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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|Whole Foods Market|
|Winter Park Chocolate and Winter Park Fish Co.|
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/tasteofwinterpark or @WinterParkTaste on twitter.
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.