October 2017 is an exciting month for Central Florida foodies, with special dinners and food festivals happening all month long.
In addition to the extension of Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month, many places are celebrating Oktoberfest and National Taco Day, as well.
Here are some of the great food and drink events you might want to check out:
September 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 (listed chronologically):
This weekend the annual Taste! Central Florida took place, and it was an evening of great food and drink which raised funds for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida.
The numbers have yet to come in, but it’s safe to say the event raised a lot of money that will stay in Central Florida to help those in need.
Since I can’t report on the numbers, I’m going to list my choices for favorites at the event. Keep in mind I have food allergies so I couldn’t try everything. But of the dishes I tried, here’s my most memorable:
One of the best charity events in Orlando is Taste! Central Florida, which takes place August 19, and I’m going to give you a chance to win a pair of tickets to experience it for yourself!
Taste! Central Florida (formerly Taste of the Nation) invites the community to enjoy an evening of tasting portions of signature dishes accompanied by fine wines, craft beers, and specialty cocktails.
Over 40 local chefs and restaurants and 22 beverage companies will be represented at this event which benefits Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida.
Enjoy tastings from 4 RIvers, The COOP, Benihana, ACE Cafe Orlando, Canvas, Chroma, Capital Grille, Cress, Dragonfly Robata, Hemisphere, Highball & Harvest, Marlow’s Tavern, Paddlefish, Ravenous Pig, and so many more!
August is shaping up to be a great month for Central Florida foodies, with special dinners and food festivals happening all month long.
Here are some of the great foodie events you might want to check out:
In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: special menus, new openings, and several closings. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…
The Ravenous Pig in Winter Park is launching a special summer 3 course prix fixe lunch menu starting July 25, 2017. Cost is $22, with the option to add select wine pairings for $22 a bottle. This menu will rotate with seasonal lunch items and includes dessert.
The restaurant will also be hosting a “Neighborhood Pig Roast” on Saturday, August 5th. The menu will consist of pulled pork, ribs, black eyed peas, collards, cornbread and a seasonal dessert for $17 a plate.
Neighboring Cask & Larder Brewery‘s Summer beer release will take place the same weekend. “Lardermelon” and all C&L draughts will be $5 a pint.
The Swamp Sistas Songwriters Circle are kicking off their La La Summer Hope For Kids initiative with a Volunteer Party at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida on May 3, 2017.
Central Florida foodies take note: one of the year’s best events, Taste of the Nation, is now Taste! Central Florida, and it will take place at the Orlando World Center Marriott on August 19.
With the new name comes a new local focus, with the event now featuring an extensive lineup of local celebrity chefs and eateries, and highlighting local farmers, food purveyors, brewers and distilleries.
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.
Did you know 1 in 6 Central Floridians struggle with hunger? That’s why I’m taking the Skip a Meal Challenge, and I hope you will, too!
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.
One of my favorite culinary events in Central Florida is the annual Orlando Taste of the Nation, which serves up great food in support of raising funds for the No Kid Hungry campaign.
Orlando Taste of the Nation returns for its 27th year on Saturday, August 27, and features over 40 of Central Florida’s best restaurants and chefs showcasing tasting portions of their best dishes.
In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up, chef’s dinners, salad bars, free cupcakes, and new openings. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…
The COOP in Winter Park has added a new option to its menu. The Salad Bar includes offerings such as grilled chicken, fresh and flavorful dressings that are made in house, and various pre-made seasonal salads.
Cost is $9.99, and its available daily from 11am-2pm and from 5pm-close.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida will host two Chef’s Night dinners in January 2016, to benefits their Culinary Training Program.
The January 8 installment features Chef Paula Kendrick of The Fresh From Florida Kids hef Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. She will offer a Farm to Fork four-course menu, plus cocktail and appetizer, all featuring ingredients from Florida farms.
The Wine Women & Shoes charity event combines wine, food and fun to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. It will be held April 12, 2014, at Ports of Call at SeaWorld.
The afternoon, from 2-6pm, will be filled with wine, hors d’oeuvres, a live auction, and shopping, with 100% of the proceeds going to the charity.
As of this post, only 35 general admission tickets at $75 remain to this event. Each ticket purchased will provide around 450 lbs of food to hungry neighbors in need.
For more information on Wine Women & Shoes, or to purchase tickets, visit winewomenandshoes.com/orlando.