Posts Tagged ‘St Simons Island Restaurants’

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.

St. Simons Island Restaurant Guide – Part 2

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

In Part 1, our restaurant guide highlighted some popular local restaurants. (Click here to visit Part 1). In Part 2, learn about more restaurants that we recommend you visit while on our island!

 

Palmers Village Cafe

 

Palmer’s Village Cafe- This quaint cafe is located in the heart of the pier village. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner with a unique twist on traditional comfort food.We love that their menu highlights fresh, local produce. Their location makes it the perfect place to grab a bite after shopping in the village. Staff Pick: Try a taste of the coast with their Surf Squared breakfast. Poached eggs over a crab cake served with a roasted red pepper grit cake.

 

 

 

 

Sals Neighborhood Pizzeria 

 

Sal’s Neighborhood Pizzeria- Sal’s is owned and operated by Sal Cenicola, a former boxer from New Jersey who makes the best pizza south of Jersey! If you are looking for an Italian restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere and delicious food, Sal’s is the place. Many islanders who are originally from the north rely on Sal when they want an authentic pizza. So, naturally our staff pick is….pizza!

 

 

 

 

 

Delaney's Bistro 

Delaney’s Bistro- Delaney’s has been an island staple for many years and are located just a 10 minute drive from the resort. They are open for lunch and dinner and their menu offers something for every palate-from duck breast and lamb to fresh scallops and crab cakes. The restaurant is perfect for a quiet meal with good friends. Staff Pick- Their tasso chicken over linguine is delicious. Also, if they offer scallops as one of their specials, we highly recommend you try it!

 

 

Southern Soul Barbeque

 

 

 

Southern Soul Barbeque- Although Southern Soul has been around for a few years, they have quickly become a tradition for both locals and visitors. Their succulent BBQ and delectable sides have left us coming back for more, time and time again. We dare anyone to drive by their smoker and NOT stop! Dine outside on one of their picnic tables or, call ahead and take your meal to the beach! Staff Pick- Their ribs and brisket are out of this world and you cannot leave the island without trying their fried green beans!

 

Recap Of A Taste Of Glynn

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

A Taste of Glynn was a huge success this year. Thank you to all of the restaurants and businesses who participated as well as everyone who came out to support The Glynn Community Crisis Center. This event would not be successful without everyone coming together for this great organization.

Here are the winners for each category:

Starters
1st - Zachry’s Seafood & Steak
2nd - Harris Teeter

Main Seafood
1st - Straton Hall Events
2nd - Nacho’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

Main International
1st - Nacho’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
2nd – Jekyll Convention Center

BBQ
1st - Straton Hall Events
2nd - Southern Soul Barbeque

Dessert
1st – Zeppelin Cafe
2nd - Wee Pub North

People’s Choice
1st – Straton Hall Events
2nd – Zachry’s Seafood & Steak

Tablescape
1st - King & Prince Seafood
2nd – Harris Teeter

Tast of Glynn at The King and Prince Resort

Silent Auction Items at Taste of Glynn

Chef Jason at Taste of Glynn

 

Zachry's at Taste of Glynn

 

Tast of Glynn at The King and Prince

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.

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.

St. Simons Island Restaurant Guide – Part 1

Friday, November 15th, 2013

St. Simons Island is a food-lovers paradise. From fresh seafood to restaurants using farm-to-table ingredients, you can dine like royalty at many spots on St. Simons Island. Here are some of our picks for places to dine (along with some favorite menu items) when you are on Island Time.

Crabdaddys Seafood

 

1) Crabdaddy’s Seafood- Located just a block from The King and Prince, this island landmark always serves up delicious seafood and great service! Crabdaddy’s is a favorite among resort guests and locals. Staff Pick: Try the Teriyaki Steak & Scallops for their take on “Surf & Turf.”

 

 

 

Brogens

 

 

2) Brogen’s- If you are looking for a fun, casual place to catch the game and grab a bite to eat, Brogen’s is the place to go. They have a great selection of burgers, salads and sandwiches and their menu will not disappoint. Their prime location in the pier village area makes Brogen’s a great location to grab a bite and then do some shopping or people watching. Staff Pick: The Mushroom-Swiss Burger.

 

 

 

Halyards Restaurant St Simons Island

3) Halyards & Tramici- Whether you are in the mood for seafood or rustic Italian cuisine, executive chef and owner Dave Snyder has you covered. Halyards highlights a seasonal dinner menu full of fresh catches that were caught locally earlier that day and farm fresh produce. Tramici serves both lunch and dinner in a fun atmosphere. Enjoy fresh baked bread while you wait for your delectable entrees to arrive and whatever you do, don’t forget dessert! Staff Picks: Halyards- Try a cup of the Creamy Blue Crab Bisque followed by an entrée of Wild Georgia Shrimp with Gayla’s Grits. Tramici- Order a large bowl of P.E.I. Mussels to share and don’t forget about their homemade pizza.

 

 

blackwater grill4) Blackwater Grill- Located in Redfern Village on St. Simons Island, Blackwater Grill is a treat for your taste buds with their Cajun and coastal cuisine. Their spicy and savory menu items have kept locals coming back for over 13 years! Staff Pick: Crawfish Etoufee.

 

Family Fun on your Georgia Beach Vacation

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Jeff & Stephanie Sylva recently joined us on a press trip.  Their focus was on how families can enjoy a visit to the Golden Isles and The King and Prince.  Their article, Southern Charms at The King and Prince Golf Resort, tells us why our community is an excellent place to take the family for a beach vacation –  activities, dining and recreational pursuits abound.

During our four-day stay at The King and Prince we were treated like old friends by, not only the attentive resort staff, but by everyone we met throughout the island. We didn’t simply feel like tourists being welcomed for their business; but rather we felt welcomed as guests of the island community, invited to share in the tranquil beauty of this quaint island.

Main Resort Pool at The King and Prince

Main Pool Complex at The King and Prince Resort

Read the rest of this and more of Jeff and Stephanie’s stories on Family Travel Forum.

BBQ and a Bike Ride – a Southern Island Adventure!

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Annette White visited us recently, and she nixed the idea of R&R on her free time, opting instead for a beach bike ride.  She also walked a block away from the resort to the scrumptious Beachcomber BBQ for dinner one night – complete with red wine in a plastic cup!

Read on, and we dare you to not feel the beach breeze and taste the tangy BBQ…

 

Don’t Click on This if You’re Hungry!

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Okay, so either you’re not hungry, or you’re a glutton for punishment.  Take a look at Christine Garvin’s culinary journey in pictures and words for a “taste” of what awaits your palate on your next Georgia beach vacation!  We serve the best of what Southern cuisine has to offer – low country boil, shrimp n’ grits, biscuits, Savannah Bee Honey…  If the mere idea of these delightful dishes makes your mouth water, it’s time to call and book your next trip, and bring an empty tummy!

Low Country Boil

Southern Low Country Boil

Georgia On My Mind… Chic Savvy Travels

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Chantel Guertin visited The King and Prince recently, and posted about her experience on www.chicsavvytravels.com.  Visit her website at www.chantelguertin.com and follow her on Twitter @chantelguertin.

St. Simons Island blends the best of the Deep South with the East Coast. Halfway between Jacksonville, Florida and Savannah, Georgia, fly into either airport and make the hour drive to the island.

Where to stay
The King & Prince is the only waterfront resort on the island. Originally opened as a seaside dance club in 1935, it now offers oceanfront suites, beach villas or resort residences (ideal for larger families).

To read more of her article, click here.