Central Florida Foodie Events For October 2018

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Magical Dining may be over for another year, but there are still plenty of delicious food-centric events for Central Florida foodies. In fact there are so many, you may want to grab a snack while you read through this list.

Here are some of the great October 2018 food and drink events you might want to check out:

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OCTOBER 1 – NOVEMBER 12

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – International Food & Wine Festival
This annual event features seminars and workshops, fine dining events, appearances by top celebrity chefs, a free concert series, and bites and sips from 30+ regions around the globe. Samples are $4 and up. Park admission required. Visit Disneyworld.com for more info, or read our preview of this year’s event.

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OCTOBER 2

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Wine vs Beer Italian Food Pairing
Cost: $88 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Sit down to a 5-course gourmet meal paired with the chef’s own impeccable selection of Italian wines and craft beer. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

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OCTOBER 3

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Italian Regional Food & Wine Pairing Luncheon
Cost: $99 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Gather in a rustic wine cellar as Italy’s finest food and drink are paired in perfect harmony. Savor a spectacular 5-course meal of epicurean delights—all served with select wines chosen for their distinct yet complementary flavors. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing
Cost: $65 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Guests will be treated to expertly prepared gourmet cuisine that showcases the unique flavors of Morocco, the Mediterranean and beyond. Paired with the perfect wine, each delicious meat and seafood dish embodies the cultural diversity and spirit of this region. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Orlando Brewing (Orlando) – Sweet Treat Dessert & Beer Pairing
This pairing starts at 7 PM and includes four of our 5 oz. organic beers perfectly paired with four local handcrafted desserts by CAYCAKES BAKERY. Visit OrlandoBrewing.com for more info.

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OCTOBER 4

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Tokyo Pairing
Cost: $160 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Guests will dine on 3 traditional courses perfectly paired with sake and other thirst-quenching libations. The authentic menu exemplifies a seamless fusion of harmony, culture and culinary art—including Wagyu beef, lobster tail, and Blue Fin sushi. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Wine vs Beer Italian Food Pairing
Cost: $88 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Sit down to a 5-course gourmet meal paired with the chef’s own impeccable selection of Italian wines and craft beer. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Grand Central District (St. Petersberg) – Come Out St Pete: Taste of Grand Central
Cost: $50 per person
The Come OUT St Pete Taste of Grand Central will be a progressive dining experience of 45 minutes stops at several Grand Central restaurants. Cost includes a small plate and a sample size cocktail at each stop. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Lake Eva Event Center (Haines City) – Taste of the Ridge
Cost: $30
Enjoy unlimited samples from some of the area’s restaurants. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info.

Luisa’s Cellar (Sanford) – Wine and Chocolate Pairings
Cost: $15 adv/$20 day of
Enjoy pairings of wine and chocolate. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Publix Aprons Cooking School (Dr. Phillips) – Open House
Free event. Meet the chefs, sample some food and beverage pairings from their upcoming Featured classes, and discover all that the cooking school has to offer. Visit Publix.com for more information.

Publix Aprons Cooking School (Lakeland) – Open House
Free event. Meet the chefs, sample some food and beverage pairings from their upcoming Featured classes, and discover all that the cooking school has to offer. Visit Publix.com for more information.

Publix Aprons Cooking School (Winter Park) – Open House
Free event. Meet the chefs, sample some food and beverage pairings from their upcoming Featured classes, and discover all that the cooking school has to offer. Visit Publix.com for more information.

Quantum Leap Winery (Orlando) – Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate: Perfectly Paired!
Cost: $45 per person
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 ticket page for more info.

The Wine Room on Park Avenue (Winter Park) – Cheese and Wine Tasting
Cost: $35 per person
The Wine Room on Park Avenue is very fortunate to have Maitre Fromagier, pioneering cheese educator, and internationally recognized author, Max McCalman, as well as specialty food expert and Cheese Monger Invitational Champion, Matt Reilly. Together they will explore a collection of edible artisan Americana, while imbibing in some of the finest wines, beers and meads that these regions have to offer. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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OCTOBER 4-5

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Mexican Tequila Lunch
Cost: $85 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
As you indulge in the authentic aromas and gourmet ingredients of a 4-course Mexican meal, you’re invited to celebrate your senses as you sample from a diverse range of tequila and mezcal selections—each carefully chosen to complement the spices found in these unique, regionally themed dishes. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

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OCTOBER 5-6

German American Society of Central Florida (Casselberry) – Oktoberfest
Cost: Starts at $10 general admission; $45 and up for VIP
If you’re looking for an authentic Oktoberfest, this is it. Enjoy the Biergarten where you will find fabulous German food, plenty of Hofbrau Beer on tap, schunkeling, toasting to Ein Prosit, and live musical entertainment by top-name German bands. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info.

