Wednesday is the launch of the first Foodstock Orlando, a multi-day event dedicated to food, Florida agriculture and local restaurants. The event is sponsored by Grand Tour Foundation, an organization that raises money for scholarships for hospitality and restaurant students in Central Florida, including those attending UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management and Valencia.
Today’s do kicks off at 6 p.m. at the Cheyenne Saloon on Church Street in downtown Orlando. Called Taste of Foodstock @ Church Street District, it will offer food from featured downtown restaurants with chef Jamie McFadden of Cuisiniers Catered Cuisine. There will also be live music, and complimentary craft beers and wine.
Similar events will be held over the next couple of days, including Taste of Foodstock @ I-Drive 360 on Thursday (which includes a ride on the Coca-Cola Eye) and Taste of Foodstock @ Pointe Orlando on Friday. It all comes back downtown Saturday with the Foodstock Party at the Broken Cauldron Brewery on West Church Street.
Tickets for the first three “Tastes” are $49 online or $55 at the door. You may also purchase a three-day pass for $125 online. There is no admission fee for the Saturday Party.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Foodstock website.