Palate & Palette Feb. 5 Benefits Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Survivors


Tickets are now officially on sale for Shelter House’s 6th Annual Palate & Palette Dinner, sponsored by Compass Builders and Emerald Coast Title Services, 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!

Shelter House, Inc., is the state certified domestic and sexual violence center serving Okaloosa and Walton counties and offering emergency confidential shelter, crisis counseling, a 24-hour hotline, children’s programs, information and referrals, education, professional training, safety planning and prevention services to survivors of domestic violence and their children and sexual violence survivors.

This pop-up style wine dinner is a unique experience as Legendary Marine’s show room 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.

The dinner’s culinary lineup includes 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 and 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. Nikki 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 ($140 day of) and can be purchased online at All proceeds benefit Shelter House. For information on sponsorship, call 850-243-1201 or email

Shelter House offers help 24/7. If you feel that a family member or intimate partner is endangering your physical or emotional safety or if you know someone experiencing this in their home, call Shelter House’s domestic violence hotline at 1-800-44-ABUSE or 850-863-4777. If you or someone you know has survived a sexual assault, call Shelter House’s sexual assault helpline at 850-226-2027.