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From Monday, November 11 through Sunday, November 17, 2013, the Savannah Food And Wine Festival will be celebrating the best of the best in food and wine. The overall concept of the Savannah Food & Wine Festival is to create one-of-a-kind, Savannah food and wine experiences to put Savannah on the map as a serious culinary destination—worth making a foodie trip here. And 98.7 The River is proud to be a part of it all. From the Celebrity Chef Tour to cooking demonstrations to a Jazz & Bubbles Brunch there will be something for everyone who likes food, wine or both. Below is a list of the major events of the festival, just to whet your appetite! :)

Updates will also be located on their Facebook page: http://facebook.com/savannahfoodandwinefestival


Below is a list of the events of this year's festival, or you can click View Document



Monday, Nov. 11



"Farm to Table" Wine Dinner: Reception 5:00 pm - Bethesda Academy, featuring Chef Elizabeth Terry and Master Sommelier, Robert Jones. The charity partner for this event is Bethesda Academy.


Tuesday, Nov. 12


Connoisseur Wine Dinner: 6:30 pm - Elizabeth on 37th

• Connoisseur Wine Dinner: 6:30 pm - Circa 1875


• Connoisseur Wine Dinner: 6:30 pm - Noble Fare


• Movie Screening, SOMM the Documentary presented by The Big Green Egg & Beringer: 6:00 pm; The Beringer "Great Steak Challenge" with hosts Master Sommelier, Robert Jones, The Local Palate Magazine and the historic Savannah Theatre


Wednesday, Nov. 13


Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner: 6:30 pm - 700 Drayton, The Mansion on Forsyth Park - featuring four James Beard Foundation award-winning chefs: Hugh Acheson, Chris Hastings, Steven Satterfield and Elizabeth Terry. The charity partner for this event is the James Beard Foundation.

Thursday, Nov. 14


Cooking Class: Chef Hugh Acheson: 1-3 pm - The Mansion on Forsyth Park - $85

• Grand Reserve Tasting: 5:30-7:30 pm - Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa


The charity partner for this event is the 200 Club.


• Connoisseur Wine Dinner: 8 pm - Ruth's Chris Steak House




• Connoisseur Wine Dinner: 8 pm - Sapphire Grill


• Connoisseur Wine Dinner: 8 pm - The Olde Pink House


Epicurean Pass


Tickets to the Friday, November 15, 2013 Learning Experiences: cooking classes, seminars & demonstrations are being sold separately;


An all-day, one price Epicurean Pass


offers tremendous savings to the Friday, Learning Experiences taking place at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center for only $150 – a great way to fully experience all of the learning opportunities.




Friday, Nov. 15 – Learning Experiences at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center


10- 11 a.m. Cooking Class/Demonstration & Wine Tasting with Nathalie Dupree & Cynthia Graubart; Moderator Tim Rutherford – $50


11:15 - 12:30 p.m. Master Sommelier Robert Jones, "Seasonal Holiday Values" Wine Tasting & Seminar – $35


12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Cooking Class/Demonstration & Wine Tasting with Chef Joe Randall & Master Sommelier Michael McNeill, $50


2 - 2:45 p.m. Joe Shirley, Winemaker, Napa Cellars "Napa vs. Sonoma" Wine Tasting - $35


3 - 3:45 pm Randall Roberts, Four Roses Bourbon Tasting, $35


4 – 5 p.m. Big Green Egg "Grilling Gurus" & Wine Tasting – with Kent Rathbun & Rob Mondavi, Jr. Riverfront Esplanade - $50


Cooking Class/Demonstration with The Lee Brothers


Mansion on Forsyth Park/Cooking School, 1:30 - 3:30 pm; $85*


River Street Wine Stroll - Nov. 15, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.


River Street Wine Stroll: 5:30-7:30 pm - Rousakis Plaza, River St. – Hundreds of wines and spirits to taste in a casual atmosphere* The West Broad Street YMCA is the charity partner for this event.


Riverboat Wine & Dinner Cruise - Nov. 15, 8 p.m.


Riverboat Wine & Dinner Cruise: 8:00 pm - River Street Riverboat Company – with Food Network, Extreme Chef, Anthony Lamas and Vintner, Joy Sterling of Iron Horse Vineyards* The charity partner for this event is Mom’s Lemonade Fund, Inc.


*Friday, November 15




Cooking Classes at the Mansion on Forsyth Park, River Street Wine Stroll and the Riverboat Wine Dinner & Cruise are not part of the Epicurean Pass.




