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Seeing Red Wine Festival: Gulf Coast to Table Dinner

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What: Seeing Red Wine Festival: Gulf Coast to Table Dinner
When: Friday, November 9, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Ruskin Place

Seeing Red Wine Festival is bringing a fresh take to its time honored festival tradition by offering this inaugural Friday evening experience. Gulf Coast To Table Dinner takes place Friday, Nov. 9th featuring an elegant evening where wine aficionados and foodies will savor carefully selected Gulf-Coast-to-table dishes while sipping specially curated wines. 

This fall, reds, whites, and rosés will be uncorked during Seeing Red Wine Festival, four days of wine and culinary events being held in Seaside Nov. 8 - 11, 2018. Now in its 28th year and recognized as one of the “Top 10 Can’t-Miss Fall Wine Festivals” by Fodor’s Travel, the festival draws attendees from around the world who make the trip to the iconic beach town a yearly tradition. Tickets are on sale NOW for the 28th annual SEASIDE Seeing Red Wine Festival!

This year’s festivities include Bud & Alley's Vintner Dinner, a Gulf Coast to Table Dinner on Friday, the Festival Grand Tasting on Saturday, and a Celebration Of Bubbles Brunch on Sunday, all in coveted Seaside style. Each year has been a sell-out event, and this year will be no exception. Proceeds will benefit the Seaside School Foundation and the Seaside Institute. 

Seeing Red Wine Festival Schedule of Events:

Vintner's Dinner 
Thursday, November 8 | 6:30 pm | Seaside, FL - Bud & Alley's Restaurant   
Call Bud & Alley's (850) 231-5900 for reservations.
Executive Chef David Bishop will create a special menu in collaboration with the featured vintner.  

Seaside Seeing Red Wine Festival Gulf Coast to Table Dinner
Friday, November 19 | 6:30-9 PM | Seaside, FL - Ruskin Place | Tickets: SOLD OUT
The Gulf Coast to Table Dinner will feature award-winning Seaside restaurateur Chef Jim Shirley and his James Beard House culinary team & Chef Zachary Keaton of Bud & Alleys Pizza bar for this exciting  event. Keaton and Shirley will team up for an elegant evening of locally sourced offerings, personally prepared and selected to complement highlighted wines for an exclusive experience.  

Seaside Seeing Red Wine Festival Grand Tasting 
Saturday, November 10 | 1-4 pm | Seaside, FL - Downtown Central Square | Tickets: $225 
Seaside’s Central Square will come alive with quality wines for tasting curated by Seaside’s own restaurants and eateries, hand-selected food offerings chosen by Seaside’s popular and well-known local chefs, as well as live music, and the opportunity to purchase wines on site. Tickets are all all an exclusive VIP experience. Tickets are limited!

Celebration of Bubbles  
Sunday, November 11 | 10 pm -1 pm | Seaside, FL - Ruskin Place
Tickets available online. $75 per person. Finish your weekend of great food and wine at the Seeing Red Wine Festival with the Celebration of Bubbles hosted by Chef Jim Shirley. This sparkling event will be held on November 11, 2018 in Ruskin Place from 10-1pm. Three hours of sapling sparkling wines from around the world, perfectly paired with a walkabout brunch. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Seaside School Foundation.


Seaside Wine Festival 2015 Photos


Seaside, built on 80 acres on Florida’s Gulf Coast, is located on South Walton County’s Hwy. 30-A, on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. Acclaimed world-wide as one of the iconic examples of New Urbanism, Seaside offers a thriving town center with shopping and dining, all within walkable distance to homes, cottages and offices. Consisting of more than 400 homes, many of them vacation rentals, the community offers more than 12 restaurants and eateries, and 41 shops and galleries.

Seaside is featured in the following: Cooking Channel’s Emeril’s Florida, PBS “10 Towns that Changed America,” Frommer’s “Top 12 Destinations in the World,” Trip Advisor’s “15 Rising Vacation Rental Destinations for 2016,” Travel Channel’s “2015 Best Family Beach,” Travel + Leisure’s “Best Beach on Earth” for families (2014) and USA Today's "Top 10 Best Beach Towns in Florida (2013) by “Dr. Beach” to name a few. The holiday town was also the primary filming location of the classic movie “The Truman Show.”

A prominent topic in architectural schools and in housing-industry magazines, Seaside is visited by design professionals from throughout the United States, and is included in the American Institute of Architects (Florida chapter) list of Florida Architecture: 100 Years 100 Places.

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