The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce is pleased to host an evening of culinary excellence at the 27th Annual Taste of Winter Park presented by CenturyLink on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at the Winter Park Farmers’ Market. Taste creations from the area’s top chefs, bakers, caterers, brewers and more from 40 different purveyors.
“The Taste of Winter Park is an annual community tradition that pairs great food and drink with a great evening of music and friends in downtown Winter Park,” says Patrick Chapin, president and CEO for the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce.
Guests’ palettes will be pleased by everything from steakhouse favorites to quality seafood and decadent desserts to a variety of coffees, smoothies, wine and beer. Participating restaurants will showcase cuisines from around the world as well as classic American dishes. Each food and beverage participant will compete for top prize in categories including entrée, appetizer/side dish, dessert, healthy 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 Pam Brandon and Katie Farmand, editors, Edible Orlando; Anjali Fluker, restaurant reporter, Orlando Business Journal; Rona Gindin, dining editor, Orlando Home & Leisure; Scott Joseph, restaurant critic and commentator on WMFE-FM; Ricky Ly, food blogger, Tasty Chomps; Heather McPherson, food editor and restaurant critic, Orlando Sentinel; and Scott Richardson, food writer, The Park Press.
In addition to the delicious dishes, guests will enjoy live entertainment by saxophonist Johnny Mag Sax and a scavenger hunt organized by Edible Orlando to identify and locate fresh, local ingredients used at the event.
The 27th Annual Taste of Winter Park will be held Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 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/
The Taste of Winter Park is made possible by our presenting sponsor CenturyLink, and support from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, C & S Press, Central Florida Lifestyle Publications, Edible Orlando, Ferrell Wealth Management & Accounting Services, Florida’s Finest Linen Service, Full Sail University, Massey Communications, Orlando Family Magazine, Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine, The Park Press, WFTV Channel 9, Whole Foods Market, Winter Park Fish Co., Winter Park/Maitland Observer,WMFE 90.7 FM, WMMO 98.9 FM, WUCF 89.9 FM and Yelp.
Taste of Winter Park participants (as of 4/9) include:
4 Rivers Smokehouse
The Ancient Olive / The Spice & Tea Exchange
Bailey’s Coffee Service
The Bistro on Park
The Bohemian Baker, LLC
Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine
Brio Tuscan Grille
Eat More Produce
Fiddler’s Green Irish Pub & Eatery
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Florida Distributing Co.
Jeremiah’s Italian Ice
John & Shirley’s Catering
Kilwin’s Chocolates & Ice Cream
Luma on Park
The Meat House
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt at Winter Park Village
mi TOMATINA, Paella Bar
Olde Hearth Bread Company
The Olive Garden
Orlando Ale House – Winter Park
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
Panera Bread Company
The Ravenous Pig
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Shula’s Steakhouse at WDW Dolphin
Tibby’s New Orleans Kitchen
Tolla’s Italian Deli & Café
Tropical Smoothie Café
Wayne Densch, Inc.
Whole Foods Market
Winter Park Chocolate
Winter Park Fish Co.
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.