Perhaps the most anticipated restaurant in Palm Beach County, Fla., will happen Feb. 12 when 1000 Noth officially opens its doors in Jupiter. Partners in the 1000 North restaurant and private club include NBA legend Michael Jordan, PGA Tour star Ernie Els and Marvin Shanken, publisher of the Wine Spectator magazine.
Along with developers Ira Fenton and former New York Giant Tucker Fredrickson, who co-developed The Bear’s Club for golf legend Jack Nicklaus and The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club and Spa (now Trump National Golf Club, Jupiter).
“1000 North will be uniquely different,” Fenton said. “We want our guests to think about the total experience long after they’ve dined with us.”
1000 North will include a dining area; a private club with limited membership; The Tavern, a stylish yet casual meeting place for after-work cocktails or Sunday sports events; and The Terrace, an alfresco garden with tropical décor. Wherever guests sit, they’ll have water views and a sweeping vista of the Jupiter Lighthouse.
Executive Chef Lee Morris brings his Southern heritage to the kitchen. A graduate of Johnson
& Wales in Charleston, S.C., Morris followed culinary school with a stint at the Hall Management Group, the Lowcountry’s foremost collection of fine dining restaurants. His Nashville experience includes The Palm, Bricktop’s, and the Hillstone Restaurant Group. Morris’ roots are evident in dishes such as Charleston She-Crab Soup, Bourbon & Hay-Roasted Oysters, and Joyce Farms Rotisserie Chicken.
Shanken and famed wine importer Bill Terlato have created a roll call small-batch wines from California, Europe, and beyond. The 20 regulat wine-by-the-glass will be amplified by the same number of Reserve Wines, giving diners a chance to sample great vintages in three- or six-ounce servings.
“We collaborated with a group of talented, like-minded people to create a club and dining experience that just doesn’t exist in South Florida,” Els said. “We love having homes here, but wanted to give this area a place it truly deserved – the type of destination people would normally travel to Miami or New York to find.”
Feature photo by CJ Walker