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OCTOBER 5

Cress Restaurant (DeLand) – Oktoberfest Flavors
Cost: $55 per person
Chef Hari will prepare an Oktoberfest inspired meal filled with a number of favorites using high quality locally sourced meats. Two glasses of wine OR German Beer to complement the food are included. There are two seatings. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info.

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – French Family Meal Traditions
Cost: $95 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
As the chefs at Monsieur Paul share their treasured family recipes, guests will experience a culinary adventure that’s deliciously nostalgic. Each dish is created with traditional Le Creuset cast iron pots for a rustic, family-style meal, and masterfully paired with the perfect wines Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Harry’s Poolside Bar & Grill at Rosen Centre (Orlando) – Harry’s Brewmaster Series presents MIA Beer Company
Cost: $55 per person
Enjoy a 5-course meal with MIA Beer pairings. Complimentary valet and self-parking is included. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info.

Loews Royal Pacific Resort (Universal Orlando) – Jake’s Beer Festival
Cost: $45 general; $55 VIP; 21+
Jake’s Beer Festival happens only twice each year and features more than 50 local and regional specialty craft beers, food from the resort, live entertainment and more. The event takes place under the hotel’s outdoor Wantilan Pavilion. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info.

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OCTOBER 6

Cafe Madrid Deli and Bakery (Orlando) – Grand Opening
From 11am-2pm, this new Latin eatery on Curry Ford Rd will be offering a free espresso if you purchase any pastries. Visit the event’s page for more information.

Cress Restaurant (DeLand) – Carolina Low & Cue Feast (Hurricane Florence Relief Fundraiser)
Cost: $40 per person
Chef Hari will prepare a Low Counry-inspired meal featuring Carolina BBQ, shrimp and grits, and more. Proceeds from the event will be donated as cash to the “The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina”Visit the event’s ticket page for more info.

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Parisian Breakfast
Cost: $40 per person, plus tax, gratuity included
Start the day with fresh-baked goodness, from baguettes and croissants to patisserie-perfect pain au chocolat. Guests are invited to sip cappuccino, hot chocolate or French sparkling mimosas all while indulging in an authentic Parisian breakfast buffet. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – The Parisian Afternoon, Sandwiches, Macarons and Bubbles!
Cost: $55 per person, plus tax, gratuity included
Take a respite from your Epcot adventures to relax, sip unlimited mimosas and nibble a magnifique medley of treats. From finger sandwiches and savory mignardises to melt-in-your-mouth macarons and an assortment of delicate petit fours, both foodies and Francophiles alike will feel as if they’ve been whisked away to a dreamy bistro along la Rive Gauche. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Frutta Bowls (Winter Park) – Grand Opening
There will be giveaways, and more, at this new smoothie bowl eatery. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Hourglass Social House (Orlando) – Sixpoint & Leguminati Vegan Beer Pairing Dinner
Cost: $30 per person
Enjoy a 5-course all-vegan dinner and beer pairing. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info.

Kissimmee Lakefront Park (Kissimmee) – VIVA Osceola 2018
Admission is free. Enjoy live music, Latin food for purchase, and much more. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Luke’s Kitchen and Bar (Maitland) – School Isn’t in Session: Cocktail Class #3
Cost: $45 per person
Learn how to craft a classic cocktail, a Luke’s cocktail, and one of your own.. This class will feature the MAKER’s FAMILY. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Macy’s Florida Mall (Orlando) – Meet Macy’s Culinary Council Member Chef Dana Herbert
Free event. From noon-2pm, learn from the master chef Dana Herbert as he shares stories, best kept culinary secrets while serving up some delicious brunch dishes for you to try. With any purchase of $35 or more in the Home department, receive a copy of Chef Dana’s cookbook Sweet & Savory Union which he’ll sign for you after the demo, and a Margarita or Bloody Mary cocktail mix and a Lime Infused Salt Rimmer to go with it. RSVP for this event and receive a $10 Macy’s gift card when you check into the event.

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OCTOBER 7

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – French Family Meal Traditions
Cost: $95 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
As the chefs at Monsieur Paul share their treasured family recipes, guests will experience a culinary adventure that’s deliciously nostalgic. Each dish is created with traditional Le Creuset cast iron pots for a rustic, family-style meal, and masterfully paired with the perfect wines Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Orlando Brewing (Orlando) – Pig Roast and Fall Art Market
Join Orlando Brewing and Smoke in the City BBQ as they roast a whole pig to serve to you. Menu includes pull pork, Caribbean Coleslaw, Baked Beans and rolls. They will also have beer flights for tastings. Visit OrlandoBrewing.com for more info.

