We at Jacksonville Fine Dining Examiner try to keep the local Jacksonville community updated on the latest restaurant and fine dining events. So, we are excited inform our readers about the third annual Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner at one of our favorite restaurants of all time: Azurea at One Ocean Resort.
Azurea, along with its Executive Chef Ted Peters, have created what we consider the best fine dining experience in the Jacksonville area. In fact, we ranked Azurea as our number one restaurant in a recent list of the top 10 restaurants in Jacksonville. Azurea has also appeared in numerous other Jacksonville Fine Dining Examiner articles, including Jax’s Best Dishes, Top 5 best restaurants for ambiance, and an article detailing Azurea’s achievement of AAA Four Diamond status.
From 6pm-10pm on Thursday, September 12, 2013, One Ocean Resort will present the third annual Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner “Beard on the Beach.” The dinner will consist of a seated meal of five courses with wine pairings from Foley Family Wineries. Cost is $135 per person for those who aren’t James Beard members and $110 per person for James Beard members. Proceeds will go towards regional James Beard culinary education scholarships. The event will showcase five chefs from the Jacksonville area:
- Hector Gonzalez (Executive Chef at TPC Sawgrass)
- Jonathan Jerusalmy (Executive Chef at The Cloister at Sea Island)
- Thomas Tolxdorf (Executive Chef at Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island)
- Courtney Slipko (Pastry Chef at One Ocean Resort & Spa)
- Ted Peters (Executive Chef at Azurea and Culinary Director of Remington Hotels, Luxury Division)
According to Executive Chef Ted Peters, “The overwhelming success of the past two benefit dinner have made being a part of this event such a humbling honor. This is something we look forward to every year, and this year we have a new group of extremely talented chefs who are ready to prepare an unforgettable meal.” The chefs plan to include some impressive selections in the meal, including highlights like the Brie de Meaux paired with Chalk Hill Viognier (2009, Russian River Valley) and the White Oak Pastures Beef Short Rib paired with Kuleto Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (2008, Napa Valley).
For more information on the menu and to book tickets to the James Beard Benefit Dinner, follow this link to the One Ocean Resort website.
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