Wed Apr 12, 7:00 PM - Sat Apr 15, 6:00 PM
600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602

Community: Downtown Tampa


Enjoy 4 days of culinary experiences as we celebrate the Tampa Bay area's leading restaurants with curated events at #TampaBayWFF ! Come and join us for one of the best events in Tampa.

Event Details

Saturday, april 15, 2023 (main event): grand tasting
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Curtis hixon waterfront park- 600 n. Ashley drive, tampa, fl 33602
Ticket: $50 - $100 all inclusive

Experience tampa, st. Petersburg, and it's surround areas as we bring together the best of the best at the inaugural tampa bay wine and food festival!

Saturday, april 15th, the final day of tampa bay wff will host a grand tasting day featuring selected restaurant pop up cafe's featuring sampling of your favorite dishes, live music, interactive sponsor experiences, international wine and spirits pavilions, and of course good times, along with so much more!

Taking over curtis hixon waterfront park, enjoy flavor-packed bites from tampa bay’s leading restaurants from across the area as we take you along a journey of the different culinary neighborhoods, enjoy an array of cocktail and wine pavilions that will celebrate some of your favorite varietals, along with interactive activations from leading national brands. Live music and daytime fun will top off the experience. With hundreds of food and drink items to be savored, the grand tasting will be a great day at one of tampa’s favorite parks on the riverfront as you indulge in the best of the best while listening to live music from local favorites and dancing the day away.

All ages are welcome at saturday’s festival! Children under 10 enter for free on saturday, april 15th!

Ticket benefits include:
Ticket: $100 all inclusive: ages 21+
An all-inclusive day of sips, samples, and all the fun you can have!
Indulge at 30+ of the tampa bay area's leading restaurant stations paired with 50 international wineries, interactive cocktail experiences, samples from national paired brands, and more.
Dance the day away with live music from your favorite local bands
And the list continues .....
Ticket: $50 all inclusive: under 21- 10yrs
An all-inclusive day of sips (non- alcoholic beverages), samples, and all the fun you can have!
Indulge at 30+ of the tampa bay area's leading restaurant stations
Unlimited all inclusive non alcoholic beverages
Dance the day away with live music from your favorite local bands
And the list continues .....
Under 21 wristband will be given to all guests under 21.
Children under 10 enter for free on saturday, april 15th!

Friday, april 14, 2023: vip chef showdown
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Curtis hixon waterfront park- 600 n. Ashley drive, tampa, fl 33602
Ticket: $100 all inclusive
An evening of competitive culinary cook-offs
14 chefs. 7 battles. 1 epic night!

A fan favorite in south beach, the chef showdown is making its way to the west coast as we celebrate the tampa bay area's top chefs and gear up for an evening of competitive culinary cook-offs where you are the judge as you indulge in endless dishes and refreshing cocktails and dance the night away at what ocean drive magazine coined in south beach as the “ultimate beach bash chef competition”. 14 chefs will battle head-to-head in seven unique showdowns. Each will host their own “battle pavilion” , where you will visit each battle, sample, and vote on your favorite of the two. Throughout the night, chefs from each battle will take the main stage to put on a show in their live demos as representatives from the culinary industry, including media, will serve as final judges to award the best in each showdown.

Tampa bay’s chef showdown will be hosted on the festival grounds at curtis hixon waterfront park. Choose your champ, friday, april 14, at tampa bay’s chef showdown!

Ticket benefits include:
A chef competition including an all-inclusive evening of epic proportions
Indulge in 14 restaurant battle experiences and vote on your favorite chef competition dishes
Dive into full bars featuring a variety of cocktails, wines, and soft drinks
Additionally enjoy uniquely sponsor experiences

Thursday, april 13, 2023
Experience hyde park : a 4-course dining experience
7:00 pm
Hyde park village, 1602 w. Snow avenue, tampa fl, 33606
Tickets: $125 - $250 (select 1 or 5 restaurants available)
Escape into the modern oasis of tampa’s beloved outdoor destination, hyde park village, and snag a ticket to a one-of-a-kind evening, in which the festival has partnered with 5 restaurants for the evening. Select your favorite of these leading culinary destinations who have opened their doors to create a unique pairings dinner fit for a vip. Each restaurant will partner with a festival partner brand to showcase a private 4-course dining experience that will enhance your taste buds for the ultimate dining experience. Get ready as the executive chef and a master of wines or cocktail ambassador will take you through a unique evening fit for the ultimate foodie.

Participating locations include:

Meat market tampa- a tampa staple and one of the best steakhouses in florida, the one and only mmeat market tampa. Chef sean brasel will be curating a fine dining 4 course experience with only the highest quality cuts of steak and the freshest seafood that is going to be unlike any other dish you’ve had before in partnership with honorary chef host, chef fernando desa of goya foods !

Only 10 seats are available to the public at $250 per person.

Timpano hyde park- timpano hyde park known for having a unique menu that includes fettucine done tableside with butter from parma topped with fresh uni, as well as veal chops and a whole branzino! With a modern twist on a classical menu, timpano has something for everyone and the wines will be endless.

40 seats available at $200 per person.

Forbici- who doesn’t love a classic italian dish?! @forbici is hosting an incredible 4-course dinner for only 40 people that includes italian wines and beverages that will make your nonna want to join!

$150 per person. Limited availability.

Sur la table– looking to spruce up your cooking skills or need an idea for a fun date night?
Sur la table is hosting a 4-course cooking class for 20 people where you get to be the chef! A master mixologist is helping you create your perfect cocktail pairings with wines for our wine-o’s while you cook for a date night you won’t want to miss.

$125 per person. Limited availability.

Ticket benefits include:

Enjoy a 4-course pairing, one of a kind dining experience from your selected culinary destinations.

Wednesday, april 12, 2023
An evening at the tampa club
7:00 pm
Announcement coming soon!
Tickets: details to come shortly!

Join festival vips with an intimate evening on the bay in Tampa.

Guests will enjoy a kick off to remember at one of Tampa bay’s leading members only destinations paired with a master of wines that will walk guests through a unique, pairings, cocktail experiences, and more, presented by breakthru beverage and partners.

Get ready as this will be one cocktail reception that will not be missed and will sell out quickly!

Purchaser terms & conditions

Eventbrite is the exclusive authorized ticket outlet for this event. All sales are final, no returns or exchanges.

Lost or stolen tickets will not be replaced. Lineup and event details subject to change. Tickets are not redeemable for cash. Must be over the age of 21 and present a valid government id at entrance for all events.

By purchasing your ticket, you are voluntarily agreeing to attending the event at your own risk and agree to release and hold harmless ci management, tampa bay wine and food festival, event officials, event sponsors, event venues, and any additional entities and persons associated directly and indirectly from any claims or injuries associated with the event taking place or events associated with the event week.

In addition, all attendees expressly waive their right to trial, right to sue, or right to request damages. Venue reserves the right to deny entry to highly intoxicated ticket holders. Event is rain or shine. Backpacks of all sizes are subject to be checked by security upon arrival.

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