Sunday, March 29, 2015

Florida Film Festival 2015 opening night party 4/10/2015

The Opening Night party for the Florida Film Festival at Enzian in Maitland to include many local restaurants.  Come celebrate & sample food & cocktails from your favorite local spots. Participating restaurants & bars include Brio Tuscan Grille, Eden Bar, K Restaurant Wine Bar, Swine & Sons, Soco Thornton Park, Rogue Pub, Tito's, Terrapin Beer Co., & more!

it's on Friday April 10th, 2015

more details:

Monday, March 23, 2015

Swine & Sons Opening Friday, April 3

Swine & Sons Opening Friday, April 3

 Swine & Sons Provisions will officially open to the public on Friday, April 3!

The newest addition to the Swine Family will incorporate Cask & Larder’s sophisticated southern cuisine and The Ravenous Pig’s innovative flare for modern fine dining, while introducing a novel takeout concept to Central Florida.

Swine & Sons is located immediately west of Cask & Larder at 595 West Fairbanks Avenue in Winter Park. The shop will specialize in takeout charcuterie, made-to-order butcher sandwiches, seasonally inspired homemade ice cream, signature spices and rubs, scratch-made biscuits.
Daily lunch offerings will include innovative twists on classic favorites, including a ribeye hotdog and pimento grilled cheese.

Open Tuesday thru Sunday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., Swine & Sons will also prepare daily to-go dinner specials. A weekly “Blue Pig Special” menu will be updated on Swine & Sons’ website every Monday and will feature new signature dishes as well as popular items from Cask & Larder and The Ravenous Pig including buttermilk fried chicken and smoked brisket. To-go dinners will be accompanied by a variety of scratch-made sides such as bacon candied collard greens and marinated tomatoes.

Swine & Sons will sell 32-ounce crowlers of beers sourced from Cask & Larder’s acclaimed brewery, available to-go or for guests to enjoy in the store. Popular beer varieties including Cask & Larder’s Red Drum, Lone Palm Gold and Olde Southern Wit will be offered, along with Swine Family Wine.

Signature Swine & Sons Sandwiches: 

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Outpost Neighborhood Kitchen

The Outpost Neighborhood Kitchen is now open in College Park. Menu includes wings w/ Funky Buddha sauce & more!

2603 Edgewater Dr
Orlando, Florida
(407) 930-6282
 11:00am - 10:00pm
Price Range: $$

Market on South

Market on South street coming soon to to the The Milk District  Humble Bumble Kombucha, ValhallaBakery & DixieDharma.

"Fiiiiiiiine vegan vittles by @dixie_dharma, sweet treats by @valhallabakery, and fizzy beverages by @humblebumblekombucha all in one spot! Plus a bar. And coffee. And a market space. And pretty much everything else the milk district needs. See ya soon!"
From their Instagram Account

2603 East South Street, Orlando, Fl 32803  Google Maps

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Artegon Marketplace new kiosks

Four food kiosks are scheduled to open this month in Artegon Marketplace in the former Festival Bay mall on International drive.

* U Roll Express, customers can create their own sushi roll by choosing from a variety of high-quality, sushi-grade ingredients, toppings, and delicious sauces and flavorings. 

*The Belgian Waffles kiosk sells authentic Liege or Brussels-style waffles with several sweet topping options.

*Le Petit Café French kiosk, serving traditional hot and cold espressos, teas and coffees, frappes, croissants and other pastries, and gourmet sandwiches.

*Yogen Früz kiosk will purvey delicious and nutritious frozen desserts.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Florida Film Festival 2015 in Orlando April 10th-19th

Did you know the Florida Film Festival held at Enzian in Maitland(a suburb of Orlando) has many food related parties and events? here is a list of them. We will be adding details about food related movies as they become available.

April 10th-19th

pics from past Festivals:


All parties take place at Enzian Theater, unless otherwise stated.

Opening Night Party

8PM–2AM at Enzian and Eden Bar

8–9PM: Eden’s Cocktail Hour

9–11PM: Food will be served

Drinks will be available all night

Film & Party ticket price $110

Film ONLY ticket price $25

Party ONLY ticket price $95

Celebrate opening night and sample food and cocktails from your favorite local spots.

Participating restaurants and bars include Brio Tuscan Grille, K Restaurant, Swine & Sons, Soco Thornton Park, Tito’s Vodka, Brown Distributing, Rogue Pub, Terrapin, and more!


Locally Fresh!

Sponsored by Edible Orlando

Saturday, April 11, 11AM–12:30PM at Enzian

Tickets are $12 each

Don’t miss this delicious afternoon of local eats and a sneak peek into the world of farming, featuring Lake Meadow Natural Farms, Palmetto Creek Farms, Olde Hearth Bread Co., and East End Market. Tastes and live cooking demonstrations are included in ticket price.

