Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Time to taste Winter Park

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 Century Link on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at the Winter ParkFarmers’ 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 Farm and, 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.

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/tasteofwinterparkor @WinterParkTaste on twitter.

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