Aw Shucks Returns Sept. 7

August 29th, 2016 Cookbook

Aw Shucks! Have you missed our popular monthly special? Don’t worry – Aw Shucks is back September 7 from from 4 to 7 p.m. We’re known for our oyster bar and a dazzling variety of these beloved mollusks, which we pair with craft beer from local vendors for an authentic taste of St. Pete. Beer and oyster flights, oyster shooters and beer cocktails await. Call 727-873-7964 for more information. Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates.

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Bottomless Mimosas to Refresh Your Weekend

August 26th, 2016 Cookbook

“Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting. It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.” 
 
So said a British author in 1895 in the first known reference to the delightful play on words — brunch. It’s a perfect description of our bountiful brunch, served Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The menu brims with more than 50 dishes that are both innovative and traditional (like us). This weekend, you can add splash to your brunch with our bottomless mimosas for just $10! Cal 727-873-7964 for reservations or book online.
 
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Amatrice. Help Us Help Them.

August 26th, 2016 Cookbook

We are a world away from the tragedy unfolding in Amatrice, Italy. Though we are not on the ground with relief efforts, we are doing what we know how to do: Cook for a cause.
 
When you order Spaghetti Amatriciana, the signature dish of Amatrice, at our two Sea Salt restaurants (in Naples and in St. Pete) or at Barbatella in Naples, you will do a small part to help the victims of this week’s powerful earthquake and its many aftershocks. We will donate 100 percent of proceeds from each dish we serve of Spaghetti Amatriciana to help fund disaster relief efforts.
 
The dish is $25 for lunch or dinner. The restaurants open at 11:30 a.m. for lunch. Dinner hours are 5 p.m. until 9 or 10 p.m.
 
Amatriciana is a 1,000-year-old pasta sauce that originated in Amatrice, located in the province of Lazio in the heart of Italy. The dish’s ingredients reflect the diet of local herders, and include guanciale (cured pork), pecorino and tomato. Our interpretation of the dish features a sauce of pomodoro, pancetta, onion, and pecorino. Before the earthquake hit on Tuesday, the people of Amatrice were preparing for the 50th anniversary of one of their most joyful events: a food festival celebrating their beloved Amatriciana dish.

To reserve at Sea Salt in St. Pete, call 727-873-7964 or book online.

To reserve at Sea Salt, call 239-434-7258 or book online.

To reserve at Barbatella, call 239-263-1955 or book online.

Our Spaghetti Amatriciana

Our Spaghetti Amatriciana

The Village of Amatrice, Before the Earthquake

The Village of Amatrice, Before the Earthquake

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August 27 Red Snapper Cooking Class

August 24th, 2016 Cookbook

Want to dazzle your dinner party guests? Add pan-seared red snapper to your recipe repertoire with Saturday’s cooking class, August 27 at 11:30 a.m. Executive Chef Kenny Tufo demonstrates how to prepare the seafood dish with wild mushrooms, lump crab meat and coconut curry sauce. Then you enjoy lunch in our beautiful dining room. $35 per person, includes soft beverage. Reservations required by calling 727-873-7964.

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