Drinking Local at This Year’s Taste! Central Florida

Taste! Central Florida Orlando’s annual premier culinary event took place August 19th at the Orlando World Marriott Center. While this is the 27th year for the annual foodie event this is the first year the event went all local. The name changed and with the focus on local, the proceeds are all local this year as well. 100% of the funds will be used to fight hunger in Central Florida. I applaud the vendors, volunteers, and the guests who came out to support the cause.

The Orlando World Marriott Center donates the event space each year. This is a huge event! There are over forty restaurants and food vendors along with 20+ beverage sponsors! If you can’t make the event you can still bid on some great prizes!

While this is considered the “foodie” event to go to in Orlando, I love all the drink options as much!
The Taste is four hours long. That’s a lot of eating and drinking! I covered a lot of ground, but I still missed out on so much amazing food and drink. Here are some of the drinks I sampled and enjoyed that evening.
Orange Blossom Brewing Co. is always setting up their fun tasty tap car. I’ve been coming to the event for the last four years. This year I decided to take advantage of the great rate they were offering attendees. Hubs and I got there early enough to enjoy a drink at the pool beforehand. 🍹 This may have set precedent on how my evening would go.