Posts Tagged ‘Georgia Weddings’

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:



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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St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522
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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!

King and Prince Recognized in “The Knot”

Friday, October 15th, 2010

The King and Prince recently received an outstanding recognition as a top wedding venue.  There was a feature in the August 2010 issue of The Knot Magazine listing the “10 Most Talked About Wedding Venues” in the state of Georgia.  The King and Prince was listed as one of the top ten most talked about venues for its luxurious ballroom and Delegal Dining Room and Retreat Room with ocean views.  The Knot website is the top internet site for weddings.  It has all the information for planning a wedding from wedding venues to rings and dresses.  Many couples turn to the site and the magazine to see the latest trends and get wedding advise.  It is a wonderful honor for The King and Prince Resort to be featured in this magazine.

For information on weddings at The King and Prince and to view pictures visit our Weddings page!

View the article here: The King and Prince Resort in The Knot

A King and Prince Wedding

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort has earned a reputation as the setting for a magical and memorable wedding day. The oceanfront location makes for a perfect destination wedding and the exceptional staff and amenities provide the worry free extravagant event that every bride deserves. The beautiful St. Simons Island scenery combined with a gourmet menu is just the beginning of the most desirable wedding event.

If a ballroom with floor to ceiling drapes and gorgeous chandeliers is in your wedding plans, the Lanier Ballroom provides an enchanting location for you and your guests. Holding up to 300 friends and family members, the ballroom is an exquisite venue for the perfect wedding you desire.

If you plan on being indoors, outdoors, or both on your wedding day, The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort is the most luxurious place to be on the most special day of your life.  For more information on spending your wedding day with The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort, please visit