Sip, Savor, Repeat at Clearwater Beach Uncorked weekend of food and wine

Due to my relationship with Clearwater Beach Uncorked, I will receive two tickets to the event. However, opinions here are my own.

Early December in Clearwater almost always means beautiful weather, and to have a gorgeous beach day, my toes in the sand AND great restaurant food and wine? Well, I can barely wait.

I am so excited that I finally get to attend the Clearwater Beach Uncorked festival this December 2-3, Saturday and Sunday. If you have read my blog,  you will notice lots of food and wine and many beach visits, so the combination couldn’t be more perfect.

(Photo credit: Clearwater Beach Uncorked)

 

The gorgeous event is right on the beach under a huge white tent,  is “touted as the hippest beachfront gastronomic event on Florida’s west coast” and has some of the very best restaurants offering food and wine pairings.

VIP admission includes Early access into Grand Tasting Village with unlimited tastings from 12 p.m.–4 p.m and access to Private Spirits Pool Lounge at the Wyndham Grand pool deck from 1 p.m.–5 p.m. VIP tickets are available in very limited supply.

General Admission ticket holders will enjoy the Grand Tasting Village starting at 1 p.m. and go on until  4 p.m.  Guests will receive a limited edition wine glass, custom tote bag and enjoy the Grand Tasting Village located directly on the beach.

Attire is beach wear chic (no bathing suits allowed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The food is going to be amazing!

Dozens and dozens of sponsors will make sure of that,  including food products, liquor, restaurants, hotels, and so many more. Seriously, just look at  the sponsor page and scroll through the names, and that alone will make your  mouth water.

There will be four special chefs showing off great dishes during the event. For more info on chefs, go here. 

(Photo credit: Clearwater Beach Uncorked) Chocolates from sponsor Guittard Chocolate Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Photo credit: Clearwater Beach Uncorked) Ocean Hai restaurant at Wyndham Clearwater Beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can even find a Recipe Swap on Clearwater Beach Uncorked’s website, including the Chinese meatballs from Ocean Hai, pictured above!

Ingredients

  • 2 oz – Blended Oil
  • 5 cups – Napa Cabbage, Shredded
  • 1 lb  –  Shiitake Mushroom, Julienne
  • 3  –  Eggs
  • 1  –  Egg White
  • 2.5 lb  –  Ground Pork
  • 6  –  Green Onion, Chopped
  • ¼ cup  –  Garlic, Minced
  • 1 tbsp  –  Ginger, Minced
  • ¼ cup  –  Soy Sauce
  • 1½ tbsp  –  Sesame Oil
  • 3 tbsp  –  Sugar
  • 3 tbsp  –  Cornstarch
  • 1 cup  –  Panko Breadcrumb
  • ½ tbsp  –  Salt
  • ½ tbsp  –  Sriracha

For Procedure please visit the Clearwater Beach Uncorked Recipe Swap page.

Several beach hotels are having specials that weekend, so check out the Clearwater Beach Uncorked Facebook page or website.

“Stay for the weekend and enjoy a stay at the fabulous Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Resort exclusively for guests of Clearwater Beach Uncorked.  These special room rates are limited so book early and extend your culinary celebration for two delicious days,” according to Clearwater Beach Uncorked.

(Photo credit: Clearwater Beach Uncorked)

Use my special code CLBU17 and receive a discount on your general admission ticket! Your ticket will be only $40 instead of $65!
http://www.etix.com/ticket/v/10756/clearwater-beach-uncorked

Please note that this is an event for adults. Please do not bring children under the age of 21 to the event. Infants and toddlers will not be allowed to enter the event. Also, only registered service animals are allowed. 

(Photo credit: Clearwater Beach Uncorked)

A percentage of ticket sales from the event will benefit the University of South Florida School of Hospitality and Tourism Leadership program. 

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