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Old-World Charm Meets New-World Cuisine

By: The Local Palate

For over 450 years, St. Augustine | Ponte Vedra has been adding a dash of sophisticated innovation to its renowned culinary experience. This legendary backdrop infuses old-world charm into the decadence of new-world cuisine, introducing a brand-new mix of deliciously distinct flavors and techniques to the epicurean world. Florida’s Historic Coast® continues to attract world-renowned chefs who bring their bold, pioneering flavor combinations to the plates of our sophisticated and eclectic visitors. So on your next visit, we encourage you to step out of your culinary comfort zone and into a brave new world of foodie discovery.    

The food is inspired by centuries of the diverse heritage of the peoples who made up the 450-plus years of history–Spanish, British, French, Greek, Irish, and Minorcans. Combined with year-round fresh seafood, locally grown produce, spicy dishes featuring the destination’s signatures datil pepper, and unique dining experiences and great views, Florida’s Historic Coast is a “must-do” for food fans. 

Fresh Florida seafood with an innovative, new-world twist is a must-try along the immaculate coastline of Florida’s Historic Coast® and especially at Catch 27. In the heart of St. Augustine, executive chef Joshua Smith is providing guests with an elevated, seafood-centric menu that’s updated seasonally. It’s this attention to detail and in-season flavor that allows Catch 27 to present its diners with impressive plates of locally sourced ingredients. 

As your one-of-a-kind foodie experience continues, the Ice Plant is sure to catch your eye with its rustic design mixed with dark wood and steel, truly emphasizing its old-world charm. Living up to its historic past, the Ice Plant is home to an exceptionally cutting-edge eatery filled with the culture and romance of another era. Transporting you back to the early twentieth century, you’ll find yourself relaxed while enjoying plates of farm-to-table cuisine and exquisite cocktails, including custom formed ice cubes and a 300-pound ice block.

Visit and feast on dishes and sip on stunning beverages brought to life within the walls of St. Augustine and Ponta Vedra’s chef-led restaurants and get a taste of why Florida’s Historic Coast® isn’t just home to the United States’ oldest city, legendary landmarks, and unique attractions, it’s a melting pot of palate pleasing eateries destined to keep you craving more.  Welcome to the table at Florida’s Historic Coast®.

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