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St. Simons Island Resort Welcomes New Executive Chef

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Executive Chef John Palacio

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort and ECHO Oceanside Restaurant are happy to welcome Executive Chef John Palacio to the resort.  Palacio began his culinary career at age 15 at the Red Lion Inn in Omaha, Nebraska. Following 4 years of global assignments with the U.S. Marines, he returned home to follow his dream of becoming a professional in the culinary industry. His training included a 3 year American Culinary Federation apprenticeship at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles which concluded with him being awarded the coveted American Culinary Federation’s  “Apprentice of the Year” in Los Angeles County.

He gained his vast experience by traversing the country in several Westin resorts from Santa Clara to Kansas City to Tuscon to Beverly Hills and even catered to the stars at the Emmy Awards in the late 1980′s. When he is not in the kitchen, Palacio can be found outside in his tomato garden or canning his tomatoes.

“Each day I want to personally meet our guests to let them know I am available to make their visit memorable ~ from a birthday party or wedding reception to their casual dining experience filled with culinary surprises. I am elated with my choice to take the Executive Chef position at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort.”

Hotel Director and General Manager Michael Johnson states, “We are very excited to add someone with so much talent and expertise to our team. We look forward to introducing Chef John Palacio to our community as the overwhelming response to our new food and beverage concept ECHO for dining and catered events continues.”

The Flavors of ECHO Wine Dinner at The King and Prince Resort

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort’s private oceanfront Retreat Dining Room was set for the first chef’s wine dinner of the year. The event featured six exclusive Robert Mondavi wines and Chef Jarret Flake’s marvelously crafted dishes that showcased his culinary talents with a sampling of America’s most classic and treasured wines.

Wine Dinner in the Retreat Room

Wine Dinner in the Retreat Room

Local islanders and visiting guests gathered excitedly to sip chilled Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay during a brief reception before being seated for the 5-course feast. Ms. Zavi Bailey, representing Constellation Brands, narrated the Mondavi wines throughout the evening with excellent wine stories, statistics and descriptions. “Balance is the most important part of any good wine” resonated throughout her conversations and guest questions/answers.

Also present to share her wine expertise was Ms. Diane Rousakis, the On-Premise Manager of Wine and Spirits with United Distributors from Savannah. “We are so glad that The King and Prince chose THE iconic American wine producing company of Robert Mondavi. It pairs perfectly with your classic historic hotel.”

Seafood Ceviche Paired with Robert Mondavi Fumé Blanc

Fresh Seafood Ceviche Paired with: Robert Mondavi Fumé Blanc

 

Sweet Red Leaf and Oak Leaf Salad with Granny Smith Apple  and Walnut Dressing

Sweet Red Leaf and Oak Leaf Salad with Granny Smith Apple & Walnut Dressing Robert Mondavi Napa Chardonnay 2011

 

Seared Scallops with Fennel Slaw and Lemon Curd

Seared Scallops with Fennel Slaw and Lemon Curd Robert Mondavi Reserve Chardonnay

One of the most influential and meaningful courses of the evening was the intermezzo. Not your predictable grapefruit, berry or fruity palate freshener ~ but instead a bright red Surprise! It transported the diners from the Mondavi ‘whites’ into the robust ‘reds’ that were to invade the dinner with full-bodied lush. It was a brilliant segue that smoothly transitioned everyone from one style of wine to the next.

Roasted Red Pepper & Balsamic Granita

Roasted Red Pepper & Balsamic Granita

 

Osso Bucco With Aged Gouda Risotto and Baby Zucchini

 

Dark Chocolate Dipped Black Cherries

 

When we sipped our final wine, the Robert Mondavi Napa Merlot, it was comforting to know that the two red wines were very carefully chosen for each specific dish. The Cabernet had the structure to stand up to the venison and the full-bodied merlot with its beautiful plumminess had the fruit-forward power to ‘balance’ the dark dipped black cherries.

As the dinner brought people together to enjoy and explore the bonding between fine cuisine and classic wines, everyone acknowledged the complement of both persuasions of the meal ~ drawing attention to the lively, evolving delicious food culture at The King and Prince.

 Our chef will plan more wine dinners throughout the year. For more information about these and other special events, please visit our website.

Georgia Beers on Tap at ECHO St. Simons

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Georgia Beer on Tap at ECHO St. Simons

ECHO is proud to offer several local beers on tap at our bar.

Apparition Ale from Moon River Brewing Company in Savannah, GA- This English pale ale features ingredients imported from the U.K. It has malt flavors of caramel and toast with a fruity English ale yeast character.

Tree Hugger Ale from Terrapin Brewing Company in Athens, GA- This ale is brewed for the nature lover in all of us. It is blossoming with flavor and celebrates the balance of both hops & malt.

SweetWater 420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company in Atlanta, GA- Their most popular brew, this west coast style pale ale has a stimulating hop character with a crisp finish.

Select beer from Southbound Brewing Company in Savannah, GA which is a relatively new brewery in Georgia.

Also on tap are two specialty beers from breweries in the U.S.-

Grey Lady Ale from Cisco Brewers in Nantucket, MA and Sam Adams Summer Ale

Stop by ECHO today for fine food & spirits with the best view on St. Simons Island!

