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This year, we’re adding even more flavor!

This year’s Delicious Destinations will feature a brand new event that showcases how clean eating can be downright delicious. Join us Wednesday, September 3rd at Epping Forest Yacht Club, as celebrity chefs prepare an exquisite menu ...

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Join us September 3rd-6th for Delicious Destinations

The 13th Annual Delicious Destinations returns September 3-6, 2014. Delicious Destinations is Jacksonville’s premier gourmet food and wine event. Each year, we celebrate the diverse foods and rich flavors of our region with a gala weekend ...

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A Spirited Tasting of the Finest Wines

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Sourthern Wine & Spirits of North Florida, Delicious Destinations has developed a reputation for serving exceptional wines that are beautifully paired with the diverse dishes ...

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Meet Our Wine Educator

Guests at the Celebrity Chef by the Sea Luncheon will be enjoying a ...
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Win a fantastic evening for 8 at Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails!

“To experience a meal at Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails is to experience ...
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A Cause to Celebrate

One hundred percent of the net proceeds from Delicious Destinations benefit St. Vincent’s Community Outreach ...

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Live Auction Preview: A weekend for two couples at legendary Sea Island

Generations of discerning travelers have made Sea Island into one of the world’s premier resort destinations.  A coastal Georgia retreat surrounded by five miles of private beach on the Atlantic Ocean to the east and wide salt marshes to the west, Sea Island occupies that rarified realm of distinctly American luxury resorts, where understated elegance and […]

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Auction Highlight: A sporting weekend for two at exclusive Cabin Bluff

Lauded by one visitor as a “cloistered idle steeped in southern grace,” Cabin Bluff is a world-class hunting and fishing destination that has played host to Presidents and distinguished sporting enthusiasts from around the world. Founded in 1928, Cabin Bluff is rustic, yet refined. It is beautifully situated directly across from Cumberland Island in coastal Georgia with access […]

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Auction Highlight: Adorable 3BR vacation house in Cashiers

Cashiers, North Carolina has long been a favorite summer destination for Jacksonville’s finest families, and Greenwood Cottage, with its endless views of  Lake Glenville and the surrounding mountains, is a comfortable spot from which to enjoy the area. This 3BR/3BA house sleeps 8 and is an easy drive to the unique stores and cafes in Cashiers and […]

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Announcing this year’s Celebrity Chefs

From Wednesday, September 3rd through Saturday, September 6th the spotlight will shine on a trio of award-winning chefs: Celebrity Chef AJ from Los Angeles, Executive Chef Daniel Zeal from The Cloister at Sea Island and Chef Kevin Sbraga, who is the winner of Bravo TV’s “Top Chef: Season 7” and owner of American Sbraga in […]

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Special lodging & event package offered for Delicious Destinations

Our friends at the prestigious Ponte Vedra Inn & Club are offering guests a wonderful two or three-night lodging package at this AAA Five-Diamond resort. The package includes two tickets each to two of Delicious Destinations‘ premier events–the special Sponsor’s Preview Party on Friday, September 5th, and the Gala Food & Wine Tasting on Saturday, […]

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Food and Philanthropy Taste Great!

Delicious Destinations, the gourmet food and wine event that brings some of the culinary world’s biggest names to Jacksonville, returns this September to the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club. Over the past decade, renowned chefs from Paul Prudhomme and John Ash to White House chefs Walter Scheib and Neil Connonly have joined executive chefs from exclusive […]

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Couldn’t make it last year? See what you missed!

Delicious Destinations 2013 was a truly wonderful weekend of great food and wine. Thank you to our many patrons for your enthusiastic support of this event, and thank you to our terrific sponsors for helping us to raise critical funds for a great cause.

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Southern Classics and Deep Flavors

For the past five years, Chef Darin Sehnert of Savannah’s Mansion On Forsyth Park, has been a gracious and enthusiastic participant in our Delicious Destinations event, and he never fails to blog about it! At the 2011 Gala, he prepared fantastic Fried Green Tomatoes with Crab Salad and Chow Chow Relish, and we’re still being asked for […]

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Delicious Destinations 2012 Another Smashing Success!

Thank you to eveyone–the chefs, the club staff, the dozens of volunteers, and, of course, the guests!–who helped make this year’s Delicious Destinations weekend such a fabulous success. The event attracted over 300 guests at the Celebrity Chef by the Sea Luncheon, 181 guests at the Sponsor’s Preview Party, and nearly 450 guests at the […]

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Delicious Destinations 2013 Headlined by Norman Van Aken

Delicious Destinations is thrilled to announce that renowned chef and culinary genius Norman Van Aken, owner of the award-winning restaurant NORMAN’S, will be the Celebrity Chef for Delicious Destinations 2013. Norman Van Aken is the Director of Restaurants at the Miami Culinary Institute as well as the Chef-Owner of NORMAN’S at the Ritz-Carlton, Orlando. He […]

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