Foodie Life Guide
Nothing makes us happier than a great food event, especially when said event takes place in one of our favorite local neighborhoods. Both Winter Park and Audubon Park are home to weekly, monthly, and yearly events and happenings foodies won’t want to miss. Here’s just a taste of some of the best food related activities taking place over the next few months. We’ll see you there!
Winter Park Wine and Dine Spring Event
Food from local vendors, beer, wine, and live music – where do we sign up? The Winter Park Wine and Dine event is one of our favorites of the year, taking place in the Winter Park Farmer’s Market building. Taste and sip your way through offerings from area favorites like Sweet By Holly, Hamilton’s Kitchen, Seasons 52, and Quantum Leap Winery. The event takes place on March 22 at 6:30pm, so get your tickets soon.
Cooking classes at The Ancient Olive
Did you know The Ancient Olive hosts cooking classes? This gourmet tasting room and olive oil shop is one of our favorite spots in Winter Park, tucked away in the picturesque Hidden Garden shops off Park Ave. Stopping in for a crash course in the proper way to taste olive oil is an educational adventure in and of itself, but cooking classes are a great way to expand your knowledge even further. Upcoming classes at the Winter Park location are on March 15, April 2, and April 19.
Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Perfectly Paired
What could be better than this trifecta of goodness? Head to Quantum Leap Winery on May 11th to sample 5 different wines, 4 cheeses, and 4 chocolates from our very own local chocolate shop, Peterbrooke Chocolatier! Tickets are $45 and can be purchased online.
Winter Park Farmers’ Market
Every Saturday morning from 7am-1pm, the Winter Park Farmer’s Market is abuzz with vendors selling local produce and goods. Pick up some produce for the week all while enjoying the local area in a budget-friendly way.
Beer and Wine Dinners
Enjoy a perfectly paired evening at a local beer and wine dinner! In addition to being delicious, these events are also educational. Some upcoming events include the Talley Vineyards Wine Dinner at The Ravenous Pig March 22, and the Central 28 Beer Dinner at ABO March 29.
Weekly community market
Audubon Park’s weekly community market is the go-to place for quality, local food. You’ll find the market set up every Monday from 5-9pm in the parking lot of Stardust Video & Coffee, which is a great spot to visit before or after picking up your local goodies.
La Femme du Fromage Irish Food Fest
Prepare to drool over the amazing menu for this March 17th St. Patrick’s Day celebration at East End Market: Irish Pub Salad with Cashel Blue and a sous vide quail egg, Smoked Bangers & Mash on pretzel crostini with onion confit, Shaved Corned Beef sliders with charred cabbage and a horseradish Irish cheese spread, Beer Battered Fish & Chips with Old Bay and a house-made aioli, Irish Cheese board with toasted homemade Irish brown bread, Guinness Soaked Bread Pudding with Irish whiskey caramel sauce and homemade porter cheddar ice cream. Need we say more? Tickets and more details can be found here.
Taco Tuesdays at Bikes, Beans, and Bordeaux Cafe
You had us at $3 tacos! There’s always something going on at Bikes, Beans, and Bordeaux but our favorite day of the week is definitely Taco Tuesday. Keep up with their website and Facebook page for the weekly specials and details.
And don’t forget about food tours…
Acquainting yourself with all of the culinary goodness of a neighborhood takes time, but our food tours give you a sampling of the best in the span of an afternoon. Join us for our new Audubon Park food tour, where we’ll show you around the garden district local style, or hop on our Winter Park food tour for a healthy mix of tasting, demonstrations, and local culture along Park Ave. Better yet, try both!
Space is limited and tours book quickly, so get your tickets online now before dates sell out.