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National Mezcal Day Dinner
Sunday, October 21 – 6pm

Join Reyes Mezcaleria for a 5-course mezcal pairing dinner
featuring Del Maguey. Along with dinner, guests will enjoy insights on the history of Oaxaca, Mexico and the distinguished process of Mezcal distillation and production.
Presented by Del Maguey, Bartist Orlando and Reyes Mezcaleria.

ticket info
https://reyesmezcaldinner.bpt.me

National Mezcal Day Dinner
Sunday, October 21 – 6pm

Join Reyes Mezcaleria for a 5-course mezcal pairing dinner
featuring Del Maguey. Along with dinner, guests will enjoy insights on the history of Oaxaca, Mexico and the distinguished process of Mezcal distillation and production.
Presented by Del Maguey, Bartist Orlando and Reyes Mezcaleria.

– NATIONAL MEZCAL DAY DINNER MENU –

—First Course
chicharrón Preparado
cabbage, avocado, tomato, red onion, purple potatoes,
salsa fresca

-Otoño Loco
Del Maguey Vida, cactus pear, lime, agave, bubbles

—Second Course
Oyster Duo
grilled oyster topped with adobo butter, with sun dried tomato and cotija croquet / cold smoked oyster with jicama and lime aquafaba

-Taza de Dios
Del Maguey Chichicapa, acorn squash, avocado pit orgeat, lime

—Third Course
Jícama Taquito
shrimp ceviche, cilantro, tomato water, red onion

—Fourth Course
Cochinita Pibil
traditional slow roasted pork cooked in banana leaf parcels served with pickled red onion, tostada and black beans

Grilled Calabaza
pumpkin seeds, queso fresco

Fresh Corn Purée
charred poblano, tomatillo salsa

-Del Maguey Iberico Tasting

—Dessert
Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches
horchata ice cream

– Dulce Vida –
Del Maguey Crema, cocoa, cinnamon, chile, Genepy infused whipped cream, vanilla bean

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Homestead Harvest at Whisper Creek Farm
Friday, October 26, 2018, 7pm-10pm (Registration opens at 6:30pm)
PLEASE PARK AT THE RITZ-CARLTON GOLF CLUB TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT.

Please join us for the Second Annual Homestead Harvest hosted at Whisper Creek Farm at Grande Lakes Orlando.

With a mission to foster a movement to encourage more sustainable farming and food production systems in the region, Homestead Harvest is a one-night-only exclusive food and beverage event with proceeds jointly benefitting Fleet Farming and Frog Song Organics.

This is an exciting evening for a wonderful cause enabling guests to wander through Whisper Creek Farm as they sample amazing culinary creations at reception-style food stations, beverage pairings including beer, cocktails, and wine by Tito’s Vodka, Breakthru Beverage, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and Icelandic Glacial, as well as live music.

Purchase Tickets here: https://events.handbid.com/auctions/homestead-harvest-at-whisper-creek-farm-2018/tickets

The resort’s own Highball & Harvest culinary team will be joined by:
Todd Richards, Iron Chef participant, Author of SOUL, Culinary Director of One Flew South and Chicken + Bar
Scott Pizzo, Highball & Harvest
Elek Kovacs, The Osprey Tavern
James Petrakis, The Ravenous Pig
Andrew Yeo, The Miami Beach EDITION
Jeffrey Scott, The Miami Beach EDITION
Norman Van Aken, Norman’s and 1921 by Norman Van Aken
Andres Mendoza, Norman’s
Camilo Velasco, 1921 by Norman Van Aken
Brandon McGlammery, Luke’s Kitchen & Bar
Kevin Fonzo, The Kevin Fonzo Foundation
Paula DaSilva, Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits at The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale
Alexander Isidron , The Grill at The Ritz-Carlton Naples
Juan Pablo de la Sota Riva, The Grill at The Ritz-Carlton Naples
Sheldon Millett, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
John Janucik, JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
Stephane Cheramy, The Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

 

Norman van Aken
Chef/Owner
Norman’s

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Andres Mendoza
Executive Chef
Norman’s

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Scott Pizzo
Chef
Highball & Harvest

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Stephane Cheramy
Executive Pastry Chef
The Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

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Paula DaSilva
Chef de Cuisine
The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale

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Brandon McGlamery
Chef & Partner
Luma on Park
Prato
Lukes

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John Janucik
Executive Chef
JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes

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James Petrakis
Chef/Owner
The Ravenous Pig

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Camilo Velasco
Chef/Owner
Chef de Cuisine – 1921 by Norman VanAke

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Elek Kovacs
Chef de Cuisine
The Osprey Tavern

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Andrew Yeo
Executive Chef – Edition

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Sheldon Millett
Executive Pastry Chef

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Fleet Farming:
Fleet Farming is a non-profit urban agriculture program whose mission is to empower all generations to grow food to increase local food accessibility. Fleet Farming has a vision to create localized food systems, which bring communities together for a healthier, more connected world. Fleet Farming accomplishes this by converting underutilized lawn space into productive localized edible gardens or micro farms, ultimately changing the cycle of food.


Frog Song Organics:
Free Mulch Incorporated is the For Purpose organization housed within the Frog Song Organics Farm. Its mission is to grow farmers by creating a farm incubator model which provides a structured path for aspiring and beginning farmers to learn hands-on production skills and business skills to enable them to create viable business plans and thereby launch their own farm businesses.

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Romano’s Macaroni Grill will thank all first responders during National Pasta Month as part of its second annual #MacGrillGratitude program that recognizes their tireless efforts in aiding communities nationwide. It’s also a great time to thank our first responders as Hurricane Michael recently passed through Florida, leaving much destruction in its wake.

From today until Wednesday, October 31, any first responder can receive one complimentary Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs + Spaghetti entrée at any Macaroni Grill location nationwide.

Police officers, firefighters, EMTs, emergency service personnel, paramedics and all hospital medical staff members can receive one Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs + Spaghetti entrée per person for lunch or dinner when they show their credentials when dining-in at any Macaroni Grill location during regular hours of operation.

Macaroni Grill locations nationwide.

Fall Menu

Romano’s Macaroni Grill also unveiled eight fall-inspired favorites that have been added to the menu for a limited time. Fall classics from Osso Bucco to Braised Lamb Shank and Pumpkin Cheesecake take center stage on the seasonal menu and are now available at participating locations nationwide. The brand has also broadened its everyday happy hour menu to include a variety of craveable food and beverage offerings at $4, $6 and $8 price points which will be offered seven days a week from 3:00 p.m. to close*.

