Hosted by Emeril Lagasse
Emeril visits the famous beaches of South Walton in the Florida Panhandle. At the "Fish Out of Water" restaurant, he and executive chef Brian Murray make fresh grouper and corn pudding. He then heads to the beach in Seaside and barbecues with "Bud and Alley's" executive chef David Bishop. Afterwards, Emeril and his friends go on a fishing trip.
Emeril begins at "McGuire's Irish Pub" in Pensacola, renowned for its freshly brewed beers. He then heads to "The Fish House" restaurant and samples their various dishes. At "Joe Patti's Seafood", Frank Patti gives him a tour and shares tips on buying fish. Finally, Emeril and EJ head to Pensacola Beach, taking a ride on the Ferris wheel as well as sampling local seafood.—
Emeril meets three chefs who have moved to Florida from foreign countries and opened high-end restaurants. He also meets an aspiring young chef from the Dominican Republic who was named Florida's Top High School Chef in 2013.
Emeril tours some of the best restaurants in South Walton County in Florida's Panhandle.
We continue our farm to table focus and visit some of the top restaurants in the Orlando area, including Emeril's restaurant, Tchoup Chop.
Emeril again visits the South Walton area. He stops at some of his favorite restaurants in the area along with a tour of the newest luxury hotel in South Walton, The Pearl, in Rosemary Beach.
Emeril visits some of South Florida's best beach and waterfront restaurants.
Emeril Lagasse visits with three chefs who were born in foreign countries who now own successful restaurants in Florida. The first stop is with a sushi chef from Vietnam; the next is a Moroccan native who trained in France and Norway before coming to Florida. The third stop is with a German-born chef who now runs one of the top-rated French restaurants in the state. Emeril ends the episode by preparing one of his favorite dishes, Sambal Shrimp.
Emeril Lagasse travels to Florida's Space Coast on the east coast of the state. He begins in Cocoa Village at Cafe Margaux, arguably the best restaurant in the Space Coast area. Cafe Margaux serves bistro fare and has been the place to go in the Cocoa area for fine dining for almost 25 years. His next stop is The Fat Snook in Cocoa Beach, a family-owned casual beachside restaurant where the owners have a passion for fresh, local seafood, top quality seasonal ingredients and hand selected boutique-style wines and craft beers from across the world. His third stop is Cafe Coconut Cove in Melbourne. It's another family-owned restaurant but the owners moved here from Germany in 1985 and opened the restaurant in 1987 serving up authentic German cuisine and craft beers. Emeril's cooking segment rounds out the episode with fresh, local seafood on the menu -- Florida Lobster with Pappardelle.
Emeril travels to the southern part of the state to visit some of his favorite food establishments he's found over the years traveling throughout South Florida. He starts on Miami Beach where he visits "Pubbelly," one of the hottest restaurants and the first Asian-style Gastropub in the Miami area. Next, Emeril heads to Florida City to "Robert is Here," a famous exotic tropical fruit stand that was started over 50 years ago when the owner/founder was just 6 years old. Emeril then travels to the Florida Keys for at stop at the historic Cheeca Lodge and their signature restaurant "Atlantic's Edge." Emeril finishes up with one of his favorite Florida seafood dishes, Yellowtail Snapper with a Classic Meuniere Sauce.
Emeril visits restaurants and a farm that are all family owned and operated. His first stop is Key Largo in South Florida. There you'll meet a family that decided to move to Florida and open a restaurant even though they had never been in the restaurant business. It wasn't easy but they made it work and now they have a thriving business and they're known for their conch fritters. Emeril's next stop is Daytona Beach and his destination is "The Cellar". It's a labor of love for the couple that own and operate it. Their hard work has paid off as "The Cellar" is acknowledged as the best Italian restaurant in the area. Some say it's the best restaurant in Daytona Beach, period. Then Emeril heads to Homestead in South Florida to meet a mother and son that own and operate one of the best farms in the area. They both have stayed in the business to keep the legacy of her husband and his father alive. Emeril finishes up the episode by preparing one of his favorite farm to table dishes, Leek and Potato Soup.
Emeril travels to Orlando's next-door neighbor, Kissimmee. He begins the "Kissimmee" episode at "Reunion Wyndham Grand Golf & Spa Resort". "Reunion" is one of the premier tourist destinations in Kissimmee, especially for golfers. It's the only place in the world with an Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicholas, and Tom Watson designed golf course on the same property. They have a pretty good restaurant on property as well. It's named "Eleven" and after touring the resort Emeril will meet with Executive Chef Etienne Jehl to sample some of his signature dishes. Emeril's next stop is the Lakeside Grill at the Bohemian Hotel in Celebration. It's a boutique hotel with and Emeril will meet with a chef he mentored at his restaurants in New Orleans. Emeril will get to sample some of the chef's signature dishes and see how he's developed over the years. Next up, Emeril will visit the top-rated, and locals favorite, Mexican restaurant in Kissimmee for some authentic Mexican food. Emeril ends the episode by preparing a dish inspired by his visits to Kissimmee, Fried Catfish Po'boys.
Emeril salutes "Veteran Owned & Operated" restaurants and craft breweries in Florida. His first stop takes him to the Space Coast on the east side of the state to a city named Malabar. There, Emeril meets Stuart Borton, a United States Army veteran, who along with his wife owns the "Yellow Dog Cafe". Next Emeril meets Ron Gamble, a Navy fighter pilot who along with other military friends opened one of the hottest craft breweries in the Jacksonville area. Next, Emeril meets Tom Rice, who is also a United States Army veteran. and owns "Magnolia Grill" a successful restaurant in Fort Walton Beach but that's only part of the story. Tom spends a great deal of time, effort and resources through his restaurant to help support military veterans and their families Emeril met with him to find out about the restaurant and sample some of the food he serves there but more importantly to find out just how much he really does for active and retired military and their families and why. Emeril ends the "Veteran Owned & Operated" episode with a tribute to his dad, who also served in the military, by preparing one of the dishes his father made when Emeril was a youngster. He calls it "Mr. John's Meatloaf".