Take a culinary tour of the Forgotten Coast

February 12, 2009

The secrets of bees revealed as you explore the process of tupelo honey making.
The secrets of bees revealed as you explore the process of tupelo honey making.

WaterColor Inn and Resort hosting a unique four-day tour May 14-17 and Oct. 1-4

WaterColor Inn and Resort is offering a culinary package that will treat foodies to the freshest meals they’ve ever had as they savor hands-on experiences harvesting food from the great outdoors of Northwest Florida.

Along the “Forgotten Coast,” participants will learn new skills – from oyster tonging and crabbing to harvesting tupelo honey and flounder gigging – then dine on what they have foraged in the company of the region’s culinary experts.

The four-day culinary excursion highlights include:

• Insightful, fresh and regionally grown meals and luxury accommodations for four days and three nights
• Visit to the Apalachicola Marine Estuarine Research Center, plus a nearby field trip to learn the secrets of making tupelo honey, followed by a mead tasting with George Watkins. George is a naturalist and beekeeper who was technical advisor for the film “Ulee’s Gold,” which starred Peter Fonda as a beekeeper in Wewahitchka, FL
• Tonging for the famous Apalachicola oysters and oyster roast at Buddy Ward’s 13 Mile Oyster Company
• Crabbing for blue crab at WaterSound Beach, one of the region’s top beaches
• Dinner at the acclaimed Four Diamond Fish Out of Water, using the freshest local ingredients
• Evening flounder gigging excursions (optional, space limited to six participants)
• Ample time to explore the award-winning WaterColor Inn & Resort’s stunning beaches, coastal dune lake, parks, and neighborhoods and WindMark Beach’s new beach walk, town center and natural beauty.

• Pricing includes activities, lodging, planned meals, and gratuity.
This package is subject to availability. Space is limited.

The “Foraging the Forgotten Coast” package is priced at $1,875* per person (double occupancy) / $2,125* per person (single occupancy) and and will be offered March 5-8, 2009, May 14-17, 2009 and October 1-4, 2009.
* Pricing includes activities, lodging, planned meals, and gratuity.
This package is subject to availability. Space is limited.

For reservations and more information, contact WaterColor Inn & Resort’s reservation department at

866-426-2656 or visit www.watercolorresort.com