The Macaroni Grill fall favorites menu is available through the holidays and is sure to provide a savory and sweet twist to any autumn evening.

Items include:

  • Prosciutto + Cheese Board: Imported prosciutto, sun-dried tomato herbed goat cheese and grana padano cheese are paired with rosemary crackers and fig jam.
  • Mediterranean Hummus: House-made hummus is topped with toasted pine nuts, olive oil and is served with rosemary crackers.
  • Osso Bucco: Tender braised beef is served with Italian brown onion gravy, roasted butternut squash mashed potatoes and is finished with crispy sage.
  • Grilled Mahi-Mahi: Grilled Mahi-Mahi filet is paired with bruschetta tomatoes, pesto gnocchi and topped with fresh basil.
  • Braised Lamb Shank: Tender braised lamb shank is served with a marsala demi-glace, butternut squash mashed potatoes and is finished with crispy sage.
  • Porterhouse Steak: This Porterhouse steak features rosemary lemon butter and crispy brussels sprout halves with a balsamic glaze.
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake: Creamy pumpkin cheesecake is topped with caramel sauce, fresh whipped cream and house-made caramel croccante pieces.
  • Sea Salt Caramel Gelato: A house-made caramel croccante cup features sea salt caramel gelato, chocolate ganache and toffee crumbles.

The new everyday happy hour menu promises guests a unique bar experience at prices that everyone can appreciate. An assortment of 10 appetizers and a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages were created to suit any taste.

Signature Mac + Cheese Bites
Signature Mac + Cheese Bites

From flavorsome bites such as Toasted Cheese Ravioli and Signature Mac + Cheese Bites for just $4 each, to flatbreads and Crispy Artichokes for $6 each and Mediterranean Hummus and Spinach + Artichoke Dip for $8 each, there’s no shortage of options from which to choose. Delectable beverages including draft beers, sparkling water Frizzantes, premium and signature cocktails offer endless opportunities for guests to unwind as well. Macaroni Grill’s full happy hour menu can be found at www.macaronigrill.com.

 

For more information on Romano’s Macaroni Grill, fall favorites available for a limited time or new everyday happy hour menu, please visit www.macaronigrill.com or check us out on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

We were invited to a media event at SUSURU, a retro Japanese izakya (gastropub) located in Lake Buena Vista near Disney Springs to preview the new space and unique food & drink menu.  We were very impressed with our visit.

SUSURU will feature a yakitori grill that will cook meat over a Bincho-tan charcoal.  The restaurant will also feature a sake bar with Japanese unique craft cocktails created by Nadine Rodriguez, also known as “Typsy Gypsy”, a very talented and worldly mixologist in Orlando.  Guests will be able to experience a Japanese gastropub, something Orlando has not experienced before.  The goal of SUSURU is to recreate the “fun, friendly atmosphere with communal eating” that the owner experienced while living and traveling in Japan.

SUSURU is the sister concept of College Park’s Jade Sushi & New Asian owned by Lewis Lin and managing partner Kenny Ly.  They are anticipated to be open in early October 2018 at 8548 Palm Parkway, Orlando, FL, with dinner only service to start.

(Source credit: SUSURU)

Astro boy mule

My Kewpie boba tea – garnished with Kewpie baby, cotton candy, pocky stick

Tamagoyaki (Japanese rolled omelette)

Yakitori (chicken)

Radish salad

Tomatoes

Grilled mushrooms

Yakitori (chicken)

Grilled brussels sprouts

Tori paitan ramen – chicken chashu, creamy double chicken broth, fried burdock root, shoyu soft egg, scallions

Tsukune – Japanese chicken meatball, yakitori tare. sauce: orange, miso, wasabi, spicy mentaiko, cheese

Matcha tiramisu

Thank you SUSURU for the gifts!  You must check out SUSURU for a one-of-a-kind experience when they open in late October!

SUSURU
8548 Palm Parkway, Orlando, FL
Instagram & Facebook: @susuruorl

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Liam Fitzpatrick’s Restaurant and Irish Pub joins together with Colonial Town Park plaza neighbors Graffiti Junction, Dexter’s of Lake Mary, Duffy’s Sports Grill, F&D Cantina and Corona Cigar Company to welcome the 10th anniversary “Halloween Block Party” on Saturday, October 27, 2018 starting at 8pm.

The eek-citing event is free and open to the public, and all guests (21 & up) are invited to drink, dance and dress in their Halloween best outside Liam Fitzpatrick’s and around the festive plaza, while enjoying two live DJ’s spinning throughout the night, tasty brews and bites and the area’s biggest costume contest awarding $1000 in cash prizes for the winners.

For the 10th anniversary, Liam’s Halloween Block Party will support Orlando City Youth Soccer, who will be on site collecting donations and receiving 100% of proceeds from a specialty Halloween shot all night.  Orlando City Youth Soccer is the preeminent youth club in Central Florida, whose core values are player development, parental guidance, coaches education and community outreach.

If you prefer to sit down and have a more relaxing meal, check out some new drinks and bites on the menu at Liam Fitzpatrick’s. Galway Martini, Killarney Special Martini and the Dublin City Cosmo are some of the delicious cocktails available at Liam Fitzpatrick’s. Liam Fitzpatrick’s is mainly known for their Irish dishes, but what you should know is how there are tasteful cocktails there as well.

If you’re more of a fan of tequila and margaritas, try the Irish Margarita, which consists of Jose Cuervo Gold tequila, orange liqueur and cider. Have a salt rim or any other type of rim you’d like. So many at Liam Fitzpatrick’s Restaurant and Irish Pub would recommend this drink. For someone who is not fond of tequila, I dig it!

Some dishes are similar to the ones before, except Chef added twists to the recipes to bring a little spice to the table. For instance, the Scotch Eggs. Before, the Scotch Eggs consisted of hard boiled eggs; however, it now is made with a soft boiled egg where the gooey yolk provides moisture for the tender sausage meat.

The Roasted Black Skillet Mussels are tender, juicy and fresh 1 lb. P.E.I. mussels made with extra-virgin olive oil, lemon, sea salt, drawn butter,  and ciabatta. It is like a taste of the ocean in every bite as if I was on the coast having mussels fresh from the ocean itself.

