New Executive Chef, New Menu at Atlantic Ocean Club
Photo: Misha Grosvenor
There's been a bit of trouble on the high seas since the Atlantic Ocean Club (AOC) opened in Delray earlier this year. After losing its executive chef, Jamie DeRosa, less than two months after they opened, the upscale restaurant has been a somewhat wayward ship until now.
Atlantic Ocean Club recently put
Lisa Odom, formerly executive chef at Galanga in West Palm, at the helm
naming her as its new executive chef. In addition to a new chef, the
restaurant also has a brand new menu. Some of the new additions on the
menu, like the AOC Cheeseburger and Florida BBQ Ribs are head-scratchers
and seem incongruous with the restaurant's elegant dining
concept. Other new dishes, such as the Pan Seared Halibut and Diver
Scallops with Sunchoke Puree help to steer AOC back on course, offering
guests something more other than pricey bar food in a luminous setting.
Hopefully with a new chef and a new menu there will be nothing but calm
waters and smooth sailing ahead for the Atlantic Ocean Club!
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