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OCTOBER 8

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Italian Regional Food & Wine Pairing Luncheon
Cost: $99 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Gather in a rustic wine cellar as Italy’s finest food and drink are paired in perfect harmony. Savor a spectacular 5-course meal of epicurean delights—all served with select wines chosen for their distinct yet complementary flavors. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing
Cost: $65 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Guests will be treated to expertly prepared gourmet cuisine that showcases the unique flavors of Morocco, the Mediterranean and beyond. Paired with the perfect wine, each delicious meat and seafood dish embodies the cultural diversity and spirit of this region. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Luma on Park (Winter Park) – Albert Bichot Wine Dinner
Cost: $150 per person
Chef Brandon McGlamery hosts a five course paired wine dinner, featuring Premier and Grand Cru Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs from one of Burgundy’s most notable houses, Maison Albert Bichot. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

Wine Bar George (Disney Springs) – Ruinart Champagne Tasting
Enjoy a complimentary champagne tasting with Master Sommelier George Miliotes and Ruinart Ambassador Jeridian Frye alongside cheese and charcuterie. A free ticket is required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

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OCTOBER 9

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Wine vs Beer Italian Food Pairing
Cost: $88 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Sit down to a 5-course gourmet meal paired with the chef’s own impeccable selection of Italian wines and craft beer. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

The Glass Knife (Winter Park) – Dessert and Champagne Tasting
Cost: $100 per person (including tax and gratuity)
Executive Chef Stuart Whitfield has created a four-course dessert menu, exquisitely paired with champagnes of the renowned Domain Laurent Perrier, one of the world’s most esteemed champagne brands for over 200 years. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Paddlefish (Disney Springs) – Rooftop Wine Experience
Cost: $40 per guest (includes tax & gratuity)
Enjoy this wine experience and discussion lead by their Sommelier team. Includes wine samples and light bites. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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OCTOBER 10

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Italian Regional Food & Wine Pairing Luncheon
Cost: $99 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Gather in a rustic wine cellar as Italy’s finest food and drink are paired in perfect harmony. Savor a spectacular 5-course meal of epicurean delights—all served with select wines chosen for their distinct yet complementary flavors. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing
Cost: $65 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Guests will be treated to expertly prepared gourmet cuisine that showcases the unique flavors of Morocco, the Mediterranean and beyond. Paired with the perfect wine, each delicious meat and seafood dish embodies the cultural diversity and spirit of this region. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Lucky’s Market (Hunter’s Creek) – Grand Opening and Bacon Cutting
The Bacon Cutting Ceremony will take place at 11am to officially open the store. Enjoy samples of the brand’s smoked-in-house bacon. They’ll also be presenting $10,000 in Impact Grants to some amazing nonprofit partners. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Lucky’s Market (Winter Park) – Grand Opening and Bacon Cutting
The Bacon Cutting Ceremony will take place at 9am to officially open the store. Enjoy samples of the brand’s smoked-in-house bacon. They’ll also be presenting $7500 in Impact Grants to some amazing nonprofit partners. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Winter Park Farmer’s Market (Winter Park) – Winter Park Wine & Dine Fall Edition
Cost: $44 and up
Enjoy food, craft beer, wine, specialty cocktails, soda/water, & desserts from more than 35 restaurants, plus live music both inside & outside. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info.

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OCTOBER 10-12

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Mexican Tequila Lunch
Cost: $85 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
As you indulge in the authentic aromas and gourmet ingredients of a 4-course Mexican meal, you’re invited to celebrate your senses as you sample from a diverse range of tequila and mezcal selections—each carefully chosen to complement the spices found in these unique, regionally themed dishes. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

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OCTOBER 11

Capa Steakhouse at Four Seasons Resort Orlando (Walt Disney World) – Heitz Cellar Wine Pairing Dinner
Cost: $250 per person, includes tax and gratuity
Enjoy a five-course meal prepared by Capa Chef Gabriel Massip and Executive Pastry Chef Rabii Saber. Each course will feature a wine pairing from Heitz Cellar in St. Helena, California. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Tokyo Pairing
Cost: $160 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Guests will dine on 3 traditional courses perfectly paired with sake and other thirst-quenching libations. The authentic menu exemplifies a seamless fusion of harmony, culture and culinary art—including Wagyu beef, lobster tail, and Blue Fin sushi. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Wine vs Beer Italian Food Pairing
Cost: $88 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Sit down to a 5-course gourmet meal paired with the chef’s own impeccable selection of Italian wines and craft beer. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

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OCTOBER 12

Cress Restaurant (DeLand) – Cajun & Creole Celebration
Cost: $55 per person
Chef Hari will prepare a diverse, multi-course meal dotted with Cajun & Creole classics. Two glasses of wine to complement the food are included. There are two seatings. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info.

