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Tickets on sale Monday for three-day food and wine fest in St. Petersburg

Tickets will go on sale Monday afternoon for the newly renamed three-day food, wine and arts festival that promises to deliver some big names in the culinary world to venues mostly on St. Petersburg's downtown waterfront.

E.A.T. St. Pete has now become Enjoy Arts & Tastes: St. Petersburg & the Bay Area Festival of Food, Wine and the Arts because of a trademark issue. It's a bigger mouthful for sure but one organizers hope will be appetizing enough for food lovers to plop down upwards of $200 for tickets for the Nov. 15-17 event.

The priciest event on the schedule is "Sip, Savor and Swing" from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Nov. 16 hosted by South Florida chef Ingrid Hoffmann of the Food Network. The $225 ticket will include wine, food and Latin-inspired music in the Palm Court Ballroom at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort. Coming in a close second is the $200 ticket for a "Sense Immersion" dinner hosted by chef and restaurateur Todd English and St. Petersburg glass artist Duncan McClellan from 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg.

The festival is being cosponsored by HSN, Bill Edwards Presents and Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater, which received a $250,000 grant from BP to help publicize the event. Gulf of Mexico seafood will be featured throughout the festival as a way to help quell fears about the safety of local seafood after the 2011 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Donatella Arpaia, a New York restaurateur and regular Iron Chef judge, will host a poolside burger party called "Battle of the 'Burg" 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Club at Treasure Island ($75) and cake-master Duff Goldman will host a late-night event starting at 10 p.m. Nov. 15 with lots of chocolate at the Dali Museum ($85).

Tickets go on sale beginning at 5:30 p.m. Monday at enjoyartsandtastes.com. Updated schedules will be posted there, too.

Janet K. Keeler can be reached at [email protected] or (727) 893-8586.

Tickets on sale Monday for three-day food and wine fest in St. Petersburg 07/26/13 [Last modified: Friday, July 26, 2013 8:01pm]
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