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Romanza Week 2013 - St. Augustine Food and Wine Tasting

St. Augustine's Romanza Festivale of the Arts


Don't miss the St. Augustine Food Tour offered by St. Augustine Historic Walking Tours, that explores Saint Augustine's rich history via the diverse culinary influences of times gone by, with generous tastings and you can even add a wine or beer pairing to your experience. You'll learn just how some of the city's most famous dishes first came to St. Augustine's shores. Are you here with your pet, and don't want to leave them in the room? Join Bone Apétit - A pet friendly version of the St Augustine Food Tour with fun "pet stops" along the way.
You won't want to miss the Pig Roast, Fashions by the Seaside, the Raintree Dinner Theatre and the ever popular Taste of the Beach. Check them all out below.
Of course, the nation's most "spirited" city offers a full range of spirits of the libational kind. Wine Tastings at Amistad, a free trade retail store that promotes friendship and hospitality from St. Augustine to friends worldwide. And for a really rousing good time, sidle up for one of a variety of specialized beer tastings, whiskey tastings and pub tours highlighting St. Augustine's history and haunting.

2014 Festivale - Cuisine and Wine:

King Street

Amistad Wine Tasting and Poetry Reading

Mon, May 12, 5:30-7:45 PM,
67 San Marco Ave., Suite A

Enjoy a Spanish and Latin American Wine Tasting, accompanied by a bilingual poetry reading and live Spanish music at Amistad, a Fair Trade Store and Fine Wine Shop on San Marco Ave. Sip your wine, relax and enjoy the romance of wine, poetry and music. Poetry read by Dr. Joanne Englebert and Dr. Susan W. Herrera, and Classical Spanish Guitar performed by Dennis Fermin. Cost of $10.00 includes tasting six wines. RSVP 904-547-2446

Bone Appetit - A Pet Friendly Food Tour

Bone Appetit - A Pet Friendly Food Tour

Sat, May 10, 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Thu, May 15, 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Sat, May 17, 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Bring along your favorite canine companion as you explore the diverse offerings of Saint Augustine with our expert licensed guide. Treats and some special "Pet Stops" are included for your four legged friends. You'll receive generous tastings on this foodie tour as we weave in the history of the city and the early pet history as well.
An optional wine or beer pairing is available for just $19 extra.
$60 - Call 904-392-7137 for special Romanza Festivale pricing.

St Augustine Lighthouse

Dine on the Wild Side

Sat, May 17, 5 PM – 9 PM;
Alligator Farm 999 Anastasia Blvd
This event includes an
All Day Pass to the Alligator Farm. Stay or leave and then return for the exclusive event in the park from 5-9 pm. Advance sale tickets: $45, ages 12 and up; children 5 - 11, $30; children 4 and under free if they share a meal." Enjoy live music by Jamie De Frates. Full dinners offer a choice of Stalvey's mouthwatering BBQ chicken or a vegetarian dinner donated by Gypsy Cab and Ned's Southside Kitchen.
Advance tickets go on sale April 10 at the Alligator Farm, Music Matters (Riverside Plaza), St. Johns Vet - Pet Store on US1 north of Target. Tickets are also available at the website: www.hawkewildlife.org. For more information call 904-692-1777.
Hawke is a 501c3 not-for-profit group that depends on donations and fundraisers. They have been helping injured and orphaned wild birds, mammals and reptiles have a second chance at life since 1987.

First Colony

Fashions by the Seaside

Tue May 13, 2014 12 noon–1:30PM
Raintree Restaurant  

Fashions from the colorful seaside collection at Fresh Produce on St George Street - The Raintree Restaurant will be the setting for a fashion show featuring the colorful "Seaside Collection" from Fresh Produce on St. George Street. Free flowing mimosas, a $10 gift certificate from Fresh Produce(no minimum purchase) and a delicious lunch served by Raintree will be included in the $25 cost.
Reservations: 904-824-7211 or 904-794-7564 after 1 pm.
Event co-ordinated by Romanza.

Historic Pub Crawl

Historic Pub Crawl

Fri, May 9, 5:00–7:30pm
Sat, May 10, 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Mon, May 12, 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Wed, May 14, 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Fri, May 16, 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Sat, May 17, 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Mon, May 19, 5:00pm – 7:30pm

Visit some of the favorite pubs, bars and taverns of the "locals" in St. Augustine as you "Drink in the History". You'll be offered premium, craft and local beer, sangria, wine, soda or coffee. Join us as we share the history of this wonderful city and entertain you with drinking customs, history of St. Augustine and even the history of each pub that you visit. Your ticket entitles you to one pint/glass at each of 4 pubs that we'll visit and tips to the servers.
$39-Call 904-392-7137 for special Romanza Festivale pricing

Open Mic at Ann O'Malley's Irish Pub 

Tuesday May 13, 8:30 PM

LIVE MUSIC, food and libations
Ann O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 23 Orange Street

Maritime Heritage

Pig Roast

Thu, May 15, 6pm – 9pm
- Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park

A Pig Roast sponsored by the Maritime Foundation on the grounds of the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park.

