Central Florida Foodie Events For December 2019 .. #OrlandoFoodies

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It’s December 2019, and usually things slow down as we approach all the holidays at the end of the month. But rejoice, fellow Central Florida foodies, there are still plenty of events to make your taste buds and tummy happy.

This list doesn’t include Christmas Day or New Year’s Eve events. Those will be posted in separate round-ups later in the month. As always, click the red link to get more information on an event.

Enjoy and may the holidays be full of blessings for you all!

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DECEMBER 1-30

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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DECEMBER 1-31

Disney Springs – Holiday Eats and Treats at Disney Springs
Every season the restaurants and food vendors at Disney Springs create special dishes and drinks for guests, and this season is all about the holidays. Enjoy everything from Holiday Turkey Poutine, Peppermint Margaritas, Holiday Chicken Wings, Caramel Gingered Apple Crisp, and so much more. Pick up a guide at the Welcome Center to learn more.

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DECEMBER 3

VINIA Wine & Kitchen, Winter Park – Wine Dinner Series- 5 Spanish Courses
Cost: $95
Enjoy 5 courses paired with 5 Spanish wines.

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DECEMBER 4

Dahlia Daytona, Daytona Beach – 1800 Tequila Dinner Experience
Cost: $59.99; 21+ only
Their experienced Tequila connoisseur will guide guests through 5 different types of Tequilas plus a bonus round of a Luxury Brand to finalize. All accompanied by a 6-course pairing of modern Mexican dishes that go perfectly with each Tequila.

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.

Whippoorwill Beer House, Orlando – The Knot Pop-Up
The Knot, by Rollin’ Dough, will be serving wood fired pizzas, garlic knot sliders, and fresh salads for purchase.

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DECEMBER 5

The District Market At Mills 50, Orlando – International Plant-Based Comfort Food Pop-Up
Veggie Good Eats is offering up the popular Bhaji Burger (Indian onion bhaji fritter over an impossible burger with tamarind sauce and mint aioli) for purchase.

Magnolia Square Market, Sanford – Free German Wine Tasting
From 5-6:30pm, those 21+ can enjoy samples of four German wines.

The Thirsty Topher, Orlando – Thirsty Topher Turns 6!
Celebrating with a bevy of brew releases. Food for purchase by Smoke and Donuts.

The Wellborn House Bar, Orlando – Sweet & Savory 2019: Candy Land
Cost: $40 general; $55 VIP
Presented by Publix Apron’s Catering, Sweet & Savory is an exclusive and intimate event, featuring the city’s most decadent eateries serving indulgent desserts as well as succulent savories, plus complimentary cocktails, brews, and entertainment ALL INCLUDED in your ticket price.

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DECEMBER 6

Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando – Wine Riffs: Selections by Master Sommelier Andy McNamara
Cost: $125
Listen to the stories of the wines personally selected by Master Sommelier Andy McNamara to accompany each course, taste the culinary masterpieces prepared by Hard Rock’s award-winning chefs and enjoy a custom soundtrack set to the mood of the evening.

Morimoto Asia, Disney Springs – Sake & Shine 3.0
Cost: $250
Experience an intimate and one-of-a-kind progressive dining event with a three-course Pan-Asian feast complete with sake and beer pairings at Morimoto Asia w/ Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto. Then head over to Homecomin’ to indulge in a variety of dessert options with Chef Art Smith.

Ravello at Four Seasons Resort Orlando – Friends of James Beard Dinner
Cost: $250
Enjoy six Mediterranean-inspired courses by seven talented Beard-recognized chefs, with wine pairings.

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DECEMBER 6-7

Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park – Holiday Chocolate House Party
Cost: $75 per chocolate house and up to 3 people
Decorate your own chocolate house with 2 of your favorite people and then take it home.

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DECEMBER 6-8

V’s Diner, Orlando – Grand Opening
This new vegan restaurant will celebrate with live music, live comedy, specials, beer, and more.

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DECEMBER 7

The District at Mills 50, Orlando – 21st annual Holiday Dinner for the Animals
Cost: $25 in advance/$35 at the door, students $12 with current student ID
Cost includes meal, presentation and 1 raffle ticket. Proceeds go to Kindred Spirits for needed winter hay.

Playalinda Brewing Company, Titusville – Gingerbread & Craft Beer Pairing
They will be offering a flight of homemade gingerbread cookies with special icings paired with a flight of Playalinda beers.

Red Pig Brewery, Holly Hill – Vegan Burgers & Beer Popup
CheChe will be serving up vegan Biggie Mac Burgers for purchase to go with the Red Pig Beer.

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DECEMBER 8

Centennial Park, Tampa – Ybor City Festival
Cost: Free admission; Food and beverage for purchase
This one-day festival, brings together the culture, heritage and history of the latin culture in Ybor City.

The District Market At Mills 50, Orlando – Oh My Cod Vegan Seafood Co. Pop-Up
Cost: Food and beverage for purchase
Enjoy vegan seafood faves like Banana Blossom Fish and Chips, LOBSTA Mac, Fried Shrymp, Crabby Cakes & fried Klam rolls.

Morimoto Asia, Disney Springs – 12 Beers of Christmas
Cost: $64
Attendees will enjoy 12 specialty beers from local breweries all across Central Florida, such as Crooked Can Brewing Company and Rogue Ales, paired with Morimoto Asia’s famous pan-Asian cuisine from 12 food stations.

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DECEMBER 9

The Osprey Tavern, Orlando – Ramen Rumble 3
Cost: $45
Three local chefs come together for a friendly competition (read battle to the death) to see whose ramen reigns supreme. Ticket price includes three tasting bowls of ramen, sake tasting, mochi donuts from Mochi Dochi along with sweets from The Osprey Tavern.

