Join gourmet chefs and wineries from around the world at some of the most memorable venues on the Gulf Coast of Florida and have the satisfaction of knowing all profits are benefitting charities helping children in need.
Choose sunset views of the bay at The Sarasota Yacht Club or of the Gulf of Mexico at The Resort at Longboat Key Club. If downtown is more your style, The Florida Wine and Balloon Festival brings you “Banquet on the Block” blending the talents of local chefs and winemakers at the longest table ever on Lemon Avenue. You may also sip sauvignon blanc or Chivas surrounded by the spectacular Porsches at Suncoast Motorsports, or eat, drink and be merry while gazing across the Robert Trent Jones, Jr. designed golf course at the Founders Club.
Every chef has planned a menu featuring locally harvested foods exquisitely paired with fabulous wines. Seating is limited at all dinners. Ticket prices range from $75-$1,000. It’s a shame you can only go to one!
A sit-down dinner paired with a fabulous selection of wines, to name a few, Lincourt, Bianchi, Sebastiani, Matchbook, Beringer, Chateau Souverain, Greg Norman Estates, Cigar Zin, Joseph Carr, and Wente, and the list goes on. Participants to date include, Chef Darwin Santa Maria, owner of Darwin’s on 4th, Salute! Ristorante, Whole Foods, Owen’s Fish Camp, Chef Christian Hershman, Chef/Proprietor of State Street Eating House and Chef Paul Mattison, owner of Mattison’s 41 and Mattison’s City Grille, and Pastry Art.
Experience beauty, elegance and vitality at this private country club nestled on over 800 peaceful acres. Join Executive Chef Jeff Parson as he presents an exquisite multi-course dinner perfectly paired with the fabulous wines of Reynolds Family Winery and Vino D’Angelo. Steve Reynolds and Dan D’Angelo – two “personality plus” gentlemen who you will really enjoy meeting will make this evening complete.
Join your hosts, Stanley and Jane Ferro at one of Sarasota’s finest waterfront restaurants and voted No. 1 restaurant in the U.S. for dock and dining by Power and Motoryacht Magazine. Enjoy the beautiful and romantic ambience of Little Sarasota Bay framed by tropical vegetation, a water lily pond with a bronze fountain and flower gardens.
The welcoming charm of Sarasota Yacht Club’s beautiful clubhouse coupled with the amazing talent of Anthony Puccio, Executive Chef, cannot be denied.Join Chef Anthony for an exceptional multi-course dinner where food and wine are perfectly paired with the fabulous wines of Rodney Strong and Davis Bynum Winery.
The lavish showroom of Suncoast Porsche is the place to be for this exceptional wine dinner. Jim Boswell of Ferrari Carano Vineyards & Winery will entertain you for the evening as he has history to share. Join us under the crystal chandelier and feast on a sumptuous multi-course dinner prepared by Chef Paul Mattison who is a pro at pairing fabulous wine with exquisite food.
Dine on the powdery white sands of the Longboat Key Club & Resort for an unforgettable evening. Allow yourself to escape in the sultry gulf breezes with a fabulous sunset as your backdrop. Executive Chef Ed Geyfman and his culinary team will present a multi-course dining experience showcasing the sensational wines of Concha Y Toro all the way from Chile. Dinner will be served under a tent, on the beach, sand beneath your feet – what could possibly be better?
Nestled amid 700 acres of picturesque lakes, gently swaying pines, palms and moss oaks, The Founders Golf Club, located in The Founders Club community, is an elegant yet understated private golf club. Join Executive Chef Marco Marini as he presents an exquisite multi-course dinner perfectly paired with the marvelous wines of Merryvale.