10 Orlando Food Events in May


The month of May is a busy one here in Orlando. With summer approaching and Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, it’s easy to feel rushed. Take time to relax and enjoy some food-filled fun around town with one of the many events happening this month.

  1. Wine Quest’s annual wine tasting and auction is on Friday, May 17th. This year, they are partnering with Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. Hosted at Loews Royal Pacific Resort, proceeds from the events support Quest, Inc., which helps those with developmental disabilities.
  2. Enjoy a five-course dining experience at Ruth’s Chris Steak House TasteMaker Dinner on Friday, May 3rd, and Sunday, May 5th. The restaurant is teaming up with The Prisoner Wine Company to pair Napa Valley wines with each course.
  3. Did you know that May is beef month? Celebrate at the Yarborough Ranch on Saturday, May 4th. During their 5K fun run, you follow a cowboy on horseback to the finish line. End the race with a fresh breakfast cooked by the local 4-H Club.
  4. Happy One Year Anniversary to Tuffy’s Bottle Shop and Lounge in Sanford! Stop by on Saturday, May 11th for a party filled with drinks, food, and live music.
  5. On Wednesday, May 15th, the Orlando Public Library is hosting another Lunch and Learn. This time, bring your lunch and learn about NASA with Dr. Mark Guillette, who will discuss the agency and its work.
  6. Ever wanted to learn how to can fruit? On Saturday, May 4th, UF/IFAS Extension is teaching a hands-on class where you will learn how to make blueberry jam.
  7. Bacon, Bourbon, and Blues is happening on Saturday, May 4th. Popular vendors will serve over 20 bacon and bourbon themed menus, and five bands will be performing.
  8. On Thursday, May 9th, and Saturday, May 11th, UF/IFAS Extension is teaching a vegetable gardening class specifically for children. Learn the basics of gardening, and how to include your children in the process.
  9. The month of May is Haitian Heritage Month in Orange County. On Saturday, May 4th, the third annual Taste of Haiti will take place. This event is for the whole family, featuring Haitian food, games, and fun.
  10. If you’re interested in a unique cooking class, visit Harry P. Leu Gardens and learn to cook with edible flowers on Saturday, May 11th. There will be a variety of sweet and savory dishes featuring edible flowers and ingredients grown in the gardens.