Rotary Club’s Taste of College Park 2014 – Photos

Rotary Club’s Taste of College Park 2014 – Photos

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Every spring Rotary Club of College Park hosts the Taste of College Park Food & Wine Festival at the Historic Dubsdread on the outside patios and inside ballroom.

The Taste of College Park combines food, wine, live music, silent & live auctions for an extraordinary evening in College Park. Nearly a dozen local restaurants and distributors provide the food and wine; local retailers supply items for the silent and live auction. College Park businesses and Rotary Club members sell nearly 500 tickets.

The Taste of College Park Food & Wine Festival is the Rotary Club of College Park’s premier fundraising event and one of the largest events in the College Park Community. In previous years, the club raised more than $30,000 for local charities including Ronald McDonald House of Orlando, the Christian Service Center for Central Florida, Princeton Elementary, Lake Silver Elementary, and scholarships & awards for College Park students.

Food and drink vendors included:

The Hammered Lamb
Citrus Restaurant
Dubsdread
The Hangar
Restaurant K
Orlando Brewing
Cavanaugh’s Wine
Tijuana Flats
Downtown Credo
Publix
Infusion Tea
Bite Bistro & Wine Bar
Yum Yum Cupcakes
Cookie Cousins
Chocolate Provocateur
The Soda Fountain
Cecil’s BBQ
The Meat House
Green Coat Catering

This year I was asked to be a judge for the event by our friends at the Rotary Club and Bungalower.com, along with judges from the Orlando Weekly and TheOrlandoan.com

Best Tasting Station went to Citrus Restaurant

Best Dessert went to Yum Yum Cupcake

Best Presentation went to The Hangar

Guitarist at Taste of College Park
Guitarist at Taste of College Park
College Park's Soda Fountain shop
College Park’s Soda Fountain shop
Soda Fountain's Ice cream float
Soda Fountain’s Ice cream float
Tijuana Flats
Tijuana Flats
Tijuana Flats' Chicken Norita bowls
Tijuana Flats’ Chicken Norita bowls
Citrus of Orlando located on N. Orange Ave.
Citrus of Orlando located on N. Orange Ave.
Citrus' Duck Meatballs - one of my favorites of the evening
Citrus’ Duck Meatballs – one of my favorites of the evening
Salmon nacho from Citrus
Salmon nacho from Citrus
The Hangar
The Hangar
The Hangar strawberry salad
The Hangar strawberry salad

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Chef Kevin Fonzo of K
Chef Kevin Fonzo of K
Chef Kevin Fonzo and Pastry Chef Michelle Hubert of K Restaurant
Chef Kevin Fonzo and Pastry Chef Michelle Hubert of K Restaurant
General Tso's Sweetbreads from K Restaurant - very satisfying and delicious take on the American Chinese favorite
General Tso’s Sweetbreads from K Restaurant – very satisfying and delicious take on the American Chinese favorite
Lobster rolls from K Restaurant
Lobster rolls from K Restaurant
Dessert donut pastries from K
Dessert donut pastries from K
Publix of College Park
Publix of College Park
Credo Coffee
Credo Coffee
The Hammered Lamb
The Hammered Lamb
Cheesy grits with bacon from The Hammered Lamb
Cheesy grits with bacon from The Hammered Lamb
Green Coat Catering
Green Coat Catering
Green Coat Catering
Green Coat Catering
Pork egg roll pastry from Green Coat Catering
Pork egg roll pastry from Green Coat Catering
Bite at Crowne Plaza downtown
Bite at Crowne Plaza downtown
Bite at the Crowne Plaza Downtown
Bite at the Crowne Plaza Downtown
Five spice ahi tuna cocktail with pickled radishes from Bite at Crowne Plaza
Five spice ahi tuna cocktail with pickled radishes from Bite at Crowne Plaza
Cecil's BBQ
Cecil’s BBQ
BBQ from Cecil's BBQ
BBQ from Cecil’s BBQ
Silent Auction items
Silent Auction items

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Cupcakes from Yum Yum
Cupcakes from Yum Yum
Assorted Cupcakes from Yum Yum
Assorted Cupcakes from Yum Yum
Cupcakes from Yum Yum
Cupcakes from Yum Yum
Chocolate Provocateur located inside Infusion Tea
Chocolate Provocateur located inside Infusion Tea
Chocolate truffles from Chocolate Provocateur located inside Infusion Tea
Chocolate truffles from Chocolate Provocateur located inside Infusion Tea
Chocolate Provocateur located inside Infusion Tea
Chocolate Provocateur located inside Infusion Tea
Chocolate Provocateur located inside Infusion Tea
Chocolate Provocateur located inside Infusion Tea
The Meat House Chef and staff
The Meat House Chef and staff
Mac and Cheese from the Meat House
Mac and Cheese from the Meat House
Shrimp sushi from The Meat House
Shrimp sushi from The Meat House
The Meat House
The Meat House
The Meat House
The Meat House
Rotary Club volunteers
Rotary Club volunteers
Cavanaugh’s Wine
Cavanaugh’s Wine
Orlando Brewing
Orlando Brewing

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The Shelter Box, one of the charities of Rotary Club at College Park, providing shelters for refugees around the world
The Shelter Box, one of the charities of Rotary Club at College Park, providing shelters for refugees around the world
Inside the Shelter Box
Inside the Shelter Box

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Sugar cookies from Cookie Cousins
Sugar cookies from Cookie Cousins
Crab Dip from Dubsdread
Crab Dip from Dubsdread

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Crabcakes from Dubsdread Golf Course
Crabcakes from Dubsdread Golf Course
Flatbreads from Dubsdread
Flatbreads from Dubsdread
Infusion Tea's vegetarian dishes
Infusion Tea’s vegetarian dishes
Infusion Tea's vegetarian dishes
Infusion Tea’s vegetarian dishes
Loved these brie and raspberry pastries from Infusion Tea
Loved these brie and raspberry pastries from Infusion Tea
Historic Dubsdread Golf Course
Historic Dubsdread Golf Course

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Orlando City Commissioner Robert Stuart of District 3 awarding Citrus Restaurant for Best Tasting Station
Orlando City Commissioner Robert Stuart of District 3 awarding Citrus Restaurant for Best Tasting Station
Orlando City Commissioner Robert Stuart of District 3 awarding Yum Yum Cupcake Truck for Best Dessert
Orlando City Commissioner Robert Stuart of District 3 awarding Yum Yum Cupcake Truck for Best Dessert

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