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2013 Florida Film Festival – Film and Food Celebrations – April

This year Florida Film Festival marks its 22nd anniversary and its 7th year of food-centric events. For some festival fanatics with movie-packed schedules, the only way to fit in a meal is to grab a bite during a film at Enzian. Others attend every party, event, and dinner. New meals are waiting to be tasted. Open your eyes and discover something delicious.

Opening Night Party

Friday, April 5, 8PM–2AM
Opening Night Film: Twenty Feet from Stardom

Film & Party ticket price $100
Film ONLY ticket price $25
Party ONLY ticket price $85

Local culinary geniuses prepare “Eye Opening” bites to delight your appetite and intrigue your mind. Hang out while Eden Bar serves up tasty handmade cocktails all night long!
Participating restaurants include Eden Bar, K Restaurant & Wine Bar, Ethos Vegan Kitchen, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, and more!
Food will be served 8:30–11:30PM. Drinks will be available all night.
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A Taste of Movie Magic with Francine Segan

TV personality, film buff, food historian, and cookbook author Francine Segan dishes out a taste of sweet and savory movie magic with history lessons from her book Movie Menus and film clips of favorite food scenes, all part of a lively discussion at Enzian. Get a peek at foodie film moments in classics such as Big NightBabette’s FeastAnimal House, and Five Easy Pieces. During the presentation, you can order from a special menu inspired by movie quotes as well as partake in some complimentary tastings.  Win prizes in a movie trivia contest that tests your foodie film knowledge! Top it all off with a special book signing at Enzian’s Eden Bar.

Southern Fare: Tales from Great Storytellers
Sponsored by Edible Orlando
General admission is $10

“Well, butter my behind and call me a biscuit.” – Southern saying
Join us at the intersection of South and Food, where mighty tales are told. Filmmakers and whiskey makers who call the South home join regional chefs to create a perfect lineup of southern food experts who will delight and tempt you. Joining the panel are Martha Hall Foose, a James Beard Award winner for American Cooking and a Southern Independent Bookseller’s Award winner; James and Julie Petrakis, owners/chefs of sister restaurants Cask & Larder and The Ravenous Pig here in Winter Park; Brandon McGlamery, whose passion for wood burning ovens and Italian food sets the tone Prato and Luma on Park; and Mississippi’s own Donald Bender, whose legendary Mockingbird Bakery specialized in artisanal breads and baked goods. We’ll also be chatting with filmmaker Joe York about his newest film on Southern cooking Pride and Joy, as well as one of its stars Will Harris of White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Georgia, a cattle rancher with deep roots in the Deep South. Last and certainly not least, enjoy the mirthful spirits of Troy Ball of Troy & Sons Moonshine, who will certainly spice up this food panel with her tales of moonshine creations.

Event Details:
Saturday, April 6, 2013
1300 S. Orlando Ave, Maitland, FL

General admission is $10 and includes complimentary tastings.

Whole Foods Market Tasting Reception

Sponsored by Whole Foods Market
Tuesday, April 9, 7:30PM Tasting Reception
Enzian & Eden Bar
1300 South Orlando Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751
Reception is FREE and open to the public

Can you think of a better night… film, friends, and free food?! Eden Bar offers the ideal spot for a lively post-film chat with friends over an array of organic appetizers that are guaranteed to excite your taste buds and delight your heart. As delicious as they are healthy, these complimentary hors d‘œuvres are provided courtesy of Whole Foods Market.

Awards Brunch

Saturday, April 13,
Time 10:30AM-NOON
1300 South Orlando Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751
Tickets are $20

Have you picked your favorite films of the Festival? At the annual awards ceremony, you’ll be among the first to find out if they’ve won a coveted Grand Jury or Audience Awards in the American Independent Competition. Don’t miss this exciting and fun opportunity to hang out with filmmakers as the big winners are announced. Enzian’s own chef will create a delectable brunch buffet to accompany this sensational event.

Revel 22

Saturday, April 13, 8PM-MID
Rick’s Speakeasy
1116 Solana Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
Parking will be available across the street from venue

General Admission $20

Shhhh . . . The password is Revel 22
Knock three times and make sure to have the password for this year’s Revel.  Sip on libations and dance the night away at Rick’s Speakeasy, a location you have to see to believe.  We can guarantee it is not the party to miss; eye-opening surprises are waiting around the corner!

After Party at Eden Bar, MID – 2AM



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