Pop-Up at the Vinoy: A New Culinary Adventure Every Week
The Vinoy Rennaissance has many great places to grab a bite or enjoy a leisurely meal. Marchand’s, Alfresco's, Fred’s Steakhouse, and the Veranda Patio. Now you can add to this excellent mix, the Vinoy’s latest innovation, the Thursday night themed Pop-Up restaurant experience at Fred’s.
Fred’s Steakhouse serves only Fridays and Saturday, leaving it open to culinary wizardry and tasty explorations with its Thursday night Pop-Up restaurant. Started in Fall of 2014, the Vinoy has gone back in time to the Speakeasy of the Roaring '20s, traveled to France, Spain and Peru, and explored the bounty of the sea with a magnificent seafood fest. There is a different adventure in food every Thursday night.
I attended the Seafood Fest “Pop-Up” in early December. The menu was extensive. The oysters from New England and the Tuna Tartare were picture perfect fresh. The cioppino was a silky,many-layered feast of taste. The Monkfish Osso Bucco and Yellow Fin Tuna were delicious. Side dishes of Red Quinoa with Fruit and the Brussels Sprouts were perfect companions for the meal. Finally the apple-nutmeg strudel and coffee bread pudding were the ultimate finish. Add to this, a very attentive and helpful wait staff with good recommendations for my wines by the glass.
Menus for the pop-ups are extensive and emphasize fresh, direct-sourced ingredients. I hope this tradition continues to bring the world and history of food to our doorstep here in St Pete.