This island is beautiful once you get to it, it is off the Florida east coast right before you hit the Georgia line. The actual island is such a quaint little place, lined with trees and beautiful homes. Sitting right on the ocean is The Ritz Carlton, where we will spend the rest of the week.
The hotel is sophisticated southern charm, that's the best way to explain it! Wooden oak, dark furniture, china cabinets and beautiful gift shops fill the lobby.
Tonight we had reservations for their fine dining restaurant, Salt.
It was absolutely perfect! It's a true experience, as they give you nicely presented courses and little "gifts from the chef".
You begin with different types of breads that you are supposed to experiment with different Salts. Each salt is from a different region and they taste wonderful! Also very healthy for you!
The black one there in the middle is from Hawaii and is a charcoal salt that aids digestion. It was my favorite!
Next they brought out a "gift" of Salmon Tartar. Yes, I ate it. Quickly but surely :
For my appetizer, I chose heirloom tomatoes with buffalo mozzarella.
My entree was seabass with pepper jelly and vegetable succotash with pesto.
We were recommended to try the banana foster soufflé. Yum! It had white chocolate gelato on the side.
They give you a lot of "gifts" here, they packaged up some of the salts we tried along with macaroons and painted truffles.
This was truly a beautiful, wonderful restaurant!