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Chef Gary Serafin

Northwest Florida diners have benefited many years from Chef Serafin’s talent & efforts in bringing fine cuisine & ambiance to the area. He owned Jamie’s Wine Bar & Restaurant for seventeen years, serving fine-dining menus with a stellar wine list. The Pensacola, Florida restaurant was one of the first in the Florida Panhandle to receive the prestigious Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence” & one of the first to be listed “Top 100 Restaurants” by Florida Trend Magazine with recipes published in numerous journals and cookbooks.

Serafin stayed at the forefront of gourmet dining trends not only in cuisine, but with his wine list as well, creating a unique cellar. Gary’s extensive wine knowledge proved to be the perfect complement to his passion for all types of food, offering paired wine dinners to his loyal clientèle. Eventually he transformed the quiet European-style atmosphere into a bistro environment offering a variety of cuisines, fusion food & unique wines.

As seeing above, Chef Serafin “plates up” at the Pasta Station. As you can see, there is signage for each dish served. Guests love this feature. The small house did not seem small with the utilization of the action stations. The Pasta Station was set up in the kitchen and the Grill Station was set up at the front of the house. The dance floor was at the rear of the house overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.

Since 1983 the Chef has been creating delicious menus. This experience translates into the quality of food, presentation, & high level of service you will receive from Emerald Coast Catering! He has been catering since 2004. Custom menu requests are always welcome.

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