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Innisbrook Reimagines Packard’s Steakhouse

TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA – March 20, 2024 – The acclaimed golf resort Innisbrook reopens its signature restaurant Packard’s Steakhouse this week after an extensive renovation that includes a modernized redesign, and a timeless-yet-vibrant menu created by its recently appointed Director of Culinary David Morris.

Open to the public and named in honor of Larry Packard, the legendary designer of Innisbrook’s famed Copperhead Golf Course, the restaurant officially reopens in time to mark the PGA TOUR’s annual Valspar Championship being contested on Copperhead from March 18-24.

Upscale, warm and welcoming, the restaurant’s interior features rich layers of finishes that focus on earthy tones to complement its natural surroundings and offers a substantially brighter and contemporary experience. Comfortable banquette seating has been added, while the bar has been imaginatively redesigned with a spacious open floor plan. Outside, patio seating has been reconfigured and expanded to celebrate the views of Copperhead’s first and 10th tees. 

“While curating our menus and the overall dining experience, we worked to blend traditional, fine steakhouse menu items with non-traditional, innovative twists,” said Morris. “Having the opportunity to redefine Innisbrook’s signature restaurant has been a privilege, and I look forward to showcasing our team’s hard work throughout the spring and months to come.”

With two decades of culinary leadership and steakhouse experience, Morris joined Innisbrook after serving as culinary director at Alliance Hospitality Group in Scottsdale, Arizona. Throughout his career, he has worked in a variety of executive chef roles with renowned hospitality brands and properties including Caesars Entertainment, Inc. in New Orleans, Mandalay Bay and ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Arizona, and The Howard Hughes Corporation in Texas and New York.

Packard’s new dinner menu honors the timeless appeal of premium cuts – including Petit Filet Mignon, Bone-in Ribeye and Kurobuta Pork Chop – while offering unexpected flavor profiles like Maryland Crab Cakes with ginger simple syrup and citrus salad. Stand-out dishes include the Caramelized-Over-Coals French Onion Soup; a Wagyu Burger with a house-made caramelized onion bun, white cheddar and smoked bacon jam; Jidori Half Chicken, which is Za’atar spiced with Lebanese tomato salad and Zhug sauce; Nantucket Scallops served with charred corn salad and salsa verde; and Black Grouper with white miso and Ms. Lily’s salad. For a sweet finish, diners can opt for the made-to-order No-Flour Chocolate Cake with freeze-dried honeycomb and vanilla almond milk sorbet; a Crème Brûlée Trinity with miso hazelnut cappuccino, matcha pistachio praline and banana dolce; and Sourdough Doughnuts prepared in wagyu fat.

Packard’s is open for lunch and dinner, and the robust new menus are complemented by a selection of artisanal cocktails and a meticulously curated wine list. Signature cocktails will be poured tableside, allowing the restaurant’s skilled mixologists to bring the bar experience directly to the dining room guest, while stuffed olives and innovative garnishes will enhance the Packard’s famed Classic Martini.

Owned by Sheila Johnson and part of Salamander Collection’s portfolio, Innisbrook is one of the most iconic resorts in the United States. Located on over 800 wooded acres of rolling hills in the Tampa Bay area, the resort features 63 holes of championship golf, 280 recently renovated guest suites and rooms, five restaurants and three bars, 10 tennis courts, seven pickleball courts, a Salamander Spa with 12 treatment rooms, six heated swimming pool complexes and two conference centers, including the recently renovated Stirling Hall.  

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About Salamander Collection

Salamander Collection is privately owned and operated, and based in Middleburg, VA, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded by entrepreneur Sheila Johnson, it has a luxury portfolio featuring the triple Forbes Five-Star rated Salamander Middleburg, an equestrian-inspired property in the Virginia countryside; Salamander Washington DC, an elegant hotel located along the capital’s vibrant Southwest waterfront and the soon-to-open restaurant Dōgon by Kwame Onwuachi; Half Moon, the storied resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, featuring three distinct experiences including the acclaimed Eclipse; Aspen Meadows Resort, which features sweeping views on 40 beautiful acres in Aspen, CO’s west end and newly renovated Herbert Bayer-inspired accommodations and arrival experience; Hotel Bennett, a spectacular grand hotel in Charleston, SC, overlooking the city’s historic Marion Square; and Innisbrook Resort in the Tampa Bay area, which hosts the PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship each year on its famed Copperhead Course.