The world on a plate? These three newcomers serve it up.

DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA: DE LA TIERRA, 106 S. Swinton Ave., (561) 272-5678
Johnny Vinczencz, of South Beach’s Astor Place fame, heads up the coast to quaint Delray Beach with his lauded new Florida food — think farm stand meets the Caribbean. Lodged in the landmark Sundy House, De La Tierra warrants the coastal trek for jerk-seared, ancho cinnamon pork tenderloin and bison strip steak. Dine amid the lush gardens, where the staff grows much of its own produce.

SILICON VALLEY, CALIFORNIA: HELIOS, 10030 S. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino, (408) 873-1000
Greek for sun, Helios bills itself as a global brasserie, serving dishes that hail from the sunny Mediterranean shores. The design, featuring Moroccan mosaic-topped tables, Indian textile-covered bar stools, and French doors opening onto the veranda, does its duty to transport. Chef Patricia Tracey takes you the rest of the way there preparing coastal cuisine using the bounty of local farms.

WASHINGTON, D.C.: ZAYTINYA, 701 9th St. NW, (202) 638-0800
The team behind the wildly popular tapas joint Jaleo launches a pan-Med version in Zaytinya, Turkish for olive oil. What tapas are to Spain, mezes are to Greece, Turkey, and Lebanon, from whence Zaytinya’s small plates hail. Executive chef Jose Andres designed the menu to include relatively familiar fare (baba ganoush) among the exotics. And the sky-blue, whitewashed interior does a fine impression of the Greek Isles’ Santorini. —