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Homestead Harvest Dinner at Highball and Harvest – Oct 26



ORLANDO (October 1?2?, 2017) – On October 26, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Highball & Harvest will be hosting Homestead Harvest, the first chef-collaborative dinner at Grande Lakes Orlando’s on-site farm, Whisper Creek Farm. The evening will benefit Fleet Farming, a local non-profit organization whose goal is to assist in fostering a movement which moves towards a more sustainable farming and food production system in the region.

Highball & Harvest’s Chef Scott Pizzo and Peter Zampaglione, Executive Chef of The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes will be joined by an all-star line-up of local chefs who are donating their time and resources to creating a once in a lifetime culinary adventure.


Scott Pizzo, Highball & Harvest

Whiskey Shooter

Argentinian Roasted Suckling Pig, charred pumpkin


Kenny Gilbert (Top Chef), Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen/Gilbert’s Social

Smoked Alligator Ribs with SC BBQ Sauce

Field Peas with okra, smoked gator broth, radish, savory herbs and spices 

Kathleen Blake, The Rusty Spoon

Deviled Eggs

Duck Mortadella

James Petrakis, The Ravenous Pig

Wood-Grilled Octopus, black garlic skordalia, roasted beets

Lamb Kofta, quince yogurt, dill pesto


Elek Kovacs, The Osprey Tavern

Pickled Shrimp, chili citrus marinade, fresh garden vegetables

Pheasant, local rice grits, corn succotash

Kevin Fonzo, Kevin Fonzo Foundation

Red Kuri Squash Soup, truffle, Brussels sprouts, pears, apple

Smoked Duck Leg Confit, wild mushroom, duck liver, mushroom broth, garlic chips

Paula DaSilva, Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits at the Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

Palmetto Creek Farms Pork Belly, truffle grits & collards

Wahoo Crudo, pickled heirloom tomatoes and chili peppers

John Janucik, JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
Lobster Deviled Duck Egg, house bacon, surplus mustard aioli, chili oil

Smoked Short Rib, butternut squash pierogi, local mushrooms, sour cream

Espuma, horseradish crumbs

Stanley Miller, The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami

Lamb and Chorizo Empanada, olive, raisin, pimento

Chilled Heirloom Tomato and Melon “Tea”, Popcorn, Avocado, Lemon Oil


Sebastien Thieffine, The Ritz-Carlton Naples

Daisy – Florida Keys Honey Millefeuille, candied raspberries, crunchy pistachio

Coonies: chocolate chip cookie/brownie bar, salted butter caramel ice cream, vanilla bean gel

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

Assorted Pastries


In addition to a feast from some of Florida’s star chefs, the event will also host a silent auction with a number of luxury items from local businesses. Items include a Spa Day for Two at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Omakase Dinner for Two at Seito Sushi, and A VIP Dinner for 10 Guests in Your Home with Chefs from Ritz-Carlton Properties.  Homestead Harvest will offer a beverage selection from local vendors including craft cocktails from Highball & Harvest and there will be live music from Brocato Entertainment.

About Fleet Farming: Fleet Farming strives to reduce the environmental impact of food production through a pedal-powered, hyperlocal urban farming model that creates a culture of health and vibrant ecosystems by: teaching an intergenerational fleet of volunteers how to grow their own food, activating and re-engaging the community through biweekly Swarm Rides, and creating a breathe free and biodiverse environment through emissions-free, organic farming.


Tickets are $135 per person and can be purchased online here. For more information please

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