Northwood Village in West Palm Beach hosts their monthly Art & Wine Promenade tomorrow night. It’s the Tropical Mango Celebration so in addition to the usual artists and vendors, they’re promising mango themed menus and beverages backed by ‘island music”.
Friday night, the shops and galleries along Northwood Road will remain open and the owners are happy for you to browse. Usually, I’m a bit intimidated to enter frou-frou art galleries and antique shops but during the Promenade the business owners go out of their way to make you feel welcome. And nothing says ‘welcome’ like a complimentary glass of wine.
On our first visit to the Promenade, Mr. R. and I stumbled across Bistro Bistro, a French bistro and bakery. Mon Dieu! While sipping our wine, we pored lustfully over contents of the bakery case. Pointing to a chocolatey looking confection, Mr. R. inquired as to what it was.
“Eet ees ahhh-zuuul-nuuut,” the woman replied.
Mr. R. looked to me, bewildered.
“Hazelnut, babe,” I translated from Frenglish.
To say Mr. R. was in is a massive understatement.
If you’re local or just visiting the area tomorrow, you won’t want to miss this fun celebration of art, wine, and small business. Toss in mangoes and island music, it’ll be like you’re in the Caribbean. And if you play your cards right, maybe you can even get your “ahhh-zuuul-nuuut” on.