Boca Kitchen, Bar & Market has a new chef and they want to show him off!
The Boca Difference
LOCAL. SIMPLE. HONEST.
Seasonal, fresh ingredients from local growers.
Cozy and comfortable neighborhood ambiance.
If you login to Boca Kitchen, Bar & Market’s website, you’ll see the words above proudly displayed on their front page. If you go to Boca Kitchen in person, you’ll soon come to realize just how true that tagline is. Part of guaranteeing a positive experience for guests in any dining establishment is ensuring the kitchen and staff is left in the care of only the best, most capable hands. For Boca Kitchen, those hands belong to their acclaimed, brand new Executive Chef Jake Brenchley.
Chef Jake is now leading all culinary efforts at Park Avenue’s popular farm-to-fork restaurant. A French-trained chef who prepared the 2015 New Year’s Eve dinner for the James Beard Foundation, Chef Jake joins Boca after a successful run with the Kessler Collection. At Boca, he is incorporating a new take on classic dishes and working directly with local farmers and vendors to create fresh dishes that spotlight seasonal ingredients. In addition, Chef Jake will also debut all new locally-sourced menu items including a pork tenderloin entrée created around Zellwood Farms corn.
“We run so many daily specials that we really get a sense of what people like to eat and what people don’t like to eat. Everything that’s on our menu has been carefully thought out and run as a special. Guest feedback is so important. The good thing is we’ve taken everything that our guests have told us and put it on that menu.” – Chef Jake
While some chefs make their guests feel forced to eat the items they feel is best, that is far from the case at Boca. For Chef Jake, the guest is the only one who knows what they like so he takes all his cues from them. Unlike your typical chef-driven kitchen, Boca’s kitchen is designed with the customer in mind. Chef Jake takes great pride in a customer, farm driven menu and just like their motto, he never fails to put seasonal, fresh ingredients to use on that menu. You’ll be hard pressed to find another Executive Chef in Winter Park who makes personal runs to the Plant City Farmer’s Market twice a week.
“I want you to be able to eat a carrot that was in the ground two days ago and I want you to be able to have fish that’s sustainable, that’s helping the environment.” – Chef Jake
On Easter Sunday, Chef Jake unveiled Boca’s new brunch menu. The menu was designed to feature innovative breakfast items prepared with the freshest available ingredients. Highlighting the menu are five new versions of Chef Jake’s signature eggs Benedict, which all feature a signature hollandaise sauce and local Lake Meadows brown eggs cooked sous vide. These mouth-watering selections include:
Garden Benedict – English peas, heirloom tomatoes, edamame hummus, avocado
Boca Benedict – Jalapeno cornbread, BBQ pork, Tabasco hollandaise
Oscar Benedict – crab cake, fried green tomato, Meyer lemon hollandaise
Lox Benedict – smoked salmon, herb crème fraiche, asparagus, crispy capers
Charleston Benedict – caramelized onions, duck sausage, mushrooms
Additionally, the brunch menu features all new breakfast sandwich options and a weekly rotating waffle special seasonally inspired by the freshest local fruits. However, if you’re in the mood for a different type of “fresh”—there’s also a quaint oyster bar located right next door. Atlantic Beer and Oyster’s affiliation with Boca provides guests with the perfect spot to take a break from farm-to-table and enjoy some ocean-to-table instead. Together Boca, ABO and Park Social–a Retro Cocktail Lounge also located next door–make up Park Avenue’s tastiest, most unique trio.
“I think we’re the total package. To have something like ABO next door and to have such a great location right here on the corner–there’s just so many things that set us apart. Park Avenue is known for more expensive style food, but we’re going to try and break that norm.” – Chef Jake
LOCAL. SIMPLE. HONEST.
Check out Boca Kitchen, Bar and Market for yourself, meet Chef Jake Brenchley and don’t miss out experiencing “The Boca Difference.”
Boca Winter Park
358 North Park Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789