.  With the “Well Healed” Palm Beach crowd flooding the immaculate property and Chef Matthew McGhee on his game, we partook in a variety of dishes that delighted the palate and awakened the senses.  One of my favorite hors d’oeuvres of the evening was the Foie Gras encased by Cotton Candy.   As the evening festivities got on the way and the bubbly flowed, we sat out to find the Mad Hatter, Alice and all sorts of characters one might find when venturing out into wonderland. I must admit my search turned to devouring the additional passed hors d’oeuvres – – the amazing pumpkin soup, caviar tacos and wagyu beef prepared us for more amazing treats from Chef McGhee and his team.

 

Angle
Angle

 

Angle
Angle

 

Angle
Angle

 

Angle
Angle

 

Angle
Angle

 

Tasting Station
Tasting Station

 

Organic Beets
Organic Beets

 

Pierre Jouet
Pierre Jouet

 

Warm Spinach, Tomatoes and Oysters
Warm Spinach, Tomatoes and Oysters

 

 Tomatoes
Tomatoes

 

Oysters
Oysters

 

Wood Grilled Octopus
Wood Grilled Octopus

 

Sturgeon
Sturgeon

 

Beef
Beef

 

Caviar Tacos nestled in wheatgrass
Caviar Tacos nestled in wheatgrass

 

Caviar Tacos nestled in wheatgrass
Caviar Tacos nestled in wheatgrass

 

The team that made the return so worthwhile.

Chef McGhee
Chef McGhee

 

Chef McGhee
Chef McGhee

 

Ralph, Don and Anna
Ralph, Don and Anna

 

Ralph, Don and Anna
Ralph, Don and Anna

 

Cotton Candy Encased Foie Gras, Pumpkin Soup & Wagyu Beef
Cotton Candy Encased Foie Gras, Pumpkin Soup & Wagyu Beef

 

Hors d'oeurves
Hors d’oeurves

 

Ralph returning with my request Cotton Candy Foie Gras
Ralph returning with my request Cotton Candy Foie Gras

 

Ahhh.....the eye of the beholder - Cotton Candy Foie Gras
Ahhh…..the eye of the beholder – Cotton Candy Foie Gras

 

Me and my Cotton Candy Foie Gras - DELICIOUS!!!!!!
Me and my Cotton Candy Foie Gras – DELICIOUS!!!!!!

 

In need of a refill, I followed Don outside to the Champagne station.  Found the Mad Hatter and now the hunt for Alice is almost on – – bubbly first.

 

The Mad Hatter
The Mad Hatter

 

Heading to the bubbly
Heading to the bubbly

 

Nicolas Fiwuette
Nicolas Fiwuette

 

Don with the bubbly
Don with the bubbly

 

As luck would have it, a pirate just happen to be on our way to the infamous rabbit-hole where nearby tracks lead us to………

 

Pirate
Pirate

 

Rabbit Tracks
Rabbit Tracks

 

Success – – Found Alice and now dessert!!!!!!

 

Found Alice
Found Alice

 

We were graciously led to the sweet treats outside and a little entertainment before heading down the rabbit-hole.

 

Angle
Angle

 

Angle
Angle

 

Angle
Angle

 

Angle
Angle

 

Angle
Angle

 

Angle
Angle

 

Baked Apple Confit
Baked Apple Confit

 

Dessert
Dessert

 

Creme Brulee
Creme Brulee

 

After several stops at every dessert station we finally made our way out and to our guide.  Down the rabbit-hole (elevator) we went.

 

The Rabbit-Hole Entrance
The Rabbit-Hole Entrance

 

Inside the Rabbit-Hole
Inside the Rabbit-Hole

 

THE RABBIT-HOLE!!!!!!!!

 

The rabbit hole
The rabbit hole

We finally made it to the “rabbit-hole” where one lucky attendee’s stamped card will be drawn for a return visit to the lovely EAU Spa and dinner at Angle — fingers crossed.

All in all we had a great stay at EAU and enjoyed celebrating the Grand Opening of Angle with Chef McGhee.  This party atmosphere did not distract Chef McGhee from his passion as the bite size dishes made their way to us but, if you truly want to experience first-hand what’s behind the madness that tastes so unbelievably good – – make a reservation and let Chef McGhee know that I sent you.

Now that season is in, I’m looking forward to returning to Angle as Chef McGhee has promised to let me in the kitchen to sample new cuisine and to fill Sagacious Palate with more visual temptations.

And now we relax………..

 

The Atlantic and pool
The Atlantic and pool

Not only do you have the opportunity to truly experience great cuisine you also have the chance to experience the incredible EAU Spa – – ideal for working off the calories or just basking in the lap of luxury.

 

Up Next: Café Boulud Palm Beach

 

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