Shelter House’s 6th Annual Palate & Palette Five-Course Wine Dinner and Live Painting

Proceeds Support survivors of domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Okaloosa and Walton Counties
Palate and Pallette Event

Tickets are now on sale for Shelter House’s 6th Annual Palate & Palette Dinner, to be held February 5 at Legendary Marine’s showroom in Destin. This year’s featured artist will be Nikki Cade, from Dallas, Texas. At the end of the evening, the painting will be auctioned off to the highest bidder in an exciting and competitive live auction. This year’s event is presented by presenting sponsors, Compass Builders and Emerald Coast Title Services.

Palate & Pallette Artist Painting Live in 2019This pop-up-style wine dinner is a unique experience, as Legendary Marine’s showroom is transformed into a chic, intimate venue with a trendy, metropolitan feel. Attendees will indulge in a five-course seated dinner featuring five of the area’s most respected chefs. Each chef will create a dish for their course, and Elite Worldwide Imports will be hand selecting fine wines to pair with each dish. Additionally, local distillery, Timber Creek, will be offering craft cocktails throughout the night and Destin Brewery will provide craft beers for guests to enjoy. B-Boy Productions’ live DJ will command the music of the event, floating high above the dining area aboard one of the newest bay cruising yachts. Guests can also say “cheese” in the Epic Photo Booth and explore the expansive silent auction offering prize packages including fishing trips, restaurant experiences, custom art, spa packages and more.

Shelter House proudly announces the culinary lineup for the 2022 Palate & Palette Dinner:

Camille Withall, Executive Chef, George’s at Alys Beach

Chadwick Donelson, Executive Chef, Bitterroot Food and Spirits

Dan Pettis, Executive Chef, Owner, Dan Pettis’ One20 a Modern Bistro

Giovanni Filippone, Executive Chef, Partner, Mama Clemenza’s European Breakfast

Nikki Cade is a Texas-based mixed media painter, maker and muralist. Her travel-inspired work is characterized by bold and interesting color combinations, intricate detail, pattern and abstraction. Cade attended Wade College of Art & Design and has a bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She also holds a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Texas at Arlington.

When she isn’t teaching art classes you can find her in the studio creating works of art that have reached places like Post21, The Black Home, Anthropologie, DFW Airport, Kafiex Roasters and collectors all around the world. Her pursuit of travel, coupled with a dedication to art practice and education has built the foundation for creative courage. Now, whatever Nikki creates she does so with the intention of reminding people of what’s possible and all the hearty adventures ahead.

Tickets are $125 per person and can be purchased online. All proceeds benefit Shelter House, the state-certified domestic and sexual violence center serving both Okaloosa and Walton counties. Ticket pricing will increase to $140 per person on Saturday, January 22, 2022.

For information on sponsorship, contact the Shelter House team at 850-243-1201 or email

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