Festivities will benefit the Child Protection Center of Sarasota
An exceptional line-up of Vintner Dinners on Friday evening that promise a gastronomic experience unlike any other in the region. Select from three themed dinners –
Dinner with the Masters, Kings of California Pinot or Italian-American Club – each spectacularly planned by the Club’s award-winning chefs and paired with specialty wines
and selections from guest winemakers. Each dinner will be held at a distinctive location behind the gates of the most prestigious private club in the area.
Saturday afternoon features Festival Wine Demonstrations in the beachside tent including “Taste like a Master” and “Blending Class”.
The “must-have” ticket to kick-off the 2013/2014 season is the grand finale of the weekend – the Stone Crab Celebration & Wine Tasting,
set along the pristine beach at sunset where attendees will enjoy entertainment, wine tastings from over 50 wineries, distillers and craft brewers and a live charity auction.
WHEN: November 8th and 9th, 2013
WHERE: The Resort at Longboat Key Club
220 Sands Point Road
Longboat Key, Florida, 34228
HOW: Events are open to the public, for reservations call 941.387.1675 or purchase tickets at http://bacchusonthebeach.com
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013
VINTNER AND DISTILLER DINNERS
A unique evening of culinary delights. Choose from four vintner dinners, hosted by guest winemakers at scenic locations throughout the Resort at Longboat Key Club.
Each dinner will be spectacularly planned by our award-winning chefs and staff, and paired with specially selected wines from our guest winemakers.
$135 (inclusive of tax & gratuity) Attire: Florida casual elegant
DINNER WITH THE MASTERS
With Dave Guffy of the Hess Collection, Daniel Baron from Silver Oak Winery and Clay Fritz of Fritz Winery and Dry Creek Valley.
Harbourside Dining Room – 6 pm reception • 6:30 pm dinner
Savor the wine as you are taken on a gastronomic experience with Executive Chef, Edward Geyfman.
KINGS OF CALIFORNIA PINOT
With Paul Clifton of Hahn Winery, Johnny Abbot Morgan Winery and Donald Patz of Patz & Hall Winery
Barefoot’s Upper Deck• 7:45 pm reception – Sands Pointe Restaurant • 8:15 pm dinner
Delight in a progressive multi-course dinner with talented Pinot Noir producers from California.
With Tim Grace of Il Molino di Grace and the wines of American owned Castello Banfi.
Portofino Courtyard & Ristorante – 7:45 pm reception • 8:15 pm dinner
Indulge in classic Italian-American cuisine paired with wines produced from great Italian Vineyards by American Vineyard Owners.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2013
PASSION of the PIG
Island House • Under the Oaks • 11:30 am to 2 pm
Mingle with of our attending winemakers, and enjoy “whole pig” barbecue and other barbecue favorites with all the fixin’s, hosted by Goose Island Brewery
and Sweetwater Brewery supported by our friends at Gold Coast Eagle Distributors. “Great beer and a lot of pork love. “Informal seating.
TASTE LIKE A MASTER
Beach Festival Tent • 1 pm
Hosted by Master Sommelier Trey Christie. Attendees will learn the art of tasting and savoring the wines of Lokoya, La Jota and Freemark Abbey.
Guests will participate in a blind tasting of wines to determine who has it in them to become an Iron Sommelier. Small plates and cheeses provided during the class.
Prizes will be awarded! Limited seating.
Beach Festival Tent • 3 pm
Whether you are wine curious or want to sharpen your palate, please join Michael DeLoach of Hook &Ladder Vineyards on the art of blending wines.
Michael will guide you through the steps of blending your very own bottle of wine to take with you.
THE ART OF COOKING
John Ringling Room West in the Resort Center • 3:30 pm
Hosted by a panel of celebrity judges, attendees will be selected to participate in a challenge demonstration with The Resort at Longboat Key Club chefs to
create the winning dish. Enjoy healthy-minded bites along with the organic wines of Bonterra Vineyards. Prizes will be awarded!
“BACCHUS on the BEACH” STONE CRAB CELEBRATION & WINE TASTING
On the Beach at The Resort at Longboat Key Club – 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
This event is the highlight of our Festival weekend. Our talented culinary staff will prepare and serve dishes from tasting stations that showcase our fabulous
West Coast of Florida offerings, and of course, the reason for the season—plenty of stone crab claws! Enjoy this gathering of wine and food aficionados, wonderful
entertainment, live auction featuring fine wines and great getaways – while immersing yourself in the sands and sunset along the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. This promises to be a
memorable night of foodie fun and great wines. $200 (inclusive of tax and Gratuity) Attire: Resort casual
Enjoy it all! Select a Vintner Dinner of your choice on Friday, November 8th, attend Passion of the Pig and Festival Demonstrations on Saturday, November 9th and
enjoy the festivities of the Stone Crab Celebration & Wine Tasting on Saturday evening. $350 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity)