Central Florida Foodie Events For November 2019 .. #OrlandoFoodies

Central Florida has a wide variety of events to satisfy foodies

It’s November and while the temperature is finally getting cooler, the Central Florida foodie scene is just as hot as ever!

From restaurant openings to anniversaries, food festivals to wine dinners, here are all the great foodie events happening in November 2019:

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NOVEMBER 1

Epcot, Walt Disney World – French Family Meal Traditions
Cost: $99; park admission also required
Guests will experience a culinary adventure that’s deliciously nostalgic. Masterfully paired with the perfect wines, these magnifique meals promise to take you on a tasty trip through some of the country’s most famous places at Monsieur Paul in the France Pavilion. This is a special event during the Food and Wine Festival.

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.

The Grove Orlando – 3rd annual Art, Wine & Music Stroll
Cost: $25-$30
Sip wine strolling thru The Grove admiring artist painting live, live music & performers, tasty food, and shopping. Proceeds benefit
New Hope for Kids & young aspiring artists.

Historic Downtown Clermont – 1st Friday Food Trunk
Cost: Free admission; Food and drink for purchase
17 food trucks to dine with. Rock climbing wall and bounce house for the kids. Crafters to shop with. Stores open late for shopping. Adult beverages available at local stores and breweries. Bring your chairs and sit on the lawn.

Sanford Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Sanford – Panamanian Night 2019
Cost: $12 adults; $6 Kids 6-12
Enjoy delicious Panamanian dishes, music and fellowship.

Wekiva Island, Longwood – Fire Pit Fridays
Tonight’s spotlight dish is T-Bone Lamb Chops served with Grilled Romaine Salad, Oven Roasted Garlic Potatoes and Garlic Bread for $14.95. Served 5pm until they run out.

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NOVEMBER 1-3

Holy Trinity Reception Center, Maitland – 2019 Orlando Greek Fest!
Cost: $3 per person, $1 off with a donation of a canned good. Children under 2 and active military with ID are free.
Enjoy Greek dancing, the best Greek food in town, delicious drinks and desserts, and an 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.

Tijuana Flats (all locations) – Day of the Dead Celebration
Will be offering a burrito or bowl, with chips and a drink, for $5.99 (upgrades available).

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NOVEMBER 1-23

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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NOVEMBER 2

Cranes Roost Park, Altamonte Springs – Beer, Bacon & BBQ Festival
Cost: Free admission; Food and drink for purchase
Presented by 105.9 Sunny FM, you’ll be able to enjoy a variety of bacon dishes & BBQ, along with over 40 craft beers.

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 – 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.

Kings Bay Rotary, Crystal River – 12th Annual “Stone Crab Jam”
Cost: Free admission; Food and drink for purchase
Fresh Florida Stone Crab and Seafood, live music, and more. Proceeds benefit local charities.

Ormond Brewing Company, Ormond Beach – Inaugural Volusia Vegfest
Cost: Free admission; Food and drink for purchase
This a free event designed to celebrate a plant-based, cruelty free, healthy and compassionate lifestyle.

Reyes Mezcaleria, Orlando – Dia de los Muertos Celebration
They will have activites and events going on throughout the day from 11am-11pm, plus Espolon Tequila drink specials all day.

Soorp Haroutiun Armenian Church, Orlando – 8th Annual Armenian Food Festival
Cost: Free admission; Food and drink for purchase
Enjoy authentic Armenian food like Shish Kebob, Chicken Kebob. Losh Kebob, Rice Pilaf, Grape Leaves(Sarma), Lahmanjun, Borma, Beoreg, and more.

Water Works Park, Tampa – Tampa Riverwalk Food + Art Festival
Cost: Free admission; Food and drink for purchase
There will be Food Trucks, Hot Food Booths (Awesome Vegan Dishes included), Specialty Food Artisans (Jerky’s, jams, canning, pickled, dried fruits, chocolatiers, breads, healthy, produce, nuts, etc), and more.

Winter Garden Farmers Market, Winter Garden – Health & Harvest Festival
Cost: Free admission
Enjoy free games, giveaways, fitness classes, cooking lessons, free health screenings, CPR classes, and more from 9am-2pm.

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NOVEMBER 2-3

Lake Eola Park, Orlando – Fall Fiesta in the Park
Cost: Free admission; Food and drink for purchase
One of Central Florida’s longest-running, community-driven events (48 years strong!), Fall Fiesta in the Park boasts over 300 artists and crafters, 50 food vendors and trucks and plenty of kids and pet activities and places to picnic with family and friends.

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NOVEMBER 3

Bad As’s Sandwich, Orlando – Bad As’s Sandwich Eating Competition
Cost: $35 entry fee; free to watch
Watch or participate in the 2nd Annual Bad As’s Sandwich Eating Competition hosted by MC/DJ Angel Rivera from Monsters in the Morning, along with games, raffles and prizes.

Epcot, Walt Disney World – French Family Meal Traditions
Cost: $99; park admission also required
Guests will experience a culinary adventure that’s deliciously nostalgic. Masterfully paired with the perfect wines, these magnifique meals promise to take you on a tasty trip through some of the country’s most famous places at Monsieur Paul in the France Pavilion. This is a special event during the Food and Wine Festival.

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NOVEMBER 4

Artisan Alley, Sanford – Experimental Chef Night: Crush Some Sandos
Cost: $20 cash at door
Enjoy a range of “experimental” sandwiches at this event co-hosted by Deli Fresh Threads.

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.

Lake Concord Park, Casselberry – 10th Anniversary Casselberry Food & Wine Festival
Cost: $25 adv/$30 day of; $10 kids 10 and under
The event showcases the best food and wine the area has to offer. This festival includes a culinary cuisine tasting, wine sampling, silent auction, live entertainment, and much more. Proceeds benefit local charities.

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NOVEMBER 5

Bites & Bubbles, Orlando – Meeker Wine Dinner
Cost: $130
This wine maker dinner features a wine-paired meal, plus a bottle of Handprint Merlot to take with you for the holidays.

El Patron Restaurante Mexicano, Orlando – The Viceroy Curry Club Pop-Up
Orders must be made by Sunday Nov 3rd, to enjoy at this pop-up event. Menu items include: Butter chicken, Chicken/Lamb Passanda, Chicken Tikka Main dish Sizzler (served with Salad and chefs mint yoghurt), King Prawn Dhansak, and more.

Epcot, Walt Disney World – Italian Food, Wine vs. Beer Pairing
Cost: $99; park admission also required
Sit down to a 5-course gourmet meal paired with the chef’s own impeccable selection of Italian wines and craft beer—all chosen to complement his/her original recipes at the Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria in the Italy Pavilion. This is a special event during the Food and Wine Festival.

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NOVEMBER 6

Epcot, Walt Disney World – The “Hibachi” Experience: Year of Celebration
Cost: $190; park admission also required
This amazing 5-course culinary adventure focuses on traditional dishes served during festivals and holidays throughout the year! Prepared communal-style at your table, each dish is served with sake selections that complement the meal’s exotic flavors at Nihonbashi Dining Room in Teppan Edo at the Japan Pavilion. This is a special event during the Food and Wine Festival.

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.

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.

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NOVEMBER 6-7

Bolay, Oviedo – Soft Opening
This new location will be open for a limited time serving a complimentary Small Bol with a Social Media Check-In.

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NOVEMBER 7

À La Cart Orlando – Southern Swells Beer Dinner
Cost: $40
This will include 6 beers paired with 5 small plates (one from each food truck vendor).

The District Market At Mills 50, Orlando – International Plant-Based Comfort Food Pop-Up
This month, Veggie Good Eats is serving up the Bhaji Burger – Indian onion bhaji fritter over an impossible burger with tamarind sauce and mint aiol – for purchase from 6-9pm.

Epcot, Walt Disney World – Culinary Tour of Japan
Cost: $160; park admission also required
Guests will enjoy a visual tour of the islands of Japan while dining on 3 traditional courses perfectly paired with sake and other thirst-quenching libations at Tokyo Dining at the Japan Pavilion. This is a special event during the Food and Wine Festival.

Epcot, Walt Disney World – Italian Food, Wine vs. Beer Pairing
Cost: $99; park admission also required
Sit down to a 5-course gourmet meal paired with the chef’s own impeccable selection of Italian wines and craft beer—all chosen to complement his/her original recipes at the Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria in the Italy Pavilion. This is a special event during the Food and Wine Festival.

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.

Fun Spot America, Orlando – Taste of I-Drive
Cost: Free admission; Food and drink for purchase
Join FSA and Orlando Fire Department for this fun National Night Out event featuring local food vendors.

