Representatives for Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine & Spirits Festival announced Monday the schedule of events for the 2012 festival. April 22-29, 2012 will mark the third annual Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine & Spirits Festival with events including: a restaurant week; specialty wine, spirits and beer dinners; Oceanfront Grand Tasting Tents; a Sip, Savor & Stroll at The Market Common; and The Chef's Challenge and Tasting Finale. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online at www.coastaluncorked.com.
To kick off the 2012 festival, the "Second Annual Coastal Uncorked Oyster Roast" will be held on February 26 at Sea Captain's House from 1 to 4 p.m. Attendees will enjoy the oceanfront view while listening to live music and sampling a variety of prepared oyster dishes, wine and spirits. Tickets are $25. Festival attendees can enjoy sampling food and wine from participating Market Common restaurants, while strolling the streets of The Market Common during "Sip, Savor & Stroll" on Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $10.
Ticket holders of the "Oceanfront Grand Tasting Tents" will enjoy the ocean view while listening to live entertainment and sampling food, wine and spirits on Friday, April 27, 2012 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 28 from 12 to 3 p.m. and 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. This event will be located on Ocean Boulevard between 8th and 9th avenues North. Ticket holders will have access to the festival grounds on Friday and Saturday, but must have a ticket for their designated tasting session. Tickets are $30 for each tasting session.
The Festival's final event, "The Chef's Challenge and Tasting Finale" will be held on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 6 p.m. Festival attendees can watch local chefs battle it out to win the food challenge competition, enjoy live entertainment and sample food, wine and spirits. Tickets start at $50. This event is rain or shine. Patrons can opt to purchase a "Grand Combo Pass," which will allow guests unlimited access to all three of the Oceanfront Grand Tasting Tent sessions, plus a seat at the Food Challenge and Tasting Finale. Tickets start at $100 and limited tickets are available.
"Wine Dinners" will be held nightly throughout the festival at participating restaurants, where guests will enjoy a multi-course dinner paired with different wines for each course. Tickets range in price from $60 - $120 and will be available for purchase later this month.
Beer connoisseurs will enjoy nightly "Beer Dinners" which will feature a multi-course dinner paired with different types of beer for each course. Ticket pricing will vary for each participating restaurant and will be available for purchase later this month.
"Three Course $20.12 Chef's Tasting Menus" will be available daily, April 22 – 29 with each participating restaurant creating their own fixed menu. Visit www.coastaluncorked.com for up-to-date information on participating restaurants and menus.
"We are pleased to announce the schedule of events for the 2012 Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine and Spirits Festival," said Heidi Vukov, founder of Coastal Uncorked. "We have a few new events this year that we are excited to unveil, which we feel will better enable us to grow and thrive as a food and wine festival. We have a variety of events for everyone and every budget. Continue to check our website for up-to-date information as the Festival draws near."
For more information about Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine and Spirits Festival, visit CoastalUncorked.com or Facebook.com/CoastalUncorked.
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