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B4 Weekend 2018

June 15–17 Garden & Gun traveled to Boca Grande, Florida, to partner with the Gasparilla Inn & Club for B4 Weekend. The weekend highlighted delicious food, drinks, culinary demonstrations, bingo, live music, and breathtaking views at the beautiful Gasparilla Inn & Club.

Special thanks to:

The Gasparilla Inn & Club

Emily Kopp

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The historic Gasparilla Inn & Club welcomes guests for a relaxing weekend of the four Bs: beach, BBQ, bourbon, and beer.

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Guests sip cocktails while enjoying the beautiful scenery on the beach of the Gasparilla Inn & Club.

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Nashville musician Emily Kopp takes the stage.

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Gasparilla chef Thomas Haggerty ties in a tuna poke dish to complement the Asian-inspired evening.

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Saturday festivities begin with a BBQ demo by chef Robert Plesh.

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Friendly competition commences as guests cool down over bingo and beers from Fat Point Brewing. 

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Meanwhile, mixologist David Ortiz crafts some cocktails, such as this old-fashioned.

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A sunny Saturday at the Gasparilla Inn & Club calls for fully embracing one of the four Bs of B4 Weekendthe beach.

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The weekend concludes with Saturday evening’s Feast at the Farm, featuring dishes with farm-fresh ingredients prepared by chefs Thomas Haggerty, Robert Plesh, Greg Biggers, Ethan Hileman, and Jared Van Camp.

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Chef Jared Van Camp adds finishing touches to his gnocchi with fresh English peas, morel mushrooms, smoked bacon, and Manchego cheese.

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Guests celebrate a great weekend over watermelon Negroni cocktails presented by Manifest Distillery.

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Chef Thomas Haggerty and chef Phill Dedo’s spread of whiskey-glazed smoked chicken thigh sliders, mini baked mac & cheese, fried okra & oysters, and a chicarnes basket.

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Cheers to another successful B4 Weekend!

photo: Lauren Carnes

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