“A Treat for the Senses” at the Downtown Food & Wine Fest at Lake Eola, March 31 – April 1, 2012
The tradition continues as more than 20,000 foodies and wine lovers experience unique local cuisine paired with wines from around the globe at the Orlando Downtown Food & Wine Fest, Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1, 2012.
Revitalized by popular demand, the Fest is presented and produced by CBS Radio Stations Inc., led by Orlando favorites MIX 105.1 FM and 105.9 SUNNY FM in partnership with the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association. Located in the heart of downtown Orlando at Lake Eola on Robinson Street, the two-day Fest features mouth-watering dishes from 40 of Orlando’s premier restaurants, domestic and international wines, and live entertainment.
“We are bringing the spirit of the Fest back to Orlando this spring,” said Dave Robbins, senior vice president, market manager CBS Radio Orlando. “As one of the area’s signature events, our talented team is ready to produce an unforgettable experience to bring our community together to indulge in the sights, sounds, and tastes of The City Beautiful.”
“It’s a showcase of Orlando’s world-class hospitality and premier restaurants offering amazing tastings,” said Eddie Nickell, participating restaurateur and Central Florida chapter past-president of the FRLA. “What a great combination to sample signature foods, enjoy fine wines, and listen to live music in Downtown Orlando at Lake Eola during this highly anticipated event.”
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About Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association
FRLA’s mission is to Protect, Educate and Promote Florida’s hospitality industry – which represents a $57 billion industry, 20 percent of Florida’s economy, $3.4 billion in sales tax revenue, and more than 900,000 employees, making it Florida’s largest employer. It is Florida’s premier non-profit, hospitality industry trade association. FRLA safeguards the needs of the hospitality industry, improves the business climate, promotes the highest levels of quality and safety for our patrons, provides legislative advocacy, and eases navigation of government regulation. The Association represents and serves more than 10,000 independent and household name members, including theme parks and the largest casual theme restaurant company in the world. Carol Dover serves as President/CEO. For more information, go to www.FRLA.org.