One of the runaway culinary hits from last year continues to be Cask & Larder Southern Public House. The Ravenous Pig team, Chefs James and Julie Petrakis and Chef Dennis Bernard, not only deliver unforgettable nose-to-tail eats and desserts made from regionally sourced ingredients, but Brewmaster John Raike also throws down with some mighty ales, IPAs, and Belgian-style beers. Want hand-pulled ale? They’ve got that too.

Adam and I had a simply amazing time at Cask & Larder not too long ago as we enjoyed their seasonal brunch menu with friends. Mainly, Cask & Larder gives hearty Southern favorites a twist. Fried green tomatoes were served over a cornbread purée, spinach, and potato leek ragout. Apple fritters were sturdy on the outside and to-die-for moist on the inside. Items like Savannah orange blossom honey butter and apple cider glaze enhance old school favorites like cornbread and apple fritters for an unforgettable meal.

Experience Cask & Larder yourself at the  2013 Florida Film Festival’s food and film celebration through a four-course meal by James and Julie Petrakis, as well as guest chefs from two other favorite local eateries, Prato and Luma on Park. Expect more film festival food-related posts as the 2013 Florida Film Festival kicks into high gear this April. Open your eyes.

  • When: April 6, 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: Cask & Larder, 565 West Fairbanks Avenue, Winter Park, Florida, 32789
  • Chefs: Martha Foose, Donald Bender, Brandon McGlamery, and James and Julie Petrakis
  • Food: Whole suckling pigs, whole smoked duck, whole roasted fish, and Butcher’s Feast of Lamb (Menu Subject to Change)
  • Libations: Custom-brewed beer (by John Raike), wine, and hand-crafted cocktails
  • Admission: Individual Tickets, $150.00; Pairs, $250.00
  • More Details + Purchase Tickets: 2013 Florida Film Festival Website

About the Festival

The Florida Film Festival is the premier showcase in Central Florida for American independent and international film. Celebrating its 22nd anniversary, the Festival debuted in 1992 and is a core program of ENZIAN, a nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1985. ENZIANand the Florida Film Festival have served more than 1.5 million guests and hosted hundreds of notable celebrities, including Paul Newman, Christopher Walken, Oliver Stone, Glenn Close, John Waters, Emma Stone, Campbell Scott, James Caan, Ed Burns, Jason Lee, Gena Rowlands, William H. Macy, Jon Voight and Edward James Olmos.

The Festival is funded in part by national and local businesses including primary sponsor Full Sail University and receives support from United Arts of Central Florida and the State of Florida, Department of the State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, National Endowment for the Arts, and Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. In addition, this project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.

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Disclosure: Forkful was invited to the 2013 Press Preview Party by the 2013 Florida Film Festival, although the views and opinions expressed in this post are purely my own. This post was not reviewed by the 2013 Florida Film Festival in any way.