Get Ready, It’s Time To “Meet The Farmers” At A Bountiful Dinner Event At The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

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For some, Farm to Table has become a cliché restaurants use to attract guests, but for The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Executive Chef Thomas Tolxdorf it is a philosophy that he has ingrained into his culinary team. Freshness, quality, regionally grown, and seasonally correct are words the chefs live by every day. That is no small task given the amount of fruits, vegetables, meats and fish the chefs order weekly for the oceanfront, luxury resort.

Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Chefs Visit Farmers to Check Season Fruit and Vegetables

We visit farms first hand to see how they grow their produce and discuss future trends. Now our farmers and fish purveyors gather at our restaurant to experience how their product looks on a Ritz-Carlton plate.

For some, Farm to Table has become a cliché restaurants use to attract guests, but for The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Executive Chef Thomas Tolxdorf it is a philosophy that he has ingrained into his culinary team. Freshness, quality, regionally grown, and seasonally correct are words the chefs live by every day. That is no small task given the amount of fruits, vegetables, meats and fish the chefs order weekly for the oceanfront, luxury resort.

For Chef Thomas, having a personal relationship with growers is essential. He explains, “We visit farms first hand to see how they grow their produce and discuss future trends. Now our farmers and fish purveyors gather at our restaurant to experience how their product looks on a Ritz-Carlton plate.”

Soon everyone can join in a Meet The Farmers celebration served The Ritz-Carlton style. On Friday, April 8, Café 4750 at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island presents a Farmer Dinner at 6:30 p.m. The event begins with a casual reception with passed hors d’oeuvres to meet and mingle with the farmers, seafood purveyors and chefs. It’s the perfect opportunity to get answers and tips from the experts. Everyone will want to sample the appetizer buffet with shrimp and other local seafood, farm-fresh vegetables, regional meats, honey, and house made charcuterie. Save room for the seasonal menu served family-style that includes local trigger fish, Berkshire pork variations and a bounty of fresh vegetables with house made dips. The menu also includes three servings of Columbia Valley organic wines paired for dinner. Each course is introduced by our chef and a grower. The celebration concludes with a trio of citrus based delectable delights from the pastry chefs.

Price $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Complimentary valet parking. For more information and reservations, please call 904.277.1100, ext 1010.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island: The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is Northeast Florida’s premiere oceanfront resort. Known for its unique natural beauty and warm Southern charm, this luxury resort is home to the award-winning restaurant, Salt, and The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Amelia Island, named one of the top spas in the world by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler. Featured amenities include three pools, on-site golf, fitness center, children’s recreation programs, and 444 guest rooms with private balcony and a view of the Atlantic coastline. For reservations, please call The Ritz-Carlton toll-free at (800) 241-3333 or visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/ameliaisland.     

For information on The Ritz-Carlton Company visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com.

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