Cathy Balestriere, general manager of Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas, today announced that the popular, Key West-style vacation spot hosted nearly 300 hungry friends and fans last week at its fourth annual Best Bite on the Ave restaurant competition.
For the second year in a row, the winning eatery was Caffe Luna Rosa, the popular beachside restaurant that recently was once again named Restaurant of the Year by the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Deck 84 was the runner-up in this year’s Best Bite on the Ave taste-off, which also included Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, City Oyster, Caffe Martier, Pizza Rustica and Vic & Angelo’s.
“This was a win-win-win promotion in which everyone had a good time and savored some tasty food samplings from eight outstanding restaurants while simultaneously raising more than $750 each for two worthwhile local nonprofit organizations: the HOW Foundation of South Florida, which provides hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) scholarship funding for wounded warriors and others in need, and Project Holiday, which supports local families who have loved ones serving in the armed forces around the world,” said Balestriere.
The fun and festive event was held throughout the hotel, around both beach-like swimming pools and the two large Tiki Huts, and included live music from The Blanche Ely Marching Tiger Band and Jazz Band from Pompano Beach, FL, as well as by singer Michele Lynn.
Previous Best Bite on the Ave winners include Tryst Gastropub in 2013 and Prime Delray in 2012.
Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas creates a real tranquil environment for guests, even though the boutique hotel is just steps away from the shops and restaurants along Delray Beach’s popular Atlantic Avenue. The two poolside tiki bar are stocked with an array of tropical drinks, wines and both domestic and imported beer, with a music-filled happy hour from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The four new luxury villas offer all the high tech amenities that today’s sophisticated travelers desire, including large, flat screen Smart TVs with access to NetFlix, Bluetooth and WiFi, plus every bed has a Beausommet mattress by Essentia, the “World’s Only Natural Memory Foam Mattress.” Also, slate satin headboards, three dimensional glass plate artwork, wood plank porcelain flooring, deco quartz countertops and original paintings from local artists and galleries.
In addition to being admitted to the TripAdvisor® Hall of Fame 2015, Crane’s Beach House has been named to the prestigious Expedia Insiders Select List™ listing “the world’s best hotels” as judged by the experience of Expedia® travelers, and earlier this year it received a certificate of recognition for gathering exceptional guest ratings and reviews from Hotels.com customers. Crane’s also is a repeated recipient of the Florida Superior Small Lodging Association’s prestigious Donal A. Dermody White Glove Award for housekeeping excellence and exceptional service.
For more information please contact Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas at 561.278.1700 or visit the website at www.cranesbeachhouse.com.