“…Today, Abrams has embraced a new challenge—food service. He owns three downtown Sarasota restaurants, all within steps of one another on Main Street: Duval’s Fresh. Local. Seafood., Element: Modern Mediterranean Grill, and PBNT: Pizza Burgers N Tacos. Duval’s ranks 2929 on the Inc. 5000.”
"Locals celebrate Duval's Fresh Local Seafood for its popular Shrimp Po’ Boy: flash-fried shrimp on french baguette garnished with tomatoes and napa cabbage, and served with chipotle remoulade and French fries. In addition to the beloved Po'Boy, Duval's Savor Sarasota menu this year also includes a Blackened Shrimp Quesadilla with queso fresco, jack cheese, scallions, sundried tomatoes, chipotle remoulade with avocado crème."
Duval’s continues to up their game, reinventing its menu and forging ahead of the foodie train with eclectic eatery and a passion for superior seafood and service. With a real focus on freshness and a desire to support our community, they source only the finest ingredients from local fisherman and farmers. And while we all crave the classics now and then, it’s great to shake things up a bit sometimes. Chef Nils at Duval’s was getting tired of the traditional lemon/butter and marina-style mussels. Wanting to really create a signature dish unique to Duval’s, he came up with the Creamy Dijon Mussels dish:
Garlic cloves, diced onions and roasted potatoes are put on high heat to make them crispy then deglazed with white wine, heavy crème, whole-grain Dijon mustard and tasso ham. A pound of Prince Edward Island Mussels get sautéed and tossed in the end there, topped off with herbs. Toasted parmesan crostinis make an appearance to sop up all the rich sauciness on the bottom. While they still offer the traditional mussel recipes with lemon/butter and white wine, this dish adds a delectable twist. The rest of town must agree—having been extremely well received with 99% of mussel sales dominated by the Cream Dijon take. Who says people don’t like change?
"OVER THE COURSE OF A YEAR, Chef Nils Tarantik at Duval’s Fresh. Local. Seafood. on Main Street filets and prepares close to 40 different kinds of fish. Few other local restaurants demonstrate such wide-ranging passion for seafood... "