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30A Blue Crab Festival at Trebeaché

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What: 30A Blue Crab Festival at Trebeaché
When: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Time: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
Where: Trebeache

The third annual 30A Blue Crab Festival takes place at Trebeaché on Oct. 5th-8th. The three-day festival features great food showcasing crab-inspired dishes, wine, local art and goods, cooking demonstrations and plenty of live music, more crab and cold drinks!

The 30A Blue Crab Festival main event is Saturday, Oct 6th from 11am til 9pm with all day and into the night eats, drinks and live music. Welcome to the most beautiful time of year in South Walton, Florida! Come out to Blue Crab Fest and enjoy every minute of it. Here's the scoop.

Chefs Jim Richard, Irv Miller, Phil McDonald & Dan Pettis have generously donated their time and talent to support the work of SWARA for the future of our beaches. Chef demonstrations will take place inside Trebeache' throughout the day on Saturday. The demonstrations are included in festival admission ticket. Limited seating available. First come first serve basis. Full bar will also be available inside Trebeache'. Demonstrations will last 30 minutes followed by 15 minutes for sampling and Q&A. All attendees will get a copy of the recipes prepared.

Demonstration Lineup:
12:00pm | Florida Wildlife Conservation Lion Fish Presentation 

12:45pm | Chef Jim Richard, CEO, Word of Mouth Restaurant Group and one of the Founding Members of SWARA will prepare a Lion Fish and Blue Crab Bouillabaisse. 

2:00pm | Chef Irv Miller of Jackson's in Pensacola, Fl. will prepare Oysters & Bacon with Spicy Aioli. Immediately following the demonstration, Chef Miller will sign his new cookbook, Gulf Coast Oysters. Net proceeds of all books sold will be donated to SWARA so think GIFTS, GIFTS, GIFTS! * SWARA will get $10.00 per book sold.

3:00pm | Chef Phil McDonald of Black Bear Bread Company in Grayton Beach, Fl. will prepare Red Snapper Crudo, Avocado Mousse, XVOO, Flaky Sea Salt, Chili, Grapefruit.

4:00pm | Chef Dan Pettis of One 20, A Modern Bistro in Niceville. Fl. will prepare Shrimp and Lemongrass Pot Stickers with Miso Dashi Broth and quick pickled Kimchee Cucumbers. 

Get tickets for Friday night's VIP Wine Walkabout, Saturday's all day 30A Blue Crab Festival, and Sunday's Jazz Brunch. All entry ticket proceeds go to South Walton Artificial Reef Association. Tickets $10 to Saturday's Blue Crab Fest starting at 11am (pay at the door or online tickets). Tickets are on sale soon for all three days of 30A Blue Crab Festival.

30A Blue Crab Festival 2018 Events

Friday, Oct. 5th
Wine Walkabout
6-10pm Dining Room
The chefs of Word of Mouth Restaurant Group offer a walk-about style evening featuring crab inspired dishes (as well as other southern cuisines) paired with wine. The New Orleans Ramblers, an energetic roaming jazz band, will provide live entertainment for the evening. Beer & wine included. Full cash bar available. Taxes and tip are not included in the ticket price. Tickets $75 per person available online soon.

Saturday, Oct 6th
30A Blue Crab Festival
11am-9pm | outdoors 
Spend the day celebrating the 30A lifestyle with traditional crab inspired dishes, local art, goods, and music. Chef demonstrations will take place inside Trebeache' throughout the day on Saturday. The demonstrations are included in festival admission ticket. Limited seating available. First come first serve basis.

Enjoy LIVE MUSIC with: Chris Alvarado, The Owsley Brothers, Amanda Shaw, John Papa Gros and Luke Langford. Tickets $10 per person, Kids under 12 free available online soon. 

Sunday, Oct. 7th
Jazz Brunch
10am-3pm Dining Room
Jazz brunch showcasing spectacular crab dishes and traditional brunch fare with The New Orleans Ramblers providing live entertainment. Reservations strongly recommended. Make a reservation online now

Trebeaché restaurant brings a big easy feel to Blue Mountain Beach with the same great food and excellent wine list you would expect from their sister restaurants, Stinky’s Fish Camp in nearby Dune Allen and Trenasse in New Orleans.  Trebeaché takes both of those concepts - one super casual, one upscale - and blends them seamlessly into a relaxed but elegant setting.  By the way, Stinky's Fish Camp's new locations are now open in Auburn, Alabama and Baton Rouge, Lousiana.

Trebeaché is located at Redfish Village and is open daily for happy hour and dinner, and on Sundays for brunch. Stay tuned to Facebook for info on live music and events. See menus and more at www.trebeache.com.  Lunch is served during the summer season. Call for dinner reservations 850-937-7793 or reserve with Open Table online. 

Read more and see photos at SoWal Dining Guide | Trebeache.

Blue crab by South Walton artist Gordie Hinds

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