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A Complete Guide to Thanksgiving 2015

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
Thanksgiving Buffet on St. Simons Island

Celebrate Thanksgiving at The King and Prince

The holiday season is approaching quickly. Very quickly. In the grocery store last night, we noticed most of the magazine covers in the checkout lines are full of beautifully photographed dishes that are all screaming, “Thanksgiving is here, what are you making?”

Let’s be real. A lot of us have jobs; jobs that will require our attention the days leading up to Thanksgiving Thursday. On top of our regular busyness, not all of us are mini-Martha Stewarts. In fact, there are multiple sites dedicated to Pinterest fails for this exact reason. No one needs to spend 72 hours in countdown chaos worrying about every last detail. Is the turkey defrosted? Will my dressing taste just like my mom’s? Or will it be too dry? Will Aunt Edith remember to make the pie this time? Thanksgiving is about coming together with loved ones and giving thanks. Thanks for the family we have. Thanks for the friends in our lives. Thanks for all of the great things happening to us, around us, and for us. It’s a magical time when we come together to spend time, bond, love, and laugh. This year let us help you do just that.

It’s not a trick. You can have an amazing meal. With all of your family. Stress-free. Well…mostly stress-free, depending on how CrAzY your Crazy Uncle is. While keeping your kitchen clean. All you have to do is choose to celebrate it with us. We will happily set the table, cook the turkey, and clean all of the dishes so that you can relax and catch up instead of hanging out in the hot kitchen.

Here are the details for our Thanksgiving Buffet this year:

11am – 7pm (brunch items available until 3pm)
Adults $59; Children ages 5-12 $24; Children 4 and under no charge
Prices include Coffee, Decaf, Hot Tea, and Iced Tea

Turkey Carving Station
Crab Cake Station
Whole Roasted, Stuffed Salmon Station
Brown Butter Sautéed Bay Scallop & Grit Station
Omelet & Egg Station
Belgian Waffle Station
Seafood Platter
Fruit & Cheese Platter

Southern Fried Chicken
Braised Short Ribs with Tomato Farro
Southern Chicken Salad in Profiteroles
Lobster Bisque
Vegetable Noodle Soup
Bananas Foster French Toast

Sweet Potato Pie
Carrots & Peas
Turkey Stuffing
House Cranberry Sauce
Green Beans, Slivered Almonds, & Pimentos
Creamed Spinach
Sweet Corn
Yukon Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

Chocolate Cream Pie
Fruity Pebble Marshmallow Cookies
Pumpkin Pie with Pumpkin Ganache
Pecan Pie Tartlets
Apple Bread Pudding

*For anyone interested in ECHO’s menu, a limited version will be available in the bar area.

We look forward to serving you and your family. All you need to do is call 912-268-5967 to make your reservations. We do suggest calling sooner rather than later since there are other families just like yours that have already called to reserve seats at the table. Happy Holidays from The King and Prince Family, we look forward to spending them with you and yours soon.


SPIRITual Brunch- A Food & Spirits Festival Event

Monday, October 19th, 2015

The Annual St. Simons Island Food & Spirits Festival is a well-planned series of events aimed at raising money for the community’s non-profit Hospice of the Golden Isles while also highlighting almost every aspect of food. This year, the 5 day festival wrapped up with the SPIRITual Sunday Brunch at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort and a top notch menu planned by Chef de Cuisine of ECHO, James Flack.

The five course meal was serenaded by Owen Plant, a local musician, and accompanied with Bloody Marys and Screwdrivers courtesy of Vixen Vodka, Fruitland Augusta, and Bloody Amazing. The beautiful centerpieces for each table were created by The Vine Garden Market located in nearby Redfern Village.

Welcome to the Spiritual Brunch at The King and Prince Resort

Welcome to the Spiritual Brunch at The King and Prince Resort

Centerpieces from The Vine Garden Market

Courtesy of The Vine

Fruitland Augusta Vodka

Courtesy of Fruitland Augusta Vodka

St. Simons Island Brunch

2015 Brunch Menu

Georgia She Crab Bisque, Bacon Cheddar Biscuit

Georgia She Crab Bisque, Bacon Cheddar Biscuit

Confit Pork Belly, Frisee, Jalapeno Corn Muffin, Fried Quail Egg, Apple Butter

Confit Pork Belly, Frisee, Jalapeno Corn Muffin, Fried Quail Egg, Apple Butter

Fall Arugula Salad, Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette

Fall Arugula Salad, Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette

Braised Waygu Short Ribs, Sweet Potato Dauphines, Sweet Peas, Carrots, Green Beans

Braised Waygu Short Ribs, Sweet Potato Dauphines, Sweet Peas, Carrots, Green Beans

Georgia Peach & Pecan Tart, Cinnamon Whip Cream

Georgia Peach & Pecan Tart, Cinnamon Whip Cream

Vixen Vodka and Bloody Amazing

Courtesy of Vixen Vodka and Bloody Amazing

The Vine Garden Market on St. Simons Island

Courtesy of The Vine

Owen Plant, St. Simons Island musician

Owen Plant, local musician


Labor Day Weekend at the King and Prince 2015

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Labor Day celebrations to many may mean that summer is officially over, but here we are still enjoying the great weather. Around the resort, we had 3 days of gorgeous weather and lots of fun. There were biplane tours, boating, paddle boarding, and more!

Tons of people took to the beach and the pools on St. Simons Island, GA. The holiday weekend was packed with sunshine, splashes, football, good eats, and live music. ECHO had music on both Friday & Saturday nights; Robby & Felix rocked out Friday and Michael Johnson took his turn Saturday. King and Prince guests also got to enjoy classic summer favorites thanks to Joey Thigpen playing live on the pool deck Saturday afternoon.

