Foodies, are you ready for the ultimate gastronomical experience? If not, prepare yourself for the 27th Annual Gourmet Feastival! This August 23rd, the celebration will be back in full force with everything you need to make a good date. Stay tuned for details!
What and When Is It
The Gourmet Feastival is a food festival featuring the signature dishes of the most popular and tasty restaurants from the Tampa Bay Area. This year, there are 23 different restaurants participating for food, 5 for desserts, 4 for other miscellaneous snacks, and 8 for libations. And that’s not all! This event will also have live entertainment provided by Tampa local band, Chello Hollyday. Additionally, there will be a silent auction with items such as hotel stays, gift baskets, sporting events, experiences and more.
The 27th annual Gourmet Feastival will be held on August 23rd from 6pm to 8:30pm. It will be at the Tampa Armature Works, a new hot-spot for good food and a good time. There is also a VIP option available, for which doors will open at 5pm and there will be access to a VIP room with samples from the Exectuive Chef of the Yacht Starship. The VIP ticket will also get you access to special libations from several vendors as well as a VIP swag bag.
With 23 different restaurants participating in the Gourmet Feastival, you’re sure to find something you love. Here is a full list of the participating restaurants:
A Fresh Connection | Ava | Bavaro’s | Centre Club | Coyote Ugly Saloon | Crispers | The International Culinary Schools of the Art Institute | Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen | Jerk Hut | J-New & Mom’s Catering | Latitudes Apollo | Livy O’s Catering | Oggi Italian | Poke Rose | Rollin’ Oats | Seasons 52 | The Fit Kitchen | Taco Bus | The Rez Grill | Timpano | Uncle John’s Pride | World of Beer | Zekos
For dessert, the options include:
Blue Bell Ice Cream | Cakes by Chriz | Chocolate D’Moura | Nothing Bundt Cakes | Sunday’s
For snacks, you can try:
Chef Inspired Popcorn Co | Festival Hot Sauce | Planet Smoothie | Steve’s Gourmet Olives
Finally, your libations options include:
Cayman Jack Margarita | Fine Wine & Spirits Warehouse | Kahwa Coffee Roasting | PRP Wine International | Red Skirt Sangria | Ultra Pure | White Claw Hard Seltzer | World of Beer
Tickets for the 27th annual Gourmet Feastival are on sale now! You can get them online here. Currently, tickets are at $50 each for general admission and $75 for VIP pre-sale. At the door, VIP tickets will be $100 if still available.
The Community Impact
Everybody loves a good food festival. But this one is a little different! The Gourmet Feastival will benefit the Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women. This nonprofit raises funds to support women and girls and help them reach their potential. The contribution raised from the event will stay within our community.
If you love food and consider yourself a foodie, try out some of these ideas for your next date night. Check out Midnight at the Masquerade: Murder Mystery Dinner Date or Seminole Heights Tastes and Treats for inspiration!
Feature Image Credit: Gourmet Feastival Facebook Event Page