Thanksgiving dinner at 3800 Ocean at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island will be a welcome party, of sorts, for Marc Rosen, the restaurant’s new executive chef, who will show off a buffet menu of traditional holiday fare.
“We’ve pulled together the ‘ultimate’ Thanksgiving menu,’’ Rosen said.
While Rosen is new to 3800 Ocean, he is a familiar face around South Florida, having held executive chef positions at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens and Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. During his 40-year career, Rosen opened the Renaissance Boston Patriot Place Hotel, and worked at Bar Louie Tavern & Grill and the Providence Hilton, and The Capital Grille. He also was corporate chef for La Strada Corporation in Chicago.
“It started with the location,’’ Rosen said. “It’s a beautiful resort – hotel and spa – and the team is amazing. The staff make it a priority to ensure guests have a memorable visit and it’s evident why guests love to return here. The team makes me feel the same way. I feel like I’ve known everyone here for years. ‘’
Rosen already has incorporated some menu specials and tweaked dishes based on guest feedback. He will out a new menu for 3800 Ocean on Nov. 18.
“Living in South Florida for the past five-plus years, I’ve come to realize that the farm to table opportunities are endless,’’ Rosen said. “Our local purveyors have the freshest ingredients – seafood is literally boat to kitchen. I use those seasonal, fresh ingredients and bright colors as inspiration for new dishes and new flavor combinations.’’
Seafood, of course, will play a major role on the new menu.
“I love working with seafood because of its versatility and we get the freshest seafood around,’’ Rosen said. “I’m a fan of simplicity and like to sous vide many dishes. It brings great flavor. I’d also like to explore dry aging our steaks, making for the ultimate surf and turf experience.
“I want guests to remember our staff and their attention to detail from the moment they step foot in the restaurant. I want them telling their friends about the meal they had and the unique flavors they tasted.’’
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