GEORGIA – The 2017 Savannah Food and Wine Festival Announces Stage Schedules for Taste of Sava

SAVANNAH, GA (October 31, 2017) – The Savannah Food & Wine Festival, presented by Publix will be celebrating its fifth anniversary, November 6 – 12, 2017. There are limited tickets for some of the festival’s events, with many events already selling out. The festival has announced the final stage schedules Taste of Savannah, Saturday, November 11, including Sean Brock, Husk Savannah opening soon and the Food Network’s Jernard Wells on the Publix Main Stage.

Schedule of Events: •    Master Class Series, presented by Treasury Wine Estates – Tuesday, November 7 – Friday, November 10, Chef Darin’s Kitchen Table and the Georgia State Railroad Museum •    Whisky at The Whitman, presented by The Dubliner Irish Whiskey, Tuesday, November 7, 2017 6:30 – 9:30 pm, The Whitman Mansion •    James Beard Foundation, Celebrity Chef Tour dinner, presented by Guinness, Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 7 pm, VIP-SOLD OUT •    Grand Reserve Tasting, presented by the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, Thursday, November 9, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa •    Secret Savannah Speakeasy, presented by Eat It and Like It and Do Savannah, Thursday, November 9, 8 – 10 pm, Georgia State Railroad Museum •    Celebrity Chef Riverboat Cruise Lunch & Sip with Food Network’s Jernard Wells, presented by Tanger Outlets and Barrit’s Ginger Beer – Friday, November 10, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm •    Riverboat Wine Paired Luncheon Cruise – Friday, November 10, 12 pm boarding; 1 – 2:30 pm Cruise, SOLD OUT •    River Street Stroll, presented by Santa Margherita, Friday, November 10, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Rousakis Plaza •    Q-Masters, Chefs + Vets, presented by Big Green Egg and The Local Palate Magazine, Friday, November 10, 8 – 10 pm, Georgia State Railroad Museum •    Taste of Savannah, Saturday, November 11, 1 – 4:30 pm, Georgia State Railroad Museum •    VIP Lounge at the Taste of Savannah, presented by Publix and Wines of Rioja, Saturday, November 11, 1 – 4:30 pm, Georgia State Railroad Museum, SOLD OUT •    Dinner in the Park, presented by Savannah Magazine, Saturday, November 11, 7 pm, Café at Forsyth Park, SOLD OUT •    Jazz & Bubbles Brunch, Sunday, presented by Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, November 12, 12:30 – 3:30 pm; The Westin Savannah Harbor, many seatings SOLD OUT

Taste of Savannah Stage Schedules, Saturday, November 11, 2017: Tastemakers in the Round *Audience tastings for the first 200 people in each session Publix Main Stage Cooking Demonstrations, presented by Eat It and Like It    

  1. Tony Charbonnet, Resident Chef, Publix Aprons Cooking School, 1:00-1:45: “Lamb Strip Loin over Porcini Risotto with Sweet Peat Mint Pesto”

  2. Sean Brock, Husk Savannah, “Unchartered Territory” ,“Pickled Shrimp with Hearts of Palmetto”, 2:00-2:45

  3. Jernard Wells, Food Network, 3:00-3:45, “Sticky Cheese Grits & Shrimp”         

Atlanta Magazine, “Meet the Makers” 

  1. Jennifer Booker, Chef/Author, Atlanta, GA, 1:00-1:30

  2. Eric Crane, Empire Distributors, Atlanta, GA, 1:45-2:15

  3. Cynthia Graubart,Chef/Author, Atlanta, GA, 2:30-3:00

  4. Matthew Basford, Canoe, Atlanta, GA, 3:15-3:45

  5. Old Fourth Distillery, Atlanta, GA, 4:00-4:30                 

The Local Palate Magazine, “Meet the Makers”    

  1. Patrick McNamara, Noble Fare, Savannah, GA, 1:00-1:30 Andrew Wilson, The Emporium Kitchen & Wine Market, Savannah, GA, 1:45-2:15

  2. Rodney Scott, Rodney Scott BBQ, Charleston, SC, 2:30-3:00 Brian Cripps, PACCI Italian Kitchen + Bar, Savannah, GA, 3:15-3:45

  3. Pusser’s Rum, British Virgin Islands, 4:00-4:30        

Big Green Egg, “Grilling Gurus Stage” 

  1. Orchid Paulmeier, One Hot Mama’s, Hilton Head Island, SC, 1:00-2:00

  2. Duane Nutter, Southern National, Mobile, AL, 2:15-3:15,     “Kentuckyaki Springer Mountain Farms Chicken Thighs,  Grilled Okra & Bok Choy, with Toasted Peanuts”

  3. Matthew Raiford, The Farmer & The Larder, Brunswick, GA, 3:30-4:30         

Georgia Grown Stage 

  1. Holly Chute, Executive Chef, Georgia Grown, 1:15 – 2:00, Tybee Island Shrimp & Gouda Grits

  2. Todd White, Albany Technical College, 2:15 – 3:00, Asian Pork Sliders

  3. Holly Chute, Executive Chef, Georgia Grown, 3:15 – 4:00 Greens Three Ways/BBQ turnip greens, Asian mustard greens and Beef sliders with Buffalo blue collard slaw

  4. Todd White, Albany Technical College, 4:00 – 4:30, Blazing Blueberry Pepper Jelly Panini 

Celebrity Cookbook Author’s Signings: 1:15-1:45 pm, Jerry Slater; 1:30-2 pm, Janice Shay; 1:45-2:45 pm, Jennifer Booker; 3-4 pm, Sean Brock; 3:15-4 pm, Cynthia Graubart; 4-4:30 pm,  Jernard Wells

The Savannah Food & Wine Festival is a non-profit event, benefiting various Savannah charitable organizations and its own Coastal Hospitality Education Foundation (CHEF), providing educational scholarships for culinary and hospitality students in the Coastal Empire and the Lowcountry. The festival takes place throughout Savannah, November 6 – 12, 2017 with celebrity chefs and winemakers, connoisseur dinners, one-of-a-kind culinary, spirits and wine experiences.

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