“After undergoing a transfer of ownership and an extensive six-month renovation project in early 2017, the new Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar has resumed its legendary status as one of the hottest and most electrifying dining experiences on the Emerald Coast. Propelled by a seasonal menu, focusing on local seafood, farm fresh ingredients and premium cuts, and backed by a beverage program highlighting craft cocktails and an international wine list – Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar is the latest venture of local restaurateurs Christopher Ruyan and Tyler Jarvis of Brotulas Seafood House and Steamer and Jackacudas Seafood & Sushi.” ~ Cuvée Kitchen & Wine Bar

The Cuvee Experience

Cuvée is quality. It is precision. It is passion and dedication, manifest. It is a cultivated expression of creativity, cuisine, and community.

The Restaurant.

From the moment you walk in Cuvée, the chic blends of concrete, wood and perfectly selected accent colors, offer a warm and welcoming space. There are private rooms for groups as well as an array of seating selections for the ultimate in guest comfort.

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Gorgeous, tufted, high booths add an element of privacy for your party as well as ultra posh, elegant seating. The Cuvée menu offers a vast array of delicious options including small plates, cheese & charcuterie boards, entrees, flatbreads, desserts and also buy one get one offerings. If you’re one who finds watching the chefs at work or unique plating techniques of interest, Cuvée offers an immaculate open kitchen suited for just those things.

Cuvee Kitchen & Wine Bar charcuterie boards

The Bar.

Craft cocktails are an excellent way to begin any dining experience. Cuvée offers an extensive list of exclusive house crafted cocktails such as the Corrupt Bargain, the Southern Belle and The Bacon & Eggs, as well as perfect skills at mixing the classics such as an Old Fashioned or a simple Gin & Tonic.

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The Food.

Cuvée has an excellent list of options to create your own personalized cheese & charcuterie boards. From cow, goat and sheep’s milks cheeses such as Drunken Goat, Prairie Breeze, Lambchopper and Double Glouchester to charcuterie choices such as an Italian Alto Speck, a Spanish Jamon Iberico and Duck Prosciutto, you will easily find something delicious to meet all tastes.

You can never go wrong with fresh shellfish straight from the coast, while you’re on the coast! The oysters were DIVINE. The wood fired Bone Marrow at Cuvée is superb. Accented with caramelized onions, chimichurri and served with rustic baguettes, the dish is as delicious as it is nutritious.

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Cuvee Kitchen & Wine Bar Bone Marrow

Another fantastic option is the Cuvée Pork Belly served with cucumber kimchi, miso & a wonderfully light soy glaze. Duck Breast is a tried and true favorite in the south and the Cuvée preparation is outstanding featuring perfectly cooked duck breast accented with spätzle, mushrooms, truffle cream, and a poached egg.

Cuvee Kitchen & Wine Bar Duck Breast

Shrimp & Grits are a must on any solid seafood menu. The combination of shrimp highlighted with spiced cream, chorizo vinaigrette, fried garlic chips over creamy grits is utterly and fabulously sinful.

Cuvee Kitchen & Wine Bar Shrimp & Grits

The dessert menu extends the the push over the top with decadent offerings such as this exquisite Bourbon Butermilk pie with goat cheese ice cream, blueberry jam, honeycomb.

Cuvee Kitchen & Wine Bar Bourbon Buttermilk pie

The Details.

HOURS: Mon-Thurs, 5-10 pm; Friday + Sat, 5-11 pm; ~ closed Sundays ~

CONTACT: 850-460-2909; cuveekitcheninfo@gmail.com

LOCATION: 36120 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, Florida 32541

For more information on Cuvée Kitchen & Wine Bar, please visit their website

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