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Recap of City Cellar in West Palm Beach

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Disclosure: I was invited to dine as a guest of City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill and received a complimentary meal in exchange for this post. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill has been a staple in Downtown West Palm Beach since 1999, featuring an award-winning wine list and a enticing menu filled with dry-aged steaks, fresh pasta and seafood, pizzas, and a build-your-own cheese and charcuterie option with hard-to-find artisanal cheeses.

City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill West Palm Beach

There is so much to do and see in Downtown West Palm — I need to make it a point to head up that way much more often. On this particular night, I not only had reservations at City Cellar, but dinner was to be followed up by the 20th Anniversary Tour performance of Rent at the Kravis Center and an overnight stay at the Hilton West Palm Beach. All three locations are located within short walking distance of each other, so it made for a really fun (and convenient) girls night out for me and my fellow food-and-Rent lover Jill.

Talk about a great mid-week staycation…

But back to the food! I have been wanting to visit City Cellar for a while, but as I said, I don’t get up to WPB as much as I would like to. That’s definitely going to change though! The restaurant was really busy for early evening on a Wednesday — my guess is a lot of after-work happy hours and early dinners since it was a weeknight. It was a lively scene, which is always a good sign.

The menu at City Cellar has a little something for everyone, including hearth baked pizza, dry aged steaks, fresh pasta and seafood. A small-plates menu is offered featuring a daily flatbread, lobster mac ‘n cheese and other daily specials. A rotating menu of hard to find artisanal cheeses is available as well.

I was very excited to see that there were quite a few goat cheese options to choose from to create our own cheese and charcuterie platter. (In case you’re new here, I can’t have cow’s milk dairy, but I can have anything made from goat’s milk.)

Everyone loves a good cheese and charcuterie platter, especially if you’re meeting up with a couple friends for a drink after work. You can choose between a three- or five-piece platter, and add on extra accompaniments like white truffle honey, roasted marcona almonds, pickled vegetables, mixed Italian olives and house-made jam.

We didn’t mess around with our platter… I chose the Truffle Tremor, a soft, tangy and creamy goat cheese with subtle summer truffle flavor from Cypress Grove, CA, and the fruity, sweet and smooth Drunken Goat from Murcia, Spain, that is aged and soaked in wine. Jill opted for one cow’s milk cheese, the Mimolette from Lille, France, that had a sweet, smooth, caramel fudge-like finish. Together, we picked a domestic-style prosciutto from Iowa, and the smoked waygu salame from Salumeria Biellese, NY.

City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill West Palm Beach, Cheese and Charcuterie

It was an epic cheese and charcuterie platter to start off an epic evening.

All that meat and cheese made us crave something a little on lighter side — and the pear salad sounded like exactly what we needed. The salad consists of pears (duh), arugula, frisée, radicchio, Danish blue cheese (I asked to have this on the side), candied pecans and a spiced pear vinaigrette. There was such a great balance of texture and flavor going on, although it felt very fall-ish to me — and we’re in the thick of spring. This is definitely the kind of salad I could see being part of a Thanksgiving or holiday dinner, but nonetheless, I loved every single bite of it.

City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill West Palm Beach, Pear Salad

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