Emeril’s Coastal Italian Now Open in Grand Boulevard

Chef Emeril Lagasse has opened his newest restaurant in Grand Boulevard’s Town Center.

We just try to make people a little happier leaving than when they walked in,” said Lagasse.

Emeril Lagasse’s newest restaurant is now open in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. Emeril’s Coastal Italian opens daily at 11:30 a.m., seven days a week offering one menu for both lunch and dinner.

The menu is Italian and Gulf seafood-inspired, serving a variety of dishes from fresh pastas, flatbread pizzas and house made meatballs to a local fish special of the day, oysters Florentine and skillet Gulf shrimp. To the delight of his customers, Chef Emeril’s famous banana cream pie is featured on the dessert menu.

“My team and I have had a lot of fun developing this menu and exploring all the amazing ingredients that the region has to offer. We are thrilled to open our doors and look forward to bringing an experience we can be proud of to our guests. We just try to make people a little happier leaving than when they walked in,” said Lagasse.

Gulf Coast born and raised, Shane Quinlan is Chef de Cuisine of Emeril’s Coastal Italian and Ki Song An, a long-time Chef Emeril protégée, is the general manager.

“The interior space and design of the restaurant was as much of a priority as the menu itself,” said Lagasse.

The décor, inspired by Alden Lagasse’s vision for an approachable yet elegant atmosphere, merges Italian and coastal influences. The design team included interior designer Susan Lovelace, ASID from Lovelace Interior, design associates Brooke Williams, and interior design assistant Amber Miller. Also, architects Geoff Chick & Jeff Margaretten.

The Lagasses chose Landon Lott of New Orleans to be the featured…

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