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – French Family Meal Traditions
Cost: $95 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
As the chefs at Monsieur Paul share their treasured family recipes, guests will experience a culinary adventure that’s deliciously nostalgic. Each dish is created with traditional Le Creuset cast iron pots for a rustic, family-style meal, and masterfully paired with the perfect wines Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Grato Italian Grill and Pizzeria (Lake Mary) – Grand Opening
Doors open at 11am for this new eatery serving up traditional and specialty Italian cuisine. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel (Universal Orlando) – Harbor Nights: La Dolce Vita
Cost: $55 general; $90 VIP
Enjoy select wines and sparkling wines and expertly prepared gourmet foods from each of the hotel’s restaurants. Visit each wine and food station as often as you like throughout the evening. Plus enjoy live music by Sweet Talkers and dancing. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info.

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OCTOBER 12-14

Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe (Sanford) – Oktoberfest German Street Party
Free admission and parking. Featuring authentic German food like Sauerbraten, Jägerschnitzel, Bratwurst, Bavarian pretzels and more, and of course real imported German beer, wine and Schnapps. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Lakeridge WInery (Clermont) – BBQ & Blues Festival
Cost: $10 adults; Free kids 12 and under
They’ve invited five of the nation’s top BBQ Rib Competitors from all around the country to compete in an epic battle for the top spot as the Lakeridge Winery “Rib Champion”. There will also be a free winery tour & tasting, plus your favorite Lakeridge wines, cold beer, ice cream, and a variety of other tasty treats available for purchase. Visit LakeridgeWinery.com for more info or to purchase tickets.

St. Petka Serbian Orthodox Church (Longwood) – SerbFest 2018
Free admission; $5 parking.
The festival features live Serbian music, excellent folklore mini concerts as well as great Serbian food for purchase. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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OCTOBER 13

Bill Frederick Park At Turkey Lake (Orlando) – 9th Annual Asian Cultural EXPO 2018
Free admission and parking. Showcasing the many cultures of: China; India; Indonesia; Japan; Korea; Philippines; Taiwan; Thailand; and Vietnam. Food for purchase .Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Bitters and Brass (Sanford) – Agave Cocktail Class
Cost: $50 per person
From preparation to execution, examine the reasons behind each step, including proper jiggering, choosing the correct ingredients and using the right garnish to complement your cocktail. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info.

Courtyard by Marriott Orlando Lake Nona (Lake Nona/Orlando) – 6th Annual Taste of Nona
Cost: $50 per person
This year’s Taste will feature 30 fantastic regional restaurants, wine and beer, dessert makers and catering services. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info.

The District Market At Mills 50 (Orlando) – Caribbean Vegan Night With A Cause
Come vibe out and eat some good vegan Caribbean home cooking – Hoaxx Tail, Rice and Peas, Jerk Chick’n, and more. Please bring a canned item, toiletries or non- perishable item (vegan of course) to donate to Helping Hands of Orlando. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Parisian Breakfast
Cost: $40 per person, plus tax, gratuity included
Start the day with fresh-baked goodness, from baguettes and croissants to patisserie-perfect pain au chocolat. Guests are invited to sip cappuccino, hot chocolate or French sparkling mimosas all while indulging in an authentic Parisian breakfast buffet. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – The Parisian Afternoon, Sandwiches, Macarons and Bubbles!
Cost: $55 per person, plus tax, gratuity included
Take a respite from your Epcot adventures to relax, sip unlimited mimosas and nibble a magnifique medley of treats. From finger sandwiches and savory mignardises to melt-in-your-mouth macarons and an assortment of delicate petit fours, both foodies and Francophiles alike will feel as if they’ve been whisked away to a dreamy bistro along la Rive Gauche. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Fish on Fire (Orlando) – Gumbo Wars Central Florida’s Original Gumbo Cook-Off
Cost: $10 per person at door
The admission includes all the gumbo you can eat, and the event benefits Youth FIshing Organizations. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Full Sail Live (Winter Park) – Tijuana Flats Just in Queso Foundation Gala 2018
Cost: $200 per person
Enjoy a fun night of food, drinks, auction items and entertainment while raising funds for a great cause. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream (Orlando) – One Year Anniversary
Celebrating one year at the Fern Creek location, they will be offering BOGO’S all day on small and regular ice creams. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Lucky’s Market (Hunter’s Creek) – Taste of Lucky’s Market
From 11am to 8pm the store will be giving away some amazing gift baskets from the Apothecary department, local vendors will be sampling their products, and more. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Lucky’s Market (Winter Park) – Taste of Lucky’s Market
From 11am to 8pm the store will be giving away some amazing gift baskets from the Apothecary department, local vendors will be sampling their products, and more. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Publix Aprons Cooking School (Dr. Phillips) – Chef Fabio Viviani: Sunday’s in My Tuscan Kitchen
Cost: $50
Join Chef Fabio as he demonstrates how to make savory, traditional Tuscan dishes. Visit Publix.com for more information.

