(PRESS RELEASE)_West Palm Beach, Fla. (October 30, 2019)—James Beard Award winner Mark Militello is back in South Florida and has been named Executive Chef at the popular Miracle on Rosemary in West Palm Beach. Militello, who spent the summer dazzling guests in the Hamptons at 75 Main, will oversee all culinary operations at Miracle’s Rosemary Square location, which opens on Monday, November 25.
“This menu will get you in the holiday spirit—it will feature seasonal dishes with a focus on fresh local fish, seafood and produce,” Mark Militello said.
Miracle, the beloved Christmas-themed pop-up bar, will again celebrate the 2019 holiday season with a festive menu of ‘naughty and nice’ signature cocktails, over-the-top, vintage Christmas decorations, classic Christmas carols and, for the first time, Militello’s award-winning signature dishes. Miracle on Rosemary will be open from 5 p.m. through 2 a.m., from November 25 through December 31.
“This is a coup for Miracle and for West Palm Beach,” said Annie Blake, co-owner of Death or Glory Bar in Delray Beach, and co-operator of the Miracle franchise in Palm Beach and Broward counties. “We are beyond thrilled to have Mark’s culinary genius to make the Miracle experience truly over-the-top amazing.”
Militello is often credited with putting South Florida on America’s culinary map. He opened his first restaurant - Mark’s Place - in North Miami Beach in 1988. It earned rave reviews and just two years later, Food & Wine named him one of the “10 Best Chefs in America.” In ensuing years, he operated four other namesake restaurants throughout South Florida.
Locally, Militello is revered as one of the original members of the “Mango Gang” - a group of Miami area chefs who revolutionized the South Florida dining landscape in the late 1980s.
In addition to the James Beard Award for “Best Regional Chef” in the Southeast, Militello received two “Golden Dish” awards from GQ magazine and a “Distinguished Restaurant Award” from Conde Nast Traveler, among other prestigious accolades.
Miracle will once again be in two Palm Beach County locations and for the first time, will open in a Broward location: Miracle on Rosemary, 550 South Rosemary Avenue, #260, at Rosemary Square in West Palm Beach; and at Death or Glory Bar, 116 NE 6th Avenue, Delray Beach. Miracle will be open seven days a week from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Miracle will debut at Fort Lauderdale’s popular Java & Jam, 301 East Las Olas Boulevard in downtown Fort Lauderdale on November 26 and will be open from 5-10 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday and 5 p.m.-midnight Wednesday-Saturday.
For more information, visit deathorglorybar.com, www.rosemarysquarewpb.com/west-palm-beach-restaurants/miracleonrosemary or call 561-808-8814.
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