January 16 through 25 is the 7th Annual Amelia Island Restaurant Week. 30 of Amelia Island’s most popular restaurants are participating this year. Each will offer a prix-fixe menu, including three courses and a non-alcoholic beverage, at either $19 or $29 per person. New for 2015, select restaurants will offer a prix-fixe lunch menu with a non-alcoholic beverage for $12 per person. Details and a list of participating restaurants are available online at ameliaislandrestaurantweek.com
The week officially kicks off Thursday, January 15, when Executive Chef Andrew Yeo of The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island will gather a group of local Chefs/Owners of Amelia Island Restaurants for a special themed meal.
A Tribute to Modern Southern Cuisine begins with a 6 p.m. wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres and a 6:45 p.m. dinner seating in Café 4750. Each chef will prepare a personal interpretation of a Southern classic food.
From The Salty Pelican, T.J. Pelletier offers Butternut Squash and Shrimp Bisque with a Southern Style Shrimp Po’Boy.
Espana Chef Roberto Pestana will prepare Panco encrusted Diver Sea Scallops over Lobster, Bay Scallop and Andouille Sausage Jambalaya.
From The Ritz-Carlton, Andrew Yeo will present Sherry Glazed Crispy Pork Belly, Tomatillo Relish, Bacon Powder, Collard Greens.
29 South Chef Scott Schwartz offers Braised Veal Cheek on Congaree and Penn Sweet Corn Middlins, Brown Butter Carrot Mousse, Hickory Smoked Almonds.
The Ritz-Carlton’s Sheldon Millett presents Key Lime Cream, Strawberry Shortcake, and S’more Chocolate Sorbet.
Tickets are available with advanced reservation, and are a great value at just $68 per person plus gratuity. Call 904-277-1987