While Nocatee residents prepared for the potential wrath of Hurricane Dorian early September, Coastal Wine Market quietly launched its new lunch to those braving the storm.
“We’ve been quietly running lunch since, but our full new menu drops the week of October 21,” said Coastal Chef, Jody Petronella, who credited Coastal guests for sparking the lunch idea. “They’ve been asking for a lunch option for a while.”
After careful planning by owners Steve and Shaun Lourie, Petronella said it was “the right time” to launch.
The timing was so perfect for longtime friend and former associate, Allen Horne, that he made a visit to the Market after the quiet lunch drop and indulged in its $2 Taco Tuesday special.
Before the lunch launch, “He wouldn’t have been able to prior to 4 p.m.,” Petronella said.
When asked about his favorite lunch dish, the Chef opted for the Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwich. “You can't go wrong with a simple, well done chicken salad and a house-baked croissant,” he said. “Topped with a pear and fig jam and a bit of gouda.”
Coastal Wine Market opens from noon to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, and 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday. For more information, call Coastal Wine Market at (904) 395-3520.