Scrumptious Southern Delights: @TheCOOP_WP Now Serving Breakfast!

Winter Park residents have yet another reason to rejoice. Chef John Rivers has added insanely delicious southern breakfast delights to his restaurant arsenal at his Southern Restaurant The Coop. Brought to you by the team behind 4 Rivers Smokehouse, The COOP is a Winter Park neighborhood restaurant celebrating the home-style fare of the South. Serving …

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Tribute to Charlie Trotter at @NormansNewWorld Benefiting the @TrotterProject

Spearheading the Trotter Project in Florida, NORMAN’s is hosting an elegant reception to honor the Late Chef Charlie Trotter on December 13th at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando. The evening will feature hors d’oeuvres presented by renowned local Chefs as well as culinary stations by Chef Norman and his team. Sommeliers will be pairing wine accordingly. Most …

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Orlando’s Culinary Artisans Pledge to Promote CFL’s Bounty of Field’s, Oceans, & Kitchens with #GoFla Manifesto! #sunshineplate

Imagine my sheer delight when I received an invitation to witness our local Chefs, Farmers, and Artisans as they publicly sign the Greater Orlando Food Leaders Alliance (goFLA) manifesto. Huge Shout to the illustrious Mr. Joseph Hayes (Food Writer, Playwright, Jazz advocate) for including me in this exclusive and unprecedented local food movement. Putting the …

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Lip-Smacking Barbeque: @American_Q Now Open in B Resort! #orlando

Disclaimer: Reading this article will induce Drooling!! Located in the B Resort, in the Walt Disney World® Resort, American Q is a Rodízio-style concept offering a modern take on classic barbeque. Helmed by Executive Chef Justin Leo, who has curated a unique menu that caters to the palates of barbecue enthusiasts, highlighting the flavor profiles …

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“Italy Uncorked” Wine Dinner by @MitchellsFM in Orlando! #wine

Mitchell’s Fish Market in Winter Park recently took their guests’ tastes buds on a journey through Italy, from the coastlines into the Tuscan hills, with its “Italy Uncorked” wine pairing dinner. A four-course dinner featuring delightful food and wine inspired by distinct Italian towns for $49.99 per person (plus sales tax and gratuity) – that’s …

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First Annual Florida Local Food Summit to be held at @EastEndMkt in October! #orlando

Florida Organic Growers, East End Market, Local Roots Distribution and Earth Learning have partnered to host the first annual Florida Local Food Summit slated for Friday, October 3rd and Saturday, October 4th at East End Market in Orlando. The summit will be an opportunity for our state’s farmers, foodpreneurs, consumers and policy makers to come …

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Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Celebrates American Cocktail with 5-Course “Hand-Crafted Cocktail” Dinner! #RCSHCocktailDinner

On August 21, Ruth’s Chris Steak House celebrated its New Orleans heritage and cocktail craftsmanship with a five-course “Hand-Crafted Cocktail” dinner at 99 participating restaurants nationwide. Lately I have been exclusively focused on wine and wine pairings. Food loves wine and vice versa.  That said, wine pairing dinners more often than not are served with …

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Old World Cuisine Meets New World Wine with Fiorenzo Steakhouse & @Merryvale at @HyattOrlando #wine

Each month, Fiorenzo Italian Steakhouse, located minutes away from Disney/Universal at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, (formerly The Peabody Orlando) hosts a wine-dinner with a four-course menu. Recently, I had the pleasure of experiencing Chef James Stafford exquisite culinary creations paired with Merryvale Vineyards. The first winery built in Napa Valley following the repeal of Prohibition, …

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