Quantum Leap Winery, Orlando – Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Perfectly Paired with The Tasty Trio
Cost: $45
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.

Waterfront Park, Clermont – 9th Annual Taste of South Lake
Cost: $25 adv/$30 day of
Enjoy food tasting from more than 20 local restaurants, and more.

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NOVEMBER 7-10

St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Daytona Beach – Greek Festival 2019
Cost: Free admission; Food and drink for purchase
The very popular Greek Festival, in its 43rd year offers delicious famous Greek dishes and desserts, coffees, alcoholic refreshments, LIVE MUSIC, dancing, dance demonstrations, and more.

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NOVEMBER 8

Bolay, Oviedo – Grand Opening
The first 50 Guests to arrive at Bolay Oviedo on Grand Opening Day will win a $50 Bolay Gift Card, plus giveaways every hour.

Dead Lizard Brewing Company, Orlando – Vegan Big Mac Burger & Beer Bash
Cost: Free admission; Food and drink for purchase
Serving up CheChe’s Vegan Big Mac Burger & Beer by Dead Lizard Brewing.

Epcot, Walt Disney World – French Family Meal Traditions
Cost: $99; park admission also required
Guests will experience a culinary adventure that’s deliciously nostalgic. Masterfully paired with the perfect wines, these magnifique meals promise to take you on a tasty trip through some of the country’s most famous places at Monsieur Paul in the France Pavilion. This is a special event during the Food and Wine Festival.

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 Brewing, Orlando – Rockstar Lobster Pop-Up
Rockstar Lobster will be serving up a variety of lobster dishes for purchase from 7-11pm.

Publix Apron School, Lakeland – A Taste of California with Joel Gott Wines
Cost: $50
Enjoy a 4-course meal paired with Joel Gott Wines.

Riverfront Park, Cocoa – Cocoa Village’s 9th Annual Chili Cook-Off
Cost: $5
Tickets include a tasting spoon and a voting ticket. Live all ages entertainment will be provided by local favorite, The Acoustic Ramblers.

Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Tampa – Lebanese Food Festival of Tampa Bay
Cost: Free admission; Food and drink for purchase
From chicken and beef shawerma to kibbeh, kafta, zaatar and cheese pies, Lebanese sweets, and more, enjoy the taste of Lebanon.

Wekiva Island, Longwood – Fire Pit Fridays
Tonight’s spotlight dish is Big Island Style Marinated Grilled Chicken Breasts topped with Mangoo BBQ Sauce, and served with Chicarones and a Baked Sweet Potato for $12.95. Served 5pm until they run out.

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NOVEMBER 8-9

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin – 10th Annual Food and Wine Classic
Cost: $145 per night; Seminars additional $55 and up
Enjoy unlimited food and beverage samples – including the Beer Garden, with the purchase of a causeway event ticket. Educational seminars featuring wines, cocktails, beer, pasta-making, cheese pairing or the fine art of sushi and sake are additional.

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NOVEMBER 8-10

Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs – 32nd Annual Sponge Docks Seafood Festival
Cost: Free admission; Food and drink for purchase
This three day outdoor festival, hosted by The Tarpon Springs Merchant’s Association, will feature tons of fresh local seafood to tempt your taste buds, an art & craft show, live music, and more.

Lakeridge Winery, Clermont – Holiday Open House
Cost: $10
Enjoy live music on the outdoor stage by our most popular musicians throughout the entire weekend. Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks and a variety of food is available for purchase, along with complimentary Winery tours and tasting.

St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, Tampa – Tampa Greek Festival
Cost: Free admission; Food and drink for purchase
Enjoy freshly-prepared Mediterranean style food and pastries, live music and beautiful choreographed dance, and more.

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NOVEMBER 9

Burger Culture, Tampa – Tampa Bay Chili Pop UP 2019
Cost: Free admission; Food and drink for purchase
Gourmet Food Trucks from all over converge to cook their take on an amazing Chili.

Cafe DaVinci, DeLand – 2nd Annual Bourbon, Brews & Blues Festival
Cost: $30
Sample over 50 different types of whiskies while sipping on beers from over 20 different breweries and listening to soulful Blues music.

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 – 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 – 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.

FishBones, Orlando – A Freakshow Wine Experience with Michael David Winery
Cost: $80
Michael David Winery was founded by two brothers, Michael and David Phillips, who are 5th generation grape growers. Enjoy a 4-course dinner paired with their wines.

