Posted on June 7, 2018 by Amanda Surowitz
The Savannah Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Festival is one of Savannah’s most celebrated summer events and the resort is delighted to announce first details about the fifth annual celebration occurring on August 9-12, 2018. This fifth annual Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Festival will welcome celebrity chefs, renowned restaurants, competitive mixologists, flagship spirits and much more over four days. Last year’s festival welcomed over 1,000 guests to Hutchinson Island and this year’s events will draw even more attendees.
2018 Schedule of Events
Thursday, August 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m. • “Coastal Chef’s Table” • $125
The Westin Savanah Harbor – Grand Ballroom
Our kick-off event, this premier dinner features a seated 5-course culinary journey with paired wines, cocktails and spirits. Our talented team of Westin chefs will each partner with a guest chefs from lowcountry high-end eateries. Together they will create each course to pair perfectly with the selection of wines and spirits fashioned in partnership with our certified wine and spirit experts. Guests will delight in the masterful re-imagined Westin ballroom as they dine and are entertained by these world renowned chefs and mixologists.
An evening unlike any other, this event is an annual sell-out…and for good reason. With chef interactions, live audio and video showcasing the kitchen preparations, guests will enjoy the complete culinary experience of this stunning presentation.
Friday, August 10, 6:30-9:00 p.m. • The Lowcountry Picnic and Concert • $60
The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa – River Lawn & Esplanade
We provide the atmosphere, you provide the appetite. Join us for this river-side evening of live entertainment by Zac Brown tribute band 20 Ride and great food experiences as we toast the end of summer. Presented on the Westin Savannah Harbor boardwalk and luxurious lawns, relax along the Savannah River and the setting sun while enjoying seafood and delicious accompaniments. Resist the temptation to slow-dance the night away as our live southern music provides an engaging back drop to this ultimate sea-foodie experience.
Beverage samples will be available to all and a host of beer and cocktails will be available for purchase.
Saturday, August 11, 2-5 p.m. • “AquaCurean Challenge” • $65 per person
The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa – Resort Takeover
Our annual classic showcase of restaurants and mixologists, tantalizes the patron from start to finish. This years’ experience will bring together many of the best Savannah and regional restaurants along with the cream of the crop mixologists and bartenders. The all-inclusive ticket will allow patrons to not only taste some of the finest food and beverage tastings, but also allow them to vote for their favorites. During the AquaCurean Challenge, restaurants will compete with each other by showcasing their favorite seafood recipe, while our bartenders will compete with each other by showcasing their favorite cocktail presentation. The special VIP ticket adds an on-dock experience right at the Westin marina to make this event unforgettable!
Early-confirmed Challenge participants for 2018 include: US Foods, Aqua Star, Pirates House, Fish, Congress Street Up, Top Deck, Chromatic Dragon and more.
Sunday, August 12, 12:30-3:30 p.m. • “Fresh Catch & Cocktails Jazz Brunch” • $65
The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa – Aqua Star Southern Coastal Kitchen
Join us for cocktails, shrimp tails and so much more as we celebrate the grand finale to the festival. With a Bloody Mary bar, Champagne, seafood, breakfast buffet & jazz music, guests can join our chefs for an unforgettable brunch with a few surprises by our spirit partners. Admission includes a very special AquaCurean gift, delicious food and beautiful music performed by Jeremy Davis and the Fabulous Equinox Trio.
Tickets are available at gourmetseafoodandspiritsfestival.com.