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OCTOBER 14

Central Park (Winter Haven) – Crab Feast Tour
Cost: $35 and up
Enjoy 3 hours of all-you-can-eat Fresh Blue Crab & Snow Crabs with sausage, potatoes, & corn. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info.

The Cookery (Orlando) – Burgers and Booch Tasting Event
Cost: $15 per person
The evening features a menu tasting of their new gourmet burgers paired with local Kombucha makers like Orlando City Kombucha and more. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info.

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – French Family Meal Traditions
Cost: $95 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
As the chefs at Monsieur Paul share their treasured family recipes, guests will experience a culinary adventure that’s deliciously nostalgic. Each dish is created with traditional Le Creuset cast iron pots for a rustic, family-style meal, and masterfully paired with the perfect wines Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

K Restaurant (Orlando) – Bubbles Dinner
Cost: $125 per person
Tim’s Wine Market – Lake Mary / Sanford is hosting this dinner paired with sparkling wines. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Old Town (Kissimmee) – Latin Fiesta Nights
Free admission. Come and enjoy the best Latin party at Old Town every month at Latin Fiesta Nights, with authentic Latin food, drinks, prizes and free live music. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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OCTOBER 15

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – The “Hibachi” Experience: Iron Chef
Cost: $180 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Guests are in for an unforgettable dining experience as the restaurant’s “performing” chefs add a modern twist to traditional cooking techniques. This amazing 5-course culinary adventure features Wagyu beef, seafood and poultry. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Italian Regional Food & Wine Pairing Luncheon
Cost: $99 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Gather in a rustic wine cellar as Italy’s finest food and drink are paired in perfect harmony. Savor a spectacular 5-course meal of epicurean delights—all served with select wines chosen for their distinct yet complementary flavors. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing
Cost: $65 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Guests will be treated to expertly prepared gourmet cuisine that showcases the unique flavors of Morocco, the Mediterranean and beyond. Paired with the perfect wine, each delicious meat and seafood dish embodies the cultural diversity and spirit of this region. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

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OCTOBER 16

1921 by Norman Van Aken (Mount Dora) – Fisher Vineyards Wine Dinner
Cost: $235 per person
921 by Norman Van Aken hosts Fisher Vineyards of Napa Valley, California, for a five-course tasting menu accompanied by six wines. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Wine vs Beer Italian Food Pairing
Cost: $88 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Sit down to a 5-course gourmet meal paired with the chef’s own impeccable selection of Italian wines and craft beer. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Luisa’s Cellar (Sanford) – Meet the Wine Maker: Dan Philips from Grateful Palate
Cost: $35 adv/$40 day of
Meet the winemaker, and taste 4 of his premium wines along with some bites. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Paddlefish (Disney Springs) – Oktoberfest Beer Dinner
Cost: $68 per person
Enjoy a four-course pairing menu showcasing seasonal brews from some of their favorite local breweries. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

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OCTOBER 17

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Italian Regional Food & Wine Pairing Luncheon
Cost: $99 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Gather in a rustic wine cellar as Italy’s finest food and drink are paired in perfect harmony. Savor a spectacular 5-course meal of epicurean delights—all served with select wines chosen for their distinct yet complementary flavors. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing
Cost: $65 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Guests will be treated to expertly prepared gourmet cuisine that showcases the unique flavors of Morocco, the Mediterranean and beyond. Paired with the perfect wine, each delicious meat and seafood dish embodies the cultural diversity and spirit of this region. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

The Melting Pot (Orlando) – October Cancer Benefit
Cost: $30 adv/$40 day of; $50 VIP
Admission includes: Complimentary Cocktail, Cheese & Chocolate Fondues, Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Drink Specials and much more. The evening benefits Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Orlando Brewing (Orlando) – Doughnut & Beer Pairing
Dig into sweet & savory organic mini doughnuts paired perfectly with four organic brews (5 oz. sampler glasses). Visit OrlandoBrewing.com for more info.

