Magic of Maple at Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

Farm-to-table goes tree-to-table at Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate this summer. Every year Omni Orlando spotlights a humble, all-natural ingredient and celebrates it in amazing ways. This year, after a week-long culinary immersion in Vermont and Montreal maple syrup-producing areas, Chef Robert Ash and his culinary team made Vermont maple syrup the star of the show. […]

Dinner Party Project Orlando at Aggressive Appliances

If a gourmet pocket universe opened in an appliance store, this is what it would look like. Mr. Forkful and I walked through a tidy storefront and into Ms. Tina Wilson’s (Aggressive Appliances) sea of stainless steel covering everything necessary for enviable indoor and outdoor kitchens. Then, Dana Rouquemore (Dinner Party Project), Mike Garcia (Smiling Bison, Ravenous Pig, Cask […]

Kappo Izakaya at Redlight Redlight

So ~200 Facebook RSVPs said they were going to at the izakaya popup.  Well, most them actually showed. Redlight Redlight Craft Beer Parlour, beloved beer hall, in Audobon Park partnered with Kappo (from East End Market) for a popup izakaya. Basically, traditional Japanese pub food sans the copious amounts of overly frothy machine-poured Akashi. (Seriously.) That night the line started […]

Florida Strawberry Festival 2015

One hour from Walt Disney World, a giant 10-day strawberry celebration is underway. Julie (The Little Kitchen and CFL Food Bloggers’ Meetup) and Sue Harrel (Florida Strawberry Growers Association and 35+ year strawberry industry veteran) recently invited 12 food bloggers to a presentation and re-introduced us to Plant City’s largest winter export — strawberries. THE ASSOCIATION The […]

Artegon Top 5 Treat Spots

Right now, Artegon Marketplace eats are limited. Subway sandwiches are an easy get, but the poor weekend staff seemed overwhelmed with the sheer amount of people needing food on opening weekend. Fuddruckers (hamburgers, fries, and milkshakes) is the casual sit-down restaurant. Cinemark movie theatre offers reasonably grilled chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, and other snacks, including Blue Bell […]

Kappo Dinner at East End Market

Eleven courses. Sounds like a lot doesn’t it? But really, it was the perfect amount. Kappo, a restaurant style where food served to guests seated in the kitchen, recently hosted a series of pop-up dinners with different themes. The final June dinner before their grand opening at East End Market last week echoed the theme […]

PechaKucha in the Name of Love

PechaKucha (puh-CHA keh-SHAW) — although I can only seem to say peh-chach-ka — Orlando just celebrated its twelfth anniversary with talks that pay tribute to love in all its forms. Quilts? Lost love? Tech love? All that and more was represented by some amazing speakers including Carolyn Moor (Modern Widows Club), Thomas Thorspecken (Analog Artist Digital World), […]

Magical Dining: Luma on Park in Winter Park

Fall means three things in Orlando; cooler weather, the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, and Orlando’s Magical Dining Month. Mr. Forkful and I gear up for Magical Dining by making a list and checking it twice like it’s foodie Christmas. This year, Orlando’s Magical Dining month includes more than 60 participating restaurants serving three courses […]