Jan. 6, 2024
Special to 30A Food & Wine
Guests gathered at the Rosemary Beach fine-dining restaurant for an intimate Gatsby-inspired private dinner. Upon entry, ticket holders enjoyed specialty cocktails made with Black Sheep Tequila and served in a commemorative glass courtesy of Buddy’s Seafood. A special five-course meal was prepared by Paradis’ award-winning chef, Mark Eichin. Each course was expertly paired with wines by Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits and sponsored by local businesses and individuals including Ali and Rob Weil, Seed Cleaning and Services, Swiftly Catered, and Tracery Interiors. Throughout the night, attendees were surrounded by live music from Christy Larsen, courtesy of Chiringo, and florals by Beachside Blooms, sponsored by 30A Cottages. Boo Media and Isacks Imagery were also there to capture the evening.
“We look forward to this event every year,” said Restaurant Paradis owner Monica Cosenzi. “It brings us so much joy to bring the community together for great food and wine, while bringing awareness and profits to an amazing local charity. We’ve watched this event grow so much over the past eight years, and each year we are incredibly grateful to our gracious sponsors and generous guests. It truly is the work of a great team all around!”
The proceeds raised from the annual prohibition event go directly to new local charity, Neurodiversity Resource of the Panhandle. The organization is a community-based, family focused, platform that provides programs and services based on the growing needs of families living with neurodiversity.
“We are so incredibly grateful to Restaurant Paradis and all who attended the eighth annual Prohibition Dinner,” said Neurodiversity Resource of the Panhandle founder and executive director, Beth Roberts. “Thanks to everyone that joined us that evening, the funds raised will directly help the families ready to receive our financial support through our aid program. Living with neurodiversity can be a lifelong journey of support and therapy, and this portion of our mission will allow us to help those in our community with the relief of the financial burden.”
Photos by Boo Media