St. Petersburg's The Table brings a new chef team to the, uhm, table

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New Ownership brings new kitchen talent to St. Pete Favorite


SAINT PETERSBURG, March 3, 2008- Reserve your table now, as Table Restaurant is expanding their kitchen. Table Restaurant, the popular downtown hot spot, located at 539 Central Avenue, is spicing up their menu selection with the additions of some local gastronomic greats. Steven O'Brien, formerly of the TradeWinds, Saint Petersburg; Jay Ward, formerly of Mise en Place and Michael's Grill, Tampa; and Antonio Guevara formerly of the Renaissance Vinoy and Snappers have joined Table's new Chef corps. While the exciting menu at the Table will remain the same, Table will be adding new innovative and award winning culinary delectables to the already impressive menu.


Michael Stewart, the impresario behind South Tampa's chic 717 South on Howard Avenue, along with Landlord and new partners George and Linda Rahdert, teamed with former Manager Joe Moledo, a local favorite, are setting the Table for fine dining in Saint Petersburg. The new and improved menu items are innovative and creative and designed to please guests searching for quality food with impeccable flavor. The 160 seat, well appointed restaurant focuses on Atlantic Rim cuisine, specifically inspired from South America, the Caribbean, and South Florida, all with flourishes of Spain. Its prime downtown location offers both indoor and outdoor seating, with a contemporary lounge atmosphere. Table also features two private dining rooms for groups of up to forty-five, a VIP living room, and rooftop party space. Known for its fresh seafood, authentic ceviche, delectable cheesy bread, and scrumptious mojitos, the new ownership hopes to make a lasting impression on the downtown scene.


"We have enjoyed great success here at the Table and we wanted to continue our tradition of excellence by bringing in a team of respected chefs to adhere to the high standards of our customers. We hope to give diners the best ‘Table' in the house--ours." says Stewart.


Table is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday and Dinner on Saturday at 5PM, with Happy Hour and appetizer menu beginning at 4 PM. All major credit cards are accepted. For more information please call 727-823-3700 or log on to our website at www.tablestpete.com

After the surprising departure of chef Pedro Flores from The Table — he originated The Table's Atlantic Rim cuisine in its previous incarnation — current owners Michael Stewart (717 South) and Linda and George Rahdert (the owners of the building The Table occupies) have brought in some local names to helm the kitchen at this downtown St. Pete restaurant.

Steven O'Brien, formerly of the TradeWinds, Saint Petersburg; Jay Ward, formerly of Mise en Place and Michael's Grill, Tampa; and Antonio Guevara formerly of the Renaissance Vinoy and Snappers have joined Table's new Chef corps.

The menu will stay the same, although The Table plans on adding new items based on the expertise of the new chefs. Full press release after the break.

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