Good Crowd, Orlando – VEGAN Orlandough Pop-Up
Enjoy a full line up of our usual crazy donuts, pop tarts, and macarons free of animal products for purchase.

Homosassa Civic Club, Homosassa – 45th Annual Homosassa Arts, Crafts, and Seafood Festival
Cost: Free admission; Food and drink for purchase
Enjoy fresh seafood, arts vendors, live music, a kid’s zone, and more.

Longwood City Hall, Longwood – Longwood Chili Cook Off
Cost: Free admission; Food and drink for purchase
The “Chili Cook Off ” is a fundraiser that supports Parks & Recreation programming in the City of Longwood.

Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee – 10th Annual Steak & Lobsterfest Dinner
Cost: $65
Enjoy a steak and lobster dinner, a 50/50 Raffle, a silent auction, and entertainment. The event benefits Help Now of Osceola, Inc.

Perry Harvey Sr. Park, Tampa – 10th Annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest 2019
Cost: Free admission; Food and drink for purchase
Enjoy vegan food, cooking demos, speakers, and more.

Publix Apron School, Lakeland – Wine, Cheese & Dinner: Paired Right with Certified Cheese Pro Michael Landis
Cost: $50
Michael Landis an American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional & a Court of Master Sommelier personally selected the wines, cheeses, and recipes to create a fun and well paired dinner experience.

Roy’s Restaurant, Dr. Phillips – The Art of FIlipino Cuisine
Cost: $45
This Taste of the Philippines cooking class celebrates the cultural heritage of the region with three inventive courses.

Sweet Dee’s Cupcakery, Winter Garden – Official Opening
There will be giveaways and surprises throughout the day.

Tampa Bay Brewing Company, Tampa – 6th Annual Bad Ass Beerfest
Cost: $65 general; $120 VIP; $15 designated driver
Offering over 60 breweries, 200+ beers in a variety of styles, plus great food, music, and local craft lifestyle vendors.

West Meadow of Central Park, Winter Park – 8th Annual Cows ‘n Cabs
Cost: $120 – $160; 21+ only
The 8th Annual Cows ‘n Cabs charity fundraising event features tastings from 25+ gourmet Orlando restaurants paired with over 200 wines and a plethora of craft beers and cocktails. This year, proceeds will benefit charities supporting children in need across Central Florida, including After-School All-Stars Orlando and Elevate Orlando. Ken Block and Drew Copeland from Sister Hazel will also be making a special appearance

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NOVEMBER 10

DaJen Eats, Eatonville – DaJen Eats Presents: Dinner & A Story: My Sister the Serial Killer
Cost: $15
Enjoy this month’s book club pick along with a vegan meal.

Dellagio Town Center, Phillips – 13th Annual A Taste of Dr. Phillips
Cost: $75
Admission to the event is all-inclusive and includes food, wine, and beer from over 25 of Orlando best restaurants see participating restaurants.

Epcot, Walt Disney World – French Family Meal Traditions
Cost: $99; park admission also required
Guests will experience a culinary adventure that’s deliciously nostalgic. Masterfully paired with the perfect wines, these magnifique meals promise to take you on a tasty trip through some of the country’s most famous places at Monsieur Paul in the France Pavilion. This is a special event during the Food and Wine Festival.

Luisa’s Cellar, Sanford – Spanish Wine Dinner
Cost: $60
Don’t miss out on this menu preview of La Femme du Fromage’s new North Quarter location, opening soon! The menu is expertly paired with beautiful Luisa Cellar Spanish wines.

Orange County Library System: Downtown Orlando Branch – Cuisine Corner: Let’s Get Popping
Cost: Free to library card holders; Registration required
Local small business owner Major from Eat Project Pop shows you the secrets behind delicious stove-top popcorn. Register at the link above.

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NOVEMBER 11

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.

Orange County Library System: Downtown Orlando Branch – Cuisine Corner: Thankful Thanksgivings
Cost: Free to library card holders; Registration required
Chef Warren teaches you dozens of tips to ensure that your Thanksgiving meal is a success – from roasting a turkey, preparing sides and creating delicious leftovers. Register at the link above.

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NOVEMBER 12

Carraba’s (Central Florida locations) – November Wine Dinner
Cost: $50
Enjoy a five-course food and wine pairing featuring authentic Italian wines.