Locally Fresh! Farmers Market

Saturday, April 11, NOON–2:30PM on the lawn at Eden Bar

FREE and open to the public

After the Locally Fresh! event, head right out to the lawn at Eden Bar for a farmers market. Guests will get a chance to talk to the famers and other local vendors as well as purchase goods to take home and enjoy.


Whole Foods Market Tasting

Sponsored by Whole Foods Market

Saturday, April 11, 5:30PM – 7:30PM at Enzian and Eden Bar

FREE and open to the public

Sample a delightful spread of natural and organic tastes from Whole Foods Market.  These appetizers are complimentary for festival attendees.


Sunday Brunch Buffet

Sunday, April 12, 11AM–2PM at Eden Bar

Price: $13.99

Enjoy brunch with friends and compare notes on all things Florida Film Festival!  This mouth-watering brunch prepared by Enzian’s chef is sure to leave a good taste in your mouth! No ticket necessary.


Festival Block Party

Sponsored by Winter Park Village

Sunday, April 12, 3–5PM at Regal Winter Park Village

510 North Orlando Avenue

Winter Park, FL 32789

FREE for Festival ticket and pass holders

Look for the Winter Park Village fountain located across from the Regal cinema for a Block Party celebration of the Florida Film Festival. Festival ticket and pass holders will receive free drinks and appetizers from select Winter Park Village restaurants and also enjoy live entertainment by renowned electronic violinist Jarred Burnett. Space is limited so plan to arrive early.


Awards Bash

Saturday, April 18

5–6PM Awards Ceremony at Enzian

6–8:30PM Dinner Buffet and cash bar at Eden Bar

7–10PM Live music with The Legendary JC’s and cash bar at Eden Bar

Ticket price: $45 in advance, $50 day of event

Have you picked your favorite films of the Festival? At the annual Awards Ceremony, you’ll be among the first to find out if they’ve won! Don’t miss this exciting and fun opportunity to hang out with filmmakers as the big winners are announced. Dinner is included in the ticket price and will be served after the Awards Ceremony.


Sunday Brunch Buffet

Sunday, April 19, 11AM–2PM at Eden Bar

Price: $13.99

This is a perfect time to enjoy brunch with friends and compare notes on all things Florida Film Festival! This mouth-watering brunch prepared by Enzian’s own chef is sure to leave a good taste in your mouth! No ticket necessary.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Crimson Tavern

Recently I had the opportunity to attend a lamb nose to tail diner hosted by the Crimson Tavern. The Crimson Tavern is inside the Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside.  The dinner was served outside in the Chef’s Garden overlooking the lake.

Preceding the dinner we had appetizers and cocktails inside the Crimson Tavern.  The appetizer was chickpea fritters.  These fritters were nicely done and not dry unlike other chickpea fritters I have had.

The other appetizer was smoked trout mousse.  The mousse was mild and not overly fishy with a slight smokey flavor.  Both of these may be offered as appetizer specials.

We then went outside to the Chef’s garden.

The theme of the dinner was Everything Lamb. The first course was head cheese with a carrot top pistou and had Blis 9 and puffed faro.  The head cheese had a pleasant mild flavor and the texture of a pate. This was paired with a Peak Organic Simcoe Spring Ale.  The hops were a nice contrast to the rich texture of the head cheese.

The second course was a simmered lamb meatball with a pomorola and basil. The meat was ground leg of lamb and the tomatoes were from Apopka. There wasn’t any gaminess with the lamb meatball.

The third course was a lamb tongue on hydroponic arugula with a green apple vinaigrette and house made bacon. This was paired with St. Supéry unoaked chardonnay.  The tongue was thinly sliced and very tender.  The tongue didn’t have a strong lamb taste, it was very mild.  The tartness of the green apples went well with the smokiness of the bacon. There was a good balance of flavors in this dish.

The fourth course was a crispy lamb belly with handmade ramen and local Kissimmee river oyster mushrooms and a pullet egg.   It was a very delicate broth.  The egg was well seasoned.  A lot of places don’t season the egg in ramen.

The fifth course was saddle and loin pieces with charred artichoke, arbequina olive, cannellini beans in a bone au jus.  The Chef roasted the length of the lamb.  The lamb stock was created by reduceing the lamb bones with olives, cinnamon, mushrooms, and star anise.  You could really taste the olives in the au jus.  This was paired with a Parducci True Grit Reserve Petite Sirah.  This was my favorite pairing. I loved this wine. Lamb and petite sirah is a classic pairing.

The dessert course was a strawberry gelato with a cardamom shortbread cookie.  The gelato was hand spun using a Florida strawberry preserve.  Along with the gelato and cookie there was a salad of Florida strawberries that were macerated with sugar and mixed with house grown basil.

 After dinner Executive Chef Tony Hull took us on a tour of the raised garden beds.  They use what they grow in the garden in the restaurant.

This is a really unique spot for a special occasion dinner with a lovely setting and an emphasis on local food.
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