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Toast of the Coast: Historic Foods of Pensacola

September 19, 2019
  • Location: Fish House
  • 600 South Barracks St.
  • Pensacola, FL 32501
  • 8504700 phone
  • Time: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Toast of the Coast: A Hands-On Food and Beverage Social Series 

Join us for our 7th Annual Toast of the Coast events at The Fish House! The theme for this year’s events focuses on Southern Traditions. Each event in the series will feature a hands-on demonstration from a pro or a local with all of the cool stories to share, with fantastic food and beverage pairings. In addition, each event will include a special takeaway to help you re-create the event at home! These events present a wonderful opportunity for an up-close-and-personal interactive experience with some of the best, all within a fun atmosphere at The Fish House. Each event begins at 5:30 p.m. Each event is $45 per person (plus tax and gratuity). The events take place on The Deck Bar and have limited seating; reservations are required and can be made by contacting Taylor Dawson —, 850-287-0200. 

The series is as follows:

Thursday, September 19: Historic Foods of Pensacola

In honor of Pensacola’s 460th anniversary, Chefs Huggins and Gorey have designed a tasting menu that will feature modern interpretations of historical Florida ingredients. In each dish, guests will taste the area’s rich culinary heritage — with its pristine native seafood, locally grown ingredients, and singular blends of Spanish and Southern influences. Red snapper, shrimp, pecans, oysters and Seville oranges will be menu highlights. Beverage pairings will look to the fruits from our past for inspiration, serving a Renfroe Old Fashioned, 23-Star Salute and the East Hill Honey Blackberry Smash. Margo Stringfield, archeologist, and Cathy Parker, foodways researcher for the University of West Florida, will join us for the event and give a brief talk on these historical ingredients and how they became part of the Pensacola food traditions that exist to this day. Participants will each take home a jar of house-made Seville orange marmalade.