When it’s spring in Jacksonville or anywhere else in our beautiful sunshine state, you may find yourself wanting to get out of the house and enjoy some of the gorgeous weather with a day out on the town. Of course, any day out should include a visit to some delicious restaurants for a bite to eat.
At any of the best restaurants in Jacksonville, you’re sure to enjoy special dishes year-round due to the high level of culinary excellence in the city. However, when spring comes around, many restaurant-goers crave lighter, fresher tastes.
Looking to try something new for date night or a night out with friends and family in Jacksonville? When you’re visiting a restaurant for the first time, it can be difficult to decide which exciting dish to try to make the most out of your visit.
If you’re not sure what entrée to choose, you can’t go wrong with the chef’s specials, which are specially curated by the professionals behind the counter to give the establishment’s guests a truly unforgettable taste experience.
Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty meal or something a bit lighter during your night out in Jacksonville, Stonewood Grill has something to satisfy every taste and hunger level. Let’s take a look at five of the best springtime specials to enjoy in the warmer weather.
You can’t go wrong with the satisfying combination of a chicken breast cooked to perfection and a variety of expertly prepared vegetables on the side, and the Tuscan Chicken entrée is the perfect example!
Savor the marinated, oak-grilled chicken topped with goat cheese and surrounded with an assortment of veggies, including sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, a potato medley, and more, dressed with a light and fresh lemon beurre blanc.
Nothing says spring like a light and healthy salmon dish, and there’s lots more about the Cedar Plank Roasted Salmon that appeals to the springtime palate. Spring is when many of the most delicious fruits are in season, and this dish takes full advantage of local crops with fresh apricot mustard.
The sweetness of this mustard is complemented by a tangy jalapeño glaze, and the perfectly prepared salmon is served alongside lightly sautéed green beans and poblano rice to create a well-rounded dish.
The best springtime dishes include an element of citrus and a hint of tanginess to complement the return of warm weather, and these flavors combine perfectly in the Ginger Lime Tuna Steak.
The dish begins with fresh ahi tuna marinated with a sesame ginger dressing and oak-grilled to medium-rare perfection. This is served alongside Asian slaw and scallions and topped with ginger-lime dressing and sriracha aioli to complement the flavors in the ahi tuna steak while also adding a slight kick.
If you enjoy a cold and refreshing sweet tea during the springtime, you’re sure to love the Sweet Tea Brined Pork Chop. This unique dish is centered around a thick, center-cut boneless pork chop that has been brined in sweet tea and oak-grilled to perfection. The 10-ounce chop is served with fresh asparagus and a potato medley.
Southern fried dishes can be enjoyed year-round, and the Southern Fried Shrimp is no exception. This hearty dish features a large helping of crispy white jumbo shrimp slathered in tartar and pineapple chili sauces, and it is served alongside french fries and your choice of side dish, such as a house salad or creamed spinach.
Which of these chef selections are you going to try this spring? We can’t wait to see you at your local Stonewood.