Events & Tickets

A Taste of Haiti Friend of the James Beard Foundation Dinner

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
6:00pm

A Gourmet Taste of Haiti. Attendees will celebrate unique flavors at this intimate soirée held in a beautiful private home in the Ocala Historic District. Guests will unite over good food and music exploring a ‘Taste of Haiti’ featuring two internationally celebrated Haitian chefs.

Cooking Local with Chef Dimitri Pomakis

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
6:30pm

When it comes to food, Chef Dimitri Pomakis is passionate about two things–his Greek heritage and incorporating locally sourced ingredients into his cooking. This small private multi-course dinner will reflect these two passions and include some of Chef Dimitri’s favorite not-so local Greek wines.

Sarah’s Cheese Making Class

Thursday, April 12, 2018
10:00 am

A unique & memorable cheese making experience!
In this interactive demonstration led by Sarah Belyeu, guests will see how fresh mozzarella can be easily made using their own kitchen equipment in a regular urban kitchen.

Women’s Grill Clinic with Robyn Lindars a.k.a. Grill Girl – Thursday

Thursday, April 12, 2018
11:30am

Robyn Lindars is the fire-obsessed foodie behind GrillGirl.com, a site dedicated to all things cooked over fire. She hosts “Women’s Grilling Clinics” to empower women to learn the art of grilling healthy, flavorful dishes with the added bonus of creating less dishes than cooking in the kitchen!

Landmark Dinner

Thursday, April 12, 2018
6:30pm

Guests will experience the Silver Springs State Park as it changes from light to dark, with a cocktail in hand by mixologist Brenda Terry. Then, after dark, enjoy a sumptuous but casual feast reflecting the best examples of southern cuisine by award winning Chef Brian Whittington.

Cooking with the King of Spice – Friday

Friday, April 13, 2018
11:00am

Bring an open mind and a big appetite to a cooking clinic with Keith Lorren a/k/a the King of Spice. Lorren is a classically trained chef that has traveled the world studying different cultures and cuisines.

The Art of Cocktails – Friday

Friday, April 13, 2018
3:30pm – 4:30pm

A small group of ten will learn the art and science behind mixing the perfect cocktail. Each attendee will receive a cocktail set to bring home by Lenox.

Feast at the Farm

Friday, April 13, 2018
6:00pm

This collaborative dinner by award winning chefs, Katie Button and Anthony Lamas is set on one of the most successful thoroughbred farms in the United States, Bridlewood Farm.

Cooking with the King of Spice – Saturday

Saturday, April 14, 2018
11:00am

Bring an open mind and a big appetite to a cooking clinic with Keith Lorren a/k/a the King of Spice. Lorren is a classically trained chef that has traveled the world studying different cultures and cuisines.

Lunch with the Wagner Family Wines

Saturday, April 14, 2018
12:00pm

Attendees will enjoy a guided tasting by Danielle Christensen, Florida Representative of Caymus Vineyards, that includes the Caymus Cabernet Sauvignons we’ve all come to cherish (especially when it comes to celebrating special occasions!) as well an introduction to the expanded portfolio of next generation Wagner Family wines.

The Art of Cocktails – Saturday

Saturday, April 14, 2018
3:30pm – 4:30pm

A small group of ten will learn the art and science behind mixing the perfect cocktail. Each attendee will receive a cocktail set to bring home by Lenox.

Women’s Grill Clinic with Robyn Lindars a.k.a. Grill Girl – Saturday

Saturday, April 14, 2018
3:30pm

Robyn Lindars is the fire-obsessed foodie behind GrillGirl.com, a site dedicated to all things cooked over fire. She hosts “Women’s Grilling Clinics” to empower women to learn the art of grilling healthy, flavorful dishes with the added bonus of creating less dishes than cooking in the kitchen!

Dinner with Joseph Viola

Saturday, April 14, 2018
6:30pm

Coming all the way from the Gastronomic Capital of France, Lyon, one of the iconic chefs who received the prestigious title MOF (Meilleur Ouvrier de France), Chef Joseph Viola will be offering you an exemplary introduction to the classics of a bouchon menu! Don’t miss this very unique experience as we transform Ocala’s Citizen Circle into Lyon’s famous festival of lights! Expect nothing short of magic!

Grand Tasting

Sunday, April 15, 2018
Early Access 11 am – 4 pm
General Admission 12 pm – 4 pm

Join as we transform the Ocala Art Park into the Grand Tasting in culmination of the five day festival. A casual affair that allows participants to enjoy live music, mingle with their neighbors, chefs, winemakers, mixologists, and culinary vendors. For one price, you’ll enjoy it all.

Stay tuned, more events are being released on a daily basis!