Tampa Bay Wine and Food Festival

Enjoy 5 days of culinary experiences as we celebrate the Tampa Bay area’s leading restaurants with curated events at #TampaBayWFF !

www.TampaBayWFF.com

APRIL 9-13, 2024

Join us as we celebrate the Tampa Bay area, to include Tampa, St. Petersburg, and it’s surrounding top chefs and culinary masterminds with five Days of curated experiences set to engage your palettes with the help of international wines and cocktail partners as well as national brands joining to bring to life the Tampa Bay Wine and Food Festival!

(Visit the website for detailed information on each ticket benefits)

Join us for one event…or all of them!

Saturday, April 13, 2024 1-5PM – MAIN EVENT: GRAND TASTING at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Friday, April 12, 2024 7-11PM: VIP CHEF SHOWDOWN at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Thursday, April 11, 2024 7PM: Experience Hyde Park

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 7PM: Experience Water Street

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 : An Evening At Tampa Club. Private Event.

Learn about each event during Tampa Bay Wine and Food Festival below:

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SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2024 (MAIN EVENT): GRAND TASTING

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

CURTIS HIXON WATERFRONT PARK- 600 N. ASHLEY DRIVE, TAMPA, FL 33602

TICKET: $50 – $125 All Inclusive

More Shade, More Covered areas, and EVEN MORE FUN!
Experience Tampa, St. Petersburg, and it’s surround areas as we bring together the best of the best at the Tampa Bay Wine and Food Festival!

Saturday, April 13th, the final day of Tampa Bay WFF will host a Grand Tasting, featuring selected restaurants, live music, interactive sponsor experiences, international wine and spirits pavilions, and of course good times! Brought to you by Breakthru Beverage Florida, and presented by GOYA Foods, this year’s Grand Tasting is gearing up to be even bigger and better, with an all new culinary demo stage sponsored by Publix, new lounge experiences, more shaded areas throughout the festival, more covered areas, live music, and EVEN MORE FUN!

Taking over Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, enjoy flavor-packed bites from 40+ of Tampa Bay’s leading restaurants from across the area as we take you along a journey of the different culinary neighborhoods, enjoy an array of cocktail and wine pavilions that will celebrate some of your favorite varietals, along with interactive activations from leading national brands. Live Music and daytime fun will top off the experience. With hundreds of food and drink items to be savored, the Grand Tasting will be a great day at one of Tampa’s favorite parks on the riverfront as you indulge in the best of the best while listening to live music from local favorites and dancing the day away.

All ages are welcome at Saturday’s festival! Children under 10 enter for free on Saturday, April 13th!

TICKET BENEFITS INCLUDE:

TICKET: $125 ALL INCLUSIVE: AGES 21+

  • An all-inclusive day of sips, samples, and all the FUN you can have!
  • Indulge at 40+ of the Tampa Bay area’s leading restaurant stations paired with 50 international wineries, interactive cocktail experiences, samples from national paired brands, and more.
  • Dance the day away with live music from your favorite local bands
  • And the list continues …..

TICKET: $50 ALL INCLUSIVE: UNDER 21- 10YRS

  • An all-inclusive day of sips (non- alcoholic beverages), samples, and all the FUN you can have!
  • Indulge at 40+ of the Tampa Bay area’s leading restaurant stations
  • Unlimited all inclusive non alcoholic beverages
  • Dance the day away with live music from your favorite local bands
  • And the list continues …..
  • Under 21 wristband will be given to all guests under 21.

While the event is not specific for children, children under 10 enter for free on Saturday, April 13th.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2024: VIP CHEF SHOWDOWN

7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

CURTIS HIXON WATERFRONT PARK- 600 N. ASHLEY DRIVE, TAMPA, FL 33602

TICKET: $150 All Inclusive

An Evening Of Competitive Culinary Cook-Offs

14 CHEFS. 7 BATTLES. 1 EPIC NIGHT!

Get ready for Irvine’s Chef Showdown with all new leading sponsor, Chef Robert Irvine’s Spirits, to celebrate Tampa Bay’s top chefs and gear up for an evening of competitive culinary cook-offs on the all new Publix Showcase Kitchen stage and presented by GOYA Foods and Mountain Valley Water, where you are the judge judges as they indulge in endless dishes and refreshing cocktails and dance the night away. 14 chefs will battle head-to-head in seven unique showdowns. Each will host their own “battle pavilion” , where guests will visit each battle, sample, and vote on their favorite of the two. Throughout the night, chefs from each battle will take the main stage to put on a show in their live demos as representatives from the culinary industry, including media, will serve as final judges to award the best in each showdown.
Hosting this year’s festivities is celebrity guest and official Chef Ref for the night, Chef Robert Irvine of Food Network’s Restaurant: Impossible, along with Great Day Live’s Java Ingram. Get Ready to choose your champ!