Ellen’s Wine Room, Sanford – 9 Year Anniversary Dinner
Cost: $17
Enjoy Chef Keith Grills’ Baby Back Ribs and sides.

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes, Oviedo – One Year Anniversary
From 5-10pm, they will be offering $1 Fries & $1 Drinks, plus meet their MOOYAH mascot.

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 “European Wines.”

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.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, Orlando – Chef’s Night featuring American Culinary Federation Chefs
Cost: $50 individual; $90 couple
Chef’s Night is an evening at the Food Bank featuring some of Central Florida’s best chefs and cuisine, all to benefit Second Harvest’s Culinary Training Program.

Twisted Root Burger Co., Winter Park – Opening Date
This brand is known for gourmet burgers, exotic meats, and a full bar.

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NOVEMBER 13

1921 Mount Dora, Mount Dora – November Dine and Learn at 1921: Modern Art and the Far East
Cost: $35; two seatings
The Modernism Museum Mount Dora presents its November Dine & Learn, titled Turning to Japan: Modern Art and the Far East featuring Dr. Louise Kane. Includes three-course, prix-fixe meal by 1921 chefs.

Epcot, Walt Disney World – Mediterranean Food & Wine
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.

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.

Island Grove Wine Company at Formosa Gardens, Kissimmee – Special Event with Master Chef & Wine Maker Sarah Fioroni
Cost: Free admission
“Farm to Table Tuscany” Cook Book Author, Wine Maker, & Master Chef Sarah Fioroni from Fattoria Poggio Alloro Winery will be offering wine tastings.

Johnny’s Other Side, Orlando – Black Ops Beer Dinner
Cost: $40
Enjoy a four course dinner & beer pairing.

Soco Thornton Park, Orlando – Soco’s 5 Year Anniversary Dinner
Cost: $120
Enjoy a 4-course dinner with paired libations prepared by Chef Greg Richie and four guests: Chef Venoy Rodgers III (B Resort & Spa);Chef Patrick Tramontana (Antonio’s Maitland); Chef Stuart Whitfield (The Glass Knife); and Mixologist PJ Smerechansky (The Edison).

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NOVEMBER 14

Canvas Restaurant & Market, Lake Nona – Friendsgiving at Canvas
Cost: $70
Gather your friends and celebrate Thanksgiving early with a welcome reception featuring seasonal cocktails and family-style dinner hosted around their communal tables.

The District Market At Mills 50, Orlando – International Plant-Based Comfort Food Pop-Up
This month, Veggie Good Eats is serving up the Bhaji Burger – Indian onion bhaji fritter over an impossible burger with tamarind sauce and mint aiol – for purchase from 6-9pm.

Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House, Orlando – Culinary Curiosities: Grazing Boards
Cost: $50 adults/$20 kids
Build and take home your own sampler board, plus you’ll be making Candied Pecans and Chili Pepper Jam to take home.

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.

Historic Sanford Welcome Center, Sanford – Alive After 5 Annual Chili Cook-Off
Cost: $10 for wristband
A wristband will allow you to taste some of the area’s best Chili and you get to vote on who gets to carry the title of “Sanford’s Best Chili” home.

Luma on Park, Winter Park – Ramey Wine Dinner
Cost: $150
Featuring a 6 course dinner created by their chefs, paired with wines from the beloved Ramey Cellars.

Publix Apron School, Winter Park – Lone Palm Golf Club presents an Alaskan Thanksgiving w/ Fisherman Melanie Brown
Cost: $50
Join lifelong Alaskan, Melanie Brown, for an Alaskan-Style Thanksgiving dinner where we will pair the bounty of the Last Frontier with delicious wines from Chateau Ste. Michelle.

Swirlery Wine Bar, Orlando – Grapes & Godiva
Cost: $25
Enjoy a tasting of wine and Godiva truffles expertly paired.

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NOVEMBER 15

1921 Mount Dora, Mount Dora – 1921 Fall Wine Dinner
Cost: $130
Enjoy a dynamic mix of wines curated by resident sommelier and General Manager Adam Crane paired with a multi-course dinner from Chef Josh Oakley and his culinary team.

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.

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.

