2013 FLORIDA - January 2013
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
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January 13, 2013 Pleasures of the Palate 2013 - Miami Beach, Florida
Prepare to be dazzled as Van Aken designs and prepares a tantalizing, gourmet dinner at the exclusive La Gorce Country Club on Miami Beach. The evening will start with a cocktail party featuring an array of delicious passed hors d'oeuvres and sparkling wine, then continue with four courses of Chef Norman's signature dishes from My Key West Kitchen, paired with perfect wines to enhance flavors. One of the event's highlights is a spectacular auction of rare, fine wines, extraordinary travel experiences and more. Don't miss this fabulous affair!
January 17-20, 2013 Annual Frog Leg Festival 2013 - Fellsmere, Florida
Live entertainment, midway, crafters, and frog leg dinners. Proceeds benefit children's recreation in Fellsmere. Attendance: 80,000.
January 19, 2013 3rd Annual Oyster Cook-Off - Apalachicola, Florida
Contestants are encouraged to enter with their favorite recipe. All forms of oysters will be available to taste: raw, steamed, fried. Live music and dancing performances and silent auction. Benefits the Volunteer Fire Department.
January 19-21, 2013 The Festival of Chocolate 2013 - Tampa, Florida
Florida's Largest All-Chocolate Event features tastes from the best local and regional chocolatiers and confection companies; demonstrations by world renown pastry chefs, chocolate and wine pairings; hands-on classes; a one-of-a-kind chocolate museum; Kids-4-Chocolate workshop; crazy chocolate contests for children and adults, chocolate game show stage and live professional chocolate showpiece and cake decorating competitions. And, don't miss Brownie Bingo!
January 21, 2013 Taste of Compassion 2013 - West Palm Beach, Florida
Taste of Compassion is the premier food and wine tasting in Palm Beach County. "Dine Around the World" with twenty-five of the area's finest chefs who will prepare a complete selection of gourmet tastings from their fabulous menus. Southern Wine and Spirits will provide exquisite wines to compliment each dish. All proceeds benefit Quantum House.
January 25-26, 2013 Lakeland Pigfest 2013 - Lakeland, Florida
Kansas City Barbeque Society Sanctioned event. Plenty of food, music, and friends for the benefit of local charities!
January 25-27, 2013 Naples Winter Wine Festival - Naples, Florida
The Naples Winter Wine Festival is ranked among the top 10 arts and entertainment events for wealthy Americans. This ranking by the Luxury Institute is based on exclusivity, quality and prestige. Since 2004, the festival has earned the distinction of being the most successful charity wine auction in the nation according to Wine Spectator. The event brings many of the world's finest vintners and chefs together with wine collectors and philanthropists for a three-day gala in picturesque Naples, Florida.
January 25-27, 2013 International Chocolate Festival - Coral Gables, Florida
Presented by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. 7th Annual International Chocolate Festival Featuring Coffee and Tea. Three days of chocolate treats, delicious cups of coffee and soothing cups of tea. Don't miss, tree sales, ChocoKids, cooking demonstrations, our ChocoWalk, informative lectures and more.
January 26, 2013 Annual Kumquat Festival - Dade City, Florida
Celebrates the harvest of kumquats, a sweet and sour fruit that is a member of the citrus family. Some festivities include: a farmer”s market, wagon rides, antique cars and tractors, tasty kumquat dishes and craft shows.
January 26, 2013 7th Annual Port Salerno Seafood Festival - Port Salerno, Florida
Local Florida seafood specialties, live music, family fun area, maritime exhibitors, arts and crafts and more in historic Port Salerno along the waterfront.
January 26-27, 2013 Annual Mullet Festival - Goodland, Florida
The three-day festival attracts nearly 5,000 people to Goodland. Fried and smoked mullet are featured and the Buzzard Lope Queen is named during the event. Held annually at Stan's Idle Hour the weekend before the Super Bowl.
January 27, 2013 Master Chefs Classic - Key West, Florida
A culinary competition and tasting that benefits the Monroe Association for ReMARCable Citizens (MARC provides life services for developmentally disabled adults in the Florida Keys). This event has become the premier food event of the Key West season. Restaurants compete in appetizer, entrée and dessert categories providing incredible food for 400 lucky people. Awards are given in each category.
January 30, 2013 Vinitaly Tour 2013 - Miami, Florida
You are invited to a rare trade-only tasting of the finest selections from more than 100 wine producers from four pre-eminent DOCG regions of Italy.