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Downtown Food & Wine Fest at Lake Eola – March 31- April 1

Downtown Food & Wine Fest Pairs Culinary Treats with National Celebrity Chef Appearances and Live Entertainment March 31 – April 1 at Lake Eola

ORLANDO, Fla. (February 21, 2012) – Mouth-watering food and global wines are paired with world-class entertainment and national celebrity chef appearances at the Downtown Food & Wine Fest at Lake Eola on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1, 2012.

Located in the heart of downtown Orlando at Lake Eola on Robinson Street, the two-day Fest features mouth-watering dishes from 40 of Orlando’s premier restaurants, domestic and international wines, and live entertainment.

Revitalized by popular demand, the Fest is presented and produced by Orlando favorites MIX 105.1 FM and 1059 SUNNY FM in partnership with the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association. A portion of the event’s proceeds benefit the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association Educational Foundation.

Celebrity Chef’s Stage*
Bright House Networks hosts live cooking demonstrations on the Chef’s Stage with fan meet-and-greet opportunities with the following celebrity chefs:

BRAVO’s Top Chef Just Desserts Season 1 Chef’testant Erika Davis (Saturday)
Food Network’s Extreme Chef Amadeus, winner of the “Mexican Showdown” (Saturday)
BRAVO’s Top Chef Season 9 Chef’testant Finalist Lindsay Autry (Sunday)

Live Entertainment*

Saturday, March 31 (noon to 9 p.m.)
Live Hart
John Smith and Tropical Steel
Simulcast with Scott McKenzie of MIX 105.1 FM and Bob Frier of FOX 35
American Idol Winner David Cook

Sunday, April 1 (noon to 7 p.m.)
CeCe Teneal
My Generation
Little River Band

Tickets on Sale Now

Admission is $10 per person, per day with advance online purchase at Tickets are also available at Centennial Bank and Mercedes-Benz locations throughout Central Florida. Admission at the door is $15 per person, per day. Admission for children under age 12 is free. Food tickets are available at the event for $2 each; food and wine tastings range from 1-4 tickets.

Stay Connected

For more information on the Downtown Food & Wine Fest:
Like Downtown Food & Wine Fest on Facebook
Follow @DTFoodWineFest on Twitter
Call the events hotline at 407-919-1048

About CBS Radio Stations Inc.
CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market operators in the United States with stations covering news, sports, talk, rock, oldies, country, adult contemporary and urban formats, among others, offers audiences an enhanced and customized listening experience through the combination of on-air, online and new media platforms. CBS RADIO operates 130 radio stations throughout the nation’s top 50 markets and broadcasts play-by-play coverage of more than two dozen of the country’s leading professional sports franchises. CBS RADIO also has embraced interactive programming through the use of streaming, HD Radio, podcasts and mobile messaging. CBS RADIO is a division of CBS Corporation. For more information on CBS RADIO, please visit

About Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association
FRLA’s mission is to Protect, Educate and Promote Florida’s hospitality industry – which represents a $57 billion industry, 20 percent of Florida’s economy, $3.4 billion in sales tax revenue, and more than 900,000 employees, making it Florida’s largest employer. It is Florida’s premier non-profit, hospitality industry trade association. FRLA safeguards the needs of the hospitality industry, improves the business climate, promotes the highest levels of quality and safety for our patrons, provides legislative advocacy, and eases navigation of government regulation. The Association represents and serves more than 10,000 independent and household name members, including theme parks and the largest casual theme restaurant company in the world. Carol Dover serves as President/CEO. For more information, go to

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