The 17th annual Delicious Destinations was held Sept. 7-8 at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. The celebration of inspired food and notable wines benefited St. Vincent’s HealthCare’s community outreach programs, which provide free medical care for children and adults in need throughout the area. The event, with a theme of “Paradise Found —The South Pacific,” featured executive chefs from some of the most prestigious restaurants and resorts throughout the nation. The first event, a demonstration-style luncheon complete with wine pairings, took place Friday, Sept. 7. The VIP Preview Reception was Saturday, Sept. 8. Guests enjoyed culinary masterpieces prepared by Ponte Vedra Inn & Club Executive Chef Hermann Muller. The main event was later in the evening on Sept. 8, when chefs from some of the nation’s premier resorts showcased their culinary talents. Attending chefs hailed from Mar-a-Lago, the Ritz-Carlton Denver, The Cloister, The Greenbrier and Montage at Palmetto Bluff, among others.
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits provided wines from select domestic and international vineyards. The event also included live and silent auctions, as well as a drawing of unique items including spa and restaurant gift certificates, catered dinners and weekend getaways.
Drs. Nina and Samer Garas, Neetal and Dr. Saumil Oza and Rebecca and Edward Witt Jr. served as chairs of the event.