Herb-Crusted Contemporary Catch in Lobster Cream Sauce at River Rocks in Rockledge
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Mascarpone Cheesecake with Mint Mango Puree at River Rocks in Rockledge. (Photograph: MALCOLM DENEMARK/FLORIDA TODAY)
Mahi Mahi with Island Salsa at River Rocks in Rockledge. (Photograph: MALCOLM DENEMARK/FLORIDA TODAY)
Shrimp -n- Grits at River Rocks in Rockledge. (Photograph: MALCOLM DENEMARK/FLORIDA TODAY)
The lagoon, the breezes, the view: Tracy Melhado’s restaurant is quintessentially Brevardian, proper right down to its double-entendre title, River Rocks. Sure, the banks of the Indian River are rockily grand there, and sure, the river does rock.
It is also ever-so-Brevardian as a result of like a lot else right here, River Rocks is a household affair, the second of two culinary mainstays owned by Melhado and her husband, Mike.
“Mike went to highschool right here, so he was acquainted with the world,” she mentioned. “Whereas residing in Colorado, we started shopping for property in Melbourne for investments. In 2000, we determined to maneuver to Melbourne and opened Island Pasta. Brevard County is a superb place to lift a household and personal a enterprise.”
Island Pasta not operates, however River Rocks — really two eating places: the Dock at River Rocks, a breezy bar-centric, dockside one on the out of doors deck, and extra formal River Rocks indoors — thrives, evocative as it’s.
“The inside of River Rocks was designed to offer a extra customized eating expertise,” Melhado mentioned. “There are a number of rooms and areas, and every has an intimate really feel. The decor is straightforward with wealthy colours and textures. The theme of wine and river rocks is mirrored all through the restaurant.”
Melhado shared her ideas about her restaurant and her group:
What meals is fashionable proper now and the way are you serving it? We’re very enthusiastic about our new brunch menu that’s being served on the weekend. It’s a plated brunch wherein we have now put our personal twist on some basic brunch objects.
What does hospitality imply to you? Hospitality is about creating an environment the place our visitors and workers really feel comfy and nicely cared for. We hope to make each visitor really feel particular with the ambiance we have now created, the standard of service, and a wide range of menus and eating areas.
What’s probably the most shocking factor about your restaurant? The quantity of wedding ceremony proposals and wedding ceremony ceremonies that we host. We determined to construct a gazebo off the boardwalk to accommodate all of the requests.
What are your keys to success? We’ve at all times operated with integrity and character. We keep true to our enterprise philosophy and try to do and be the most effective we are able to.
Describe the eating scene on the Area Coast. The eating scene has develop into very various with quite a lot of new eating places opening. We keep centered on serving recent seafood with a water view and providing a wide range of occasion areas.
Is there anything we should always learn about your restaurant, your employees, your meals? River Rocks is a superb place for a wide range of events and celebrations. The view is spectacular. Come see us.
River Rocks Restaurant
Tackle: 6485 S. U.S. 1, Rockledge
Hours: eight a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays via Thursdays; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays; eight a.m.-11 p.m. Saturdays
Web site: riverrocksrestaurant.com
On-line reservations? No
Noise stage: Low
Costume code: Informal
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