Steelpan is Inspired by the Multicultural Island Flavors

Monday 05th, March 2018 / 14:30 Written by
Steelpan is Inspired by the Multicultural Island Flavors

Steelpan , A New Kitchen & Bar Concept at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale, is Inspired by Caribbean Cuisine

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach today announced details on its new restaurant, Steelpan, a kitchen & bar, opening later this year. Introducing a unique, Continental Caribbean cuisine concept that is inspired by the multicultural island flavors of South Florida, the oceanfront restaurant will feature a one-of-a-kind indoor, outdoor dining experience sure to make a splash in Fort Lauderdale.


Led by Executive Chef Thomas Russo, Steelpan will introduce a fresh and tropical menu that features savory appetizers, small bites and entrées, including local seafood and produce, island bowls and inventive spins on familiar favorites. For an exciting twist on classic and tropical cocktails, the Steelpan mixology team will serve up handcrafted concoctions in a fun and unexpected presentation sure to wow guests.


“We are very excited about 2018 at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach,” said Eduardo Fernandez, general manager of Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach. “Steelpan will feature an innovative experience in a laid-back atmosphere that will truly showcase the restaurant’s ideal coastal location.”

For more information visit or call (954) 315-1460. For the latest news and information, become a fan on Facebook or follow the hotel on Twitter and Instagram @sonestafortlauderdale.

And with the average 80 degrees weather felt throughout Fort Lauderdale on a daily basis, Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach knows a thing or two about how to stay hydrated and cool off. Throughout the month of March, visitors can enjoy the hotel’s signature drink, the Cucumber Fizz. Here’s how the team is handling the heat:

Cucumber Fizz 




2 oz      Cucumber, peeled and roughly chopped

1.5 oz   Grey Goose La Poire Flavored vodka

.5 oz     St-Germain elderflower liqueur

1.5 oz   Lemon juice

1.5 oz   Simple syrup

Lemonade or club soda


In a shaker, muddle the cucumber. Add the vodka, St-Germain, lemon juice and simple syrup and fill with ice.

Shake vigorously and strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice.

Garnish with mint, cucumber slices and lemon zest and top with lemonade or club soda.

About Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence rated oceanfront Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, features 240 guest rooms including 23 spectacular suites, all of which boast panoramic views of the seven-mile stretch of Fort Lauderdale Beach. Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach provides a new level of hospitality to the Fort Lauderdale market by offering travelers a sense of place, not just a place to stay. Catering to both business and leisure travelers, the hotel is centrally located on the corner of Sunrise Boulevard and A1A, only 8 miles from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and just minutes from the Las Olas Arts & Entertainment District and Port Everglades.  Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach offers an authentic, local experience to guests and locals alike, brought to life through the brand’s signature Food is Art, Liquid Art and Daily Delights programs.

About Sonesta Hotels

Sonesta is a growing, global hospitality brand with 80 properties in seven countries, centered on a corporate dedication to delivering a guest experience that provides more than just a place to stay. With a portfolio of diverse and distinctive properties as individual as its guests, there is no typical Sonesta. Offering a full range exceptional experiences found in many of the most memorable destinations in the world, Sonesta proudly exceeds guest’s expectations time and time again.

Discover Royal Sonesta and Sonesta Hotels & Resorts in Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Hilton Head Island, Houston, Miami, New Orleans, Philadelphia, San Jose, St. Louis, St. Maarten (2), Chile (2), Colombia (8), Ecuador, Peru (5), and Egypt (3 + 3 cruise ships). Sonesta ES Suites is an extended stay hotel brand managed by Sonesta found in 42 locations across the US. For more about Sonesta, visit or call +1.617.315.9200 or 800.Sonesta (800.766.3782) in the U.S. and Canada.

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