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With five restaurants located throughout the resort plus 24-hour room service, you’ll find plenty to eat at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. We suggest you try these five items, which we think are some of the resort’s best offerings:
1. Beef tenderloin at Salt. The menu at Salt, the hotel’s upscale signature restaurant, features simply grilled meats along with an assortment of sides. We loved the beef tenderloin, which arrived at the table perfectly cooked and as tender as could be, flanked by a miniature vegetable custard. A light jus covers the steak, but you can amp up the flavor even more with a sprinkling of the smoked Yakima or black garlic salt found on your table.
2. Salted caramels at Salt and The Salt Boutique. Hands down, these are some of the best caramels we’ve ever tasted, and we’ve sampled the salty-sweet treat all over the world. We first sampled them on our mignardises tray at Salt and were beyond excited when we saw the individually wrapped sweets at the resort’s Salt Boutique, too. Buy a bunch for the plane ride home.
3. Pistachio soufflé at Salt. You’ll find a selection of soufflés on the dessert menu and this nutty version is ethereal. Request it when you place your dinner order at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel so you won’t have to wait for it to cook.
4. Fried green tomato sandwich at Café 4750. You know you’re in Dixie when you see fried green tomatoes on the menu. This sandwich combines the tart and crunchy tomatoes with two more Southern favorites — shrimp and hot pepper jelly — for a messy-but-tasty lunch.
5. Sliders at Eight. Good things come in small packages, and these gourmet mini-burgers at the hotel’s sports bar and lounge are no exception. Try the crab cake or spicy Buffalo chicken versions.