The Plate: Risotto Fritters
The Place: Banyan Restaurant and Bar, 189 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach; 563-8871 or www.banyandelray.com.
The Price: $6 from 4 to 7 p.m. daily at the bar and high-tops; $10 on a regular menu.
The Skinny: Our happy hour gang has spent the summer checking out a different place each week. Our visit to Banyan was a happy one, with plentiful drinks and appetizers.
These Risotto Fritters essentially are balls of a lightly fried spinach, herb and saffron risotto with parmesan cheese. They were light, with a crispy crust and served with a slightly piquant marinara.
Also nice: the duck spring rolls, which were packed with savory bits of duck.
And not to be missed — the wonderful singer who serenaded us the night we were there with classics of the Great American Songbook.
— Scott Simmons