We broke it open yesterday and here's The Table's official press release released today (after the break).
< Press Release > for immediate release
The Table restaurant & Mesa Lounge, Sarasota, Florida expands to St. Petersburg
SARASOTA, July 17, 2007........Chef Rafael Manzano and Chef Pedro Flores will soon bring a new dining experience to the St. Petersburg downtown area in October 2007. The two chef/owners have been successful with their Sarasota location and have been searching for the perfect spot to open a sister restaurant. They have found that location on Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg. Once the restaurant has opened, the menus will be innovative and creative and designed to please guests searching for quality food with flavor.
The 160 seat restaurant will focus on Atlantic Rim cuisine â a term the chefs coined while working in Miami Beach. The emphasis of the food is flavor, presentation, quality and uniqueness. Inspiration is from South America, the Caribbean, South Florida, and a hint of Spain. The new location will offer both indoor and outdoor seating and the lounge will be the place to see and be seen. It will be designed with wood tones, fabric accents and intimate lighting, lending to the lounges dramatic, cozy and contemporary atmosphere. There will be a private dining room that seats 20, and a VIP living room. The restaurant will be open for lunch, dinner, and a unique Sunday brunch.
The menu is highlighted by signature dishes: Ceviche Cones, Short Rib Springolls, Lobster Gazpacho, Lemon Roasted Chilean Sea bass Sofrito, Annatto Coriander Crusted Lamb Chops, and a decadent Chocolate Trio Sampler.
Although The Table opened quietly in July 2004, the restaurant soon received much critical acclaim, earning rave reviews and accolades from the media and public alike. The restaurant has been featured in SRQ Magazine, Southern Living, Sarasota Magazine, The Sarasota Herald Tribune, Creative Loafing, and the St. Pete Times. Within two years, the restaurant doubled in size and added a full bar. Our third year debuts a new sister in St. Petersburg. The owners searched many cities for the right location and know they have found it in St. Petersburg. A city that is perfect because of the culture and the affection for great food the area boasts.
Lunch: 11:30 AM-2:30 PM Monday to Friday
Dinner: 5:30 PM-10:00 PM Monday to Saturday
Sunday brunch: 10:00 AM-2:30 PM
All major credit cards are accepted.
For more information go to the News/Events page on www.thetablesarasota.com.