Soleil to Host The Big Night   An Italian Wine Dinner with Chef and Sommelier Michael Sichel

Chef Michael Sichel of Soleil in Destin, Florida is hosting yet another Chef’s Table Wine Dinner, this time focused on wines from Italy. On October 26, 2022 at 6:00 p.m., guests will arrive and be seated at the Chef’s table for a five course dinner – each course paired with an Italian wine. Chef will walk guests through each course, describing the wines and why they were chosen to pair with the dish.

The meal will start with the La Marca Prosecco from Piemonte with Grapes & Prosciutto – served family style. The second course will feature a Pinot Grigio from Friuli paired with Antipasto served family style. The third course of Crab Risotto will be paired with Nozzo d’Oro from Sicily. The next course is the Rosso del Conte from Sicily, served with Pasta Bolognese and salad served family style. The final course features the Barolo 2018 of Piemonte alongside a Ribeye Braciole and Broccoli & Garlic served family style.

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 $159 per person – including five courses and wine with each course.

About Soleil:

Soleil, a beachfront restaurant and bar located in Destin, Florida features coastal modern cuisine from 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.

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Soleil to Host The Big Night An Italian Wine Dinner with Chef and Sommelier Michael Sichel

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