Chef Marty Pollock
Prior to re-joining the Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa team, Chef Marty Pollock was welcomed as Executive Chef and F&B Director to Sanderling Resort in Duck, North Carolina, overseeing all food and beverage operations, including the Forbes Four Star Kimball's Kitchen, Lifesaving Station, No. 5, Sandbar and Beach House Lobby Bar. The resort's S.O.A.L. (sustainable, organic, artisanal and local) focused approach led by Chef Pollock also introduced an in-house cheese and charcuterie program. Before his tenure at Sanderling Resort, Pollock was Executive Chef at the Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa and Sous Chef at the award-winning Inn at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, South Carolina, when the property was named #1 Mainland Resort in North America by Conde Nast Traveler. He also held chef positions in the Renaissance Concourse Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, and at Emerald Pointe Resort and Conference Center in Lake Lanier Islands, Georgia.
Notably successful in his career, Chef Pollock was inducted into Mobile Bay Magazine's "Top 40 Under 40" class of 2011 and was voted "Chef of the Year" 2013 by the Alabama Hospitality and Restaurant Association. Chef Pollock's philosophy focuses on the experience. Each aspect of the dishes and their chosen presentations should focus on creating emotion with the diner through interaction. He believes building a memorable experience doesn't end after a meal and it should be reminisced until experienced again.
Now, back in Mobile, Alabama for a second term as Executive Chef and F&B Director at the Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa, he leads all food and beverage operations including the hotel's AAA Four Diamond Trellis Room, The Royal Street Tavern, Joe Cain Cafe, Pool Bar & 25,000 square feet of meeting and event space. His talents contributed to the hotel's consistent rank among the top five hotels of the Renaissance brand for its quality of food and beverage.
Chef Pollock and his wife Katie and their four kids: Beau, Maggie, Emma and Ben are planting roots and are happy to call the Mobile area home.
Executive Chef Tony Reynolds
FANTASTIC. We ordered the meatballs and short ribs with risotto - so much food - we split it, both excellent. Decided to do the tiramisu, so glad we did.Cheryl K/Tripadvisor
Wonderful Italian Cuisine with attentive service. Nice downtown location with Valet (and validated) parking. Our server knew the menu well and was very attentive. Reasonably quiet even though full, glad we did reservations. The food was all hot when it arrived and was very well prepared. An enjoyable meal. Interesting architecture and stained glass in the room.William W/Tripadvisor
Lovely experience!! We visited on a recent Friday night while passing through Mobile en route to Florida and enjoyed a very delicious meal of appetizers and salads with a lovely Tuscan house red. Our waiter was so helpful and accommodating, and the chef brought out his expertly crafted and delicate lamb and pork meatballs in a light, flavorful tomato sauce. My husband enjoyed a shrimp appetizer and both of our salads - the house green with a delicious vinaigrette, and the Caprese - were perfect. I was genuinely touched by how dedicated and professional the staff were and hope others get to appreciate this gem!Stephanie R/Tripadvisor