3/7/19 update – This event has been cancelled.
Things to Do in Destin | SunQuest Cruises Buffalo Trace Bourbon Dinner Cruise
Indulge in an authentic Kentucky-inspired, 4 course dinner paired with Buffalo Trace Bourbon
Spring is almost upon us and the perfect way to celebrate is on the beautiful emerald green waters of Destin Fl. If you are looking for things to do in Destin, look no further than the SOLARIS yacht. SunQuest Cruises is partnering with the Buffalo Trace Distillery for a decadent Bourbon Dinner Cruise aboard the SOLARIS yacht in Sandestin on Friday, March 22 from 6:45 – 10 pm. Featuring four fine dining courses all expertly paired with Buffalo Trace Bourbon, the Bourbon Dinner Cruise features a flavorful menu inspired by Executive Chef Josh’s Kentucky roots.
“I love creating dishes influenced by my rural Kentucky roots where my family instilled in me the importance of quality ingredients and deep flavors. My hope is that our patrons can experience the flavors, feelings and emotions that I grew up with while learning how to cook with my grandparents in Kentucky,” stated Josh Champion, Executive Chef for SunQuest Cruises. “We’re combining rich bourbon flavors with fresh Gulf seafood and prime meats for an unforgettable culinary experience on a yacht.”
Docked at Sandestin’s Baytowne Marina, the SOLARIS yacht features three decks of indoor and outdoor spaces. Guests can enjoy the luxury and elegance of a yacht while taking in sweeping Sandestin views of the coastline, ever-changing sunset views and delicious food. Upon being greeted on-board by the SOLARIS captain, guests are welcomed to start the evening with a cocktail from the full-service bar and take in the fresh air from the sky deck while cruising the open waters. As everyone explores all three indoor and outdoor decks, the SOLARIS chefs are freshly preparing coastal cuisines on-board the yacht’s galley.
Destin Fine Dining Menu Paired with Buffalo Trace Bourbon Tastings
The four-course, culinary adventure begins with an Opening Reception where guests can enjoy two appetizers paired with the Buffalo Trace Old Fashioned Bourbon. The first appetizer is Old Fashioned Glazed Bison Meatballs with a Bourbon-Orange Marmalade Blaze and Cherry Gastrique. Guests will also be served Manhattan Shrimp, featuring fresh local Gulf Shrimp in a Bourbon-Sweet Vermouth Glaze and Cherry-Bitters Coulis.
As the sun sets over the waters of Destin and the SOLARIS sets sails, guests can enjoy the salad course. This course features a Mint Julep Salad with Lamb, including Mesclun Greens, Candied Macadamia Nuts, Braised Lamb, Feta, Fresh Fig and Mint Julep Vinaigrette dressing. This savory salad is perfectly paired with the Eagle Rare and EH Taylor Bourbon.
The Bourbon Dinner Cruise featured course is a Bourbon Barrel Salmon, broiled and served on an oak barrel stave with Vanilla Cauliflower Puree, Maple-Roasted Rainbow Carrots, Smoked Brussels and Ginger-Basil Vinaigrette. The featured course is paired with Blanton’s Bourbon. For Last Call, the chefs are serving a Banana Bourbon Cheesecake with Bourbon Fosters Sauce, perfectly complemented with the Buffalo Trace Cream Liqueur.
The SOLARIS yacht is conveniently docked within the all-inclusive Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort which offers a variety of accommodations on-property for anyone seeking a romantic, worry-free night.
SunQuest Cruises Buffalo Trace Bourbon Dinner Cruise aboard the SOLARIS yacht is on Friday, March 22nd, beginning with an Opening Reception at 6:45 pm and the cruise from 7:15 – 10 pm. This event in Destin Fl is exclusively for guests ages 21 and costs $100 per person including a three hour cruise, live music and four-course meal, each course expertly paired with Buffalo Trace Bourbon. Don’t miss out on one of the top things to do in Destin! Reservations required online or calling 850.650.2519.
About SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS
Docked at Sandestin’s Baytowne Marina, SunQuest Cruises’ SOLARIS yacht is a magnificent 125 foot, 5,200 square foot yacht with three decks of indoor and outdoor spaces. The SOLARIS is the only dining and entertainment yacht in Northwest Florida, offering public fine dining Destin cruises year-round for up to 150 people. Since 2004, the award-winning SOLARIS has also served as a unique Destin wedding venue, corporate functions, group activities and other events. The SOLARIS has been the recipient of the “Best Wedding and Reception Venue” award by readers of The Knot for nine consecutive years, by WeddingWire for three consecutive years and was inducted into the Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame. For more information, visit www.SunQuestCruises.com or call 850.650.2519.
Indulge in four fine dining courses all expertly paired with Buffalo Trace Bourbon aboard
SunQuest Cruises Bourbon Dinner Cruise on Friday, March 22nd.