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One of Broward's largest and most ambitious dining and entertainment complexes made its debut last week in, yes, Wilton Manors.
The Manor is a joint venture of local real estate developers-restaurateurs-nitelife mavens Paul Hugo and Brett Tannenbaum, and their thinking is anything but small. The 16,000-square-foot complex includes York Restaurant and Windsor Martini Bar, a coffee and dessert shop called Coffeetalk, Epic Nightclub, and Ivy Ultra Lounge & Patio.
Heading up the food side is chef Brent Sick, who comes
to The Manor from stints exec cheffing at The Mouse, aka Walt Disney
World's Fulton's Crab House and Wolfgang Puck's in Downtown Disney. The
indoor-outdoor York's menu focuses on tapas and small plates, says
manager Gary Santis, with a menu orientation "like J. Alexander and
Houston's." Tunes are tinkled on a baby grand piano.
Windsor features more martinis -- classic and wacky -- than you can
shake a swizzle stick at, while Coffeetalk will offer an assortment of
baked desserts and gelati, along with coffee, tea and after-dinner
drinks. Free Wi-Fi too. The bi-level Epic sports a quartet of giant
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chandeliers, a covered outdoor arcade with a Polynesian flair
and--shades of South Beach -- a VIP room. Ivy will feature live music
during the week and doubles as a conference room-private banquet