French Bistro to Open at Fort Lauderdale’s Atlantic Resort & Spa

By P. Joseph

East End Brasserie, a new traditional French bistro, is set to open in The Atlantic Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, later this month.

Situated oceanfront on the ground level of the hotel, East End Brasserie will attempt to recreate the aesthetics and ambience of an authentic Parisian bistro, with the ultimate aim of becoming Fort Lauderdale’s top destination for sophisticated French fare.

Executive Chef Steve Zobel, formerly of New York City’s famed bistro Triomphe, will present culinary creations that reflect what he believes defines French cuisine – namely, the ability to evoke the senses through subtle techniques.

“Our goal is to introduce a taste of France and the relaxed vibe of the Côte d’Azur to the Fort Lauderdale market,” said Mr Zobel.

"This is an amazing city and we’re excited to contribute to its rising culinary diversity."

Crafting a menu that combines hearty Provençal dishes, a full raw bar and an artisanal cheese cart, with moderately-priced bistro fare, the restaurant is billed as offering something for everyone, and for every occasion.

Designed by Miami-based Cuba-Fernandez Design, the restaurant’s interior will include traditional brasserie features such as red leather banquettes, comfortable bentwood chairs and white carrera marble table tops.

Black wood floors contrasted by dark blue hand-woven raffia walls and steel blue ceilings will contribute to the atmosphere while floor-to-ceiling windows will offer natural lighting and impressive ocean views.

The focal point of the dining room will be deconstructed French chandeliers hanging above the communal oak dining table, while the outdoor terrace will offer guests the relaxing soundtrack of ocean waves and a gentle sea breeze.

Located at 601 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd Fort Lauderdale, East End Brasserie will be open daily for breakfast, dinner and weekend brunch. The restaurant opens to the public on October 27th.

By P. Joseph