In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: new brunch offerings, new openings, and two closings. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…
DoveCote debuts a new Sunday brunch on November 6. The brasserie-style brunch menu features a variety of French-inspired dishes by Chef Clay, including his signature Croque Madame , Chicken & Sausage Casserole, Pearl Sugar Waffle and, of course, a classic French Fine Herb Omelet. Costs are a la carte.
In this week’s dining news round-up, a closing, chef’s dinners, and new openings. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…
Nine Dragons at Epcot‘s China Pavilion has a new prix fixe lunch menu in honor of the Year of the Monkey. The menu offers three courses for $17.98: Appetizer of spring rolls or pot stickers; a choice of three entrées – Happily Family (with sliced chicken breast, beef and shrimp stir fry), Moo Goo Gai Pan (with stir-fried chicken breast, mushrooms and snow peas), OR General Tso’s Chicken Buns Lunch Box (with three steamed buns and hot-and-sour soup); dessert is strawberry-red bean ice cream or ginger-caramel ice cream.
In this week’s dining news round-up, beer tappings, chef dinners, new openings, plus much more. Ready?
Orlando Brewing will tap the Mo’mo-Browne Ale on January 9. It is a big, hoppy brown crafted to as a tribute to local duo, Mo’mo-Browne. Mariah Lynn & Ben Browne discovered a mutual love for blues & beer after meeting at Orlando Brewing in 2012. The pair has been crafting music together since.
In this week’s dining news round-up, we bring some tasty news about free baklava from Taverna Opa Orlando, brewery openings, seasonal menu items, plus much more. Ready?
Taverna Opa Orlando at Pointe Orlando is celebrating National Baklava Day on November 17 with free baklava all day long. The phyllo dough and honey dessert, native to the Middle East and Greek islands, is made fresh daily at Taverna Opa using local and imported ingredients.
This weekend, Orlando Brewing will host their 9th Annual Oktoberfest party on September 19, and it will be quite the festival.
It kicks off with a ceremonial tapping of Orlando Brewing’s 2015 märzenbier at 1pm. The day will continue with German food, the party polka sounds of Dan Witucki & Mein Heimatland Musikaten, general revelry, and of course, beer.
In addition to great shopping, Artegon Marketplace also hosts different events throughout the month. This week I checked out their monthly event, The Art of Beer.
The event is held the second Tuesday of each month, from 5pm to 8pm, and features free samples of beer, along with free bites to enjoy with the beer.
Orlando Brewing is kicking off summer with the release of a new brew, and a huge water-infused solstice celebration.
It kicks off at 1pm with the tapping of Steamee Summer, a Florida Common brew. It’s brewed with a lager yeast and a warm fermenting temperature of 60 degrees. “Warmer fermenting temperature makes for an effervescent beer,” explains Brewmaster Graeme Lay. “It’ll have more fruitiness than you’ll find in a typical lager, without as dry of a finish.”
Here in Orlando, we take our craft beer seriously, and with good reason. We have a wealth of great places serving, and even brewing, their own incredible craft beer selections.
American Craft Beer Week is an annual event that celebrates the craft beers brewed in this country. This year’s event starts today, May 11, and runs through May 17.
So if you’re looking for a place to celebrate American Craft Beer Week 2015 in Orlando, here are some events you might want to check out:
Orlando Brewing will be celebrating its 9th anniversary of serving up organic brews on April 7, starting at 3pm.
They will be tapping 9 organic beers in honor of those 9 years, and those beers are: Coconut Hard Caliber Imperial Stout, Lemon Lavender Black Tea Blonde Ale, Orange Grapefruit Pale Ale, Tropical Miami Weiss with Strawberry Pear and Mango Tea, Blackwater with Mint, O-Town Brown with Dates, Red Riveter sans Lavender and Rose Hips, Bourbon Barrel Eminent Domain, and Bourbon Barrel Olde Pelican.
March is an event-filled month for Artegon Marketplace in Orlando. Enjoy craft beer, wine, food, and more throughout the month.
The shopping center is kicking off a new monthly event on Tuesday, March 10 called The Art of Beer. It will feature craft beer from Orlando Brewing, along with samples of the menu at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill. There will also be live entertainment. Best of all, it’s free while supplies last.
