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Pensacola Beach // October 18th & 19th, 2019

Taste of the Beach VIP Dinner


Friday, October 18th

Pensacola Beach’s biggest culinary event is moving to October and you’re invited! The Pensacola Beach Chamber’s 12th Annual Taste of the Beach kicks off Friday night, October 18, 2019 with a special progressive VIP Dinner that will transport diners to four of the island’s best restaurants via trolley.

The evening begins at the Pensacola Beach Visitor Information Center where guests can enjoy a complimentary champagne toast before being whisked away to the first dining destination. Wine will be paired with each course, which will last approximately 45 minutes, and then guests will board the trolley to depart to the next restaurant.

The 2019 VIP Dinner will showcase the following restaurants:

1. Appetizer – Frank & Lola Love Pensacola Café at Margaritaville Beach Hotel – Chef Eric Troup

  • Seared scallops and sticky pork belly with carrots, ginger puree, roasted Brussels sprouts and cilantro foam.
  • Drink pairing: TBD

2. Soup/Salad – Flounder’s Chowder House – Chef John Smith

  • Salad: Crispy gulf oysters served on a bed of Boston lettuce & shaved red onion, olive-cured tomatoes, crumbled Roquefort cheese, pork belly croutons and pepper jelly vinaigrette.
  • Soup: Floyd Flounder’s Phenomenal Flounder Chowder.
  • Drink pairing: TBD

3. Entree – Hemingway’s Island Grill – Chef Dennis Moore

  • Wong boat Mahi-Mahi; fresh grilled Mahi served over island rice topped with gulf shrimp, sautéed Roma tomatoes, portabella mushrooms and onions in a roasted garlic butter sauce.
  • Drink pairing: Cake Bread Sauvignon Blanc.

4. Dessert – Crabs We Got ‘Em – Chef Chef Jere Doyle

  • Sweet potato pecan bread pudding with praline crème anglaise.
  • Drink pairing: TBD

There are four departure start times from the Visitor Information Center: 5:30 PM; 6:15 PM; 7 PM; and 7:45 PM. Only a select amount of tickets are available per departure start time. So don’t wait to purchase! Guests are asked to arrive to the Visitor Information Center at least 15 minutes prior to their departure ticket time. Due to limited trolley space, if you miss your departure time you will not be able to board a later trolley.

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