Savannah Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Festival

Posted on May 22, 2018 by

Event Details

This event is running from 9 August 2018 until 12 August 2018. It is next occurring on August 9, 2018

gourmetseafoodThe 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 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, 6:30-9:30 p.m. • The Lowcountry Picnic, “Life on the Water” • $60
The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa – Boardwalk & Harbor Lawn
We provide the atmosphere, you provide the appetite. Join us for this river-side evening of live entertainment 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.

Patrons will receive a bucket of steamed oysters along with tasting samples from our Big Green Egg celebrity chef stations along with a variety of samples from our sponsoring beverage vendors. Providing the perfect complement to this engaging evening, a host of local craft beer and cocktails will be available for purchase. This will be one event you won’t want to miss. How great is that?

Saturday, August 11, 2-5 p.m. • “AquaCurean Challenge” • $65 per person
The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa – Boardwalk & Harbor Lawn
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.

Make your AquaCurean Challenge the ultimate experience with our VIP patrons ticket. VIP patrons will enjoy private access to this exclusive area of the festival  from 1:00 – 2:00 pm, enjoying specialty food and drinks only available during this special pre-event. With pop-up presentations from our celebrity mixologists and chefs, patrons will be entertained at every corner, after which VIP patrons can join in the AquaCurean Challenge festivities. Our VIP patrons ticket will have a very limited ticket release. Each VIP patron will receive a special swag bag so they can remember their AquaCurean Experience until it returns next year!

During the AquaCurean Challenge, restaurants will compete with each other by showcasing their favorite seafood recipe, while our bartenders will compete for your vote with their favorite cocktail presentation. Who will reign supreme this year?

With live music, wine & craft brew tastings, flair bartenders and more, this event is always a patron favorite…and 2018 will be nothing short of spectacular.


Sunday, August 12, 12:15-3:30 p.m. • “Fresh Catch & Cocktails Jazz Brunch” • $65
The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa – Aqua Star Seafood 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, patrons will join in an unforgettable brunch from the Westin Savannah Harbor culinary team. And for good measure…a few surprises. Admission also includes a very special festival souvenir item!

With spectacular views of Historic Savannah and the Savannah River, that only the Aqua Star Seafood Kitchen can provide, our final event for 2018 will be a delicious culinary experience for all. With the soothing sounds of the Jeremy Davis Equinox Trio, what better way is there to put the finishing touches on what will undoubtedly be an amazing festival.

SALUTE! Can next year get here fast enough?

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