Mark Militello, the James Beard Award-winning chef who abruptly closed Mark's Las Olas in 2008, is back in Broward after a stint at The Regent Bal Harbour and a consulting gig with Delray Beach's The Office.
Militello is the new executive chef at The Atlantic Hotel on Fort Lauderdale beach and its fine dining restaurant, Trina.
"A new menu is in the works,'' Militello said. "It's definitely in transition.''
The restaurant may also get a new name, he said, but he isn't releasing specifics till
it's all set, "in about a month.''
Militello said he plans to bring back Mark's veterans including Tom Hillan, who started
with him at Caf Maxx in Pompano Beach "back when I still had hair.''
Mark Militello at Regent Bal Harbour