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Key West Food & Wine Festival 2014

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The Key West Food & Wine Festival kicks off this weekend. If you are in town and can make it to this event, it is sure to be wounderful. This is a local favorite and the event will feature wine tastings and food parings from the best restaurants in town. This will give visitors a chance to taste many of the islands most visited restaurants in one place. Plenty of wine, great food, craft beer, and fun loving people.

Get your tickets early here. The schedule of event can be seen below.

January 24, 2014
Seminar 1- VIP SEMINAR SERIES: PERUVIAN CEVICHE “DECONSTRUCTED”
Seminar 1- VIP Seminar Series: Peruvian Ceviche “Deconstructed”
Join Executive Chef Michael Schultz from Turtle Kraals
231 Margaret Street
10:00am-12:00pm

 

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January 24, 2014
Seminar 2- VIP SEMINAR SERIES: “LEGAL RUM” TOUR AND TASTING WITH CHEF PAUL MENTA
VIP Series 2- Key West “Legal Rum” Tour and Tasting Seminar
Join Kite Boarding Chef Paul Menta from Legal Rum, Tour and Tasting
Coca-Cola Bottling Company
107 Simonton Street
1:00pm-3:00pmRead More
January 24, 2014
Key West Kitchen Tour

Key West Kitchen Tour

On Friday afternoon you will board the Old Town Trolley and ride to a few of
Key West’s most beautiful kitchens and sample food & wine from Great Events Catering.
2:00pm-4:00pm
$80.00

 

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January 24, 2014
The Restaurant Store Seminar Series: Bordeaux Made Simple with French Wine Specialist Bastien Combes
The Restaurant Store Seminar Series:
Bourdeaux Made Simple with French Wine Specialist Bastien Combes
The Restaurant Store
2:00am-3:30pm
$25.00Read More
January 24, 2014
Save the Turtles Grand Tasting

Save the Turtles Grand Tasting
Turtle Museum Pier, 231 Margaret Street

Join us at our Grand Tasting now in it’s fifth year.

Sip on premium wines.

5:00pm-7:00pm

$140.00

 

 

 

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January 24, 2014
Old Town Manor Local Home Brew Head-to-Head Competition
Old Town Manor Local Home Brew Head-to-Head Competition
Key West home brewers will go “head-to-head”
you choose the winners
7:00pm-9:00pm
511 Eaton Street
$35.00 per person plus taxRead More

January 24, 2014
“POP UP” Wine
“POP UP” Wine
Central Coast Food and Wine
at the Shor American Seafood Grill
$10.00 per person at the doorRead More

January 24, 2014
1920′s NIGHT! at Flaglers bar at The Casa Marina
Join the Casa Marina at Flagler’s Bar
Revisit classic cocktails from Casa Marina Grand Opening, and the 1920sEntertainment: Live DJ
9:00pm-til 

 

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January 24, 2014
“Let them EAT cake” a French Masquerade Dance Party

“Let them EAT cake” a French Masquerade Dance Party

Dress in your best wig and Marie Antoinette attire,

eat cake, drink champagne and dance, dance, dance

lush bar at The Green Pineapple
9:00pm-11:00pm

$60.00

 

 

 

 

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January 25, 2014
Coconut Bowling 5
Try your best Bowling skills for prizes with Coconuts.
Meet at Blue Heaven, 729 Thomas Street
10:00am – 2:00pm
Free Admission

to benefit MCC Cooking with Love
sponsored by Blue Heaven Restaurant

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January 25, 2014
Seminar 3- VIP SEMINAR SERIES: LIFE OF KEY LIME PI: ORIGINS OF A GREAT AMERICAN DESSERT
Seminar 3 – VIP Seminar Series: Life of Key Lime Pi: Origins of a Great American Dessert
Join Self Proclaimed Godfather of Key Lime Pie, David A. Sloan
Key West Firehouse Museum, 1026 Grinnell Street
10:00am-12:00pmRead More
January 25, 2014
The Restaurant Store Seminar Series: Mondo Vecchio: Artisanal and Fresh with Mozzarella Mark Key West and UVA Balsamic/Olive Oil Gourmet Shoppe
The Restaurant Store Seminar Series:
Mondo Vecchio: Artisanal and Fresh with Mozzarella Mark Key West and
UVA Balsamic/Olive Oil Gourmet ShoppeThe Restaurant Store
10:30-12:30pm
$40.00Read More
January 25, 2014
Key West Shrimp Boil presented by Hogfish Bar & Grill
Take the Old Town Trolley from our hospitality suite, to the historic Stock Island Shrimp Docks
and catch a glimpse of the way old Key West used to be.
12:00NN – 2:00PM
$40.00 per person in advance | $45.00 at the doorRead More
January 25, 2014
Seminar 4 – A Taste of Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir
Seminar 4 – A Taste of Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir
A guided tasting of Santa Barbara County
wines led by Norm Yost,
winemaker for Flying Goat Cellars &
Laura Booras, General Manager of Riverbench Vineyard & Winery.
1:00pm-3:00pmRead More
January 25, 2014
Duval “UNCORKED” 2014
Duval “UNCORKED” 2014
Key West’s famous Duval Street will be electric as the Key West Food and Wine Festival hosts “Duval UNCORKED” tantalizing revelers will with a mile long wine tasting, and shopping extravaganza. This Key West Food and Wine Festival party promises to be the event that can’t be missed.
3:30pm-7:00pm
$85.00

