chef’s table at Heaton’s Vero Beach

This past Wednesday, May 12th I hosted my first chef’s table wine dinner at the newly remodeled Heaton’s Vero Beach! If you are not familiar with this restaurant & bar, it’s located at the Vero Beach Hotel & Spa and is adjacent to the swimming pool area. A covered outdoor dining area with an automatic slatted room is one of the biggest changes you will notice from the old Heaton’s. Chef Tom Dolan and his Culinary Team prepared a truly unique 4 course dinner with wines paired with each course. Chef Tom came out in between each course to describe the dish. Once again, they continue to impress me with not only the quality of their food, but the creativity with each dish served.

Now let’s jump right in and see what this place has to offer and what I had to eat!

Heaton’s Outdoor Dining Room – Photo Courtesy of Heaton’s
Oceanfront View from my Table
Buffalo Oysters – Maison Jaffelin, Brut Rose
Pickled Peach and Fennel Salad – Feta cheese, red onion, bacon vinaigrette.
Pork Belly and Apples – Farro, Sprouting Broccoli, Mushroom Demi.
Prosciutto-Wrapped Snapper – Collards, Blue Corn Grit Cake, Pot Likker
Cherry Cobbler – Served with Pecan Ice Cream

Address: 3500 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach, FL 32963
Phone: (772) 469-1060
Hours of Operation: Monday – Sunday, 11:00am – 9:00pm

Written by Thomas Miller

Thomas Miller, aka “The Treasure Coast Foodie” and “The Foodie Guy” is big on organic everything and very particular about his butter. He has reviewed over 250+ local restaurants in the last 6 years! His food photos are devoured by 10’s of thousands each month on his website As a Google Maps Local Guide, he has submitted over 2,500 photos that have been viewed over 38 million times. His foodie tribe is over 25,000 on the Treasure Coast and his Foodie Meetups & Chef’s Table Dining Experience events are some of the Top Culinary experiences in the area!