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Destin Gets Cooking with Chef Series

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We’re always on the hunt for fun culinary experiences in and around Destin, Florida. Regarded as the world’s luckiest fishing village, we’re blessed with an abundance of fresh seafood brought in daily on the docks. And just steps from the fishing fleet, the Grande Vista Bar & Grill not only serves fresh from the Gulf options year round but they also feature a “Cooking with the Chef” series. Each month, Chef Jimmy McManus selects one of his favorite dishes, ranging from fish and shrimp to beer and duck, and shares his tips for preparation.   

Upon arrival, participants are welcomed into the intimate dining room overlooking the scenic Destin Harbor. After receiving a ccomplimentary wine or beverage, Chef McManus shares his expertise while preparing the featured dish.   

While his love for culinary arts began in a fast paced deli in Brooklyn, NY, Chef McManus took flight at age 19 and joined Air France where he began his journey across America discovering different cultures and cuisines. He has devoted more than 30 years to perfecting his craft. In 2004, Chef McManus joined forces with Legendary Inc. He oversees Legendary’ s expansive food and beverage portfolio, including Legendary Yacht Club and Regatta Bay Golf & Country Club as well as the all the kitchens at Emerald Grande. In 2002, he was selected to be part of an elite group of guest chefs at the James Beard Foundation in NYC.  

His next Cooking with the Chef program will be December 4 and will feature one of his signature dishes, brown sugar and vanilla bourbon lacquered duck. Seating is limited and reservations can be made by calling (850) 424-0622. Cost is $32/person and including taxes, gratuity and one complimentary glass of wine.  

Ready to book your next Destin vacation? View our premier collection of Destin vacation rentals online, including Gulf-front Destin condos at Jade East near the Destin Harbor and the Emerald Grande. Or call one of our friendly vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652 to assist with your search. Remember to always book direct with Newman-Dailey for our best rate guarantee.  

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Monday, November 26, 2018

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