Mazie’s, one of South Florida’s more anticipated restaurants of the past several months, will officially open April 2 on Dixie Highway’s restaurant row in West Palm Beach.
Featuring “New World Comfort Food,’’ the restaurant is owned and operated by Chef Eric Baker, formerly of Delray Beach’s Max’s Harvest in Delray Beach and Jason Lakow, former general manager of Café Boulud in Pam Beach.
Mazie’s initially be open only for dinner but eventually will serve breakfast, lunch and brunch. The restaurant is approximately 2600 square feet, built from the ground up and features a tropical garden patio, a nine-seat bar and 65 seats. It was named for Baker’s grandmother, Mazie, whose parents immigrated to Brooklyn from Europe in the 1890s, and designed and ed and furnished by Scotty Wonders (scottywonders.com), the firm responsible for Zak the Baker and the rustic woodwork at the Wynwood Yard, each in Miami.
The interior features open spaces with unobstructed views of the nooks within the restaurant. Lighting includes hand welded rebar chandeliers in the entry lounge and in the dining room. Each fixture was gilded by hand using more than 1,500 sheets of gold leaf. A round, handcrafted six-person family style table features a lazy Susan to compliment the family style menu. The outdoor dining area is art deco inspired, with an urban rebar garden.
The dinner will feature a variety of entrees, all served with two sides. There will be 12 sides available. Each entrée comes with a sauce with 12 sauces to choose from. The dinner menu also will feature platters that can be shared, as well as daily specials.
“We have so enjoyed creating a menu that merges our family traditions and recipes with our own flair,” Baker said. “We like to think of Mazie’s as an all-day café meets neighborhood bistro.”
Photos: Nayo Martinez