Santiago’s Bodega (Altamonte Springs) – Hourglass Brewery Beer Dinner
Cost: $65 per person
The evening features a 5 course dinner paired with 5 beers from Hourglass Brewery in Longwood. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

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OCTOBER 17-19

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Mexican Tequila Lunch
Cost: $85 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
As you indulge in the authentic aromas and gourmet ingredients of a 4-course Mexican meal, you’re invited to celebrate your senses as you sample from a diverse range of tequila and mezcal selections—each carefully chosen to complement the spices found in these unique, regionally themed dishes. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

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OCTOBER 18

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Tokyo Pairing
Cost: $160 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Guests will dine on 3 traditional courses perfectly paired with sake and other thirst-quenching libations. The authentic menu exemplifies a seamless fusion of harmony, culture and culinary art—including Wagyu beef, lobster tail, and Blue Fin sushi. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Wine vs Beer Italian Food Pairing
Cost: $88 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Sit down to a 5-course gourmet meal paired with the chef’s own impeccable selection of Italian wines and craft beer. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Luisa’s Cellar (Sanford) – Winetoberfest
Cost: $30
Enjoy some German and Austrians wines, along with some German appetizers Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

The Veranda at Thornton Park (Thornton Park/Orlando) – 17th Annual A Taste of Thornton Park
Cost: $30 adv/$40 day of
Sample food, beer, wine and cocktails by Thornton Park area merchants in a festive environment that includes live music. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info.

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OCTOBER 19

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – French Family Meal Traditions
Cost: $95 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
As the chefs at Monsieur Paul share their treasured family recipes, guests will experience a culinary adventure that’s deliciously nostalgic. Each dish is created with traditional Le Creuset cast iron pots for a rustic, family-style meal, and masterfully paired with the perfect wines Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Hemisphere Restaurant at Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport (Orlando) – Fall Wine Dinner
Cost: $89 per person; 21+
Enjoy a 4-course dinner with wine pairings from Ricasoli Winery & Bibi Graetz. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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OCTOBER 19-21

Crooked Can Brewing Company (Winter Garden) – 4th Annual Crooked Can Oktoberfest
Free admission. This three-day fest offers up plenty of beer, along with authentic German food, entertainment, and more. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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OCTOBER 20

Blue Jacket Park (Orlando) – Crab Feast Tour
Cost: $35 and up
Enjoy 3 hours of all-you-can-eat Fresh Blue Crab & Snow Crabs with sausage, potatoes, & corn. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info.

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Parisian Breakfast
Cost: $40 per person, plus tax, gratuity included
Start the day with fresh-baked goodness, from baguettes and croissants to patisserie-perfect pain au chocolat. Guests are invited to sip cappuccino, hot chocolate or French sparkling mimosas all while indulging in an authentic Parisian breakfast buffet. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – The Parisian Afternoon, Sandwiches, Macarons and Bubbles!
Cost: $55 per person, plus tax, gratuity included
Take a respite from your Epcot adventures to relax, sip unlimited mimosas and nibble a magnifique medley of treats. From finger sandwiches and savory mignardises to melt-in-your-mouth macarons and an assortment of delicate petit fours, both foodies and Francophiles alike will feel as if they’ve been whisked away to a dreamy bistro along la Rive Gauche. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Windermere Town Square (Windermere) – 5th Annual Windermere Craft Beer Fest
Cost: $30 general; $50 VIP
There will be tastings of local and regional craft beers, food trucks, and more. The Fest benefits the Windermere Police Department Foundation, Inc and the Florida Brewers Guild. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info.

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OCTOBER 21

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – French Family Meal Traditions
Cost: $95 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
As the chefs at Monsieur Paul share their treasured family recipes, guests will experience a culinary adventure that’s deliciously nostalgic. Each dish is created with traditional Le Creuset cast iron pots for a rustic, family-style meal, and masterfully paired with the perfect wines Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Reyes Mezcaleria (Orlando) – National Mezcal Day Dinner
Cost: $85 per person
Enjoy a 5-course mezcal pairing dinner featuring Del Maguey with education on the history of Oaxaca, Mexico and the distinguished process of Mezcal distillation and production. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

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OCTOBER 22

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Italian Regional Food & Wine Pairing Luncheon
Cost: $99 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Gather in a rustic wine cellar as Italy’s finest food and drink are paired in perfect harmony. Savor a spectacular 5-course meal of epicurean delights—all served with select wines chosen for their distinct yet complementary flavors. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing
Cost: $65 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Guests will be treated to expertly prepared gourmet cuisine that showcases the unique flavors of Morocco, the Mediterranean and beyond. Paired with the perfect wine, each delicious meat and seafood dish embodies the cultural diversity and spirit of this region. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

