Twenty Twenty Grille Opens in Boca

I posted yesterday about the resurgent restaurant scene in Boca’s sprawling Royal Palm Place, and here’s one more bit of evidence.

It’s Twenty Twenty Grille (141 Via Naranjas, 561/990-7969), an elegant, intimate outpost of sophisticated modern American cooking from the husband-and-wife team of Ron and Rhonda Weisheit. The couple, both chefs, come to Boca from Newburyport, Mass., where they operated a bakery-catering company once featured in Food Network’s Cupcake Wars.

The former (and short-lived) Artizan Flatbread Company location has been transformed into a whimsical yet stylish dining room with taupe banquettes, gleaming black lacquer tables, a purple accent wall and a visually arresting wall sculpture made from an old wooden refrigerator door.

Ron Weisheit’s food sounds like some of the most exciting to hit the local dining scene in awhile, with starters like smoked tomato bisque with lump crabmeat, basil creme fraiche and lobster “caviar;” entrees like chili and ginger-rubbed Florida snapper with drunken crab fondue, conch beignet and mango-horseradish chutney; and desserts like salted caramel creme brulee.

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting hungry just writing about it.

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