We have a lot of amazing restaurants on the Treasure Coast and I’m always on the lookout for new, fresh, and exciting places to dine. I discovered this place on Instagram and was impressed with what I saw, so I reached out to see if they would be interested having me stop by to check out their restaurant. It’s only about an hour south of Vero Beach in Hobe Sound, FL and well worth the drive as you will see from my pictures below.
I’m adding a new feature to my blog posts called “Meet the Owners”! I think learning more about the people behind the restaurant is as important as the atmosphere and the food, so I hope you enjoy it!
Meet the Owners
Jen and Luis met over 20 years ago in Orlando, Florida. With their love for food, wine, and the hospitality industry, it has taken them on culinary adventures all over the world. Luis pursued wine education to further his knowledge by becoming an Advanced Level Sommelier and a Certified Wine instructor. Jen also achieved her Level One Sommelier certificate in 2019. As a family, they lived abroad in Europe, traveling everywhere grapes grow, including Italy, France, and Spain where Luis worked at the vineyards during the harvests to expand his knowledge with some of the finest winemakers in the world. As South Florida and Hobe Sound locals, they wanted to bring their international experience to their hometown and opened The Grove in 2019. In Feb 2021, they were recognized by Wine Spectator with an Award of Excellence. Luis and Jen can be found most evenings in their dining room taking care of their guests, sharing stories, making delicious food, and pouring wine for their guests to enjoy.
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Now let’s dive right in and see what this place has to offer and what I had to eat!
Thomas Miller, aka “The Treasure Coast Foodie” and “The Foodie Guy” is big on organic everything and very particular about his butter. He has reviewed over 250+ local restaurants in the last 6 years! His food photos are devoured by 10’s of thousands each month on his website treasurecoastfoodie.com. As a Google Maps Local Guide, he has submitted over 2,500 photos that have been viewed over 38 million times. His foodie tribe is over 25,000 on the Treasure Coast and his Foodie Meetups & Chef’s Table Dining Experience events are some of the Top Culinary experiences in the area!