The plates have been cleared and our guests have long gone, but the happy feelings and excited energy of Thursday night’s Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner are still going strong. Our all-star culinary team really outdid themselves this year, and Azurea Restaurant was alive with the tantalizing scent of five delicious courses accompanied by the clinking of tantalizing wine-filled glasses and the excited energy around all of the culinary excellence in one place.
The proceeds from the second annual Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner will contribute to national and local scholarships for culinary education in the name of Azurea Restaurant and to the general operating fund of New York City’s famed James Beard House.
The James Beard House enables the foundation to maintain the historic home as a performance space for chefs and to administer educational programs.
We are already looking forward to next year’s event. The planning process has begun to make the benefit dinner even more exciting for 2013.
Jacksonville is in for a treat – we’re only two days away from the second annual Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner coming up this Thursday night, Oct. 25. We don’t know what we’re more excited about – the fact that the best of Northeast Florida’s chefs will be reuniting to bring us five delicious courses paired with wine from the exquisite Foley Family Wineries, or the knowledge that the dinner’s proceeds will help to fund the aspirations of culinary students nationwide. We call this a win-win situation.
If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, it’s still not too late. To join the Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner at One Ocean Resort & Spa, visit http://www.oneoceanresort.com/jamesbeardfoundation.aspx or purchase tickets at http://oneoceanjamesbeard.eventbrite.com.
For guests seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, One Ocean Resort & Spa is here to offer you a calming weekend in beachside luxury. With our Holidays Made Simple package, we provide the finest services and amenities for our guests during this jubilant but hectic time of year. Guests who shop locally during their stay will have the treat of complimentary gift-wrapping services. The Holidays Made Simple package also includes deluxe accommodations with ocean views, a ‘Taste of Christmas’ High Tea and spa credits for two.
This package is available through December 31st. For more information, visit the “Specials & Packages” section of our website or call us at (904) 249-7402.