Food News

Dean Max New "Concept Chef" at Renovated Cheeca Lodge

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.

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.  

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