2011 Events

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1/25/11 - 1/30/11
Key West Food and Wine Festival Hospitality Suite
Key West Food and Wine Festival Hospitality Suite
 Key West Food and Wine Festival Hospitality Suite
Hours: Our Hospitality Suite will be open Tuesday, January 25th  through Sunday, January 30th
10:00am -5:00pm
Daily

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1/26/11 - 1/30/11
Key West Food and Wine Festival VIP Pass
Key West Food and Wine Festival VIP Pass
Your 2011 VIP Pass entitles you to enjoy
Wednesday VIP Welcome Party
90 miles from Havana Barefoot Beach Party at the Southernmost Beach and Cafe
Your choice of one neighborhood stroll
Your choice of one seminar throughout the weekend
Bess & Harry's Grand Tasting
Coconut Bowling & Coconut Recipe Contest
Duval "UNCORKED"
Seafood Shakedown
the outdoor WINE MARKET key west
VIP Gift Bag
$395.00

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January 26, 2011
VIP Welcome Party
VIP Welcome Party
If you have purchased a 2011 VIP Pass,
you are invited to join us poolside at Southernmost Hotel's newest Pool
for a glass of wine and to pick up your VIP bag and passes.
5:00pm-7:00pm
Complimentary to VIP Pass holders only
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January 26, 2011
Tapas @ Tavern N Town
Tapas @ Tavern N Town

 One of Key West’s Favorite dining experiences, Tavern n Town, will feature an evening of Tapa style dining with exquisitely matched wine pairings.
6:30pm – 8:30pm
$55.00

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January 27, 2011
90 miles from Havana Barefoot Beach Party
90 miles from Havana Barefoot Beach Party
 Join us at Key West’s “South Beach” to kick off the 2011 Key West Food and Wine Festival. 
Check your Flip-Flops at the door and start the party!  Whet your appetite for the Festival with island favorite cuisine, wine and music overlooking the shimmering water of the Florida Straits under a bursting moon.  This is a favorite spot for sunset where you can mingle with the locals.
5:00pm-7:00pm
$35.00
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January 27, 2011
Wine Around “Neighborhood Strolls”
Wine Around “Neighborhood Strolls”

SOLD OUTwww.youtube.com/watch

Back by popular demand!
On Thursday evening you can board the Old Town Trolley and ride through Key West's Historic old town to take a stroll to some of Key West’s most famous and unique neighborhoods and sample food & wine from
our one-of-a-kind restaurants.
7:30pm-9:30pm
$65.00

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1/28/11 - 2/4/11
"Kings of Pastry" at the Tropic Cinema
"Kings of Pastry" at the Tropic Cinema

 Imagine a scene never before witnessed:
16 French pastry chefs gathered for three intense days of mixing, piping and sculpting everything from delicate chocolates to six-foot sugar sculptures.
This is the MOF (Meilleur Ouvrier de France) competition, the ultimate recognition for every pastry chef – it is a dream and an obsession.

go to tropiccinema.com for showtimes & admissions

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January 28, 2011
Bess & Harry's Grand Tasting
Bess & Harry's Grand Tasting

 Join us at historic Truman Little White House at 111 Front Street in Truman Annex

for a truly memorable Grand Tasting with a sense of history.  The Truman Little White House, built in 1890 as a home for the navy commandant and paymaster, has been enjoyed by six U.S. Presidents during their visits to Key West.  President Harry S. Truman and his wife, Bess used this house for 175 days as his Winter White House during his administration.

Imbibe in wines & spirits from around the world while enjoying a special performance

by Libby York.

5:00pm-7:00pm

$95.00

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January 28, 2011
"St. Pablo the Patron Saint of Shipwrecked Souls" Street Party at AZUR
"St. Pablo the Patron Saint of Shipwrecked Souls"   Street Party at AZUR

Join us for a unique Spanish style mixed grill menu charred on rosemary wood and old grapevines to include gambas al ajillo, chorizo, octopus, leg of lamb, pork shoulder and paella with old-style accompaniments.  
Traditional Rioja wine will be served from a Spanish barril de vino.
7:00pm-10:00pm
$45.00
Please call AZUR 305.292.2987 to pre-purchase tickets

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January 29, 2011
Bubbles & Madness 2
Bubbles & Madness 2
"Bubbles & Madness 2" presented by AZUR Restaurant
Inside and outside the cool blue of AZUR Restaurant, Mike Mosi and Drew Wenzel present “Bubbles and Madness 2”, an exquisite celebration of Brunch and Bubbles.
10:00am- 2:00pm
Please call 305-292-2987 for reservations
$30.00
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January 29, 2011
Key West Shrimp Boil presented by Hogfish Bar & Grill
Key West Shrimp Boil presented by Hogfish Bar & Grill

