Central Florida Foodies Events For September 2019 .. #OrlandoFoodies

Epcot Food and Wine Fest - Vegan Cottage Pie

Normally, this Central Florida foodie event list posts at the beginning of the month, but Hurricane Dorian threw everything off-kilter, and most of the last week’s events were postponed or canceled. So I went through this entire list and made sure everything was still on schedule, getting rid of stuff that wasn’t.

So now that we’re post-Dorian, here are all the delicious events you can enjoy for the rest of September 2019:

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SEPTEMBER 1 – 30

Teak Neighborhood Grill, Orlando and Maitland – $5 Burger World Tour 2019
Every day throughout the month, both Teak locations will offer up one of their special burgers for only $5. Click the link above for the calendar.

Various Locations – Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining
This year, over 120 of the Orlando area’s fine dining restaurants will be offering a $35 three-course prix fixe dinner menu showcasing the best of their dishes. It’s a great way to try new restaurants on your list, or rediscover old favorites.

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SEPTEMBER 1 – NOVEMBER 23 

EPCOT, Walt Disney World – International Food & Wine Festival
Cost: Park admission required; Samples average $4-$12
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.

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SEPTEMBER 9

EPCOT, Walt Disney World – Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing
Cost: $69; park admission also required
Guests will be treated to a sparkling wine reception and 4 expertly prepared tasting-size courses that highlight the unique flavors of Morocco, the Mediterranean and beyond at Spice Road Table at the Morocco Pavilion. This is a special event during the Food and Wine Festival.

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SEPTEMBER 10

Hotto Potto, Orlando – Dumpling Eating Contest
Cost: $25 to enter; free to watch
$300 prize goes to the winner who eats the most dumplings in 15 minutes.

The Old Jailhouse, Sanford – 6 Course Italian Wine Dinner with Zonin 1821
Cost: $85
Enjoy a multiple course wine pairing dinner with co hosts Breakthru Beverages and VinItaly Academy Italian Wine Ambassador, Erin DeMara.

Paddlefish, Disney Springs – Rooftop Wine Experience
Cost: $40
Enjoy a monthly wine experience and discussion lead by their Sommelier team featuring wine flights from around the globe and light bites from the kitchen. This month’s theme is “Wines of Spain, A Taste of Spain.”

Terralina Crafted Italian, Disney Springs – A Tour of Italy: Wine & Cheese Pairing
Cost: $35; 21+
Every cheese has a wine match that brings out each nuance of flavor. Enjoy an Italian Wine & Cheese pairing evening curated by the restaurant.

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SEPTEMBER 10 – 12

Cress, DeLand – Destination Dining Month
Enjoy a crafted 3-course dinner menu for only $35 (tax/grat not included) per person every Tues – Thurs in September. For each meal sold, they will donate $1 towards relief efforts in the Bahamas.

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SEPTEMBER 11

Bites & Bubbles, Orlando – Taste of Mexico Wine Dinner feat. Special Guest Chef Ryan Manning
Cost: $100
This month’s dinner features guest Chef Ryan Manning of MX Taco, and a 4-course menu of Mexican cuisine.

EPCOT, Walt Disney World – Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing
Cost: $69; park admission also required
Guests will be treated to a sparkling wine reception and 4 expertly prepared tasting-size courses that highlight the unique flavors of Morocco, the Mediterranean and beyond at Spice Road Table at the Morocco Pavilion. This is a special event during the Food and Wine Festival.

Whippoorwill Beer House, Orlando – Tao Te Cheese Pop-Up
The Tao Te Cheese food truck will be here serving up gourmet grilled cheese and other tasty bites for purchase.

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SEPTEMBER 12

Brew Theory, Orlando – Fermentation Workshop with Orlando Meats
Cost: $40
This is a hands-on class to learn how to ferment your own vegetables.

Center for Health & Wellbeing, Winter Park – The Empowered Kitchen Presents: Plant-Based Cooking 101
Cost: $25
Join Health & Wellness Coach Cera Renee as she guides you through the healthy and delicious ways to eat plant-based.

