Hotel Viridian’s V Seagrove: New owners, new hours, and new events

Special to The Sun
The club’s Gulf-front Sunrise Residence will accommodate the new members for a week from lodging to entertaining, serviced by V Seagrove as they toast friends and family, giving thanks and celebrating this holiday season inside the 3,000-square-foot, 5-bedroom private residence.

Hotel Viridian’s private residence club, The Residences at Hotel Viridian, welcomes its first members to spend the holidays at the club itself.

The existing private beach access and use of the club’s exclusive, Gulf-front courtyard, along with in-room dining service from V Seagrove are just a few of the many luxurious features that will be available throughout the club for its members along with coming future attractions (the 7,000-plus square-foot wellness club and exclusive rooftop pool and lounge) to be built in the final phase of construction.

V Seagrove of Hotel Viridian recently expanded their dinner hours to begin at 5 p.m. (instead of 6 p.m.) with an ‘Early Eats’ Reveillon menu from 5-6 p.m. and added lunches during the week. Their Sunday brunch 11 a.m. -2 p.m. features a full brunch and lunch menu, with an extensive variety of choices from appetizers to dessert.

The restaurant was a dinner-only venue upon opening nearly two years ago, but now and running through the winter months into the 2013 spring tourist season and beyond you will see lunches offered Wednesday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., in addition to the Sunday brunch. The brunch menu includes breakfast items including their banana pecan buttermilk pancakes with bananas Foster syrup and the wagyu brisket montellenos with toasted tortillas and tomatillo salsa verde with lunch items from the Gulf Coast mac n’ cheese to their signature V Burger. Throughout the week their lunches feature $4 Chalone Wines and the adored warm roasted mushroom salad, first introduced on the menu opening night and still a house favorite.

As the first featured amenity of Hotel Viridian, V Seagrove is now offers cooking classes led by Executive Chef David Cunningham in a series featured each season; however, guests are invited to attend single classes. The first of three classes in his winter series was held on a Thursday in December specializing on the mother “sauces” with focus on variations of each. The usual format of the class is a full course menu demonstration accompanied by wine pairings with the featured cuisines and enjoying a specialized dinner at V with the chef over open discussion. The next class is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 24 followed by the final class in this series on Thursday, Feb. 7, available by reservation only.

Celebrate New Years Eve with V Seagrove on the deck or indoors with live music from the mysterious and infamous Blues Brothers during our Blues & Black Ties event Dec. 31. Call 850-468-0973 to reserve your dinner seating, which begin at 5 p.m. that evening. The doors will be open for all to join and toast the New Year at midnight. Following the festivities, V Seagrove will offer a Hangover Brunch on Jan. 1 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. prior to closing the doors for two weeks. The restaurant will briefly close after the holidays for their off-season stretch from Jan. 2-15, to reopen in time for the 30A Songwriters Festival on Wednesday, Jan. 16. V will be closed for dinner on Sundays and fully on Mondays and Tuesdays until early March.

Beach Properties of Florida will continue hosting open houses in the Sunrise Residence of Hotel Viridian, the club’s first completed Gulf-front residence, throughout the winter (excluding dates when it will be occupied by owners) and by appointment 7 days a week. The sales team wraps up its first year (having just launched the program earlier this spring) with new residence club owners who will continue to enjoy the club in 2013 and welcome additional members as the developers move forward with plans for final construction phases.


NYE Blues & Black Ties: Dinner seating begins at 5 p.m. Dec. 31 (by reservation only) with doors open to the public at midnight

New Year’s Day Hangover Brunch: Jan. 1, 2013, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Chef David’s Winter Series Cooking School: Thursday, Jan. 24 and Thursday, Feb. 7at6:30 p.m. ($60 per person; limited seating available) call to reserve at 850-468-0973.


V Seagrove

Dinner: Wednesday – Saturday, 5-9 p.m. (Early Eats 5-6 p.m.)

Lunch: Wednesday – Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Brunch: Sunday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Closed Monday, Tuesday and Sunday (dinner only. For menus, please reference to change daily) or call 850-468-0973

The Residences at Hotel Viridian

Open House: Tuesday – Sunday, 12-5 theSunrise Residence (located on the Gulf, across from V Seagrove)

Hotel Viridian is located at 2743 Scenic Highway 30A in Seagrove Beach, FL 32459. For more information, please call 850-213-0914 or email