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Savor South Walton

A taste of local flavor throughout the weekend

Marlin Grill

Elegant and sophisticated complimented with warm wood finishes provides a cozy, timeless atmosphere for any demanding, discriminating guest. Indulge your family and friends with a night to remember. Marlin Grill is well noted for its culinary talents and award winning wine list. With over 600 wines to choose from, we are sure your palatable tastes will be met.

Marlin Grill will be featured at Friday and Saturday's VIP Lounge.


Seagar’s Prime Steaks and Seafood

Founded in 1998, Seagar’s Prime Steaks and Seafood is a renowned New York style steakhouse and one of the finest dining destinations along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Extolled for an award-winning 600 label wine list, original fresh seafood dishes inspired by acclaimed Executive Chef Laurie Graupner, and the finest aged Prime USDA steaks, Seagar’s is a salute to the good life. Intimate, indulgent, unhurried, a dining experience in Seagar's in unlike other Destin restaurants. Whether the occasion is a private event, family dinner, corporate reception or a quiet evening for two, the Seagar's team will cater to each individual experience with unparalleled service.

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Beef Tenderloin fresh off the grill and sliced just for the festival

Seagars and Chef Laurie Graupner will be featured both Friday and Saturday Grand Tastings.  

Signature Catering 30a

Specializing in private parties, intimate dinners, weddings and large catering events for the entire Emerald Coast of Florida, including Pensacola, Destin, Sandestin, 30A, and Panama City Beach. Fabulous fresh food and excellent service.

Signature 30A will be featured during Friday and Saturday's grand tastings..

Baytowne Provisions

Enjoy delicious melt sandwiches, a full bar offering panoramic Marina views from the upstairs deck, and a general store. Grab every day necessities, groceries, and fresh gourmet grab-n-go items conveniently located at the Village of Baytowne Wharf.

Baytowne Provisions will be featured Friday's Grand Tastings.  

The Vue at Santa Rosa Beach Club in South Walton

The Vue

Named “Best Place to Watch a Sunset” by Destin Magazine, Vue on 30a is home to celebrity Chef, Giovanni Filippone who brings to the table extensive training from the Culinary Institute of America and more than fifteen years of experience. Chef Giovanni is nationally known for his appearance on Season 5 of the popular cooking reality show, “Hell’s Kitchen” with celebrity Chef, Gordon Ramsey. Vue on 30a is located on Scenic Hwy 30A offering inspiration each day with its dramatic sunset views, friendly staff and creative dishes. “Our guests have the unique opportunity to dine just steps from the Gulf of Mexico, and our menu options capture that experience,” he explains. “Each dish tells a story using what the eyes see in the view and what the palate tastes, creating an integrated dining experience and inspired perfection.“

The Vue and Chef Gio will be featured during Saturday's Grand Tasting.  

Sandestin Food and Beverage

Thinking of partnering with Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort for your next meeting? Here at Sandestin, we take a personal, hands-on approach to getting to know our client’s needs. Let one of Sandestin’s seasoned meeting professionals guide you from start to finish. With multiple venues spread across 2300 acres of prime Florida real estate, you’ll find that unique space your attendees have been waiting for.

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Sandestin Banquets and Chef Javier Rosa will be featured both Friday and Saturday Grand Tastings.  

30A Olive Oil

30A Olive Oil is a family-owned and operated olive oil boutique and tasting gallery. Premium olive oils, balsamic vinegars and natural sea salts have become essential foundations for great-tasting meals and a healthy lifestyle.  Our products, bottled right on premise, are brought to you from producers, artisans and estates that emphasize quality and tradition in their work. 30A Olive Oil will be offering samples of our quality infused and varietal olive oils and balsamic vinegars from around the world. These fine products, which are bottled right here in South Walton, pair beautifully with wine.

30A Olive Oil will be featured during Friday and Saturday's Grand Tastings.

Slick Lips

Slick Lips Seafood and Oyster House

Derived from the nickname given to Amberjack who don’t have any teeth, Slick Lips is a family-friendly seafood and oyster bar nestled in the picturesque Baytowne Wharf. With a key concentration on fresh ingredients, locally caught fish, and an assortment of fresh oysters, prepare to be hooked on this prime dining spot!

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Tuna Poke

Sunset Bay will be featured during both Friday and Saturday Grand Tastings


Holy Cakes

Holy Cakes will combine your favorite flavors and party theme to design a special treat that is sure to be a hit at your event. Owner Miranda Jarvis has always had a love for baking but it wasn't until her son asked her to make him a Super Mario cake for his 6th birthday that she realized her true talent. There was no way that she could disappoint the little guy! Needless to say after 3 long days and messy nights she had success. She has been hooked ever since.

Holy Cakes and Miranda Jarvis will be featured both Friday and Saturday Grand Tastings.

Hartells South Walton


Hartell's Village Diner is a classic 50's diner that features a full service menu including breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and late night. Come in and check out our Village Sweet Shop with an ice cream bar built atop the front end of a 1957 Chevy. With family friendly food and family friendly prices, Hartell's has something for everyone. Located in the Village of Baytowne Wharf, just look for the 6 foot double cheeseburger and come in for a treat! To-go orders available.

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All white meat chicken breast tenders battered and fried gold brown. Served with Honey Mustard, BBQ, Ranch or Special Sauce.

Hartells will be featured during Friday's Grand Tasting

Rum Runners

The Village of Baytowne Wharf is alive with energy, festive events, uplifting music, delicious food and spirits. Nowhere is that more true than at Rum Runners®, Sandestin’s premier dining and live entertainment venue. Live music fills the air seven nights a week as crowds sing along and dance with the unmatched performers at Rum Runners. Their award winning lunch and dinner menus keep customers coming back year after year to enjoy magical creations including specialties such as, freshly prepared seafood, steaks, chicken, pasta; burgers and other sandwiches; salads; and a variety of appetizers.

Rum Runners will be featured during Saturday's Grand Tastings.

John Wehner's Village Door

Experience authentic smoked barbecue and seafood at its very best. From our tender and juicy pulled pork and brisket to the St. Louis rib platters and fresh seafood, The Village Door Dockside Restaurant delivers delicious meals to fit every palate each day.

The Village Door will be featured during Saturday's Grand Tastings.