EPCOT, Walt Disney World – Mexican Tequila Lunch
Cost: $85; park admission also required
As you indulge in the authentic aromas and gourmet ingredients of a 4-course meal, a certified Tequila Ambassador will introduce you to a diverse range of tequila and mezcal selections at La Hacienda de San Angel at the Mexico Pavilion. This is a special event during the Food and Wine Festival.

Publix Apron School, Dr. Phillips – Street Cuisine & Wines of the World
Cost: $50
Come enjoy street eats elevated to a higher standard paired with wines from around the world. Chris Birnie-Visscher, Advance Sommelier will be on-hand to answer questions about these worldly wines.

Quantum Leap Winery, Orlando – Wine for Wildlife
Cost: $70
Benefiting Back To Nature Wildlife Refuge, the evening features winery tours; heavy hors d’ oeuvres including a meat carving station, a pasta station, fresh vegetables, and cheese; Animal guest stars; a silent auction; and the opportunity to purchase private label Back to Nature wine.

Salata Winter Park – Grand Opening
From 11am to 2pm the first 100 paying customers can win a gift. 20 percent of grand opening day sales will benefit Rollins College Rollins Wellness Center.

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SEPTEMBER 13

EPCOT, Walt Disney World – Mexican Tequila Lunch
Cost: $85; park admission also required
As you indulge in the authentic aromas and gourmet ingredients of a 4-course meal, a certified Tequila Ambassador will introduce you to a diverse range of tequila and mezcal selections at La Hacienda de San Angel at the Mexico Pavilion. This is a special event during the Food and Wine Festival.

Publix Apron School, Lakeland – An Evening with Executive Chef Adrienne Grenier & a Portfolio of Craft Beer
Cost: $50; Use code “CRAFT356” for a BOGO ticket offer
Join Executive Chef Adrienne Grenier, a Food Network “Chopped” champion, as she exemplifies pairing a portfolio of beers with the right foods.

Publix Apron School, Winter Park – An Evening with Sheryl Yuengling & the Yuengling Brewery
Cost: $45
Join Sheryl Yuengling, 6th Generation co-owner of D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., for an evening of great beer, Chef inspired food pairings and a personal perspective on America’s Oldest Brewery.

Whippoorwill Beer House, Orlando – Bangrak Thai Street Kitchen Pop-Up
If you like Thai food, you won’t want to miss this pop-up.

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SEPTEMBER 14

Good Crowd, Orlando – Vegan Orlandough Pop-Up
Orlandough will be bringing a full line up of their usual crazy donuts, pop tarts, and macarons free of animal products from 11am-1pm.

The Greenery Creamery, Orlando – Vegan and Dairy Donut Pairings with Orlandough
Offering up six pairings of ice cream with vegan donuts for $6.50 each. Visit the link above for options.

Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando – Taste! Central Florida 30th Anniversary
Cost: $200
One of the best foodie nights of the year! Enjoy an evening of tasting portions of signature dishes accompanied by fine wines, craft beers and specialty cocktails from the area’s most accomplished chefs, brewers, wine purveyors and spirit vendors. All event proceeds benefit the childhood hunger programs at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida.

Publix Apron School, Lakeland – An Evening with Kuleto Estate Winery
Cost: $50
Kuleto Estate wines are 100% estate-grown, produced and bottled, and have produced a small portfolio of exceptional wines. Enjoy these award-winning wines paired with a great menu.

Redlight Redlight, Orlando – Bangrak x Redlight Redlight
Bangrak’s back with a menu of Thai favorites, including their wings, at this one-night pop-up.

Swirlery Wine Bar, Orlando – 4 Year Birthday Party
Enjoy an epic wine tasting, light bites, music, and cake.

Wine Bar George, Disney Springs – Wine Tasting with Master Sommelier George Miliotes
Cost: $100
Join Master Sommelier George Miliotes for a blind tasting of six wines alongside cheese and charcuterie.