TICKET BENEFITS INCLUDE:

TICKET: $150 ALL INCLUSIVE: AGES 21+

  • A chef competition including an all-inclusive evening of epic proportions
  • Indulge in 14 restaurant battle experiences and VOTE on your favorite chef competition dishes
  • Dive into full bars featuring a variety of cocktails, wines, and soft drinks
  • Additionally enjoy uniquely sponsor experiences

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THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2024: EXPERIENCE HYDE PARK

TIME: 7PM

LOCATION: HYDE PARK VILLAGE, 1602 W. Snow Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

TICKETS: $100- $250

Escape into the modern oasis of Tampa’s beloved outdoor destination, Hyde Park Village, and snag a ticket to a one-of-a-kind evening. Select your favorite restaurant featured as one of the five leading culinary destinations selected in Hyde Park who have opened their doors to create a unique pairings dinner fit for a VIP. Each chef will create a 4-course dining experience that will enhance your taste buds, paired with leading national brands adding the perfect cocktail and wine pairings to your ultimate meal. Get ready to enjoy and experience the restaurants of Hyde Park.

ANNOUNCING THE 2024 RESTAURANT LINEUP:

BOUZY

Producing the world’s best bubbly, you can find a vineyard village in a region of France, better known as Bouzy, where everyone lives in perpetual celebration. This is a dinner where guests will experience the love of food and celebration, created by Chef Kyle King featuring Chef Jose Mendin of Casa Isola Miami and Pubbelly Global. Expect a 4 to 5 course sit down dinner featuring the best of Bouzy paired with Glenfiddich.

Ticket price: $175 | Limited to 35 guests.

RO

Savor the artistry of omakase at RO Hyde Park featuring with a team of highly trained chefs who have skillfully modernized traditional Asian dishes. RO’s menu is created with items delivered from Tokyo’s Toyosu Market, ensuring the freshest and most authentic fish, allowing for distinct flavors in traditional dishes. Every bite is curated by the hands of a master and every bite, a culinary journey. RO will include several courses and exquisite sake pairings from Breakthru Beverage, led by the one and only Midori Roth.

Ticket price: $350 | Limited to 10 . SOLD OUT

MEAT MARKET

From prime cuts to artisanal selections, indulge in a 5-course seated dinner, created by celebrity chef, Chef Robert Irvine, owner and executive chef of Meat Market, Chef Sean Brasel, and honorary chef host, Chef Fernando Desa of Goya Foods for a dinner unlike any other. Meat Market features carefully curated cuts, presented by Meats by Linz, fresh seafood and unique wine and spirits pairings with the help of Breakthru Beverage and presented by Gundlach Bundschu to make this dinner one to remember with a chef lineup that can’t be beat.

Ticket price: $350. Limited to 75 guests.

SUR LA TABLE

Looking to spruce up your cooking skills? Date night? Sur La Table is hosting a 3-course cooking class for 20 people where you get to be the chef! A Master Mixologist is helping you create your perfect cocktail pairings with wines for our wine-o’s while you cook for a date night you won’t want to miss. This year’s menu is Winter in Paris, which includes roasted chicken with a tarragon cream sauce, roasted root vegetables and flambeed crepes with an orange sauce all paired with wines from Breakthru Beverage.

Ticket price: $135. Limited to 35 guests.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2024: EXPERIENCE WATER STREET

TIME: 7PM

LOCATION: WATER STREET, Water St, Tampa, FL 33602

TICKETS: $100- $250

Escape into the urban oasis of Tampa Bay’s Water Street, a vibrant destination that beckons with its modern allure. Immerse yourself in an evening of unparalleled experiences as you explore the unique culinary offerings found along the bustling streets with some excitement nearby. Select from a collection of 3-5 enticing restaurants, each renowned for their innovative cuisine and warm hospitality. Prepare to be captivated by a tantalizing 4-course dining experience, expertly crafted by visionary chefs who blend flavors and techniques to create culinary magic. Complementing the extraordinary dishes are carefully curated cocktails and wines from acclaimed national brands, ensuring an unforgettable meal that transcends expectations. Embark on a culinary adventure, discovering the hidden gems and culinary treasures

BOULON

Nestled in the heart of Water Street, Boulon Brasserie seamlessly marries the timeless elegance of French dining with the energy of the local scene, inviting guests into a haven of refined tastes and sophisticated ambiance.

