Orlando Dining News Round-Up December 8 2016: Luma on Park, Melting Pot Orlando, Restaurant ASH

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: chef’s dinners, charity events, and limited menu items. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

Luma on Park cocktails

Luma on Park in Winter Park is hosting a Carols and Cocktails holiday fundraiser on Saturday, December 10, from 6:30pm to 10pm.

Sip on Luma’s new holiday cocktails, The Rockefeller (bourbon, mulled spice infused amaro, maple apple cider syrup), and Snow Drift (vanilla and mint infused vodka, lime, tucca, mint foam), while enjoying the festive tunes by Central Florida Vocal Arts’ carolers.

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Don’t Miss the Final Neanderthal Ball at Orlando Science Center Nov 5

Final Neanderthal Ball at Orlando Science Center Nov 5, 2016

On November 5, 2016, the Orlando Science Center will host its 10th and final Neanderthal Ball, the venue’s annual fundraiser.

This year’s theme is “Celebrate Our Evolution,” and guests are invited to celebrate 10 years of Neanderthal Ball and what it has helped achieve for Orlando Science Center.

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Good Through Food Partners with Local Restaurants to Give Back

Good Through Food Partners with Local Restaurants to Give Back

The week of October 24-31, five Orlando-area restaurants are partnering together to help raise funds for those impacted by the Louisiana floods in the Baton Rouge area.

It’s part of an initative called Project 001. Louisiana, launched by Good Through Food, a new Orlando-based organization that strives to impact the world through food-related efforts.

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The Capital Grille Hosts Chef Night at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida Oct 26

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida Chef's Night dinners

Chef Night returns to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida on October 26, with a meal prepared by The Capital Grille.

Vice President and Corporate Executive Chef of The Capital Grille, Chef Michael Laduke has created a four course menu, with cocktails, for the evening.

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Cows ‘N Cabs Returns to Winter Park Oct 22, 2016

Cows ‘n Cabs is set to return for its sixth year on Saturday, October 22.

The date is almost upon us…Central Florida’s annual Cows ‘n Cabs is set to return for its sixth year on Saturday, October 22.

Break out your best cowboy attire or dress up, and sample food and drinks from more than 20 of Central Florida’s top restaurants.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities Celebrate Global Day of Change Oct 15

Ronald McDonald House Charities Celebrate Global Day of Change Oct 15

This Saturday, Oct. 15, McDonald’s Restaurants nationwide will celebrate Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Global Day of Change.

The October 15 Day of Change commemorates the opening of the first Ronald McDonald House in 1974 and encourages customers to donate their change at RMHC Donation Boxes located in McDonald’s restaurants around the world.

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5th Annual Pink Bash Set for Oct 21 at Dr. Phillips Center

Orlando Sentinel Pink Bash returns October 21 to the Seneff Arts Plaza at Dr. Phillips Center to benefit Libby’s Legacy Breast Cancer Foundation.

The Orlando Sentinel Pink Bash returns October 21 to the Seneff Arts Plaza at Dr. Phillips Center to benefit Libby’s Legacy Breast Cancer Foundation.

Pink Bash is an annual community celebration and fundraiser event in downtown Orlando designed to bring breast cancer awareness to Central Florida in an interactive, uplifting way.

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10th Annual Jack in the Park Benefits Special Olympics Florida Oct 15

0th Annual Jack in the Park Benefits Special Olympics Florida Oct 15

Special Olympics Florida will host its 10th annual Jack in the Park, a gourmet fundraiser, will take place October 15 in Winter Park.

Jack in the Park brings together gourmet dishes from some of the area’s top restaurants, live music, an exciting auction, a fast-paced blackjack tournament, open bar, and much more.

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Coca-Cola Orlando Eye to Light Up For Stand Up to Cancer

Stand Up For Cancer

This week, more than 90 historic buildings and landmarks across the U.S. and Canada will be lit up to support Stand Up For Cancer.

In Central Florida, the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye will be lit red, orange and yellow on Thursday, September 8. Other Florida locations include the Fifth Third Center in Naples, CityPlace Fountain in West Palm Beach, and Miami Tower in Miami.

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Meet TV Faves for Charity at Fan Fest Orlando Sept 17 #FanFestOrlando

Meet TV Faves for Charity at Fan Fest Orlando Sept 17

Fan Fest Orlando will take place September 17, 2016, to raise money for the victims and families of the Pulse Nightclub attack.

At this event, dozens of well-known actors from shows like The Walking Dead, The Flash, Arrow, and others will meet fans, sign autographs, and take photos, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

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O-Town MacDown Returns August 20 to Kissimmee for Give Kids the World

O-Town MacDown returns to Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee on August 20, 2016.

Get your taste buds ready! The O-Town MacDown returns to Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee on August 20, 2016.

The event is a family-fun, mac-n-cheese cooking competition benefiting Give Kids The World, and features talented chefs and caterers from all around Orlando serving up some of the best mac-n-cheese dishes on the planet.

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Orlando’s Taste of the Nation Kicks Off Golden Ticket Raffle #OrlTaste

Orlando's Taste of the Nation

Leading up to this year’s Orlando’s Taste of the Nation gala on August 27, select restaurants are participating in the first ever Golden Ticket raffle, with the prize of two tickets to this year’s event.

Guests who dine at select participating establishments through August 22 can ask their server for a concealed envelope that may contain a pair of tickets to this year’s event. Chances of winning are 1 in 10.

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Sprinkles Partners with Drew Barrymore for Charity Cupcake Flavor

Sprinkles Partners with Drew Barrymore for Charity Cupcake Flavor

For the month of August, Sprinkles has partnered with actress/entrepreneur Drew Barrymore for a special cupcake flavor: Strawberry Shortcake by Drew Barrymore.

It features a rich yellow cake filled with tart, juicy strawberry curd, and topped with a pillowy cloud of toasted marshmallow frosting.

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Krispy Kreme and The Salvation Army Launch Annual Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive

Krispy Kreme and The Salvation Army Launch Annual Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive

It’s time for families to start thinking about heading back to school, so Krispy Kreme and The Salvation Army have teamed up for their annual “Stuff the Bus” School Supply Drive.

From now until August 7, participating Central Florida Krispy Kreme locations will be accepting donations of new school supplies, including notebooks, binders, pens, pencils, scissors, crayons, markers, glue, rulers, and hand sanitizer.

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Additional Fun & Tasty Orlando Taste of the Nation Fundraising Events #OrlTaste

Orlando's Taste of the Nation

Beginning this week, Orlando’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry kicks off three extra fundraising experiences to sip and nibble on before the main event.

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