Delicious Destinations to celebrate St. Vincent’s Centennial
By Ponte Vedra Recorder
Delicious Destinations return to the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club this weekend for its annual event benefiting St. Vincent’s Community Outreach Programs.
Now in its 15th year, the three-day food and wine event will bring nationally acclaimed chefs, sponsors and guests together for a luncheon, reception and gala that support such vital health services as immunizations, screenings, testing and other forms of health care for the poor and uninsured in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. This year’s event will also help mark the centennial of St. Vincent’s.
The festivities kick off Sept. 8 with a “Celebrity Chef by the Sea” luncheon, during which guests will be treated to a demonstration-style meal by Chef David Guas, host and judge of the television show American Grilled. On Friday, Sept. 9, a private preview reception will be held for major donors, where top sponsors will be able to meet participating chefs. Guests at this event will also be treated to dishes prepared by Ponte Vedra Inn & Club Executive Chef Hermann Muller.
The Delicious Destinations Food & Wine Gala will then take place on Saturday, Sept. 10, with executive chefs from resorts such as The Greenbrier, The Cloister at Sea Island, The Breakers, Mar-a-Lago and Pacci at the Brice Hotel preparing signature dishes to be paired with fine wines provided by Southern Wine and Spirits of North Florida. The event will also feature live and silent auctions, and drawings of items such as spa and restaurant gift certificates, catered dinners and weekend getaways.
Delicious Destinations is organized by The St. Vincent’s Foundation, a faith-based charity that provides access to medical care for those in need throughout the area. All of the proceeds from the event benefit St. Vincent’s outreach programs.
“Many of the people who benefit from our community outreach programs are the working poor or migrant farm workers who rely on us for care,” says St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation President, Jane R. Lanier. “We are grateful to have such wonderful chefs joining us again this year and supporting this worthy cause through their talents.”
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