Grand Opening Festivities Benefitted Shipwreck Park Pompano Beach
AND Fish Kitchen + Bar, South Florida’s newest fresh-catch culinary experience located inside the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa, celebrated its grand opening on Thursday, February 7, with a ribbon-cutting, reception and a check presentation to Shipwreck Park Pompano Beach, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation of an underwater park system establishing artificial reefs and utilizing public art to raise awareness of preserving and conserving South Florida’s natural coral reef system. Funds were raised for the organization though an exclusive friends and family preview dinner held earlier in the week.
In attendance at the grand opening was City of Pompano Beach Mayor Rex Hardin along with Jean McIntyre, executive director of the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce and local dignitaries, media and foodies. Guests were treated to a signature Lobster Roll station, oysters, assorted hors d’oeuvres, boutique wines, champagne and hand-crafted cocktails while they enjoyed the festive, tropical ambience of the beachside resort and a spectacular Florida sunset.
“We’re grateful for the overwhelmingly positive community welcome and attendance to our AND Fish restaurant grand opening,” said Marco Fuentes, general manager of Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa. “Now, both guests of the resort and Pompano residents can enjoy our new seaside-inspired dining experience filled with flavorful small plates and artisan entrees created for the most discriminating of palates.”
The 115-seat indoor restaurant boasts an exceptional wine list with hand-crafted cocktails and signature dishes served in a contemporary nautical setting designed by Bigtime Design Studios of Miami. Its décor features subtle sea and sand graphic nods to its beachfront locale, marine life and fishing and diving lore with ship ropes and rigging accents.
Classic flavors and seasonal plates with surprisingly modern twists populate AND Fish’s eclectic menu. Seafarer selections include Blue Point Oysters, Grilled Octopus, a Lobster Roll on artisan bread and Island Seafood Stew in a Thai Curry Broth over Coconut Rice. Landlubbers can dig into the Chairman’s Dry-Aged Bone-In Rib Eye with Compressed Yukon, Rainbow Chard and Bone Marrow Butter with a Red Wine Reduction. Each dish has an accompanying wine recommendation, hand-picked for a perfect pairing by the culinary team. Delectable desserts include a tantalizing Strawberry Shortcake, Florida Key Lime Pie and more.
AND Fish is open Monday through Sunday, daily, for dinner with a leisurely extended Happy Hour from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Reservations for AND Fish are now being accepted at (954) 944-9515 or by visiting opentable.com.
About AND Fish Kitchen + Bar
AND Fish Kitchen + Bar is a fresh-catch culinary experience inspired by Pompano Beach’s casual coastal charm, world-class fishing and abundant diving. The heart of AND Fish resides in its diverse seafood options, mainland favorites, hand-crafted cocktails and expertly curated wine list served in a contemporary nautical setting. Its eclectic menu features classic flavors and seasonal dishes with surprisingly modern twists including raw bar delicacies, island seafood creations, citrus-marinated salads, Far East spiced main plates and artfully grilled chicken and dry-aged steaks, all skillfully prepared and presented with carefully chosen wine recommendations for the perfect pairing. AND Fish is open Monday through Sunday, daily, for dinner with a leisurely extended Happy Hour from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. AND FISH Kitchen + Bar is located at 1200 North Ocean Boulevard in Pompano Beach (inside of the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa). For reservations, call (954) 944-9515 or visit opentable.com.