Introducing The Coconut Grove Food, Wine and Music Festival which is a springtime festival that will transform Coconut Grove into a food and wine lover’s paradise with specialty food items, culinary events, sophisticated parties and live musical entertainment.

The festival will be held on the grounds of St Stephen’s Episcopal Church which is in the heart of Coconut Grove on Saturday, May 7th 2011 between 4-9:30 pm. The event will showcase the delightful flavors of many international wines and spirits along with the samplings from Miami’s most talented chefs.

Culinary Delights More than 25 Miami restaurants and catering professionals serve up tapas-sized portions of regional specialties.

Wine and Spirits Republic National Distributing Company is the official partner and will be providing a wide variety of wines and spirits featuring Palm Bay Imports, Mont Gras, Santa Rita, Portillo, Van Gogh Vodka and Brugal Rum. Crown Spirits is the official retailer of the show, if there is something you want to bring home, visit their table.

Eat to the Beat! Concert Series
 Musical entertainment pairs perfectly with culinary delights! Enjoy our concert series with a variety of local artists including Ryan Stone, Miami Mix band and Campo Deluxe Band.

Seminars and Demonstrations
 Learn from the masters of the festival, with an excellent schedule of seminars and cooking demonstrations, featuring Jonathan McCann, Executive Chef, Atrio Restaurant & Wine Room at the Conrad Hotel. Chef Richard Ingraham is the personal chef for Miami Heat’s Dwayne Wade and his style directly reflects his upbringing in the culturally diverse setting of South Florida. Carmen Trigueros will also be joining us and brings her signature sophisticated aesthetic flair and culinary artistry from La Bottega in Coconut Grove. They offer a world of flavors that feed the soul.

Culture Our featured Artist is the world famous marine artist, Carey Chen. Carey will be on location signing official posters for the event. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and greet Carey in person. We also bring to you a wonderful travel series from Miami’s own Sky Steward. Gailen David, a nationwide Travel Expert and CEO of Dearskysteward.com will be speaking during the festival to share some inside travel tip and advice.

Our Kids Corner Kids of all ages are FREE and we have created a Kids Corner with some great activities. Enjoy Arts & Crafts, Balloon Art, Face painting and so much more.

Our Charities Coconut Grove Food, Wine and Music festival will by hosted by the Florida Marlins Community Foundation and will benefit the Epilepsy Foundation. The Epilepsy Foundation® of Florida (EFOF) was established in 1971 and is the principal agency for epilepsy programs and services sponsored by the State of Florida, servicing the estimated 360,000 Floridians who suffer from the condition.

Our charity, casino night with a silent auction will be held at Grove Isle Hotel and Spa on May 6, 2011 from 8-11 pm. Come out and celebrate the kick off of the Coconut Grove Food, Wine and Music Festival. Enjoy and support your local charities with complimentary wines and appetizers.

Mother’s Day specials Pre-order Flowers and gifts for all those special Moms in your life. A portion of each order will be donated to St Stephen’s Episcopal Church through one of our sponsors ChurchBlooms.com (in partnership with 1800-flowers.com). Check out the best quality and low cost items by registering online at www.churchblooms.com or by calling 1-800-Flowers and provide them with St. STEVEN’s Promotion Code (CB1005F).

Exclusive Food and Wine Festival discount: Church Blooms is pleased to extend an additional 5% rebate by sending in a copy of your order receipt from 1-800-flowers to [email protected]

You can find more information on the website; Coconut Grove Food, Wine & Music Festival