Naples, FL - August 1, 2018 - For Immediate Release
The Miller Family Announces the Rebirth and Reinvention of Legendary Everglades City Restaurant in Naples
Just under one year after Hurricane Irma destroyed the legendary Oyster House in Everglades City,
its owners, the Miller family announced today the rebirth of that iconic restaurant as
The Pearl Steak & Seafood and will open its doors on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
with siblings, James and Jillian at the helm.
The Miller family has a proud tradition of providing their community with
high quality dining experiences for two generations.
Located at 7935 Airport Pulling Rd, Suite 20 in Naples, The Pearl is a reinterpretation - a modernization of sorts - of everything that made the Oyster House famous. The menu, created by the culinary team of chefs; Gillian Kogan, Rushaune Thompson and Richie Miller along with General Manager, James Miller is an adventure in all things South West Florida.
“The inspiration of this new venture was born of the love for Old Florida cuisine. We wanted to bring these flavors which are subtly influenced by both Latin and Creole cultures, out of the everglades into the city. They are classics, with a creative new twist - elevated and reimagined. I think Naples will really enjoy this new menu. Our culinary team is incredibly talented. We’re blessed to have such a creative force in our kitchen.” Said Miller.
Lunchtime guests will find salads, soups, burgers, bites and sandwiches with flavorsome flair like ‘The Smuggler’, which is a traditional Cuban with fried grouper cheeks, ‘Fire-Tail Gator Bites’ with spicy aioli, ‘Smokehouse Burger’ with house-made barbeque sauce, piled high with crunchy onion straws along with a fresh selection of seafood and oyster specials daily.
Dinner selections include favorites from both land and sea. Impressive hand-cut, wet-aged steaks, baby back ribs, fresh, locally caught fish artfully prepared along with pastas, salads and homemade soups derived from generations old recipes. A local favorite, ‘Shrimp n’ Grits’ is prepared with gulf pink shrimp and andouille sausage atop a plate of creamy, dreamy, cheesy southern grits. ‘Crispy Snapper’ is pan seared and topped with a tangy mango citrus salsa and salsa verde. ‘Big Daddy Mussels’ are served sloppy and salty in a bacon-beer sauce, ‘Saffron Linguine’ includes gulf pink shrimp, calamari, mushrooms and heirloom tomatoes in a creamy saffron sauce. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.
Craft cocktails are equally appealing with fun featured concoctions like ‘Swamp Water’, ‘Plant City Lemonade’, ‘Afternoon Thunderstorm’ and one affectionately named, ‘Florida Cracker’.
When asked about what could be expected out of their newly designed lounge, Miller joyfully proclaimed:
“Frose’! Summer’s newest, coolest cocktail that's got everyone talking and you’re going to want one right now! We fell in love with Frose’, which is a frozen rose’ wine cocktail very much like an adult Slurpee.”
The Pearl is one of only three area restaurant to serve Frose’. An extensive, unique wine list and selection of craft beers on tap compliment the beautifully appointed list of libations.
The dessert menu will feature creatively interpreted standards by Chef Gillian to include one very irresistible pair of key lime pie cake donuts which have already generated a devout following on social media.
The staff is comprised of hand-selected, experienced industry professionals and guests can expect a warm and welcoming, family oriented dining experience.
Plans for grand opening festivities in September are underway.
The Pearl Steak & Seafood
7935 Airport Pulling Rd, Suite 20
Naples Florida 34109
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