Only 120 tickets available. $25.00 in advance and $30.00 at the door.

Pirate Pub Crawl

Pirate Pub Crawl

Fri, May 9, 7:00– 9:30PM;
Sat, May 10, 7:00pm – 9:30pm;
Fri, May 16, 6pm – 7pm;
Sat, May 17, 7:00pm – 9:30pm

You’ll drink with a famous pirate while she regales you with adventurous tales from the golden age of piracy. We buy the first domestic draft or glass of wine and then you get discounts at each stop for a total of 4 pubs or taverns.
$15 - Call 904-392-7137 for special Romanza Festivale pricing.

Spirit w Spirits

Spirits with Spirits - Paranormal Pub Crawl

Fri, May 9, 8:00–10:30PM
Sat, May 10, 8:00–10:30PM
Mon, May 12, 8:00–10:30PM
Wed, May 14, 8:00–10:30PM
Fri, May 16, 8:00–10:30PM
Sat, May 17, 8:00pm – 10:30pm

You'll learn the true history of each place as well as real experiences and findings from overnight paranormal investigations that have taken place at each location. Your tour guide is a REAL Paranormal Investigator who will bring along paranormal investigative equipment to teach you how to use! We buy your first domestic draft on this tour and you'll receive discounted drinks for the rest of the tour for a total of 4-5 pubs.
$15 - Call 904-392-7137 for special Romanza Festivale pricing.

St Augustine Beer Experience

St. Augustine Beer Experience

Fri, May 9, 5:00pm – 7:30pm;
Wed, May 14, 5:00pm – 7:30pm;
Fri, May 16, 5:00pm – 7:30pm

This is a tour for the beer lover. You'll be able to sample nearly 20 beers on this tour. We'll combine the unique history of St. Augustine with descriptions of a variety of different beer tastings. A couple of the places will include appetizer size pairings as well. We'll show you the best places in St. Augustine to get the best in premium, craft and locally brewed beer. This tour ticket includes 3 - 4 tastings at each pub, food pairings and tips to the servers.
$65 - Call 904-392-7137 for special Romanza Festivale pricing.

St Augustine Food Tour

St. Augustine Food Tour

Sat, May 10, 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Mon, May 12, 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Wed, May 14, 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Thu, May 15, 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Fri, May 16, 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Sat, May 17, 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Mon, May 19, 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Explore the diverse offerings of St. Augustine as our expert, licensed guide makes the city's history come alive.
You'll receive generous tastings on this foodie tour as we weave in the history of the city as it pertains to the food offered. Learn how many different types of food made it to the shores of America. An optional wine or beer pairing is available for just $19 extra. Call 904-392-7137 for Special Romanza Pricing: $55

St Augustine Pup Crawl - A Pet Friendly Pub Crawl

St. Augustine Pup Crawl - A Pet Friendly Pub Crawl

Sat, May 10, 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Thu, May 15, 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Sat, May 17, 5:00pm – 7:30pm

Bring along your four legged friend for a historic tour of St. Augustine. You'll also learn about pets throughout the ages. We have a couple of fun "Pet Stops" just for them and most places will bring out water and maybe a treat for your pets. Included is one pint or full glass of premium, craft or local beer, sangria, wine or soda at each stop.
$45 - Call 904-392-7137 for special Romanza Festivale pricing.

St. Augustine Song Writers at Ann O'Malley's Irish Pub 

Tuesday May 13, 8:30 PM

LIVE MUSIC, food and libations
Ann O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 23 Orange Street

St Augustine Whiskey Experience

St. Augustine Whiskey Experience

Fri, May 9, 4pm – 7pm;
Sat, May 10, 4pm – 7pm;
Fri, May 16, 4pm – 7pm;
Sat, May 17, 4pm – 7pm

Tour the city's only distillery and sample nearly 12 whiskeys including specialty scotch, bourbon and Irish whiskeys.
You'll learn about the distilling process and about how St. Augustine was impacted by prohibition. This tour ticket includes a distillery tour, 2-3 tastings at each stop and tips to the servers. $70 - special Romanza Festivale pricing.


Picasso

Taste of the Beach

Sun, May 18, 12 noon– 5PM
- St. Johns County Pier Park at 350 A1A Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 

The Taste of the Beach features over a dozen local restaurants serving up tastes of their best starter items, dinner and dessert samples as they compete for bragging rights and the coveted Peoples Choice Award voted on by attendees. Sodas, water, beer and wine will also be available for sale. ALL proceeds from the event go to The Betty Griffin House, a shelter for victims of domestic violence. Kenyon Dye and his online interactive Piano Bar , will entertain from 12:00-5:00.
Produced by Betty Griffin House and sponsored by the St Augustine Beach Civic Association. Food Sampling tickets are available for purchase.

Trivia Night with Gina at Ann O'Malley's Irish Pub 

Tuesday May 13, 8:30 PM

LIVE MUSIC, food and libations
Ann O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 23 Orange Street