Historic Spanish Wines Celebrated at Oct. 19 Wine Dinner

October 10th, 2016 Cookbook

Rich history and unique terroir combine to create unparalleled sparkling and dry wines at the Spanish vineyard Raventos i Blanc. We celebrate and experience a selection at our dedicated wine dinner on Wednesday, October 19.

Raventos’ winemaking legacy in northeastern Spain dates to 1497. Their wines reveal their mastery of the art, and our chefs have planned a menu that complements the selections chosen by our sommelier, Justin Chamoun.

VIEW THE MENU HERE.

The dinner is inspired by Justin’s recent visit to the Raventos winery in Pendes, Spain, where he was privileged to lunch with owner Manuel Raventos in his private library.
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“He told me the fascinating history of the vineyard, pulling books from the library’s shelves and describing the visits of kings and queens over the centuries. It was humbling to know that the vineyard has been running since America was just beginning to be formed! Even more impressive is the quality of Raventos wines and their value. Our first dinner there was at an amazing restaurant and we were blind-tasting the Raventos sparkling wines versus true French Champagnes, and couldn’t tell the difference. We all argued over which was which during every single course. This is so remarkable because the weather in Penedes, Spain, is not like the weather in Champagne, nor do these use the same grapes or have the same type of soil conditions.”

Let your palate be the judge at our October wine dinner.
 
$80 per person
Please reserve soon at 727-873-7964
as space is limited
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Cooking Class Honors Renowned Dish from Amatrice

September 20th, 2016 Cookbook

An Italian classic, Bucatini All’Amatriciana, is the focus of our next cooking class on Saturday, September 24 at 11:30 a.m.

Amatriciana sauce originated in Amatrice, Italy, a town that was recently destroyed by a devastating earthquake. The town’s namesake sauce, traditionally comprised of cured pork cheek, pecorino cheese and tomatoes, is the highlight of the class to honor those victims. Learn more from Chef Ken Tufo as he demonstrates how to create Sea Salt’s flavorful take on the dish, then enjoy lunch in our beautiful dining room.

 $35 per person, includes soft beverage. Please reserve soon at 727-873-7964 as space is limited.  
 
Our Spaghetti Amatriciana

Our Spaghetti Amatriciana

 
Remember, through September 30 when you order Spaghetti Amatriciana, the signature dish of Amatrice, at Sea Salt (in St. Pete and Naples) or our sister restaurant, Barbatella (in Naples), we will donate 100 percent of proceeds 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. Read more…
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Check it out: The Sea Salt vibe in downtown St. Pete

September 8th, 2016 Sea Salt Restaurant Video

Get in the Sea Salt mood with this video! You’ll want to dance your way into one of our beautiful dining niches. The video shows our ambiance of big-city fun combined with a cool, artistic vibe in the cuisine and design. Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/SeaSaltStPete/videos/709174179258838/screen-shot-2016-09-08-at-2-02-46-pm

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Blue Skies and Sunshine for $5 Today!

September 2nd, 2016 Cookbook

It’s time for blue skies and sunshine!
 
Our brand new Blue Sky & Yellow Sunshine cocktails will be served all day today, September 2, for $5.
 
Blue Sky is a brilliant blend of vodka, Blue Curacao and Sprite. 
Yellow Sunshine sparkles with white rum, vermouth, pineapple and grenadine.
 
And don’t forget! We’re your shelter from the storm. We have power and Happy Hour all day today from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
 
Browse our menu here.
Reserve online here or by calling 727-873-7964.
 
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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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Monet Mimicry: Create a masterpiece at Art Night

July 28th, 2016 Cookbook

Create a water lily wonderland at our Art Night on Wed., Aug. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Art teachers from Pinot’s Palette will help you paint your masterpiece as you enjoy an appetizer and a glass of wine. Art Night also includes 30% off dinner for the evening. This class is $45 per person, call 727-873-7964 to reserve. Make more than a masterpiece. Make a memory.

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July 20 Beer Dinner Celebrates Craft Beer Scene

July 12th, 2016 Cookbook

As you know, St. Pete is a famed U.S. capital for craft breweries and we want to celebrate this community with a beer pairing dinner. On Wednesday, July 20, we’ll be offering a four-course dinner of our signature seafood dishes and delectable desserts. Dishes will be expertly paired with craft brews from Barley Mow Brewing Company, of Florida, and Uinta Brewing, a nationally recognized craft brewery from Utah.

The dinner is themed “Enchantment Under the Sea” and we will be serving oysters, octopus and scallops in a meal that would impress Poseidon and his sea maidens. Dinner begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m., and continues with a sit-down dinner at 7 p.m. The cost is $65 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For reservations call 727-873-7964

Menu
First Course 
Oysters on the ½ shell 
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Barley Mow Calliope (Tart Lemon Shandy) 
Baba Black Lager (Dark Chocolate, Mild Coffee, Brown Sugar)

Second Course 

Grilled Spanish Octopus 
yellow tomato | grapefruit | fennel | papaya vinaigrette 
Barley Mow I Am Ocean (Mango, Citrus, Orange, Grapefruit) 
Uinta Gose (Mango, Coriander, Sea Salt, Acidity)

Third Course 

Seared Diver Scallops 
porcini risotto | truffle perfume | mint | walnuts | Gorgonzola 
Barley Mow Abattoir (Double IPA) 
Uinta Detour (Double IPA)

Dessert 

Flourless Chocolate-Espresso Torte 
raspberry sorbet | cocoa Chantilly 
Barley Mow Nipperkin Porter (Coffee) 
Uinta Birthday Suit (Tart Raspberry)
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