Chef Kevin Korman Opens Roselie Dining & Seafood Bar in Inlet Beach, FL

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Chef Kevin Korman Announces Opening of Roselie Dining & Seafood Bar this Summer
Local Seafood and Inspired Farm-to-Fork Dishes come to Inlet Beach

INLET BEACH, FL (June 27, 2016) ---- One of the Gulf Coast’s most acclaimed chefs, Kevin Korman, announces the July 1st grand opening of his highly anticipated restaurant – Roselie Dining & Seafood Bar. The 90+ seat New American restaurant will showcase the area’s most valuable asset – the ocean and the menu will highlight its incredible bounty along with locally-sourced dishes and handmade pastas. Roselie is where fine dining meets the laid back life of the beach. Located in 30Avenue off of Hwy 98 in Inlet Beach in the former Shan Kishi Sushi & Hibachi restaurant space (12805 US Highway 98, Inlet Beach FL 32413), the restaurant has undergone a complete renovation to ensure that key elements highlight the coastal elegance of the area. This includes rustic, yet contemporary cues that are indicative of the restaurant’s 30A location.

Roselie is the culmination of a lifelong dream for Chef Korman and his wife Angela. The couple met, fell in love and started their life together on 30A and their passion for food, family and hospitality is apparent. The restaurant’s namesake, Roselie, is a tribute to their daughters by combining the two girls’ names – Rosalyn and Eleanor. This family affair will be just that as the couple is eager to bring an upscale dining experience that is approachable, yet surprising. Roselie welcomes the whole family, both young and old, to experience Chef Korman’s inventive approach to modern American cuisine.  

The menu at Roselie is like no other on the Emerald Coast and brings a dining experience that is anything but ordinary to vacationers and locals alike. Chef Korman strives to ensure that each dish on the menu has a story to tell whether it be the item’s origin, a personal food memory, color or unique presentation. Inspired cuisine is the name of the game at Roselie and guests will find this apparent as they listen to the wait staff guide them through the fairytale of each menu item’s unexpected creation.

Small composed seafood plates like Snapper (Granny Smith Apple, Tomatillo, Jalapeno, Lime, Cilantro), Royal Red Shrimp (Tangerine, Cucumber, Chili) and Yellowfin Tuna (Pickled Peppers, Heart of Palm, Avocado, Quinoa, Barrel Aged Soy & Citrus) will shine on the menu at the Seafood Bar and offer guests a way to experience fresh, unexpected flavors from the Gulf through a variety of ceviche and marinated seafood items. The ever-changing menu showcases global flavors as well as reflects the current season and the area’s local artisans that produce the ingredients used. “As a chef we have a moral obligation to serve fresh food that is obtained from ethically responsible sources. That’s why I support so many local farmers and fisherman whenever possible,” says Korman.

Heritage Pork (Vegetable Mole, Creamy Corn & Farro, Cotija), Rigatoni (Shrimp & Heritage Pork, Chili, Herbs, Peanuts) and Cavatelli (Braised Duck, Sweet Potato, Rapini, Ricotta, Pistachio) will soon be signatures to the menu that has guests flocking to Roselie for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Chef Korman is known on 30A for reinventing classics by using alternative preparations and presentations which can be seen in items like “Trash fish” of the Day (Summer Squash Succotash, Sunflower Seed, Old Bay Mustard) where he takes a less-common fish that is often outcast by fisherman and chefs and constructs a beautiful plate that will tempt taste buds. The “trash fish” of the Day is an example of how Chef Korman encourages diners to think outside the box and try the unordinary.

The culinary program at Roselie might be the star of the show, however the bar and beverage program are as equally thought out and delivered. The beverage program aligns perfectly with the seasonality of the food menu – everything is fresh, in-season and hail from local purveyors. The farmer’s market-style cocktail list features fresh fruit juice cocktails and handcrafted spirits. Roselie offers beers local to the South on draft as well as a mix of foreign and domestic bottled selections. The wine list is made up of a variety of producers who respect artisanal techniques to wine making and is offered by the glass, bottle or carafe.

Roselie will be open for lunch, dinner and happy hour seven days a week and serve weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. The quaint patio, seafood bar, well-dressed dining room, chef’s table and private dining room gives patrons many ways to experience Roselie Dining & Seafood Bar.

Chef Kevin and Angela Korman opened Roselie to friends and family on June 23, 2016. The restaurant will celebrate its official Grand Opening on Friday, July 1, 2016. In addition to the delicious dinner menu, guests will take part in the ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:00 p.m., followed by live music and complimentary small bites on the patio. Roslie invites vacationers and locals to join them on Friday, July 1st for this opening celebration.

About Roselie Dining & Seafood Bar

Roselie is where fine dining meets the slow life of Florida's Emerald Coast. A blend of interesting food and rustic coastal ambiance can be easily approached by all.  Chef Kevin Korman’s modern American fare offers selections of sustainable seafood and local farm to table ingredients.  Reinvented classics come to life with alternative preparations and presentations. As the seasons change so does the menu. Simplistic yet dynamic, each course is carefully constructed according to produce that is currently in bloom. Roselie is located in 30Avenue at 12805 US Highway 98 East, Suite E101 Inlet Beach, FL. For reservations or additional information, call (850) 909-0400 or visit the restaurant online at



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