Amelia Island’s Salt opens kitchen for intimate cooking series at Ritz Carlton

Want to pull off coq-au-vin like the chicest Parisian or to master the art of smoking brisket on the Weber? Chef Rick Laughin, Chef de Cuisine at Salt, one of ZEST’s favorite Amelia Island restaurants, is letting people into his kitchen to unveil the secrets of cooking like a professional chef. To Laughin, the secret […]






Located in San Marco Square, Insiders are buzzing about this Jacksonville restaurant’s Mediterranean fare. What are they buzzing about? For starters, the homemade herb ricotta with lemon olive oil drizzle and fig compote makes the list. The sopressa and fried egg wood-fired pizza is inspiring a cult-like following (actually, all of Taverna San Marco’s wood-fired […]