Saturday, Nov. 16 – Taste of Savannah


Taste of Savannah – 12 – 4 p.m.: Ellis Square


The charity partner for the Taste of Savannah is the United Way of the Coastal Empire.


*Schedule of events subject to change. Many special event venues have limited seating and are available on a first come, first served basis.


12 – 4 p.m. Wine & Spirits Booths with free tastings, Celebrity Chef Kitchen, Cookbook Authors, Big Green Egg Grilling Gurus, Learning Experiences Tent open with general admission ticket; Artisan Market, Culinary Court, Waiter’s Race and Bartender’s Challenge open to the general public at no charge. VIP Vintner’s Lounge is a separate ticket, which provides special access to the VIP Vintner’s Lounge area.


12:30–1:30 p.m. Waiter’s Race


2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Bartender’s Challenge


VIP Vintner's Lounge – 12 – 4 p.m.: Courtyard at the Inn at Ellis Square


12 – 12:30 p.m. The Lee Brothers - Meet & Greet


12:30–12:45 p.m. Food Network, Extreme Chef Anthony Lamas, Meet & Greet


1 – 2 p.m. Mark Fine, Gerard Bertrand "South of France Wines" Tasting w/special Savannah treats


2 – 2:30 p.m. Chef Shaun Doty, Meet & Greet


2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Joe Shirley, Vintner, Napa Cellars - Meet & Greet/Tasting


3:30 – 4 p.m. Master Sommelier, Robert Jones


Big Green Egg Grilling Gurus – 12 – 4 p.m.


12 – 12:45 p.m. Chef Kent Rathbun


1 – 2 p.m. Local Chefs – TBD


2:15 – 3 p.m. Savannah Technical College Student Chefs


3:15 – 4 p.m. Culinard, Virginia College Student Chefs


Learning Experiences Tent – 12 – 4 p.m.


12 – 12:45 p.m. Napa Valley Winemakers – "Napa Valley Rocks" Presentation: Rob Mondavi, Jr., Joe Shirley, Jeanne Cabral and more.


1 – 2 p.m. "Local Sustainability & Sourcing" – The Lee Brothers will be moderating a panel of celebrity guest chefs: Chris Hastings, Anthony Lamas, Shaun Doty and more.


2:15 – 3 p.m. Master Sommelier, Michael McNeill "New World vs. Old World" Blind Tasting


3:15 – 4 p.m. "Heritage of African American Cooking in Savannah & the Lowcountry" with Chefs Joe Randall, Sallie Ann Robinson and more.


The Local Palate Celebrity Chef Kitchen – 12 – 4 p.m.


12 – 12:30 p.m. Savannah Technical College Presentation


12:45–1:30 p.m. Cooking Demo – Nathalie Dupree & Cynthia Graubart


1:45 – 2:15 p.m. Culinard, Virginia College Presentation


2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Cooking Demo – Food Network, Extreme Chef Anthony Lamas


3:20 – 4 p.m. Cooking Demo - Shaun Doty


Andaz Experience – Patron Circle Members only – 12 – 4 p.m.: 22 Square, Andaz Hotel


12 – 12:45 p.m. Joy Sterling, CEO, Iron Horse Vineyards Tasting


1 – 1:45 p.m. Joe Shirley, Vintner Napa Cellars Tasting


2 – 3:30 p.m. Rob Mondavi, Jr. "Private Mondavi Family Cellar Tasting" extremely rare wine collection *Limited to the first enrolled 50 Patron Circle members


3:30 – 4 p.m. V.I.P. Meet & Greet with celebrity guest chefs, authors and wine makers


Celebrity Author's Tent – 12 – 4 p.m. – Autograph Signings Schedule TBD


City Market "Official After Party": 4 pm - City Market next to Ellis Square


Michael Mondavi Family Estate Dinner - Nov. 16, 8 p.m.


Michael Mondavi Family Estate Dinner: 8 pm - Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa


This event benefits the Patrick Williams Scholarship Fund at Savannah Technical College.


Sunday, Nov.17 - Jazz & Bubbles Brunch, 12 - 3 p.m.


Jazz & Bubbles Brunch: 12-3 pm - Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa


This event benefits the Savannah Harbor Foundation.



For tickets and the most up to date information on Savannah’s inaugural food and wine festival visit www.SavannahFoodAndWineFest.com 


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