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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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Fish to Fork Culinary Academy Recap

A Weekend Fit for Foodies The Omni Amelia Island Plantation recently hosted a small group of food enthusiasts looking to expand their culinary palates. These honored guests took advantage of the resort’s “Fish to Fork Culinary Academy Weekend” package, which included oceanfront accommodations, cooking classes with Executive Chef, Daven Wardynski, a private tasting at the R+T Experience, and more! Guests began their weekend with a Friday night reception and dinner at The Sprouting Project. The outdoor venue has proven to be a source of both entertainment and sustainability for the resort. Undeniably a chef’s playground, the Sprouting Project—consisting of a garden, apiary and aquaponic greenhouse, has provided the culinary team with an array of locally harvested herbs, fruits and vegetables and serves as a point of interest for many guests and members of the press. While rain did attempt to put a damper on the evening’s festivities, the show went on, much to the delight of everyone in attendance… Just finished a dinner in the gardens with the Executive Chef of @omni_aip. The fruit on this tart was... — Charlotte STYLE Mag (@CharlotteSTYLE) October 4, 2014

October 8, 2014 - Leave a comment

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Fish to Fork is Coming to Amelia Island

Omni Amelia Island Plantation is proud to partner with the James Beard Foundation, Jackson Family Wines, Bacardi USA and Amelia Angler for its premiere culinary event of the year. Fish to Fork invites six renowned chefs from across the nation to participate in a weekend of fishing and friendly competition from May 16-18, 2014...and you're invited to take part!

April 30, 2014 - Leave a comment

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