Forks & Corks 2018 Grand Tasting Event Location Change
LOCATION CHANGE: Feld Entertainment Studios
800 Feld Way, Palmetto, FL 34221
WHO: The Sarasota-Manatee Originals and its annual Forks & Corks Grand Tasting event
WHAT: The Sarasota-Manatee Originals is announcing a location change for the 2018 Forks & Corks Grand Tasting Event on Sunday, Jan. 28. The event will now be held at the beautiful Feld Entertainment Studios at 800 Feld Way in Palmetto, Florida. The location change was prompted by inclement weather conditions forecast for the day of the event.
“This last-minute change of venue is unfortunate, but out of concern for guest safety, security and the enjoyment of our guests, our board voted unanimously to relocate the event to our back-up venue,” said Beth Owen-Cipielewski, board president of The Sarasota-Manatee Originals. “We would like to thank the Feld family and their staff for their kind hospitality and open arms in helping us make this event a success. In addition, the Ringling Museum staff has offered to have “all hands on deck” to help make this move as smooth as possible. We’re grateful for the support of such great local leaders and our community.”
“We are excited to make the Feld Entertainment Studios space an amazing and unique experience for all of our food and wine-loving guests. Our Originals restaurants are pulling out all the stops to impress our guests and we have one of the most celebrated groups of international winemakers ever.” said Michael Klauber, Forks & Corks Co-Chair.
The Grand Tasting Event features more than 350 wines from across the globe – all hand-selected and professionally tasted, judged and recognized as medal winners – and savor culinary creations from members of the Sarasota-Manatee Originals. A retail tent is also available, where patrons can purchase various varietals, making Forks & Corks one of only a few festivals in the Southeast to provide the opportunity to purchase the showcased wines on-site during the event.
The Sarasota-Manatee Originals Board of Directors includes:
Beth Owen-Cipielewski, CMP - Board President & Owner, Siesta Key Oyster Bar
Michael Klauber - Event Co-Chair - Founding Board President & Co-Proprietor, Michael’s On East
Mike Harb – Event Co-Chair - Board Treasurer & Owner, Fast N Fresh
Emma Kate Silvestri - Board Secretary & Marketing Director, Venice Pier Group
Darcy Arpke - Board Member & Co-Owner, Euphemia Haye Restaurant
Greg Campbell - Board Member & Chef/Manager, Pier 22 Restaurant
Steve Harner - Board Member
Liza Kubik - Board Member & Marketing Director, Seafood Shack
For more information and updates on the event please visit www.eatlikealocal.com.
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