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The Downtown Orlando Partnership will host the 17th Annual Taste of Downtown on September 22 at Orlando City Hall and City Commons Plaza from 6 – 9 p.m.
The Taste of Downtown is open to the public and guests may experience unique tastings from Downtown Orlando’s sensational culinary scene. 750+ business professionals and Downtown residents are expected to be in attendance. Admission is FREE and attendees may purchase tickets for food samplings at the door or in advance at www.doporlando.com/tasteofdowntownrsvp/.
Local celebre-chefs Chef Greg Richie of Soco, Chef Laurent Hollaender of the Boheme and Chef Clay Miller of DoveCote will be in attendance and they will be available for interviews from 6:15-6:45pm. Sondra Rae from XL106.7’s Johnny’s House will be the event’s celebrity MC.
Red Lobster will provide the first 200 guests with complimentary shrimp tastings. Other event highlights include: a beer garden hosted by World of Beer; a basketball free throw activity hosted by the Central Florida Sports Commission; and games such as giant Jenga and cornhole for guests to enjoy compliments of Balfour Beatty.
New this year in partnership with UpDog, there will be a contest for the best vendor as voted by event attendees. This easy, video reviews app allows guests to engage with the restaurant partners and leave them positive reviews on their social media accounts. These reviews (plus paper ballots for non-iPhone users) will be counted as votes. The winning restaurant will be announced and presented with an award at a follow-up event within a week of the Taste.
Participating restaurants include 4Rivers, Artisan’s Table, Avenue Gastrobar, Bite Bistro and Wine Bar, Baoery, Bento Asian Kitchen, The Boheme, Chef Jeramiah’s City Dinner, Chef Nite, Downtown Credo, DoveCote, Ferg’s Depot, Gringos Locos, Jersey’s Mikes, Kasa Restaurant and Bar, the Pop Parlour, Two Chefs Seafood Oyster Bar, World of Beer and others.
This event is made possible through the generous support of Balfour Beatty Construction, the Central Florida Sports Commission, Red Lobster, Tim Webber Events and On The Spot Photo Magnets.
For more information on the Taste of Downtown Orlando visit www.doporlando.com/events/tasteofdowntown