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SEPTEMBER 14 – 15

Lakeridge Winery, Clermont – 2019 Wine & Cheese Festival
Cost: $10 adults; Free for 12 and under
This event will feature all the Lakeridge festival standards including live music, Lakeridge wine by the glass, beer, soft drinks and a variety of food available for purchase. You’ll also enjoy a special complimentary wine tasting including samples of cheese paired with some of our best selling wines.

SeaWorld Orlando – Craft Beer Festival
Cost: Park admission required; Sampling passes for purchase
Featuring more than 100 crafts brews, an unbeatable mix of domestic, international and local Florida favorite beers, and more than 20 food items expertly paired to match your preferred brew.

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SEPTEMBER 16

EPCOT, Walt Disney World – Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing
Cost: $69; park admission also required
Guests will be treated to a sparkling wine reception and 4 expertly prepared tasting-size courses that highlight the unique flavors of Morocco, the Mediterranean and beyond at Spice Road Table at the Morocco Pavilion. This is a special event during the Food and Wine Festival.

Frontera Cocina, Disney Springs – Mexican Independence Fiesta
To celebrate Mexican Independence Day, they’re offering $5 margaritas, $10 tequila flights, and $4 draft beers.

Reyes Mezcaleria, Orlando – Be Valiente Challenge
Cost: $25 to participate
The challenge will include three spicy dishes in a fast paced throw down setting. The first to finish will receive the winning title, a $100 bar tab, their picture on our wall of fame, bragging rights, a Be Valiente shirt AND their challenge dishes will be complimentary.

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SEPTEMBER 17

Carraba’s (Central Florida locations) – Bourbon Barrel-Aged Wines
Cost: $40
Enjoy an Italian four-course food and wine pairing, featuring The Federalist and Exitus bourbon barrel-aged red blends.

Digress, Orlando – Tasting: The Geeky Side of Gary Farrell
Cost: $30
Orlando native and former Del Frisco’s wine director Tiffany Kuhn is now the Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery’s Estate Sommelier & Wine Educator, and she will be leading a tasting of nine of Gary Farrell’s “geekier” offerings – wines not usually available to taste outside the winery itself.

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 or snacks are also provided.

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SEPTEMBER 17 – 19

Cress, DeLand – Destination Dining Month
Enjoy a crafted 3-course dinner menu for only $35 (tax/grat not included) per person. For each meal sold, they will
donate $1 towards relief efforts in the Bahamas.

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SEPTEMBER 18

Azure at The Shores Resort & Spa, Daytona Beach Shores – California Wine Dinner: Wines of Lake County
Cost: $75
The evening will feature Wines of Lake County California with Guest Speaker Pablo Alfaro, paired with a menu created by the restaurant’s chefs.

EPCOT, Walt Disney World – Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing
Cost: $69; park admission also required
Guests will be treated to a sparkling wine reception and 4 expertly prepared tasting-size courses that highlight the unique flavors of Morocco, the Mediterranean and beyond at Spice Road Table at the Morocco Pavilion. This is a special event during the Food and Wine Festival.

Santiago’s Bodega, Altamonte Springs – Greek 5-Course Wine Dinner
Cost: $75
Tiana McLaughlin from Southern Wine and Spirts will be hosting this 5-course dinner featuring Boutari fine wines.

Whippoorwill Beer House, Orlando – Hot Asian Buns Pop-Up
The food truck will be serving up handmade steamed baos and other tasty eats for purchase.

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SEPTEMBER 19

1921 Mount Dora – Modernism Museum September Dine and Learn
Cost: $35; 2 seatings
Join the Modernism Museum and Jim Crescitelli in a discussion of the history of West Orange County and the Lake Apopka region through the people who settled here. A 3-course prix fixe lunch or dinner is included.

Center for Health & Wellbeing, Winter Park – The Empowered Kitchen Presents: Three Dishes. Five Ingredients or Less
Cost: $30
Kendra Lott, Katie Farmand and Pam Brandon, the team from Edible Orlando magazine, will show you three super-easy, flavorful dishes that you can make in less time than it takes to go through the drive-through. They’ll give you a list of pantry staples to have on hand to make prep extra simple. You’ll also taste all three dishes and take home the recipes.

