Our Pop-Up Dinner, A Celebration of Women Chefs, Restaurateurs and Winemakers, will be at the new East End Market, 3201 Corrine Drive, Orlando. The sold-out dinner will begin with a reception in the courtyard at 6:30 p.m. At 7:15, we’ll move inside for the seated dinner, which will be at a long table in the market’s central aisle. The market’s vendors will be closing early, at 5 p.m., to accommodate the setup for the feast.
The dinner will feature the culinary talents of Kathleen Blake (Rusty Spoon), Julie Petrakis (Ravenous Pig), Jephanie Foster (Blue Bistro) and Anette Grecchi Gray (Red Lobster). Melissa Kelly (Primo) is unable to attend due to a death in the family.
The wines, from Dhane Chesson of Vibrant Rioja and provided through Gigi Chilvers of Wine on the Way, will all be from women wine producers. In addition, Janice Talty of Old Hearth Bread Company will be providing bread pairings with each course. The Pop-Up is a fundraiser for the Women Chefs and Restaurateurs scholarship fund.
East End Market is the exciting new food hub in Orlando’s Audubon Park neighborhood. Think of an enclosed farmers market that operates six days a week rather than just on Saturdays. Inside you’ll find fresh bread, a cheesemonger, a fishmonger, meats, coffee, a juice bar and more. There is also an event space with its own kitchen, and another “incubator” kitchen that will allow aspiring food entrepreneurs a space to produce their items for sale in a licensed, professional kitchen.
For those attending, parking is available at the market and the church across the side street, which is named Eastend Avenue.
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