Celebrate Spring with Food, Music and History on Florida’s Historic Coast
Dining out on Florida’s Historic Coast is always a special treat. With an ocean in our front yard and miles of productive agricultural lands in our backyard, there is always something fresh and new cooking up. Springtime features some very popular events to help celebrate the flavors. The Taste of St. Augustine and the St. Augustine Food +Wine Festival are two of the most popular.
The Taste of St. Augustine
Celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year The Taste of St. Augustine serves up exciting “tastes”. St. Augustine’s favorite restaurants and food trucks compete for the prestigious TOSTA (Taste of St. Augustine) awards, with categories including Best Family Dining, Best Ethnic, Best Upscale, and Best Dessert, as well as the ever popular “People’s Choice”. The festival takes place on April 24 at the St. Augustine Amphitheater.
St. Augustine Food and Wine Festival
The St. Augustine Food and Wine Festival named a Top 10 food event in Florida by USA Today editors will take place at the World Golf Village and other locations around St. Augustine May 5-8. This culinary celebration showcases food culture with celebrity guest chefs, celebrity winemakers/ proprietors, local chefs, artisans and local craft spirits/beers. The festival offers a wide variety of events for all tastebuds, from wine dinners and tasting events, to master classes and more.
This year’s festival presenters include Iron Chef Cat Cora; Southern Living Chef Rebecca Lang; BBQ Grand Champion Robert Owens, and Global Cooking School’s Hari Pulapaka. They will work side by side with many of Florida’s Historic Coast best known culinarians like Chef Matt Brown of Leña, Chef Barry Honan of Lotus Noodle Bar, Philip McDaniel co-founder of the St. Augustine Distillery, Chef Brian Whittington of Preserved and Chop Shop Chef, DeeAnn Hobbs with the Renaissance World Golf Resort, and many others.