Get your VIP ticket for $75 (a $100 value)! Creative Loafing has a limited amount of VIP tickets to the event that we are able to offer to our audience for a discount thanks to the folks at SAVOR. Tickets will be available at will call with your valid ID. The event is 21 and up only.
Tampa Bay’s premier wine and food event, will live on via the direction of the Director and Creators of the original project as the newly transformed TAMPA BAY FOOD & WINE EXPERIENCE on February 17 & 18th, 2012. The project will be unleashed upon the Tampa Bay marketplace, right in the heart of Downtown Tampa’s newest outdoor event space, at the beautiful Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N. Ashley Drive. The TAMPA BAY FOOD & WINE EXPERIENCE offers a savory, palate-pleasing, four-day weekend destination event showcasing the talents of renowned wine and spirits producers, local and national chefs, and culinary personalities to educate, entice, enlighten, and entertain foodies of all genera’s.
The EXPERIENCE will host several events around the Tampa marketplace, including ‘A Perfect Pair’ Culinary Dinners, an opening night pre-event party, Mini Treats, Winemaker & Jazz Brunch, the Grande Experience Tasting and a closing night bash just to name a few
Some exciting changes for the EXPERIENCE include a new location. “Downtown Tampa is thrilled to once again see more activity and new events in our waterfront parks” says Shaun Drinkard of the Tampa Downtown Partnership. “Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is a great centralized location for the TAMPA BAY FOOD & WINE EXPERIENCE, and the event will attract thousands of people to the parks, businesses, and cultural venues in and around Downtown Tampa.”
A portion of the proceeds will go to support scholarships for culinary arts students through the Central Florida area.