Central Florida Foodie Events for February 2018

Central Florida Foodie Events

February 2018 will be an exciting month for Central Florida foodies, with so many 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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FEBRUARY 1

Five-Course Discovery Dinner at Tapa Toro, Orlando
Cost: $99 (including tax, gratuity and valet parking)
There will be five courses served, plus an opening amuse and an intermezzo.Each course will be paired with a wine or cocktail, and each will be completely different from the rest. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info.

Grand Opening at Sausage Shack, Winter Park
Enjoy an evening of appetizers showing off some of the top menu items that Sausage Shack will be serving on a regular basis. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info.

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FEBRUARY 2

Foodstock Orlando VIP Launch Party at Ace Cafe Orlando
Cost: $75
Meet Foodstock 2018 Vendors, Suppliers and Sponsors. Party Ticket Includes: VIP Launch Party, One Saturday event VIP Restaurant Rally Pass (Feb 3). and Special Gift and Raffle Tickets. Visit grandtourfoundation.org for tickets and more info.

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FEBRUARY 3

14th Annual Smoke On The Water BBQ Competition at Citrus Center Boys & Girls Clubs, Winter Haven
Cost: $1 donation for admission; food additional
Professional cooks square off for the ultimate recognition as the best in BBQ chicken, ribs, pork, brisket and sauce. Live bands, professional water ski show, seaplane rides and more. 100% of funds raised go directly to Boys and Girls Clubs in Winter Haven. Visit ccbgc.com for tickets and more info.

Bangrak at Redlight Redlight, Orlando
From 6pm until the food runs out, enjoy this pop-up kitchen featuring authentic Thai food. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Customer Appreciation Day at Cavallari Gourmet, Oviedo
Enjoy food and beverage samples from 1-4pm. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Foodstock Orlando Restaurant Rally at Ace Cafe Orlando
Cost: $10 gen admission; $40 VIP (includes vendor tastings)
Enjoy Tastings from some of your favorite local restaurants while supporting the Grand Tour Foundation. Visit grandtourfoundation.org for tickets and more info.

Truffles & Bubbles at Peterbrooke Chocolatier, Winter Park
Cost: $35
Includes 2 glasses of bubbles, chocolate dipped strawberry, limited truffles, and dip and take home a gift box of eight of hand dipped, limited edition truffles ($16 value) in flavors of your choosing. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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FEBRUARY 4

Pig Skin Pig Roast at Sea Dog Brewing Co, Orlando
Cost: $45 all you can eat and drink
Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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FEBRUARY 6

Meet Michael Honig at The Wine Room, Winter Park
Cost: $25
The Honig family has been growing Cabernet & Sauvignon Blanc grapes in Napa Valley since 1964, but they didn’t bottle them under the Honig label until 1984, when Michael Honig took over operations of the winery. Meet Honig at this special event. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info.

Pop -Up: International Vegan Comfort Food at The District Market At Mills 50, Orlando
Serving up Vegan Philly Cheese Steak and Eastern European Stuffed Cabbage while it lasts. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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FEBRUARY 7

OhmWoke Vegan Pop-Up at The District Market At Mills 50, Orlando
Enjoy your choice of two vegan entrees at this pop-up. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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FEBRUARY 8

Brews and Bowties at Downtown DeLand
Cost: $40
10 Beers, 10 Chefs, 10 Amazing Food Pairings. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info.

Darioush Wine Dinner at Capa Steakhouse & Bar, Four Seasons Orlando
Cost: $250pp
Enjoy a five-course dinner paired with exclusive wines from Darioush Vineyard, presented by Allen Papp. Please call 407-313-6161 for reservations. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Talley Vineyards Wine Dinner at Seito Sushi – Baldwin Park, Orlando
Cost: $135 (+ tax/gratuity)
Enjoy a 7-course dinner with wine pairings. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Where Have You BEAN All My Life at Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales
Cost: $15
This February celebrate Heart Health month and have fun cooking up some bean recipes. Visit boktowergardens.org for more info.

Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate: Perfectly Paired at Quantum Leap Winery, Orlando
Cost: $45 (+tax)
Learn by doing– taste and experience how wine and food interact through the thoughtful pairings of 5 wines, 4 cheeses, and 4 Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park chocolate confections. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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FEBRUARY 9-11

28th Wine Fest at Lakeridge Winery, Clermont
Cost: $10; kids 12 and under free
Winefest is an opportunity to enjoy all the fruits of the bountiful previous year’s harvest. Visit lakeridgewinery.com for more info.

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FEBRUARY 9-14

Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu at Urbain 40 American Brasserie and Lounge, Dr Phillips
Cost: $68 per person (+ tax/gratuity)
Enjoy a three course menu with several options per course. Visit urbain40.com for tickets and more info.

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FEBRUARY 10

7th Annual Winter Garden Blues & BBQ at Downtown Pavilion, Winter Garden
Free admission; food/drink for purchase. This festival pairs the hottest Blues and Roots musicians with award winning local BBQ connoisseurs. Visit cwgdn.com for more info.

DeLand Beer Festival at Downtown DeLand
Cost: $35
Featuring over 300 beers and over 75 breweries. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info.

Gar-tending at Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales
Cost: $25
Join Entertaining + Lifestyle Expert, Krayl Funch, in the gorgeous Outdoor Kitchen as she combines two favorite pass times, gardening + cocktails, to explore the endless flavor possibilities just waiting to make their move from your garden onto your barcart. You will walk away from this interactive class armed with a collection of garden inspired cocktail recipes. Visit boktowergardens.org for more info.

Grand Opening at Foxtail’s Farmhouse, Winter Park
Coffee tastings, wine tastings, food tastings, exciting giveaways and much more! Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Truffles & Bubbles at Peterbrooke Chocolatier, Winter Park
Cost: $35
Includes 2 glasses of bubbles, chocolate dipped strawberry, limited truffles, and dip and take home a gift box of eight of hand dipped, limited edition truffles ($16 value) in flavors of your choosing. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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FEBRUARY 11

Ch? Tê?t Chay/Tê?t Vegetarian Festival at Chua Bao An Buddhist Temple, Orlando
Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Low Country Crawfish Boil at Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar, Winter Park
Cost: $39
Enjoy a 3-course meal with select beer/wine, and live entertainment. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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FEBRUARY 14

Annual Chocolate and Beer Pairing at Orlando Brewing, Orlando
Cost: $18
Enjoy a self-guided sampling of organic beer and locally made chocolates from CayCakes Bakery. Pairings include four 5oz pours perfectly paired with four varieties of handcrafted chocolates. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu at DoveCote, Orlando
Cost: $64 per person
Enjoy a special 3-course menu. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Very Vegan Valentine’s Day Dinner at Infusion Tea, Orlando
Cost: $49 per person
Enjoy a vegan 4-course dinner with wine or tea pairings. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info.

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FEBRUARY 15

Cooking Class: Tribute to our Greek Sister at Tapa Toro, Orlando
Cost: $49 (+ tax/gratuity}
Learn to make Spanakopita and more. Tapas & dessert included. Visit tapatoro.restaurant for more info.

Florida Cuisine – Quick and Healthy Meals Using Local Ingredients at Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales
Cost: $45
Join award-winning cookbook author and celebrity chef Warren Caterson in the Outdoor Kitchen for an intimate hands-on cooking class. Learn how to create delicious meals using a variety of seafood, poultry and meat with locally grown fruits and vegetables. Visit boktowergardens.org for more info.

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FEBRUARY 15-18

Space Coast Seafood and Music Fest feat. Willie Nelson at Space Coast Daily Park, Viera
Tickets: $8 adv/$10 day daily; four-day Weekend ticket $18; headliner concerts extra
This family event, will include a wide selection of fantastic seafood, top flight entertainment, premier Arts & Crafts Show, a Pirates Festival and Parade, a Kids Zone, and more. Visit portcanaveralseafoodandmusicfestival.com for tickets and more info.

