Epicurean Evening
Thursday, November 21, 2013
6pm - 8:30pm

Guarantee your attendance with
Advanced Tickets for $40.

We've added even more restaurant participants at the last minute and expanded the convention center! This extra space has allowed us to offer more tickets!
Tickets will be available at the door for $40.


The Galveston Restaurant Association and Galveston.com & Company "Great Taste of the Gulf" Epicurean Evening returns for its 42nd Year Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Moody Gardens Convention Center.  The event is underwritten by Galveston.com & Company for the 11th consecutive year.

More than 2,000 expected guests will have the opportunity to sample some of the Gulf Coast's finest cuisine and beverages provided by over 100 of Galveston County's top restaurateurs, hoteliers and dedicated suppliers. Festivities will also include a Silent Auction featuring a variety of unique items, an Awards Presentation. The Silver Spoon and Silver Whisk are awarded to the selected Texas Restaurant Association participant that is in the hospitality industry as a restaurateur or caterer and the Silver Fork is held for the best overall hotelier that features food and beverage services.  

The Galveston Restaurant Association is a member of the Texas Restaurant Association, an organization whose mission is to serve as the advocate in Texas and indispensable resource for the hospitality and foodservice industry.  Proceeds from Galveston’s Epicurean Evening ticket sales are donated to the Texas Restaurant Association in an effort to support the organization’s Education Foundation, Political Action Committee, and the Strike Fund.

All proceeds from the event’s silent auction benefit the Francisco Paco Vargas Scholarship Fund,  which assists Galveston County students seeking careers in the hospitality industry.

Tickets include admission to Epicurean Evening, sampling of entries, and an array of promotional beverages, and can be purchased for $40 in advance. Advance tickets are available online at EpicureanEvening.com, or by phone at (888) 939-8680. Parking is available in the parking garage adjacent to the convention center. Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Lauraleigh Gourley-Vogel at
(409)740-8607, or Jan Inlow at (409)682-7653.


About Moody Gardens Convention Center:

Moody Gardens Convention Center features over 100,000 square feet of combined meeting space, including a 60,000 square foot barrier-free ballroom quality exposition center with telescopic seating for 5000. With floor boxes located every 30 feet (complete with power, water, air, data and drains), state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment and soundproof walls, the meeting and conference space can be configured to accommodate a wide range of functions from an industrial floor show or a grand gala to an intimate meeting or reception.

Two fully-equipped business centers and onsite audio/visual services further compliment the state-of-the-art facilities, while a 1000-car covered garage attached to the convention center ensures exhibitors and attendees have convenient access to all function space.

Call or email the sales office at (800) 582-4673 ext. 4411 to book your next event.


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