Central Florida Foodie Events For February 2018

 

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FEBRUARY 1 Five-Course Discovery Dinner at Tapa Toro, Orlando Cost: $99 (including tax, gratuity and valet parking) There will be five courses served, plus an opening amuse and an intermezzo.Each course will be paired with a wine or cocktail, and each will be completely different from the rest. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info. Grand Opening at Sausage Shack, Winter Park Enjoy an evening of appetizers showing off some of the top menu items that Sausage Shack will be serving on a regular basis. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info.

FEBRUARY 2 Foodstock Orlando VIP Launch Party at Ace Cafe Orlando Cost: $75 Meet Foodstock 2018 Vendors, Suppliers and Sponsors. Party Ticket Includes: VIP Launch Party, One Saturday event VIP Restaurant Rally Pass (Feb 3). and Special Gift and Raffle Tickets. Visit grandtourfoundation.org for tickets and more info.

FEBRUARY 3 14th Annual Smoke On The Water BBQ Competition at Citrus Center Boys & Girls Clubs, Winter Haven Cost: $1 donation for admission; food additional Professional cooks square off for the ultimate recognition as the best in BBQ chicken, ribs, pork, brisket and sauce. Live bands, professional water ski show, seaplane rides and more. 100% of funds raised go directly to Boys and Girls Clubs in Winter Haven. Visit ccbgc.com for tickets and more info. Bangrak at Redlight Redlight, Orlando From 6pm until the food runs out, enjoy this pop-up kitchen featuring authentic Thai food. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info. Customer Appreciation Day at Cavallari Gourmet, Oviedo Enjoy food and beverage samples from 1-4pm. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info. Foodstock Orlando Restaurant Rally at Ace Cafe Orlando Cost: $10 gen admission; $40 VIP (includes vendor tastings) Enjoy Tastings from some of your favorite local restaurants while supporting the Grand Tour Foundation. Visit grandtourfoundation.org for tickets and more info. Truffles & Bubbles at Peterbrooke Chocolatier, Winter Park Cost: $35 Includes 2 glasses of bubbles, chocolate dipped strawberry, limited truffles, and dip and take home a gift box of eight of hand dipped, limited edition truffles ($16 value) in flavors of your choosing. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

FEBRUARY 4 Pig Skin Pig Roast at Sea Dog Brewing Co, Orlando Cost: $45 all you can eat and drink Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

FEBRUARY 6 Meet Michael Honig at The Wine Room, Winter Park Cost: $25 The Honig family has been growing Cabernet & Sauvignon Blanc grapes in Napa Valley since 1964, but they didn’t bottle them under the Honig label until 1984, when Michael Honig took over operations of the winery. Meet Honig at this special event. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info. Pop -Up: International Vegan Comfort Food at The District Market At Mills 50, Orlando Serving up Vegan Philly Cheese Steak and Eastern European Stuffed Cabbage while it lasts. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

FEBRUARY 7 OhmWoke Vegan Pop-Up at The District Market At Mills 50, Orlando Enjoy your choice of two vegan entrees at this pop-up. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info. * *

FEBRUARY 9-11 28th Wine Fest at Lakeridge Winery, Clermont Cost: $10; kids 12 and under free Winefest is an opportunity to enjoy all the fruits of the bountiful previous year’s harvest. Visit lakeridgewinery.com for more info.

FEBRUARY 9-14 Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu at Urbain 40 American Brasserie and Lounge, Dr Phillips Cost: $68 per person (+ tax/gratuity) Enjoy a three course menu with several options per course. Visit urbain40.com for tickets and more info.

FEBRUARY 10 7th Annual Winter Garden Blues & BBQ at Downtown Pavilion, Winter Garden Free admission; food/drink for purchase. This festival pairs the hottest Blues and Roots musicians with award winning local BBQ connoisseurs. Visit cwgdn.com for more info. DeLand Beer Festival at Downtown DeLand Cost: $35 Featuring over 300 beers and over 75 breweries. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info. Gar-tending at Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales Cost: $25 Join Entertaining + Lifestyle Expert, Krayl Funch, in the gorgeous Outdoor Kitchen as she combines two favorite pass times, gardening + cocktails, to explore the endless flavor possibilities just waiting to make their move from your garden onto your barcart. You will walk away from this interactive class armed with a collection of garden inspired cocktail recipes. Visit boktowergardens.org for more info. Grand Opening at Foxtail’s Farmhouse, Winter Park Coffee tastings, wine tastings, food tastings, exciting giveaways and much more! Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info. Truffles & Bubbles at Peterbrooke Chocolatier, Winter Park Cost: $35 Includes 2 glasses of bubbles, chocolate dipped strawberry, limited truffles, and dip and take home a gift box of eight of hand dipped, limited edition truffles ($16 value) in flavors of your choosing. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

FEBRUARY 11  Vegetarian Festival at Chua Bao An Buddhist Temple, Orlando Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info. Low Country Crawfish Boil at Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar, Winter Park Cost: $39 Enjoy a 3-course meal with select beer/wine, and live entertainment. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

FEBRUARY 14 Annual Chocolate and Beer Pairing at Orlando Brewing, Orlando Cost: $18 Enjoy a self-guided sampling of organic beer and locally made chocolates from CayCakes Bakery. Pairings include four 5oz pours perfectly paired with four varieties of handcrafted chocolates. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info. Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu at DoveCote, Orlando Cost: $64 per person Enjoy a special 3-course menu. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info. Very Vegan Valentine’s Day Dinner at Infusion Tea, Orlando Cost: $49 per person Enjoy a vegan 4-course dinner with wine or tea pairings. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info.

