This weekend I was super thrilled to be able to send my one and only cousin Amy and her best friend to the Fourth Annual Clearwater Beach Uncorked Food & Wine Adventure. My friend Kelly attended last year for me and had an amazing time, and this year was no different. I hope next year it lands on a weekend with no hockey games so I can attend! It looks like it just keeps getting more and more amazing every year!
We were lucky to be invited to attend the Clearwater Beach Uncorked Food and Wine Adventure located at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa. As we arrived we were greeted by so many delicious smells of a wide variety of cuisines as well as wine and craft beer vendors as far as the eye could see! We spent three hours visiting each and every vendor sampling wine, mimosas, cheese, craft beers, seafood, watching cooking demonstrations and collecting tons of amazing swag!
The event was sold out but was not too crowded. The day was perfect so I was not surprised to see so many people there. Seemed like everyone was so happy and so nice. But then, who wouldnt be with amazing treats like this at your fingertips.
Being a lover of sweet white wines, my favorite variety was served by Myx Fusions Moscato. I tasted both the Moscato & Passion fruit and the Moscato & coconut. Both were delicious, but the coconut was my personal favorite! Another goodie was Chateau Ste Michelle’s Riesling and the Blueberry Moscato by the Island Grove Wine Company.
For food, the best thing we had hands down was the mahi mahi tacos from Crabby Bills. They contained blackened mahi mahi, shredded cabbage, mango salsa, and a spectacular creamy cilantro sauce. These tacos were so good that I ate two! Second best food item was the Shrimp Bruschetta with balsamic glaze from Oystercatchers restaurant.
We were given bags and quickly began filling them with loot! Some of our goodies we got to bring home include Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle (which if you have not tried you need to ASAP!), Nutella samples which made me ecstatic, Party-tizers Veggie Dippin’ Chips, Rondele Peppercorn Parmesan Cheese spread, Planters salted caramel peanuts, Mama Francesca Premium Cheeses (I scored the parmesan, basil, and oregano blend!), Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners (which I am already a HUGE fan of!), and an awesome cookbook from Fresh from Florida, signed by the one and only Justin Timineri.
This event was so much fun! There’s nothing better than a day with PERFECT weather, spending time with a great friend, and sampling all the food and wine you can imagine! I am counting down the days until next year’s event!