The District Market At Mills 50, Orlando – International Plant-Based Comfort Food Pop-Up: Ramen
Serving up Plant-Based Miso Ramen featuring thick red Miso based broth served with Chasu soy based ground Purk, Enoki Mushroom, Roasted tomato, scallions, onion flowers, cilantro, Black sesame seeds and chili oil for purchase.

EPCOT, Walt Disney World – Mexican Tequila Lunch
Cost: $85; park admission also required
As you indulge in the authentic aromas and gourmet ingredients of a 4-course meal, a certified Tequila Ambassador will introduce you to a diverse range of tequila and mezcal selections at La Hacienda de San Angel at the Mexico Pavilion. This is a special event during the Food and Wine Festival.

Orlando Meats, Orlando – Evita Themed Dinner
Cost: $60
Chef Eliot Hillis has crafted an unmatched, four-course menu to hail the epicurean delights of Argentina. Each course will be paired with Argentinian wine, carefully curated by Digress Wine’s owners Rob Chase and Bryan Kearney.

Whippoorwill Beer House, Orlando – Ice Cream & Wine Pairing with The Greenery Creamery
Cost: $30
Marie, owner of The Greenery Creamery, will be pairing 3 different ice creams with 3 different wines from Whippoorwill.

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SEPTEMBER 20

East End Market, Orlando – Evening Exchange
Admission is free to this monthly event featuring live interactive workshops, trendsetting makers, culinary demonstrations (register in advance), specialty cocktail bars, food specials and more.

East End Market, Orlando – Peruvian Melting Pot w/ Papa Llama
Cost: $25; Multiple seatings
Join Papa Llama in learning how to make the Peruvian dish of Arroz con Mariscos. This is a separately ticketed event during the Evening Exchange.

East End Market, Orlando – The World of Agave Tequila Tasting w/ Dustin Crawford
Cost: $35; Multiple seatings
Dustin Crawford will talk all things Agave while you sample 6 different tequilas. This is a separately ticketed event during the Evening Exchange.

Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House, Orlando – San Francisco’s Best Asian Food & Dim Sum Cooking Class
Cost: $125
In this chef demo cooking class, learn to make dishes like spring rolls w/mango & shrimp, chicken satay w/sweet chile peanut sauce, potstickers, and more.

EPCOT, Walt Disney World – Mexican Tequila Lunch
Cost: $85; park admission also required
As you indulge in the authentic aromas and gourmet ingredients of a 4-course meal, a certified Tequila Ambassador will introduce you to a diverse range of tequila and mezcal selections at La Hacienda de San Angel at the Mexico Pavilion. This is a special event during the Food and Wine Festival.

Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando – Wine Riffs: Susana Balbo Wines
Cost: $125
Listen to Susana Balbo share the creation of her wines in Argentina, taste the culinary pairings from Hard Rock’s award-winning chefs in five courses, and enjoy a custom soundtrack set to the mood of the evening.

Straub Park, St Petersburg – Flavors of Asia Food Truck and Craft Beer Fest
Cost: Free admission; Food for purchase
All of the participating food trucks will serve up Asian-inspired dishes as well as offering their normal cuisine.

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SEPTEMBER 21

À La Cart Orlando – Oktoberfest
Cost: Free admission; food for purchase
They’ll be tapping some special beers and the food trucks will have some German dishes.

Center for Health & Wellbeing, Winter Park – The Empowered Kitchen Presents: Taste of History
Cost: $5
Recreate delectable dishes popular during our town’s earliest times and discover the nutrition of bygone days. This program is presented by the Winter Park Health Foundation in partnership with the Winter Park Public Library.

EPCOT, Walt Disney World – Parisian Breakfast
Cost: $45; park admission also required
Guests are invited to sip cappuccino, hot chocolate or amazing French sparkling mimosas, all while indulging in an authentic Parisian breakfast buffet at Chefs de France in the France Pavilion. This is a special event during the Food and Wine Festival.

