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Globally inspired menu infused with mediterranean roots

Raw & Fresh

Iced Out Oysters

 

Tacos

salmon or tuna

 

Octopus Carpaccio

fried leeks. avocado purée. chive oil. roasted red pepper spheres. herb vinaigrette. toasted marcona almond. bruinoise shallot.

 

Beef Carpaccio

watercress arugula salad. shaved parmesan. blood orange vinaigrette. fried capers. toasted pistachios. grilled naan

Apps

Manti Dumplings

labneh fermented chili sauce.  toasted sesame seeds. sumac cilantro.


Vegetable Manti Dumplings

labneh fermented chili sauce. toasted sesame seeds. sumac cilantro.


Cream of Mushroom Soup

fried egg yolk . wild mushrooms. shaved parm


Focaccia Muffins

(2 per order) garlic butter. whipped bone marrow butter. sel gris.


Winter Gourd Risotto

honey mustard sauce. toasted pumpkin seeds. micro herbs.


Charred Octo Tentacles

black garlic sauc. olive leche de tigre. potato pave. herb aioli.


Fondu for Two

gougeres. pillowy cloud


Pizz-Ara

garlic oil. prosciutto. marinated grapes. stratitella cheese. aged balsamic. arugula.  

Main

Butter Crusted Salmon Filet

butter poached potatoes. pinot noir. leeks.

 

Crispy Branzino

vermouth cream sauce. gently whilted Swiss chard. butter beans. caviar.

 

Ara Burger

house made pickles. yogurt sauce. butter lettuce. french fried potato. caramelized onion aioli. truffle fries.

 

Gnocchi Pomodoro

goat cheese pecorino buffalo mozzarella.sausage crumble. basil.

 

Carabineros Prawn Pasta

 

Ratatouille

 

Chicken “Parm” Roulade

wild mushrooms. mozzarella. garlic spinach.

 

Fazoletti Pasta

braised leg of lamb. lamb jus tzatziki. dukkah. coriander blossoms. mint. cherry tomato.

 

Filet Mignon

smoked eggplant. tomato stuffed. labneh horseradish sauce

 

NY Strip

crispy onion rings. pomme purée. roasted pumpkin. salsa agrodolce. 

+bone marrow  +white truffle

Desserts

Pavlova Pop Corn


Pistachio Cream Puff 

An executive team with backgrounds at the world's most prestigious

Steven Fondu

Owner

Steven Fondu burst upon the Palm Beach restaurant scene, having gained valuable seasoning in several New York City restaurants. With a bit of tutelage from his father who owned and operated eight restaurants in New York, Steven has become one of Palm Beach's brightest and most enthusiastic young restaurateurs. 

He honed his appreciation and passion for the restaurant business since early childhood. His father's restaurants became a playground for Steven as a boy and his love of the business carried through to adulthood where his dream of opening his own restaurant is now a reality. Steven brings that NY vibe, keen business expertise, exquisite pallet and outstanding service skills to Ara in Jupiter. 

Ara features globally inspired cuisine with a Southern Mediterranean flair, complimented by irresistible, inventive hand crafted cocktails in an upscale, chic environment reflective of his personality, spirit, and demand for excellence. For his guests, it will be an experience like none other! Come meet Steven Fondu! 

Kayla Casale

Executive Chef

Kayla Casale, a 28-year-old chef from Union, New Jersey, found her culinary passion at home, surrounded by her Italian heritage and family recipes. Her early experiences include making traditional dishes and planning intricate family meals, which led her to pursue a culinary education at Johnson and Wales University and Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. After gaining industry experience in notable Las Vegas restaurants, she transitioned to working at The French Laundry, where she refined her skills and developed a keen palate. Later, she became a private chef in Miami, serving athletes and high-profile clients, before accepting an executive Chef position at a Mediterranean restaurant. Now, at Ara, she aims to offer unique cuisine for Palm Beach County while fostering a learning-focused kitchen environment.

Jake Nicholas

Press/Media

Sean Mulligan

Manager

Eumi Lee

Sommelier

Griffin Robb

Bar Manager

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