Publix Apron School, Dr Phillips – Lone Palm Golf Club presents an Alaskan Thanksgiving w/ Fisherman Melanie Brown
Cost: $50
Join lifelong Alaskan, Melanie Brown, for an Alaskan-Style Thanksgiving dinner where we will pair the bounty of the Last Frontier with delicious wines from Chateau Ste. Michelle.

Publix Apron School, Winter Park – An Evening with Winemaker Jamie Benziger and Imagery Wines
Cost: $50
Wine Maker, Jamie Benziger will share her knowledge and passion for winemaking with you and guide you through an evening of sampling a few of their delicious wines paired with chef-inspired dishes.

TBA, Orlando – Diner en Blanc Orlando
The world-renowned chic all-white pop up picnic party returns to Orlando at a secret location for the 4th year.

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NOVEMBER 15-17

À La Cart Orlando – 1st Anniversary Weekend
Cost: Free admission; Food and drink for purchase
They will have special beers on tap all weekend long as well as food specials from their trucks.

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NOVEMBER 16

The Casements, Ormond Beach – Ormond Beach Riverfest Seafood Festival 2019
Cost: Free admission; Food and drink for purchase
The 11th Annual Ormond Beach Riverfest Seafood Festival is a free two-day community celebration of seafood, activities, live music and more

Citrus Club, Orlando – Orlando Sentinel Barrel Night 2019
Cost: $65 individual/$120 pair advance
Enjoy whiskey/bourbons, wine, craft cocktails, and gourmet food. Event benefits Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida.

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 – 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.

The Greenery Creamery, Orlando – Orlandough Pop-Up
Enjoy ice cream sandwiches with vegan or regular doughnuts for $6.50 each from 1-9pm. See link for flavors.

The Heavy WP, Winter Park – The Foreigner Experience Dinner
Cost: $95; $35 additional for wine pairings
The Foreigner is a 5 course omakase style tasting menu directed by Chef Bruno Fonseca.

Historic Downtown Sanford – Sanford Food Truck Fiesta
Cost: Free admission; Food and drink 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

Luke’s Kitchen and Bar, Maitland – Tiki Brunch Cocktail Class
Cost: $40
Learn to craft three classic tiki cocktails with a chance to put your own spin on them. Includes 3 brunch courses.

Maggiano’s Little Italy, Orlando – Fall Fest Kid’s Cooking Class
Cost: $50 for 1 adult and 1 child (ages 5-11); $30 each additional child
Enjoy this hands on National Kid’s Cooking Class Experience with your child. Includes a Maggiano’s Lunch Buffet.

Orlando Festival Park, Orlando – Orlando Beer Festival 2019
Cost: $42.50 advance; $80 VIP; $20 designated driver
The 5th Annual Orlando Beer Festival is the largest craft beer festival in Orlando, pouring 200+ craft beers from over 50 local, regional and national breweries.

PB&G at Four Seasons Resort Orlando – Snake River Farms & Big Green Egg Backyard BBQ
Cost: $65 per adult, and $25 for children under the age of 10
Enjoy a backyard barbecue-style dinner buffet at PB&G, featuring American Wagyu Beef and Kurobuta Pork by guest chef Jack Arnold of Snake River Farms, as well as Big Green Egg grilling and smoking demonstrations.

Peghorn Park, St. Cloud – Peghorn Homestead Picnic and Pig-Out
Cost: Free admission; Food and drink for purchase
Many activities are scheduled for adults and children, including classes, homestead crafts, nature hikes, a blacksmith demonstration, photo booth, native plants sale, free seeds, live music, and a BBQ lunch prepared by St. Cloud’s Fine Swine of Troop 9.

Publix Apron School, Lakeland – Lone Palm Golf Club presents an Alaskan Thanksgiving w/ Fisherman Melanie Brown
Cost: $50
Join lifelong Alaskan, Melanie Brown, for an Alaskan-Style Thanksgiving dinner where we will pair the bounty of the Last Frontier with delicious wines from Chateau Ste. Michelle.

STORY at Macy’s at The Mall At Millenia, Orlando – Merry Mixology Class
Cost: Free; 21+ only
Learn to make your favorite cocktails with a holiday twist at this in-store event. Register to save your space at the link above.

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NOVEMBER 17

Kissimmee Lakefront Park, Kissimmee – 2019 Orlando Japan Festival
Cost: Free admission; Food and drink for purchase
There will be various food vendors, arts & crafts, games, music, and more.