EPCOT, Walt Disney World – Party For The Senses
Cost: $229 – $359; park admission also required
The World ShowPlace Events Pavilion – between United Kingdom and Canada – becomes the setting for a sensational evening showcasing the talents of more than 20 eminent chefs and their dishes you can sample. This is a special event during the Food and Wine Festival.

Gentry’s BBQ, Orlando – Steak Cook-Off in Ivanhoe Village
Cost: Free to watch; $25-$100 to participate
Participants compete to see who can cook the best steak with a bonus taco event contest. This event is free and open to the public to view the participants in their preparation, cooking, and the judging.

Historic Downtown Sanford – Sanford Food Truck Fiesta
Cost: Free admission; Food and beverage for purchase
Grab food from 20+ food trucks, craft beer and drinks from the bars, enjoy live music outside, craft artisans and vendors, plus plenty of tables and chairs to sit and eat your food truck bounty.

Island Grove Wine Company at Formosa Gardens, Kissimmee – International Beer Festival
Cost: $20
Includes 4 beer tickets and a Beer Fest souvenier mug. There will also be food trucks, and more.

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando – Plantation Rum Dinner
Cost: $85; includes free self-parking
Your evening begins with a reception featuring passed hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment before being seated inside Amatista’s private dining room for an expertly prepared five-course dinner paired with select crafted rums. Following dinner, you’ll move to Amatista’s outdoor waterfall patio for an afterglow with cigar roller, coffee and a preview of the next event’s featured rum.

Luke’s Kitchen and Bar, Maitland – Bourbon Brunch Cocktail Class
Cost: $40
Learn to make 3 bourbon cocktails, and enjoy them with 3 brunchy dishes.

Orlando Brewing, Orlando – Oktoberfest
Cost: Free admission; Food for purchase
Enjoy traditional German food available from Backhaus Orlando, plus a tapping of their organic 2019 Oktoberfest märzen lager.

Publix Apron School, Dr. Phillips – A Celebration of Organic Wine Month with Winemaker Emiliana Vineyards
Cost: $50
Enjoy a menu prepared to pair with Emiliana Vineyards, named winery of the year 2015 by Wines of Chile at the annual Chilean Wine Awards.

Publix Apron School, Lakeland – An Evening with Hess Vineyards
Cost: $50
Hess Vineyards produce outstanding, highly acclaimed wines that stand alongside the very best, and they’ll be paired with a menu created by Apron Chefs.

Publix Apron School, Winter Park – A Celebration of Organic Wine Month with Winemaker Emiliana Vineyards
Cost: $50
Enjoy a menu prepared to pair with Emiliana Vineyards, named winery of the year 2015 by Wines of Chile at the annual Chilean Wine Awards.

RockPit Brewing, Orlando – Not So Grand Opening/End of Summer Party
The celebration will include the release of two new barrel-aged bottles, taps with tons of limited release beers, and if that wasn’t enough, there will also be axe throwing.

Roque Pub, Orlando – Oktoberfest
Cost: Free admission; Food and beverage for purchase
They will be tapping up all your favorite Oktoberfest and seasonal ales including an awesome Weihenstephaner draft line-up, plus drink specials, live music provided and Oktoberfest inspired food specials.

Wine Bar George, Disney Springs – Wine Tasting with Master Sommelier George Miliotes
Cost: $100
Join Master Sommelier George Miliotes for a blind tasting of six wines alongside cheese and charcuterie.

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SEPTEMBER 21 – 22

SeaWorld Orlando – Craft Beer Festival
Cost: Park admission required; Sampling passes for purchase
Featuring more than 100 crafts brews, an unbeatable mix of domestic, international and local Florida favorite beers, and more than 20 food items expertly paired to match your preferred brew.

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SEPTEMBER 23

EPCOT, Walt Disney World – Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing
Cost: $69; park admission also required
Guests will be treated to a sparkling wine reception and 4 expertly prepared tasting-size courses that highlight the unique flavors of Morocco, the Mediterranean and beyond at Spice Road Table at the Morocco Pavilion. This is a special event during the Food and Wine Festival.

