SAVOR ST. PETEbrings its signature two-day food, wine and craft beer festival to the idyllic waterfront setting of North Straub Park in downtown St. Petersburg for the first time Nov. 2-3.
Tickets are now on sale for the festival previously promoted as Clearwater Beach Uncorked. The new name and venue will feature an inviting showcase of Tampa Bay’s celebrated chefs, acclaimed restaurants, popular breweries and an outstanding selection of wines that will be better than ever.
Now entering its eighth year as Central Florida’s hippest food event, this year’s festival theme is “Arts. Eats. Beats.” SAVOR ST. PETE is a palate-pleasing, star-studded weekend destination event showcasing the talents of renowned wine and spirits producers, brewmasters, chefs and culinary personalities to educate, entice, enlighten and entertain, according to event organizers.
“We look forward to creating an extraordinary level of excitement in the ‘Burg,’” said Tammy Gail, festival founder and producer. “We are bringing elements that will ramp-up the cool factorthat SAVOR ST. PETE will feature.”
The SAVOR ST. PETEBest Chef Competition features culinary professionals from Tampa Bay’s best and most popular restaurants vying to outcook and outshine other contestants by creating a featured dish for judging at the event on Saturday, Nov. 2.
"Cooking with Rock Stars" is a new television series featuring fan-favorite80’s rockers. They will bepreparing their personalrecipes and sharing juicy stories that will leave fans hungry for more. Two special episodes of Season One to be filmed at SAVOR ST. PETE will feature Brian Howe, former Bad Company lead singer, appearing on Saturday Nov. 2, and lead singer/songwriter Martha Davis from The Motels featured on Sunday, Nov. 3.
Tickets are now available for general admission and VIP admission on both Saturday, Nov. 2, and Sunday, Nov. 3. A limited number of VIP tickets allows guests early access to the entire event from noon to 4 p.m., as well as to the Private VIP Spirits Lounge serving craft cocktails. Seating is also available in the VIP Spirits Lounge. VIP tickets are $100 per person daily and will sell out quickly.
General admission guests are welcome on-site from 1 - 4 p.m. GA tickets are $75 per person per day.
All event guests receive a limited edition wine glass, custom tote bag and exclusive access to the Grand Tasting Village that is located within a 30,000-square-foot tent. Food, wine and beer sampling are all inclusive in the ticket prices. Tickets may be purchased online; fees will be applied. For more information, go to http://savortheburg.com.
A portion of the proceeds from SAVOR ST. PETEwill benefit students at the Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design.
SAVOR ST. PETEpresenting sponsors include: City of St. Petersburg, Publix and Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater. The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club is the official hotel partner of this event.
Follow SAVOR ST. PETEon Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The event hashtag is #SavorStPete.
About SAVOR ST. PETE
SAVOR ST. PETE is a new event that now joins its sister event, Cocoa Beach Uncorked, as a weekend-long showcase of food, wines, craft beers and culinary expertise. Both annual events welcome thousands of foodies, wine lovers and craft beer aficionados annually. SAVOR ST. PETE has been dubbed “the hippest, most exciting, two-day food, wine and craft beer festival on Florida’s West Coast.” SAVOR ST. PETEis held in the fall and Cocoa Beach Uncorked in the spring. For information about these events go to SavorTheBurg.com and CocoaBeachUncorked.com.