The Art of Beer runs from 5pm to 8pm. It will repeat on April 14.
Orlando’s Alyssa Harrison will hold the release party for her new EP “It’s Only Natural,” on Friday, January 30, at Orlando Brewing.
Harrison will be performing songs off the EP during the free show, and says about the songs, “My music is in no way conventional pop, the way you might think of Katy Perry or Taylor Swift. I write about very personal, intimate problems people often face within themselves.”
Opening for her will be Orlando ska band, The Luna Bellum. There will also be food trucks and drink specials throughout the night. Copies of the EP will be available for purchase.
Orlando Brewing is located at 1301 Atlantic Ave. For more information on Alyssa Harrison, visit facebook.com/AlyssaHarrisonMusic.
Starting Saturday, September 20, Orlando Brewing will commemorate over 200 years of German tradition by kicking off their 8th annual Oktoberfest celebration.
It all starts at 1pm with the tapping of their 2014 organic Oktoberfest bier. The celebration will continue with German food by Vital Flair Catering, a 3pm Cornhole tournament, traditional German music by Dan Witucki & Mein Heimatland Musikaten beginning at 4pm, and 17 taps of their ocal, organic beer.
Orlando Brewing will continue to celebrate Oktoberfest through October 13th with a series of events. In September they’ll hold a 2008 Anisocoria Barley Wine Tasting on Wednesday the 24th, a Liquid Education Beer School on Saturday the 27th (reserve your seat in advance), release their Rum barrel aged cask of the Senator Imperial Stout on Sunday the 28th and hold their monthly Beer:30 on Tuesday the 30th.
Orlando Brewing, Orlando’s only local organic brewery, will commemorate America’s diverse craft beer culture by raising a glass to American Craft Beer Week with events from May 12-18.
Monday, May 12, the week kicks off with the release of a lavender blonde ale. There will be craft beer trivia with happy hour pricing after the 6pm free tour.
Tuesday, May 13, the brewery will release a rose petal red for guests to try. They will also host a microbrew and cheese pairing with La Femme Du Fromage, starting at 7pm. Cost is $20.
Orlando Brewing keeps the festivities going on Wednesday, May 14, with Liquid Education, a beer school at 7pm. Cost is $15 and participants will gain knowledge while they taste, learning about ingredients, flavors, aromas, and the brewing process. They’ll also get a souvenir Orlando Brewing sample glass. They will also release a cask-conditioned Kolsch, aged with orange wood and dry hopped with Hallertauer hops, for everyone to enjoy.
Orlando Brewing will change their brewery into a “boo-ery” for their Halloween event on Saturday, October 26, 2013.
Their Monster Mash Brewery Bash starts at 5pm, and will feature live original music from Flows Like Wine, Marshawn Jackson, Northe and On Guard, a costume contest with prizes, free haunted house tours of the brewery…er…boo-ery… and a pumpkin baked goods contest.
They will also be serving their Grateful Pumpkin Ale, and everyone who comes in costume gets Hoppy Hour prices from 8pm to midnight.
The event is free to attend. Orlando Brewing is located at 1301 Atlanta Ave, and is the only USDA certified organic brewery south of Vermont and east of Colorado.
One of the biggest annual events in brewing worldwide is Oktoberfest, and this year, Orlando Brewing offers their 7th annual celebration of the event from September 21st through October 13th.
They’ll kick off Oktoberfest at 1pm on September 21, with a ceremonial tapping of Orlando Brewing’s 2013 organic Oktoberfest beer. The brew is an organic Reinheitsgebot beer brewed with deep-well, charcoal filtered hard water from the Floridan aquifer, lager yeast, organic Hallertau hops and organic two-row Munich, Carapils and Caramel malted barley.
‘Reinheitsgebot’ is a German Purity Law of 1516 which decrees beer must be made with only four ingredients: water, hops, yeast and malted barley — no additives and no adjuncts.
The celebration will continue all day with German food (starting 1:30pm, from C&S Brisket Bus), local vendors, a 3pm Cornhole tournament, traditional German music by Dan Witucki & Mein Heimatland Musikaten (4pm-9pm), and seventeen taps of beer brewed in the accordance with the Reinheitsgebot.