Central Florida Foodie Events For June 2018

Oysters at Paddlefish at Disney Springs

Can you believe it’s the start of summer already? Well, don’t worry…there are still plenty of great food and drink events to make your foodie cravings happy during the month of June 2018.

Here are some you’ll want to add to your calendar:

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JUNE 1-30

Bite30 – Various Restaurants
During this annual event, participating restaurants offer special prix fixe menus that offer multi-course dinners at a set price ($30 for dinner). Diners get the opportunity to try multiple dishes on the restaurant’s menu for about the cost of a single entree, and restaurants get to showcase their specialty dishes to the new customers attracted by the Bite30 menu. Visit bite30.com for a list of restaurants and more details.

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JUNE 2

Pharmacy, Dr. Phillips – Charlie Chaplin Night
Join Pharmacy as they host a Charlie Chaplin Night with an evening filled with casino-style gaming and delicious cocktails. Ticket price is $25 per person, and includes access to the special fete, a cup of the special “A Day ot Wasted” punch, and gaming chips to take a chance at poker or craps to win Pharmacy prizes. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info or to reserve.

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JUNE 3

Broken Cauldron Brewery and Taproom, Orlando – Brunch and Bottle Release 2 Year Anniversary Celebration
Cost: $30 for brunch & beer
They have teamed up with Brunch Bros and Treehouse Food Truck to create a special Brunch and Beer release. The 2 special beers being released will be Mr. Brightside, a 9% Imperial Maple Porter that was aged in Bourbon/Maple Syrup barrels and Rind Melon, a crushable Beermosa at 4.5% and treated with fresh watermelon puree. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

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JUNE 5

Fish on Fire, Orlando – Gumbo 101
Free admission and gumbo. Capt. Tom van Horn will be demonstrating the art of making Gumbo. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

Something Fishy, Apopka – Dine for Paws
They will be donating 15% of the proceeds to support Pet Alliance Greater Orlando. Pets are welcome. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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JUNE 6

Orlando Brewing, Orlando – Sweet Treat Pairing with CayCakes Bakery
Enjoy four 5 oz. organic beers perfectly paired with four local handcrafted desserts. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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JUNE 7

The District Market at Mills 50, Orlando – Ceylon Hut’s Vegan Night
Enjoy vegan Sri Lankan food for purchase. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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JUNE 8-10

Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, Clermont – SummerFest Grape Stomp
Cost: $10 adults; Free kids 12 and under
Bring the family and do the purple foot dance with the ever popular grape stomping. Enjoy three days of live music on our outdoor stage, and inside at the Wine & Cheese bar. Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks and a variety of food is available for purchase, along with complimentary Winery tours and tasting. A portion of the proceeds go to support the Greater Clermont Cancer Foundation. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

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JUNE 9

La Luce at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando – l Cibo Della Vita Wine Dinner
Cost: $99
Enjoy a 5-course dinner paired with a selection of wines from Sicily. Visit hiltonbonnetcreek.com for reservations and full menu.

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JUNE 12

Paddlefish, Disney Springs – Rooftop Wine Experience
Cost: $40
Paddlefish at Disney Springs is hosting a summer wine series on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month through August. It includes a discussion lead by the Sommelier team featuring wine flights from around the globe and light bites from the kitchen. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

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JUNE 13

Paddlefish, Disney Springs – Best of Paddlefish Dinner
Cost: $115
Enjoy an exclusive 5-course dinner on the 3rd deck featuring fresh seafood catches and wine pairings. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Scott’s Country Market & Cafe, Mount Dora – Farm to Table Cooking
Free class open to the public. This class goes over cooking with produce fresh from the farm to your table. All ages welcome. RSVP via the event’s ticket page.

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JUNE 14

Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster, Orlando – 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner
To celebrate the silver anniversary as a family-owned, award-winning restaurant, the Christner family generously opens the doors for a special celebration dinner. 100% of the dining proceeds (excludes alcohol sales) on June 14 will be donated to Aspire Health Partners as their way of saying thanks and to pay it forward to their beloved community for the next 25 years. Make reservations via 407.645.4443 or ChristnersPrimeSteakAndLobster.com.