Take the Old Town Trolley from our hospitality suite, to the historic Stock Island Shrimp Docks
and catch a glimpse of the way old Key West used to be.
12:00NN – 2:00PM
$38.00 in advance $45.00 at the door
Please call 305.293.4041 for reservations

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January 29, 2011
Coconut Bowling and Coconut Recipe Contest
Coconut Bowling and Coconut Recipe Contest
Try your best Bowling skills for prizes with Coconuts & bring your best coconut dish to be judged by our local chefs. Meet at Blue Heaven, 729 Thomas Street
1:00pm - 4:00pm
$10.00

to benefit Wesley House Family Services sponsored by Blue Heaven Restaurant

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January 29, 2011
Duval "UNCORKED"
Duval "UNCORKED"
 Key West's famous Duval Street will be electric as the Key West Food and Wine Festival hosts "Duval UNCORKED" tantalizing revelers will with a mile long wine tasting, food sampling and shopping extravaganza. This Key West Food and Wine Festival party promises to be the event that can’t be missed.
4:00pm-7:00pm
$65.00
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January 30, 2011
Seafood Shakedown
Seafood Shakedown

The Key West Food and Wine Festival has a new and exciting event!
Seafood shakedown puts the prized Key West Pink shrimp front and center, along with other local seafood faire. Chefs, both amateur and professional, are invited to compete
to be
Key West Food and Wine Festival's first Shrimp King or Queen.
Contestants will participate in a cook-off by preparing their best recipes using Key West Pinks or other local seafood treasures. Event-goers will have their chance to taste all of the entries and vote for their favorite dish.
This event will be complimentary for VIP Pass holders
$20.00 admission in advance
$25.00 at the door
$20.00 chef entry

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January 30, 2011
The outdoor WINE MARKET key west
The outdoor WINE MARKET key west
Welcome to
"the outdoor WINE MARKET key west"
 12:00N - 3:00PM
Free Admission

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2011 Seminars

1/26/11 - 1/28/11
Food & Travel Writing
Food & Travel Writing

 Robert Haru Fisher has presented the Key West Travel Writing Workshop annually since 1991, when it was part of the Key West Literary Seminar. A past president of the Society of American Travel Writers, he is former editor-in-chief of the Fodor Guides and is currently a columnist and contributing editor.

Wednesday, January 26, 10 am - 12 noon, 2 pm - 4 pm

Thursday, January 27, 10 am - 12 noon, 2 pm - 4 pm

Friday, January 28, 8 am - 12 noon

This seminar is not part of your VIP Pass

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January 28, 2011
Eco Discovery Aquaculture Seminar
Eco Discovery Aquaculture Seminar

Presented by David E. Vaughan, PhD
 Executive Director of the Mote Marine Tropical Research Lab

Aquaculture, also known as aquafarming, is the farming of aquatic organisms such as fish, crustaceans, molluscs and aquatic plants. Aquaculture involves cultivating freshwater and saltwater populations under controlled conditions, and can be contrasted with commercial fishing, which is the harvesting of wild fish.

Friday, January 28, 2011
10:00 am- 12:00pm

This seminar is part of your VIP Pass
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January 29, 2011
The Finer Things in Life - Caviar to Truffles
The Finer Things in Life - Caviar to Truffles

Caviar to Truffles

Many people enjoy the finer things in life.

When it comes to food, we've asked Key West Chef Alice Weingarten, chosen to prepare dinner at the prestigious James Beard Foundation in July 2000, to share her thoughts on fine food preparation.

 

Starting her culinary career at an early age, Chef Alice has developed a cuisine that bespeaks her beliefs that it should be delicious, beautiful to look at, and composed of a variety of flavors and textures.

Saturday, January 29

10:00am-12noon

This seminar is part of your VIP Pass
Please choose one

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January 28, 2011
Boisset Family Estates Blending Seminar
Boisset Family Estates Blending Seminar

Presented by
Deirdre Conley

Deirdre Conley will host a blending seminar for you to compete with others to create a proprietary blend made from with traditional Rhone varietals of Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah. 


Friday, January 28, 2011
1:00 pm- 3:00pm

This seminar is part of your VIP Pass
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January 29, 2011
The Finer Things in Life - Aperitifs to Digestives
The Finer Things in Life - Aperitifs to Digestives

Aperitifs to Digestives

Just as the Food seminar celebrates fine foods, this seminar toasts fine beverages and mixology.
Famous mixologist Tad Carducci, along with local mixologists, Cecil Witt & Nicole Garcia share the secrets of enjoying fine wines and spirits, and the making of first-class cocktails.

Saturday, January 29
1:00pm-3:00pm

This seminar is part of your VIP Pass
Please choose one

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