Restaurant Bootcamp

We recently sent our "Chief of the Galley" (catch the ship reference?), Erin, down to Amelia Island, Florida for an apprenticeship with Celebrity Chef Kenny Gilbert, of Gilbert's Underground Kitchen in Fernandina Beach.  

 

Erin was in the kitchen with Chef Kenny and his team for a week, learning the ins and outs of his Southern American menu, which includes a variety of dishes, from gator ribs, to fried chicken and biscuits.  Here she is, hard at work prepping some hand made pimiento cheese bratwursts.

 

The experience of working with such a professional helped with our menu inspiration.

Our menu was designed to be simple concepts done well.  You'll find Manasquan staples, such as pork roll, hot dogs and ice cream.  However, you'll find those favorites showcased in new ways, such as the PRAT, our take on a BLT using pork roll instead of bacon, a hot dog nestled into a freshly baked pretzel bun, and an ice cream sandwich, made with artisanal ice cream and homemade cookies or waffles.  And if you're feeling adventurous, you can try our fried chicken on a biscuit with house made pickles and hot sauce, an ode to the Southern cuisine of Gilbert's Underground Kitchen.  

And with that, we'd like to unveil our menu.  Start thinking about what you're going to order Memorial Day weekend.

We love feedback - #squawk at us and let us know what you think and what'd you like to eat!