A familiar name is set to debut a farm-to-table restaurant in the old Spoto’s Water Bar location in Palm Beach Gardens. . . and it’s not who you might think.
Max Restaurant Group is slated to open The Cooper (4610 PGA Boulevard, Suite 100, Palm Beach Gardens) sometime in May. But we’re not talking local farm-to-table maven Dennis Max, whose own restaurants are under the umbrella of the Max Group. Max Restaurant Group is a Connecticut-based firm with eight eateries in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
But there is a Dennis Max connection. It’s chef Adam Brown, late of the Burt Rapoport-Dennis Max collaboration, Burt & Max’s, which is still going gangbusters in West Delray’s sprawling Delray Marketplace.
Details are still sketchy at the moment, but The Cooper will reportedly style itself as something of an upscale tavern, featuring Old Florida decor, plus a roster of mixological cocktails and craft wines and beers. The menu is said to focus on steaks, seafood and burgers, though you can bet Brown will throw in plenty of his own twists.
When I get more info, you’ll be the first to know.