Tupelo By Chef Adrienne Grenier To Pop Up At Marriott Harbor Beach Resort During 3030 Ocean Renovation
When one door closes, another one opens—or in this case, when one restaurant closes temporarily for renovations, another one pops up to fill the void.
While seafood restaurant 3030 Ocean undergoes a complete overhaul this fall, Tupelo, by 3030 Ocean chef de cuisine Adrienne Grenier, will pop up in the Riva restaurant space at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort.
Riva will continue serving breakfast, lunch and brunch but will be transformed into the Tupelo concept beginning at 6 p.m. every evening from Aug. 24 to Oct. 23. Upbeat music and communal dining tables will help distinguish Tupelo from its daytime counterpart.
3030 Ocean rep Kyrsten Cazas said there are no current talks of the pop-up becoming a permanent option. In fact, the restaurant's name represents its short lifespan: The Tupelo tree, which has a brief bloom season, only produces its rare form of honey during that limited time.
The 128-seat restaurant will offer a small plates menu designed for guests to share, as well as handcrafted cocktails. Ingredients will be fresh, seasonal and locally sourced.
Items like warm cheddar biscuits, smoked fish dip, rock shrimp pasta, and hickory-rubbed pork chops from Palmetto Creek Farms will be on Tupelo's menu. Desserts include fresh berries and cream topped with tupelo honey and root beer floats.
Chef Grenier said that when she came up with the concept, she was going for something comfortable, fun and energetic.
"I wanted it to be a different vibe than 3030 Ocean," she said. "A little more casual, so that we can change it up a little bit and keep things interesting."
Grenier worked under chef Paula DaSilva, 3030 Ocean's former executive chef who left the restaurant in June, at both 3030 Ocean and 1500 Degrees at the Eden Roc in Miami Beach. She also won "Chopped" when she competed in 2012.
3030 Ocean is scheduled to reopen by Nov. 1.