The 9th annual Taste of Ocean Springs Food & Wine Festival is an elegant evening for guests to sip and savor an array of food & beverages served up by a selection of our restaurants and nightlife venues of Ocean Springs. Beverage tastings from some of the top wine brokers will be on site to share and light music will be provided by the jazzy Caution Swing Bridge.
Thursday, May 11, 2017 · 6:00-8:30 p.m. · L&N Depot Plaza.
Tickets are required to attend the events and must be purchased in advance. TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE AT THE OCEAN SPRINGS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
Dress in black, white or red. No shorts. No jeans. No ties.
Once Again This Year:
Ocean Springs Restaurant Week – May 13 through May 19, 2017
Restaurant Week Ocean Springs is a seven day event the week following Taste of Ocean Springs Food & Wine Festival, May 13-19, celebrating the dining culture of Ocean Springs.
During restaurant week, participating restaurants offer either lunch or dinner prix fixed menu items for convenient dining options for individuals and families to experience more of what Ocean Springs restaurants have to offer. CLICK ON “VENDORS” MORE DETAILS!
Ocean Springs Free Food Fridays
“Free Food Fridays” will be designated each Friday in May when gift certificates will be given away for free food on the Chamber’s Facebook page to those who “like” and “share” the contest details as they are posted each week. www.facebook.com/oceanspringschamberofcommerce
CLICK ON “VENDORS” MORE DETAILS!
Ocean Springs Gazette said it best:
The Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce doesn’t have a mean streak but it is their intention to “addict you” to the good things that restauranteurs are putting on their menus and I must admit, it is a brilliant strategy. Five hundred tickets were offered for sale and sold out two weeks prior to the event. The word is spreading that this is the premier culinary event on the Coast and you better get in line early if you want to attend.
…Ocean Springs, in a nationwide climate of foodies gone wild, has chosen the sublime, cultured approach of a small town focusing of a growing abundance of eateries that cover the spectrum from sophisticated to down home. Many are doing their best to use local ingredients, developing dishes that are inspired by Southern tradition with Creole seasonings. Others are bringing to the Ocean Springs far flung favorites from big cities like Chicago, Tapas from Spain, the cheese making secrets of Europe and the pho restaurants of Vietnam. The Taste of Ocean Springs will undoubtedly grow and it is an easy guess that more and more out-of-towners will attend as its well deserved reputation grows. Memphis has its BBQ, the Delta has the Blues and NOLA has the French Quarter and Emeril Lagasse, but Ocean Springs has a food and restaurant community that is wonderfully diverse, conveniently located in a walk-about small town atmosphere and, if it stays the course, is headed down the gingerbread road to be known as one of the South’s culinary destinations. by: Julian Brunt
The evening will take place underneath the live oaks and twinkling lights at the L&N Depot Plaza in downtown Ocean Springs. The event will be held from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Tickets must be presented at the gate to enter the event.
Rain location: (Fleur De Lis Banquet Hall, 6650 Rose Farm Rd) details will be posted here the week of the event if necessary.
The “Best Dessert”, “Best Entrée” and “Best Drink” awards are highly coveted awards for the vendors of this event. Show your love by voting for your favorite in the three categories as you leave the event. Voting ballots available at vendor tables.
Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau proudly presents this annual event along with our sponsors, Fort Bayou Wine & Spirits and Maisano’s Wine & Spirits. Have any questions for us, call us at 228-875-4424. Media inquiries, contact Cynthia Sutton at firstname.lastname@example.org.