Chef Kenny to Launch New Seafood Concept at Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen Location, Amelia IslandEffective August 14, 2019
After five successful years serving Southern style BBQ to Fernandina Beach locals and visitors, Chef Kenny Gilbert announces the launch of exciting new concept change at Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen.
After taking some time to slow down and spend some time fishing with his son and other family members this summer, Kenny relished in the memories of his childhood when he would fish with his Grandmother Della Van Dyke. Sitting along the shore at Fort Clinch, and sharing the bonds that inevitably come from waiting for a bite on the line, Kenny was reminded of catching and cleaning Whiting, Sea Bass, Amber Jack, Red’s and other bounties from the sea. As he sat and cleaned fish with his son and his Uncle, it dawned on him that the area was in need of bringing these fresh catches and memories to the table. After reaching out to his longtime friend, brother Chef and bellman Robert Pike, the feedback as to what is most requested by visitors to the
Island was seafood and fresh oysters. In an effort to provide the community what they are hungry for, Kenny has created a new concept and menu that will bring lightly seasoned, regional fresh catches to the table which will be sure to appeal to the masses. Non seafood items will be available as well, including kids menu options.
For those still hankering for Kenny’s exceptional Southern BBQ, Gilbert’s Social located at 4021 Southside Blvd. will be continuing under the same concept which has grown to be a local favorite for exceptional food, service and atmosphere.