Nationally recognized by the James Beard Foundation as a “Great Regional Chef of America,” seafood provocateur, Chef Dean James Max, announces his second modern-American restaurant in South Florida, 3800 Ocean, at the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa. The May 11th opening is the official open-to-the-public push complementing the restaurants soft opening earlier this year in January. Much like its sister restaurant, 3030 Ocean, in Fort Lauderdale, 3800 Ocean will feature a seafood-driven menu with an emphasis on sophisticated, yet simple American creations.
With fresh-from-the-ocean sustainable oysters, clams, fish and crab and ingredients from Swank Specialty Produce’s hydroponic farm, the menu changes weekly and includes raw bar, small plates and large plates options. Menu items change weekly and are inspired by season and availability, artisanal favorites include Roasted Kabocha Pumpkin Soup with Peekytoe Crab Salad ($13), Ahi Coconut Tuna Ceviche with cilantro, Serrano peppers, green onions and coconut sauce ($15) and Apricot Glazed Grilled Mahi with Yukon gold potato puree, brocollini, cippolini onion and coconut curry sauce ($26).
“Modern cuisine embraces a dedication to simplicity, freshness and intensity of flavor,” says Max. “Sourcing is the key. My cuisine relies more on balancing flavors than on heavy spicing so finding the best ingredients available is a must.”
Joining Max in this kitchen is his local Executive Chef, Larry LaValley, formerly of DeVito South Beach and Nemo. “We are excited to be a part of the northern migration of great restaurants hitting Palm Beach County,” says LaValley. “Our goal is to share our best-of-the-best culinary approach with our locals delighting them with quality ingredients and sustainable practices.”
Crowned by the Great American Seafood Cook-off 2010 as the “King of American Seafood,” Max invites his Palm Beach guests to interact with his staff through an open kitchen. The dining room offers stunning views that pay homage to Max’s muse and the inspiration of his first cookbook “A Life By the Sea: the Atlantic Ocean.”
Award-winning Chef Dean James Max has received many accolades including the National Restaurant Association 2006 Award for “Best Chef of South Florida” and has been a finalist for the James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef: South” in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Max is the owner and chef of Amp 150, Cleveland, Ohio; Latitude 41, Columbus, Ohio; The Brasserie, Grand Cayman, the Cayman Islands; Asador, Dallas, Texas; 3030 Ocean, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; and 3800 Ocean, Singer Island, Florida.
3800 Ocean is Chef Dean Max’s sixth restaurant concept, which opened in January 2011 in the Palm Beach Marriot Singer Island Resort & Spa at its namesake location 3800 North Ocean Drive in Riviera Beach – Singer Island, Florida. The restaurant is inspired by farm-to-table ingredients and sustainable practices. 3800 Ocean’s Executive Chef, Larry LaValley, caters to the locals with a menu, which changes weekly. The restaurant is open daily from 6p.m. to 10 p.m. for reservations please call 561.340.1795 or visit opentable.com.