W3 Main Event – Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife
Saturday, November 5, 2022
- 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Block Party in Vilano Beach
Location: Vivian Browning Avenue, Vilano Beach, St. Augustine, FL 32084
The main event combines all three of the W’s and much more for the perfect Vilano Beach afternoon. Enjoy culinary delights from up and down the A1A Corridor - nearly 20 of northeast Florida’s best! Guests will enjoy hundreds of unlimited varieties of beverage tastings (spirits, wines and beers) with a souvenir glass and live music. It’s a full afternoon of live music, celebrity guest chefs on the Publix Cooking Demonstration Stage and the GTM Reserve Stage with wildlife demonstrations and more. Tickets are ALL-INCLUSIVE with food and drink tastings included, from some of Northeast Florida’s best restaurants and world-renowned spirits, wines and beers!
Don't Miss the "Best Taste Awards" on Saturday at W3!
Publix + GreenWise Market Cooking Demo Stage at W3 Main Event
with some great recipes for the holidays and free tasting bites
for the first 50 people seated in each session.
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm:
Iain McWilliam & Billy Devlin, Sysco, Jacksonville, FL
“Pressed Veal Cheek, Camenzola Polenta, Pine Nut Tuille Gremolata with Fresh Herbs” Learn some professional hacks from Chefs Billy and Iain on making this delicious fall dish.
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm:
Kenny Gilbert, Silkie’s Chicken and Champagne Bar, Jacksonville, FL
“One of Oprah’s Favorite Holiday Dishes” Field Peas with Smoked Turkey Potlicker, Root Vegetables, Savory Herbs, Spices & Cornbread Crumble
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm:
Rebecca Reed, Blacksheep Restaurant Group, Jacksonville, FL
“Faux-rerero Rochers” with Executive Pastry Chef, Rebecca Reed
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm:
Michael Lugo, Michael’s St. Augustine & Pesca by Michael’s, Vilano Beach
“Crispy Yellowtail Snapper with Tostones and Pineapple Nuoc Cham” Guests will get a preview of what’s to come from Chef Michael Lugo early next year from Pesca by Michael’s in Vilano Beach
Featuring live music from Laiken Love & The Fellowship of Love
SATELLITE PARKING LOTS & OLD TOWN TROLLEY STOPS
Parking is very limited on Vilano Beach – Old Town Trolley’s will be running every 30 minutes and will provide the best and most hassle-free way to attend Friday night and Saturday’s Main Event. The shuttle service is FREE of charge for festival guests!
Water Taxi Services will be available from downtown St. Augustine to the Vilano Beach Pier. Additional information will be coming soon on reserving a Water Taxi.
The festival also highly encourages utilizing ride services and/or designating drivers for guest drop-off/pick-up.