Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
January 10, 2019 4:44 p.m.
Florida’s Amelia Island is prepping for its 11th annual Restaurant Week (Jan. 18-27), a 10-day culinary showcase featuring culinary events and fixed lunch and dinner menus ata wide selection of the island’s most popular and award-winning dining establishments. The lunch option is $12 per person and includes an entrée, side and a non-alcoholic beverage, while the dinner option (priced at either $21, $31 or $41 per person) includes three courses and a beverage. The highly anticipated restaurant week will also feature a variety of dining and cocktail-related activities, including a “Salt & Savor” kick-off dinner (Jan. 16) at Salt at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, and a “Sea & Sky” finale event (Jan. 26) at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Menus, restaurant listings, special event information and discounted hotel packages can be found online atwww.ameliaisland.com/yummy.
“The dining scene on Amelia Island continues to evolve, with a growing number of award-winning local restaurants, from five-star dining to beachfront shrimp shacks. We’re a small island with a big appetite,” said Gil Langley, President and CEO of the Amelia Island Convention and Visitors Bureau. “For our visitors – and those of us lucky enough to live here – Restaurant Week is the perfect time to get out and have a taste of the island’s wonderful culinary scene.”
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island will whet appetites with “Salt & Savor,” a Restaurant Week opening dinner (Wednesday, Jan. 16) at the AAA Five-Diamond Salt Restaurant, celebrating proper seasoning and fresh flavors. The epicurean experience begins at 6 p.m. with a light hors d’oeuvres reception overlooking the breathtaking dunes and ocean, followed by an exquisite four-course presentation with wine pairings, artfully prepared by Executive Chef Garrett Gooch, Coast Chef de Cuisine Niko Anagnostou and Executive Pastry Chef Shelton Millett, led by Salt’s Chef de Cuisine Rick Laughlin. Tickets are available for $150 per person (plus tax and gratuity). For reservations, call 904-277-1087.
The 11th annual Restaurant Week will conclude with the “Sea & Sky” finale dinner (Saturday, Jan. 26), a one-of-a-kind epicurean experience at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Executive Chef Todd Ruiz and his culinary team will take guests on a culinary journey from the local waters to the limitless sky, drawing inspiration from the island’s rich natural surroundings. The Sea & Sky four-course menu will feature fresh local seafood and farm-to-table poultry in impactful combinations of flavors, all while utilizing The Sprouting Project organic garden and greenhouse. The event begins with a 6 p.m. cocktail reception, followed by dinner service at 7 p.m. Tickets are $95 per person. To purchase tickets, visit forkmainevent.ticketbud.com/sea-sky-dinner.
Nearly 30 of the island’s most popular restaurants are participating in the 2019 Amelia Island Restaurant Week, providing fixed menus for either lunch, dinner or both. A complete listing of participating restaurants, menus, special event information and discounted hotel packages can be found online at www.ameliaisland.com/yummy.