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Food and Beverage

Beer Project – Day 1 – Home Brew Night: From Gourds to Growlers

July 19 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

From the first female-owned breweries in Ethiopia to the ancient ales enjoyed by Antony and Cleopatra, beer has enhanced the social, economic and religious aspect of lives around the world. Learn more about the profound – and long lasting – impact of the world’s favorite beverage in this engaging conversation with…


Beer Project – Day 2 – Professional Local Brewer Night

July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Drink with purpose, and preserve a masterpiece by tapping into a one-of-a-kind evening! Since the dawn of time, drinking has provided a way for societies to determine character. Alcohol has also, through millennia, been used as a test of social literacy – a way to finesse any number of social situations…


Simmer and Sift: Ichicoro Ane

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

St. Pete’s renowned izakaya and ramen bar offers up Japanese delicacies while pushing the boundaries of creative dining for an eager audience. Sister to the smaller Seminole Heights location, Ane is both destination and retreat, allowing diners to enjoy Spicy Crab Abura Soba, charred octopus and Mapo Tofu amidst a…


Bourbon, Jazz, and Herb

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Friends of Photography for this celebration of the exhibition Can I Get a Witness: Photography by Herb Snitzer before it closes on August 5th. Listen to live jazz from James Suggs Trio, sip a signature bourbon, and rub elbows with the famed photographer himself.  Cash bar is available.…


Simmer and Sift: Join the Chef/Owners of The Restorative

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Dunedin’s newest entry into adventurous and innovative food featuring dishes such as tartine, burrata, black garlic, and cherry tomatoes or a dessert comprised of lemon curd, ginger marshmallows, mint cremeux, and cucumber. Refreshingly simple food, made with the best of ingredients, The Restorative is leading the way in an area…


Simmer and Sift: Il Ritorno

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

From the James Beard House to Central Ave, the lauded husband-wife team of Dave and Erica Benstock bring their modern take on Italian classics to the MFA. Chef David worked his way through the ranks at various restaurants, eventually running front line at Wolfgang Puck Spago in Colorado. A sharp…