Foodies Find Diverse Flavors on Florida’s Historic Coast
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St. Augustine, Fla. -- Blend authentic cuisine, a year-round abundance of fresh seafood, and inspiration from centuries of diverse heritage and you have the bold and diverse tastes to be found on Florida’s Historic Coast. The area’s culinary scene is complemented by a wide variety of lodging options, pristine Atlantic beaches, arts and culture, championship golf and plenty of old world charm.
Whether its food you love or food you’d love to try, Florida’s Historic Coast is a destination full of flavor. With more than 450 years of history, dining here is a melting pot influenced by the diverse peoples and cultures that have called this area home since 1565.
Spain, France, Italy, Asia, Mexico, and the Caribbean – the countries that make up St. Augustine’s history add to the area’s global cuisine. Collectively, the chefs of St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra routinely bring this world of flavor to northeast Florida.
While there’s much to see and do on Florida’s Historic Coast, sightseeing is just a way to pass the time between meals. Enjoy fine dining, eclectic bistros, wine bars and sidewalk cafes. Discover a variety of tantalizing tastes from oceanfront seafood restaurants, old Florida riverfront hideaways and quaint farm-to-table eateries.
Make your visit a moveable feast with several local food and wine tours. Cool off with a craft cocktail made with local spirits from the St. Augustine Distillery. Tour the San Sebastian Winery and enjoy a glass of wine and the sunset from the rooftop garden. Satisfy your sweet tooth at Whetstone’s Chocolates or sample premium oils and vinegars at The Ancient Olive.
Find your foodie passion and start planning your flavorful getaway at www.HistoricCoastFlavors.com
September: St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival; St. Augustine Independent Restaurant Association (SAiRA) Food & Wine Fest; Friends of the GTM Reserve’s OceanWise Sustainable Seafood Fundraiser
October: Datil Pepper Festival and Cook Off with Home and Garden Show; St. Augustine Greek Festival; A Taste of the Beach;
November: Annual St. Augustine Great Chowder Debate; Tour de Farm
March: St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival
April: Annual Rhythm & Ribs Festival; Taste of St. Augustine Festival
May: Farm to Table Soiree; The Great Chefs of St. Augustine: A Culinary Competition
Located midway between Daytona Beach and Jacksonville, Florida's Historic Coast includes historic St. Augustine, the outstanding golf and seaside elegance of Ponte Vedra and 42 miles of pristine Atlantic beaches. For more information on events, activities, holiday getaways, accommodations and to plan your vacation in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches, go to the Visitors and Convention Bureau website at www.FloridasHistoricCoast.com, become a fan on Facebook or call 1.800.653.2489.