Labor Day Weekend Saturday also kicked off college football, which is big in these parts, and brought back ECHO’s Game Day menu. Three delicious dishes perfect for football Saturdays & Sundays. There’s the Georgia Dawg Burger- delicious mushrooms, pickled peppers & Swiss cheese. Our version of the Canadian dish, Poutine- our truffle fries topped with chorizo sausage and cheese (every bit as good as you are thinking). And lastly, the Gator Nachos. Yes, nachos topped with gator meat. They’re all delicious and perfect for your game day munchies!Labor Day on St. Simons Island

Football Menu at ECHO Restaurant

July 2015 Events in The Golden Isles

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

“Sounds by the Sea” with Sam Rodriguez: Sunday, July 12th 7-9pm at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island- Formerly “Jazz in the Park”, this is a summer concert series hosted by The Golden Isles Arts & Humanities which showcases the best musicians our area has to offer! Pack a picnic, bring your lawn chair or blanket and your friends and spend the evening relaxing while you listen to music and feel the cool ocean breeze. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Children under the age of 6 are free. For more information, visit their website.

“A Little Light Music” Featuring Mason Waters and the Groove All Stars: Sunday, July 19th at 7pm on the lighthouse lawn- Bring your friends and family, pack a picnic and enjoy an evening under the stars while listening to live music at the ocean’s edge. Admission is $12 per person. Children under 12 are free.

Art Gallery Crawl: Thursday, July 23rd from 5-8pm- This crawl features work from over 100 artists! Bring your friends and start at any gallery listed. Trolleys will provide transportation between each gallery. Galleries participating are: Wallin Gallery, Palmer Gallery, Anderson Fine Art Gallery, ArtTrends Gallery, Artist’s Annex Gallery, Glynn Visual Arts and GVA Gallery. For more information, visit their website.

Paint Party at The King and Prince, Presented by ECHO: Thursday, July 30th from 6-9pm at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort- Let your inner Picasso out with a glass of wine and sign up for this fun event! The $55 fee includes wine, appetizers and all art supplies. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call ECHO to reserve your seat at 912-268-5967.


Elegant Island Living “Best Of” List 2015

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Elegant Island Living Best Of issue

Local island magazine, Elegant Island Living has published their “Best Of” issue for 2015 and we are happy to be named with the best of the best! The publication’s faithful readers have named us “Best Of” in the following categories:

Best Hotel: The King and Prince Resort

Best View From A Restaurant: ECHO St. Simons

Best Restaurant With A Beach Vibe: ECHO St. Simons

Best Golf Course: The King and Prince Golf Course

Best Massage: Nancy Champagne (Royal Treatment Cottage)

We would like to thank all of our guests and restaurant patrons. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without you. We look forward to many more wonderful years on St. Simons Island!

ECHO Restaurant is the Hottest Place on St. Simons!

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

ECHO Restaurant Bar

ECHO has quickly become a favorite spot for both locals and visitors of St. Simons Island. The oceanfront location means you can take in the expansive view and enjoy the ocean breeze while you dine on some of the freshest cuisine on the island! The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating as well as seating near the bar for those looking to grab a drink and a bite. The restaurant often has live music in the evening. Check their schedule to see if your favorite local band will be playing soon!

ECHO Restaurant Outdoor Seating

Need another reason to visit? Once a month, the restaurant offers “Paint & Play” which is a fun painting event for adults! Get Your Muse On hosts this girls night out event where you are given step by step instructions to paint your masterpiece on canvas! The cost of the event includes drinks, appetizers and all painting supplies. Visit ECHO’s Facebook page for more information and pricing.

Paint and Play at ECHO

February 2015 Events In The Golden Isles

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, February 6th- Take a stroll down Newcastle Street & Gloucester Street in downtown Brunswick and visit the shops, restaurants and galleries that call the port city home. There will be live music from local musicians, restaurant specials and art openings.

3rd Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball: Saturday, February 7th 7-10pm at The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort. This annual lively gala is a fundraiser for the Golden Isles Arts & Humanities. Tickets are $75 per person or $125 per couple. For more information, visit their website.

2015 Southeast Georgia Health System Bridge Run: Saturday, February 14th from 7am-12pm. Regarded as “The toughest 5k in Georgia”, participants cross over the bridge twice while taking in the beautiful views of Brunswick, St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island. For more information, visit their website.

Live Music at ECHO: Grab your friends and head over to ECHO at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort for an evening of dinner, drinks and dancing! Here is the lineup for February:

Friday, February 6th, 7-10pm: Robby Schenk

Saturday, February 7th, 7-10pm: Cops & Robbers

Friday, February 13th, 7-10pm: The Stingrays

Friday, February 20th, 7-10pm: Michael Johnson

Saturday, February 21st, 7-10pm: Defunk


Valentine’s Dinner on St. Simons Island

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the one you love by treating them to a tempting four course meal at ECHO. Dine in our romantic dining room just steps from the ocean and then take a romantic walk by the ocean to end your evening. Reservations are recommended. Please call 912-267-5967 or, for more information visit our website. Or, surprise your sweetheart with a romantic weekend away at our beach resort!

Valentine's Dinner Menu 2015

Enjoy Live Music at ECHO This January

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

ECHO Restaurant St. Simons Island

Stop by ECHO this winter for live music, good food and fine drinks that are sure to lift your spirits and warm you up! Dine in the restaurant or at the bar and then take a seat by the fire while you listen to some of the area’s best musicians. Here is the lineup through January:

January 17th- Defunk

January 23rd- Backbeat Boulevard

January 24th- Don Berg

January 30th- Georgia Midlife Crisis

January 31st- Pier Pressure

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


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!