Taste of Winter Park returns Wed April 16 2014

Taste of Winter Park returns Wed April 16 2014

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WINTER PARK’S ULTIMATE FOODIE FESTIVAL RETURNS APRIL 16

Winter Park, Fla. (April 3, 2014) – The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce’s annual showcase of local eateries has grown over the years as “the ultimate foodie festival.”

The 29th Annual Taste of Winter Park presented by CenturyLink is expected to live up to the moniker on Wednesday, April 15, 2014, at the Winter Park Farmers’ Market. More than 40 of the area’s top chefs, bakers, caterers and confectioners are expected to participate.

“Each year the Taste of Winter Park attracts residents and tourists alike to experience a unique pairing of fine food, drink and live music on a fun evening in downtown Winter Park,” said Patrick Chapin, President/CEO for the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce.

Guests’ palettes will be tempted by a variety of cuisines from steakhouse favorites to quality seafood and decadent desserts to a variety of wine, beer and coffee. In addition to the delicious dishes, guests will enjoy live entertainment by saxophonist Johnny Mag Sax.

The 29th Annual Taste of Winter Park will include samplings from John Rivers’ new concept, The COOP, as well as the opportunity to meet Food Network’s three-time Cupcake Wars champion, Hollis Wilder, from Sweet! by Holly.

Participants will compete for bragging rights in seven categories including best entrée, appetizer/side dish, beverage, dessert, healthy dish, Florida-inspired dish and booth display. An elite panel of judges will evaluate each entrant and award honors to the most deserving in each category. Judges include Mark Baratelli, publisher, TheDailyCity.com; Pam Brandon and Katie Farmand, editors, Edible Orlando; Josh Garrick, columnist, Winter Park/Maitland Observer; Anjali Fluker, senior staff writer, Orlando Business Journal; Ricky Ly, food blogger, Tasty Chomps; Heather McPherson, food editor and restaurant critic, Orlando Sentinel; and Scott Richardson, food writer, The Park Press.

The 29th Annual Taste of Winter Park will be held

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

at the Winter Park Farmers’ Market, 200 West New England Avenue, Winter Park, 32789.

Tickets are available for $40 in advance for Winter Park Chamber members, $45 for non-members and $45 for everyone at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce located at 151 West Lyman Avenue, by calling (407) 644-8281 or online at www.winterpark.org. Stay up-to-date with event details at www.facebook.com/tasteofwinterpark or @WinterParkTaste on Twitter.

Taste of Winter Park

Enjoy unlimited food and beverage samples from the following participants:

ABC Fine Wine & Spirits
Bagel King
Bailey’s Coffee Service, Inc.
Barefoot Wines
Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen
Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine
Bungalow 23
Carmel Café and Wine Bar
Cocina 214
Costco Wholesale
Crispers
Fiddler’s Green Irish Pub
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Florida Distributing Company
Hamilton’s Kitchen
Italio
Javatino
Jeremiah’s Italian Ice
John and Shirley’s Catering
Kilwins Chocolates and Ice Cream
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Marlow’s Tavern
Mellow Mushroom
Miller’s Ale House – Orlando
Mitchell’s Fish Market Winter Park
Orchid Thai Cuisine
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
Park Plaza Gardens
Peterbrooke Chocolatier
Shula’s Steak House
Smart Coffee HD
Sonny’s BBQ
Sprinkles Custom Cakes
Sweet by Holly
The Bistro on Park Avenue
The Coop
The Meat House
The Wine Barn
Tibby’s New Orleans Kitchen
Tijuana Flats Burrito Co.
Tolla’s
Wayne Densch
Whole Foods Market
Winter Park Chocolate

Raffle Tickets
Enter the Taste of Winter Park raffle for your chance to win great prizes!

Prizes include:
An Ancient Olive and Spice & Tea Exchange gourmet basket ($300 value) featuring a variety of spices, salts, olive oils, balsamic vinegars, olives, pasta and locally produced favorites from Fat Cat Gourmet, Sunchowder’s Emporia and Jane’s Short & Sweet.
One of two Dine Around Winter Park packages featuring gift certificates to restaurants featured at the Taste of Winter Park.
Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10 and will be available online in advance with purchase of a Taste of Winter Park ticket and at the event. Need not be present to win.

Tickets
$40 – Winter Park Chamber of Commerce members (in advance)
$45 – Non-members
$45 – Everyone at the door
$350 – Ten tickets

Tickets can be ordered via PayPal using the Click Here to Register button, at the Winter Park Welcome Center or download a ticket order form here.

Tickets ordered in advance will be available at Will Call beginning at 5 p.m. on April 16.

Tickets are all-inclusive and cannot be returned, refunded or exchanged. Event held rain or shine. Must be 21 and up to attend.

For additional information on this event, contact Ashley Ringler at aringler@winterpark.org or 407-644-8281.

Taste of Winter Park Recipe Contest
Love cooking with local produce? Enter to win the Taste of Winter Park Recipe Contest. Edible Orlando has teamed up with Whole Foods Market Winter Park to showcase fresh, local produce. To enter, email your original recipe for a veggie side, starter or salad featuring Florida-grown produce toinfo@edibleorlando.com with the subject line “Recipe Contest” by Friday, April 4.

Edible Orlando’s editors will choose their fave and Whole Foods Market will share samples of the winning recipe at Taste of Winter Park. The winning recipe and author’s byline will be featured in the Summer Issue ofEdible Orlando (out June 1).

In addition to bragging rights, the winner will receive:

Two tickets to Taste of Winter Park
$100 gift certificate to Whole Foods Market
No purchase necessary to enter. Please include your name and phone number with entry. Limit one entry per email address. No photos, please.

The Taste of Winter Park is made possible by our presenting sponsor CenturyLink, and support from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Central Florida Lifestyle, C&S Press, Edible Orlando, Ferrell Wealth Management/ Ferrell & Kelly CPA’s, Florida’s Finest Linen Service, Full Sail University, Hunter Vision, Massey Communications, Orlando Family Magazine, Sysco Central Florida, The Park Press, UCF Athletics, WFTV Channel 9, Whole Foods Market, Winter Park Magazine, Winter Park/Maitland Observer, WMMO 98.9 FM, WUCF 88.9 FM and Yelp.

The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce represents more than 800 businesses, community organizations and individuals in an effort to develop, promote and sustain a vital, thriving business climate throughout the community and to initiate, support and enhance the civic, educational and economic well-being of the area. For more information visit www.winterpark.org.

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