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Toast of the Coast: Pickled Pairings

May 16, 2019
  • Location: Fish House
  • 600 South Barracks St.
  • Pensacola, FL 32501
  • (850) 287-0200 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, May 16: Pickled Pairings 

For years, home cooks and chefs alike have embraced pickling as an extension of the time-honored Southern tradition of “putting up” — canning fruits and vegetables in a frenzy at the peak of their season. Pickling is about more than extending the growing season; it’s another way to layer textures and flavors. Chef de Cuisine John Huggins has put together a tasting menu featuring Southern pickling favorites including okra, green beans and squash. The featured beverages for the evening will incorporate pickled ingredients as well, ­including a Pickled Blackberry Cocktail, Bloody Mary Shooter, Rodeo Lemonade and Bleeding Heart Martini. Chef Huggins, along with a speaker from Bailey’s Produce & Nursery, will give a presentation on peak seasons for produce as well as step-by-step instructions for pickling. Participants will take home a bottle of Great Southern pickled green beans for use at home.