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Southern Culinary Traditions

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Southern Culinary Traditions

 

Shrimp and Grits…most northerners might cringe at the thought of eating such a thing, at least I did.  That was until I experienced one of the most exquisite and memorable meals in my life at the King & Prince Beach and Golf Resort.  Shrimp and Grits, from the Kings Tavern have a flavor and aroma that is divine.

 

Shrimp and grits began as a seasonal shrimper’s breakfast.  Low country, shrimp were cooked with bacon grease and poured over creamy grits, where it became known as breakfast shrimp.  Being a travel writer and going on Fam trips to different regions of the country, I have the opportunity to try all types of ethic foods.   I find myself sitting at a table among other writers from all over the U.S., gathered at St. Simons Island, Georgia to experience a true Southern Culinary Tradition

 

The evening began with cocktails by Thirteenth Colony Distillery of Americus, and Artisan Cheeses by Sweet Grass Dairy, brought to us from Thomasville, Georgia.  This special event was presented in the original historical wing of the resort, called the Solarium.  To me this is the most inspirational part of the King and Prince Resort

 

Sous Chef Dwayne Austell chose a volunteer out of our group to participate in creating a delightful meal of Shrimp and Grits.  Together they began by sautéing fresh Wild Georgia Shrimp with a bit of Cajun seasoning, creating an atmosphere of aromatic pleasure.

 

 

This culinary presentation was created by the Executive Chef Jeff Kaplan and his Sous Chef’s Paula Murphy & Dwayne Austell. Together created a sensual experience that sent the taste buds dancing, and the sheer aroma moved the soul.  The presentations were a visual wonder of artistry.

 

 

From there we went on to Oysters on the Half Shell, Sweet Corn, Asparagus, Tomato, Cilantro Vinaigrette  and Chardonnay, Frog Town Cellars, Dahlonega, Ga 2008

 

After the first course, The Intermezzo we were presented with Blackberry Sorbet, Mist of Blackberry Liqueur, which was out of this world.

 

The entrée was Wild Georgia Low Country Shrimp and Grits and Sangiovese, Frog Town Cellars, Dahlonega, Ga 2008 and finished of with Sugar Marsh Cottage Petit Fours.

 

This was an unbelievable and delightful way to start four days of adventure at the King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort.  Our host and severs were some of the best I have ever experienced.

 

There are many recipes for shrimp and grits all over the Internet, cooked every way imaginable.  If you would like to try and make it for yourself, here is the recipe from the Chef.

 

King and Prince Shrimp & Grits in a Tasso Cream Sauce Recipe:

 

Ingredients:

1 cup heaving cream

1/3 cup tasso ham 

 ¼ cup kernel corn

¼ cup diced tomatoes 

2 tablespoons chopped green onions 

½ cup wild Georgia shrimp

1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning

¼ cup asiago cheese

salt and pepper to taste

olive oil

 

Preparation:  In a sauce pan, sauté the Georgia shrimp with Cajun seasoning using olive oil.  In another pan, sauté tasso ham, corn, tomatoes, and green onions: add heavy cream and asiago cheese: let simmer two minutes.  Add shrimp and serve over stone ground grits of your choice. 

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The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

201 Arnold Road
St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522
(912) 638-3631: Phone

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Sunrise April 11, 2012

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

This morning has started with one of our great sunrise’s over the ocean.

Come and enjoy a Great King and Prince Muffin, a Cup of Coffee, and a Wonderful Sunrise with Us.

 

Flip Flop Friendly Wedding

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Nothing says “beach” like flip flops, so why not let your guests get comfy and slip on a pair? Baskets of flip flops around the dance floor is fun and unexpected! Then, send them home with some fun and funky flip flop favors so they will remember that awesome wedding by the sea!

Gift Basket Ideas for Your Destination Wedding at the King and Prince

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Since you won’t be able to greet all your guests personally upon arrival, a welcome bag (or peach basket on St. Simons Island, GEORGIA) is a great way to touch base with them right away.  Here are a few suggestions on what to include.

