2014 Amelia Island Restaurant Week Kicks Off

Local farmers and chefs contribute to fresh and organic cuisine options as Ritz Carlton's Café 4750 kicks off 2014 Amelia Island Restaurant Week

Farm to Table Dinner at Café 4750 at the Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island

The annual Amelia Island Restaurant Week kicks off this coming Thursday, January 16 at Café 4750 at the Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island when Amelia Island Chefs and Farmers gather at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island to prepare a Farm-to-Table Feast orchestrated and directed by Executive Chef Thomas Tolxdorf.

Chef Thomas, a true pioneer in the decade old movement to fresh, organic cuisine options and a weekly visitor to Fernandina Beach’s Saturday morning farmers’ market has selected a group of local Chefs/Owners of Amelia Island Restaurants with farmers from the Fernandina Beach Market Place, to officially kick off this year’s Amelia Island Restaurant Week.

Each of the chefs will prepare a tasting in Café 4750. The evening begins with a 6 p.m. wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres and a 6:45 p.m. dinner seating.

The menu includes:

~Café 4750 Farmers Market Appetizer Buffet~
Oysters, Shrimp, Ceviche’s, Steak Tartare Station, Smoked Salmon Flatbread, Local Honey and Cheeses, Charcuterie, Soup, Farm Fresh Salads and Grilled Vegetables

~29 South~ Chef Scott Schwartz
Olive Dill Poached Scallop
Whipped Ricotta, KYV Farms Roasted Beet and Parsnip Relish

~The Salty Pelican~ Chef T.J. Pelletier
J.D. Beef Grass-fed, Beer Braised Short Ribs
Root Vegetable Hash, Crispy Onion Straws

~Lulu’s at The Thompson House~ Chef Brian Grimley
Fried Oyster BLT
Boatright Farms Tomatoes, Bacon Jam

~Espana~ Chef Roberto Pestana
Roberto’s Paella

~Café 4750~ Chef Thomas Tolxdorf
Cedar Creek Clams
Country Ham, Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash Nage

~Desserts ~ Sheldon Millett
The Ritz-Carlton Pastry Department presents Family Style Desserts

$96 per person plus gratuity.
For information and reservations please call 904-277-1100, or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/ameliaisland

The entire menu and restaurant line up for this year’s Restaurant Week can be found HERE.

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