The Beef Carpaccio is made with USDA Prime Beef, fried capers, pickled shallots, and horsey sauce with a side of arugula, tomato, lemon & Parmesan salad, fried egg, and grilled ciabatta. Having a slice of the beef with the ciabatta makes the crispy ciabatta have a nice and creamy texture.

Did you know that Liam Fitzpatrick’s Restaurant and Irish Pub had burgers? Have a bite of the Greasy Spoon Burger. The patties are tender and moist with lots of flavors from sweet to sour from the sauces and ingredients added to the burger.

Porter’s Famous Fish & Chips is originally made with Beer-battered cod at Liam Fitzpatrick’s, but they switched it up with Haddock. Cod tends to be softer as haddock is drier and flakier but sweeter in taste.

The Skillet Cookie is a giant chocolate chip cookie with vanilla ice cream topped by chocolate sauce. This is one of the most delicious desserts I have tried in Central Florida. The cookie itself is made with semi sweet chocolate chips so it’s not too sweet. The ice cream adds a nice coolness to the warm cookie.

Visit Liam Fitzpatrick’s for more information about the Halloween Block Party, Orlando City Youth Soccer and the menu itself.

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The Polite Pig recently released private barrels of Elijah Craig Small Batch Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey and Whistle Pig 10 Year Straight Rye Whiskey, along with their latest Cask and Larder brews. We stopped in for a taste of some drinks as well as tasty bites off the menu.

The first words to slip out of your lips when you make your order, besides asking how the staff is doing, is for an Apple Cider Whiskey Sour for only $11 and only here during the Fall Season that many seem to celebrate outside of Florida. It consists of rye whiskey, apple cider, lemon, brown sugar, and cinnamon. I’m more of a gin type of girl, but I could get used to this all year round.

While waiting for our main course that’ll make your jaw drop, we tried the Fall Harvest Pork Belly Taco. Crispy smoked pork belly, squash and cabbage slaw, cranberry gastrique, seasoned pumpkin seeds, and pickled onions. The flavors are subtle, but sweet to the tastebuds.

Not sure what to order? Try the Butcher Board (for 2), which includes pork shoulder, smoked chicken, brisket & bbq cheddar sausage with slaw, house pickles, 2 cornbreads and a choice of 2 market sides. The bbq cheddar sausage is slightly salty from the cheddar, but still tasty. The pork shoulder is moist and the brisket is tender. The smoked chicken is flavorful and moist without being overcooked. Each taste delicious with the sauces The Polite Pig sauce bar offers. My favorite is the peppery sauce.

Add some ribs for $6 to your board. The ribs are fall-off-the-bone and seasoned with a rub created by the chefs of The Polite Pig.

The sides include BBQ Cauliflower. No one is ever interested in cauliflower, not even the name, but these aren’t bad thanks to all the flavors added to make it less like a vegetable.

One of my favorite sides at The Polite Pig are Sweet Potato Tots topped with parmesan cheese.

Want something more creamy than the tots? Try the Mac and Cheese made with aged cheddar and topped with breadcrumbs. It tastes even better as a leftover.

To top off all the dishes, we tried the Buttermilk Cheese Pie. It is thick and sweet. Not my cup of tea, but it’s possibly yours. Give it a go and let me know what you think!

Stop in at The Polite Pig and see what they offer yourself. For more information, visit their website.

Loaded Pulled Pork Tots | $7.99: Crispy tater tots seasoned with their Signature Pork rub, loaded with Pulled Pork, queso, onion straws, and Sonny’s Sweet Sauce.

Did you know? Sonny’s BBQ created #nationalpulledporkday back in 2016 when they prepared a 2,012 lb pulled pork sandwich and it broke the Guinness World Record title of the “largest serving of pulled pork”.  After the record-breaking event was over, all of the food was donated to Second Harvest Food Bank.

To celebrate #nationalpulledporkday this year, Sonny’s BBQ is bringing all-new flavors and combinations to the table.  Can you say donuts and tots?  Sonny’s Head Pitmaster Bryan Mroczka crafted three limited-time menu items, and from October 12 to November 4, guests can enjoy the loaded pulled pork tots pictured above as well as:

Sweeter Carolina | $8.99: The Sweet Carolina you know and love piled high on a Signature Sweet Tea- glazed donut.

Pork ‘N Donut | $7.99: The Original slow-smoked Pulled Pork stacked high on a Signature Sweet Tea- glazed donut drizzled with Sonny’s Sweet Sauce.

Sonny’s BBQ is also givin’ away FREE pulled pork for a whole year so text “pork” to 73165 to enter!

 

 

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All month long in Oct, Ivanhoe Park Brewery are selling pink beer to raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society and the upcoming Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Oct 27 at Lake Eola. 50% of the sales go to ACS (100% of the sales on Oct 27 (event day)).

They are asking everyone who’s interested in walking at our upcoming event to register online at orlandostrides.com.

We were invited to check out the new Lucky’s Market in Winter Park yesterday for their Friends & Family Night before their grand opening tomorrow, Oct. 10.  The store will be kicking off with a Bacon Cutting Ceremony at 8:30am with samples of their smoked-in-house bacon and a check presentation to some of their amazing nonprofit partners.  The address of the Winter Park store is 7580 University Blvd. Winter Park, Florida 32792.

Lucky’s Market – Winter Park has a lot to offer at very affordable prices.  Pineapples can be found right now for only .77 cents each and Lucky’s Market coconut water is only 4/$5.  What a steal!  Also, 10% of profits from all Lucky’s brand products are reinvested into the community.  I’m beyond excited to become a regular at this new grocery store just two minutes away from my house.

Pro-tip: Lucky’s Rewards app is a handy tool to download before you shop.  It will give you a $5 off $25 coupon for downloading it, plus it gives you a $5 coupon for every $100 you spend!

Lucky’s Market – Winter Park
7580 University Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792
(407) 681-6618
luckysmarket.com/winter-park-florida/

We were invited to check out the new Saltgrass Steak House in Lake Buena Vista (near the Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets) and we were very impressed with this Texas-based chain restaurant owned by Landry’s Inc.  We had a flawless steak dining experience and the service was second to none.  Our server was very friendly and down to earth, he actually started at the Saltgrass Steak House in Texas so he was very knowledgeable and his recommendations were spot on.  While I was ordering my Silverstar Porterhouse Steak I was about to upgrade it with sautéed mushrooms/onions toppings but our wonderful server stopped me in my tracks and suggested that I get an off the menu topping of crab meat/pepper flakes/scallions/lemon butter and I’m so glad he did because it really took my steak to the next level.

