Central Florida Foodie Events for November 2017

Italian Festival 4-Course Dinner at Ravello at Four Seasons Resort

November 2017 is an exciting month for Central Florida foodies, with special dinners and food festivals happening all month long.

Here are some of the great food and drink events you might want to check out:

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AUGUST 31 to NOVEMBER 13

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival at Epcot, Walt Disney World
This annual event offers a literal dine around the world experience with kiosks representing different countries offer up native food and beverage samples. Samples run from $3 to $8 on average, in addition to park admission. Read our Epcot Food & Wine preview for more information.

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NOVEMBER 1

The Cocktail Connection at Reyes Mezcaleria, Orlando
Cost: $15 with RSVP; $20 at door.
Reyes Mezcaleria will be hosting in their beautiful private back room and each ticket will include two margaritas and a spread of appetizers. Visit the event’s Facebook page for RSVPs and more info.

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Signature Dining at Terralina Crafted Italian, Disney Springs
Cost: $130
During an interactive reception-style dinner, a variety of food and action stations will be on hand, including stations with carved lamb and salami & antipasti to little neck clam, sausage sauté and risotto featuring truffles of the season. All including a wine pairing. Visit disneyworld.com for more information and reservations.

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NOVEMBER 1 – 4

DOMU Turns 1! at DOMU at East End Market, Orlando
Enjoy specials and free food during the four days. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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NOVEMBER 2

Day of the Dead Celebration at Cocina 214, Winter Park
Free admission. The event kicks off at 5pm with the restaurant’s new Happy Hour menu serving delicious small plates, such as avocado bites and mini Ignacio’s bites, and crafty beverages, such as the El Diablo swirl margarita. Cocina 214 is also pouring up two crafty el Jimador cocktails during the event. The “Alma Buena” & “La Mariposa” el Jimador cocktails will be on special for $8 along with Herradura Ultra shots for $10. In addition to enjoying the event’s food and beverages, guests can participate in a costume contest for the chance to win more than $100 in prizes. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Signature Dining at Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Cost: $229
During this unique and intimate event, guests will get to experience a diverse array of offerings—featuring delicious food from our chefs, to be paired with great wines as selected by the sommelier. Visit disneyworld.com for more information and reservations.

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NOVEMBER 3

Annual Taste of Thanksgiving Party at Swine & Sons, Winter Park
For just $10 per person, you’ll be able to sample the full menu, as well as this year’s featured wines. Place your Thanksgiving order at the event and get 10% off your total. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Dining To Heal at DoveCote, Orlando
Cost: $140
Experience a beautiful 4-course dinner complete with wine pairings, while at the same time raising money for the charity called RAINN. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info.

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Signature Dining at Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
Cost: $650
Experience bold flavors and modern culinary touches from Chef Scott Hunnel and Chef Aimee Rivera in this exclusive dinner. Visit disneyworld.com for more information and reservations.

Grand Opening at Fresh Kitchen Waterford Lakes Town Center, Orlando
This new quick-service, build-your-own bowl concept opens its doors. First 50 customers on the first three days of business (November 3, 4 and 5) will receive a free FK hat and a free scratch-off gift card valued between $5 and $50 of FK credit. Visit eatfreshkitchen for more information.

National Sandwich Day #SandwichEatUp at Pom Pom’s Teahouse, Orlando
From 7-9pm. Join other sandwich fans for this monthly meetup. It’s free to attend, just pay for what you order. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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NOVEMBER 4

Cheers to Two Years! at Red Cypress Brewery, Winter Springs
Enjoy a day jam packed of special beer releases, live music, food trucks and brewery tours. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Fall Fest & Hurricane Relief for Zenn Naturals at Luke’s Kitchen and Bar, Maitland
Cost: $50 min donation
Chef Brandon McGlamery and the Park Lights Hospitality team will be joined by The Smiling Bison and 1921 for a festive lunch, with beer by Cask & Larder.The luncheon will help Zenn Naturals rebuild after the disasters of Hurricane Irma. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

The Festival of Bacon at Lake Baldwin Park, Orlando
Cost: $10 – $20; food and beverage additional
20 + Vendors / Restaurants will be creating their own Bacon inspired dishes for you to savor. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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NOVEMBER 6

