In 2020, the Key West Food & Wine Festival is poised to make waves worldwide by hosting a lavish gastronomic affair that will relish in the ocean’s culinary delights while collaborating with organizations dedicated to protecting our planet.
Surrounded by the cerulean waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean,
the tropical location allows the Key West Food & Wine Festival to simultaneously indulge in the savory bounties of the local environs and still honor the importance of maintaining the ecosystem that provides us with delicious and healthy food and wine.
Partaking of epicurean delights need not come at the expense of protecting the planet, a sentiment shared by Ocean Sotheby’s Realty, our presenting partner. In collaboration with Mote Marine, Marine Sanctuaries of the Florida Keys, and Reef Relief, the 2020 Key West Food & Wine Festival will celebrate Key West’s rich culinary culture while raising awareness of the importance of marine wildlife preservation. And presenting wine partner Jean-Charles Boissett, the creator of the JCB collection, will ensure that there is no shortage of bubbly.
Andres Franke’s image of “Sweet Babette”
eating cake and sipping champagne underwater
breathes life into the idea of the artificial reef.
Franke’s new exhibition, “Plastic Ocean,” is intended to create awareness about how humans can curb our reliance on plastics in an effort to preserve the diversity of our underwater biosphere.