A charming cottage restaurant west of Ocean Drive prepares some of the best food around—not just in Vero Beach, but all of South Florida. The chefs, classically trained, present a trip around the globe through food, but the setting, although effortlessly elegant (think pale blue coral-printed fabrics and a brick fireplace), is down-to-earth. Putting the crab in crab cake, an appetizer's two jumbo patties have scarcely anything but sweet, fresh flesh; the Southern-inspired
corn-and-pepper sauce surrounding them is heavenly. For dinner, the inside-out chicken saltimbocca (rolled up, stuffed, and sliced) hits a high note, and the English pudding dessert is perfectly sticky and sweet. To boot, there's a notable wine list.