ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Enjoy a plethora of pungently pleasing dishes and mouth watering garlic recipes prepared by gourmet chefs at the The Treasure Coast Garlic Fest in Port St. Lucie.

This two-day food festival celebrates the wonderfully delicious and bold taste of garlic. Eat, Stink and be Merry! The Garlic Fest will take place outside, rain or shine.

It's happening at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center in Port St. Lucie on Saturday Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and on Sunday Feb. 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult. On site parking is free.

Here are just some of the delicious Gourmet Garlic Dishes you will find at this year's Treasure Coast Garlic Fest:

-Bruschetta

-Garlic Bread

-Garlic Butter

-Garlic Chicken

-Garlic Chicken Wings

-Garlic Crabs

-Garlic Fried Rice

-Garlic Ice Cream

-Garlic Meatball Sliders

-Garlic Shrimp

-Garlic Soup

-Roasted Garlic

-Roasted Garlic Pizza

Can you smell that smell?

In addition to all of the delicious garlic dishes served up by local food vendors, the 2021 Treasure Coast Garlic Fest features Gourmet Garlic Recipes prepared under the direction of renowned Chef John Nihoff.

Chef John has over 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry. Starting out in the top restaurants of South Jersey and Philadelphia he progressed to a 16-year career at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park NY as an instructor in over 11 different areas. For the past decade his culinary expertise has been well received in South Florida by many of the top private clubs in and around the Palm Beaches.

The MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center is located at 9221 SE Event Center Pl. in Port St. Lucie. For more information, visit www.treasurecoastgarlicfest.com.

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