Fun fact: the owner of Landry’s Inc. also owns the Houston Rockets professional basketball team, a team that a few of my friends have played on, so it really doesn’t get any better than that!

Complimentary house bread

The “Range Rattlers” are sooo good and spicy!  I highly recommend these as your appetizers.  Shrimp, jack cheese and cilantro, wrapped in a jumbo jalapeño, then battered and fried and served with a side of ranch dressing.

The Wedge Salad was very satisfying.  The dressing was sweet and the lettuce was deliciously crisp.

My friend ordered the New York Strip with Creamy Peppercorn Sauce (our server’s #1 steak recommendation) with sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, herb butter with a side of herb rice.  He enjoyed his meal.

Sweet Potato Fries

Be sure to check out Saltgrass Steak House next time you are in the Lake Buena Vista area!

Saltgrass Steak House
8850 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 32821
(407) 560-0440
saltgrass.com

We were recently hosted by Yard House for an exclusive tasting of their celebration of Oktoberfest now until Oct 28, 2018. This Oktoberfest, they’re serving a New American twist on some German favorites.

The Jumbo Bavarian Pretzel is a Traditional Bavarian pretzel paired with horseradish mustard and beer cheese sauce. Even the smallest section of the pretzel would make you believe it isn’t soft and chewy; however, you’d be mistaken because each bite of the entire pretzel is soft, chewy and delicious. If I could, I’d eat 10 pretzels a night.

I have found Heaven on Earth and it is disguised as a Double Pork Burger: served with white cheddar, arugula, red onion, tomato, bacon tomato jam, Dijon mustard on a pretzel bun. The pork is juicy, tender and full of flavors.

Another delicious dishes is the Chicken Schnitzel, which is a traditional schnitzel chicken served with a side of ripped potatoes and Brussels sprouts topped with malt vinegar aioli. The chicken is nice and crispy, while the vegetables are seasoned to perfection. They must have heard I love Brussels sprouts because they brought out plenty for me to enjoy. Good news for me is how these Brussels sprouts can be enjoyed year round at Yard House.

Not only the Brussels sprouts are enjoyed year round, but so is the Poke Nachos full of flavor and fresh ingredients on house-made wonton chips.

To finish off, we tasted 3 different desserts in a mini trio sampler. Although they were associated with words like “mini” and “sampler,” there’s nothing small about the portions provided.

The Chocolate Soufflé Cake is like a lava cake that is rich in dark chocolate and topped with vanilla ice cream.

Cheesecake Brûlée comes out looking like flan, but tastes like a delightful cheesecake with crisp sugar like a creme brûlée.

Last, but not least is the Peach Apple Cobbler that was my favorite out of the three desserts we tried. It may be the Southern girl in me, but I can never deny a warm cobbler served with ice cream!

Yard House boasts the world’s largest selection of draft beer, and this Oktoberfest, the restaurant is pouring a number of extra beers.

  • Sam Adams Octoberfest: A blend of rich malts for a hearty, smooth flavor with notes of caramel creating a brew that’s perfect for the season
  • Weihenstephan Festbier: This Festbier produced by the world’s oldest continuously operating brewery has a rich body with a balanced finish and represents the Bavarian way of celebrating
  • Ayinger Oktoberfest: A beer with a deep golden color tinted with amber, lightly sweet with a malty nose balanced with floral hops
  • Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn: This German beer has a deep golden color and is full-bodied from Munich and Pilsner malts with a balanced fragrance of hops
  • Goose Island Oktoberfest: A bold American take on the German style, this beer provides a dry, malty body with notes of toffee and burnt sugar

After our tasting, we were able to go upstairs and check out the amazing keg room that overlooks the dining area. How does this look? Amazing, right?

If beer isn’t your fancy, check out some cocktails like this one that changes color when adding some agave to a tequila cocktail.

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The Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic offers guests unlimited tastings at more than 70 stations featuring culinary selections from the hotel’s award-winning restaurants and wine from more than 30 wineries amidst a festive backdrop of live entertainment on the hotel’s scenic causeway. New to the event this year is The Pig and the Poke, a luau-themed area serving Kalua pork, tuna poke and shaved ice. Upgraded ticket options allow guests to enjoy access to a beer garden featuring a wide selection of craft beers and Oktoberfest-inspired cuisine. The evening causeway event runs from 5:30pm – 9:00pm on Oct 26 and Oct. 27 and the Sunday Bubbles Brunch take places Oct. 28.

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has announced its musical line-up and interactive seminar offerings for the ninth annual Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic, Oct. 26-28. For the first time, the event will be expanding its live entertainment offerings beyond the main stage and into several of its themed areas.

New musical performers will add to the immersive environments of three of the themed sections, each selected to perfectly match the unique tastes and décor of the area. The acts making their festival debuts this year include:

  • Manureva, a family group, will perform authentic songs and melodies from Polynesia in the new luau-themed area, The Pig & The Poke
  • Vintage Vibe, a group of renegade musicians who reimagine songs from a variety of genres into the smooth, lavish sounds of the 1920s and ‘30s, will be in the Bubble Lounge
  • Singer-guitarist-songwriter Harry “Captain Henry” Hann will play a blend of rock, soul, jazz and reggae – a style he calls Floribbean – in the Beer Garden.

Returning to the Dolphin clamshell fountain main stage for both nights are festival favorites:

  • Epic, performing today’s best dance, pop and party rock music
  • 501 Blues, playing the top blues, soul and classic rock hits from the past 40 years
  • Atlantic City Boys, featuring the rock ‘n’ roll harmonies of the Beach Boys, Drifters, the BeeGees and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Another fan favorite are the event’s popular educational seminars, which give guests a chance to learn from the resort’s award-winning food and beverage team in an interactive setting. The 2018 seminar line-up includes:

Pairing Seminars:

Fine Art of Sushi and Sake
The Cheese Course
Pasta Making

Beverage Seminars:

Wine Blending
Base to Bubbles (Champagne)
Beer, Please
Craft Cocktails
Italian Wines
Riesling, So Sweet & So Dry
The Grand Tasting presented by Master Sommelier Matthew Citriglia (sold out)

Seminars will take place on Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27. Beverage seminar tickets are $50 per person, while pairing seminar tickets are $85, including tax. Specific dates and times of each seminar are available on the event website.

