Foodies who appreciate the art of culinary excellence and exceptional entertainment can now purchase tickets to the nation’s most anticipated up-and-coming culinary lifestyle event.  Taking place Thursday, November 8 – Sunday, November 11, 2012, Flavors of Fort Lauderdale will feature a lineup of exciting tastings, themed pavilions, after-hours parties and delectable dining experiences. Priced at $79 per person, tickets to this first-ever gastronomical showcase are available beginning today at www.FlavorsofFortLauderdale.com.*

“With Chef Allen Susser serving as ‘Ambassador of Flavor’ and more than 50 hotels, restaurants and businesses expected to participate, the inaugural Flavors of Fort Lauderdale will no doubt be one to remember,” said Robert Hulsmeyer, the event’s Executive Producer.

Those attending the 2012 Flavors of Fort Lauderdale will have the chance to sip and sample the best of the best in local cuisine, gourmet specialty foods and world-class wines and spirits.  Hosted by Susser, the Flavors Grand Tasting will take place Sunday, November 11 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Las Olas Marina.  The Grand Tasting will include interactive culinary demonstrations – with a focus on sustainable seafood – by Chef Dean Max (3030 Ocean) and Chef Ralph Pagano (Ten Palms), amongst others.

To date, more than 25 sponsors are already onboard for the inaugural Flavors of Fort Lauderdale, including:

  • Supporting Partner: The Fort Lauderdale Beach Business Improvement District
  • Event Partners: The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Hugh’s Culinary, the South Florida Chapter of the International Special Events Society, Doller Offshore and Mobicile
  • Participating Restaurants: Shula’s on the Beach, Via Luna, Aruba Beach Café, Bravo Italiano, Casablanca, DaCampo Osteria, SAIA, Spazio and Tsukuro
  • Charitable Partners: The Make-a-Wish Foundation® and Feeding South Florida
  • Event Sponsors: Southern Wine & Spirits, Saveur, Florida Travel + Life, General Cigar, TravelHost Magazine, Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, The Atlantic Resort & Spa, The Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale, The Westin Beach Resort & Spa Fort Lauderdale, Pelican Grand Beach Resort, Allied Kitchen Bath & Home, B Ocean Fort Lauderdale and Gunter Wilhelm.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.FlavorsofFortLauderdale.com. For exclusive promotions and updates, visit (www.facebook.com/FlavorsFortLauderdale) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/FlavorsFTL).

About Flavors of Fort Lauderdale: This signature destination event is designed to showcase Fort Lauderdale as a true “foodie” destination for both residents and visitors. The inaugural “Flavors” – held Thursday, November 8 to Sunday, November 11, 2012 – will promote the area’s food and beverage offerings via a range of interactive, culinary-inspired activities. Through a partnership with ‘Ambassador of Flavor’ Chef Allen Susser, the event will aim to create awareness about sustainable seafood and support the mission of eliminating hunger in South Florida.

* Grand Tasting access; tickets for other Flavors of Fort Lauderdale weekend events must be purchased separately; must be 21+ to attend.