Sanibel Island, FL – (September 26, 2016) – The husband and wife team of Chef Elaine
Dammeyer and General Manager Christian Jego are bringing to Sanibel Island a unique dining experience where farm and sea meet at the table. In the coming months Pasture & Pearl will be open at 2340 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957. This location is is the heart of the island at The Village Shops. With renovations well underway, the restaurant is expected to open near the beginning of 2017.
General Manager Christian Jego is excited to bring this opportunity to the community. “Sanibel-Captiva, on Florida’s gorgeous Gulf Coast, is a small, luxury resort community with many fantastic restaurants. We want to emphasize our uniqueness and that we will ENHANCE the existing great dining options,” he said.
The name says it all: “Pasture,” evoking farm fresh foods produced in harmony with nature; and “Pearl,” a gem of the sea. Sticking with their sustainable values, Dammeyer and Jego will source seafood locally and will feature pastured meats from renowned White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Georgia. Enhancing the dining experience, Pasture & Pearl will have a wide selection of quality wines from across Europe and the United States, affording diners a perfect pairing of locally-sourced foods and natural wines.
At Pasture & Pearl, Chef Dammeyer will deliver delightful flavor combinations at surprisingly reasonable prices. Her style of cuisine is drawn from her experience living and working in New York, Washington, D.C., Miami, Italy, France, and the French Caribbean. The kitchen will offer many unique menu items, including:
• Baked Oysters with Spinach, Yuzu-Butter & Panko Crumbs
• Pastured Rabbit Agnolotti, Calabaza Velouté with Crispy Sage
• Lobster & Monkfsh Bouillabaisse with Fennel Broth & Safron Rouille
• White Oak Pastures 32 oz, Dry Aged Bone-in Beef Ribeye FOR TWO with Crème
fraîche Horseradish Sauce & Shoe String Fries
• Winter Vegetable Tagine with Preserved Lemon Couscous, Dried Apricot & Toasted
A refined and modern dining experience will feature polished, impeccably prepared food, superb service, white tablecloths and fine china, silver and glassware, along with stylish furniture and meticulous attention to detail. However, it will be a vibrant, modern and more relaxed interpretation of the “fine dining” concept.
Pasture & Pearl comes courtesy of Raffiné Hospitality, Dammeyer and Jego’s luxury brand
focusing on creating quality offerings within the entertainment industry, including gourmet
restaurants, boutique hotels, retail shops and more. Although the company is based in Sanibel Island, Florida, their different locations are spread throughout the United States, Europe and the Caribbean, as they constantly strive to offer the highest quality products, services and experiences to their guests on a global scale.