November 10 – November 16, 2014

Taste of Savannah

Saturday, November 15, 2014 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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 10% - $45 per person for a limited time

- $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. 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.  Savor a variety of cooking demonstrations, learning experiences, Artisan Market, Celebrity Author’s Tent, Bartender’s Challenge, Waiter’s Race and 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, presented by BI-LO; 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;  “Local means Fresh”, Georgia Grown farmers and Savannah chefs, 3:10 – 3:50 pm; “Southern Cooking Tribute to Edna Lewis”(original farm to table cooking before it had a name) with Ruth Lewis Smith (Edna Lewis’ sister), Joe Randall, chef and author, Jennifer Booker, chef and author and Paul Fehribach, executive chef and owner, Big Jones, Chicago IL, 4 – 4:45 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 George Sedberry, Sanctuary Science Coordinator, NOAA, 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; TBA – 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, presented by BI-LO:


TBA, 1:15 - 2 pm; Hugh Acheson, chef and author, The Florence, Savannah, GA (Athens and Atlanta, GA), 2:15 - 3 pm; Aaron Deal, The River and Rail, Roanoke, VA, 3:10 – 3:55 pm; Virginia Willis, chef & author – 4:10 – 4:45 pm.


Andaz Experience Patron Circle (limited to Patron Circle members only):


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, presented by United Community Bank


With special thanks to Rioja Wines, USA – Several winemakers, spirits principals and brand ambassadors, celebrity chefs and more will make appearances throughout the day. The private VIP Lounge includes complimentary appetizers, wine and spirits. A comfortable, lounge seating area with bistro garden not open to the general public. An intimate setting with opportunities to meet VIP/celebrity talent on the United Community Bank stage. Early entrance into the festival at noon, with check-in available at the VIP Lounge.


Celebrity Author’s Tent – Several celebrity and local cookbook authors will be holding autograph signings throughout the entire day, with talent Schedule TBA. Barefoot Wine Waiter’s Race – 1:30 pm; Bartender’s Challenge – 3 pm; Culinary Kids Area and Silent Auction taking place from 1 – 5 pm.



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 Learning Experiences Stage

Sponsor of 2014 Taste of Savannah Locavore Stage

Sponsor of 2014 Taste of Savannah Grilling Gurus Stage

Presenter of 2014 Taste of Savannah Learning Experiences Stage

Sponsor of 2014 Taste of Savannah VIP Lounge

Sponsor of 2014 Best of Belgium Beer Garden

Presenter of 2014 Taste of Savannah Celebrity Chef Kitchen

Presenter of 2014 Taste of Savannah VIP Lounge

Sponsor of 2014 Taste of Savannah Celebrity Chef Kitchen

Sponsor of 2014 Taste of Savannah Waiter's Race

Sponsor of 2014 VIP Lounge

Sponsor of 2014 Georgia Grown Village


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.”


Edna Lewis: Farm to Table Cooking before it had a name



For more information on the Festival contact us at:


September 3,  2014 - SFWF  releases the Master Class Series classes at the Mansion on Forsyth Park.  Tickets are 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.

Edna Lewis, one of the 20th century’s most influential chefs and cook book authors, and a towering figure in the history of Southern cooking.  To continue reading click here.

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.