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Perdido Key Wine and Art Festival April 4-5
Lionfish sashimi and prime rib sliders are on the menu at the VIP event
The featured artist for “Taste of Perdido” is Margaret Biggs, a painter of iconic beach scenes. Other artists will display jewelry, sculptures, paintings, photography, wooden bowls and more.
The gathering begins with a VIP event from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 4. Cost is $25 per ticket, $45 per couple. The dishes are far from ordinary -- prime rib sliders, lionfish sashimi and seafood chowder, among others.
Admission is free April 5, when the hours are noon to 8 p.m.
At the VIP event, restaurants will offer signature dishes paired with delicious wines. On the menu: Voyagers at Perdido Beach Resort, Gulf Coast seafood chowder, Italo Cescon Pinot Grigio; Flora-Bama Yacht Club, lionfish sashimi, Picpoul DePinet; Oar House, Seafood Martini, Monmousseau;
Musician Pat McCann (http://www.reverbnation.com/
The free event, on April 5, will feature more food and live music by local performers. For $15 you will receive a souvenir glass and tickets to taste five wines.
Taking the stage at noon April 5: Top Hate and Jackie, who play country, pop, folk, rock and blues.
John Joiner and his daughter Melissa will perform at 4 p.m. John Joiner has performed with stars John Anderson, ZZ-Top and Willie Nelson.
On April 5, the red wines will include Howling Moon Pinot Noir, Ramsay Cabernet, Campus Oaks Old Vine Syrah, Arabella Merlot, and Los Acequias Malbec.White wines: PQ Chardonnay, Campus Oaks Peach Sparkling, 99 Vines Moscato, Fruit and Vine Pear Pinot Grigio, and Giani Sweet Chardonnay.
For tickets, please visit www.PerdidoWineandArts.com.
Perdido Key Visitors Information Center