Thanks to the gracious and talented Susan Benton (author), Vin’tij and Chef John are included in the “Bringing the Sea to Your Table” in the Oct-Nov issue (pg.48) of The Emerald Coast Magazine. The article highlights some of the areas “top chefs who are passionate about the seafood they serve and the fresh ingredients they get from our local farms…”
Jacob builds his menu around seasonal ingredients, the freshest catch of the day, as well as customer favorites such as his molasses smoked salmon. He prides himself on searching for the best ingredients and uses a local fisherman at Harbor Docks for his seafood. He has a personal friendship with the owners of Dragonfly Fields and adds that he is first in line to buy anything local. When asked his cooking style, he says, “I cook unpretentious comfort food, paying attention to detail, and what is on my menu is what I love.”
Photography by Kansas Pitts
Our friends at Vie Magazine featured an article (pg. 39) in their Spring issue about Vicki McCain’s Kitchenique, a cooking school and gourmet pantry. Our very own Chef John appears in the article and talks about his mutually supportive history with Kitchenique. And shares his recipe for Southern Bouillabaisse!
Kitchenique cooking school and gourmet pantry has been a cornerstone in the culinary community for over twenty years and has helped to give rise to some of the finest chefs and restaurants in Northwest Florida.
Thanks to article author Kim Turner and Photographer Dia Sather.
Over 725 guests raised glasses and auction paddles in New Orleans this past November for the 6th annual Carnivale du Vin. The Emeril Lagasse Foundation‘s sold out culinary event raised $1.9 million to transform children’s education through mentorship and the arts. Carnivale du Vin has raised almost $12 million for children’s charities since 2005.
The Emeril Lagasse Foundation seeks to inspire, mentor and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive and creative individuals.
One of the notable events was a live wine auction featuring 17 lots of highly sought-after wines, private dining and unique travel packages. Vin’tij was honored to participate as part of the “Weekend Retreat in Destin” which raised $40,000, with a donation of a private dinner to be hosted this spring.