WSRE Wine & Food Classic set for Oct. 16

October 9, 2015
By: NWF Daily News

PENSACOLA — Themed Savor & Surf Southern, the 27th Annual WSRE Wine & Food Classic begins with the Grand Southern Tasting 6-9 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach.

Twenty-two of the area’s top chefs will be participating, and Republic National Distributing Co. — a longtime sponsor of this event — will be providing a selection of fine wines. Tickets are $40 and available at

Participating chefs include: Joe Abston, Pot Roast & Pinot; William Briand, Fisher’s at Orange Beach; Matthew Brown, The Fish House; Mike DeSorbo, Culinary Productions; Dan Dunn, H2O Pensacola Beach Hilton; Chris Pichotta, V. Paul’s Italian Ristorante; John Huggins, La Brisa; Chrisoula Hulion, Chrisoula’s Cheesecake Shoppe; Betsy LeGallais and Sue Shattuck, So Gourmet; Paulette Martin, Nouveau Pastries & Catering; Gregg McCarthy, The Grand Marlin; Alex McPhail, Iron; Jerry Mistretta, Jerry’s Bistreaux Catering; Brody Olive, Coast Restaurant & Spectrum Resort; Chris Sherrill, Flora-Bama Yacht Club; Tyler Simmons, Jaco’s Bayfront Bar & Grille; John Smith, Hemingway’s Island Grill; Shayne Taylor, Pensacola Country Club; Mike Tilton, Jubilee; Chris Tingle, McGuire’s Irish Pub; and Eric Troup, Margaritaville.