7 Incredible Dishes to Try at Beach Walk Café in Destin FL
When first approaching Henderson Park Inn, guests often delight at the incredible smells escaping the kitchen, pouring out to the entrance to mix with the divine salt-filled air coming off the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to its many awards and accolades from national and local brands alike, Beach Walk Café in Destin FL has become a staple in Destin’s fine dining culture.
Beach Walk Café’s Executive Chef Daniel Peters recently added a number of new items to the menu, and guests are lining up to secure reservations to try his incredibly crafted dishes.
What should you order? Here are seven dishes on Beach Walk Café’s menu that you won’t want to miss:
1. The Daily Fresh Catch
Located directly on the stunning beaches of Destin, Beach Walk Café offers a stunning selection of fresh seafood, but while the selection changes daily, Chef’s Fresh Catch Feature is always sure to please any seafood lover. Chef Peters expertly crafts each feature to highlight all the best Gulf seafood has to offer.
2. Truffled Marsala Chicken
When Chef Peters first joined the Beach Walk Café family, the Truffled Marsala Chicken was the first dish he added to the award-winning menu. The perfectly cooked, pan seared airline chicken is covered in a delectable marsala mushroom sauce, served over an English pea risotto and topped with shaved truffles, and it’s sure to make just about any mouth water.
3. Red Wine Braised Boneless Short Rib
As a Destin native, Beach Walk Café’s Chef Peters holds a keen sense of the types of dishes the Destin area requires to elevate its culinary culture. The Red Wine Braised Boneless Short Rib is just that sort of dish. Added in the fall of 2019, the short rib is served over a bed of garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach, topped with a truffle bordelaise sauce and crispy fried onions. Pair it with Silver Oak’s 2015 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon for a truly incredible flavor experience.
4. Grouper Vince
When Beach Walk Café first opened in Destin, the Grouper Vince was on the menu, and it’s remained there after years as one of the most ordered menu items in Beach Walk Café history. While Chef Peters has added his own spin by incorporating haricot verts to the signature recipe, the original dish, which includes pecan crusted grouper served with a crispy potato cake and topped with a honey Worcestershire sauce, remains.
5. Blackened Diver Sea Scallop Pasta
If you’re looking for an incredible seafood pasta dish in Destin, this Beach Walk Café dish is for you. Featuring the quality sea scallops that Beach Walk Café has become known for, Chef Peters combines shell pasta, wild mushrooms, asparagus, red pepper and a three-cheese white wine cream sauce to perfectly blend these savory flavors into a dish sought after by Destin locals and visitors alike.
6. Twin Maine Lobster Tails
Another item that’s been on the Beach Walk Café menu for years, the Twin Maine Lobster Tail dish provides a perfectly simple seafood dish to Destin’s lobster lovers. The two tails are tossed in a Worcestershire butter sauce and served with grilled asparagus and fingerling potatoes.
7. Tournedos of Beef
Similar to the Daily Fresh Catch, this dish changes daily based on what the freshest, in-season ingredients are at the time. When ordered, Chef Peters and his team cook two, four-ounce filets to the preference of the guest and serve it with the daily selection, which could be anything from fingerling potatoes and lump crab meat to Yukon gold mashed potatoes and a demi au jus.
Really, if you’re dining at Beach Walk Café in Destin, you’re sure to be impressed by any dish you order, so if you’re looking to dine on the most delectable food in Destin Florida, call 850-650-7100 to make your reservation today.