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OCTOBER 23

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Wine vs Beer Italian Food Pairing
Cost: $88 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Sit down to a 5-course gourmet meal paired with the chef’s own impeccable selection of Italian wines and craft beer. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Frontera Cocina (Disney Springs) – An Evening with Chef Rick Bayless
From 6-8pm, Chef Rick Bayless will bring the warm, rustic flavors of Oaxaca to his very own Frontera Cocina. Enjoy a regional menu roll-out, your Frontera Cocina favorites, and handcrafted cocktails. Free to attend, just pay for what you order. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Orlando Meats (Orlando) – #SandwichEatUp
Join in this monthly sandwich meet up where anyone that enjoys a good sandwich can meet and try a new place along with others. Free to attend, just pay for what you order. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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OCTOBER 24

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Italian Regional Food & Wine Pairing Luncheon
Cost: $99 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Gather in a rustic wine cellar as Italy’s finest food and drink are paired in perfect harmony. Savor a spectacular 5-course meal of epicurean delights—all served with select wines chosen for their distinct yet complementary flavors. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing
Cost: $65 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Guests will be treated to expertly prepared gourmet cuisine that showcases the unique flavors of Morocco, the Mediterranean and beyond. Paired with the perfect wine, each delicious meat and seafood dish embodies the cultural diversity and spirit of this region. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Sprouts Farmers Market (Winter Park) – Grand Opening
Opening at 7am, this new grocery will feature fresh produce, natural meats, bins of bulk foods and everyday food staples. Be one of the first 200 shoppers and you’ll receive a coupon for 20% OFF your entire purchase on grand opening day. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.
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Terralina Crafted Italian (Disney Springs) – Autumn Wine Dinner
Cost: $70 per person
This will be a 5-course dinner with wine pairings from around the globe. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info.

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OCTOBER 24-26

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Mexican Tequila Lunch
Cost: $85 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
As you indulge in the authentic aromas and gourmet ingredients of a 4-course Mexican meal, you’re invited to celebrate your senses as you sample from a diverse range of tequila and mezcal selections—each carefully chosen to complement the spices found in these unique, regionally themed dishes. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

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OCTOBER 25

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Tokyo Pairing
Cost: $160 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Guests will dine on 3 traditional courses perfectly paired with sake and other thirst-quenching libations. The authentic menu exemplifies a seamless fusion of harmony, culture and culinary art—including Wagyu beef, lobster tail, and Blue Fin sushi. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Wine vs Beer Italian Food Pairing
Cost: $88 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Sit down to a 5-course gourmet meal paired with the chef’s own impeccable selection of Italian wines and craft beer. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Tapa Toro (Orlando) – En La Cocina Cooking Class
Cost: $49 per person
Enjoy an evening of cooking and eating around the paella pit as Tapa Toro’s talented chefs guide you in creating some of their favorite recipes. Menu for this class is: Tuscan Kale Salad; Clams with Walnut Pesto; and Hand-Shaped Orecchiette Pasta with Pork Sausage. Visit tapatoro.restaurant for more information.

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OCTOBER 26

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – French Family Meal Traditions
Cost: $95 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
As the chefs at Monsieur Paul share their treasured family recipes, guests will experience a culinary adventure that’s deliciously nostalgic. Each dish is created with traditional Le Creuset cast iron pots for a rustic, family-style meal, and masterfully paired with the perfect wines Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Whisper Creek Farm at Grande Lakes Orlando (Orlando) – Homestead Harvest
Cost: $135 per person
Enjoy an unforgettable evening on the farm as the chefs from Grande Lakes Orlando (JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton) host the city’s most talented chefs and restaurants for a collaborative dinner to bring awareness to sustainable agriculture. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info. Save 10% on your ticket with code LOCAL.

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OCTOBER 26-27

German American Society of Central Florida (Casselberry) – Oktoberfest
Cost: Starts at $10 general admission; $45 and up for VIP
If you’re looking for an authentic Oktoberfest, this is it. Enjoy the Biergarten where you will find fabulous German food, plenty of Hofbrau Beer on tap, schunkeling, toasting to Ein Prosit, and live musical entertainment by top-name German bands. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info.

Swan and Dolphin Resorts (Walt Disney World) – 9th Annual Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic
Cost: $127 per person; add on beer garden for $28; Seminars are $50 and up
Enjoy wines and beverages from around the world, food from the resorts many restaurants, and live entertainment. There are also food and beverage seminars for extra fees. It’s one of CSO’s favorite food events of the year! Visit swandolphinfoodandwineclassic.com for tickets and more information.

