Outdoor festivals are a sure sign that summer is near, just like sunflowers in bloom or snowmen screaming in agony. Celebrate the eternal cycle with this Groupon to the Deerfield Beach Wine and Food Festival in Quiet Waters Park on Saturday, April 28. Choose between the following options:
- For $17, you get one ticket to the Jazz Blues Brunch from 10 a.m. to noon (up to a $36.50 value, including all fees).
- For $31, you get one ticket to the Grand Tasting from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (up to a $62 value, including all fees).<p>
This Saturday, the northeast corner of Quiet Waters Park transforms into the Deerfield Beach Wine and Food Festival, a gathering of local chefs and vintners in a setting designed to evoke the seven seas. At Saturday morning’s Jazz Blues Brunch, revelers nibble scrambled eggs, potatoes, pastries, and cheese, along with a few chef’s surprises, while Urban Gypsy uses keys, flute, and sax to knit fiery flamenco beats with jazz grooves.
Chefs from more than 40 restaurants, catering companies, and culinary schools unfurl their spreads at the Grand Tasting’s encampment of tasting stations on Saturday night. Brewery booths pour sips of Holy Mackerel’s small-batch amber and imperial black ales, and dozens of vintners from as near as the tri-county area and as far as Argentina help oenophiles identify their next favorite table wine or special-occasion bottle. Meanwhile, the air is abuzz with the sounds of singing and dancing heartthrob Blake McGrath, veteran gypsy-funk guitarist Gyorgy Lakatos, local pop princess Kendra Fulmer, and the ever-present cicada-like sound of smacking lips.