Popular Taste of the Beach Events November 2-4
October 31, 2012 by Marla Burns
Going on its 5th year, the annual Taste of the Beach Wine.Dine.Donate event once again delights South Walton with its three day extravaganza, November 2 - 4. This year's event features medal winning wines from prized vintners, top shelf liquor, exquisite food from renowned chefs, and artistic events, all within the picturesque ambiance of our beautiful Emerald Coast.
Taste of the Beach is a collaboration between the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Destin Charity Wine Auction (DCWAF). Patrons can choose to attend any or all of the five individually-priced events to experience an impressive array of offerings, with the majority of proceeds from ticket sales and charity auction benefiting local charities that help to improve and enhance the lives of underprivileged and at-risk children in Northwest Florida. Over the years, this festival has raised more than $300K for Emerald Coast Children's Charities.
Here's the schedule of this year's delectable event:
Friday, November 2
Finz After Dark
Finz Beachside Grille 7pm-11pm
Experience the ultimate indulgence with exotic cuisine, flaming desserts, top shelf liquor, show mixologist and an unforgettable atmosphere never before experienced in this area! This event features Ketel One Vodka drinks poured through custom sculpted ice luges, A Cruzen and Beam Rum lounge area paired with fine cigars, Kahlua Station with flamboyant desserts, Beefeater Gin Station and Avion Tequila specialty drinks, just for starters! Enjoy live DJ, dancing under the stars and unlimited food, drinks and cigars in an ambiance unrivaled on the Emerald Coast!
Al Fresco Reserve Tasting In Ruskin Place
Ruskin Place, Seaside 6pm–8pm
In the picturesque town of Seaside amid the art galleries of Ruskin Place, guests will taste a range of highly allocated and reserve wines, dine on sushi and hors d’oeuvres prepared by noted local restaurateur and chef Jim Shirley, and enjoy live chamber music.
Saturday, November 3
Seeing Red Wine Festival on the streets of Seaside
1pm – 5pm, $120 per person
One of the largest events during Taste of The Beach, this picnic-style festival will take over the streets of Seaside, offering dozens of domestic and international red wines to sample while live music entertains a well as a full culinary pavilion!
See Seeing Red Wine Festival website for information about wine dinners and events happening in Seaside all week: Vitner Dinner at Bud & Alleys,
Sunday, November 4
Taste of The Beach & Charity Auction
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa 2pm–5pm
Taste of The Beach concludes with a silent auction to benefit local childrens’ charities. Guests may bid on fabulous prizes donated from the community and enjoy wine, cocktails and appetizers.
For full details visit the event website, tasteofthebeachfl.com