So much for the upscale Chinese restaurant experiment in West Palm’s artsy Northwood neighborhood.
The space at 409 Northwood Ave., once home to the briefly ballyhooed (and briefly pretty good) China Beach Bistro and then Coco’s China Beach, will in November become Garage VV, a seafood-oriented eatery with a pedigree in the Moir family of restaurants (Little Moir’s Food Shack, Leftovers Café and Maxi’s Lineup) that are among the best and best-loved dining spots in northern PBC.
The “VV” is Vivien Bordieri Moir, who just happens to be married to Moir restaurants honcho Mike Moir. Bordieri Moir and partners have hired Miami chef Tyler Deken, a Johnson & Wales grad late of the Magic City’s swanky outpost of haute Greek cookery, Estiatorio Milos.
The space itself will sport a whimsical mural by local artist Anthony Hernandez, plus a raw bar and market that will sell house-made breads and pastas. That’s a lot. But as they say, “Moir is more.”