Orlando Brewing, Orlando – Southern Fried Vegan Pop-Up
Cost: Free admission; Food and drink for purchase
Menu highlights include Fried Chickun, BBQ, Mac N Cheeze, Jambalaya, Cajun Corn, Beer-Cheeze Battered Beyond Burgers, Totchos and more.

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NOVEMBER 18

Orange County Library System: West Oaks Branch – Cuisine Corner: Pumpkin Quesadillas
Cost: Free to library card holders; Registration required
Join Chef Karen Ross of Karen’s Creative Cuisines as she demonstrates how easy it is to make Pumpkin Quesadillas and Orange Cranberry Relish. Register at the link above.

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NOVEMBER 19

Orange County Library System: Southwest Branch – Cuisine Corner: Creative Cookies
Cost: Free to library card holders; Registration required
Join Chef Emily Roy from Publix Aprons on a culinary journey as she demonstrates how to make Maple-Glazed Apple Crisp Cookies. Register at the link above.

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NOVEMBER 20

Azure at The Shores Resort & Spa, Daytona Beach – Cakebread Cellars Wine Dinner
Cost: $100
Celebrate Culinary Creations Featuring Florida Farms, Sustainable Seafood Paired with Top Wines, Spirits & Beers. November will feature Cakebread Cellars with Guest Speaker Chuck Richards

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.

Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Café, Sanford – Vegan Night 2.0
Cost: $35; +$15 for beer add-on
Featuring a 3-course Vegan menu inspired in part by German cuisine traditions and an optional German beer pairing add-on.

K Restaurant, Orlando – Greek Dinner
Cost: $125
Enjoy six-courses of Greek wine with Greek food pairing.

Johnny’s Other Side, Orlando – Johnny’s Knob Creek 3 • Barrel Launch Party
Cost: $75
Ticket includes welcome cocktail, complimentary food and a bottle of our Knob Creek Single Barrel to take home.

Orange County Library System: Eatonville Branch – Cuisine Corner: Thankful Thanksgivings
Cost: Free to library card holders; Registration required
Chef Warren teaches you dozens of tips to ensure that your Thanksgiving meal is a success – from roasting a turkey, preparing sides and creating delicious leftovers. Register at the link above.

Santiago’s Bodega, Altamonte Springs – Cambria Wine & Cheese Night
Cost: $75
Enjoy a 5-course wine dinner with Willamentte wines.

The Veranda at Thornton Park, Orlando – Orlando Vegan Market Round 4
Cost: Free admission; Food and drink for purchase
Shop from local vegan vendors at this 4th installment of the market.

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NOVEMBER 21

Bites & Bubbles, Orlando – Beaujolais Nouveau Release Party
Cost: $39
Includes Beaujolias Nouveau Tasting Reception and specialty appetizers.

Central Park, Winter Haven – Wine, Chocolate & Cheese
Cost: $25
Over 35 downtown businesses will host a wine & chocolate or a wine & cheese pairing. Your Tasting Passport allows you to choose which 25 curated pairings you would like to try.

The District Market At Mills 50, Orlando – International Plant-Based Comfort Food Pop-Up
This month, Veggie Good Eats is serving up the Bhaji Burger – Indian onion bhaji fritter over an impossible burger with tamarind sauce and mint aiol – for purchase from 6-9pm.

Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House, Orlando – Chef Night w/Brandon McGlamery of Prato
Cost: $70 adults/$30 kids
Learn cooking techniques and more from Chef McGlamery.

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.

Luisa’s Cellar, Sanford – Beaujolais Day Tasting & Pairing
Cost: $25
Taste some nice Beaujolais Crus, along with some great French appetizers provided by the Empress Table.

Orange County Library System: Downtown Orlando Branch – Cuisine Corner: Pasteles
Cost: Free to library card holders; Registration required
Yamira Lee Johnson, head chef of Breaking Bread with Mira will demonstrate how to make tasty pasteles. Register at the link above.

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NOVEMBER 22

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 Mike Kurtz & Mike’s Hot Honey
Cost: $50
Learn how to create four courses with Mike’s Hot Honey.

Venetian Gardens, Leesburg – Craft Beer, Wine & Food Festival
Cost: $35 adv/$45 day of
Stroll the Islands of Venetian Gardens decked out in holiday decor and sample over 25 Craft Beers, a variety of Wines, and Regional Foods from the areas best restaurants.

