Aaron Fuller Opens New Restaurant in Abacoa
Former Executive Chef at Mar-A-Lago Club offers chef-inspired dishes and unique wines in a casual, farmhouse atmosphere
Aaron Fuller, the former executive chef at Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, is set to open his first restaurant at Downtown Abacoa in Jupiter, FL named Aaron’s Table & Wine Bar. Fuller brings his common sense approach to food to the masses in a casual, farmhouse chic setting with chef-inspired dishes and unique wine offerings. Occupying the 2,500 sq. ft. space that previously housed Rooney’s Public House, the eatery accommodates 110 people with both indoor and outdoor seating. The new restaurant will officially open for dinner on Saturday, November 5, 2016 with plans to expand for lunch and brunch.
Chef Fuller’s belief in using only the best ingredients and preparing them with love supersedes any fancy décor or pretentious fare. Fuller, who lives in Abacoa with his family, envisioned a relaxed eatery that focused on food and fun perfect for a family dinner, girls’ night out, friends gathering, or special occasions and celebrations. Complete with comfortable leather banquets, a rare pewter bar, large chalkboards with daily specials, and picnic tables, Aaron’s Table & Wine Bar will provide a warm and comfortable dining experience for the Jupiter area.
The restaurant will offer a seasonal menu with daily specials prepared by the restaurant’s Chef de Cuisine, Marc Cela, which includes farm-fresh smaller plates, bar bites, homemade pastas, fresh seafood, braised meats, and more. Inspired not only by his training, but by his travels around the world, Fuller created the menus based on what you would find in his own kitchen at home.
Bar bites start at $5 and include deviled eggs, avocado fries with chipotle aioli, truffle parmesan gaufrette and Philippine chicken lumpia with sweet chili melba. Aaron’s Table will also offer a variety of starters including traditional items like the port poached pear salad, signature dishes with his truffle and ricotta ravioli with verjus blanc and basil oil, and more daring offerings with the sautéed langoustine over sweet corn nage with pumpernickel croutons. Starter jars that incorporate a variety of textures and flavors (an homage to Fuller’s mother who jarred jams and jellies in the kitchen during his childhood) include watermelon with feta, mint and balsamic, an ahi poke seaweed salad, and basil-scented couscous with feta, olives, tzatziki and pita.
Entrees, topping out at $36, feature fresh seafood, prime cuts of steak, and a section of braised meats, a favorite and specialty of the chef. Menu items patrons can look forward to include thick cut pork belly with Thai peanut brittle, tamarind and cilantro; pan seared bronzino with coconut rice, herb salad and lemongrass-infused butter, center cut filet of beef with herb roasted fingerling potatoes and sautéed Florida mushrooms in a bordelaise sauce, and bourgogne braised short ribs with truffle whipped potatoes, caramelized fennel, and tomato confit.
Want to know what the chef is eating when you visit? Just ask and have that day’s special Family Meal prepared and served.
Desserts are classics and old-fashioned favorites including traditional baked Alaska (flambéed tableside), molten chocolate cake, candied key lime tart, and the chef’s personal bread pudding recipe. Jars also make an after-dinner appearance with sweet treats like chocolate mousse, raspberry sorbet and vanilla ice cream.
“This restaurant was born from a desire to provide good food and good times in a comfortable, inviting atmosphere in Jupiter, where I live,” said Fuller. “Preparing meals and taking care of people are my passions, and Aaron’s Table is an extension of my own kitchen and family. I think this community is starving for a new experience that focuses on fresh, interesting and high-quality dishes without having to travel too far from home.”
The restaurant also boasts an extensive Wine Bar for both wine connoisseurs and those looking to expand their palettes. Patrons can enjoy high-caliber and unique wines by the glass that are stored in three nitrogen-contained wine dispensers designed to preserve fine wines and keep them at the perfect temperature. The bar will offer up to 20 varieties of reds, whites and sparkling wines. Aaron’s will also feature Thursday night wine tastings for both aficionados and novices alike. Oenophiles can sip and savor wines from around the world, sampling different varietals from diverse regions, and learn from guest sommeliers as they enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres.
Another unique element at Aaron’s Table & Wine Bar is the coveted chef’s table, aptly named Aaron’s Table. To really make the food the star, Fuller wanted the chef’s table to be front and center in the restaurant, instead of its typical location in the back by the kitchen. To set the ambiance, the table sits at the front of the restaurant in a semi-enclosed window space lined with wine bottles. It can seat 6-8 people for a variety of gatherings, events or functions including wine tastings, specially prepared meals, a special five-course tasting menu experience with wine pairings, or simply a private dinner party. Whatever the occasion, Aaron’s Table will make guests feel as if they are eating in a meal in the chef’s own home.
Fuller began his career at the French Culinary Institute and has over 20 years of experience at 5-star hotels and restaurants including The Breakers. He later transitioned his culinary talent to private clubs including Lost Tree Village and most recently as the Executive Chef at Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach. Fuller will also have a favorite local chef and protégé, Marc Cela, in the kitchen as the restaurant’s Chef de Cuisine. Cela learned his craft under his father who owned and operated the successful and top-rated French restaurant, L’Anjou in Lake Worth. Later, Cela decided to broaden his culinary repertoire and came under the direction of Fuller at Mar-A-Lago Club.
Aaron’s Table and Wine Bar will be open nightly Tuesdays through Sundays from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM, with a happy hour from 4PM to 7PM. Live music will be featured Wednesdays and Friday starting November 11th. The restaurant is located at 1153 Town Center Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458. Patrons can make reservations for dinner or for Aaron’s Table starting October 15th by calling (561) 855-2628 or visiting aaronstable.com.
About Aaron’s Table & Wine Bar
Aaron’s Table & Wine Bar is the newest addition to Downtown Abacoa in Jupiter, FL by Aaron Fuller, former Executive Chef at Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach. The casual, farmhouse chic restaurant offers a chef-inspired menu at affordable prices along with a distinctive wine bar perfect for all sorts of gatherings and occasions. With a focus on fresh ingredients and a passion for preparation, Fuller brings his common sense approach to food to the northern Palm Beach County dining scene.