DCWAF introduces a new culinary event

Special to The Log
Destin local and Bijoux Executive Chef Jack McGuckin will be part of the event's culinary team. SPECIAL TO THE LOG

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) will bring a new event to the Emerald Coast at 6 p.m. Jan. 21 in Miramar Beach. Inspired by Jacksonville's Legend Series, DCWAF will present Volume 1, the first in a series of pop-up dinners.

Tickets for Volume 1 are $250 and are on sale at dcwaf.org/tickets. In order to maintain the event’s intimate atmosphere, a limited number of tickets will be available.

“We are very excited about this unique event," said Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation President John Russell. "Our supporters love wine dinners and we thought it was time to elevate the experience. Great food and wine plus a few new features that will set this dinner apart from all others. The best part is it is all a surprise, and who doesn’t like a surprise?”

Foundation members request that patrons bring their sense of adventure and an open mind to Volume 1, because dinner will be served with a twist. When tickets go on sale, patrons will be purchasing with almost no information. The event location, theme, menu and entertainment will all be withheld until the day of the event. All that will be disclosed are the chefs involved and the date/time.

Volume 1 will showcase a themed, multi-course menu created by some of the best in the culinary industry paired with exquisite wines and entertainment. On the morning of the event, patrons will be notified via email with details regarding the location and theme of Volume 1 as well as attire suggestions. The specifics regarding the menu, wine selections and entertainment will remain a surprise.

Scott Schwartz, co-founder and chef of the Legend Series and the chef/owner of 29 South will be spearheading the culinary team. Joining Schwartz will be Destin local and Bijoux Executive Chef Jack McGuckin, Craig Richards of St. Cecilia and The Optimist in Atlanta, Georgia; and Graham Laborde of Bernadine’s in Houston, Texas.

More information on each chef can be found online at dcwaf.org.

“As the co-founder of the Legend Series, I couldn't be more excited to join the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation on such an amazing pop-up dining experience," Schwartz said. "We are bringing some of the best chefs in the Southeast to join the top chefs in this region to this exclusive event and there is going to be a surprise at every turn. Experimental pop-up dining events are trending in all the hottest food scenes across America, and we are thrilled to bring this experience to Destin.”

DCWAF is known for hosting a variety of annual high-end wine and culinary events that bring wine enthusiasts together from all over the world to raise money for children in need in Northwest Florida. Tickets to their signature event, the 12th Destin Charity Wine Auction held April 28-30 in conjunction with the South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival, are also on sale now.