The historic Gasparilla Inn & Clubs hosts its Second Annual B⁴ Weekend, Beach, BBQ, Bourbon & Beer. The National Historic Landmark, celebrating its Centennial Season, hosts this ultimate summer culinary weekend filled with cooking demonstrations, outdoor pursuits, and plenty of tasting and tippling. Experience Florida and barbecue the way it was meant to be, Friday, June 20 to Sunday, June 22, 2014. Highlights of the weekends activities, led by The Inns Executive Chef Seth Shipley, include:
· Join Chef Shipley and guest chefs for a Beach Club Island BBQ, complete with specialty cocktails and live music from indie-folk band Humming House. Co-hosted by Garden & Gun magazine.
· Learn how bourbon is made via a distillery demonstration, followed by a spirits tastings from revered distilleries like Makers Mark Bourbon.
· Grill, learn and taste with our chefs during Summer Grilling Demonstrations, followed by a Small Batch Spirits Pairing.
· Take a Porsche for spin around Gasparilla Island with the ultimate Island Driving Experience.
· Reel in a silver king during at a Tarpon Fishing Excursion.
· Explore the waters of The Gulf and Charlotte Harbor during a Cruise with Classic Cavana Charters.
· Relax on sparkling white sand beaches with stylish lounge furniture courtesy of Sunbrella, B⁴ Weekend event partner.
· Indulge in Saturday evenings Finale Dinner, featuring barbecue with a refined twist, complements of both The Inns chefs and guest chefs. Beer and bourbon pairings and live music will complete the evening in style.
Reservations for The Gasparilla Inn & Clubs B⁴ Weekend are highly recommended. A special package is available for overnight guests from June 20- 22, which includes: deluxe accommodations for two, welcome reception and buffet dinner, participation in all culinary demonstrations and beer/bourbon tastings, daily breakfast and final night reception and plated dinner. Rates start at $420, per room, per night, based on double occupancy. A two-night minimum stay is required. Daily service charges and taxes are additional. For reservations, please call 800.996.1913 or 941.964.4500. For additional information, please visit www.gasparillainn.com.