Emeril Lagasse’s Restaurant Group To Open New Restaurant In Sandestin

NEW ORLEANS – Eric Linquest, president of Emeril's Homebase, announced New Orleans-based Emeril Lagasse's restaurant group has partnered with Grand Boulevard to open a restaurant in the Town Center.

          "We are looking forward to being a part of the South Walton community and opening in Grand Boulevard," Linquest said.

         “Emeril Lagasse is an American culinary icon and we are happy to have him join our already premier group of restaurants that make Grand Boulevard such a popular culinary destination,” Keith Howard, president and CEO of Howard Group, developer of Grand Boulevard, said.

         Grand Boulevard is centrally located in the popular and affluent vacation community of South Walton, FL, in Northwest Florida. With 13 restaurants and eateries located in the Town Center, Grand Boulevard attracts a large number of the permanent population as well as second home owners and the area’s many visitors who enjoy the shopping, dining, hotels and entertainment offered within the Town Center.

         Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 13 restaurants in New Orleans, Las Vegas, Orlando and Bethlehem, PA.As a national TV personality, he has hosted more than 2,000 shows on the Food Network, and is the food correspondent for ABC's "Good Morning America." Lagasse has appeared as a guest judge in four seasons of Bravo’s hit food series, “Top Chef,” was named a co-host for the tenth season of the “Rachael Ray Show,” and in January 2016, he entered his fourth season of “Emeril’s Florida” on the Cooking Channel. In September 2016, Amazon launched an original series featuring Lagasse called "Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse." Lagasse is the best-selling author of 19 cookbooks, the latest, "Essential Emeril: Favorite Recipes and Hard-Won Wisdom from My Life in the Kitchen," was released in October 2015. In 2002, Emeril established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support children's educational programs that inspire and mentor young people through the culinary arts, nutrition, healthy eating, and important life skills. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $7 million to community organizations in New Orleans, Las Vegas and on the Gulf Coast. In December 2015, Sequential Brands Group, Inc.(Nasdaq:SQBG) acquired the assets related to Emeril Lagasse’s media and merchandising business, including television programming, cookbooks, the Emerils.com website and his licensed kitchen and food products.

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