Reverie Winter Park – Charity Cookie Workshop
Cost: $45
Learn all about cookie decorating with Royal Icing. You will go home with new skills and 4 cookies that you decorated. Proceeds benefit Wonderful Best Buddies Organization.

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SEPTEMBER 24

Boca Winter Park – Wine, Cheese and Chocolate
Cost: $25
Enjoy three tastings of decadent chocolate and cheeses with wine pairings.

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SEPTEMBER 24 – 26

Cress, DeLand – Destination Dining Month
Enjoy a crafted 3-course dinner menu for only $35 (tax/grat not included) per person. For each meal sold, they will
donate $1 towards relief efforts in the Bahamas.

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SEPTEMBER 25

EPCOT, Walt Disney World – Italian Regional Food & Wine Pairing Luncheon
Cost: $125; park admission also required
Savor a spectacular 6-course meal featuring epicurean delights—all served with select wines chosen for their distinct yet complementary flavors at the Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar. This is a special event during the Food and Wine Festival.

EPCOT, Walt Disney World – Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing
Cost: $69; park admission also required
Guests will be treated to a sparkling wine reception and 4 expertly prepared tasting-size courses that highlight the unique flavors of Morocco, the Mediterranean and beyond at Spice Road Table at the Morocco Pavilion. This is a special event during the Food and Wine Festival.

The Heavy WP, Winter Park – Bangrak Presents: Regions of Thailand / Part 3: South
Cost: $65
With heavy influence from neighboring Malaysia and Indonesia, as well as an immense Muslim population, Southern Thai dishes introduce foreign diners to flavors they might not immediately associate with Thai food. It is also some of the spiciest food in the country – so be warned.

The Veranda at Thornton Park, Orlando – Orlando Vegan Market: Round 2
Shop local vegan vendors at this second edition of the shopping pop-up.

Whippoorwill Beer House, Orlando – Tao Te Cheese Pop-Up
The Tao Te Cheese food truck will be here serving up gourmet grilled cheese and other tasty bites for purchase.

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SEPTEMBER 26

The District Market At Mills 50, Orlando – International Plant-Based Comfort Food Pop-Up: Ramen
Serving up Plant-Based Miso Ramen featuring thick red Miso based broth served with Chasu soy based ground Purk, Enoki Mushroom, Roasted tomato, scallions, onion flowers, cilantro, Black sesame seeds and chili oil for purchase.

EPCOT, Walt Disney World – Mexican Tequila Lunch
Cost: $85; park admission also required
As you indulge in the authentic aromas and gourmet ingredients of a 4-course meal, a certified Tequila Ambassador will introduce you to a diverse range of tequila and mezcal selections at La Hacienda de San Angel at the Mexico Pavilion. This is a special event during the Food and Wine Festival.

First Watch-Mills Park, Orlando – Breakfast-for-Dinner Benefit
Cost: $14.99 adult; $5.99 children; multiple seatings
First Watch is opening its doors for 1 night only to support Edible Education Experience, with 100% of all proceeds going towards funding their educational programs for children.

Publix Apron School, Lakeland – An Extraordinary Vintage with Concha y Toro and Wine Educator Massimo Leonori
Cost: $50
Join Massimo Leonori as he guides you through a truly amazing vintage paired with a menu created by the Apron chefs.

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SEPTEMBER 26 – 28

Center Lake Park, Oviedo – Oktoberfest
Cost: Free admission; food and beverage for purchase
Enjoy German food and drink, plus live entertainment and more.

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SEPTEMBER 27

EPCOT, Walt Disney World – Mexican Tequila Lunch
Cost: $85; park admission also required
As you indulge in the authentic aromas and gourmet ingredients of a 4-course meal, a certified Tequila Ambassador will introduce you to a diverse range of tequila and mezcal selections at La Hacienda de San Angel at the Mexico Pavilion. This is a special event during the Food and Wine Festival.

Publix Apron School, Winter Park – An Extraordinary Vintage with Concha y Toro and Wine Educator Massimo Leonori
Cost: $50
Join Massimo Leonori as he guides you through a truly amazing vintage paired with a menu created by the Apron chefs.

