St. Petersburg and the Bay area have long been known for their world-class arts scene, cuisine and beaches—and now, from November 15-17, 2013, a new three-day festival will celebrate these offerings in a big way. The first of what is planned to be an annual event will attract both a regional and national audience when the region’s dynamic winter season kicks into high gear.
Have you heard? Already the buzz is building about Enjoy Arts & Tastes-St. Pete & the Bay Area Festival of Food, Wine and the Arts.
Thanks to robust support from community leaders, nationally known celebrity chefs, renowned regional and local chefs and artists, and the promotional muscle of HSN and other media sponsors, more than 5,000 lovers of fine food, wine and the arts are expected to descend on St. Petersburg and the area to celebrate food, wine and the arts.
Feast for the senses. It’s been said that “food is the new art.” But it’s equally true that art is art—and St. Petersburg welcomes lovers of the fine arts as well as culinary arts.
These worlds come together to create unique experiences in a setting where beautiful, pristine beaches are always at hand. There’s time to taste, learn about food and wine, visit local galleries and art museums, even dash off a watercolor while watching the sunset.
Festival highlights. At legendary venues through St. Pete & the Bay area, you’re invited to
- Watch live Cooking Demonstrations and attend events hosted by nationally known celebrity chefs and TV personalities. - Stroll through the Grand Tasting, where the region’s top chefs will offer samples of their signature dishes. - Indulge in a Sense Immersion Dinner orchestrated by six pairs of chefs and artists. - Succumb to Nocturnal Cravings at a late-night dessert party. - Sip, Savor and Swing at a Latin-inspired celebration complete with music and dancing. - Enjoy the sizzle of the poolside Battle of the ‘Burg, where celebrity judges will crown the region’s best burger.