Restaurant Paradis’ Eighth Annual Prohibition Repeal Dinner Raises $16,000

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Restaurant Paradis’ Eighth Annual Prohibition Repeal Dinner Raises $16,000 for Neurodiversity Resource of the Panhandle

Restaurant Paradis is pleased to announce their eighth annual Prohibition Repeal Wine Dinner, presented by Inlet Beach Real Estate, raised $16,000 for Neurodiversity Resource of the Panhandle.

Guests gathered at the Rosemary Beach fine-dining restaurant for an intimate private dinner that was Gatsby-inspired. Upon entry, ticket holders made their way into the bar area to enjoy specialty cocktails made with Black Sheep Tequila and 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 five-course meal prepared by Paradis’ award-winning chef, Mark Eichin. Each course was expertly paired with wines by Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits and sponsored by local businesses and individuals including Ali and Rob Weil, Seed Cleaning and Services, Swiftly Catered, and Tracery Interiors. Throughout the night, attendees were surrounded by live music from Christy Larsen, courtesy of Chiringo, and florals by Beachside Blooms, sponsored by 30A Cottages. Boo Media and Isacks Imagery were also there to capture the evening.

“We look forward to this event every year,” said Restaurant Paradis owner Monica Cosenzi. “It brings us so much joy to bring the community together for great food and wine, while bringing awareness and profits to an amazing local charity. We’ve watched this event grow so much over the past eight years, and each year we are incredibly grateful to our gracious sponsors and generous guests. It truly is the work of a great team all around!”

The proceeds raised from the annual Prohibition event go directly to new local charity, Neurodiversity Resource of the Panhandle. The organization is a community-based, family focused, platform that provides programs and services based on the growing needs of families living with neurodiversity. They service the following communities and surrounding areas in Apalachicola, Destin, DeFuniak Springs, Fort Walton Beach, Gulf Breeze, Lynn Haven, Mexico Beach, Navarre, Niceville, Santa Rosa Beach, Panama City, Pensacola, and Port St. Joe.

“We are so incredibly grateful to Restaurant Paradis and all who attended the 8th Annual Prohibition Dinner,” said Neurodiversity Resource of the Panhandle founder and executive director, Beth Roberts. “Thanks to everyone that joined us that evening, the funds raised will directly help the families ready to receive our financial support through our aid program. Living with Neurodiversity can be a lifelong journey of support and therapy, and this portion of our mission will allow us to help those in our community with the relief of the financial burden.”

To learn more about the Neurodiversity Resource of the Panhandle, visit

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.

Restaurant Paradis’ Eighth Annual Prohibition Repeal Dinner Raises $16,000

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