Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Food events at the 2013 Florida Film Festival

The Florida Film Festival always has great food events during their annual weeklong film fest. This year is no exception. We attended many of the food events at the film festival last year including a dinner at Luma. You can read about it and see pics here: Luma Chef Feast

 Here is a summary of this years food events:


Opening Night Film and Party

Friday, April 5
Opening Night Film: TBA
Eye Opening Night Party
Enzian & Eden Bar
1300 South Orlando Ave Maitland, FL 32751
Early Purchase Party ONLY tickets are $85
Local culinary geniuses prepare “Eye Opening” bites to delight your appetite and intrigue your mind. Hang out while Eden Bar serves up tasty handmade cocktails all night long!
Participating restaurants include Eden Bar, K Restaurant & Wine Bar, Ethos Vegan Kitchen, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, and more!
Food will be served 8:30–11:30PM.  Drinks will be available all night.

Saturday Night Whole Cookery Feast at Cask and Larder

A foodie’s dreams come true! Enjoy an evening at Central Florida’s newest “Southern Public House,” Cask and Larder, sister restaurant of The Ravenous Pig. Savor an evening fit for royalty at this new Winter Park treasure! Brewmaster Ron Raike will brew custom beer as well as present some extraordinary hand-crafted cocktails and specialty wines. Chef/Owners James and Julie Petrakis promise to cook up an unforgettable four-course Whole Cookery Feast, featuring items such as whole suckling pigs, whole smoked duck, whole roasted fish, and their Butcher’s Feast of lamb.* Celebrity chefs from around the nation join in to create their own take on “Southern” dishes that are sure to delight your taste buds. Don’t miss this eye-opening evening filled with delectable food and great friends!
Event Details: April 6, 2013 7PM Cask and Larder 565 West Fairbanks Avenue, Winter Park, Florida, 32789
Single ticket price: $150** Couple ticket price: $250**

A Taste of Movie Magic with Francine Segan

TV personality, film buff, food historian, and cookbook author Francine Segan dishes out a taste of sweet and savory movie magic with history lessons from her book Movie Menus and film clips of favorite food scenes, all part of a lively discussion at Enzian. Get a peek at foodie film moments in classics such as Big Night, Babette’s Feast, Animal House, and Five Easy Pieces. During the presentation, you can order from a special menu inspired by movie quotes as well as partake in some complimentary tastings.  Win prizes in a movie trivia contest that tests your foodie film knowledge! Top it all off with a special book signing at Enzian’s Eden Bar.
Event Details:
Saturday, April 6, 2013
General admission is $10 and includes complimentary tastings.
Book signing to follow the presentation.
Books will be available for purchase.

Friday, February 1, 2013

ClandesDine Dinner

This past Saturday night I was able to attend a pop-up dinner presented by The Daily City and Chef Bryce Balluff, I've been anticipating this for dinner for a while.

Chef Bryce runs the Fork in the Road food truck and has an impressive resume.

The event was held during the cardboard art festival at Say It Loud, 1121 N. Mills Ave. The big orange building on the corner near BART.

 It made for some really unique and interesting decor during the meal. Cardboard robots, cats, menacing fish and submarines decorated the space. 

Music was provided by the Florida Youth Symphony Orchestra string quartet, playing a nice mix of classical songs along with Beatles and some movie theme songs.

The menu for ClandesDine was described by the chef as being inspired by being a kid. It included, Molecular PB&J with port wine jelly, Turducken Sausage, wild boar sausage meatballs, port wine pears & more. It was a wonderful evening with great company.

pb&j- Peanut Butter "Sand" - Port & Concord Grape Jelly- Torn Brioche

fish sticks- Royal Red Shrimp "Goujonettes", Vegetable Chips, Nitrogen Shattered "Million Island Dressing"
beans & weenies- Tur-du-cken Sausage, 23 Flavor BBQ Heirloom Beans, Crispy Herbs

Green Beans -  Blistered Haricot Vert, Crispy House Cured Bacon, Truffled Balsamic Glaze

ice cream float- Left Hand Milk Stout. Nitrogen Vanilla Ice Cream "Pearls"

cake & cookies- Raspberry Butter Cream, Chocolate Chip Cookie Crumble, Torn Chocolate Sponge