Fine food, focus on detail at Martiniville
The Martiniville dining room and bar will be filled with
customers at the sneak preview on Thursday and Friday.
HOLMES BEACH – Fine food prepared with fresh ingredients and a focus on detail is what you’ll find when you visit the Island’s newest restaurant and bar, Martiniville, in the AMI Plaza.
Owners Debbie and Mike Hynds welcome you to a sneak preview on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 23 and 24, at 8 p.m., and the grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 5 p.m., all with live music. Food will not be available at the sneak preview.
“It’s a place with acute attention to detail and a high level of service,” General Manager Jon Roberson said. “The most important aspect is a warm, friendly, inviting staff to care for our guests.”
“We have a polished casual style,” Debbie Hynds added.
Guests can sample seafood delights at the raw bar or start with a selection from a variety of small plates, soups and salads. Sandwiches include a choice of steak, blackened grouper or the signature Bleu Skies burger made with Kobe beef and topped with Maytag bleu cheese and a fried egg.
The restaurant boasts the only wood burning pizza oven on the Island, which will feature thin crust, New York-style pizza and a selection of flat breads, all with your favorite toppings. Pizza also is available for take out.
Executive Chef Alana Guerling oversees the kitchen and entrees include wood grilled seafood – salmon, scallops, grouper, shrimp or tuna – and daily specials. These can be paired with sides such as mango and sweet potato puree, cream spinach squares, potatoes au gratin, onion rings, French fries, Island slaw or haricot verts.
Follow dinner with a decadent dessert, all made in house, including warm chocolate chip cookies, key lime pie or a parfait with Grand Marnier panna cotta, seasonal berries and crunchy granola.
“What makes our food phenomenal is it’s all freshly prepared,” Debbie pointed out.
Dining outdoors is a soothing experience on the climate controlled, covered patio surrounded by lush plants, or you can just relax with a drink and listen to the music. Seating also is available on the boardwalk fronting the building.
Happy hour is offered daily from 5 p.m. with selected $5 martinis, all made with fresh ingredients; cocktails and half price draft beer. The original artwork of Justin Knowles is featured in the main bar area, and the photographs of Gemma Hynds are featured in the women’s restroom.
5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
Tuesday through Sunday
5 p.m. to late