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January 25, 2014
Quivira Vineyards & Winery Wine Dinner
Quivira Wine Dinner
Join  Winemaker Hugh Chapelle &
Teri Kight, Owner of Wine Creek Cellars
Presented by Strip House
$100.00 per personRead More

January 26, 2014
“Pizza & Prosecco” Sunday Jazz Brunch
Take the Old Town Trolley from our hospitality suite, to Roostica wood-fire pizzeria
and sip on prosecco from our blini bar and try some breakfast pizza at one of Key West’s newest restaurants.
10:00AM – 1:00PM
$35.00 per person in advanceRead More
January 26, 2014
Key West Outdoor Artisan Wine Market
Key West Outdoor Artisan Wine Market
10:00AM – 2:00PM
Free Admission

 

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January 26, 2014
20th Annual Master Chef’s Classic
20th Annual Master Chef’s Classic
This event is the premier culinary tasting and competition of the Lower Keys.
This is a fundraiser for MARC (Monroe Association of ReMARCable Citizens).
Attendees are treated to amazing culinary creations in appetizer, entree and dessert categories.
4:00PM – 7:00PM
to benefit MARC

 

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Premier Racing – Quantum Key West 2014 Race Week

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The races are on and you can see an empty race headquarters here, on Caroline St. between Duval & Whitehead. This morning the rain has stopped, the wind is up and the boats are headed out. Rain the first couple days has not stopped the boats from sailing. You can view results from the preliminary races here: Race Results. The Action on the ocean has been exciting, despite low wind speeds. Today the wind has picked up and the race is in full swing. There are many ways to check out the action. We suggest anyone in key west head to the closest beach, with the South facing shores providing the best view of the action. If you are not in Key West, don’t worry, Quantum Key West Race Week can be followed live online here: http://premiere-racing.com/QKWLive/

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Key West Cottages

Looking for an authentic Key West getaway? Why not stay in your own cozy retreat or tropical ‘love nest’? Find warmth in a charming Key West cottage wether it’s just the 2 of you, or a “couple of couples,” go for a Key West cottage and relish in the romantic ambiance of vintage style decor with all the modernized comforts of a home. Get a real taste of the original Key West life-style and actually live in an authentic wooden custom built ‘turn-of-the-century’ abode. Here are some of our favorites.
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Winter Vacation Season In Old Town Key West-

As the new year gets it start here in the southernmost city, we take a minute to look at why our tiny island is the destination for over 2 million visitors each year. Most of whom come during the winter months. Here is a short list of why our winter is better than yours.

  1. First on our list is the weather. While most of the country is picking up the snow shovel, just to get out of the driveway, people in Key West are still heading to the beach. The month of January is characterized by gradually falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 76°F throughout the month, exceeding 82°F or dropping below 67°F only one day in ten. One in 10 days below 70°! That leaves 9 out of 10 day with prime beach weather, even in January. As you can see from the photo below, even the “Arctic Blast” that crippled the Northeast this week didn’t stop Key West visitors from hitting the beach. Proving that a Key West beach is better than a snow covered driveway, even on its coldest day.IMG_2390
  2. Seasonal events such as the Key West Literary Seminar, and the Key West Historic House & Garden Tours are a big drawl for the island. Below is a selection of events you will find taking place this time of year in key west.

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  3. Last on our list for favorite things about the winter season in Key West is the seafood! This is the middle or end of our lobster and stone crab seasons, as well as prime time for wahoo, tuna and other seasonal catches. If you are a connoisseur of fine ocean dwelling eats, this is your ticket to some mouthwatering plates. Another thing to keep in mind is that the fishing is great this time of year. Book a fishing trip with one of our local key west charter captains. Catch your own and bring it to your favorite restaurant in town. Manny local eateries will cook up you catch for you. katt1614-5742886969921ec3438133bec86c366b