Tupelo developed by chef de cuisine Adrienne Grenier arrives at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. The pop-up restaurant will give guests the opportunity to experience Grenier’s signature cooking style, which won her the title of champion on Food Network’s Chopped.

Tupelo will be open for a limited time from Monday, Aug. 24 to Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, in the resort’s Riva restaurant space. Dinner service will begin at 6 p.m. daily. Adrienne Grenier has developed Tupelo to be a one-of-a-kind eatery for hotel guests and locals to enjoy while 3030 Ocean is closed and undergoing an expansive renovation.

The concept’s imaginative menu consists of a variety of small and large plates — along  with sweet treats — perfectly paired with a creative list of hand-crafted cocktails. The menu is thoughtfully designed to encourage sharing and emphasize fresh, seasonal, high quality and locally sourced ingredients.
Plates at the Fort Lauderdale restaurant will include warm cheddar biscuits with honey butter ($9), smoked fish dip with grilled bread ($11) and roasted beets served with a parsley-walnut pesto, arugula and goat cheese ($14). Guests will also be able to share several farm-to-table inspired items including the rock shrimp pasta with garlic, tomato and basil ($17); seared scallops with creamy polenta and charred corn succotash ($19); roasted chicken with chorizo rice grits and black bean puree ($21); and Palmetto Creek Farms Jim’s pork chop hickory rubbed, served with smashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts and mustard ($30). Tupelo’s delectable desserts include fresh berries and cream — tupelo honey and shortbread ($12); warm chocolate brownie — walnuts, dulce de leche and vanilla ice cream ($12); and an old-fashioned favorite – root beer float ($10).
The 128-seat pop-up restaurant’s upbeat music will accentuate the Riva space’s personable and inviting atmosphere. The dining room’s communal tables will encourage warm and friendly interactions among diners.

A South Florida native, Grenier has spent much of her career at 3030 Ocean under the tutelage of acclaimed chefs Paula DaSilva and Dean Max. In 2011, Grenier’s work with DaSilva at 1500 Degrees at Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach helped win the restaurant a coveted spot as the only Florida restaurant in food critic John Mariani’s annual Esquire magazine feature, “The Best New Restaurants in America.” Her passion for food and cooking also led her to become a champion on Food Network’s popular culinary competition Chopped in January 2012.

Reservations are suggested by calling 1-954-525-4000 ext. 3129 or visiting www.TupeloHarborBeach.com. Valet and self-parking are available at the resort.

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa at 3030 Holiday Drive in Fort Lauderdale, FL is one of the city’s premier resorts, sitting on 16 oceanfront acres, including a quarter mile of private beach. The palm tree-lined grounds, luxurious spa, award-winning restaurants, 3030 Ocean and Sea Level Restaurant & Ocean Bar and soothing suites provide the perfect, rejuvenating escape. Located just 10 minutes from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL), Marriott Harbor Beach offers guests tropical seclusion with all the exciting dining, shopping, entertainment and cultural options of the city at its doorstep.

SOURCE:Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa / PRNewswire