Buena Vista Wine Dinner

January 3rd, 2018 Events

Join us Thursday, January 25th at 7 p.m. for what promises to be a truly memorable evening. Sea Salt St Pete is proudly partnering with Sonoma County’s Iconic Buena Vista Vineyards. Hosting the event will be the renowned “Count of Buena Vista”. If you have never experienced a night with The Count, it is not to be missed. The evening will be filled with history, humor, & of course, fine wines form the winery & amazing food from Chef Kenny Tufo’s vast culinary repertoire.

Call or make a reservation through Eventbrite.


$99 plus tax & gratuity


Save the Date: August 5 Class Focuses on New Faroe Island Salmon

July 24th, 2017 cooking class

Chef Kenny Tufo’s next cooking class is Saturday, August 5 at 11 a.m. when he’ll demonstrate how to cook Sea Salt’s new salmon dish, perfect for a summer evening.


Roast parsnips, fava bean puree, and miso-peach glaze

Our Faroe Island Salmon is distinct because of its remote location which is complemented by pristine clear waters, cool steady sea temperatures, strong currents and accessible fjords that cut deep inland.  Drawn to this perfect mix of conditions, wild Atlantic Salmon from all over northern Europe make their way north of the Faroe Islands to feed. The class is $35 per person.

Tickets are available here!



Oyster 101 Back on July 8

June 23rd, 2017 cooking class

Our Oyster 101 class led by Chef Kenny Tufo is a wild success, so we added a class for July 8 at 11 a.m. Apparently people love oysters as much as we do! This homely mollusk is packed with goodness for the environment and humans, too. Our oyster bar is bejeweled with more than 30 varieties. You will learn how to spot each species and pick your favorite. The real fun comes when Chef teaches you to shuck open these closed-tight shells to reveal the sweet, succulent meat within. Slurp plain, or fork and dip into our sauces – cocktail sauce, horseradish, or just squeeze a few drops of lemon. If we’re successful in converting you, ask about Oyster Club and join an elite class of oyster connoisseurs.


In Love with Oysters!

June 13th, 2017 cooking class

Chef Kenny Tufo leads one of his popular Oyster 101 classes on Saturday, June 24 at 11 a.m.
Register for the class here 

Chef Kenny Tufo



oyster club

While you are exploring oysters at the class, sign up for our Oyster Club! The Oyster Club was created by Sea Salt’s chef-owner, Fabrizio Aielli, and its executive chef, Kenny Tufo. The restaurant’s sweeping, 20-foot display of the freshest bivalve mollusks is a centerpiece of the restaurant and overseen by an oyster sommelier.

A portion of Oyster Club proceeds is donated to Tampa Bay Watch, dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Tampa Bay estuary through scientific and educational programs.

“We want to share our appreciation for these delicacies and demonstrate
their amazing varieties and the creative methods of preparation
that we offer as part of our oyster menu,” says Chef Tufo.

Sea Salt approaches its oysters as it does its expansive, award-winning wine collection. Like the terroir of a wine’s provenance, oyster beds from the Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf and prime locations abroad lend each variety unique characteristics.

Sea Salt’s goal is to educate restaurant diners and foodies about the world of oysters and the nuances of their personalities.

“Membership in the Oyster Club will create a community
of oyster connoisseurs,” said Chef Tufo.

To become a member of the Oyster Club, a $20 fee is required and in return, customers receive the Oyster Passport. The Passport contains 32 pages, each page devoted to a particular variety of oyster, and a chart where guests can enter their analyses of the attributes possessed by each variety.

Guests must purchase a minimum of three oysters of each variety per visit. When the minimum of three types is purchased, the Passport is stamped. When the Passport is completed, guests receive a $50 Sea Salt gift card.


Wine Dinner With Special Guest, Alessandro Pecorari!

June 1st, 2017 Cookbook

Winemaker, Alessandro Pecorari

Winemaker, Alessandro Pecorari

We are thrilled to present a wine dinner on June 21 at 7 p.m. with special guest Alessandro Pecorari, owner and winemaker of Pierpaolo Pecorari Winery, located in the northeast corner of Italy. His family has belonged to the land for many generations and their winery creates distinctive terroir-driven wines. Chef Kenny’s creative juices are bubbling in the kitchen as he develops a menu to pair with the Pecorari wines. There’s going to be a lot more to say about this event, so stay tuned!


Master a timeless classic at Chef Kenny’s May 27 class.

May 25th, 2017 cooking class

Lemon, Garlic & Parsley Spring Chicken
with Zucchini Tagliatelle

Learn the secret behind a timeless classic, one of Chef Kenny’s all-time favorite dishes, at our May 27 cooking class, 11 a.m.. He will teach the method for the most tender, moist and savory chicken, accompanied by the bright flavors of zucchini tagliatelle.