 

More information and tickets for the causeway, seminars, Sunday Bubbles Brunch and more can be found at www.SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com, www.facebook.com/swananddolphin or by calling 1-800-227-1500.

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Unique presentation from Liam Fitzpatrick’s

And the winners of the 2018 Orlando Burger Battle are:

1st Place:
People’s and Judges’ pick:  Orlando Meats’ Mini Mid Rare burger – Grass-fed beef, provolone, bacon xo sauce, garlic aioli, French roll.

2nd Place:
Judge’s pick: Shula’s 347 Grill


People’s pick: Yak & Yeti – Disney’s Animal Kingdom


3rd Place:
Judge’s pick:  Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers


People’s pick: Luke’s Kitchen and Bar

More photos below from the 2018 Orlando Burger Battle:

Taking the shuttle to Orlando Burger Battle

I called shotgun

Live concert by The Supervillains

T-Rex Café at Disney Springs

Metro Diner

The Edison at Disney Springs

Dovecote

Liam Fitzpatrick’s

Drive Shack

Rainforest Café

Rainforest Café

4 Rebels Kitchen & Bar

Duffy’s

White Wolf Cafe

Drafts Westgate Resorts

B Resort’s American Kitchen & Bar

Duffy’s Sports Grill welcomes you to try their new features this football season as you cheer on your favorite team to win with your family and friends!

Share some loaded nachos with Nachos, Seven Ways to Sunday with housemate corn tortilla chips topped with slow simmered black beans, creamy white queso, pico de gallo, cilantro-onion relish, locally grown jalapeños, sour cream, fresh guacamole, and your choice of protein. The price varies by protein. For us, we picked the seasoned ground beef, which was slightly more salty than I’d like, but this dish is great to share with friends or a party of one.

After a plate of nachos, try the Smokey Brisket Burger Melt which is served with a side of french fries. This dish is tender and filled with flavor. It has to be my favorite of all the football features. However, I do wish it was a bit more moist.

The Lobster Roll is a taste of New England bites made with fresh lobster and it is served cold. Have a taste with some fries or coleslaw.

Maybe you’re not a brisket or lobster person. How about a beef hotdog? Duffy’s Sports Grill offers the Frito Dog, which is a chargrilled, all natural, uncured beef hotdog served with Duffy’s signature chili, cheddar jack cheese, onion, signature sauce, and Fritos. I’m a sucker for hotdogs and this is a different twist. It was definitely a mouthful.

Don’t forget to wash down the delicious bites with some cocktails! Here, we have the Pineapple Martini and Gummy Bear Martini. Both were made well.

For more information, visit a Duffy’s Sports Grill location today!

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It was Chefs Night at 2nd Harvest Food Bank where everyone indulged in Wine, Cheese and Chocolate. Guests entered the in the main area where there was a choice of wine, beer and appetizers. The wines to choose from was Quantum Leap’s Pinot Grigio and Pedaler’s Hard Cider.

One of the passed appetizers was a butter toasted Olde Hearth Baguette with Goat Cheese and white chocolate whip topped with chopped strawberries with basil and white chocolate drizzle.

The Mini Tacos had two versions. One had Grilled Chicken Mole with Roasted Corn & Poblano Salsa, Prairie Breeze Cheddar and Micro Cilantro. The other had Black Bean Mole with Jicima, Roasted Corn & Poblano Pepper Salsa, Prairie Breeze Cheddar, Pickled Shallots and Micro Cilantro. 

After the starters, we were moved to tables for a salad, entree and dessert. The salad was Butter Lettuce with Roasted Butternut Squash, Meredith Dairy Sheep & Goat Feta, Milk Chocolate Cashew Brittle. Dressed with Apricot and Mermaid’s Gold White Port vinaigrette made with Second Harvest Honey for Good. The dish was served with a glass of Quantum Leap’s Tramonto Sul Lago. 

Once the salad was served, we moved to the entree. This dish consisted of Lineage Coffee Rubbed Filet Mignon, with Quantum Leap’s Winemaker’s Cuvee & Dark Chocolate Reduction with Bing Cherries. Served with Smokey Blue Gratin with caramelized onions, Balsamic Glazed Rainbow Carrots tossed with Cocoa Brown Butter and topped with a 36 Month Parmigiano Reggiano. This was served with Quantum Leap’s Winemakers Cuvee. 

The night ended with a brilliant dessert , which was Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park’s Award Winning Ultimate Dark Chocolate Brownie with Gjetost Fondue. Quantum Leap’s Kaley’s Rescue Red was the wine paired with this.

This night was made possible by The Tasty Trio. They are three deliciously experienced food and wine experts by the names of Tonda Corrente, owner of La Femme du Fromage, Lisa Wilk, founder of Orlando Uncorked, and Jill Ramsier, co-owner of Quantum Leap Winery.  This was a 4-Course Dinner journey where Wine, Cheese and Chocolate were featured in every course.

Chocolate confections where by Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park.

According to Wilk, “Chef’s Night is an evening at the food bank featuring some of Central Florida’s best chefs and cuisine, all to benefit our Darden Foundation Community Kitchen’s Culinary Training Program.

Our Culinary Training Program provides qualified, at-risk and economically disadvantaged adults with the culinary and life skills training needed to pursue a sustainable career in the food industry.

When you support Chef’s Night, you are helping to change lives, and help pull your neighbors in need out of poverty.”

The next Wine Cheese and Chocolate night hosted by the The Tasty Trio is October 4 at Quantum Leap Winery in Winter Park. Click on the following link to find out more details http://www.quantumleapwinery.com/wcc-oct4.html.

To help support 2nd Harvest Food Bank, go to http://www.feedhopenow.org/site/PageServer.

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Dining in the Dark is a Lighthouse Central Florida original that has grown in scale and popularity since it was first introduced in 2010.  Attendees are treated to a multi-course, gourmet meal prepared by celebrated, local chefs and are served by members of the Orlando Police Department’s SWAT team — who navigate the pitch-black room outfitted in night-vision goggles.  After dinner the lights slowly come up and diners are encouraged to offer telling, empathetic, testimonials about their experience.  Featured menu selections were from Muddy Waters Orlando, B&A Catering, Oudom Thai & Sushi, Soco Thornton Park & Wildtree.

