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South Seas welcomes community for ‘A Season of Celebration’

By Staff | Nov 19, 2009

South Seas Island Resort is inviting members of the Captiva community to celebrate “A Season of Celebration” at Kings Crown, the historic resort banquet space, on Sunday, Dec. 6 through Thursday, Dec. 17 for holiday champagne brunches, lunches and dinners to benefit the Salvation Army’s Family Services Unit in their residential shelter facility.

“South Seas invites locals to come back to the resort and visit Kings Crown overlooking Pine Island Sound. It’s a special space with the old Florida feeling that for decades served as the locale for wedding receptions, family reunions and company parties” said Rick Hayduk, South Seas Island Resort managing director.

Kings Crown, once the warehouse that stored key limes when South Seas was the largest key lime plantation in the world, remains intact with the original fireplace, brick flooring and view of the t-dock over a lawn of palm trees.

The space will feature seasonal decor and offer locals festive holiday brunches, lunches and dinners.

Holiday menus – devised by South Seas’ chef Sebastian Heil – will include brioche French toast with warm banana caramel sauce, pan roasted Jidori chicken, seared Florida black grouper, sugar crusted ham, pumpkin soup and traditional holiday sides and desserts such as apple pie, pineapple upside down cake and Yule logs.

A portion of the proceeds from all meals will be given to the Salvation Army.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with South Seas this holiday season for the second year in a row and appreciate that the resort is recognizing the importance of serving the local community,” said Major Art Penhale, corps officer for the Salvation Army of Lee and Hendry Counties.

Island residents and guests interested in attending the “A Season of Celebration” can call 866-565-5089 to make reservations.

For parties of 20 or more, South Seas Island Resort will double the proceeds to the Salvation Army.

For more information on South Seas Island Resort visit www.southseas.com or call 472-5111.