Sailfish Pub Dinner at Heaton’s

This past Monday, March 8th I was invited to attend the Sailfish Beer Pairing Dinner at Heaton’s, Vero Beach Hotel & Spa’s poolside restaurant & bar. The dinner consisted of five courses, each paired with a Sailfish Craft Beer. Taylor Welchel, a representative from the brewery was in attendance at this event and educated us more about the beers we were tasting with each course. Executive Chef Winston Guerrero-Pena and his team prepared a very unique menu, first tasting each beer and creating a dish that would pair perfectly with each course. Once again, they continue to impress me with their delicious and creative dishes!

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

Heaton’s is located on the patio near the swimming pool
Spent Grain Pretzel served with the Billfish Pilsner – Spent grain from the brewing of the beer was used to create the pretzel. Grain mustard and a beer cheese sauce was served for dipping.
Curried Scallop served with White Marlin – The scallop was served with cauliflower and a caper raisin sauce.
Rabbit Masala served with Tag & Release Amber Ale – The rabbit was shredded and served atop the braised greens.
Jerked Brisket served with Fish Whistle Pale Ale – Beef brisket was slow roasted in a Jerk sauce and served with roasted chickpeas and forbidden rice. My favorite dish of the night!
Drinking Thing Ice Cream Float – Coconut ice cream, peanut butter Whoopi pie, Nutella froth.

Upcoming Rum Tasting Dinner at Heaton’s!

Taste your way through Diplomatico Rum! The dinner includes five courses from Executive Chef Winston Guerrero-Pena and five rum cocktails crafted by lead bartender Jacob Turner! For more information or to purchase tickets to this event, please click here!

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 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!