Celebrating Local Cuisine at the 2016 Taste of the Beach “Evening with Pensacola Beach Tastemakers” VIP Dinner

By Katie King- katie@ewbullock.com

July 28, 2016 –Pensacola Beach, Fl—Florida’s best seafood meets Florida’s best beach on Friday night, Sept. 23, when four of Pensacola Beach’s top chefs present a special VIP dinner event at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Hotel at 6 p.m.

An Evening with Pensacola Beach Tastemakers will be hosted by Chef Jere Doyle of Crabs We Got ‘Em, Chef Dan Dunn of H20 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front, Chef Dennis Moore of Flounder’s Chowder House, and Chef John Smith of Hemingway’s Island Grille.

As guests arrive, each will get to mingle around the room and sample a selection of hors d’oeuvres and small dishes presented by the following beach restaurants: Casino Beach Bar and Grille; Crabs We Got ‘Em; Frank and Lola Love Pensacola; Flounder’s Chowder House; H20 at Hilton Pensacola Beach; and Hemingway’s Island Grille.

New to the VIP Dinner this year is the Taste of the Beach signature cocktail. The winner of the 2016 Taste of the Beach Bartender Challenge, a cocktail competition amongst Pensacola Beach bartenders, will share samples of the winning drink with guests during a live mixology demonstration on Friday night. VIP guests also will have an opportunity to sample the runner-up signature cocktail.

The formal five-course Chef Celebration Meal and on-stage cooking demonstration begins at 7 p.m.

Chef John Smith will take the stage first to whip up the first course of the night, a creamy Lobster Bisque. Next on stage, Chef Jere Doyle will present Smoked Lump Crabmeat Over Greens as the second course. Following that, Chef Dan Dunn will create a favorite Gulf Coast staple — Shrimp and Grits. Lastly, Chef Dennis Moore will demonstrate and present Stuffed Quail for the guests to savor.

To conclude the VIP dinner, each of the four chefs will present an assortment of desserts for the guests to indulge in.

Dinner tickets are $65 per person and can be purchased on the Taste of the Beach website. Limited tickets are available.

For more delicious details about Taste of the Beach or for lodging information, visit www.TasteofPensacolaBeach.com.

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