Inaugural Food & Wine Festival Success!
Straub Park was busting with happy patrons for the inaugural Savor St. Pete Food & Wine Festival in November. With the backdrop of a gorgeous day, the event was held under tents and shade trees, and included some popular food trucks as well. Over 90 vendors brought delicious tastes of food and wine. There was a food competition early on featuring some of St. Pete’s finest chefs, and judged by local celebrities and food critics. Chef Lee Aquino of The Birchwood Hotel/Birch & Vine won for her ”Ice Cream of the South” With Roasted Banana Grits Toasted Coconut, Chorizo, Raspberry Sofrito and Sorrel. A surprise pop-up wedding also took place to the delight of the crowd — Tammy Gail (founder and producer of Savor) and her fiancé Jeff Wernli tied the knot.
A portion of the proceeds from Savor St. Pete benefits the students at the Art Institute of Tampa. With the resounding success of this event, you can certainly look forward to the 2nd Annual Savor St. Pete next November. You can follow Savor St. Pete on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.