From EPIC Behavioral Healthcare
EPIC Behavioral Healthcare, coordinators of the premier food festivalÂ Taste of St. Augustine, announces the inaugural Taste Academy, taking place the week of “The Taste.” Starting April 20, the Taste Academy will offer a variety of educational opportunities for participants to learn more about local food sources, how to prepare foods, the culinary history of St. Augustine and about local food trends.
The courses will take place at various sites throughout the county as well as during theÂ Taste of St. Augustine. TheÂ Taste AcademyÂ will allow participants to experience St. Augustineâ€™s cuisine and culture together.Â All participants will receive free admission to â€œThe Tasteâ€.
Â Wednesday, April 20
â€œPop Artâ€ at the Hyppo CafÃ© at 10:00 am
â€œStory of Paellaâ€ at the Taberna del Caballo at the Colonial Quarter at 12:00 noon
â€œPasta ala Frescaâ€ at Terra & Acqua at 6:00 pm
Thursday, April 21
â€œEdible Artâ€ at CrÃ¨me de la Cocoa at 10:00 am
â€œFlorida Shrimp & Picklesâ€ at Preserved at 12:00 noon
â€œA Taste of (St. Augustine Wine) Historyâ€ at the San Sebastian Winery at 5:00 pm
Friday, April 22
â€œCoffee Cuppingâ€ at DOS Coffee at 10:00 am
â€œBotanical Cocktailsâ€ with bartenders from Odd Birds at Southern Horticulture at 6:00 pm
â€œSpanish Feastâ€ at the Colonial Oaks at the Colonial Quarter at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 23
â€œThe Academy Culminationâ€ at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre at 11:30am
(during â€œThe Taste of St. Augustineâ€ 20th Anniversary event)
For course descriptions and to purchase tickets, go toÂ www.epicbh.org. TheÂ Taste Academy ends at the ever popular Taste of St. Augustine, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.
Over 25 of St. Augustineâ€™s finest restaurants will be offering samples of signature dishes along with a live music festival.Â Admission Â is $5, and food and beverage tickets cost $1 each, with most â€˜tastesâ€™ somewhere between 2-5 tickets. Free parking and children under 11 receive free admission.
Proceeds from both eventsÂ will benefit EPIC Behavioral Healthcare, a nonprofit serving St. Johns County families since 1973.
Call 904-829-3295 or go toÂ www.epicbh.org for more information, including sponsors, participants, course descriptions, fees and hotel partners.
Follow all of our events on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ATasteOfStAugustine) for up to date information about vendors, weather, pictures and video!