Central Florida Foodie Events for November 2018

2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival - Mezzi Rigatoni

We’re rounding the corner into the Holidays, but there are still plenty of delicious food-centric events happening for Central Florida foodies.

Are you hungry? Good, because here’s a listing of November 2018 food and drink events you might want to check out:

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NOVEMBER 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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NOVEMBER 1

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.

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.

Swine and Sons (Winter Park) – Taste of Thanksgiving Party
Cost: $10; drinks additional
If you’re curious about the Thanksgiving offerings this year, this event is for you – they’re preparing the full menu and will have tasting portions of everything available for guests to sample. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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NOVEMBER 1-2

DOMU (Orlando) – DOMU turns 2
Days 2 and 3 of the anniversary celebration. Nov 1 they will be giving out free soft serve to all of our loyal customers with a purchase. (1 per person, per purchase). Nov 2, is the big party with cake cutting, 50% off bar tabs, and more. Plus both days, finish a bowl of their Carolina Reaper Mazemen and win a free t-shirt, photo on the victory wall, and the ramen is on the house. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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NOVEMBER 2

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.

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.

The Heavy (Winter Park) – Cooking with Friends: Hunger Street Tacos & Papa Llama
Cost: $40-$50
Hunger Street Tacos & Papa Llama are coming together in the kitchen to create a menu that brings together authentic Mexican and Peruvian cuisines. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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NOVEMBER 2-3

Waldorf Astoria (Walt Disney World) – Taste of Bull & Bear
Cost: $125; wine pairing +$45
Experience an exclusive tasting five-course menu prepared by the illustrious chefs of Bull & Bear at Waldorf Astoria Orlando. Visit waldorfastoriaorlando.com for more information.

Waldorf Astoria (Walt Disney World) – Taste of La Luce
Cost: $55; wine pairing +$25-$35
From the kitchen of La Luce, enjoy an exclusive four-course menu with recommended wine pairings featuring the best of La Luce at Waldorf Astoria Orlando. Visit waldorfastoriaorlando.com for more information.

Waldorf Astoria (Walt Disney World) – Taste of Zeta Asia
Cost: $35
Experience an exclusive tasting four-course menu with favorite Asian-inspired dishes. Visit waldorfastoriaorlando.com for more information.

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NOVEMBER 2-4

Holy Trinity Reception Center (Maitland) – Orlando Greek Festival
Cost: Admission is $3 per person, $1 off with a donation of a canned good.
Greek dancing, the best Greek food in town, delicious drinks and desserts, and entire play area for children (including bounce houses!), church tours and more!!! Part of the proceeds also help The Ephraim Project, a ministry to the homeless. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

Red Cyprus Brewery (Winter Springs) – 3 Years of Beer
Free admission
Celebrating with new beers, food trucks, and more. Additional events each day. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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NOVEMBER 3

Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster (Orlando) – Christner’s Silver Anniversary with PrimeTime Kitchen
Cost: $185
Join PrimeTime Kitchen for an evening of amazing food, prepared by the legendary Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster, select wines from the Library of Silver Oaks Cellars & enchanting magic by Kostya Kimlat. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

Cranes Roost Park (Altamonte Park) – Beer, Bacon, & BBQ Festival
Free admission; Sampling passes – $25-$45
Sample the finest in craft beers from both local and national breweries while snacking down on only the best in bacon and BBQ. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information

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.

Milk District (Orlando) – National Sandwich Day #SandwichEatUp Walking Tour
Enjoy the Fall weather and this great food holiday with a SandwichEatUp Walking Tour in the Milk District. The event will visit 4 Sandwich shops all walking distance from each other: BAD AS’S SANDWICH at 11am; Pom Pom’s Teahouse & Sandwicheria at 12pm; Stasio’s Italian deli and Beefy King. There will be sandwich specials at each location. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

Orlando Brewing – Blue Crab Boil
Cost: $40
2hrs All you can eat Blue Crabs and Beer. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information

Swallowtail Farm (Alachua) – Farm to Table Dinner Featuring Justin Langer
Cost: $100
Discover what delicacies come from the land at the farm. Each meal is a masterfully crafted seasonal offering, prepared by Chef Justin Langer, served under starlight, accompanied by live music and delicious local brews, with the full story of its origins start to finish all around you. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

West Meadows at Central Park (Winter Park) – Cows-n-Cabs
Cost: $120; 21+
Cows ‘n Cabs is an annual charity fundraising event that features mini-dish tastings from 25+ gourmet Orlando restaurants paired with over 200 wines and a plethora of craft beers and cocktails. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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NOVEMBER 3-4

Lake Eola Park (Orlando) – Fall Fiesta in the Park
Free admission
Enjoy fall at Lake Eola Park by browsing the work of more than 300 artists and crafters during the annual Fall Fiesta in the Park. The event includes a huge children’s play area and great food available for purchase. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information

