HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (June 29, 2017) – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s acclaimed steakhouse, bar and lounge – Council Oak Steaks & Seafood – has introduced a selection of summer-inspired dishes. Thoughtfully crafted appetizers, salads, dry-aged cuts and wagyu beef, specialty selections and sides are featured with a lighter take on classic staples and new menu items. Whether experiencing a refreshing twist on a must-have favorite, or experimenting with an attention-catching standout, Council Oak’s unique culinary offerings are perfectly imagined for the South Florida summer.
New appetizers include Live Jumbo Soft Shell Crab with summer succotash and caper vinaigrette; Steamed Mussels in a garlic-infused tomato broth served with grilled ciabatta bread; and Florida Reef Lionfish with melted fennel and citrus. Refreshed salads highlight seasonal ingredients such as the Heirloom Tomato salad with French feta, Marcona almonds, red onions and lemon vinaigrette; Chopped salad with salami, prosciutto, bacon, tomatoes, egg, mozzarella and house vinaigrette; and a new take on the classic Iceberg salad – an iceberg wedge with red wine vinaigrette, Applewood-smoked bacon, radish and Affinee blue cheese, accompanied with a olive vodka martini.
Featuring a Himalayan salt brick wall, Council Oak’s in-house Butcher Shop provides the restaurant with steaks and chops that are dry-aged for up to 28 days, personally selected and hand-cut. The 21 oz. Bone-In New York Strip is the newest dry-aged addition. A first to the menu is a certified wagyu beef 10 oz. Japanese A4 Kumamoto Prefecture and a 16 oz. American Masami Ranch California. New specialties include a 16 oz. Bone-In Filet Mignon; Brick Chicken with sunchoke puree, heirloom carrots, grilled artichoke and smoked onion jus; Chilean Seabass with rock shrimp tomato scampi and wild arugula; and Whole Florida Snapper with fennel tomato compote. Guests are encouraged to pair dishes with an array of new side options including Broccolini with Garlic and Lemon; Herbed French Fries; Cauliflower and Piquillo Peppers; and Grilled Corn with Queso Blanco.
Council Oak is located at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at One Seminole Way in Hollywood, Florida. Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. with live entertainment in the bar nightly. Brunch is served on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Telephone: 800-937-0010; seminolehardrockhollywood.com.
About Council Oak Steaks & Seafood
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s award-winning, signature steakhouse Council Oak Steaks & Seafood delivers a sophisticated fine-dining experience with 100% U.S.D.A. Prime dry-aged stockyard beef and Japanese Wagyu beef, fresh seafood, and an award-winning wine list served in an inviting, upscale atmosphere. Council Oak has been nationally recognized by Zagat and has earned Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence consecutively since 2009.
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is South Florida's iconic entertainment destination located minutes from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach. The AAA Four Diamond-rated resort features 469 luxury guest rooms and suites, award-winning restaurants, a lagoon-style pool and Beach Club Bar & Grill, a Hard Rock-inspired spa, premium meeting and convention space and a 5,500-seat Hard Rock Live concert arena. The casino offers more than 100 table games, 2,000 of the most popular slots and a poker room. Fine dining options include Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, the resort’s signature steakhouse, and Kuro, a luxe and socially vibrant restaurant offering new-style Japanese cuisine. In the heart of the hotel is L Bar, a sophisticated, contemporary lounge showcasing handcrafted classic cocktails with a twist. Contemporary and casual eateries, include Blue Plate, the hotel’s 24-hour diner-inspired restaurant; Constant Grind, a gourmet coffee and pastry shop; and the ever-famous Hard Rock Cafe - Hollywood, part of Hard Rock’s 176 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll restaurants.
1 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
Information provided by Brustman Carrino, Public Relations