Oceanfront Dining On St. Simons Island

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

ECHO St. Simons at The King and Prince Resort

 

ECHO St. Simons is the premier place to enjoy food, drinks, live music and a fantastic view in the Golden Isles. This new restaurant incorporates the history of the area with fresh, local produce to provide patrons with a new dining experience in a relaxed ocean side atmosphere.

Our chefs have created a new menu with an extensive offering of starters, shared plates, large plates, Pizzas, Sandwiches, burgers and salads that feature the fresh produce and seafood that the Golden Isles has to offer.  Take a look at our food or drink menus on our website and make a date to try our new restaurant!  There are 3 dining options available. You can dine in the main restaurant with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, grab a seat in our bar dining area or dine al fresco on our oceanfront patio. No matter where you choose to dine, we know you will have a wonderful experience.

ECHO has happy hour daily from 4-6PM with food and drink specials and live music on the weekends. For more information about events, menus and private dining, visit the ECHO website.

Introducing: ECHO Oceanfront Restaurant & Bar

Friday, March 14th, 2014

ECHO Oceanfront Restaurant St Simons Island

 

We are excited to announce that ECHO is now open! Resort Executive Chef, Jason Brumfiel has been hard at work preparing new menus and gearing up for the opening of ECHO Restaurant on St. Simons Island. This new restaurant located at our resort combines casual outdoor oceanfront dining with comfortable indoor seating and a beautiful new ocean view bar. The menu features fresh produce and many local products on the menu. This fun, new restaurant is the perfect place to unwind after work or to meet up with friends on a Saturday night and listen to live music. Whatever the occasion, ECHO is THE place to be! For more information, visit their website.

 

Chicken Dumplings at ECHO Restaurant

Chicken & Dumplings

ECHO Dining Room

The new dining room at ECHO

Flatbread Pizza and Wings at ECHO Restaurant

Enjoy wings or a flatbread pizza by the bar.

ECHO Bar on St Simons Island Georgia

Patrons enjoying our new bar!

A Taste of Glynn at The King and Prince

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

A Taste of Glynn

Every March, The King and Prince plays host to one of Glynn County’s premier events: A Taste of Glynn. This annual event raises money for the Glynn Community Crisis Center while celebrating the diverse culinary talent located in our area. Restaurants and chefs offer samples of their food for those attending the event and it is a great way to sample the culinary offerings of our community all in one great location!  Along with tasting delicious food, there will be a celebrity chef and a silent auction. For a full list of participating restaurants, visit the website for A Taste of Glynn.

Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased at: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, Suntrust Bank (on St. Simons Island), Nacho’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, Hattie’s Books, McGarvey’s Wee Pub, Name Brand Consignments and The Glynn Community Crisis Center office.

ECHO comes to St. Simons Island

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

ECHO Oceanfront Restaurant

Get ready St. Simons Island because a brand new oceanfront dining experience is headed your way! Set to open in March of 2014, ECHO will surpass all of your expectations of what a memorable dining experience should be. Executive Chef Jason Brumfiel has been working on a delicious farm-to-table menu that will highlight many Georgia farms and businesses. You’ll be able to taste the difference from the very first bite.

To learn more about ECHO, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Learn About Locally-Sourced Ingredients in our Restaurant

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Tapping into the local farms while creating new menus was a no-brainer for our Executive Chef Jason Brumfiel. He understands the importance in providing restaurant patrons with the freshest ingredients while supporting our neighbors. We are excited to be featuring many local farms and seafood markets on the menu at ECHO Oceanside Restaurant and Lounge. Here are some of the names and products you can expect to see featured on our menus.

Sunset Farms of Valdosta, GA has been owned and operated by the Carroll family since 1918. Founder Walter W. Carroll started by selling two sides of beef a week to a local meat market in Valdosta, GA. In 1932, his son James D. Carroll joined him and together they purchased the land where they still sit today. Although the family had long been a supplier of meat to the surrounding areas, it was a sausage recipe created in 1969 that would become the pride of the company. To this day, that same tried and true recipe is still being used to make their famous sausage. Some of their products include; Beef sausage links, fresh ground sausage, boneless ham steaks, Chitlins, Chicken Sausage, bacon and specialty made private label sausages. All of their products are gluten free.

 

Gayla’s Grits is owned and operated by Kevin & Gayla Shaw of Lakeland, GA. Kevin is a local farmer who produces corn, cotton, peanuts, wheat and olives. The grits were born from an idea they had in 1997 to grind corn into grits for their own consumption and to give as gifts to friends at Christmastime. Today, they produce all-natural grits by growing corn with 100% non-GMO heirloom seeds.

 

GA Olive FarmsGA Olive Farms began in 2009 when five farmers in Southeast Georgia had a dream of resurrecting olive production in the Southeastern United States. Because of that dream, they are proud to harvest the first olives east of the Mississippi since the 1800′s. 99% of the olive oil used in America is imported and most of the 1% that is produced in the United States is from California but Georgia Olive Farms is proud to be part of that 1%. They are based out of Lakeland, GA and supply some of the freshest olive products on the East Coast. Their olive offerings include: Arbequina & Chef’s Blend olive oils and olive trees.