Class includes:
Glass of wine
$35 per person, inclusive
Please reserve by calling

Learn more! http://conta.cc/2rZJxOK


Sea Salt Honored by National Media!

April 24th, 2017 Media Reviews

Sea Salt is honored with two endorsements by national media — Coastal Living magazine and USAToday’s 10best.com, an online ratings site.

We’re thrilled to read Coastal Living’s shout out: Where to Eat and Drink – http://www.coastalliving.com/travel/gulf-coast/st-petersburg-florida-travel-guide

Leading St. Petersburg’s culinary scene, chef Fabrizio Aielli showcases Florida seafood at Sea Salt, not to mention 130 different salts from around the world to season that catch. The mention was part of an article about St. Pete being one of America’s best coastal cities to live in and visit by Tracey Minkin. http://www.coastalliving.com/travel/gulf-coast/st-petersburg-florida-travel-guide

Travel and food journalist Michelle Richmond rates Sea Salt the #2 best seafood restaurant in St. Pete in 10best.com. http://www.10best.com/destinations/florida/st.-petersburg/restaurants/seafood/

“Located in downtown St Petersburg’s hip Sundial Shopping Center, this sophisticated oyster bar, lounge, restaurant has been on the map since 2015. An expansive raw bar, freshly caught seafood crafted with high quality ingredients and presented in an appealing way are just the beginning of the memorable culinary journey you’ll embark on here. Oysters, shrimp, scallops and octopus pave the way for entrees, which include fresh catch of the day along with ahi tuna, swordfish, grouper, Faroe Island salmon and more. Boasting a menu of more than 40 varieties of oysters (there’s even an oyster sommelier) it’s one of the largest selections in the area. Executive Chef Kenny Tufo and Chef-Owner Fabrizio Aielli, are constantly creating seasonal menus with daily changes.”


Celebrate Abundance: The Easter Brunch Buffet

April 4th, 2017 Easter Brunch

Easter brunch, a tradition. The Sea Salt Easter Brunch Buffet, a celebration! We feature dozens of courses at our sumptuous buffet, for just $49 per person, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 16.

It’s a reason to celebrate abundance. Not to mention a lovely downtown stroll afterward.

Browse our menu, then reserve your table to savor the real thing. Call 727-873-7964.

Sea Salt Easter Brunch Buffet 
Sunday, April 16, 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
Assorted Imported & Domestic Cheeses
Charcuterie Assortment
Mozzarella & Tomato
Honeyed Beet & Peach with Goat Cheese
Petite Mixed Greens Salad
Smoked Salmon & Traditional Accoutrements
Fresh Raw Oysters
Shrimp Cocktail

French Toast with Whipped Mascarpone & Fresh Strawberries
& Vermont Maple Syrup
Assorted Fresh-Baked Quiches
Homemade Lasagna Bolognese
Cheese Tortellini with Black Truffle Cream Sauce
Faroe Island Salmon
Sea Salt BBQ sauce | chorizo beluga-lentil ragu
Atlantic Swordfish
black veneer rice | langoustines | lobster cappuccino
fisherman’s seafood stew | cous cous | sauce rouile
Roasted Prime Rib with Au Jus & Fresh Horseradish Sauce
Chicken Marsala with Mixed Wild Mushrooms
Roasted Dijon Mustard Encrusted Leg of Lamb with Rosemary Sauce
Coconut Cheese Cake with Strawberries
Mini Chocolate Tarts with Fresh Whipped Cream
Tequila-Key Lime Pie  

Chocolate Mousse with Caramel & Murray River Salt

$49 per person 
Reserve online or by calling 727-873-7964

A Bed of Oyster Knowledge at Oyster 101, Jan. 28

January 20th, 2017 Cookbook

Executive Chef Ken Tufo’s extraordinary knowledge of oysters will be shared at his Oyster 101 class on Saturday, January 28 at 11:30 a.m.

A variety of oysters from the East Coast and West Coast will be tasted. From plump and buttery to sweet and salty, the amazing range of flavors of the homely mollusk will be savored.

You’ll also learn to shuck like a pro in this hands-on class.

Did you know … oysters can live to be 100 years old? They play an important role in the environment as natural filters in Florida’s bays. Chef Ken will share these morsels and more!

$35 per person. Call 727-873-7964 to reserve.


Jazz Up Your New Year’s Brunch

December 26th, 2016 Cookbook

Welcome 2017 with our jazzy brunch on New Year’s Day from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Our brunch was recently rated one of St. Pete’s best by USA Today’s 10best.com. We’re jazzing it up for New Year’s Day with 2-for-1 mimosas and a performance by jazz entertainer Roger Renaud who showcases his talents as a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist.  

Please call 727-873-7964 to reserve or reserve online.