Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Gary Rack Debuts RACKS Downtown Eatery + Tavern, Putting Mizner Park Back on the Map

The newly opened RACKS Downtown Eatery + Tavern offers guests a little bit of everything, and every one of those bits is pure perfection. RACKS is restaurateur Gary Rack’s newest baby, a chef-driven American dining concept located in the former location of Pranzo’s in Mizner Park.

Drawing more than 1,200 guests, the June 26 Red Carpet Opening offered a taste of the new concept with inventive hors d’oeuvres like buffalo calamari, cedar salmon chips, mini grilled cheese sandwiches, miso seabass, and deviled eggs prepared exclusively by Executive Culinary Director Matthew Danaher and Executive Chef Jacob Durham. Guests indulged in Grey Goose and Skyy Vodka stations, a Partida Reposado Tequila margarita station, and plentiful Domaine St. Michelle sparkling wine served by bustier-clad beauties.

RACKS DE+T offers an entirely original menu of chef-driven comfort food featuring something for everyone, including American classics with an upscale twist, Italian selections, and Asian-infused dishes. Stay tuned for Gab’s lunch, dinner, dessert (and cocktail!) recommendations…

Red Carpet Opening guests got an eyeful of Rack’s stunning new décor, the result of $4 million in renovations. RACKS’ décor is as eclectic as its food offerings; and, like the food, the interior hits the spot. Warm exposed brickwork, dark wood and red banquets urge diners to mingle in a chic and comfortable atmosphere. Eye-catching design additions include rope chandeliers draped, canopy-like, from the ceilings, and a chandelier composed of forks, spoons and knives that glimmers near the open galley kitchen. Toward the front of the restaurant, a raw bar touts RACKS’ fresh seafood selections, and a pizza oven, in true Gary Rack fashion, is on display for diners to view.

RACKS Downtown Eatery + Tavern is open daily for lunch at 11:30 a.m., dinner at 5 p.m., and Happy Hour seven days a week from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Expect the best Happy Hour in Mizner, including half-off beers, half-off $9 glasses of wine and half-price well drinks. Dine on small plates from the 'Starters' and 'First Flavors' selections, also half-off.

RACKS Downtown Eatery + Tavern
Mizner Park
402 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, FL 33432

1 comment:

  1. there's a reason why everyone is talking about RACKS Happy Hour! Tuna Tacos and Buffalo Calamari at half-price...you can't beat it!