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DECEMBER 10

Jaleo by José Andrés, Disney Springs – Ontañón Wine Dinner
Cost: $115
The private, seated dinner will feature a special menu from Jaleo Head Chef Rodolfo L. Guzman Aranda and his team to perfectly pair with the Ontañón wines from Rioja, Rueda, and Ribera del Duero.

Mia’s Italian Kitchen, Orlando – Tour of Italy Wine Dinner
Cost: $90
Enjoy a 5-course meal with wine pairings that showcases the best of Italy.

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DECEMBER 11

Bites & Bubbles, Orlando – Champagne & Wine Dinner
Cost: $125
Enjoy a 4-course dinner plus caviar reception plus champagne/wine pairings.

K Restaurant, Orlando – Truffle Dinner
Cost: $120
Enjoy a 6-course dinner featuring truffles from Italy, France, and the United States, with wine pairings.

Luma on Park, Winter Park – Celebrating 30 Years of Cain Five
Cost: $225
Serving a 6-course dinner prepared by Chef Brandon McGlamery and Chef Michael Cooper, expertly paired with vintage wines from the Cain cellar.

Osceola County Historical Society, Kissimmee – Gingerbread Workshop
Cost: $25 non-members/$20 members; Children under 12 admitted free with a paid adult
Learn how to make and decorate gingerbread cookies at this workshop presented by Florida Technical College Kissimmee baking and pastry program.

Wop’s Hops Brewing, Sanford – Beer & Ice Cream Pairing Party
Cost: $25
Enjoy five flavorful ice cream paired with Wop’s brews.

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DECEMBER 12

63 Sovereign, Ormond Beach – DBBC Beer Dinner
Cost: $50
Enjoy 4 courses paired with 4 Daytona Beach Brewing Company brews.

The District Market At Mills 50, Orlando – International Plant-Based Comfort Food Pop-Up
Veggie Good Eats is offering up the popular Bhaji Burger (Indian onion bhaji fritter over an impossible burger with tamarind sauce and mint aioli) for purchase.

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DECEMBER 13

Publix Apron School, Dr. Phillips – Holiday Entertaining with Stella Rosa Wines & Wine Ambassador Ken Simmons
Cost: $50
Join Stella Rosa’s Florida Regional Manager, Ken Simmons in this Holiday Celebration of great wine & food pairings.

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DECEMBER 13-14

Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park – Holiday Chocolate House Party
Cost: $75 per chocolate house and up to 3 people
Decorate your own chocolate house with 2 of your favorite people and then take it home.

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DECEMBER 13-15

Lakeridge Winery, Clermont – Wine & Chocolate Festival
Cost: $10 admission; Food and beverage for purchase
Local Chocolatiers will be on hand with their delicious treats, as well as local Artists and Crafters displaying their work. Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks, and a variety of food will be available. A portion of the proceeds go to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Florida.

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DECEMBER 14

Publix Apron School, Winter Park – Holiday Entertaining with Stella Rosa Wines & Wine Ambassador Ken Simmons
Cost: $50
Join Stella Rosa’s Florida Regional Manager, Ken Simmons in this Holiday Celebration of great wine & food pairings.

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DECEMBER 14-15

Central Florida Fairgrounds, Orlando – RomMold FEST WINE & FOOD Festival 2019
Cost: Free admission; Food and beverage for purchase
Celebrate the traditions of Moldova and Romania with food, wine, beer, and more.

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DECEMBER 15

Avalon Park, Orlando – Downtown Avalon Park Food Truck Night
Enjoy local food trucks, music, games & neighborhood fun.

Dewey O. Boster Park, Deltona – 2019 Volusia Latin Festival
Cost: Free admission; Food and beverage for purchase
Celebrating Hispanics in Volusia County with food, music, and more.

The Wine Room on Park Avenue, Winter Park – 5th Annual Champagne & Cheese Event
Cost: $100
Enjoy a variety of champagne and cheese during this annual event.

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DECEMBER 18

À La Cart Orlando – Tampa Bay Beer Dinner
Cost: $40
Enjoy 5 Tampa Bay Brewing beers paired with 5 food truck courses.

Pio Pio Latin Cuisine, Orlando – The Ultimate Peruvian Experience with Pio Pio
Cost: $35
Learn how to make the uniquely famous Pio Pio Peruvian ceviche and two different types of pisco (passionfruit pisco & pisco sour), taught by Pio Pio’s owner, Javier.

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DECEMBER 19

The District Market At Mills 50, Orlando – International Plant-Based Comfort Food Pop-Up
Veggie Good Eats is offering up the popular Bhaji Burger (Indian onion bhaji fritter over an impossible burger with tamarind sauce and mint aioli) for purchase.

The Veranda at Thornton Park, Orlando – Orlando Vegan Market Round 5
Cost: Free admission; Food and beverage for purchase
Shop vegan items from local vendors at this market pop-up.

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DECEMBER 19-21

À La Cart Orlando – Duck & Drake Pop-Up
By popular demand, they’re returning for 3 days, serving up a changing menu of fusion favorites for purchase.

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DECEMBER 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.

Whippoorwill Beer House, Orlando – Chicken Fire Pop-Up
Chicken Fire returns serving up Nashville hot chicken for purchase.

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DECEMBER 20-21

Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park – Holiday Chocolate House Party
Cost: $75 per chocolate house and up to 3 people
Decorate your own chocolate house with 2 of your favorite people and then take it home.

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DECEMBER 21

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.

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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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