November 10 – November 16, 2014
Taste of Savannah
The Main Event!
Location: Ellis Square through Johnson Square, Savannah
Food, Fun, Wine, Spirits & More
- $50 per person General Admission. For information on same-day tickets see below.
- All tickets include a souvenir GoVino wine glass & 5 free food tokens**
** Food tokens are valued at $1 each, with food booth items ranging from $2-$6.
Save 20% - $40 per person through August 31, 2014
- $95 per person VIP Access
2013 Taste of Savannah. Courtesy of New River Auto Mall
Taste of Savannah Saturday, November 15, 2014, 1 – 5 pm, with early access at noon for VIP Lounge ticket holders, Ellis and Johnson Squares. The most epic Savannah wine and food event of the festival! Enjoy great Savannah food from some of the best spots in town, hundreds of free wines, spirits, Belgium beers with free unlimited tastings in a souvenir GoVino glass and five free food tokens. You’ll enjoy a variety of cooking demonstrations, learning experiences, Artisan Market, Celebrity Author’s Tent, Bartender’s Challenge, Waiter’s Race and so much more!
NEW This Year at The Taste of Savannah: Expanded locations to Ellis & Johnson Squares; Best of Belgium Beer Garden; Expanded Georgia Grown Village; Expanded Big Green Egg Grilling Guru Stage; Atlanta Magazine expanded Celebrity Chef Kitchen; Savannah Magazine Locavore Stage; Savannah Morning News’ VIP Lounge in the center of all of the activities; Savannah Art Association will have en Plein Air artists featured in locations painting throughout the Taste of Savannah.
Savannah Magazine’s Locavore Stage: (located in the Georgia Grown Village): Savannah Magazine’s Cocktail Quest, 1:15 - 2 pm; Chef Jean Vendeville, Savannah Technical College, 2:15 - 3 pm; TBA, 3:15 – 4 pm; Southern Cooking Tribute to Edna Lewis (original farm to table cooking before it had a name) with a panel of local chefs and farmers, 4:15 - 5 pm.
Sysco Learning Experiences, presented by WTOC-TV: “Savannah’s Seafood Sustainability” Anthony Lamas, Seviche, KY, Nico Romo, Fish, Charleston, SC, Matthew Roher, The Landings Club, Savannah, GA and other special guests 1:15 – 2 pm; “So You Think You Can Taste!” with a panel of distinguished winemakers, Master Sommeliers, sommeliers and brand ambassadors (Larry O’Brien, MS, Jackson Family Estate, Lydia Mondavi, Michael Mondavi Family Estate, Dahne Chesson, Rioja Wines, USA, Marita Esteva, La Crema, National Ambassador and Eric Crane, Sommelier, Empire Distributors) 2:15 – 3 pm; Chef Jeff Henderson, “Flip My Food”, national celebrity chef on WTOC-TV – 3:15 – 4 pm; “The Perfect Margarita”, with Sean Land from Tres Agave and United Distributors, Michael Venezia, 4:15 – 5 pm.
Atlanta Magazine’s Celebrity Chef Kitchen: TBA, 1:15 - 2 pm; Hugh Acheson, chef & author, The Florence, Savannah, GA (and Athens and Atlanta, GA), 2:15 - 3 pm; Aaron Deal, The River and Rail, Roanoke, VA 3:15 – 4 pm; Virginia Willis, chef & author – 4:15 -5 pm.
Andaz Experience Patron Circle: Lauren Teague, Executive Chef, Andaz Hotel - 12:30 - 1:15 pm; “Taste with the Master”, Larry O’Brien, Master Sommelier with Jackson Family Estates, 1:30 - 2:15 pm; Cynthia Graubart, Cookbook Author - 2:30 - 3 pm; TBD – 3:15 - 4 pm; VIP Meet & Greet Reception - 4:15 - 5 pm
Big Green Egg Grilling Gurus Stage: Linkie Marais, Food Network/Big Green Egg Executive Chef, 1:15 – 2:00 pm; Roberto Leoci, Leoci’s Trattoria and Pacci’s Italian Kitchen + Bar; 2:15 – 3:00 pm; TBA, 3:15 – 4:00 pm; TBA, 4:15 – 5 pm
Savannah Morning News VIP Lounge, with special thanks to Rioja Wines, USA – Several winemakers, spirits principals and brand ambassadors, celebrity chefs and more will make appearances throughout the day. Talent Schedule TBA.
Celebrity Author’s Tent – Several celebrity and local cookbook authors will be holding autograph signings throughout the entire day. Talent Schedule TBA.
Barefoot Wine Waiter’s Race – 1:30 pm
Bartender’s Challenge – 3 pm
Culinary Kids Area
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Johnson Square, Savannah Ga
2013 Taste of Savannah photo courtesy of Butch Hirsch
Mimosas, Muffins, and Masterpieces
Pop by Telfair Square on Saturday morning from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, the only place to buy same-day tickets for Taste of Savannah before the event begins.
All Taste of Savannah ticket holders will have the exclusive opportunity to sip delicious mimosas and savor yummy pastries while strolling through 80 artists booths at the 20th Annual Telfair Art Fair, taking place Saturday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and Sunday from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
Take advantage of early free parking at the Bryan Street Garage on Saturday morning. Artists will hold any items you purchase until Sunday at 4:00 pm.
Sponsor of 2014 Taste of Savannah VIP Lounge
The Tourism Leadership Council is pleased to announce the 2014 Savannah Food & Wine Festival. According to festival President, Michael T. Owens, “The overwhelming success of the inaugural Savannah Food & Wine Festival translates into an even bigger and better 2014 festival.
The Taste of Savannah will now take place in Ellis and Johnson Squares, the River Street Stroll will be in an expanded area and we’re in the process of finalizing plans on several new events and venues. We will have the full festival line-up of tickets on sale by June 1, 2014.”
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July 12, 2014 - Learning Experience tickets now on sale.
August 2, 2014 - Chef Aaron Deal from the River and Rail in Roanoke, VA joins the Winery Cellar Dinner as guest chef.
The Savannah Food & Wine Festival PO Box 10010
Savannah, Georgia 31412 ph: 912-232-1223; fax: 912-236-8821
©2014 Savannah Food & Wine Festival and The AdFish Group
*The Savannah Food & Wine Festival is presented by the Tourism Leadership Council, a 501-(c) 6 organization, with proceeds benefiting the TLC Scholarship Fund, with educational opportunities for hospitality program students in colleges and universities in the Coastal Empire and many local charitable organizations.