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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: Crabs We Got ‘Em, H20, Flounder’s Chowder House, Hemingway’s Island Grill, and Peg Leg Pete’s.

At 7 p.m., Flounder’s Sushi Chef Shin Kawachi will be preparing a California Roll and a Hiro San’s Tuna Avocado Roll during his on-stage demonstration at the VIP Dinner. Both rolls will be served at the Flounder’s hors d’oeuvres station.

Directly following, 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.

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

Course 2, Salad: Chef Jeffrey 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, H20:
Surf & Turf with Fresh Local Prawns in Sapporo Tempura and Seared Filet of Beef, served with zucchini and squash noodles and sweet Sriracha chili sauce.

Course 5, Dessert:
Chef Dennis Moore, Flounder’s Chowder House: Bananas Foster.