March 21, 2017

River Yacht Club Welcomes Spring With New Seasonal Menu From Guest Chef Jeff Pfeiffer

The Latest Addition To Seasonal Guest Chef Program Unveils New Menu Monday, March 20

River Yacht Club (RYC), the popular ‘lifestyle destination’ on the Miami River, announced Jeff Pfeiffer as the fifth chef in their seasonal guest chef program for Spring 2017.

RYC, recently celebrating their one year anniversary, has built a loyal following based on their concept of simple grilling, clean flavors and good technique. The menu features ‘Simply Grilled’ items like Salmon, Tuna and King Crab; and Veal Tomahawk, Palm Marrow and Rack of Lamb ‘From the Land’, accompanied by fresh, seasonal vegetables and toppings. In addition to the ‘A La Carte’ menu RYC has become known for, they have successfully introduced the guest chef program, both innovative and simple in nature.

Chef Pfeiffer’s culinary career began in Atlanta, working at top restaurants including Brasserie Le Coze, Joel, and Buckhead Life Restaurant Group’s Bistro Niko, where he worked as Chef de Cuisine under Gary Donlick. Throughout his career, he has worked under world-renowned chefs like Christian Delouvrier, Eric Ripert, and Joel Antunes, among others. In 2008 he moved to Miami to work under four-star chef Christian Delouvrier at La Goulue, and later moved to Lobster Bar Sea Grille in Fort Lauderdale, where he has been Executive Chef since the restaurant’s inception in 2013.

Pfeiffer joins an acclaimed roster of past chefs, including Michael Lewis, Executive Chef at Kyu Miami and Christopher Rendell, James Beard-nominated chef of The Surf Lodge in Montauk. Pfeiffer’s Spring menu will bring classic food stepped in history, technique and familiar flavors to RYC. “Spring is my favorite season because of the bounty of fresh produce that begins to culminate,” says Pfeiffer. “My inspiration, as with most of my menus, is rooted in vibrant flavors and healthy, fresh ingredients. Simple, clean cooking, paired with bright, fresh flavors are the driving force behind the inspiration for the menu.” He aims to provide an experience where guests will take away a memory of happiness and an unforgettable meal in the beautiful surroundings of the Miami River.

Much like RYC’s year round a la carte offerings, the menu focuses on seasonal seafood. Standout dishes include: Alaskan King Crab Salad with a gazpacho andalous; Thai Coconut Mussels in a coconut-lemongrass broth and candied shitake mushrooms; Poached Monkfish

Nicoise with a local herb salad; Pepper-Crusted Yellowfin Tuna Au Poivre and roasted maitake mushrooms; and Scallops Provencal in a tomato brulee. The menu is well complimented by their private label ‘River Yacht Club Rosé’, a perfectly balanced blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah from a private estate in Cotes de Provence. Chef Pfeiffer’s menu will be available for dinner service at RYC beginning March 20, the first day of Spring.

“Chef Pfeiffer’s approach to fresh, seasonal dishes, along with his refined French techniques make him the perfect selection to conceptualize our new menu,” says partner Stephane Dupoux. Pfeiffer’s philosophies on clean eating resonate well with the mindset here at RYC. We are excited to see what he will add to our kitchen this Spring.”

In addition to the amazing design and layout of the space, this beautiful sanctuary on the Miami River offers sophisticated lounging and indoor/outdoor fine dining, with amazing water and city views accessible by land and by sea via their docking facilities. RYC provides guests a transformative feeling, like you’ve stepped into a French Riviera oasis on the Miami River.

About River Yacht Club (RYC)
River Yacht Club (RYC) is a unique and visionary waterfront venture in the heart of the burgeoning history Miami River District. Featuring two fine dining restaurants, stunning outdoor garden and lounge, marina and first-ever Van Dutch Lounge, River Yacht Club is a lifestyle destination that combines gastronomy, entertainment, maritime activities and art into one special retreat for all urbanites. To elevate an innovate and creative approach to the restaurant’s epicurean profile, RYC’s culinary ideology revolves around its seasonally driven menus executed by a stellar roster of rotating, in-residence chefs. RYC is located at 401 ST 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33130. Hours of operation are: Tuesday-Thursday (Open for lunch and dinner) 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM; Friday-Saturday (Open for lunch and dinner) 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM; Sunday (Brunch) 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

For additional information, call (305) 200-5716 or visit

River Yacht Club

401 ST 3rd Avenue

Miami, FL 33130

(305) 200-5716

Information provided by Brustman Carrino Public Relations

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