Pier 60 (Clearwater Beach) – Clearwater Uncorked
Cost: $29-$100
Celebrating 7 delicious years on Clearwater Beach. Food, wine, and beer tastings are all inclusive in the ticket price. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

SeaWorld Orlando – Craft Beer Festival
Park admission required
The Festival will feature 100+ brews on draft at 18 locations around the park on from breweries across the state of Florida, plus a few domestic and international craft favorites, for purchase, along with food for purchase at each location, like Infused Bacon Cheddar Pretzel Bites with Beer Cheese, and BBQ Brisket Mac-n-Cheese. Save money with sampling passes in 8 or 12 items. Visit SeaWorldOrlando.com for more information.

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NOVEMBER 4

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.

Kissimmee Lakefront Park (Kissimmee) – Orlando Japan Festival
Free admission
Enjoy Japanese culture, food (for purchase) and more. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

Rosen College of Hospitality Management (Orlando) – Cupcake Challenge Fall Harvest Edition
Cost: $15
Cupcake Challenge, is back for the eighth year in support of Dress for Success Greater Orlando. This family friendly event brings together the best bakeries to battle it out for bragging rights in categories such as best flavor, most unique presentation, best overall and crowd favorite. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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NOVEMBER 5

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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NOVEMBER 6

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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NOVEMBER 7

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.

Hourglass Brewery (Longwood) – Bottle Beer Tasting with Chauncey
Free admission
Chauncey will be popping bottles of select packaged goods you can’t get on tap, and break down the beer, process, and tasting notes while giving out samples, also bottle pours will be available for purchase. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

Paddlefish (Disney Springs) – Rooftop Wine Dinner
Cost: $95
Enjoy a seafood inspired four-course tasting menu highlighting Kendall Jackson family wines paired with new world cuisine. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Roy’s Restaurant (Dr. Phillips) – Roy’s Cocktail Dinner
Cost: $55
For this event, our Chef Partners have created four new dishes to highlight and compliment the cocktails served. Visit roysrestaurant.com for more information.

The Wine Room on Park Avenue (Winter Park) – Meet the Winemaker: Ramey Wine Cellars
Cost: $35
Ramey reps George Staikos and Alan Ramey will be on hand with wines to sample, and there will be cheese pairings. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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NOVEMBER 8

1921 by Norman Van Aken (Mount Dora) – Billecart-Salmon Wine Dinner
Cost: $180
Enjoy a five-course dinner with Billecart-Salmon wine pairings. 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.

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.

Pisces Rising (Mount Dora) – Bourbon Tasting & Tapas
Cost: $50
Embark on a bourbon tasting journey where you will taste and learn about top quality spirits such as WhistlePig, Old Forester, Woodford, Michters, High West, Hudson/Glenfiddich and other rare bottles. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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NOVEMBER 9

The COOP (Winter Park) – Unlimited Family Style Dinner
Cost: $18.99 adults/$9.49 kids
The COOP will be offering table service from 6-9pm for the first time ever at this Southern affair, and it’s unlimited servings of entrees, fixins, and dessert. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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.

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.

Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ (Daytona Beach) – Oklahoma Joe’s One Daytona Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
The award-winning barbecue of legendary Oklahoma pitmaster Joe Davidson is now in Central Florida. The restaurant will celebrate its official grand opening at 11 AM with free sandwich cards with any minimum $1 food purchase (to be used at a later date). Founder Joe Davidson will make an appearance in the restaurant to meet and greet with guests. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida (Orlando) – Do Good Date Night: Friendsgiving
Cost: $30
This time we take the focus off couples and invite you to gather your friends, single or married, for a pre-Thanksgiving feast and meaningful service project. 100% of the revenue collected going to Second Harvest’s Catering for Good program. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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NOVEMBER 9-10

Waldorf Astoria (Walt Disney World) – Taste of Bull & Bear
Cost: $125; wine pairing +$45
Experience an exclusive tasting five-course menu prepared by the illustrious chefs of Bull & Bear at Waldorf Astoria Orlando. Visit waldorfastoriaorlando.com for more information.

Waldorf Astoria (Walt Disney World) – Taste of La Luce
Cost: $55; wine pairing +$25-$35
From the kitchen of La Luce, enjoy an exclusive four-course menu with recommended wine pairings featuring the best of La Luce at Waldorf Astoria Orlando. Visit waldorfastoriaorlando.com for more information.

Waldorf Astoria (Walt Disney World) – Taste of Zeta Asia
Cost: $35
Experience an exclusive tasting four-course menu with favorite Asian-inspired dishes. Visit waldorfastoriaorlando.com for more information.

