Chef Emeril Lagasse to Host Charity Auction & BBQ Cook-off in Destin
One of Destin’s most famous residents is having a BBQ and everyone is invited! Legendary chef Emeril Lagasse is hosting a special charity auction and cook-off that will feature some of the best food and wine on the Emerald Coast. To help you make the most of your next vacation, the Henderson Park Inn has put together a convenient guide with everything you need to know about this eagerly anticipated event.
Where and When
The Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown Benefit Auction & BBQ will take place on April 1, 2017. The festivities will be held at the Churchill Oaks Clubhouse in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. The fun begins at 4 p.m.
What to Expect at the Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown
The Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown has been a beloved tradition for over a decade. The first BBQ cook-off was a backyard gathering held by winery owners Valerie Thompson and Mike “Chi Chi Miguel” Thompson to see who in their friend group could make the best ribs. 11 years later, the Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown has become a major fundraising event for the Emeril Lagasse Foundation.
Guests at the Throwdown will be treated to a spirited BBQ competition featuring six teams. The teams will be comprised of Emerald Coast notables, including Emeril Lagasse himself. In addition to mouthwatering ribs and BBQ dishes, the Throwdown will showcase wines from 12 local winemakers.
After the food has been served and appraised by an esteemed panel of celebrity judges, an auction will begin. Some of the wonderful items that guests can bid on include a football weekend with the New Orleans Saints, a weekend package to see the band Journey, and a number of wine-related trips.
The evening will close with a concert from the rock group Silverado, which is made up of famous winemakers.
Purchase Tickets for the Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown
Admission to the Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown is $500 per person and includes food and wine. Tickets are available for purchase at chichimiguel.com. Proceeds will go to the Emeril Lagasse Foundation and other children’s charities
The Chi Chi Miguel Fundraising Weekend will also include a Golf Tournament, a Wine Walkabout, and a Sip N Shop. While the golf tournament is sold out, tickets for the other events are available on the official Chi Chi Miguel website.
Where to Stay for the Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown
The Henderson Park Inn is the perfect place to stay if you plan on attending the Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown! Located adjacent to Henderson Beach State Park, our adults only bed and breakfast has been voted the most romantic hotel in America by both the users of About.com and TripAdvisor.com.
Guests at our hotel will enjoy exclusive access to our private white sand beach, complimentary breakfast and lunch, free bicycle rentals, sunset happy hours, and rooms with balconies overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. To start planning your vacation, browse our selection of Destin hotel rooms.