My thoughts:  The event was well-organized and the guest servers from Orlando Police Department SWAT team were all focused and treated us with genuine respect and humility.  I have never experienced service like that before in my entire life.  They have all inspired me to become a better person and I am grateful to have these wonderful men as role models for our community.  I never got the name of my guest server, maybe because he did not want to make it about him, but I trusted him and felt safe with him taking care of our table.  As a naturally quiet & independent person, it was eye-opening, literally, to experience how important communication is when one of your five senses, sight, is taken away from you.

3 hours later, after the lights were turned back on, I felt humbled and empathetic towards those who live with blindness or any degree of vision impairment everyday.   It was definitely the most humbling experience in my entire life.

I couldn’t tell you what we ate (they all tasted delicious, by the way) but I do know one thing that’s for sure.  I have nothing bad to say about the service and I believe that everyone should experience the Dining in the Dark dinner at least once in their lives if they want to be truly humbled.

For more information, please visit lighthousecfl.org

Table 10!  Photo courtesy of Dining in the Dark

They slowly introduced light to us.

Thank you Reggie Timones for being my last minute plus one!

These leftover desserts were the only dishes that I got to actually see.

All the lights were turned back on so that guests can share testimonies about their Dining in the Dark experience.

Thank you chefs for preparing such delicious creations for a wonderful cause!

Police chief John Mina

(Source: Dining in the Dark)

The MEZZ
100 S Eola Dr #200, Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 704-6268
mezzorlando.com

Atlantic Salmon with cucumber & fingerling potato salad, cucumber horseradish broth, cucumber slaw.  Seriously, it was the BEST salmon I’ve ever had!

Thank you everyone that came out to the Tasty Chomps x Magical Dining x DoveCote (voted Best Restaurant 2018 by Orlando Magazine) meet-up hosted by Visit Orlando with special guest Aldo Ferrari!  This year through Visit Orlando, $1 of each meal during #MagicalDining (click here for more info) will benefit two charities: Best Buddies & Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida.

Thank you Cory O’Born from Visit Orlando for gifting us all with official 2018 Visit Orlando Magical Dining wine glasses afterwords, it was a nice surprise after a great dinner!

Follow Tasty Chomps Food Blog on facebook to find out where we will be meeting up next!  I just realized that I didn’t get the black & grey shirt memo but I was wearing a black uniform at work beforehand so that should at least count for something, right?!

Left to right: Shan Li, Kasie Wade, Cory O’Born, Aldo Ferrari, Patrick Rosario, Marvin Zarra, Frank Galeano, and then there’s me!

Fire Roasted Tomato Soup with Florida rock shrimp, basil & olive oil

Ham & Cheese Grits with house-made rogue mayo

Pork Cutlet with potato pancake, caper brown butter, beurre blanc

Chocolate Mousse with marshmallow fluff, bay leaf crumble, marinated strawberries

Dovecote crème brulee

DoveCote Brasserie
Bank of America Center, 390 N Orange Ave #110, Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 930-1700
visitorlando.com/magicaldining/restaurants/DoveCote-Brasserie/46031

K Restaurant invited us to taste a sample menu of what you can expect to receive during Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month. Here is a look at the menu we got to try.

The evening began with three appetizers. The first on the list was Deviled Eggs. It contains mustard egg yolk, tomato jam, bacon lardons and herbs. 

We then moved onto Crispy Brussels Sprouts containing hot sauce honey, bacon lardons and herbs. 

The last appetizer was Duck Liver Mousse. On it was seasonal accompaniments, grilled chiabatta bread and herbs. This item is not always served on the menu.

Just like the appetizers, we were served three entrees. We hit the ground running with Eggplant Parmesan as the first entree served. It contained panko breaded eggplant, tomato and eggplant ragu, fresh mozzarella, parmesan cheese and basil. 

Afterward, the Seasonal Fish was served. It was a fresh serving of Cobia fish. According to the restaurant, they caught it the previous day at New Smyrna Beach. The fish was plated with vegetable risotto, herb butter and micro green salad. 

The very last entree was called Pork Porterhouse. It had creamy polenta, seasonal vegetables, and cider barbecue sauce. 

Afterward, we were served three desserts – Chocolate torte, Chefs Choice Cheese Cake (seasonal)and French Toast Bread Pudding. 

Shown below is the Chocolate torte with salted caramel buttercream. It is actually flourless (gluten free)!

Next up was the Chefs Choice Cheese cake. The cake is seasonal and does vary. Our cheese cake had more of a chocolate base and was very delicious. 

We also got to taste this amazing French Toast Bread Pudding. It had pecan streusel, cinnamon maple glaze, and vanilla ice cream. 

K Restaurants Executive Chef, Chad Phelps says, “I ate here during magical dinning month several years ago and enjoyed it and came back on and off throughout the years and eventually bought it when I heard the restaurant was for sale.”

As for how the menu is put together, it depends on what’s growing locally and what’s available. Phelps’ favorite menu item is the pork chops. He also has a liking for the brussels sprouts. After being fried, they are tossed in honey and sriracha sauce. The restaurant is well known for them.

Magical Dining Month continues now through September 30! Make sure to check this place out. In addition, one dollar from each meal goes towards Best Buddies and Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida through Visit Orlando.

K Restaurant is located on 1710 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL 32804. You can also check them out on their website at https://www.krestaurant.net/

Go to MagicalDining.com to view more menus and restaurants.

We were invited to attend the grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony of the new The H Cuisine, located in the Marketplace at Dr. Phillips.  The interior was stunning, the food was really good and the service was perfection!

“The H Cuisine offers a diverse Mediterranean menu prepared by chefs with international experience, gained from working at some of the finest restaurants around the world. Combined, they have traveled to more than 70 countries to learn about different tastes, foods and ingredients, and bring what they have learned from these culinary adventures to Orlando.

The open kitchen counter allows guest to enjoy different styles of fire cooking methods and feel the warmth of the live fire as they watch the chefs preparing exclusive menu items.  Guests can also enjoy table-side experiences with the chefs when they order select items from the menu.

