Restaurant Paradis’ Seventh Annual Prohibition Repeal Dinner Raises $14,000 for Food for Thought Outreach

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Restaurant Paradis is pleased to announce their seventh annual Prohibition Repeal Wine Dinner, presented by 30A Luxury Vacations, raised $14,000 for Food for Thought Outreach.

Guests gathered at the Rosemary Beach fine-dining restaurant for a private, Gatsby-inspired evening. Upon entry, ticket holders made their way into the bar area to enjoy specialty cocktails made with Distillery 98’s Dune Laker vodka, each served in a commemorative glass courtesy of Buddy’s Seafood. Attendees then made their way into the main dining room where they were seated for a special four-course meal prepared by Paradis’ award-winning chef, Mark Eichin. Each course was expertly paired with wines by Vineyard Brands and sponsored by local businesses including Driftwood Wine and Spirits, Rosemary Beach Realty, SoWal House, and Swiftly Catered. Throughout the night, attendees were surrounded by live music from Christy Larsen, courtesy of Inlet Beach Real Estate, and photographed by Anthony Whittington, compliments of 30A Cottages. Restaurant Paradis’ Seventh Annual Prohibition Repeal Dinner Raises $14,000 for Food for Thought Outreach

“We would like to thank all of our loyal patrons and fellow community members for sponsoring and buying tickets to this year’s record-breaking dinner,” said Restaurant Paradis owner, Danny Cosenzi. “During the holiday season we always look forward to hosting everyone and raising money for a local cause that makes a huge impact in our area.”

The proceeds raised from the annual Prohibition event go directly to Food for Thought Outreach, a local 501(c)3 organization that works to bridge the meal gap in the lives of food insecure children in Walton and Okaloosa counties.

“We are so grateful to benefit from this event,” said Tiffanie Nelson, CEO and founder of Food for Thought Outreach. “Restaurant Paradis has been a generous partner in our work at Food for Thought Outreach and events such as this make a direct impact in our organization.”

Since 2010, Food for Thought Outreach has been dedicated to serving the food-insecure children in our community. Currently, over 3,000 children are enrolled in their year-round programs serving Walton and Okaloosa Counties.

“We love to see our community come together in support of the children who need us the most,” Nelson said. Photos attached by Proffitt PR: 1) Tiffanie Nelson, Founder & CEO of Food For Thought Outreach with Danny Cosenzi, owner of Restaurant Paradis 2) Sponsors and Restaurant Paradis staff presenting the $14,000 donation check to Food For Thought Outreach’s, Tiffanie Nelson

About Restaurant Paradis Restaurant Paradis is a fine dining restaurant that was taken over by local couple, Monica and Danny Cosenzi in 2014. Nestled in the beautiful coastal town of Rosemary Beach, Florida, you’ll find this hidden gem that loyal customers like to call home. Evoking a warm neighborhood feel, the dining area features an understated wine country elegance. Open for dinner beginning at 5 p.m., Paradis is committed to serving fresh seasonal ingredients, which celebrate local produce and an abundance of fresh Gulf seafood, along with prime steaks and fine wines. Paradis welcomes wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, and all celebrations, both intimate and large. Throughout the year, Paradis also offers select wine dinners and tastings from some of California’s most exclusive vintners. For more information, please follow Restaurant Paradis on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Information can also be obtained via or by calling 850-534-0400.

About Food for Thought Outreach

Food for Thought is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Santa Rosa Beach FL that provides backpacks filled with healthy, easy to prepare food for students who are dependent on free or reduced school meals. Our goal is to support a child’s development and educational experience by bridging the gap between school meals during weekends and holiday breaks. Food for Thought has been working to fight child hunger since 2010, and serves 32 schools in Walton and Okaloosa Counties, providing backpacks for more than 3,200 students each week. For more information, such as donation locations, pantry items needed and opportunities to volunteer, please visit or email

Restaurant Paradis’ Seventh Annual Prohibition Repeal Dinner Raises $14,000 for Food for Thought Outreach

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