Flanagan Vineyards Wine Dinner

This past Wednesday, May 19th I attended the Flanagan Vineyard Wine Dinner at 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. Winemaker, Eric Flanagan flew in from California to attend this event and talk about his wines with each course. Chef Tom Dolan and his Culinary Team prepared a very unique 5 course dinner with wines paired with each course. The culinary team’s use of flavors, textures, and colors in all of their dishes always make dining here very pleasing, not only to the eye, but the palate as well!

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

Entrance to Heaton’s
Place Setting
Kaui Head-On Shrimp – Glass noodles, papaya, ruby red grapefruit
Pistachio-Crusted Scallops – grilled pickled peaches, watercress, citrus, and a soy reduction
Lobster and Dumplings – Pahokee corn, maitake, holy trinity
Veal Porchetta – Golden raisins, plums, braised swiss chard, beauty of three reduction
Pomegranate Goat Cheese Cake – Candied lemon, sage, and Syrah essence

Address3500 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 treasurecoastfoodie.com. 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!