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Joe Murphy
Director of Public Relations
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
4750 Amelia Island Parkway
Amelia Island, FL 32034

Telephone: 904-321-5018
Fax: 904-277-1145
Email: joseph.murphy@ritzcarlton.com

Inspired By “Bourbon Legends”

AMELIA ISLAND, FLA. (December 30, 2016) – The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island unveiled The new Lobby Bar on December 24thThe refined cocktail culture of The Lobby Bar is inspired by bourbon legends, featuring small batch spirits and craft cocktails, such as the Smoked Old Fashioned. Theater and craft cocktails meld together with personal tableside infusions. The Lobby Bar offers lite bites, including freshly-prepared sushi, sashimi and specialty rolls.

New Traditions at the new Lobby Bar
The evening at The Lobby Bar begins with First Call, where The Lobby Bar mixologist introduces the day’s small batch, house - infused spirit from a four foot infuser encased at the entrance to the bar. The First Call infusion is available as craft cocktail until that day’s spirit is sold out. First Call will be at 5 p.m. daily, unless otherwise noted on the infuser case at the bar’s entrance.

Another unique experience offer at The Lobby Bar is The Legends Table, a private banquette with a cocktail menu personalized for guests. While seated at The Legends Table guests will enjoy a small batch tasting flight, signature cocktail, sushi presentation and the opportunity to upgrade the experience to include rare spirits, including Pappy Van Winkle.

Fresh Sushi, Sashimi and Specialty Rolls at the new Lobby Bar
Our sushi chefs prepare delicious sushi, sashimi and artful specialty rolls with the freshest seafood available.  The house specialties include the Amelia Roll with shrimp tempura and spicy tuna and Lobster & Scallop Crudo. The menu also includes appetizers and small plates. The Sushi Bar is open from 12 p.m. till 10 p.m.

New Year’s Eve at The Lobby Bar
Be a part of the inaugural New Year’s Eve party in the new Lobby Bar.  The evening will be a Gatsby themed party with a DJ, complimentary party favors, a champagne toast and fireworks. Come dressed in Gatsby-style clothing to participate in the costume contest. Entrance to the party will be complimentary.

Restaurant Week Finale in The Lobby Bar:  A Bourbon Affair

On January 28th, the Amelia Island Restaurant Week concludes with A Bourbon Affair, a craft cocktail event at The Lobby Bar at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Guests will sample small batch and house-infused bourbons and craft-cocktails while enjoying small plates from our fresh sushi and sashimi menu. The evening includes a variety of select wines and hors d’oeuvres, plus presentations from a visiting mixologist, a cigar roller and a glassblower. A limited number of tickets will be available, reservations are required.

For reservations or more information regarding The Lobby Bar events, please contact The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Leisure Reservations at (904) 277-1087.