Books and Cooks event in Winter Park – plus Win 2 Tickets...

Books and Cooks event in Winter Park – plus Win 2 Tickets Giveaway!

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Books and Cooks
Thursday, March 6, 2014 – 6 – 9 p.m.

Don’t miss this wonderful authors’ panel and cookbook signing by some of Florida’s top culinary talent!

John Rivers, 4 Rivers Smokehouse and The COOP
Brandon McGlamery, Prato and Luma on Park
Hollis Wilder, three time winner of “Cupcake Wars” and owner of Sweet by Holly
Norman Van Aken, executive chef of Norman’s at the Ritz –Carlton Orlando
Richard Gonzmart, co-owner of The Columbia Restaurants

The event will be moderated by novelist Bob Morris of Story Farm.

When: Thursday, March 6, 6 to 9 p.m. at The Alfond Inn and the Winter Park Public Library
Where: Author Panel at The Alfond Inn, food trucks next door at the Winter Park Public Library


General admission tickets, which are $25 each, include:

Included With a General Admission Ticket
General admission to the author panel at The Alfond Inn
A signature bourbon cocktail (recipe served by John Rivers at the James Beard House in NYC) or a glass of Rioja wine
Gourmet snacks by Luma and Sweet by Holly
A food truck party next door at the Library

Purchase your tickets here: Books and Cooks for Winter Park Public Library


Enter by Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 2:00pm

Complete all 3 to enter!

1. Subscribe to the Tasty Chomps Weekly newsletter: e-newsletter! (Skip this step if you are already subscribed)

Answer in the comments below these questions:

2. If you could ask any of the panelists any question, what would you ask them and who would you ask it to?

3. What is your favorite book of all time?
The Winner will be chosen randomly from all qualifying entrants on Tuesday afternoon! Good luck!


  • Chfette

    2. Richard Gonzmart – where have the flamenco dancers gone?
    3. Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving

  • Daphne

    John Rivers – What is the secret for a perfect smoked meat.
    A Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    • Congrats Daphne!! you are the winner!!

      • Daphne

        Thank you so much, best anniversary present ever!

  • Mary Jasinski

    John Rivers – How did you come up with the concept of your next restaurant The Coop?
    Fav Book- The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

  • Hollis Wilder- How much advance time do you get to create your cupcake combination for Cupcake Wars.
    The One Thing-Gary Keller and Jay Papasan