Casselberry Food and Wine Festival at Lake Concord, Casselberry
Cost: $18 adv/$25 at the door
Ticket price includes food and beverage samples from area restaurants. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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NOVEMBER 8

The Order of the Red Banner Dinner at Swine & Sons, Winter Park
Cost: $100 per person
Enjoy a five-course beer pairing dinner featuring dishes by Swine & Sons chef Rhys Gawlak, matched with Cigar City Brewing’s Marshal Zhukov’s Imperial Stout and its 2017 derivatives. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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NOVEMBER 10

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Signature Dining at Tiffins at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Cost: $199
Enjoy Asian cuisine while listening to the Dr. Anne Savage from Disney’s Animal Kingdom park speaks about the Cotton-Top Tamarin Conservation projects she supports in South America.. Visit disneyworld.com for more information and reservations.

Italian Festival 4-Course Dinner at Ravello at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
Cost: $140 per person, inclusive with wine
Executive Chef Fabrizio Schenardi, born and raised in Italy, will welcome special guest chefs from his home country who will present authentic menus with many imported Italian ingredients for a 4-course Italian dinner. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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NOVEMBER 11

Cows ‘n Cabs 2017 at West Meadow, Winter Park
Cost: $110; $140 VIP
One of the best food events of the year. Enjoy food and beverage samples from many of Central Florida’s best restaurants. Proceeds benefit charity. Visit cowsncabs.com for tickets and more info.

Deland Cheese & Wine Festival at Wayne G. Sanborn Activity Center, DeLand
Cost: $35 adv/$45 at door
This festival will display various cheese samples, wine tastings, Cigar Lounge, Vendor Village for shopping, and the Mac-N Cheese Meltdown contest. Proceeds benefit ME STRONG. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Italian Festival 5-Course Dinner at Ravello at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
Cost: $200 per person, inclusive with wine
Executive Chef Fabrizio Schenardi, born and raised in Italy, will welcome special guest chefs from his home country who will present authentic menus with many imported Italian ingredients for a 5-course Italian White Alba Truffle Dinner. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Orlando Beer Festival 2017 at Orlando Festival Park, Orlando
Cost: $40 gen ad; $75 VIP; $25 designated driver
This event will feature live music, interactive games, college football streaming, a distillery zone from St. Petersburg Distillery, wine tasting from Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Kona Food Truck Luaus, a play zone for your pup, local vendors and more. Plus over 300 beers. Visit orlandobeerfestival.com for tickets and more info.

Orlando Signature’s 2017 Barrel Night at Grand Bohemian Hotel, Orlando
Tickets: $90 and up
Learn more about Orlando Signature magazine as you sample rare whiskeys and whiskey cocktails presented by master blenders and brand ambassadors. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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NOVEMBER 14 – 20

Sanford Beer Week at downtown Sanford
Enjoy a week-long lineup of beer-centric events including local craft beer bars and breweries. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info, including individual events.

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NOVEMBER 16

Rooftop Beer Dinner at Paddlefish at Disney Springs
Cost: $65 per person; Must be 21+ to attend.
Come aboard the 3rd deck rooftop and enjoy a 5-course pairing menu showcasing beers from Crooked Can Brewing Company. Guests will also receive a Crooked Can Brewing pint glass to take home. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Wild Game Dinner at K Restaurant and Bar, Orlando
Cost: $120
5 Courses & Wine Pairing. Featured meats: Rabbit, Boar, and Elk. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info.

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NOVEMBER 23 – THANKSGIVING

CitySurfing Orlando will be posting a Thanksgiving round-up closer to the holiday.

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NOVEMBER 24

Holiday Harbor Nights at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando
Cost: $55 standing; $90 VIP (includes reserved seating)
Enjoy select wines and sparkling wines, as well as gourmet foods from each of the hotel’s restaurants under the night sky, set to the sounds of live music. Visit the Loews ticket page for more info.

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Which dinners or festivals are you planning to attend? Also keep checking our events calendar throughout the month for more additions to the list.

About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.

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