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JUNE 15

Albert Whitted Park, St. Petersburg – St. Pete Street Food & Craft Beer Fest
Free admission. Enjoy the best food trucks and craft beer in the Tampa Bay area. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

Harry’s Poolside Bar & Grill at Rosen Centre – Harry’s Brewmaster Series
Cost: $55
Enjoy brews from Sweetwater Brewing Company paired with cuisine from award-winning Chef Tello Luna. Complimentary valet and self-parking. Visit harryspoolside.com/brewmaster for menu and more information.

Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando – Jake’s Beer Dinner
Cost: $55
Taking place only a handful of times each year, the dinner features five expertly prepared courses that the hotel’s award-winning chefs pair with specialty craft beers.Tickets include a five-course dinner with beer pairings, along with complimentary self-parking or $5 valet parking. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

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JUNE 16

Bangrak Thai Kitchen at Redlight Redlight – Anthony Bourdain: A Tribute
They’ll be celebrating Bourdain by cooking a full menu of items featured on the Thailand episodes of his shows A Cook’s Tour, No Reservations, and Parts Unknown. And because traveling is better with friends, best buds Swine & Sons and Papa Llama will be serving up Southern-inspired and Peruvian bites in honor of the late great chef. Also, all will be donating $1 from each dish sold to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Redlight Redlight will be doing the same with all House Beers that night as well. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

Festival Park, Orlando – 3rd Festival of the Sea Seafood Festival
Admission starts at $5 with food and drink for purchase. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

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JUNE 19

Caro-Bama BBQ, Orlando – Deli Fresh Threads SandwichEatUp
Enjoy this monthly sandwich meet up where anyone that enjoys a good sandwich can meet and try a new place along with others. Admission is free; just pay for what you order. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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JUNE 21

Orlando Brewing, Orlando – Louisiana Crawfish Boil
Cost: $35
Enjoy two hours of all-you-can eat crawfish. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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JUNE 23

Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi, Dr. Phillips – Sushi Class 101
Cost: starting at $70
Learn to make perfect sushi and hand rolls, and sample dishes from the Robatayaki grill using binchotan charcoal. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

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JUNE 24

Tapa Toro at ICON 360, Orlando – PTK Brunch
Cost: $25 for all-you-can-eat brunch; add unlimited beverages for $10
Jim Colbert of Primetime Kitchen on Real Radio 104.1 is in the casa for a special boozy brunch. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet, all-you-can-drink mimosas and sangria, flamenco entertainment, trivia & prizes. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

Wall St. Plaza, Orlando – RumFest 14
Cost: $20 adv/$25 day of general admission; $35 VIP; 21+ or over to attend
Enjoy 3hrs of unlimited sampling from 5-8pm of over 20 different kinds of Rum drinks at the biggest Rum Party of the year. Plus live Reggae-Rock music from your local favorite bands and DJ RED I. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

The Wine Room on Park Avenue, Winter Park – 3rd Annual Italian Wine & Cheese Festival
Cost: $75
Enjoy special wine and cheese pairings. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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JUNE 25

Orchid Garden at Church Street, Orlando – Bite Night
Cost: $45 general admission; $70 VIP
Bite Night presented by Publix Aprons Cooking School, is the grand finale of Bite30 and the premier of Bite Magazine 2018, and will feature several of the city’s top local restaurants and chefs serving bite-size samples of their most creative dishes, plus open bar, live entertainment, live and silent auctions benefiting Edible Education Experience. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

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JUNE 26

Paddlefish, Disney Springs – Rooftop Wine Experience
Cost: $40
Paddlefish at Disney Springs is hosting a summer wine series on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month through August. It includes a discussion lead by the Sommelier team featuring wine flights from around the globe and light bites from the kitchen. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

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