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OCTOBER 27

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Parisian Breakfast
Cost: $40 per person, plus tax, gratuity included
Start the day with fresh-baked goodness, from baguettes and croissants to patisserie-perfect pain au chocolat. Guests are invited to sip cappuccino, hot chocolate or French sparkling mimosas all while indulging in an authentic Parisian breakfast buffet. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – The Parisian Afternoon, Sandwiches, Macarons and Bubbles!
Cost: $55 per person, plus tax, gratuity included
Take a respite from your Epcot adventures to relax, sip unlimited mimosas and nibble a magnifique medley of treats. From finger sandwiches and savory mignardises to melt-in-your-mouth macarons and an assortment of delicate petit fours, both foodies and Francophiles alike will feel as if they’ve been whisked away to a dreamy bistro along la Rive Gauche. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Frances Langford Promenade at Lake Mirror (Lakeland) – 21st Annual Lakeland Hispanic Festival
Cost: $5 per person
Experience traditional and contemporary Latin American culture with live performances, authentic cuisine and children’s activities. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

Orlando Festival Park (Orlando) – Central Florida Veg Fest 2018
Free admission. The event will include healthy living and eco-friendly exhibitors, speakers, and presentations; non-profits; fun and games for kids; dog and cat adoptions; restaurant booths; food preparation demonstrations, and live music and entertainment. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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OCTOBER 28

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – French Family Meal Traditions
Cost: $95 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
As the chefs at Monsieur Paul share their treasured family recipes, guests will experience a culinary adventure that’s deliciously nostalgic. Each dish is created with traditional Le Creuset cast iron pots for a rustic, family-style meal, and masterfully paired with the perfect wines Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Downtown Orlando – Festival Calle Orange 2018
Cost: $5-$15 per person
This popular annual outdoor festival features Latin food for purchase, plus live music and more. Visit calleorange.com for more information.

Il Mulino New York Trattoria (Walt Disney World Swan Resort) – Sunday Bubbles Brunch
Cost: $88.50 per person
From 9:30am until 1:30pm, this lavish brunch will feature traditional and not-so-traditional items prepared by our award-winning Chefs. One glass of champagne or specialty mimosa will be included in the menu price, along with the option to upgrade to bottomless champagne and mimosas at the time of seating. Visit swandolphinfoodandwineclassic.com for tickets and more information.

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OCTOBER 29

Emeril Lagasse Foundation Edible Education Experience (Orlando) – Chef Night with The Strand
Cost: $70 per person
Chef /Owner Joe Rees from The Strand Restaurant will teach us how to make the comforts of warm, nourishing fall foods using his family recipes and fresh garden herbs. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – The “Hibachi” Experience: Iron Chef
Cost: $180 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Guests are in for an unforgettable dining experience as the restaurant’s “performing” chefs add a modern twist to traditional cooking techniques. This amazing 5-course culinary adventure features Wagyu beef, seafood and poultry. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Italian Regional Food & Wine Pairing Luncheon
Cost: $99 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Gather in a rustic wine cellar as Italy’s finest food and drink are paired in perfect harmony. Savor a spectacular 5-course meal of epicurean delights—all served with select wines chosen for their distinct yet complementary flavors. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing
Cost: $65 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Guests will be treated to expertly prepared gourmet cuisine that showcases the unique flavors of Morocco, the Mediterranean and beyond. Paired with the perfect wine, each delicious meat and seafood dish embodies the cultural diversity and spirit of this region. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Historic Sanford Civic Center (Sanford) – Taste of Sanford 2018
Cost: $25 per person; $45 per couple
Taste will feature more than 20 Sanford area restaurants to sample. Visit taste-of-sanford.com for tickets and more information.

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OCTOBER 30

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Wine vs Beer Italian Food Pairing
Cost: $88 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Sit down to a 5-course gourmet meal paired with the chef’s own impeccable selection of Italian wines and craft beer. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

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OCTOBER 31

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Italian Regional Food & Wine Pairing Luncheon
Cost: $99 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Gather in a rustic wine cellar as Italy’s finest food and drink are paired in perfect harmony. Savor a spectacular 5-course meal of epicurean delights—all served with select wines chosen for their distinct yet complementary flavors. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing
Cost: $65 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
Guests will be treated to expertly prepared gourmet cuisine that showcases the unique flavors of Morocco, the Mediterranean and beyond. Paired with the perfect wine, each delicious meat and seafood dish embodies the cultural diversity and spirit of this region. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Epcot (Walt Disney World) – Mexican Tequila Lunch
Cost: $85 per person, plus tax, gratuity included; 21+
As you indulge in the authentic aromas and gourmet ingredients of a 4-course Mexican meal, you’re invited to celebrate your senses as you sample from a diverse range of tequila and mezcal selections—each carefully chosen to complement the spices found in these unique, regionally themed dishes. Park admission also required. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Orlando Brewing (Orlando) – Candy & Beer- Nonguided Pairing
Cost: $12 per person
Pairings will include four, 5 oz. beers perfectly paired with four Halloween candies from 3-9pm. Visit OrlandoBrewing.com for more info.

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