Orlando Dining Round-Up January 16: Tapa Toro, Sushi Pop, Shake Shack, and More

In this week’s dining news round-up, cooking classes, chef’s dinners, and new openings. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

Tapa Toro at I-Drive 360
Tapa Toro at I-Drive 360 in Orlando will launch a monthly cooking class series, En La Cocina (In the Kitchen), starting on Thursday, February 11.

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American Gymkhana and Cress Collaborate for New Flavor Farm Series Dinner April 3, 2015

The culinary forces behind Central Florida restaurants American Gymkhana and Cress will collaborate once again on a Flavor Farm Series Dinner on Friday, April 3.

Flavor Farm Series dinner featuring Chefs Hari Pulapaka and Aarthi Sampath.

Four-time James Beard-nominated Chef Hari Pulapaka is the creative mind behind the menu at Cress Restaurant in Deland. Chef Aarthi Sampath is the amazing chef behind the creations at American Gymkhana restaurant in Dr. Phillips.

Together, the two chefs will team up to create a unique tasting menu highlighting some of Florida’s best local ingredients, while celebrating their Indian culture. They will be joined by American Gymkhana mixologist Hemant Pathak and Jenneffer Pulapaka from Cress, who will do the cocktail and wine pairings.

The 5 course tasting menu is $75 per person, $110 with the wine or cocktail pairing. Both come with a mini-cocktail hour, and include tax/gratuity. There are two seatings, at 6:30pm and 8:30pm.

For more information, or to purchase your seat at this exclusive dinner, visit the event’s Eventbrite ticket page.

American Gymkhana is located at 7559 W. Sandlake Rd. Visit their website at americangymkhana.com.

American Gymkhana to Host Flavor Farm Series Dinner February 27, 2015

On Friday, February 27, American Gymkhana restaurant will play host to a Flavor Farm Series dinner featuring Chefs Hari Pulapaka and Aarthi Sampath.

Flavor Farm Series dinner featuring Chefs Hari Pulapaka and Aarthi Sampath.

Chef Aarthi Sampath is the amazing chef behind the modern Indian creations at American Gymkhana restaurant in Dr. Phillips. Chef Hari Pulapaka is the force behind the menu at Cress Restaurant in Deland.

Together, the two chefs will team up to create a unique tasting menu highlighting some of Florida’s best local ingredients. They will be joined by American Gymkhana mixologist Hemant Pathak and Jenneffer Pulapaka from Cress, who will do the cocktail and wine pairings.

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