5 Dishes to Try This Spring

Since we live in Jacksonville, Florida, the main indication of changing seasons is the food. Winter comes and goes and we barely notice. When it’s warm year round, seasonal menu changes at local restaurants are a Floridian’s way of knowing the seasons have changed. Since it’s almost spring, expect a shift in menu soon. As for Marker 32, the menu is nothing short of spectacular year round and the following are our highly recommended seasonal dishes:

 

Seared New Bedford Scallops

collard greens/creamy grits/roasted corn basil shrimp broth

 

 

The scallops are nice, big, seasoned and seared to perfection. The greens have a great flavoring and the grits are the perfect combination of creamy and cheesy.

 

“I would swim in this broth. Beautifully balanced meal” – Lisa V.

 

Seared Iron Beef Tenderloin

7 oz./ English pea and pecorino risotto/ wild mushroom demi

 

If you’re not a huge seafood fan or you’re simply in the mood for a beef tenderloin that melts-in-your-mouth, look no further. The combination of our specially prepared tenderloin and risotto is an out-of-this-world combination.

 

“The Beef Tenderloin was my favorite dish of the night! Melts in your mouth and the flavor is indescribable! Just yum!” – Liz M.

 

Wood Grilled Atlantic Salmon

beet puree/fennel & red onion salad/feta/marcona almonds/lemon rice

 

The atlantic salmon is prepared with a delicious complex flavor and a classic presentation. The lemon rice compliments the salmon beautifully. The salmon is wood grilled to perfection, making it a must-try spring dish.

 

“Highly recommended even if you wouldn’t normally order salmon!” – Mary

 

Wood Grilled Heritage Pork Chop

14 oz./ peach bourbon molasses jus/ brown butter and roasted hasselback sweet potato/ collard greens

 

This is another popular wood grilled dish on the Marker 32 menu that’s perfect for spring. The portion size is excellent, the molasses jus is on point and our collard greens are a year-round hit. The meat is cooked precisely so it’s always juicy and flavorful.

 

“We had the pork chop which was cooked medium (perfect) and likely the juiciest pork chop I’ve ever had.” – Jamie C.

 

Blackened Yellowfin Tuna

blackened tuna/ creamy cilantro jasmine rice/ toasted almonds/ mango jicama salad/ mango datil puree

 

This tuna is cooked perfectly and well-seasoned, you’ll be licking your plate clean. The combination of the blackened tuna, creamy cilantro jasmine rice and mango datil puree is to die for. 

 

“Most of us got the tuna. As our friend described it, we absolutely HAD to have it. We each licked our plates clean.” – Abby M.

 

Add a nice beer or glass of wine and your meal is complete! Don’t be afraid to experiment and try something new. We never put anything short of mouthwatering on our menu. Come visit us at Marker 32 and taste for yourself. Our classically-trained chefs and experienced bar staff are awaiting your visit!