AquaCurean Festival

Posted By Charissa / August 25, 2015 / , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , / 0 Comments

AquaCurean Savannah’s premier Seafood and Spirits festival takes to the stage this weekend August 28-30  at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa on Hutchinson Island. As the name of the event “AquaCurean” implies water and epicurean, the event will showcase some of best seafood and hand-crafted spirits from Savannah/Tybee Island and around the country. The AquaCurean Challenge includes a seafood recipe competition and a hand-crafted cocktail competition.

The list of local restaurants  &  celebrity talent participating in this year’s event is very impressive! There will be 13 local restaurants at the AquaCurean Challenge & Coastal Pop-Up on Saturday Aug. 29th; The Wyld Dock Bar, 45 Bistro, Tybee Island Fish Camp, The Florence and The 5 Spot amongst many others.

“If you’ve ever wanted to visit 13 restaurants in a day, this is your place to do it,” says David Moses, director of public relations at The Westin. “There will be close to 40 different places to sample from this year.” ~ from Eat It and Like It

If you’re looking for a truly good time, wonderful seafood and tasty cocktails this is the event for you!  Tickets are still available! Use promo code: AQUA10 and save $10.00 0ff all events!

Event Breakdown:


12 (2)Coastal Chef’s Table

Friday, August 28, 2015 6:30pm to 10:30pm: 
The Coastal Chef’s Table is an interactive five-course Grand Ballroom event featuring live jazz, active culinary presentations and cocktail demonstrations. Talented chefs from coastal regions around the country will gather to create each course, with wine and spirit experts creating perfect pairings to accompany each course. Participating Presenting Chefs include:  Jeff Roberto *Sushi on a Roll representing the Pacific Coast, Jimmy Reyes *Bluezoo representing Florida, Mark Majorie *Fountain Lounge representing the Gulf Coast, Paula Dasilva *3030 Ocean & Hell’s Kitchen representing the Atlantic Coast, Steve Black *The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, Mark Santiago *The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa representing Hawaii.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015  11:30 am – 1:30 pm:

This exclusive and intimate pre-event will feature gourmet, small plate samplings from our guest coastal chefs, educational culinary and beverage demonstrations, seminars and tastings.

VIP Insider’s Affair Seminars & Demo’s

  • 11:45 am – 12:15 pm: Blue Point Brewery tasting with Chef Paula DaSilva
  • 12:20 pm – 12:50 pm: The Craft of Rum Running with Papa’s Pilar Rum, Eric Crane and Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Chris Marin
  • 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: “Nosing & Tasting” Bourbon Sampler, with Old Forester Bourbon, Claude Auerbach, Virgil Kaine Bourbon, Ryan Meany and Savannah Bourbon, Charles Barfield

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Saturday,  August 29, 2015  2:00 pm – 5:00 pm:

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa – will host a resort “takeover” with live music, seafood tastings, spirit, wine and brew tastings, VIP areas, Shrimp & Grits Contest, Flare Bartenders and more. The AquaCurean Challenge includes a local restaurant seafood recipe competition and a hand-crafted cocktail competition decided by attendee popular vote during the event on August 29th.

Be sure to vote for your favorite bartenders in the Cocktail Challenge, taking place throughout The Westin!

Spirit Presentation Times:

  • Absolut Vodka: 2:00 – 2:20
  • Papa’s Pilar Rum: 2:30 – 2:50
  • Herradura Tequila: 3:00 – 3:20
  • Bombay Sapphire Gin: 3:30 – 3:50
  • Old Forester Bourbon: 4:00 – 4:20

img_5013-crop-u12814Fresh Catch & Cocktails Jazz Brunch

Sunday, August 30, 2015  12:30 pm – 3:30 pm:

Relax to the sounds of smooth jazz, all the while enjoying the scenic views of the Savannah River and downtown Savannah’s Historic River Street. The best that a brunch can offer, live music to relax the soul, some of the best views available in Savannah, all accompanied with some great champagne offerings.


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