March 2009
Space Coast Living Magazine
Special Dining Edition
Pg 22

Brevard’s Top Restaurants Reflect Growing Sophistication and Diversity of Tastes.

Café Margaux

What remains to be said about the only restaurant in Brevard County to be designated a “Florida Landmark Restaurant” by Florida Trend magazine’s Golden Spoon Hall of Fame and that has met with universal cheers from critics and diners alike since it opened more than 20 years ago?
Margaux is a new-continental/”creative French” gem in the heart of Cocoa Village, with indoor and outdoor seating, a lunch menu that is not out of touch with the pockets of average Brevardians, a remarkable list of fine cognacs, ports, sherries, and Scotches, as well as fine wines, and a sense of style all its own.
Its menu is a feast for the eyes: Seared Sea Scallops with Sautéed Spinach and Bacon Frisée Napped with Green Peppercorn Pate Tangerine Cherry Coulis and Traditional Garnitures; French Goat Cheese Rolled in Pistachios Glazed with Lavender Honey & Mixed Greens Citrus Pernod Vinaigrette; Braised Veal Scallopini with Banana & Walnut Risotto Gran Marnier Infused Demiglace Sauce; Sweet Onion Crusted Fresh red Snapper Mango Strawberry & Mint Chutney.It maintains its place because owner Alex Litras, Chef Erol Tugrul and their staff are hands-on people, in the restaurant when they are not in the kitchen cooking and planning.
“We have a simple philosophy,” Litras says.  “We want to exceed our guests’ expectations each time they visit.”