Tickets on sale for July’s themed dinner at South Seas
In line with its new program to offer monthly themed dinners in order to highlight its grounds and culinary team, South Seas Island Resort is currently selling tickets for its July event.
Brews on the Beach will take place on July 6 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the luau area at Sunset Beach. Patrick Faas, director of Food and Beverage, explained that the event goes hand-in-hand with a local craft beer celebration that the resort is holding during July, featuring Big Top Brewery of Sarasota.
“All of our taps are going to be dedicated to Big Top Brewery,” he said.
There will be different speciality-brewed beers, rather than regular domestics and such.
“It’s exposing people to what we have in Florida,” Faas said.
The resort’s culinary team and brewery’s team have partnered up for the dinner.
“It’s a fun paired menu to go with the different beers,” he said.
Using locally-sourced ingredients, the food will be seafood-forward and include, among other dishes, wreckfish – a mild white fish. Guests will have the chance to interact with the chefs and brewery.
“We want to feature hyper-local items,” Faas said, noting that the beef is from a local farm.
“It’s local on top of local,” he added. “Fun, light, cool kind of dishes.”
The five-course menu, with beer pairings, includes:
– Course one, with Trapeze Monk Belgian Wit: Gulf pink shrimp ceviche with key-lime and aji amarillo marinade, red onion, cucumber, fresno chili, cilantro, coconut espuma and plantain chips
– Course two, with Ashley Gang Imperial IPA: Ficoide glaciale (ice lettuce), goat cheese tart, red currant “caviar,” sour orange ver jus and extra virgin olive oil
– Course three, with Apple Pie Amber Ale: Five-chili rubbed local pork belly chicharrones, sweet corn puree and pickled rhubarb
– Course four, with Ringmaster Raspberry Berlinerweisse: Wreckfish, heirloom carrot puree, congaree and penn purple rice, pea greens, Kissimmee mushrooms and sherry gastrique
– Course five, with Hawaiian Lion Coconut-Coffee Porter: Adult float made with nitro vanilla-brown butter ice cream, the porter and whipped Bailey’s
Fass explained that the Apple Pie Amber Ale with course three was made just for the event.
“So that’s kind of cool that they did that for us,” he said of the brewery.
Fass also pointed out the course five dessert planned.
“We’re going to be making the ice cream there in front of people,” he said. “It’s more of an experience than anything else.”
As for dining atmosphere, it will be outside in true luau style.
“It’s kind of a gimmicky thing, but there’s going to be no shoes allowed,” Faas said.
He explained that the aim is for the event to be fun and light, like the menu.
Tickets are $65 per person and only available to ages 21 and up.
“It’s such an amazing and beautiful property – we just wanted to make sure we featured it,” Fass said of the new program. “Just really utilize every inch of the property to create pop-up experiences.”
“Showcase what South Seas is really all about,” he added.
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact 239-472-5111, Ext. 1483.
For more about South Seas Island Resort, visit www.southseas.com.
South Seas Island Resort is at 5400 Plantation Road.