Video: Top Chef Expands Empire to Northwest Florida
Top Chef Expands Empire to Northwest Florida
Mon, 28 Aug 2017 23:14:30 +0000Top Chef Expands Empire to Northwest FloridaTop Chef Expands Empire to Northwest Floridahttp://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12524/7064605?cpt=8&wpid=2637WMBBat my panhandle.com a renowned chef is bringing national attention to south walton county. the restaurant is also expected to boost the economy. news 13's peyton locicero brings us an exclusive interview with emeril lagasse. a celebrity top chef, none other than, emeril lagasse has been cooking up a new restaurant concept and is ready to open the doors along the panhandle. chef emeril lagasse "my goal and my team's goal here is to really become a great local restaurant for locals." lagasse officially opened his highly anticipated resaurant, emeril's coastal, saturday in south walton creating over a hundred new jobs and stimulating the local economy. chef emeril lagasse "our efforts of hiring 140 people, putting more fishermen to work, putting more farmers to work, buying as much local product as we possibly can. or, at least from florida and so, i think that's going to make really a dramatic economical impact on the community." part of the appeal of opening a restaurant in grand boulevard at sandestin was the ability to have his entire family involved, as the lagasse's call this area their 'home base.' chef emeril lagasse "i love this community. i love northwest florida. i live here most of the time and my kids go to school here." lagasse and his team have written, tested and developed the menu, intentionally incorporating local ingredients. chef emeril lagasse "we're really quite excited. the menu features a lot of small plates, mostly small plates. influenced by mostly italian foods." chef emeril has the recipe for success inside the kitchen and with diners. tammie bechtel and kim russell, visitors dining at emeril's "it's an unbelievable experience and you've got to go. yes!" from serving dishes that will keep it local- to creating dozens of jobs - this top chef hopes his efforts will make northwest florida a top dining destination. in santa rosa beach, peyton locicero, news 13. in santa rosa beach, peyton locicero, news 13. 'emeril's coastal' becomes lagasse's third restaurant in the sunshine state.