Amelia Island Plantation Blog


Oceanside and Sunrise Café Open to the Public

Amelia Island is a foodie’s paradise. But if you live here, you already knew that. In fact you’re probably already well-acquainted with goat cheese-stuffed fried green tomatoes and you certainly don’t find anything weird about visiting a rundown gas station for a burger. And don’t even get me started on truffle frites… As a recent D.C. transplant (and lover of all things epicurean), I can certainly attest that this little island holds its own among the top food cities in the U.S.  For a location that’s only 13 miles long and two miles wide to be filled with so many chef-owned, foodie-friendly venues…well that’s nothing short of amazing. Let the few extra inches around my waist be a testament to that. Since Omni Hotels & Resorts acquired Amelia Island Plantation in 2010, they’ve worked hard to enhance the local food culture. Their extremely talented culinary staff, led by Food & Beverage Director Chris Walling and Executive Chef Daven Wardynski, has taken the bull by the horns, so to speak, overseeing the successful launch or complete overhaul of eight, yes, eight restaurants on property. While quite a few of the restaurants have been open to the public from day one, (Verandah, Marché Burette, Falcon’s Nest and Natural Slice) other venues were decidedly taken off the market, to be enjoyed exclusively by guests and members of the resort community. Well that’s all about to change…   Oceanside Dining Room  

January 22, 2014 - Leave a comment

Dining, Events

Natural Slice Pizza Now Offering Delivery

Think about some of the defining moments in our history…there was the fall of the Berlin Wall, Prince’s first album, Ross & Rachel tying the knot. Yes, the list goes on and on. We can only speculate for the most part about what great achievements will take place in 2014, but we can attest to at least one triumph of humanity that has already occurred. That’s right kids, Natural Slice Pizza and Surf Shop is now offering delivery (as if you didn’t already know). This is big news, especially to the folks living on the south end of the island, who have been plagued by a pizza draught for years on end now.

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