|April 11 gala gathers a dozen gourmet restaurants and 1,100 friends of public broadcasting|
|TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2019) – With tickets now selling out each year, WUSF Public Media is capping the size of its hugely successful Longest Table annual gala. The al fresco dinner along the water in St. Petersburg has grown into the epicurean event of the season in Tampa Bay. This year, just 1,100 tickets will be available, so organizers are encouraging long-time fans, and newcomers to be ready to buy tickets. |
The Longest Table event gathers more than a dozen amazing restaurants from the wider Tampa Bay region. Guests buy tickets in advance for the restaurant they like. Bayshore Driveis closed to traffic, and chefs from each restaurant serve a four-course meal paired with wine to one section of a table that stretches nearly 400 yards from the Vinoy hotel to the Museum of Fine Arts. Restaurants are submitting menus now and include:
400 Beach Seafood & Tap HouseBirch & VineFarmTable CucinaCafé L’EuropeMattison’sOrange Blossom CateringParkshore GrillPerfect Thyme CateringThe Seafood ShackSophies at Saks Fifth AvenueURBAN Comfort
|This is the annual fundraising gala for public broadcasting in Tampa Bay, and tickets range from $125 – $150, with an upper tier at some restaurants of $200 – $250. WUSF Public Media members will have first access to tickets starting March 11, with public availability beginning March 18.|
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019 (Rain Date: Friday, April 12, 2019)Time: Check in at 5:30 p.m. Grand Toast at 6:15 p.m. Feast begins at 6:30 p.m.Attire: Evening casualEvent Beneficiary: WUSF Public Media
|“This is a wonderful event that brings together the fantastic supporters of public broadcasting with some of the most wonderful restaurants in this region,” said WUSF Public Media General Manager JoAnn Urofsky. “This is the |
When tickets go on sale, guests can buy tickets for their preferred restaurant at www.wusflongesttable.org or by calling (800) 661-0823.
Sponsors of this year’s event include Trenam Law, Imagine Museum, The UPS Store, Pinellas Community Foundation, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, in memory of Bill Brackett, Active Mobility Innovations, Bob Ziegler, Don and Kathy Vore, Harry and Joan McCreary, Kimberly and David Troyer, Mag 4 Inc., Duke Energy Center for the Arts at the Mahaffey Theater, Maxi-Blast Inc., R.R. Simmons, Tyrone Square Mazda, Kahwa Coffee Roasting, The City of St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay Magazine. To become a sponsor, please email Scot Kaufman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About WUSF Public MediaWUSF 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 serves the public interest through programming, educational outreach