Wednesday, April 10 at 6:30pm
Wining and Dining – “The Art of Pairing”
The Tybee Island Social Club and Quality Wine & Spirits is your host for an intimate evening of fine wining and dining. A wine connoisseur will lead you through a specially prepared five-course meal, each course perfectly matched with an assorted of fine wines. Learn the dynamic of each culinary and wine flavor. Descriptors of aroma and taste will suddenly make sense, and you too, will understand the art of pairing food and wine!
Tybee Island Social Club, 1311 Butler Ave., Tybee Island
Thursday, April 11 at 11:30am
Seafood School – “Seafood Treasures from the Golden Isles”
Having trouble cooking that perfect fish, making a smooth roux or giving your favorite seafood dishes just the right kick of seasoning? Then Seafood School is the answer for you!
Watch, learn, ask questions and sample! Five scrumptious seafood dishes! Five fabulous culinary demonstrations!
Chefs Kelly Yambor and Jeremy Diehl of Savannah’s Elizabeth on 37th
Chefs Kelly Yambor, along with her husband Jeremy Diehl, lead the kitchen staff at Elizabeth on 37th in Savannah. They have cooked for the James Beard House “Next Generation” series and have appeared in Chef Magazine, the New York Times and Gourmet Magazine.
Their Dish: Herb Glazed Georgia Shrimp with Low Country Hash and Corn Pudding
Cindy Jacobs, Golden Isles Native
Cindy was born and raised in the Golden Isles of Georgia. Throughout her high school and college years, Cindy could be found working at the Emmeline and Hessie Restaurant on St Simons Island where she developed her passion and skills for cooking, working for Flo Packard Anderson, a renowned regional chef and caterer. Cindy generously shares her love of cooking and entertaining with numerous charitable causes throughout St Simons and Sea Island.
Her Dish: Shrimp Sea Island
Sallie Ann Robinson, Author, Speaker, Gullah Culture
Sallie Ann Robinson is a sixth-generation native of Daufuskie Island, South Carolina, renowned for her culinary expertise, entertaining presentations, and knowledge of southeastern United States Gullah culture. She is the author of Gullah Home Cooking the Daufuskie Way, and Cooking the Gullah Way, Morning, Noon, and Night.
Her Dish: Ol’Fuskie Fried Crab Rice
Damon Lee Fowler, Culinary Director of Kitchenware Outfitters Cooking School, Savannah
Damon Lee Fowler is a nationally recognized authority on Southern cooking and its history and the author of six critically acclaimed cookbooks, including A Celebration of the Cuisine of the Old South which was nominated for two Julia Child cookbook awards and a James Beard Foundation award.
His Dish: Oysters in Leek and Bourbon Cream Served w/ Lemon Pepper Hoe Cakes.
Bonnie Gaster, Tybee Island’s Own Seafood Diva!
Bonnie is a frequent Cooking Teacher for Kitchen Outfitters in Savannah. She is known throughout Savannah and the Islands for her entertaining skills and cooking expertise, especially with Coastal Georgia’s fabulous Seafood Bounty. Bonnie will not only inform you but entertain you as well.
Her Dish: Shrimp Creole – Tybee Style!
A tasting luncheon featuring each of the foods demonstrated as well as copies of all of the recipes is included!
Tybee Lite Shrine Club, 1 Meddin Avenue, Tybee Island
Friday, April 12 from 6:30pm-8:30pm
An Evening of Oysters & Wine
TICKETS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE ONLINE BUT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT MARLIN MONROE’S BEGINNING AT 6:00PM. LESS THAN 40 TICKETS LEFT!
Legend has it that Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, sprang forth from the sea on an oyster shell and promptly gave birth to Eros. Thus began the belief that oysters, harvested and consumed since Roman times, hold special aphrodisiacal powers. If you are a romantic and a lover of the tastes of the sea, join us for an Evening of Oysters & Wine at Marlin Monroe’s Surfside Grill where the world will be your oyster!
- Classic Oysters on the 1/2 shell – raw and steamed
- Fannie’s famous Oysters Rockafannie
- Tiger Oysters – lightly breaded and fried, served over tiger sauce with and topped with a remoulade
- Grilled Oysters, on the 1/2 shell in garlic butter with fresh parmesan and chive
- Confetti Oysters – topped with fontina cheese, applewood bacon and tri colored pepper confetti
- Bonnie’s Marinated Oysters! – Ceviche style!
Along with oysters will be an array of perfectly matched wines – all designed to complement your oyster feast – and live music featuring Briar Rose!
Live music featuring Briar Rose!
Marlin Monroe’s Surfside Grill 404 Butler Avenue, Tybee Island
Tickets - $40 plus $2.00 tax and handling ($25 of which is a tax deductible contribution)
Saturday, April 13 from 3pm- 6pm
Grand Wine Tasting
TICKETS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE ONLINE BUT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE LIGHTHOUSE BEGINNING AT 2:30PM ON SATURDAY. LESS THAN 130 TICKETS LEFT!
The Tybee Wine Festival’s signature event – featuring tastings and samplings of international wine and morsels from favorite eateries on Tybee Island and nearby areas – set on the beautiful grounds of the historic Tybee Island Lighthouse. This event also features a live and silent auction and a limited edition 2013 Tybee Wine Festival glass.
The centerpiece of every Tybee Wine Festival, it’s a three-hour celebration of all that’s great about Tybee!
Live Music featuring Betsy Kingston & the Crowns and Georgia Kyle!
Feel free to bring your own blanket or chair but COOLERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.
Tybee Island Lighthouse Grounds 30 Meddin Drive, Tybee Island
Tickets -$50 plus $2.00 tax and handling ($30 of which is a tax deductible contribution)
Sunday, April 14 from 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Champagne Brunch at the Crab Shack
Close out the Tybee Wine Festival with a Sunday Champagne Brunch at the Crab Shack!
Feast on a scrumptious buffet of homemade delights, including: scrambled eggs; grits; deviled crab bites; bagels with salmon, cream cheese, capers and red onion; country ham; chipped pork sliders; a beef round carving station; Bahamian mac & cheese; and more! Come hungry and be sure to save room for an assortment of mouth-watering fruit and chocolate desserts!
Round out your brunch with delicious Champagne!
Live Music Featuring The Savannah Steel Drum Band
The Crab Shack, 40 Estill Hammock Road, Tybee Island
$35 plus $2.50 tax and handling ($10 of which is a tax deductible contribution). Includes two glasses of Champagne, tax and gratuity.