The bar at The H Cuisine serves a wide range of domestic and imported beverages, including beer, wine, raki and cocktails with premium liquor options available.   Coffee enthusiasts will love another signature menu item at The H – Turkish coffee.

The H Cuisine is the perfect new spot for local and visiting foodies, business, convention and group meetings, and life celebrations.” -The H Cuisine


The H Cuisine offers indoor and outdoor seating.


The H Cuisine is owned by local entrepreneurs, Ahmet Ozhamurkar (left) and Fuat Hasaglu (right).




Co-owner Fuat Hasaglu with his son.


Chef Duran with the amazing wait staff.


Chef Duran with the talented kitchen staff.






Rack of lamb

Tenderloin

Music by the talented ladies of Vioelectric

Burrata with cherry tomato and micro greens

Steak tartare with bone marrow, so delicious.

Sweet bread with veal brains – incredibly healthy and good for you.

Amazing presentation from Chef Duran.

Lamb.

Steak spaghetti, so delicious and melts in your mouth.

Chateau filet – amazing!

We were invited back to The H Cuisine for a more intimate meal with Chef Duran.

Chateau filet


The complimentary house appetizer is Turkish yogurt with whipped fried mint, topped with olive oil and “gypsy bread”.

Strozzapreti – “The Priest Strangler” pasta recipe from Emilia – Romagna.  Served with “Flaming Parmesan Wheel” sauce.

I’m very excited to have this new food experience in the Central Florida area.  You must check them out soon!

The H Cuisine 
7512 Dr. Phillips Blvd, Suite #80, Orlando, FL
(407) 930-3020
thehcuisine.com

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Featuring the area’s most accomplished chefs, brewers, wine purveyors and spirit vendors, Taste! Central Florida took place this past September, 8th at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

This annual celebration of the community’s culinary excellence is a volunteer-driven event with local chefs, brewers and distilleries donating their time, talent and creations to make this event one of the largest fundraisers of the year

Ticket proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida specifically for programs that combat childhood hunger.

 

 

 

 

                             

 

   

                                                       

 

http://www.feedhopenow.org/site/PageServer

https://tastecfl.org/taste/

Get ready to roll!  Free Sushi Day at P.F. Chang’s is this Thursday, September 20 and you’re invited!


On Free Sushi Day, guests get a FREE California Roll or Spicy Tuna Roll, no purchase required, 1 per person; dine-in only.  This offer is valid nationwide excluding Gainesville, Atlantic City, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and airport locations.

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Dine-in only. One redemption per person. For more information, please visit freesushiday.com

Pictured: Ahi poke bowl, California roll, crab wontons, spicy tuna roll

P.F. Chang’s – Winter Park
436 Orlando Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 622-0188

P.F. Chang’s – Millenia Mall
4200 Conroy Rd, Orlando, FL 32839
(407) 345-2888

Plant Street Food Tour Owners & Experience Guides, Matt Kent & Alyssa Hostetler are all smiles at The Whole Enchilada’s one-of-a-kind rooftop bar.

Launched in August, Plant Street Food Tour is a new walking food tour owned by Matt Kent & Alyssa Hostetler, a Winter Garden couple who are passionate about showing off the culinary scene on Plant Street in Historic Winter Garden.  They have hired their friends as Experience Guides, all of whom are foodies and entertainment professionals from the theme park and theater market in Orlando!  The food tour lasts from 90 mins to 2 hours and consists of taking a brisk walk down historic Plant Street with many tasty stops along the way, sampling delicious food and drinks from a variety of restaurants while learning some surprising history about downtown Winter Garden and their many small businesses.

Plant Street Food Tour offers 5 different food tours: Mornin’ Sunshine Brunch Tour, The Flavorhood Tour (the tour that I got to experience), Booze & Brews, A Sweet Treat, Date Night, or you can customize your food tour to your specific tastes and group size, making it perfect for any special occasion.

Prices start at $30 per person, but you can save $5 on any tour by using promo code CHOMP5 at checkout on plantstreetfoodtours.com

We began our tour by meeting at the Citrus Fountain on the intersection of South Boyd St and Plant Street.  Fun fact:  The spot where the Citrus Fountain is located was once a railroad track used to ship oranges.

First stop: Chef’s Table at the historic Edgewater Hotel

Duck fat fries with aioli from Chef’s Table was the first dish on our food tour.  I could not stop eating them, they were seriously addicting!  I wanted to eat all of it in one sitting but Matt let know me to save room for the other culinary delights that were remaining on our food tour so I took a few bites and packed the rest of the fries in a to-go box.  I am glad that Matt warned me because I was full by the end of our 2 hour food tour.

Everything is made from scratch at Chef’s Table.  Pictured: Mini beef wellington.

After dinner, we got to meet the manager at Chef’s Table, Matt Womick.

The cuban sandwich from Savoree were sooo good!  It was the best cuban sandwich that I’ve ever had!

The pastry selection at Axum Coffee.

Snickers iced coffee from Axum Coffee, it was good.  This coffee shop gives away all of their profits to a variety of charities.

Hasselhoff tacos and skrimp tacos (yum!) from The Whole Enchilada.  I loved the ambiance of their rooftop bar, I would have not known about this rooftop bar had it not been for the food tour.  I am so grateful and I am excited to share this restaurant with my friends.

Pastries at Rosallie Le French Cafe

Pistachio gelato

Plant Street Food Tour makes exploring Winter Garden’s historic downtown area cool, fun, and tasty!  For more information, visit plantstreetfoodtours.com

Miso ramen, roti canai, Korean twice fried wings

Want to win FREE Hawkers takeout for a whole year?  Of course you do!  Here’s how to play: order some delicious Hawkers takeout and they’ll slip in an exclusive Hawkers magnet in the bag.  Snap a creative photo of your magnet, post it on social media and tag @eathawkers with the hashtag #yearofthehawker, and you’ll be entered to win!  Contest ends on October 7, 2018 or while supplies last.

My mom & I and our delicious Hawkers takeout with Hawkers co-owner, Allen Lo!

