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Pensacola Beach // September 7th & 15th, 2018

Taste of the Beach VIP Dinner


Friday, Sept. 7th

Taste of the Beach VIP Dinner
$75 per ticket / Cash Bar


Eventbrite - VIP Dinner 2018


The VIP Dinner will again be held at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Hotel this year. As guests arrive, they will be able to stroll around the room and sample specially-created hors d’oeuvres created by five Pensacola Beach restaurants:

Course 1, Starter: Chef John Smith, Hemingway’s Island Grill:
Ahi Tuna tartare served on roasted red pepper tortillas with a wasabi aoli

Course 2, Salad: Chef Jeffery Newbill, Peg Leg Pete’s:
Shrimp Key West Salad: Crisp Iceberg Romaine blend topped with roasted pecans, raisins, marinated grilled shrimp, sliced egg, cheese, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, and green onion. Served with a tangy Dijon vinaigrette.

Course 3, Entrée Presentation: Chef Jere Doyle, Crabs We Got Em’:
Maryland Style Crab Cakes with Arugula, charred sweet corn and bacon puree, lemon beurre blanc, and black pepper gastrique.

Course 4, Entrée Presentation: Chef Brad Davis, H2O:
Surf & Turf: Fresh local Prawns in Sapporo Tempura and Seared Filet of Beef, served with zucchini and squash noodles and sweet Sriracha chili sauce

Course 5, Flaming Dessert Presentation: Chef Dennis Moore, Flounder’s:
Flaming Bananas Foster

At 7 p.m. guests will take their seats as the formal dinner and on-stage cooking demonstration will begin. Two courses will be paired with a wine tasting, which will accompany the presenting chef’s cooking demonstration.