Savannah has become a culinary destination. The restaurants in the Savannah are being recognized for great seafood, down-home cooking and American cuisine. This week, Savannah celebrates its expanding food culture with The Savannah Food and Wine Festival . The event stars November 9th and runs through November 15th at different venues throughout the city. The festival is presented by the Tourism Leadership Council.
World’s Largest Lowcountry Boil
To kick off the food festival, take part in the World’s Largest Lowcountry Boil on Saturday, November 7th from 4:30pm to 7pm at Hutchinson Island, Riverfront Esplanade. The Lowcountry Boil, Savannah’s signature dish, contains shrimp, sausage, potatoes, corn onions, garlic and of course, some secret ingredients. There will also be a shrimp eating contest.
Savannah Food and Wine Festival Events
The Savannah Food and Wine Festival has many signature events that allows festival attendees to enjoy culinary experiences from cooking demonstrations to actual chef meals with culinary and wine experts and local and regional chefs. Different areas and venues in town are sponsoring events such as the River Street Stroll, Secret Savannah Speakeasy, Grand Reserve Wine Tasting, Taste of Savannah and Celebrity Chef Tours just to name a few. Each of these events require special pad admission and tickets and are selling out fast.
The main event of the Savannah Food and Wine Festival is the Taste of Savannah event on Saturday, November 14th. This year, the Taste of Savannah is being held at the Georgia State Railroad Museum. Tickets for the afternoon event allows you to drink and wine samples. Savannah’s best restaurants will be participating with samples available for purchase. There will also be cooking demonstrations, hands-on learning experiences, an Artisan Market, a celebrity author’s tent, silent auction and much more!
The Master Class Series, taking place at the Mansion on Forsyth Park every day during the festival, will feature cooking demonstrations and classes, wine tasting classes and more from local and regional chefs, wine experts and more. The Celebrity Chef Tour, benefiting the James Beard Foundation takes place on November 11th at the Mansion on Forsyth Park. This dinner is a unique experience bringing together chefs and beverage experts from around the world to create a great a six course interactive dining experience. The River Street Stroll takes the food festival along the best meeting place in Savannah: River Street. Special food and drink tasting events will take place on Friday, November 13th. A new event this year is the Secret Savannah Speakeasy at the Georgia State Railroad Museum where attendees can enjoy local food, drink, music and entertainment in a “Roaring 20’s” theme. There are also cooking demonstrations and classes taught by chefs and culinary experts throughout the week. You can buy advance tickets to the Savannah Food and Wine Festival today! Get them before they sell out!
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