Posted on April 27, 2017 by Andrea Six
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 fourth annual celebration occurring on August 17-20, 2017. This fourth 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.
2017 Schedule of Events
Thursday, August 17, 6:30-10:30 p.m. • “Coastal Chef’s Table” • $125
The Westin Savanah Harbor – Newly renovated Grand Ballroom
Guests will be treated to delicacies from coastal regions around the country, perfectly paired wines, spirits and cocktails as well as a dazzling demonstrations by renowned chefs. Featured chefs will include Corporate Executive Chef for Certified Angus Beef: Tony Biggs, Westin Savannah Executive Chef: Eric Cousin, ‘Catch’ Executive Chef and “Top Chef” star Keith Rhodes, Guy’s Grocery Games’ Carl Ruiz, Charlotte culinary star Jonathan Moore, and Savannah Tech’s Jean Vendeville. Pacci Italian Kitchen & Craft Butcher Rusty Bowers will provide inspiration for the pre-function reception. This year’s theme is the “Southern Coast” and will feature surf and turf with some surprises too. Guests will delight as they enter the Grand Ballroom of The South’s Downtown Resort to discover a reimagined space designed by Cobblestone Connections & Event Haus Rentals to sit at the table of world-renowned chefs and mixologists. The sights, sounds and aromas of the kitchen fill the room as guests enjoy and participate in stunning culinary demonstrations.
Friday, August 18, 6:30-9 p.m. • “Last Blast of Summer” Lowcountry BBQ & Oyster Roast • $40
The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa – River Lawn & Esplanade
The only thing you need to pack for this outdoor picnic is your appetite! Gather your best friends and head to the Westin Savannah Harbor’s Boardwalk & River Lawn for all-you-can-eat oysters, Big Green Egg Demonstrations by Plantation Lumber, BBQ from Blowin’ Smoke and Craft Butcher Rusty Bowers. We’ll have Lowcountry Boil, BBQ, refreshing tastes of summer and sounds of Jimmy Buffett from Sons of Sailors against the backdrop of the Savannah River.
Saturday, August 19, 2-5 p.m. • “AquaCurean Challenge” • $65 per person
The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa – Resort Takeover
An annual favorite, the AquaCurean Challenge showcases the immense talent of regional chefs, mixologists and more. Guests are invited to feast on fresh coastal fare while sipping on wine and craft brews, dancing to live music from City Hotel and, of course, voting for their favorite dishes. Participants are all competing for votes to be crowned the AquaCurean Champion winning cash and prizes. Old Forester Bourbon, Cask & Crew Whiskey, Absolut Vodka, Plymouth Gin and Herradura Tequila, Beer from Blue Point Brewing or Official Wines from Sea Glass Wines will tempt the palate. Vendors will fill the Harbor Ballroom and exterior lawns to encourage exploration of The South’s Downtown Resort!
Sunday, August 20, 12:30-3:30 p.m. • “Fresh Catch & Cocktails Jazz Brunch” • $65
The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa – Aqua Star Seafood
Cap off four days of food and fun at the annual Fresh Catch & Cocktails Jazz Brunch at The Westin Savannah Harbor’s Aqua Star Seafood Kitchen. Guests enjoy champagne, a Bloody Mary bar, seafood, a breakfast buffet and the superb sounds of Savannah’s own Jeremy Davis Equinox Trio.
Tickets are available at gourmetseafoodandspiritsfestival.com.