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NOVEMBER 9-11

Vinoy Park (St. Petersburg) – Ribfest 2018
Cost: $5-$20
Includes admission and entertainment. Food for purchase. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

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NOVEMBER 10

The District Market at Mills 50 (Orlando) – Vegan Surf n Turf at the District
Enjoy a a plethora of hand kneaded “seafood options” and delectable steakz. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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.

Orlando Festival Park (Orlando) – Orlando Beer Festival 2018
Cost: $40-$75; $25 designated driver
The 4th Annual Orlando Beer Festival is one of the largest beer festivals in Orlando, pouring 200+ craft beers from local and regional breweries. This festival will also feature live music, interactive games, a wine tasting experience, food trucks, local vendors and more. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Waterford Lakes Town Center (Orlando) – 19th Annual Taste of Orlando
Cost: $15 in advance/$20 at the door; Children $5 adv/$10 at the door
Restaurants from both Waterford Lakes Town Center and the Orlando area are teaming up for this family food festival featuring delectable tastes and beverage sampling. The community will also enjoy free live music, a local business expo, fabulous shopping, and interactive children’s events. A portion of the proceeds from Taste of Orlando will benefit The Mustard Seed of Central Florida. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Wine Bar George (Disney Springs) – An EPIC Afternoon of Riesling
Cost: $120
Join WBG for an afternoon of Riesling with Johannes Selbach and Master Sommelier George Miliotes. Enjoy a four course lunch and thirteen Selbach-Oster Rieslings from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and their current vintages. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

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NOVEMBER 10-11

East End Market (Orlando) – Profitable Urban Farming: 2 Day Master Class with Curtis Stone
Cost: $125-$325
Join The Urban Farmer Curtis Stone, best selling author and YouTuber as he demonstrates how it is possible to generate a significant income on small plots of land. Visit eastendmkt.com for more information.

SeaWorld Orlando – Craft Beer Festival
Park admission required
The Festival will feature 100+ brews on draft at 18 locations around the park on from breweries across the state of Florida, plus a few domestic and international craft favorites, for purchase, along with food for purchase at each location, like Infused Bacon Cheddar Pretzel Bites with Beer Cheese, and BBQ Brisket Mac-n-Cheese. Save money with sampling passes in 8 or 12 items. Visit SeaWorldOrlando.com for more information.

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NOVEMBER 11

Celery City Craft (Sanford) – Bison & Truffle Pop Up
Brunch for a Cause Pop Up by The Smiling Bison – Sanford and The Tennessee Truffle with 10% of proceeds to benefit The Picnic Project. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

Dellagio Town Center (Dr. Phillips) – Taste of Dr. Phillips
Cost:$75
The event is all-inclusive and includes food, wine, and beer from over 25 of Orlando’s best restaurants. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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.

The Heavy (Winter Park) – Hot Chicken Donut Sandwich Eat-Up
Deli Fresh Threads Sandwich Eat-Up. Swine and Sons, and Orlandough unite to bring you the first ever in Orlando Hot Chicken Donut Sandwich. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

Orlando Meats (Orlando) – 1 Year Anniversary Party
Enjoy a special limited menu including $8 medium rare burgers. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

The Osprey Tavern (Orlando) – The Inquisitor Wine Dinner
Cost: $95 for Chef’s Tasting Menu / $40 for Wine Pairing.
Enjoy a special dinner with pairings of South African wines from The Inquisitor Wine Company. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

The Ravenous Pig (Winter Park) – Beaujolais Wine Dinner
Cost: $100
This dinner will highlight the remarkable wines of this region with expert commentary from Digress Wine paired with the Chefs’ take on the traditional cuisine of the region. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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NOVEMBER 12

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.

Tuffy’s Bottle Shop & Lounge (Sanford) – Beer Week Eve Dinner
Cost: $50
Tuffy’s Bottle Shop & Lounge will host beer and food pairing stations on their amazing back patio, featuring exclusive selections by Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe, Buster’s Bistro, Da Kine Poke, The Tennessee Truffle, and Deviant Wolfe Brewing. Your ticket gets you a pairing punch card for access to every booth, one cocktail, and entertainment. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

Wildlife Vegan Co. (Casselberry) – CheChes Vegan “C” Food PopUp
This Soul “C” Food PopUp dinner will be serving up Vegan Lobzter Roll & BBQ ‘Crawfish’ Sandwiches. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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NOVEMBER 12-19

Sanford Craft Beer Week – Various Locations
Enjoy a week full of beer events in Downtown Sanford celebrating our love for craft beer. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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NOVEMBER 13

Bites & Bubbles (Mills 50 Orlando) – Pop-Up Wine Dinner featuring Chef Ryan & Chef Michelle
Cost: $95
Four Course Wine Paired Dinner designed by Chefs Ryan & Michelle with a portion of proceeds going to the Kevin Fonzo Foundation. 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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NOVEMBER 14

Modernism Museum (Mount Dora) – Frank Lloyd Wright Dine and Learn – Building Sacred Spaces
Cost: $35
The Modernism Museum and 1921 by Norman Van Aken are excited to host another incredible Dine and Learn Session. The event includes a 3-course meal prepared by the talented culinary team of 1921 by Norman Van Aken. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida (Orlando) – Food for Thought Tour
During this free one-hour information session you will learn more about who is hungry in our community and then take a walking tour of the food bank to see how they operate. Lunch is also provided. Go to feedhopenow.org to register.

