Friday, January 16, 2015

Remember, wine is cheaper than therapy: Orlando's Downtown Food and Wine Fest returns to Lake Eola February 21st and 22nd

The Seventh Annual Downtown Food and Wine Fest is set for Saturday, February 21 and Sunday, February 22, 2015 for more than 30,000 foodies and wine lovers to experience unique local cuisine paired with wines from around the globe.

Date / Time: Saturday, February 21 (noon to 9 p.m.) and Sunday, February 22, 2015 (noon to 7 p.m.)

Location: Located in the heart of downtown Orlando at Lake Eola along Robinson Street

Tickets: Admission is $15 per person, per day with advance online purchase. Admission at the door is $20 per person, per day. Admission for children under age 12 is free.

For all-weekend Fest fans, a two-day ticket is available for $20 per person with advance online purchase.

Food and beverage tickets are available at the Fest for $2 each; food and beverage offerings range from one to four tickets.

The Fest is presented and produced by CBS RADIO Orlando, led by Orlando favorites MIX 105.1, 1059 SUNNY FM, and 101.9 AMP Radio in partnership with the Central Florida Chapter of the FRLA. Located in the heart of downtown Orlando at Lake Eola on Robinson Street, the two-day Fest features mouth-watering dishes from 30 of Orlando’s premier restaurants, domestic and international wines, and live entertainment. A portion of the proceeds benefit the FRLA Educational Foundation.

A limited number of Wine Tasters Club passes will be available for purchase for $15 per person at the Fest. Club members will enjoy up to five 2 oz. pours of their choice throughout the Fest and a souvenir lanyard.

“The Downtown Food and Wine Fest is one of our Downtown’s signature cultural events, showcasing the best of Orlando’s culinary scene. Events like this continue to expand Downtown’s offerings and bring more and more people to our urban core to celebrate the beauty, diversity, and vibrancy of our community,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.

Dave Robbins, senior vice president and market manager, CBS RADIO Orlando commented, “Through the power of radio and the strength of our FRLA restaurants, foodies and fans come together to celebrate an event that truly brings our community together to indulge in the sights, sounds, and tastes of Orlando.”

“Now in its seventh year, the Fest is the perfect combination of divine food, unique wines, and entertainment,” said Leigh Doyle, president-elect, Central Florida Chapter of the FRLA. “Orlando has emerged onto the national culinary stage with award-winning restaurants and memorable events to showcase the spirit of the City Beautiful.”

Thirty top restaurants are scheduled to present culinary tastings including the return of the 2014 Foodie Award winners as honored by a panel of Orlando elected officials, food writers and reporters, and celebrity chefs.

2014 Foodie Award (based on one food item for taste, unique flavor and culinary excellence)

Smiling Bison - Pretzel Bread Pudding

2014 Best Overall Menu (based on overall menu creativity, depth of offerings, and quality)

Kasa Tapas & Raw Bar

2014 Best of Show (based on fun factor, overall energy, and crowd vibe)

Siro at Orlando World Center Marriott – winner in 2013 and 2014

For more information on the Downtown Food and Wine Fest:

Like Downtown Food & Wine Fest on Facebook
Follow @DTFoodWineFest on Twitter
Use #DTFoodWineFest
Call the events hotline at 407-919-1048 or eMail

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