Savannah Food & Wine Festival

Trips with friends are always a memorable experience. I’ve been fortunate to do several over the years with my lifelong best friend, Darla. We’ve done the San Francisco area, including Muir Woods. We also took our girls on a trip to New York a few years ago, and this time around we are heading to the Savannah Food & Wine Festival.
It seems to be the Fall Festival season, after covering the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival a few weeks ago, I can’t help but have the festival bug. Trying new food and drinks is fun, but to do it in a town like Savannah with your best friend, that is something that can’t be beaten. As I finish packing up and head to cooler weather later today, take a look at what you can expect as you follow us along on our next road trip.

Savannah Food & Wine Festival

The Savannah Food & Wine Festival, presented by Publix will be celebrating its fifth anniversary, November 6 – 12, 2017. There are limited tickets for some of the festival’s events, with many events already selling out. The festival has announced the final stage schedules Taste of Savannah, Saturday, November 11, including Sean Brock, Husk Savannah opening soon and the Food Network’s Jernard Wells on the Publix Main Stage.

Schedule of Events: (Events in red are currently SOLD OUT)

•    Master Class Series, presented by Treasury Wine Estates – Tuesday, November 7 – Friday, November 10, Chef Darin’s Kitchen Table and the Georgia State Railroad Museum
•    Whisky at The Whitman, presented by The Dubliner Irish Whiskey, Tuesday, November 7, 2017 6:30 – 9:30 pm, The Whitman Mansion
•    James Beard Foundation, Celebrity Chef Tour dinner, presented by Guinness, Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 7 pm, VIP-SOLD OUT
•    Grand Reserve Tasting, presented by the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, Thursday, November 9, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
•    Secret Savannah Speakeasy, presented by Eat It and Like It and Do Savannah, Thursday, November 9, 8 – 10 pm, Georgia State Railroad Museum
•    Celebrity Chef Riverboat Cruise Lunch & Sip with Food Network’s Jernard Wells, presented by Tanger Outlets and Barrit’s Ginger Beer – Friday, November 10, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
•    Riverboat Wine Paired Luncheon Cruise – Friday, November 10, 12 pm boarding; 1 – 2:30 pm Cruise, SOLD OUT
•    River Street Stroll, presented by Santa Margherita, Friday, November 10, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Rousakis Plaza
•    Q-Masters, Chefs + Vets, presented by Big Green Egg and The Local Palate Magazine, Friday, November 10, 8 – 10 pm, Georgia State Railroad Museum

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•    Taste of Savannah, Saturday, November 11, 1 – 4:30 pm, Georgia State Railroad Museum
•    VIP Lounge at the Taste of Savannah, presented by Publix and Wines of Rioja, Saturday, November 11, 1 – 4:30 pm, Georgia State Railroad Museum, SOLD OUT
•    Dinner in the Park, presented by Savannah Magazine, Saturday, November 11, 7 pm, Café at Forsyth Park, SOLD OUT
•    Jazz & Bubbles Brunch, Sunday, presented by Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, November 12, 12:30 – 3:30 pm; The Westin Savannah Harbor, many seatings SOLD OUT

Taste of Savannah Stage Schedules, Saturday, November 11, 2017:

Tastemakers in the Round *Audience tastings for the first 200 people in each session

Publix Main Stage Cooking Demonstrations, presented by Eat It and Like It    

Atlanta Magazine, “Meet the Makers” 

  • Jennifer Booker, Chef/Author, Atlanta, GA, 1:00-1:30
  • Eric Crane, Empire Distributors, Atlanta, GA, 1:45-2:15
  • Cynthia Graubart,Chef/Author, Atlanta, GA, 2:30-3:00
  • Matthew Basford, Canoe, Atlanta, GA, 3:15-3:45
  • Old Fourth Distillery, Atlanta, GA, 4:00-4:30

The Local Palate Magazine, “Meet the Makers”    

Big Green Egg, “Grilling Gurus Stage” 

Georgia Grown Stage 

  • Holly Chute, Executive Chef, Georgia Grown, 1:15 – 2:00, Tybee Island Shrimp & Gouda Grits
  • Todd White, Albany Technical College, 2:15 – 3:00, Asian Pork Sliders
  • Holly Chute, Executive Chef, Georgia Grown, 3:15 – 4:00 Greens Three Ways/BBQ turnip greens, Asian mustard greens and Beef sliders with Buffalo blue collard slaw
  • Todd White, Albany Technical College, 4:00 – 4:30, Blazing Blueberry Pepper Jelly Panini

Celebrity Cookbook Author’s Signings: 1:15-1:45 pm, Jerry Slater; 1:30-2 pm, Janice Shay; 1:45-2:45 pm, Jennifer Booker; 3-4 pm, Sean Brock; 3:15-4 pm, Cynthia Graubart; 4-4:30 pm,  Jernard Wells

The Savannah Food & Wine Festival is a non-profit event, benefiting various Savannah charitable organizations and its own Coastal Hospitality Education Foundation (CHEF), providing educational scholarships for culinary and hospitality students in the Coastal Empire and the Lowcountry. The festival takes place throughout Savannah, November 6 – 12, 2017 with celebrity chefs and winemakers, connoisseur dinners, one-of-a-kind culinary, spirits and wine experiences.

The most up to date festival information is available on the website and on social media:

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*We have been invited to cover the Savannah Food & Wine Festival and have been given media passes to do so. All opinions are are own.

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