Hue in Downtown Orlando To Close Soon

hueLate last week, award-winning Hue restaurant in Thornton Park, announced that it will be closing in the next few weeks.

A notice posted on the restaurant’s website states: “Please join us for ‘last call’ as we celebrate 12 successful years as downtown Orlando’s most critically acclaimed and award-winning restaurant.”

Open since 2001, Hue has been a cornerstone (literally) in Thornton Park. The owners, Urban Life Management, state they plan to open a new eatery in the same location, at a later date, possibly as early as this fall. They say it will be the “next great restaurant concept.”

In the meantime, a posting on Hue’s facebook page mentions that “All Hue infusions and Bloody Mary bar will be moved to Cityfish.” No word on what will happen to Hue’s “Disco Brunch.”

Cityfish is located at 617 E. Central Blvd, on the same block as Hue (it also shares owners).

Orlando Food and Wine Fest Returns This Month

Want to enjoy a good food & wine fest in Orlando without having to pay over $80 to get into a Disney park? Then mark your calendar for November 13-14, 2010, when Lake Eola will be the spot for the Orlando Food & Wine Fest.

Presented by 103.1 WLOQ and the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, this event will showcase some of the best restaurants in town, along with some great entertainment.

Restaurants scheduled to serve include Bananas Diner, Capital Grille, Cityfish, CRAVE, Funky Monkey and Hue. More to be added as the date draws near.

There’s also a chef’s stage where you can watch cooking demonstrations from area chef’s. Appearing as a special guest this year will be Top Chef season seven contestant Kenny Gilbert, who will be onstage at 2pm on Sunday.

Live jazz bands will entertain each day. War headlines on Saturday.  Fourplay and Marc Antoine  appear on Sunday.

Entrance fee is $10 each day, or $15 for a weekend pass. Then each sample from the participating restaurants and wineries will cost between $2 and $6.

For a complete list of cooks, restaurants, wineries and performers, visit the Orlando Food & Wine Festival Web site.

[Photo courtesy Orlando Food & Wine Fest]

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