Azurea Simply Grilled Florida Black Grouper.

As I mentioned in my Fairytale Key Lime post (see below), I recently visited Jacksonville, Florida. You can read about my trip to Florida in my article “Three Reasons to Visit Atlantic and Neptune Beaches” on Yahoo! Voices, but I wanted to share some of the amazing food photos I took on my journey here. As I mentioned in my article, I stayed at the luxurious One Ocean Resort and had the most wonderful time that I will remember for a lifetime. I dined at the hotel’s fine dining establishment, Azurea, as well as other local places like Ocean 60, North Beach Bistro and Sun Dog’s.  Hope you enjoy!

Atlantic Beach, Florida
Entrance to Azurea Restaurant and Azurea Lounge. I felt like I was under the sea! Loved it.
Chef’s Amuse Bouche – a clam with fresh pico de gallo.
Gorgonzola souffle with arugula, Parmesan crisps, and caramelized pears.
Bread basket at Azurea Restraunt with four different dippers (roasted garlic, aged balsamic, hummus and sea-salted butter.)
Simply Grilled Florida Black Grouper, chef’s plaintain salad with relish and  collard greens braised in bacon and apple cider.
One Ocean Resort room service: Key Lime Pie and tea service.
Room Services Menu – for PETS!

Snacks in my hotel bar! Dangerous …
I took a bike along the shoreline and stopped for this gorgonzola and pear flatbread at Lillie’s Coffee Bar.
Chef’s filet mignon with grilled shrimp and spicy shrimp sauce from North Beach Bistro.
Bread and white bean dip with olive oil from North Beach Bistro.
Mayport Shrimp and Grilled Polenta from North Beach Bistro.
Ocean 60 homemade bread with flavored whipped butter – AMAZING
Ocean 60 house salad: mixed greens with tortilla strips, raisins, shaved Parmesan and cumin-lime vinaigrette. 
Ocean 60 seared salmon with artichokes and grilled vegetables over grits.
Crab Cake Sliders and plantain chips with a Corona = OCEANSIDE HEAVEN.
Southwestern Mahi Mahi Salad with chipotle vinaigrette from Sun Dog’s in Neptune Beach, FL.
I wish I was still there.