Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar Opens, Introducing Something New to Crave
Raises over $6,000 for two local charities during soft openings
DESTIN, Fla. (June 6, 2017) – Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar celebrated its opening last week with two charitable dinners and a Grand Opening to the public on Thursday, May 25, 2017.
Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar raised over $6,000 for The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast and Food For Thought during their Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 23 soft openings. Both nights featured complimentary dinners and drinks to guests and 100% of the tips went directly back to both beneficiaries. The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast serves members ages 5-18 who have started kindergarten and have not finished twelfth grade. Food For Thought is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that provides backpacks filled with healthy food for students who are dependent on free school meals.
From the genre-defining, innovative minds behind the award-winning sister restaurants, Jackacudas Seafood & Sushi and Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer, Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar features a seasonal menu, focusing on local seafood and sushi, farm fresh ingredients and premium cuts, backed by a beverage program highlighting craft cocktails, an approachable and diverse wine list, social happy hour, and more.
Cuvee’s Executive Management team is comprised of restaurateurs and co-owners, Tyler Jarvis and Christopher Ruyan; General Manager and Beverage Director, Zach Bingham; Director of Culinary, Tyler McMahan; Executive Chef, Allen Teuton; Executive Sous-Chef, Daniel Peters; and Pastry Chef Abby Henderson.
Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar offers patrons a unique experience by pairing fresh, local ingredients alongside culinary prowess to create exquisite dishes. Guests have the opportunity to start with a selection of small plates, such as sushi rolls, local oysters, flatbreads, and much more. For entrees, guests can choose from a variety of dishes, such as the 40-ounce Bone-In Tomahawk-For-Two or Lobster Bouillabaisse. All sides are served family style, with options such as Truffle Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Brussel Sprouts, and Gnocchi. For dessert Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar’s pastry chef creates an assortment of sweet treats every evening.
In tandem to the roll out of new menu items, guests can also enjoy the updated atmosphere now offered at Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar. Following months of remodeling, including updates to the bar, private dining areas and exterior, the new restaurant reveals a refreshed look and feel. Guests have the option of dining bar side with views of Cuvée’s mixologists; adjacent to the bar in high-top booths; in the main dining room; or one of two private dining rooms. For guests interested in hosting a celebration or private party, Cuvée offers the intimate, private, wine room framed with an assortment of wine labels and blends that seats 14. For those looking for a larger space, the fireplace room is ideal for larger parties seating 40.
Adorning the restaurant’s interior walls guests can enjoy hand-crafted, acrylic art pieces by 2017 South Walton Artist of the Year, Marisol Gullo. The custom pieces were created by Gullo, a close friend of the restaurants’ owners, to incorporate wine bottles from the restaurant’s long history of celebrations.
Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar will feature nightly dinner and cocktail features. Cuvée’s version of Happy Hour, “Social Hour” is served Monday – Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close. The Social Hour menu highlights select dishes and libations which represent the foundation of their food and beverage program. These include hand crafted sushi rolls, signature cocktails and a rotating selection of single varietal house wines by the glass. Additionally, every Thursday is Ladies Night which includes complimentary champagne for ladies from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Guests are asked to call (850) 460–2909 for reservations, or book with the Resy app. Reservations are encouraged for parties of six or more. Those without reservations will be seated based on availability. Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar is closed on Sundays.
Check presentation photos attached by Christina Griffin of Proffitt PR. From L to R:
Tyler Jarvis, co-owner of Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar; Shervin Rassa, Chief Executive Officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast; and Christopher Ruyan,
co-owner of Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar
Tyler Jarvis, co-owner of Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar; Tiffanie Nelson, Founder & Executive Director of Food For Thought Outreach; and Christopher Ruyan,
co-owner of Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar
About Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar
Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar is located at 36120 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, Florida 32541. From the restaurateurs behind the sister restaurants, Jackacudas Seafood & Sushi and Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer, Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar features a seasonal menu, focusing on local seafood and sushi, farm fresh ingredients and premium cuts, backed by a beverage program highlighting craft cocktails, a wide-range wine list, social happy hour, and more. The restaurant is open Monday – Thursday from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and closed on Sunday.
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