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An authentic, rustic Italian eatery

Tucked inside The Cloister and along the Black Banks River, Tavola is perfect place for a family meal. The simplicity of the cuisine and extensive wine selection is impeccably blended with the soul of Italy. Enjoy house-cured prosciutto, homemade pasta and mozzarella and interact with the chef as he tosses dough through the air at the open pizza kitchen. Tavola also offers outdoor seating with an inviting ambiance to toast the setting sun.


About the Chef

Robert Reynaud, Chef de Cuisine

Image: Chef Robert Reynaud

Inspiration for becoming a chef: Reynaud’s love for cooking began at age twelve while making fudge with his grandmother. He knew there was something more to food than just taste, and “soft balling” the sugar mixture was just too interesting to forget!

Career Highlights: Reynaud has traveled all over the world studying, exploring and shaping his culinary path; his travels include Italy—throughout Parma, Modena and Bologna. Prior to joining Sea Island, Reynaud studied in California’s wine country to focus on the relationship of pairing food and wine. He also served as Corporate Executive Sous Chef at That’s Amore restaurant in Washington D.C.

Foodie Fun Fact: If not a chef, Reynaud says he would be a Financial Advisor!