(1) A Welcome Letter.  Tell your guests how happy you are that they’ve made the trip with a short and sweet note.  For simplicity’s sake, use your computer to type and print the letters, but sign each on in ink for a personal touch.

(2) A Detailed Schedule.  List all of the weekend’s events, including any optional ones.  Be sure to mention any extra costs for activities such as tours, lessons, sports activities, and so on.

(3) Key Contact Information.  Tell your guests how to reach the people you’ve designated as go-to contacts.  Don’t include your contact info — most people won’t feel comfortable bothering you, and you’ll have enough on your mind already.

(4) Map of the Area.  The resort and the island have a lot to offer.  Make sure your guests make the most of their trip.

(5) Info on Local Transportation.  The trolley schedule and the phone numbers of local taxi companies will help your guests get around when they’re on their own.

(6) List of Local Restaurants.  Include restaurant descriptions, locations, phone numbers, and price info along with a selection of menus from places that deliver.

(7) Local Entertainment Guide.  Pick up the latest copy of Elegant Island Living and High Tide Guide for guests to be in the know.

(8) Thematic Snacks.  A taste of locally made food and drink will introduce your guests to the destination’s delicacies and help them avoid raiding the minibar.  Try to include both savory and sweet things to satisfy different cravings.  And since your guests are on vacation too, it’s nice to greet them with a celebratory drink — a bottle of wine or a beautifully labeled bottle of lemonade.

(9) Destination Essentials.  Anticipate little things your guests will appreciate having at the King and Prince:  sunscreen and a pair of flip-flops or a visor at the beach; a sweet-smelling bug repellent for the golf course; a token to pay putt-putt down at The Pier.  And no matter where you are, disposable cameras and bottled water are always welcome.

Courtesy of The Knot

All Things Yellow, A Yellow Themed Wedding

Monday, March 14th, 2011

If you’ve got it, flaunt it!  We at the King and Prince might be just a bit partial to the color yellow since we do have a paint color named after us.  This bride and groom might have a few future weddings themed after theirs…

Yellow Wedding Decor

What a fun color scheme to use for your wedding this year!  It’s fresh and vibrant and will play well with the setting(s) available to you with a King and Prince Resort Wedding.

Dreaming of a Beach Wedding?

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

If you are looking for a memorable location for your destination wedding, The King and Prince Resort has all the charm of a historic resort with the modern amenities necessary to create your dream wedding.  Its beauty and elegance make The King and Prince a top choice for Georgia destination weddings.  Set on the ocean’s edge on St. Simons Island, it is the perfect location for your special day – one that you and your guests will never forget!

Imagine saying your vows with the ocean as your backdrop.  Our outdoor lawn is just steps from the beach and provides just the right amount of casual elegance for your ceremony.  This seaside setting works perfect for an intimate gathering or a large affair with 300 guests. Have your reception adjacent to the beach or in one of the many beautiful indoor spaces available. Choose the room that works best for you – from our large Ballroom to the more intimate Solarium.  No matter what space you choose, you can be sure that each one will have a stunning ocean view plus its own unique details such as stained glass windows and crown molding that will add charm to the occasion and make your reception unforgettable.

In addition to the beautiful ocean views, a destination wedding at The King and Prince offers many other benefits too.  Having everything in one place allows you to have time to spend with family and friends in a relaxing atmosphere.  Pamper yourself and your bridesmaids with massages just steps from the ocean, or enjoy a round of golf with your groomsmen on our award-winning course.  You and your guests can savor gourmet meals together without leaving the resort such as our Friday Night Seafood Buffet and our Southern Charm Sunday Brunch.  And no travel stress in getting to your honeymoon destination after the wedding – you’re already here!  All you have to do is lounge by the pool, relax, and enjoy the view!

Let our experienced staff help you plan your perfect day.  For more information on having your wedding or event at The King and Prince Resort, please contact us at or fill out our wedding information request form.