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NOVEMBER 15

The Highland Manor (Apopka) – 13th Taste of Apopka
Cost: $25 adv/$30 at door; $50 VIP
Nestled under the trees and starlight, this year’s celebration will include countless new and returning local restaurants and exhibitors, as well as samplings of local spirits. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

Pavillion on the Lake (Tavares) – 2018 Taste of Tavares
Cost: $35
The event will feature local restaurants showcasing culinary delights and much more. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Quantum Leap Winery (Orlando) – Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate: Perfectly Paired!
Cost: $45
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 information.

Waldorf Astoria (Walt Disney World) – Bull & Bear Master Blenders Series: Double Barrel Bourbons
Cost: $100
Join fellow bourbon enthusiasts for a social gathering as you enjoy sample selections of bourbon from Old Rip Van Winkle, E.H. Taylor, Buffalo Trace, and Blanton’s Single Barrel and enjoy canapés from Bull & Bear lounge. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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NOVEMBER 16

Terralina Crafted Italian (Disney Springs) – Aperitivo Time
Cost: $35; 21+
Join Terralina on the veranda for an Italian inspired aperitivo featuring Italian wines & family-style bites with Executive Chef Justin Plank. Enjoy antipasti towers, fried olives, mini rice balls and assorted flatbreads paired with hand selected wine tastings. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Windermere Town Hall (Windermere) – Windermere Food Truck Night
Enjoy dinner from a variety of food trucks. Bring your own seats/tables. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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NOVEMBER 17

Eagle Nest Park (Metrowest Orlando) – Taste of Africa Food & Music Festival
Cost: $10 general; $55 VIP (includes food samples)
From the motherland to the Caribbean, explore each countries food and taste the many dishes that derived from Africa. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

Maxine on Shine (Orlando) – Maxine’s 7th Anniversary Party
They’re throwing an old fashioned block party to celebrate Maxine’s on Shine 7th year in business with our friends and neighbors. The stage will be rocking with Eugene Snowden & Friends, Katie Burkess Band and Maygen Navarro. The restaurant will be open all day for food and beverage purchases. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

Melbourne Main Street District (Melbourne) – 3rd Annual Downtown Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
Cost: $100
The 3rd Downtown Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is the perfect place to explore the diverse array of flavors and cultural influences found on the Space Coast. Enjoy the best of the city’s culinary community along with sips from local and national breweries and wineries. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

Orange County Library System – South Trail Branch (Orlando) – Cuisine Corner: Healthy Holiday Meals
Free admission but registration required
Yamira Lee Johnson, head Chef and founder of Breaking Bread with Mira and Certified Holistic Life Coach, will demonstrate how to create healthy holiday dishes. Visit ocls.info for more information.

Osceola Heritage Park (Kissimmee) – 9th Annual Steak & Lobsterfest Fest
Cost: $65
Guests will enjoy a steak and lobster dinner. There will be a 50/50 Raffle, a silent auction, and entertainment. Proceeds benefit survivors of domestic abuse in our community. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

Wekiva Island (Longwood) – Arts & Craft Beer Festival
Cost: $30
Join Wekiva Island and 17 craft breweries for a day of beer tasting and canvas painting along the river. Includes a wristband + punch card for 35 beer samples. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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NOVEMBER 18

Riverfront Park (Cocoa Village) – 4th Annual Space Coast VegFest
Free admission
The event is intended to be both entertaining and educational. Our objective is to heighten the awareness of all things vegan and plant based, and to promote the health advantages of a plant based diet, as well as emphasizing compassion for animals and care for the environment. Visit spacecoastvegfest.org for more information.

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NOVEMBER 23

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel (Universal Orlando) – Holiday Harbor Nights
Cost: $55 general; $90 VIP
Enjoy select wines and sparkling wines, as well as 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, dancing and the grand illumination of Portofino’s Christmas tree. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

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NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 2

Pier 60 (Clearwater Beach) – Feast at the Beach
Cost: Free to $200
Chicago Cubs manager, Joe Maddon, Bay Area restaurateur, Frank Chivas and the former mayor of Clearwater, Brian Aungst Sr., have teamed up to introduce the first annual Feast on the Beach Wine & Seafood Festival. Visit the event’s ticket page for more information.

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There may be events added to the month as it progresses, so keep an eye on our events calendar for new postings. All Thanksgiving events will be in a separate post a week out from the holiday.

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