Help a Sick Child: Join Appetite for the Arches, a Food Inspired Gala by @RMHCCF #AppetiteOrlando

On Saturday, March 7, the Orlando World Center Marriott, once again will host top local chefs from acclaimed restaurants and resorts to showcase their creativity to help raise funds at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida’s Appetite for the Arches benefit. A culinary event with a twist — Chefs will use fresh McDonald’s ingredients …

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The Trotter Project Fundraiser: Evening of Awe-Inspiring Camaraderie & Food at @NormansNewWorld

Despite my gourmand experiences with varied cuisines and endless travels, it’s a rare occasion, when the entire evening – each bite, every sip, is impeccably flawless, that even I am rendered speechless. THE highlight of 2014 incontestably for me was the elegant reception Chef Norman hosted in honor of his dear friend and brother, the …

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Tasting the “Grand Cru of the Midi” with Owner/Winemaker @DaumasGassac #wine

Recently I had the immense pleasure of tasting the exciting wines of Mas de Daumas Gassac with Mr. Samuel Guibert, Owner/Winemaker of the winery located in Languedoc, France. Mille grazie (thousand thanks) to Mr. Rob Chase, Portfolio Specialist at Augustan Wine Imports for introducing me to Mas de Daumas Gassac’s distinguished wines. In case you aren’t …

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Experience 2012 Vintage with Women Winemakers of Napa & @terlatomedia on @PBS #wine

Recently at a Winemaker Symposium hosted by Terlato Wines, I had the immense pleasure of tasting some delicious juice with the delightful Women Wine Makers of Chimney Rock, Markham Vineyards, and Rutherford Hill Winery at the Epicurean Hotel, Tampa . Quoting Ms. Karen MacNeil from her comprehensive wine book The Wine Bible: California is a wine’s …

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Celebrate National Meat Month with Orlando’s Local Dining Spots! #Meat

The new year is here and giving us one more reason to celebrate.  For foodies, it’s prime time to celebrate National Meat Month. For this month’s “Ways to Dish”, here’s a roundup of local restaurants offering different ways to celebrate with seasoning – it’s the Meat Month take five (plus a bonus 6th!). Here’s the …

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@AmerGymkhanaOrl : Sets New Bar for Innovative Indian Cuisine! #orlando

Aspiring to have a clear and refreshed understanding of food trends and cuisine in India vs. US restaurants; I purposely postponed my dining experience write-up at American Gymkhana till after my travels to India over Christmas holidays. And I for one couldn’t be more pleased with that decision. American Gymkhana not only compares head on with …

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Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies – The One & Only Recipe You Will Want!

With the name “ultimate” how could one resist? I am an ardent admirer of David Leite’s culinary collection of recipes at Leite’s Culinaria not only for his fool proof delicious recipes, also for his literally skills. This Chocolate Chip Recipe lives up to it’s namesake. Decadent, Gooey, Buttery, Crispy, loaded with Chocolate goodness – it …

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A Celebration of Food, Wine, and Charity with Central Florida’s Culinary Talents at @CowsnCabs

One food and wine event I eagerly look forward to all year is Cows n Cabs – A food and wine celebration with One hundred percent of ticket sale proceeds and auction items donated back to the community – Community Food and Outreach Center and Elevate Orlando, which assists with fighting hunger and mentoring youth, …

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