The 2014 Amelia Island Restaurant Week kicks off Thursday, January 16 at Café 4750 at the Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island when Amelia Island chefs and farmers gather at The Ritz-Carlton to prepare a celebratory Farm-to-Table Feast orchestrated and directed by Executive Chef Thomas Tolxdorf.
Chef Thomas, a true pioneer in the movement to offer fresh organic cuisine, is also a weekly visitor to Fernandina Beach’s Saturday morning farmers’ market, and he has paired local Chefs/Owners of Amelia Island restaurants with farmers from our Market Place to officially kick off the 2014 Amelia Island Restaurant Week.
Each of the chefs will prepare a tasting in Café 4750. The evening begins with a 6:00 p.m. wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres, and a 6:45 p.m. dinner seating.
The menu includes:
Café 4750 Farmers Market Appetizer Buffet
Oysters, Shrimp, Ceviche, Steak Tartare Station, Smoked Salmon Flatbread, Local Honey and Cheeses, Charcuterie, Soup, Farm Fresh Salads and Grilled Vegetables
Chef Scott Schwartz
Olive Dill Poached Scallop
Whipped Ricotta, KYV Farms Roasted Beet and Parsnip Relish
The Salty Pelican
Chef T.J. Pelletier
J.D. Beef Grass-fed, Beer Braised Short Ribs
Root Vegetable Hash, Crispy Onion Straws
Lulu’s at The Thompson House
Chef Brian Grimley
Fried Oyster BLT
Boatright Farms Tomatoes, Bacon Jam
Chef Roberto Pestana
Chef Thomas Tolxdorf
Cedar Creek Clams
Country Ham, Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash Nage
The Ritz-Carlton Pastry Department presents Family Style Desserts
Tickets are only $96.00 per person, plus gratuity.
For information and reservations please call (904) 277-1100, or visit RitzCarlton.com/AmeliaIsland.
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