Category Archives: Tasting Dinners

12 November 2020 – Autumn Tasting Dinner (Past Event)

These strange times have presented many opportunities to reflect and we have found ourselves revisiting our reasons for opening Burlingame back in 2016. Our focusing trio of ideas has always been great food, good but unobtrusive service and a comfortable setting to dine with friends. We’ve had to adapt our style of service some and change our layout to accommodate social distancing but Chef Chad’s amazing culinary creations have remained the centerpiece of Burlingame. Thanks to our great staff, dear friends, and foodie followers we have remained healthy, open and fairly busy since restarting in May. We are truly grateful to have reopened – and stayed open – safely and successfully.

At his core, Chad is a creative soul. He needs to make music. He needs to renovate his house! And, he needs to exercise his creativity in his kitchen. We use tasting dinners as a vehicle for Chad to free his creative senses and share the results with people who love interesting food. The time has come for an Autumn Tasting Dinner – Thursday 12 November.

Chef Chad has created a magnificent five-course tasting menu featuring lamb tartare, local red snapper, dry-aged beef, scallops, and fried apple. Caviar and Japanese A5 Wagyu will be available upgrades. Chef has developed a couple of alternatives to enable pescatarians to enjoy five courses as well!

For this dinner, seating will be progressive rather than all-at-once. Parties may select their preferred time from 5:00pm to 7:30pm. No more than 10 guests will be seated per half hour. The price is $110 per person plus beverage, tax and 20% gratuity. We will be using the Deck and all interior dining areas to maintain safe spacing and hope you can join us for this special night out!
Book early to get your preferred table. Reserve now at 904-432-7671

Deremer Studios Commercial Photograph – Amelia Island

Special Encore of Winter Tasting Dinner

Burlingame’s Midwinter Escape Tasting Dinner on January 16th was such a hit we decided to repeat it on February 21st at 6:15 PM. Our guests told us this was our best tasting menu so far and we had to agree. Chef Chad composed five spectacular dishes and the wines complimented each perfectly. We just had to offer this menu again.
Chef Chad is offering a delightful menu of:
Amuse-Bouche of house-made sourdough, uni butter, radishes and chives
Beef Carpaccio with roasted beet and endive, bleu cheese, chimichurri, shallot marmalade, herb vinaigrette and toasted walnuts
Butter Poached Lobster with lobster & mushroom ravioli, cauliflower & watercress purée and puffed rice granola
Roasted Rack of Venison with celery root purée, red wine braised onions, glazed carrots and veal jus

Chocolate Custard with roasted banana ice cream, banana brûlèe, caramel sauce and Carolina Gold rice pudding

Wine pairings include Sparkling, Sancerre, White Burgundy, Syrah and Port.
Availability for this enchanting evening is very limited so please notify us of your interest soon.

The four course meal plus amuse-bouche is 100 per person (excluding tax and 20% automatic gratuity).
Optional wine pairing is available for 50. Communal and private seating options are both available.

Gather your friends for a special night at Burlingame. Call for your reservation (904-432-7671).

Not-Your-Average wine dinner @ Burlingame 23 August

Join us at 6:30 pm Thursday 23 August for an exclusive and fun evening of unusual wine paired with exceptional dishes.

FL Regional Manager, PSWC

Pablo Alfaro

Pablo Alfaro, Florida Regional Manager of Pacific Southern Wine Company, will provide entertaining and expert commentary on the wine selections from PSWC’s portfolio. This is a “not-your-average” wine dinner with no Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, nor Cabernet Sauvignon in sight!  It’s time to try something fun and different!

Food pairings will be designed by our own Chef Chad Livingston to complement each wine. The event will be hosted on our deck under our louvered pergola and ceiling fans. Seating will be communal so you’ll be able to meet other fans of excellent wines and fresh, seasonal, made-from-scratch dishes.

Casual elegance

Pergola-covered deck

Enjoy five courses with wine pairings:  130 per person plus tip and tax.
A 50 dollar deposit is required to secure a seat. Limited to 30 guests. Call 904-432-7671 to reserve your seats.


Taste of Amelia Island 2017 & Best of Burlingame tasting dinners

The 26th annual Taste of Amelia Island is scheduled for Sunday October 1st and Burlingame will be there.  This annual event, to benefit the Nassau County Volunteer Center, promises to build on the excellent quarter century event from last year.  Many of the best restaurants on the island will be represented to provide a true taste of the cuisine of Amelia Island.  Chef Tom Gray of Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails will be Guest Judge to choose the Chef’s Choice Best Dish of Taste.

In addition to the Sunday night Taste, Burlingame will offer a Best of Burlingame tasting menu on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, September 28th to 30th.  Five fresh, seasonal, made from scratch courses are available for 90 dollars per person (tax & gratuity included) and can be paired with five wines for a total of 110 dollars.   Each night we will have 5 seatings at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30 and 8:00.  This is a bargain not to be missed!

Tickets to Taste of Amelia and the Best of Burlingame Tasting Dinners can be purchased at:  904TIX Taste of Amelia

While we do encourage everyone to support the Taste of Amelia Island and the Nassau County Volunteer Center, we understand that may not interest everyone.  If you are interested in our Best of Burlingame Tasting Dinners on their own, please call the restaurant for a reservation (904-432-7671).  Prepayment for this event is required.