Sip & Savor Spring Final Schedule Announced

Sip & Savor Spring Final Schedule Announced

Contact | Jan Gourley, Partner | 843-812-5802 |





March 5, 2018—PINE MOUNTAIN, GA. Sip & Savor Spring is the new culinary celebration, March 15 – March 18, 2018, bringing together the region’s top chefs, beverage experts, authors and more to welcome in the spring season. Join the festivities on the beautiful, blooming grounds of Callaway Resort & Gardens for an unforgettable weekend of tastings and demonstrations, while celebrating warmer weather, great company, and delicious food and drinks.


Culinary stars and authors Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart will be joining the prestigious lineup of chefs and sommeliers at the James Beard Foundation, Celebrity Tour Dinner and Bloom Master Class Series. While they are food industry icons in their own right, this dynamic duo has worked together on multiple books and demos to spread their love of southern cooking with readers, on TV, and in classrooms.


Each ticket to every event includes full access to Callaway Gardens for the day of the ticketed event. Tickets and event information available at Limited tickets available to many events.


Thursday, March 15, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. | JBF Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner | The Lodge and Spa Conference Center

A foodie’s dream! To kickoff the weekend’s celebration, attend this one-of-a-kind gourmet dinner prepared by prestigious James Beard Foundation Award-winning chefs – all in one place, including Hugo Ortega, David Bancroft, Kenny Gilbert, Erik Niel, Nathalie Dupree, Kenny Gilbert, Cynthia Graubert, and more. Hand-selected wines from sommeliers and well-known winemakers will be paired alongside the multi-course meal for an intimate evening among the culinary world’s best. Tickets: $175 per person.


Friday, March 16, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Bloom Master Class Series | Various Locations

Get schooled on your favorite sips and savory bites with an afternoon of educational, interactive classes led by masters in their respective fields.

Class One: Butterflies & Brews, Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Learn the ins and outs of creating a butterfly garden from Michael Buckman, Day Butterfly Center Manager and Master Gardeners, while sampling bites prepared by Callaway’s Chef Sid Krurrimbukus and Georgia craft brews on tap in the new Cason Tap Room at Callaway.

Class Two: French Cooking with Herbs and Edible Flowers, Virginia Hand Callaway Discovery Center, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Georgia’s very own Chef Jennifer Hill Booker and Master Sommelier, Michael McNeill will lead you through the art of growing, sourcing, and cooking herbs and edible flowers with a French flair alongside wine pairings.

Class Three: Biscuits 101 & Bourbon, Virginia Hand Callaway Discovery Center, 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Always wanted to try making a true southern biscuit? Now’s your chance at this class, led by Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubert, where they’ll give you tips and tricks to mastering the staple while sipping on excellent samples of Four Roses Bourbon.

Tickets: $49 per person; $99 per person all access “class pass” (on ticket to each class).

Friday, March 16 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Sip & Savor | Callaway Gardens Ski Pavilion

The namesake event will feature over 30 tasting stations, with gourmet culinary bites, wine, beer and spirits samples provided by some of the region’s best, including Kenny Gilbert, B’s Cracklin’ Barbecue, Certified Burgers & Beverage, ACRE, and more. Make the rounds at all your favorites, while enjoying live music on the beach from the Mango Strange band, along with a live auction with luxury items, benefiting the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation. Tickets: $60 per person


Saturday, March 17, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Waffle House Showdown | FSU Circus Tent

Come hungry and ready to cheer on celebrity chefs David Bancroft, Jennifer Hill Booker, David Carrier, and Chris Hall as they compete for the title of “Waffle House Master Chef.” All that cheering will have you hungry, and that calls for your favorite Waffle House items along with Champagne and a Bloody Mary bar. Tickets: $45 per person


Saturday, March 17, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Tastings Under the Big Top | FSU Circus Tent

The all-inclusive tasting ticket event you won’t want to miss out on! The main event will feature hundreds of different varieties of wine, beer and spirits tastings from over 30 booths, with a souvenir crystal wine glass. The South’s best Pitmasters will be featured in the BBQ + Brews Alley; culinary tastings from celebrated chefs, both inside and outside the Big Top tent will provide delicious bites. The Sip Cocktail Challenge features a lively people’s choice competition from some of the region’s best bartenders. The Georgia Grown Market will showcase nearly 35 artisans and farmers from all around the state of Georgia. The soulful sounds of Lloyd Buchanan and the Cubed Root band will keep the relaxed spring vibe going throughout the afternoon, while enjoying the beauty of blooming flowers and trees throughout Callaway Gardens. Steal some great deals at the silent auction, benefiting the Callaway Foundation.


Cooking Demo schedule at the Atlanta Magazine Cooking Pavilion, Daniel Appliance Stage:
1:15 – 2 p.m. – Jennifer Hill Booker, Chef/Author, Atlanta, GA
2:15 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Matthew Raiford, Executive Chef, The Farmer & The Larder/Strong Roots Provisions, Brunswick, GA
3:15 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Holly Chute, Executive Chef, Georgia Dept. of Agriculture + Georgia Grown, Atlanta, GA

Ida Cason Callaway Foundation Stage – “A Beautiful Place to Learn About the Natural World”

1:30 p.m. – Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center; 2:30 p.m. – Birds of Prey; 3: 30 p.m. – Spring Gardening Tips


Tastings Under the Big Top All-Inclusive Tickets: $85 per person


Sunday, March 18 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Longleaf Brunch | The Gardens Restaurant

Wrap up the festivities with a lakefront Sunday brunch at The Gardens Restaurant. A gourmet spread with culinary stations and full brunch buffet from the Callaway Resort & Gardens culinary team. Beverage tasting stations on the veranda with wine, beer, spirits, signature cocktails, Champagne and Bloody Mary bar. Soak up the sun and the lakeside view and cheers to a beautiful, spring-filled weekend. Tickets: $65 per person


Sip & Savor Spring – S3, is a culinary destination weekend Thursday March 15- Sunday March 18, 2018 presented by Callaway Gardens & Resort and the Pine Mountain Tourism Association, produced by The AdFish Group, LLC. S3 will welcome the spring season with renowned celebrity chefs, beverage experts, authors, and more during a weekend full of culinary events, tastings, and demonstrations on the beautiful grounds of Callaway Gardens. The final event schedule and talent are subject to change, most events are for 21 and over. The weekend’s events benefit the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, whose mission is to reconnect man with nature in a way that benefits both. There are still volunteer opportunities available to get involved behind the scenes in several events. To purchase tickets and find out more information, visit

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