Emeril's Florida Features The Bay on The Cooking Channel

February 25, 2015 by SoWal Staff

South Walton restaurants, events, and lifestyle will be featured on a brand new episode of Emeril's Florida on The Cooking Channel starting March 1. The episode will air the first week of March and features Jim Shirley’s The Bay, Vin’tij Wine Boutique, events in South Walton, and a special Gulf-to-Table portion with Emeril’s fresh catch of the day.

Emeril’s Florida Season 3, Episode 10, “South Walton" will air the following dates and times:

Sunday, March 1 at 1:30 p.m. CST
Monday, March 2 at 8:30 a.m. CST
Thursday, March 5 at 9:30 a.m. CST

In this episode, Emeril's first stop is The Bay, a restaurant owned by local favorite Chef Jim Shirley. His menu features Southern Gulf Coast cuisine, sushi, craft beers and crafted cocktails. The Bay is a real local favorite spot located at the foot of the 331 bridge on the Choctawhatchee Bay. behind the scenes at The Bay during Emeril's Florida filming.

Next is Vin'tij Wine Boutique & Bistro, which features an eclectic menu with one of the best wine lists you'll find in a small restaurant. The oyster BLT is an Emeril favorite and you'll see why! 

Emeril then takes a tour of the many events held in South Walton throughout the year including a wine and food festivals, South Walton Fashion Week, WaterColor MountainFilm on Tour, beer festivals and more. 

Emeril finishes up the episode grilling a red snapper he caught for a fresh and healthy salad.

This is the third season South Walton has been featured on Emeril’s Florida to highlight the area’s special appeal as a culinary destination in the state of Florida. Prior seasons 1 and 2 have also have been aired on The Food Network. All three seasons have been coordinated by Visit South Walton through partnership with Visit Florida and local Chef Emeril Lagasse.

Read more about The Bay in the SoWal Dining Guide.

See our recent feature story about Vin'tij Wine Boutique.


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