The Addison receives Five Star Diamond Award for Kosher cuisine


BOCA RATON, FL – Boca Raton weddings and events venue, the Addison accepted the first Five Star Diamond ever awarded for glatt kosher cuisine at the Golden Age Gala on March 31, as roughly 100 of the most influential South Florida Orthodox Jewish leaders looked on. “The Addison has raised the bar for the entire South Florida community when it comes to outstanding service, atmosphere and cuisine and we have been proud to have them as members of the Five Star Diamond club. It is no surprise their new glatt kosher catering program offers the same excellence and has earned them the 2015 Five Star Diamond,” said Joseph Cinque, CEO and President of the AAHS. Guests arrived to the restored Spanish inspired property, built by architect Addison Mizner in 1926, to roaring 20s music provided by Good Vibrations and over-the-top décor designed and donated by Daniel Events owner Benny Ofer, complete with a faux speakeasy façade, scattered old-fashioned light posts and life-size props placed throughout the courtyard. The outdoor cocktail reception wowed guests as they lounged on antique living room furniture on loan from Refinery Vintage, placed under the venue’s famed pair of 100-year-old Banyan trees. The Addison served glatt kosher cocktails and butler-passed hors d’oeuvres, including spicy tuna tostada, mini salmon cakes, nutcrusted chicken skewers and tomato basil crostini, among others. Inside the historical Main Dining Room, draping white fabric, hanging crystal accents and tall floral centerpieces merged with the natural old-world feel of the restored 1920s’ space to create a perfect incarnation of Gatsby-inspired grandeur. Famed tenor Christopher Macchio, who traveled straight from a performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City to attend the gala with Mr. Cinque, treated guests to a surprise performance. The official 2015 Five Star Diamond was awarded to Addison Executive Chef Patrick Duffy and the executive team as guests enjoyed individual vanilla rum cakes. Upon acceptance of the 2015 Five Star Diamond award, Addison Director Zoe Lanham thanked the AAHS for bestowing the honor as well as her team for earning it. “The cornerstone of an Addison event has always been providing a superior dining experience for guests, and our staff is both inspired by and dedicated to exceeding that expectation every day,” she explained. “The amazing response we have received to our new glatt kosher catering program from such respected members of the Jewish community as Rabbi Josh Broide, founder of the BRJE, Dr. William and Deborah Rand, founders of the Rand Eye Institute and Matthew Hocherman, executive director of the Boca Raton Synagogue, among so many others here tonight is a testament to the group of talented and hardworking people I am fortunate enough to have on my team.”