Whippoorwill Beer House, Orlando – Bangrak Thai Street Kitchen Pop-Up
If you like Thai food, you won’t want to miss this pop-up.

Windermere Town Hall, Windermere – Food Truck Night
From 5-9:30pm, bring your own chairs and tables and enjoy dinner purchased from the food trucks.

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SEPTEMBER 28

Bru Tap House, Tavares – Brutoberfest
Cost: $40 general admission; $55 VIP; $15 Designated Driver
Enjoy 40+ breweries and unlimited tastings of more than 80 beers. Food will be available from BTW- Burgers, Tacos, Waffles.

EPCOT, Walt Disney World – The Parisian Afternoon: Sandwiches, Macarons and Bubbles!
Cost: $58; park admission also required
Take a respite from your Epcot adventures to relax, sip unlimited mimosas and nibble a magnifique medley of treats at Monsieur Paul in the France Pavilion. This is a special event during the Food and Wine Festival.

EPCOT, Walt Disney World – Parisian Breakfast
Cost: $45; park admission also required
Guests are invited to sip cappuccino, hot chocolate or amazing French sparkling mimosas, all while indulging in an authentic Parisian breakfast buffet at Chefs de France in the France Pavilion. This is a special event during the Food and Wine Festival.

The Greenery Creamery, Orlando – Vegan Acai Waffle Bowls Pop-Up
Cost: $8 per bowl
ActivAte And Greenery Creamery have collaborated once again to bring to you a new Waffle Acai Bowl featuring a Scoop of Acai, Banana, Hemp Granola, Coconut Oil, Coconut Flakes, and your choice of a Drizzle.

Horan Park, St. Pete Beach – Taste of the Beaches
Cost: $10 admission; Food and beverage for purchase
Taste of the Beaches celebrates great music with local bands and amazing food from area restaurants & vendors. The event is a fundraiser for the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce as well as supporting a member non-profit, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties. Food & Beverage tickets available to purchase at event for $1.00 a piece. Unlimited Beer & Wine wristbands available at event for $25 each.

Wekiva Island, Longwood – Kona Brewing Luau
Cost: $12 for food
The annual Kona Brewing Luau will feature Fire Dancers, Hula Dancers, Beer Specials, and tons of fun. Enjoy The Kona Platter featuring Kona Pulled Pork, Mango Slaw, Island Beans and Garlic Bread for $12.

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SEPTEMBER 28 – 29

Eagle Nest Park, Orlando – Central Florida Soul Food Festival
Cost: $8 and up daily
Featuring over 15 Food Trucks, Desserts, live music, and more.

SeaWorld Orlando – Craft Beer Festival
Cost: Park admission required; Sampling passes for purchase
Featuring more than 100 crafts brews, an unbeatable mix of domestic, international and local Florida favorite beers, and more than 20 food items expertly paired to match your preferred brew.

Simpson’s Cove, Mount Dora – Mount Dora Seafood Festival
Cost: Free admission; Food and beverage for purchase
Enjoy two days of seafood at this family friendly event that will also feature live music and plenty of pirates.

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SEPTEMBER 29

ICON Park Orlando – The International Food and Drink Festival Orlando
Cost: Free admission; Food and beverage for purchase
Enjoy authentic traditional cuisine from countries from all over the world! Beer, wine, food and drinks from Puerto Rico, Colombia, Italy, Spain, Chile, Peru, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Middle Eastern, India, USA, Venezuela, Thailand and more.

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SEPTEMBER 30

EPCOT, Walt Disney World – Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing
Cost: $69; park admission also required
Guests will be treated to a sparkling wine reception and 4 expertly prepared tasting-size courses that highlight the unique flavors of Morocco, the Mediterranean and beyond at Spice Road Table at the Morocco Pavilion. This is a special event during the Food and Wine Festival.

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Keep this page bookmarked because I’ll be adding events as they’re announced throughout the month. Plus let me know in comments which events you’re interested in or if I’ve missed an event.

About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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