Meet Wayne Anderson, Owner of Cabana Cafe in Miramar Beach, FL
Cabana Cafe in Destin is a tourist and local destination in the bottom of Ariel Dunes poolside just inside Seascape Golf, Tennis, and Beach Resort. Think casual atmosphere, good food made from scratch and great live music. They take pride in their food with hand-tossed and stone fired pizzas, build your own burgers or turn it up a notch and go for great steaks and seafood.
I caught up with the fun loving chef and owner Wayne Anderson. Here is the Q&A…
Five ingredients always in your pantry:
Salt, garlic, white pepper, basil, and cinnamon
Do you cook at home? And if so, what?
Not so much being single but I do love to host dinner parties, I rarely will cook the same thing twice. I use my guests as guinea pigs for the restaurant.
Where is a culinary travel destination for you and why?
France because my mom will kill me if I said anywhere else.
What are your go-to popular items you like to serve at a cocktail party?
BBQ pork and cheese sliders, homemade chips with cilantro dip, or fried green tomatoes
Sweet and Savory – name your favorite dishes for each.
Pan-sautéed grouper topped with candied pecans, mashed sweet potato and green beans
Chicken topped with creamy marsala wine sauce with mashed potatos and green beans
What do you like to do outside of cooking?
Golf, triathlon training, beach, movies, travel
What would you want for your last meal?
Fried chicken, fried okra, mac-n-cheese, gravy AND german chocolate cake.
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