BH1193-Email Menu copyViva La France!

The Beach House Restaurant is proud to present their 2018 Sarasota Manatee Originals Forks and Corks Wine Dinner featuring wines from multiple regions throughout France!

Join us Saturday, January 27, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm at the Beach House Restaurant for a fabulous Winemaker Dinner featuring chef inspired dishes matched with an exceptional selection of wines from France.

Tickets are $100 plus tax and gratuity. Tables of 6 available for $650.

Purchase Tickets by calling or visiting any of our restaurants or by contacting Caryn Hodge at 941-713-3105 or

KOV_4535600x400Join The Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum in celebrating its one year anniversary! The Folk School is dedicated to preserving Florida’s traditional folk and heritage skills that are at risk of being lost. The concept of the Folk School began in March of 2016 as part of the Patterson Foundation’s Margin & Mission Ignition initiative. Since the launch of the program in January of 2017, the Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum has had over 70 classes with nearly 600 students.

To celebrate the Folk School will be hosting a student favorite, Painting with a Fish. The class focuses on the method of Gyotaku, which is a direct method of fish rubbing. The class fee includes a short presentation about Gyotaku, art supplies, and your own fish print to take home. Participants of this anniversary class will be entered into a drawing for an awesome give-away basket which includes 2 free Folk School classes and more!

The class will be held on Thursday, January 11th from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. The class fee is $35. Please register by Thursday, January 4th by visiting

For a complete class schedule for The Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum please visit Follow the Folk School on Facebook ( for even more updates.
PSA: Celebrate the one year anniversary of the Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum with a Painting with a Fish Class! Participants will be entered to win a giveaway basket featuring 2 FREE Folk School classes and more! Registration closes January 4th and space is limited so hurry to today to book your spot!

About The Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum

The Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum seeks to preserve traditional folk skills and heritage crafts that existed in early communities throughout Florida. This is done through class offerings that build appreciation for local culture and create a sense of community among residents and visitors. The folk school is at the Florida Maritime Museum, which is located in the 1912 Schoolhouse in the historic Cortez fishing village.

Ed’s Corner January 2018

December 30, 2017

edatgambleAs we look forward to 2018 it astonishes me to look back on 2017 and reflect on all we have accomplished. Our team closes out 2017 having made a great deal of progress.

After four years of construction the Beach House is finished and our guests and brides have been thrilled!
The Mar Vista has a brand new state of the art kitchen and will get an interior renovation in 2018.
The Sandbar continues to be the place where people come to spend their special day with loved ones whether it is for a relaxing lunch or dinner or their wedding or family gathering.

Gamble Creek Farm, our farm in Parrish, continues to make progress in supporting all three of our restaurants with fresh produce and is now accessible to the public with the Gamble Creek Farmer’s Market.

Our push towards sustainability continues and we were honored to be a major component of the first United Nations Observatory for Sustainable Tourism in North America. We implemented several sustainable programs this year such as our effort to drastically reduce the use of straws, plastics and nonbiodegradeables throughout our entire company. We participated in a collaborative oyster shell recycling and restoration program and to date have contributed 40,000 pounds of shell that is eventually bagged and strategically planted in local waters to help produce a natural habitat and keep our local waters clean and healthy.

We have continued to build our leadership team and we are very excited about the culinary offerings we will be featuring in 2018. If you haven’t seen the new Beach House deck and outdoor bar yet we hope you will stop by soon. Ask for one of our managers. They will be happy to give you a tour and show you all the bells and whistles!

We are grateful to our guests who have been on this journey with us and we look forward to seeing you all in 2018 and to welcoming all the new friends we will make in the new year.

Best wishes to you and yours for a healthy and prosperous New Year!


Sweet Potato Skillet

December 28, 2017

Sweet Potato 1A great idea for holiday leftovers.


1 ea sweet potato
1 ea jalapeno
1 ea corn ear
1/2 ea lime
1/2 ea avocado
2 oz cotija cheese
1/2 oz cilantro


Roast the sweet potato in the oven at 350 until tender. Dice jalapeno & remove kernels from corn & saute until nice color and tenderness is achieved. Place corn & jalapeno on sweet potatoes, add diced avocado, and squeeze juice from 1/2 lime. Season to taste with salt & pepper, & garnish with Cotija cheese & cilantro.


Sweet Potato Gnocchi

December 1, 2017

Sweet Potatoes Gnocchi from Sandbar Executive Chef Rich Demarse Jubilee Organics Potato Gnocchi and Sautéed Gamble Creek Farm Kale The Sandbar and Jubilee Organics collaborate to bring delicious, healthy and fresh food to you. From Jubilee Organics: “We believe that in the last 100 years too much has changed! It wasn’t too many moons ago, […]

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Beach House Receives Prestigious Knot Award!

December 1, 2017

The Beach House Restaurant is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a 2017 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings as a top wedding and reception venue on the entire west coast of Florida. The Knot Best of Weddings is an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, […]

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