An Exquisite Evening on Fine Wine and Food
Chef Michael Sichel of Soleil in Destin, Florida is gearing up to host one fabulous evening. On August 3, 2022 at 6:00 p.m., guests will arrive and be seated at the Chef’s table for an experience like no other. Chef will walk you through each course and explain the wines and why they were chosen to pair with the dish. The meal will start with the Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc alongside a crab crepe with a mango beurre blanc. The second course will feature the Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Châteauneuf-du-Pape served with Duck Confit Rillette – onion soubise, peaches and bacon, baby arugula chiffonade salad. The third course of Braised Short Rib with spinach puree, roasted pine nuts, pickled golden raisins, and bordelaise paired with the Côte-Rôtie will top off the evening. With the backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico, wine dinner attendees will experience an exquisite evening of fine wine and food in a setting rarely found. Reservations are limited and can only be made by calling Soleil at (850) 353-2867. Price is $139 per person – including three courses and wine with each course.
About Soleil: Soleil, a beachfront restaurant and bar located in Destin, Florida features coastal modern cuisine from Celebrity Chef Michael Sichel. Guests delight in the elevated dining experience set with a backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico. Seasonally evolving menus blended with a sense of warmth and belonging to match the naturally exquisite setting of sun, sand, and sea. Soleil’s top-notch service philosophy and world-class cuisine standards provide a dining experience you won’t soon forget.
About Chef Michael Sichel: As a New York native, Chef Michael Sichel grew up immersed in the ingredients, heritage, and family-style cooking of his Italian roots. A Culinary Institute of America (CIA) grad, Sichel’s first job in the kitchen was at New York City’s legendary Gotham Bar and Grill, and he credits its pioneering Chef Alfred Portale as his most influential culinary inspiration. Chef Sichel has since been in the kitchens of Rubicon (Drew Nieporent’s San Francisco blockbuster restaurant), the Abbey of Sainte Croix (Salon-de-Provence, France), Auberge du Soleil (Napa), Restaurant Indigo (New Orleans), and Galatoire’s (New Orleans), among others.
Chef Sichel’s accolades include competing on Bravo’s Top Chef: New Orleans, 2013, an Internship with World Pastry Champion Chef En-Ming Hsu of The French Pastry School at the Ritz Carlton Chicago, being a featured Chef at Jazz Aspen in June of 2018, being a featured Chef at Gatsby on DAOU Mountain Annual Wine Club event in Paso Robles, California in 2016, and he was a featured Chef at Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Opus Ball XXXII in Little Rock, Arkansas in 2016, to name a few.