FEBRUARY 15 Cooking Class: Tribute to our Greek Sister at Tapa Toro, Orlando Cost: $49 (+ tax/gratuity} Learn to make Spanakopita and more. Tapas & dessert included. Visit tapatoro.restaurant for more info. Florida Cuisine – Quick and Healthy Meals Using Local Ingredients at Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales Cost: $45 Join award-winning cookbook author and celebrity chef Warren Caterson in the Outdoor Kitchen for an intimate hands-on cooking class. Learn how to create delicious meals using a variety of seafood, poultry and meat with locally grown fruits and vegetables. Visit boktowergardens.org for more info.

FEBRUARY 15-18 Space Coast Seafood and Music Fest feat. Willie Nelson at Space Coast Daily Park, Viera Tickets: $8 adv/$10 day daily; four-day Weekend ticket $18; headliner concerts extra This family event, will include a wide selection of fantastic seafood, top flight entertainment, premier Arts & Crafts Show, a Pirates Festival and Parade, a Kids Zone, and more. Visit portcanaveralseafoodandmusicfestival.com for tickets and more info.

FEBRUARY 15-28 1st Year Anniversary Prix Fixe Menu at Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar, Winter Park Cost: $49 Enjoy a 3-course meal for two with select beer/wine, and live entertainment. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

FEBRUARY 16 Harbor Nights Romantico at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Cost: $58.58; VIP $95.85 Enjoy a romantic evening on the Harbor Piazza with select and sparkling wines expertly paired with decadent gourmet selections from each of the hotel’s restaurants, and music by the Johnny Cool Swing Band and more. Visit the Loews ticket page for more info. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

FEBRUARY 17 Behind the Knife Sushi Class Experience at Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi, Dr Phillips Cost: $70 earlybird; $80 general During sushi class, the team will help you make the perfect sushi and hand rolls, and invite you to sample dishes from the Robatayaki grill using binchotan charcoal. Visit the event’s ticket page for more info. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

FEBRUARY 19 Cuisine Corner: Vegan Soul Food at at Orange County Library System – Downtown Branch, Orlando  Expand your mind when it comes to thoughts on tasty soulful food. Join OhmWoke for a demonstration on how you can turn some of your favorite soul food into a vegan delight. Free to OCLS library members. Visit ocls.info to register. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

FEBRUARY 21 Rooftop Crab Dinner at Paddlefish, Disney Springs Cost: $75 Includes a four-course crab dinner with wine pairings. Must be 21 to attend. To reserve your spot or for more information, visit the event’s ticket page. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

FEBRUARY 22 Chef Night with Chef/Owner Chelsie Savage of The Sanctum at Edible Education Experience, Orlando Cost: $65 Chef/Owner Chelsie Savage of The Sanctum teaches an introduction to plant-based cooking in this fun & integrative workshop. Visit edibleed.org for more info. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

FEBRUARY 24 BBQ Bash at The Waterfront, Orlando They are breaking out the giant smoker and will be serving up their original ribs, chicken, wings, and pulled pork. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info. Foodscape Revolution – Yard to Table Cooking Demonstration at Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales Cost: $15 Brie Arthur shares her favorite recipes and time saving tips for preparing fresh produce grown in the foodscape. From drying herbs for custom seasoning blends to canning peppers, Brie explains how to make the most of the food you grow. Enjoy a tomato tasting while learning how to make heirloom Bloody Marys and garden fresh sauce and salsa. Visit boktowergardens.org for more info. Sunshine Regional Chili Cook Off & Craft Beer Festival at Lakefront Park, Kissimmee Free admission. Purchase tickets for chili and beer sampling. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info. Titusville Chili Cookoff at Sand Point Park, Titusville Free admission; samples for purchase. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

FEBRUARY 24-25 10th Annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest at Lake Eola Park, Orlando Cost: $18 adv/$20 day of for one-day ticket; $30 for two-day ticket; $20 Wine Tasters Club Pass Enjoy dishes from 30 of Orlando’s premier restaurants, 50 domestic and international wines and live entertainment. Food and beverage tickets are available at the Fest for $2 each; food and beverage offerings range from one to four tickets. Visit downtownfoodandwinefest.com for tickets and more info. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

FEBRUARY 28 7th Annual Chili for Charity at Winter Park Farmers’ Market, Winter Park Cost: $35 adv/$40 day of; 4 tickets for $100 Features creative chili dishes by popular restaurants and other contenders, plus live entertainment and more. Net event proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club of Winter Park Charitable Foundation. Visit cityofwinterpark.org for more info. Doughnut & Beer Pairing at Orlando Brewing, Orlando Dig into organic mini doughnuts from Orlandough paired perfectly with four of our organic brews (5oz sampler glasses) at this guided pairing. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.