Whether you’re drawn to the classic charm of a French bistro or eager to explore innovative interpretations of French cuisine, Boulon Brasserie promises an unforgettable 4-course dining experience by Executive Chef, Chef Josue Gaston featuring Breakthru Beverage partner Glenfiddich.

Ticket price $225. Limited to 30 guests. SOLD OUT

ROOSTER & THE TILL

A 2022 & 2023 Michelin Bib Gourmand Award Recipient, Rooster & The Till has earned itself aspot as one of the No.1 restaurants in Tampa, and for good reason. With an always changing menu featuring innovative flavors and local in season items, Rooster & The Till continues tocreate new dishes to keep everyone on their toes. To add to the excitement, Chef Brad Kilgore, named Best New Chef by Food & Wine Magazine and a James Beard nominee, will be joining an already talented and noteworthy lineup to take this experience to the next level.

Guests will enjoy 6 courses created by co-owner, Chef Ferrell Alvarez, Executive Chef, Chef Martin DeJesus, and celebrity chef, Chef Brad Kilgore, all known for their culinary expertise and creative approaches complete with pairings from Breakthru Beverage the Hess Collection.

Ticket price: $350 | 6 COURSE EXPERIENCE. Limited to 40 guests.

PREDALINA

Located on Water Street, in close proximity to Tampa’s historic docks and a stone’s throw from the waterfront, Predalina boasts a lively and energetic ambiance. Here, the vibrant atmosphere perfectly showcases the finest seafood offerings from the Mediterranean region, creating an experience every time.

Guests will be welcomed with an amuse bouche before enjoying 4-courses created by Executive Chef, Chef Billy Zeko paired with Hendricks Gin and national brand ambassador, Erik Andersson.

Ticket price: $225 | 4 COURSE EXPERIENCE. Limited to 25 guests.

SMALL GIANT

Nestled on Water Street, Small Giant is a culinary gem that combines a cozy atmosphere with an innovative menu. The restaurant takes pride in its commitment to using fresh ingredients to craft dishes that delight the palate with an interior that exudes a welcoming ambiance, featuring a blend of modern and rustic décor.

Guests will enjoy a 4 course menu created by Chef Kyle King paired with Stella Artois featuring Master Cicerone, Max Bakker to create an evening unlike any other!

Whether you’re seeking an intimate dinner for two or a gathering with friends, Small Giant is a versatile destination that aims to elevate your dining experience. Enjoy a dinner experience at Small Giant, better known as the little bar with a big heart.

Ticket price: $125 | 4 COURSE EXPERIENCE. Limited to 20 guests.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2024

AN EVENING AT THE TAMPA CLUB

TIME: 7:00 PM -10: 00 PM

LOCATION: THE TAMPA CLUB | 101 E KENNEDY BLVD #4200

PRIVATE EVENT. INVITE ONLY.

The Tampa Bay WFF Event week will kick off with an intimate cocktail party for the VIP guests of the weekend. Start the week off as we wine and dine with all our VIPs looking across Tampa on the 42nd floor of the members-only, Tampa Club. Guests will be greeted with the official festival cocktail, Watermelon Milagro Margarita, or snag a one-of-a-kind Irvine’s Spirits cocktail before diving into delicious cuisines from the Tampa Club as we get a taste of what Tampa has to offer.

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Eventbrite is the exclusive authorized ticket outlet for this event. All sales are final, no returns or exchanges. Lost or stolen tickets will not be replaced. Lineup and event details subject to change. Tickets are not redeemable for cash. Must be over the age of 21 and present a valid government ID at entrance for all events. By purchasing your ticket, you are voluntarily agreeing to attending the event at your own risk and agree to release and hold harmless CI Management, Tampa Bay Wine and Food Festival, Event Officials, Event sponsors, event venues, and any additional entities and persons associated directly and indirectly from any claims or injuries associated with the event taking place or events associated with the event week. In addition, all attendees expressly waive their right to trial, right to sue, or right to request damages. Venue reserves the right to deny entry to highly intoxicated ticket holders. Event is rain or shine. Backpacks of all sizes are subject to be checked by security upon arrival.

By completing this transaction and purchasing a ticket at any price level to any or all of the Tampa Bay Wine and Food Festival event or being provided a ticket to any of the events, including Evening at Tampa Club, Experience Water Street, Experience Hyde Park, Chef Showdown and Tampa Bay Wine and Food Festival- Grand Tasting, you agree and accept the following Waiver and Release.

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