RESTRICTIONS APPLY
1. (1) magnet per order
2. September 10 through October 7
3. For carryout customers only
4. Does not apply to any 3rd party delivery service orders
5. Contestants must use the event hashtag to be entered to win
6. One Winner will be chosen and notified via social media
7. While supplies last
8. Promotion applies to food and non-alcoholic beverages only
9. (1) $100 gift card per month for 12 consecutive months

For more information and official rules, visit eathawkers.com/contests/

Hawkers Asian Street Fare – Orlando
1103 N Mills Ave Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 237-0606

Hawkers Asian Street Fare – Windemere
9100 Conroy Windermere Road Suite 110 Windermere, FL 34786
(407) 583-6334

Bull & Bear’s Petite Filet of Beef and Stuffed Lobster Tail – chasseur sauce, potato pave, fresh arugula salad

We were invited to Waldorf Astoria Orlando for a media preview of their 8th Annual Food & Wine Weekends happening every weekend starting September 14, 2018 through November 11, 2018 at Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek.

The sister hotels are hosting Food & Wine Weekends, a complement to Epcot Food & Wine Festival, to celebrate fine wine & culinary arts designed for those who truly savor the artistry of fine culinary preparations.

Food & Wine Weekends features innovative dishes from their renowned restaurants, unique food and wine pairings, intimate chef talks, and interactive demonstrations.

The Taste of Zeta Asia

Mount Fuji Signature Roll – Crab salad, cucumber, tuna, yellowtail salmon, wasabi mayo, tobiko, micro cilantro

Kanji Signature Roll – Spicy salmon, cucumber, avocado, tobiko, sriracha, micro cilantro

Short Rib Bibimbap – Short rib, fried egg, blanched spinach, namul, Japanese rice, gochujang sauce

The Taste of La Luce

Lasagna Napolinata – Mozzarella di Bufala, tomato, basil

Risotto Duo Di Mare – Shrimp, scallops, saffron, English peas, oven roasted tomato, reggiano gremolata

The Taste of Bull & Bear

Petite Filet of Beef and Stuffed Lobster Tail – chasseur sauce, potato pave, fresh arugula salad

Raspberry mint mocktail

Bar du Chocolat at Peacock Alley, Saturdays 6:30pm-10:30pm – A decadent selection of à la carte chocolate treats hand-crafted by Waldorf Astoria Orlando’s world-class pastry team.  Highlights include chocolate truffles, exotic chocolate cakes and bowls of beautiful bon-bons.

La Pâtisserie: Master Pastry Class at Sir Harry’s, Fridays 4:30-5:30pm – Learn the secrets of the Waldorf Astoria Orlando world-class pastry team as they host a complimentary gourmet baking demonstration. From delicate pastries to the perfect cookie, you’ll learn tips on how to make, bake and decorate the perfect dessert.

Pop Culture at MYTH Bar, Saturdays 8pm-10pm

Home-made, fresh fruit popsicles, creamy organic ice pops and adult poptails!  Choose from a variety of gourmet toppings, including hand-dipped chocolate, caramelized almonds, sweet coconut and chocolate vermicelli.

For more information, please visit WaldorfAstoriaOrlando.com/food-wine and HiltonBonnetCreek.com/food-wine.

(Source: Waldorf Astoria Orlando)

Waldorf Astoria Orlando
14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Ln, Orlando, FL 32821
(407) 597-5500

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Ln, Orlando, FL 32821
(407) 597-3600

In honor of National Guacamole Day coming up this Sunday, September 16, I wanted to celebrate this very important food holiday by sharing with you all a DELICIOUS guacamole recipe from Cocina 214, an award-winning Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurant located in Winter Park and now Daytona Beach.

The name Cocina 214 is a combo of the Spanish word for kitchen, “cocina” and the Dallas area code, “214”.  The idea for opening the restaurant developed when two of the owners from Texas missed the Tex-Mex & Mexican food that they had grown up with.  They wanted the same authentic, freshly made quality food in Winter Park so they partnered together to create bold flavors dishes – all served in a vibrant, elegant setting.

Keep scrolling to see how Carmen from Cocina 214 – Winter Park prepares their famous guacamole using simple and fresh ingredients.  Detailed recipe to follow.

Pick 6 ripe avocados

Wash and dry cilantro 

Cut avocado in half and remove the pit

Separate the avocado from the skin using a spoon

Squeeze one fresh lime over the avocados

Add diced tomatos/red onions/jalapeños mixture

Chop then add cilantro

Add black pepper to taste

Add kosher salt to taste

Mash firmly

Fold then serve in a smaller bowl

Cocina 214’s Guacamole
(Serves 8 people)
Amazing, creamy, fresh guacamole, made with simple ingredients.  Gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, nut-free recipe.

Ingredients
6 avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
1 lime juice
1/4 medium red onion, diced
1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 roma tomato, seeded and diced
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions
1.  Scoop the avocados in a large stainless steel mixing bowl.
2.  Add the squeezed lime juice and coat the avocados.
3.  Fold in the remaining ingredients and mash them all together.
4.  Garnish with fresh tortilla chips or skip all the hassle and head over to the closest Cocina 214 nearest you and order some delicious Cocina 214 guac! 🙂


Stop by Cocina 214’s happy hour from 4:00-6:30pm, Monday through Friday for guac, queso blanco, fire-roasted salsa and housemade tortilla chips all for only $5!

Cocina 214 – Winter Park
151 E Welbourne Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 790-7997

Cocina 214 – Daytona Beach
451 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
(386) 456-3168

cocina214.com

(Source: Cocina 214)

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“Celebrate Labor Day by getting all dolled up in your flapper attire, jazzed up in your 1920’s style suits and dance the night away. From the moment you step on the red carpet and enter the opulent party setting, be prepared to be entertained. From flairtenders serving swanky spirits, flying aerial champagne performers, flapper dancers, cigar rollers, live band, stilt walkers and more, you will be dazzled till the end.”

 

A Gatsby Evening at the Edison located in Disney Spring was a homage to the classic, to the vintage, and to the debonair. The Edison with its steampunk setting that was a backdrop for a roaring party that celebrated all the great things of the 1920s from Flapper dancers to its classic cocktails.

The cocktails for A Gatsby Evening were unique and offered a taste of classic cocktails that even Jay Gatsby would serve them at his soirees.

Fried Calamari and Lighting Shrimp

The Edison Burger

Black Cherry Cream Shake

 

If you are ever at Disney Springs do not pass up a chance to sample some great cocktails and tasty morsels.

The Edison at Disney Springs
1570 E. Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

Website: https://www.theedisonfla.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theedisonfla/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theedisonfla/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheEdisonFLA

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