The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa is proud to announce the Celebrity Chef Line-Up for the 2017 Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Festival Coastal Chef's Table pairing dinner featuring "Southern Coastal Cuisine" and new flavors on August 17th.

Supported by a plethora of sponsors like Savannah Morning News, iHeartMedia, Certified Angus Beef, EventHaus Rentals, US Foods, Eat it & Like It, Blue Point Brewing Company, Cask & Crew Whiskey, Plymouth Gin, Absolut Elyx Vodka, Old Forester Bourbon, Herradura Tequila, Fiji Water, Adfish Group, Libbey Glassware, Coca Cola and more, organizers are delighted to expand the impact and footprint of the festival.

The festival begins at 6:30pm on August 17th with a Five Course Grand Ballroom event featuring in-room course preparation and cocktail demonstrations. Guest chefs showcase their own take on "Southern Coastal Cuisine" and certified spirit and wine experts deliver exquisite pairings to accompany each divine creation. Guests enter the Grand Ballroom of The South's Downtown Resort to discover a reimagined event-space with incredible sights, aromas and surprises.

Courses range from a delectable Crab and Scallop Cavatelli Pasta from Carl Ruiz to Chef Tony Bigg's Surf and Turf masterpiece featuring Thai Butter Lobster & Certified Angus Filet Mignon. Pacci Italian Kitchen & Craft Butcher Rusty Bowers will also collaborate to create a fleet of delights during the pre-event reception. Each moment paired with Blue Point Lager, Sea Glass Wines or cocktails from our Official Sponsor Spirits: Old Forester Bourbon, Cask & Crew Whiskey, Absolut Elyx Vodka, Plymouth Gin and Herradura Tequila.

Event proceeds support scholarships, family-focused non-profits, and children's charities through the Savannah Harbor Foundation.

2017 Coastal Chef's Table Celebrity Chefs:

⢠Keith Rhodes, Executive Chef of Catch in Wilmington, NC

⢠Tony Biggs, Corporate Executive Chef of Certified Angus Beef

⢠Carl Ruiz, Executive Chef of Marie's Italian Specialties and Seafood, Chatham Township, NJ

⢠Jean Vendeville, Savannah Technical College Department Head and Instructor of Culinary Arts, Savannah, GA

⢠Eric Cousin, Executive Chef, The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, Savannah, GA

⢠Jonathan Moore, Executive Chef, Sea Level, Charlotte, NC

⢠Rusty Bowers, Craft Butcher, Pine Street Market, Atlanta, GA

Hutchinson Island is also home to these other events August 18-20:

⢠Friday, August 18 - "Last Blast of Summer" Golf Tournament, 12pm

The Club at Savannah Harbor - Golf Course & Club - A Golf Tournament Like No Other Supporting the Savannah Harbor Foundation & the Coastal Jazz Association

⢠Friday, August 18 - Lowcountry BBQ & Oyster Roast, 6:30pm, $40 per person

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa - River Lawn & Esplanade - Lowcountry Boil, Oysters, BBQ, Blue Point Beer & Sea Glass Wine, Summer Flavors and Southern Rock

⢠Saturday, August 19 - "AquaCurean Challenge", 2 - 5 pm, $65 per person

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa - Resort Takeover - Seafood & Cocktail Competitions, Unlimited Tastes & Flavors, Flair Bartenders, Live Music and more!

⢠Sunday, August 20 - "Fresh Catch & Cocktails Jazz Brunch" - 12:30 - 3:30 pm, $65

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa - Aqua Star Seafood Kitchen - Bloody Mary's, Mimosas, Live Jazz, & Savannah's Best Brunch Experience

Vendor & restaurant/bar booth spaces are still available for Saturday's AquaCurean Challenge. Interested parties should contact