Chef Emeril Showcases Florida’s Beach & Waterfront Restaurants

Media Contact: Elizabeth Ray
FRLA Press Secretary
850.224.2250 ext. 255

(Tallahassee, FL) – The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) is proud to present this week’s episode of Emeril’s Florida.  On Thursday’s show, celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse will feature Florida’s beach and waterfront restaurants.

“Chef Emeril serves as an extraordinary tour guide in showcasing the tastes of Florida,” said Carol Dover, President and CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. “We hope that as viewers take a virtual trip throughout Florida, they will be inspired to visit and experience our incredible restaurants firsthand.”

Emeril begins the program dining on some of Chef Blake Malatesta’s best creations at Delray Beach’s “50 Ocean,” and then goes back to Santa Rosa Beach to “Stinky’s Fish Camp” to try some of their best seafood with Chef Jim Richard. He then meets up with Rick Falkenstein at his restaurant “The Hurricane” in St. Pete Beach, and finally to Key Largo to try the favorites at “Alabama Jacks” with owner Mike Sague. The show airs Thursday, August 22nd, at 9:30 a.m. EST on the Food Network. Please check local listings.

Emeril’s Florida is a 13 episode series highlighting the Sunshine State through the eyes of Emeril and on-location with a focus on food, cooking, events and activities around the state. Throughout the series, Emeril will be visiting Florida’s top restaurants and resorts. He will also prepare some of his favorite recipes which often will feature some of the best seafood Florida has to offer.

The program is sponsored by the FRLA and VISIT FLORIDA. For additional information on the series, including links to previous episodes, please go to the Food Network website. For a preview of Thursday’s episode, please click here.

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