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Fall Favorites: Pumpkin Gnocchi Recipe

Looking for that perfect Fall recipe? Need a side that's going to put Aunt Gertrude's green bean casserole to shame this Thanksgiving? Check out this fantastic dish from Omni Amelia Island's Executive Chef, Daven Wardynski. He's combined homemade pumpkin gnocchi with sweet, honey roasted figs and a red wine caramel sauce to create the perfect combination of delicious autumn flavors on one plate. Enjoy the complete pumpkin gnocchi recipe after the break...

November 17, 2015 - Leave a comment

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2015 Amelia Island Holiday Activities

Looking for 2015 Amelia Island holiday activities? Well you've come to the right place. So far 2015 has been an absolutely fantastic year for Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. Just to list a few of our highlights and accomplishments:   1. Earning the Condé Nast Traveler's Reader Choice Award as one of Top 25 Resorts in Florida. 2. Hosting another successful Fish to Fork Weekend. 3. Kicking off monthly farm-to-table dinners at the Sprouting Project. 4. Updating everyone’s favorite water feature.    

November 5, 2015 - Leave a comment

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2015 4th of July on Amelia Island

Celebrate Independence Day with us!   What are your plans for this Independence Day? Do they include some pool time, a delicious BBQ, a round of golf and a fireworks show over the Atlantic? Maybe you're in the mood for a 5K followed by a tennis lesson or spa appointment. Perhaps you just want to dance with a giant green turtle. Well, whatever your plans are, we hope that they include a stay at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, where you'll have the freedom to choose how to spend your Independence Day. Freedom to what's more American than that? Here's a rundown of how we'll be celebrating 2015 4th of July on Amelia Island...

Sprouting Project Dinners

Enjoy an intimate southern-inspired farm dinner at The Sprouting Project, our culinary team's answer to local sustainability. Guests will tour Amelia Island Plantation's state-of-the-art aquaponic greenhouse, expansive organic garden and large collection of beehives before enjoying a plated dinner that incorporates items harvested directly from The Sprouting Project. This once-in-a-lifetime event will showcase both the creativity and culture of our chefs in a lush, outdoor setting.

March 31, 2015 - Leave a comment

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2015 Amelia Island Concours Week Dinner

  Amelia Island Car Connoisseur Wine Dinner Start your engines–the 2015 Amelia Concours Week is right around the corner...Join us as we kick off Amelia Island's biggest weekend for car enthusiasts with a chef-prepared six course dinner with wine pairings. Priced at $150 per person, the Amelia Island Concours week dinner will showcase inventive cuisine & fantastic wines from Omni Amelia Island's Executive Chef, Daven Wardynski and his culinary team. The event begins on Friday Mar 13, 2015 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Reservations can be made by calling Sunrise Café at 904.432.1468 or on

March 4, 2015 - Leave a comment

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2014 Amelia Island Holiday Dining

This Holiday, We'll Set The Table Looking for some fantastic culinary options on Amelia Island for the holidays? Let the chefs at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation take care of you. Whether you’re vacationing down south for the winter or you’re a local islander, our culinary team is offering a number of ways to fill your belly with good cheer. From Christmas morning brunch to dinners-to-go, we’ve got your holiday season covered.

December 11, 2014 - Leave a comment

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Amelia Island Gingerbread House

Welcome to Santa's Summer Home This holiday season, the culinary team at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort decided to amp up it's gingerbread skills. Executive Chef Daven Wardynski wanted to create "something more" than just your traditional gingerbread house, so he began sketching out ideas and brainstorming with his team as to what that something more was going to be. What they finally settled on was something festive but uniquely Amelia Island. Following 1,000 hours of planning, baking and building, the culinary team finally unveiled its creation this past Saturday in the hotel lobby. We're proud to present Santa's Summer Home. This wonderful edible arrangement features an 8-foot long gingerbread boat dock, a 10-foot tall gingerbread palm tree, a gingerbread Tiki Hut and a beach made entirely out of "Chef's Sand" (brown sugar, white sugar and cookie crumbs). Check out some of the photos below and happy holidays!

December 4, 2014 - Leave a comment

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Trivia Night on Amelia Island

Building Your Trivia Dream Team                                                                                                         Everyone loves trivia night on Amelia Island, right? Building a solid trivia team, however, isn't always the easiest task. For starters, you're going to need a jock. Rest assured, at some point in the evening "Sports" is going to be a category and that's when your jock is going to step up to the plate. You'll also want an entertainment junkie on your team–someone who was practically raised on television and 80's power ballads. It's always a smart play to throw a bookworm into the mix as well–usually of the myopic, soft spoken variety. And don't forget to include a history buff or someone's dad (these last two are interchangeable). Most importantly, realize that none of the aforementioned matters without a great team name. You can't build a trivia empire on a shaky foundation, so if your team name doesn't elicit a few chuckles from the crowd every time it's mentioned, you'll need to head back to the drawing board.

October 20, 2014 - Leave a comment

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