Orlando Downtown Food and Wine Fest

Downtown Food & Wine Fest
Pairs Culinary Treats with National Celebrity

Chef Appearances and Live Entertainment

March 31 – April 1 at Lake Eola


Saturday Morning, Chamberlain SquareORLANDO, Fla. (February 21, 2012) – Mouth-watering food and global wines are paired with world-class entertainment and national celebrity chef appearances at the Downtown Food & Wine Fest at Lake Eola on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1, 2012.

Located in the heart of downtown Orlando at Lake Eola on Robinson Street, the two-day Fest features mouth-watering dishes from 40 of Orlando’s premier restaurants, domestic and international wines, and live entertainment.

Revitalized by popular demand, the Fest is presented and produced by Orlando favorites MIX 105.1 FM and 1059 SUNNY FM in partnership with the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association. A portion of the event’s proceeds benefit the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association Educational Foundation.

Celebrity Chef’s Stage*

Bright House Networks hosts live cooking demonstrations on the Chef’s Stage with fan meet-and-greet opportunities with the following celebrity chefs:

  • BRAVO’s Top Chef Just Desserts Season 1 Chef’testant Erika Davis (Saturday)
  • Food Network’s Extreme Chef Amadeus, winner of the “Mexican Showdown” (Saturday)
  • BRAVO’s Top Chef Season 9 Chef’testant Finalist Lindsay Autry (photo at right) (Sunday)

Live Entertainment*

Saturday, March 31 (noon to 9 p.m.)

Live Hart

John Smith and Tropical Steel

Simulcast with Scott McKenzie of MIX 105.1 FM and Bob Frier of FOX 35

American Idol Winner David Cook                             


Sunday, April 1 (noon to 7 p.m.)

CeCe Teneal

My Generation

Little River Band

* Appearances and entertainment subject to change without notice.

Tickets on Sale Now

Admission is $10 per person, per day with advance online purchase at Centennial Bank and Mercedes-Benz locations throughout Central Florida.  Admission at the door is $15 per person, per day. Admission for children under age 12 is free.  Food tickets are available at the event for $2 each; food and wine tastings range from 1-4 tickets.

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