Archive for the ‘ECHO Restaurant and Bar’ Category

Chef John’s Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Chef John Palacio

Resort Executive Chef John Palacio was born in Seville, Spain and grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. After high school he joined the U.S. Marines and soon after completing his time in the Marines he signed up for a five-year chef’s apprenticeship at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Because he was willing to travel to gain experience and advance in his career field, over the past 25+ years he has worked in hotel kitchens in Kansas City, Beverly Hills, Tucson and Chattanooga before moving to St. Simons Island.

He has been married for 22 years to his wife Linda and together they have 3 children; Alexandria, Giovanti & Gulliano who all love to travel.

As a Christmas tradition, the Palacio family starts with everyone helping to make the big Christmas meal for the evening. The kids make pumpkin pie and fresh bread, Linda prepares the vegetables and Chef John makes the entrees. The morning is started with homemade hot chocolate, tamales and Mexican sweet breads. They embrace this time of year to spend time with family and have fun.

Chef John’s Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe

8 oz. of bittersweet chocolate

1 cup of sugar

2 cinnamon sticks

A pinch of nutmeg

2 cups of water

3 cups of milk

marshmallows

In a small pot, add the water, sugar, cinnamon & nutmeg. Bring to a simmer and then add the chocolate. Stir until it dissolves. With the liquid simmering, add the milk and simmer again. Place marshmallows in your favorite mug, pour in the hot chocolate and enjoy!

For more information about Chef John Palacio and for more recipes, visit our website!

Enjoy Christmas Dinner on St. Simons Island

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Christmas Dinner Restaurant on St. Simons Island

Join us this Christmas for a buffet with all of the traditional favorites as well as some delicious coastal cuisine. This year, our Christmas buffet will be from 11am to 7pm on Thursday, December 25th, 2014. Adults are $59 per person, children ages 8-12 are $24 and children 7 & under are complimentary.

Reservations must be made in advance by calling 912-268-5967.

The menu includes: assorted salads, a seafood display featuring Carolina oysters, crab legs, shrimp, salmon & tuna. There will also be a carving station with turkey, prime rib & ham as well as all of your favorite Thanksgiving sides. To view the full menu, please visit our website.

Celebrate Thanksgiving at our Historic Resort

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Join us this Thanksgiving for a buffet with all of the traditional favorites as well as some delicious coastal cuisine. This year, our Thanksgiving buffet will be from 11am to 7pm on Thursday, November 27th, 2014. Adults are $59 per person, Children ages 8-12 are $24 and children 7 & under are complimentary.

Reservations must be made in advance by calling 912-268-5967.

The menu includes: assorted salads, a seafood display featuring oysters, crab legs, shrimp, salmon & tuna. There will also be a carving station with turkey, prime rib & ham as well as all of your favorite Thanksgiving sides. To view the full menu, visit our website.

Holiday Culinary Demonstrations on St. Simons Island

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Cooking Demonstrations on St. Simons Island

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are right around the corner! Let us help you get into the holiday spirit with fun, educational and of course, tasty cooking demonstrations that showcase three popular holiday themes. Space is limited for these classes so please call us at 912-268-5965 to reserve your spot.

Taste of Thanksgiving: The tradition of Thanksgiving at The King and Prince has been a cornerstone of our proud southern heritage for generations. Join our chef for a fun and informative culinary demonstration that introduces five classic holiday dishes from this year’s sumptuous buffet menu. Enjoy generous tastings of regional inspired recipes while sipping a glass of wine. Share our passion for holiday cooking and settle in for a delicious ‘Taste of Thanksgiving’ dinner while sharpening your own culinary skills.

Date: Saturday, November 22nd
Time: 5pm-8pm
Location: The Solarium at The King and Prince Resort
Cost: $49.00 per person, including a post-demonstration dinner with wine pairings (plus tax and service charge, for a total of $62.85 per person)

  • Sapelo Honey Stuffed Shrimp
  • Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce
  • Pecan Sage Cornbread Dressing
  • Turkey Preparation for Roasting
  • Fresh Pumpkin Pie

 

New Year’s Eve- Partying with Ease: New Year’s Eve is coming to the island early this year with this fun culinary event that blends creative party ideas with easy-to-make recipes. In anticipation of one of the biggest party nights of the year when family and friends get together, our chef has planned an interactive demonstration that’s as easy as 3-2-1-Party!

Date: Wednesday, December 17th
Time: 5pm-8pm
Location: The Solarium at The King and Prince Resort
Cost: $59.00 per person, including champagne, party favors, and tasting dinner (plus tax and service charge, for a total of $75.67 per person)

  • Hors d’oeuvres Made Simple
  • Chocolate Kiss Bites
  • Personal Menu Planning
  • Mixing Drinks

 

Holiday Cookie Class: Nothing says family and the holidays better than spending time together in the kitchen and baking time-honored cookie recipes as we prepare for Santa’s visit. This charming and unique cookie demonstration features 3 types of cookies, frostings, and colorful decorations. Join us for a memorable evening of hands-on participation for adults and children. Sip a specialty holiday cocktail (hot chocolate, milk, and other child-friendly beverages also served). Start a new tradition this year and come on over for a cookie bash!

Date: Thursday, December 18th
Time: 5pm-8pm
Location: The Solarium at The King and Prince Resort
Cost: $29.00 per person, including includes cookie demo (3 types of cookies), frosting/decoration demo, specialty cocktail (or milk). Price is per adult with one child included. Additional children welcome at $15 per child (plus tax and service charge, for a total of $37.19 for 1 parent and 1 child, $19.14 for additional child)

  • Holiday Cookie Decorating
  • Hot Chocolate and Sweet Confections
  • Candy Canes to Santa Claus
  • Sugar Cookies to be made, baked, and ready for Christmas wrapping by the end of class

Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information, visit our website. Make it a day (and night) to remember by spending the night at our oceanfront resort!

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.