Awards

(Abridged List)


2016 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence
2016 Finest on the Emerald Coast, Best Happy Hour, Northwest Florida Daily News
2016 Best in Destin – Best Happy Hour, Destin Magazine
2016 Best in Destin – Best Fine Dining, Destin Magazine
2015 Restaurateur of the Year, FRLA
2015 Golden Spoon Award, Florida Trend Magazine
2015 OpenTable Diner’s Choice Winner – Cuvee 30A
2015 Best of the Emerald Coast – Best Chef, Emerald Coast Magazine
2015 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Wine Spectator Magazine
2015 Tripadvisor Hall of Fame
2015 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence
2015 Best in Destin – Best Chef, Destin Magazine
2015 Best in Destin – Best Happy Hour, Destin Magazine
2015 Best in Destin – Best Place to be Seen, Destin Magazine
2015 OpenTable Diner’s Choice Winner – Cuvee Destin
2014 Golden Spoon Award, Florida Trend Magazine
2014 Finest on the Emerald Coast, Northwest Florida Daily News
2014 Best in Destin, Destin Magazine
2014 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Wine Spectator Magazine
2014 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence
2014 OpenTable Diner’s Choice Winner – Cuvee Destin
2013 Golden Spoon Award, Florida Trend Magazine
2013 OpenTable Diner’s Choice Awards Top 100 Best American Cuisine
2013 OpenTable Diner’s Choice Awards Top 100 Hottest Restaurant Bars
2013 Finest on the Emerald Coast, Northwest Florida Daily News
2013 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence
2013 OpenTable Diner’s Choice Winner – Cuvee Destin
2013 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
2013 Emerald Fork Award, Favorite Chef, Dine In Out Restaurant Guide
2013 Emerald Fork Award, Favorite Happy Hour, Dine In Out Restaurant Guide
2012 Golden Spoon Award, Florida Trend Magazine
2012 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Wine Spectator Magazine
2012 Best of the Emerald Coast, Emerald Coast Magazine
2012 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence
2012 Best in Destin, Destin Magazine
2012 Opentable Diner’s Choice Winner – Cuvee Destin
2012 Finest on the Emerald Coast, Northwest Florida Daily News
2011 Golden Spoon Award, Florida Trend Magazine
2011 Best in Destin – Best Chef, Destin Magazine
2011 Best in Destin – Best Happy Hour, Destin Magazine
2011 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Wine Spectator Magazine
2011 Opentable Diner’s Choice Winner – Cuvee Destin
2011 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence
2011 Finest on the Emerald Coast, Best Martini, Northwest Florida Daily News
2010 Golden Spoon Award Hall of Fame, Florida Trend Magazine
2010 Opentable Diner’s Choice Winner – Cuvee Destin
2008 Best Chef of the Emerald Coast, Emerald Coast Magazine
2008 Special Guest Chef, Entertainment Tonight/Getty Images/Gibson Guitar Lodge, Sundance Film Festival
2008 96th Air Base Wing Honorary Commander, Eglin Air Force Base
2007 Best Chef of the Emerald Coast, Emerald Coast Magazine
2007 Best Service of the Emerald Coast, Emerald Coast Magazine
2007 Best Dessert of the Emerald Coast, Emerald Coast Magazine
2007 DiRoNA Award, Distinguished Restaurants of North America
2007 Top 25 Restaurants in Florida, Golden Spoon Award Winner, Florida Trend Magazine
2007 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Wine Spectator Magazine
2007 Three Diamond Property, AAA/CAA
2006 Regional Culinary Hospitality Award in Fine Dining, Sante Magazine
2006 Best Chef of the Emerald Coast, Emerald Coast Magazine
2006 DiRoNA Award, Distinguished Restaurants of North America
2006 Top 25 Restaurants in Florida, Golden Spoon Award, Florida Trend Magazine
2006 Three Diamond Property, AAA/CAA
2005 Restaurant of the Year, Northwest Florida Daily News
2005 Best Chef of the Emerald Coast, Emerald Coast Magazine
2005 Best Brunch of the Emerald Coast, Emerald Coast Magazine
2005 DiRoNA Award, Distinguished Restaurants of North America
2005 Top 25 Restaurants in Florida, Golden Spoon Award, Florida Trend Magazine
2005 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Wine Spectator Magazine
2005 Three Diamond Property, AAA/CAA
2004 Best Chef of the Emerald Coast, Emerald Coast Magazine
2004 Best Fine Dining of the Emerald Coast, Emerald Coast Magazine
2004 DiRoNA Award, Distinguished Restaurants of North America
2004 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Wine Spectator Magazine
2004 Celebrated Chef, National Pork Council
2004 Three Diamond Property, AAA/CAA
2003 Top 25 Restaurants in Florida, Golden Spoon Award Winner, Florida Trend Magazine
2003 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Wine Spectator Magazine
2003 Three Diamond Property, AAA/CAA
2003 Best Chef of the Emerald Coast, Emerald Coast Magazine
2003 Best Service of the Emerald Coast, Emerald Coast Magazine
2002 One of Florida’s Emerging Culinary Talents, Bon Appetit Magazine
2002 Best Chef of the Emerald Coast, Emerald Coast Magazine
2002 Top 250 Restaurant, Florida Trend Magazine
2001 Top 200 Restaurant, Florida Trend Magazine
2000 Best Appetizer of the Emerald Coast, Emerald Coast Magazine
1999 Shining Star Chef, Cooking Light Magazine