Amelia Island Restaurant Week
From fine dining to charming bistros, local favorites, a blend of ethnic influences, and the area’s freshest seafood, you’ll find it all during Amelia Island’s 8th Annual Restaurant Week, held from January 22 through 31. The ten-day culinary showcase of top Amelia Island restaurants will feature a selection of the island’s most popular dining establishments. Guests can enjoy Restaurant Week dining for lunch and dinner, with different restaurants participating in each meal. Both lunch and dinner will offer a special fixed (prix fixe) menu, along with their regular restaurant menus. In 2008, the Amelia Island Tourist and Development Council started Restaurant Week in order to boost business, which was usually slower in January, especially for local eateries. “Restaurant Week saves many restaurants during the off season,” says Chef Scott Schwartz, owner of 29 South Restaurant. “It gives many the impetuses to come dine on the island and experience some of the food from the talented chefs that represent this small town.” In its eighth year, Restaurant Week has become so popular that the event has expanded to 10 days instead of 7, and since the restaurants are sure to be filled to capacity, diners are encouraged to make reservations well in advance. Participants will pay $12 for a prix fixe lunch, and choose from either $19 or $31 for a prix fixe three-course dinner. Diners can choose from a multitude of gourmet entrees such as Snapper en Papillote, Duck Risotto, Blackened Salmon, Shrimp and Grits, and many more, all created by Amelia Island’s talented chefs. For more information visit www.ameliaisland.com/yummy.