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FEBRUARY 15-28

1st Year Anniversary Prix Fixe Menu at Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar, Winter Park
Cost: $49
Enjoy a 3-course meal for two with select beer/wine, and live entertainment. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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FEBRUARY 16

Harbor Nights Romantico at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando
Cost: $58.58; VIP $95.85
Enjoy a romantic evening on the Harbor Piazza with select and sparkling wines expertly paired with decadent gourmet selections from each of the hotel’s restaurants, and music by the Johnny Cool Swing Band and more. Visit the Loews ticket page for more info.

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FEBRUARY 17

Behind the Knife Sushi Class Experience at Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi, Dr Phillips
Cost: $70 earlybird; $80 general
During sushi class, the team will help you make the perfect sushi and hand rolls, and invite you to sample dishes from the Robatayaki grill using binchotan charcoal. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info.

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FEBRUARY 19

Cuisine Corner: Vegan Soul Food at at Orange County Library System – Downtown Branch, Orlando 
Expand your mind when it comes to thoughts on tasty soulful food. Join OhmWoke for a demonstration on how you can turn some of your favorite soul food into a vegan delight. Free to OCLS library members. Visit ocls.info to register.

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FEBRUARY 21

Rooftop Crab Dinner at Paddlefish, Disney Springs
Cost: $75
Includes a four-course crab dinner with wine pairings. Must be 21 to attend. To reserve your spot or for more information, visit the event’s ticket page.

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FEBRUARY 22

Chef Night with Chef/Owner Chelsie Savage of The Sanctum at Edible Education Experience, Orlando
Cost: $65
Chef/Owner Chelsie Savage of The Sanctum teaches an introduction to plant-based cooking in this fun & integrative workshop. Visit edibleed.org for more info.

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FEBRUARY 24

BBQ Bash at The Waterfront, Orlando
They are breaking out the giant smoker and will be serving up their original ribs, chicken, wings, and pulled pork. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Foodscape Revolution – Yard to Table Cooking Demonstration at Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales
Cost: $15
Brie Arthur shares her favorite recipes and time saving tips for preparing fresh produce grown in the foodscape. From drying herbs for custom seasoning blends to canning peppers, Brie explains how to make the most of the food you grow. Enjoy a tomato tasting while learning how to make heirloom Bloody Marys and garden fresh sauce and salsa. Visit boktowergardens.org for more info.

Sunshine Regional Chili Cook Off & Craft Beer Festival at Lakefront Park, Kissimmee
Free admission. Purchase tickets for chili and beer sampling. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Titusville Chili Cookoff at Sand Point Park, Titusville
Free admission; samples for purchase. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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FEBRUARY 24-25

10th Annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest at Lake Eola Park, Orlando
Cost: $18 adv/$20 day of for one-day ticket; $30 for two-day ticket; $20 Wine Tasters Club Pass
Enjoy dishes from 30 of Orlando’s premier restaurants, 50 domestic and international wines and live entertainment. Food and beverage tickets are available at the Fest for $2 each; food and beverage offerings range from one to four tickets. Visit downtownfoodandwinefest.com for tickets and more info.

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FEBRUARY 28

7th Annual Chili for Charity at Winter Park Farmers’ Market, Winter Park
Cost: $35 adv/$40 day of; 4 tickets for $100
Features creative chili dishes by popular restaurants and other contenders, plus live entertainment and more. Net event proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club of Winter Park Charitable Foundation. Visit cityofwinterpark.org for more info.

Doughnut & Beer Pairing at Orlando Brewing, Orlando
Dig into organic mini doughnuts from Orlandough paired perfectly with four of our organic brews (5oz sampler glasses) at this guided pairing. Visit the event’s Facebook 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.

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