• WUSF Hosts The Longest Table: Our Feast in the Street

    WUSF Public MediaSix Local Restaurants/Caterers to Serve 4-Course Al Fresco Dinners


    TAMPA, Fla. (March 19, 2015) – Imagine enjoying the beautiful Florida weather along the waterfront as the sun sets, followed by the moon and a canopy of stars… add amazing food, paired with the finest wines and that’s what The Longest Table: Our Feast in the Street is all about. Staged on Bayshore Drive NE in Downtown St. Petersburg, the table runs from the Museum of Fine Arts to the Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club. WUSF will host this incredible event for the second year on Thursday, April 9, 2015*.  All proceeds benefit WUSF Public Media.


    The Longest Table is a true celebration of food and wine pairings featuring the area’s finest restaurants and caterers. Participants include Café L’Europe, Mise en Place, Parkshore Grill, 400 Beach Seafood & Tap House, Olympia and Orange Blossom Catering. Some of the delectable dishes to be served during the four-course dinner include lobster bisque; banana bread pudding with dark rum vanilla bean crème; chilled parsnip pear vicysoisse; black hog farm honey-chipotle braised pork belly; roasted Maine lobster tail and filet and truffle tremor fondue.


    “This exciting elegant al fresco dining experience on the water at sunset is truly amazing,” says JoAnn Urofsky General Manager of WUSF Public Media. “It is one of those nights you’ll remember for a long time!”


    The Longest Table ticket price ranges from $85 – $160, depending on the selected restaurant. Once a guest selects their desired dining experience, they may purchase tickets online or call (800) 661-0823. Reservations are required (now through April 5) and menus for each of the participating restaurants/caterers are available online. The dinner ticket includes an after-party at the Museum of Fine Arts where guests will be able to socialize with staff from WUSF and the MFA. Seating is limited and guests must be 21 or older. Check in for The Longest Table begins at 5:30 which is followed by a Welcome Grand Toast and announcement of the Table Décor Contest winner. The feast begins at 6:30 PM!


    For more information visit www.wusf.usf.edu/wusf_events/the_longest_table_feast_in_the_street


    * Rain Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015


    WUSF Public Media is a comprehensive media organization that provides media services to the community and businesses through public broadcasting and multi-media production services. Licensed to the University of South Florida, WUSF Public Media has been serving the public interest through programming, educational outreach and community partnerships for more than 50 years. For more information, visit www.wusf.org.