SOURCE: Marriott

Fort Lauderdale Luxury Resorts

September 24, 2010 10:17 ET

Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel's Chef Is 'King of American Seafood'

Chef Devoted to Fresh, Natural Ingredients for Magnificent Entrees

MIAMI BEACH, FL--(Marketwire - September 24, 2010) -  "Royal" seafood Executive Chef Dean James Max of the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa's exquisite 3030 Ocean Restaurant is sharing a unique and tantalizing prize-winning entrée with restaurant guests in celebration of being named the 2010 "King of American Seafood" during the recent Great American Seafood Cook-Off held in New Orleans.

Chef Max bested 13 other chefs from across the county with his innovative recipe "Sebastian Inlet Clams BBLT (Bacon, Basil, Lettuce and Tomato)" to win the honor, and now through mid-October he is offering this phenomenal new entrée on the menu at the 3030 Ocean Restaurant located within one of the premier Fort Lauderdale beach hotels, where hotel guests and the local community can taste first-hand the prize-winning fare while enjoying the elegant amenities of this fine dining establishment. Affordably priced at $14, this entrée portrays Chef Max's confidence in the U.S. seafood harvest and his dedication to using only the freshest natural ingredients.

Now in its seventh year, the Great American Seafood Cook-Off showcases the culinary talents of five-star chefs and their domestic, sustainable seafood recipes. Chef Max used the opportunity to show his confidence in the safety of Gulf seafood, combating the adverse effects the recent oil spill has had on Gulf fishermen. For more details on the Great American Seafood Cook-Off visit http://www.greatamericanseafoodcookoff.com/.

As Executive Chef at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, distinctive among Fort Lauderdale cruise hotels, Chef Max has achieved many honors for himself and the 3030 Ocean Restaurant, which has come to be known as one of the best Fort Lauderdale Beach restaurants and acclaimed the Best Seafood Restaurant in South Florida for three years in a row by Gold Coast magazine. Boasting a menu of modern American seafood, 3030 Ocean entrées are depicted as healthy, light, innovative and fresh, transmitting American traditional flavors in a simple, yet sophisticated and diverse presentation. Popular seafood entrées include Atlantic red snapper, Florida stone crabs, black grouper and Key West pink shrimp. For 3030 Ocean reservations please call 954-765-3030 or visit www.3030ocean.com.

About the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
The Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is a sophisticated oceanfront destination providing guests with pristine beaches on 16 secluded seaside acres. The Atlantic's sparkling blue waters provide an elegant backdrop whether planning vacation fun, extreme relaxation or breathtaking weddings by the beach. Fort Lauderdale visitors will find opulent accommodations and distinct amenities for a Florida resort experiences like no other.