Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Fest Returns to the Westin

The Savannah Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Festival is one of Savannah’s most celebrated summer events and the resort is delighted to announce first details about the fourth annual celebration occurring on August 17 – 20.

This fourth annual Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Festival will welcome celebrity chefs, renowned restaurants, competitive mixologists, flagship spirits and much more over the 4 days. Last year’s festival welcomed over 1000 guests to Hutchinson Island and this year’s events will draw even more attendees.

Supported by a plethora of sponsors like Savannah Morning News, iHeartMedia, EventHaus Rentals, US Foods, Eat it & Like It, Blue Point Brewing Company, Laureate Imports, Bacardi, Adfish, Coca Cola and more, organizers are delighted to expand the impact and footprint of the festival.

Early Bird Tickets are now available at http://www.gourmetseafoodandspiritsfestival.com/. Explore sponsorships by contacting Amanda Marks at 912.201.2062 or email amanda.marks@westin.com.


Schedule of Events:


Thursday, August 17 – “Coastal Chef’s Table”, 6:30 – 10:30 pm, $125

The Westin Savanah Harbor – Newly renovated Grand Ballroom
The official Seafood & Spirits kick-off starts on Thursday, August 18th with a five-course dinner pairing event featuring chef and cocktail demonstrations. This premier event will feature a seated five course culinary journey with paired wines & spirits. Our guest chefs will display their finest cuisine through this year’s theme: “The Southern Coast”. Our certified experts will create exquisite wine and spirits pairings to accompany each course. Guests will delight as they enter the Grand Ballroom of The South’s Downtown Resort to discover a reimagined space designed by Event Haus Rentals and sit at the table of world-renowned chefs and mixologists. The sights, sounds and aromas of the kitchen fill the room as guests enjoy and participate in stunning culinary demonstrations.


Friday, August 18 – “Last Blast of Summer” Lowcountry Picnic, 6:30 – 9:00, $35

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa – River Lawn & Esplanade
Our newest addition to the Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Festival on Friday, August 18th. Enjoy the evening with live music, featuring samplings of local craft beer and spirits with oysters, Shrimp & Grits, and BBQ with a beautiful view of Savannah.


Saturday, August 19 – “AquaCurean Challenge”, 2 – 5 pm, $55 per person

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa – Resort Takeover
]The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa hosts live music, seafood tastings, spirit, wine & brew tastings, VIP areas, Flair Bartenders and more. The AquaCurean Challenge includes a seafood recipe competition sponsored by US Foods and a hand-crafted cocktail competition decided by attendee popular vote during the event on August 19th. This year’s presenting spirit sponsors include Bacardi, Blue Point Brewery and more.


Sunday, August 20 – “Fresh Catch & Cocktails Jazz Brunch” – 12:30 – 3:30 pm, $65

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa – Aqua Star Seafood
Join us for Cocktails and Shrimp Tails, A Bloody Mary bar, Champagne, seafood, breakfast buffet & jazz music. Guests can join our chefs for an unforgettable brunch with a few surprises by our spirit partners.  Admission includes a very special AquaCurean souvenir glass, delicious food and beautiful music performed by Jeremy Davis and the Fabulous Equinox Trio.

The Savannah Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Festival is produced by the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, benefiting the Savannah Harbor Foundation, a 501-(c)(3), non-profit organization, which raises funds and awareness for local children’s charities and scholarships in Savannah, Georgia. 


About The Savannah Harbor Foundation

The Savannah Harbor Foundation, a Savannah-based 501(c)(3), makes a commitment to bettering its community through scholarship, spreading awareness and raising funds for area children’s & family-oriented charities. This mission is funded through events and sponsorship in order to realize their vision of engaged and uplifted neighborhoods. The foundation is run by an all-volunteer board and staff and partners on several events throughout the year like the Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Festival, the Savannah Harbor Foundation Golf Classic, the Gingerbread Village Competition and Holiday Series events.

About The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa

A gem of southern hospitality, The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa invites its visitors to create memories that last a lifetime. Distinctive characteristics like our PGA Championship golf course, which once hosted the Legends of Golf Tournament, represent the caliber of diverse features at The Westin Savannah Harbor. Our convenient location allows guests, visitors and locals to enjoy our beach club on secluded Daufuskie Island, award winning Heavenly Spa, the finest culi­nary, spa and luxury amenities while providing easy access to downtown historic sites, shopping and nightlife. Whether attending our renowned special events, hosting a landmark celebration or seeking an experiential retreat we welcome you to explore The South’s Downtown Resort. Be Well. Be Westin.

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