The Florida WineFest is one of my favorite events of the year, so I’m so excited that I don’t have to wait until April 6-9 to enjoy the fun! The Great Catch is an additional event put on by the team at Florida WineFest, and as always, it will one of the best food and wine events of the year, right in my backyard in Sarasota, Florida! And the best part? The event benefits local kids. What could be better? Friends, food, wine, and a great cause!
The Great Catch Events
This Coast-to-Coast Sea Fare Experience has three events to choose from, or if you want to attend all three you can save a little by grabbing the Inaugural Founder’s Package. You’ll be enjoying a menu of fabulous food from amazing Sarasota Chefs Chris Covelli, Emilio Ferrara, Paul Mattison and Darwin Santa Maria. ALL EVENTS TAKE PLACE at a Private Residence, Bayside under Tent. There will be Valet Parking.
- FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016 – ALL HANDS ON DECK
Catch all the sea has to offer from the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico featuring seasonal stone crab to the cold waters of Alaska, with a bountiful bayside feast. Menu will include but is not limited to, shrimp, conch fritters, Paella, seafood chowder and seared tuna. Enjoy the Stoli martini and top-shelf spirits bar, wines and craft beers. Music by the Gumbo Boogie Band.
$200 per person ($100 tax deductible)
$300 per person Patron Seating ($200 tax deductible)
Attire: Island Casual
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2016 – THE CAPTAIN’S TABLE
Our award-winning chefs this evening will make your table “The Captain’s Table”. The best of the best, this one-of-a-kind, 5-course dinner will be set along picturesque Sarasota Bay and features, but is not limited to, seasonal stone crab, Alaskan salmon, halibut and king crab, oysters, black cod, grouper, shrimp and caviar. Not to mention, decadent desserts.
Each course will be paired with wines from our participating vintners. Enjoy a Stoli martini and top-shelf spirits bar.
Internationally respected Michael Rugers will be our sommelier for the evening.
Music by Kettle of Fish.
$300 per person ($150 tax deductible)
$500 Patron Seating ($350 tax deductible)
Attire: Upscale casual
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2016 – Drop Anchor
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Drop anchor and receive a New Orleans-style welcome. Listen to jazzy blues while enjoying a delectable brunch steeped in Creole tradition. The menu includes, but is not limited to, seasonal stone crab, crawfish, a crabby omelet station, poached egg and smoked Alaskan salmon station, octopus and pasta, Alaskan halibut crepes, crab Jambalaya, chopped salmon and basilCaesar salad. Sip Bottomless Bloody Mary’s from the Stoli Bar, Marvelous Mimosas, and a Stella Cidre Sensation. Beignets for dessert anyone?
Music by The Kat Crosby Band
$175 per person ($87.50 tax deductible)
$250 Patron Seating ($162.50 tax deductible)
All events will be outside, under tent on grass and pavers. Please choose casual “island-style” footwear carefully.
To learn more about the charities this event will benefit, check out the details on the Florida WineFest website. Let me know if you can join us! I’d love to enjoy a glass of wine with you!