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Globally inspired menu infused with mediterranean roots

Smaller Plates

Salmon Crudo

avocado, truffle, cilantro

Filet Carpaccio

watercress salad, orange segments, grana padano cheese, fried capers

Bread & Ziki

greek yogurt, garlic, cucumber, homemade pita

Mediterranean Pita Pocket

mushrooms, tomato, ziki, rib cap

Turkish Dumplings

prime ground lamb, spicy warm labneh, pistachio, sumac

Grilled Broccolini

chili herb vinaigrette, grana padano cheese

Roasted Veg

garden veggies, fresh pomodoro, basil, ricotta, sicilian castelvetrano

Creamy Local Salad

avocado, cucumber, pignoli, sunflower seed

 

Bigger Plates

House Ravioli

charred eggplant, garlic panko, shaved naxos graviera

Grilled Lamb Lollipops

ziki, lemon, parsley, oregano

Charred Octopus

greek fava, herb gremolata, shaved ninja radish

Quinoa Salmon

fennel, avocado, orange segment, herb, lemon, olive oil

 

Roasted Chicken

quinoa, fennel, avocado, orange segment, herb, lemon, olive oil

Acqua Pazza

seabream, fennel-tomato broth, potato, confit tomato, ciabatta

Prime Ribeye

potato purée stuffed mushroom, cippolini onion ring, burnt onion

Wagyu New York Strip

potato purée stuffed mushroom, cippolini onion ring, burnt onion

Desserts

Chocolate Torte with Roasted Corn Ice Cream

Pistachio Pâte à Choux with Orange Pistachio Baklava

 Ara's Signature Greek Yogurt Sherbet

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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