Wekiva Island, Longwood – Fire Pit Fridays
Tonight’s spotlight dish is Chivettas Charcoal Grilled 1/2 Chicken served with Tomato & Cucumber Salad and Garlic Bread for $12.95. Served 5pm until they run out.

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NOVEMBER 22-23

Gordon Food Services, Plant City – Plant City Pig Jam
Cost: Free admission; Food and drink for purchase
Plant City Pig Jam is a family-friendly BBQ event sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society. There will also be live music, and Friday night fireworks.

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NOVEMBER 23

The Heavy WP, Winter Park – The Foreigner Experience Dinner
Cost: $95; $35 additional for wine pairings
The Foreigner is a 5 course omakase style tasting menu directed by Chef Bruno Fonseca.

Milk District, Orlando – Holy Tacomole
Cost: $10 admission
This inaugural street party will feature tons of tacos from area restaurants and food trucks, and more.

Orange County Library System: North Orange Branch – Cuisine Corner: Pasteles
Cost: Free to library card holders; Registration required
Yamira Lee Johnson, head chef of Breaking Bread with Mira will demonstrate how to make tasty pasteles. Register at the link above.

Publix Apron School, Lakeland – An Evening with Terlato Wines
Cost: $50
This is an evening with Tony Terlato, Jr. Terlato, to learn how Terlato wines pair with chef-inspired dishes.

Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach – Sweet Saturday Chocolate Tasting
Cost: $15
Get your passport for a chocolate tasting afternoon featuring a wide selection of chocolate delectables from Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory and participating merchants while strolling the Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach.

Roque Pub, Orlando – Roque Pub Customer Appreciation Night
Cost: Free admission
Come out for an evening of complimentary samples and light bites, live music and, of course, great beer all starting at 7pm.

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NOVEMBER 24

Mead Botanical Garden, Winter Park – 21st Annual Vegan Thanksgiving
Cost: $5 with a dish; $15 without
Join the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida at their 21st annual ThanksLiving potluck, a tradition in central Florida. Please bring a recipe card with your dish.

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NOVEMBER 25

Orlando Brewing, Orlando – Beer & Artisanal Cheese Pairing
Cost: TBA
Orlando Brewing hosts another night of cheese and beer with DAN THE CHEESE MAN (Certified Cheese Expert) and THE SALTY COW. Includes 4- 5 oz. organic beers and 4 artisanal cheeses (with pallet cleansers).

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NOVEMBER 27

À La Cart Orlando – Bourbon County Preview Event
Cost: $30
Goose Island’s acclaimed Bourbon County series is released annually every Black Friday, and À La Cart is proud to be selected as the location for this year’s preview event.

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NOVEMBER 28

The District Market At Mills 50, Orlando – International Plant-Based Comfort Food Pop-Up
This month, Veggie Good Eats is serving up the Bhaji Burger – Indian onion bhaji fritter over an impossible burger with tamarind sauce and mint aiol – for purchase from 6-9pm.

Thanksgiving Day dining will be in a different post that will be on the site a week prior.

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NOVEMBER 29

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando – Holiday Harbor Nights
Cost: $65 general/$95 VIP
Enjoy select wines, 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, dancing and more.

Wekiva Island, Longwood – Fire Pit Fridays
Tonight’s spotlight dish is Sliced Sirloin Beef London Broil, served with Mashed Potatoes, Mushroom Gravy, and Steamed Vegetables for $14.95. Served 5pm until they run out.

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NOVEMBER 29 – DECEMBER 30

Epcot, Walt Disney World – Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
Cost: Park admission required; Samples average $4-$12
Come discover Yuletide fun in all 11 World Showcase nations. Savor seasonal food and beverage specialties at expanded Holiday Kitchens, and more.

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NOVEMBER 30

Eagles Nest Park, Orlando – Taste of the Bahamas
Cost: $6 admission; Food and drink for purchase
Enjoy the essence of Bahamas with great fresh seafood, live music, and more.

The Heavy WP, Winter Park – The Foreigner Experience Dinner
Cost: $95; $35 additional for wine pairings
The Foreigner is a 5 course omakase style tasting menu directed by Chef Bruno Fonseca.

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NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 1

Coachman Park, Tampa – The World’s Largest Food Truck Rally 10th Anniversary
Cost: Free admission; Food and drink for purchase
Enjoy a variety of food trucks, entertainment, and more.

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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