Bijoux Destin

 

Description

Bijoux is a full service fine dining restaurant located in The Market Shops at the entrance of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Open for dinner seven nights a week, they feature the freshest Gulf seafood, prime steaks and an extensive award winning wine list. The intimate Bijoux lounge features a full bar complete with a large selection of specialty martinis.

One of Destin’s top award winning restaurants since 2002, Bijoux embodies “coastal cuisine with a New Orleans flair.” The main dining room can accommodate up to 120 guests, accompanied by an outdoor courtyard that comfortably seats 70, as well as options for private dining.

While Bijoux is a fine dining restaurant, they request that no cut off shorts or any type of beach wear be worn. They recommend anything from nice resort wear to semi formal depending on the event. The restaurant does have a more formal feel to it.

Bijoux also offers its fine cuisine as a catering option for your next event. They can accommodate private parties, weddings, corporate events or any other special event that you may have. The catering is for off site events or events that require the use of the entire restaurant. From hors d'oeuvres to buffets or plated dinners Bijoux will customize each event to your specific needs.

Award winning Chef Jack can also be booked for your next party or event. Chef Jack has a unique talent of making the perfect cuisine for any type of intimate setting. Whether it's a romantic dinner for two, a feast for family and friends, a cocktail party or any occasion that you would like to make uniquely your own, Chef Jack is sure to make it the finest experience.

Chef Jack McGuckin found his love for food at an early age, growing up in the sportsman's paradise of southern Louisiana. With a youth spent hunting and fishing in the woods and waterways of the Gulf south came a respect for the ingredients that he carries over into his cooking today. Jack began his career at age 15 in the fabled Bechac's restaurant on New Orleans' Northshore. Through high school and college, Jack continued his training under the tutelage of restaurateurs Mike and Gayle Pair, eventually coming to Florida in 2002 to open up Bijoux.

With a focus on fresh, local ingredients, Jack says his favorite way to prepare them is simply. "We try to take a few local ingredients from the garden, whatever's in season at the time, and prepare them simply, to allow the natural beauty and flavors of the ingredients to be the showcase." He enjoys working with the many talented cooks and chefs in the area and sees the Emerald Coast becoming a leader in the slow foods movement. "I see many chefs around town, really striving to use local, all natural and sustainable ingredients in their menus. I think it's a great sign that the Gulf coast is coming to the forefront of this movement. I got into cooking originally because I like to make people happy, and when I see the smiling faces and clean plates of our customers, I know that they are eating well and it truly makes me happy."