When Cheeca Lodge & Spa reopens in Islamorada this December 15th, its landmark Atlantic's Edge restaurant will be under the creative direction of newly hired "Concept Chef" Dean James Max -- who is known closer to home for his 3030 Ocean at the Marriott Harbor Beach in Ft. Lauderdale.
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The Edge menu will remain focused on "modern American seafood" and prime steaks, but the renovated restaurant will feature a new glassed-in wine cellar with over 150 labels -- and, presumably, a newfound finesse finagled by Mr. Max.
Also returning to the property will be a newly spruced Nikai Sushi eatery, a refurbished oceanside Tiki Bar, and unaltered romantic views of the Atlantic Ocean.