Marchand's Bar and Grill located inside Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club in downtown St. Petersburg has introduced a new Farm to Fork menu and they asked a few local bloggers to stop by and check it out. We experienced Chef Mark Heimann's Surprise tasting which was a 5 course meal decided by the Chef. This menu changes weekly so there will always be a surprise in store when you order it. Our 5 courses were paired with wines selected by level two sommelier Mark Jenkins.
We walked into the stunning hotel and the first thing I noticed was beautiful display of Dale Chihuly glass sculptures and the metal sculpture room dividers. I then heard the sounds of live music playing in the halls and knew I was in a pretty spectacular place.
OK I know you are here for the food and not the decor. Seriously though, if you find yourself in St. Pete, go by Vinoy to grab a bite to eat and check out this amazing hotel. You will thank me later.
We walked into Marchand's Bar and Grill's dining room to find fresh baked bread waiting for us with homemade butter. We had two types of bread, one of which was a cheese bread and it was eye crossing good. We also had the below fruit grain bread. The butter on top of the grain bread was sun dried tomato and worth every single calorie carb ingested.
|Mangalista Croque Madame|
|Golden Tile Fish|
|Pork Cheek and Fried Mac n Cheese|
|Yellow Tail Snapper|
My hat goes off to you Marchand's Bar and Grill. You made a believer in me and you will be seeing us soon.
Here are some of the local farms that Marchand's Bar and Grill uses in their amazing menu: Mitchell's Natural Produce, Glory Road Farms, Pure Florida Apiary, Worden Farm, Geraldson Farms, Seeley's Ark, Pasture Prime Family Farm, Hunsader Farm, 3 Boy Farm, Jones Potato Farm, Watercress Farm, Eco Farms. Thank you Marchand's Bar and Grill for supporting local businesses.