SPRING FOOD & WINE EVENTS

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April 25, 6-9pm
What impact does genetically modified food have on our health and our environment? A screening of the documentary fim GMO OMG followed by a panel discussion at the Audubon Park Exchange (APEX) at East End Market seeks to shed light on these important issues regarding our food system. $20 includes a free drink, non-GMO appetizers, screening and panel discussion.

6:30-9pm
Designed to capture the ambiance of the Mediterranean, Harbor Nights at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel includes an array of wines, gourmet food samplings from the hotel’s restaurants and live music under the lights of Harbor Piazza.  General admission is $45 in advance/$55 at the door; $75 VIP tickets includes reserved seating, private wine station and additional passed hors d’oeuvres.

April 26, noon-4pm
Vendors, musicians and workshops will bring the community together to celebrate Earth Day at a free event at Lake Concord Park in Casselberry.

April 27, 2-5pm
Restaurants including Cuba Libre, Funky Monkey, Marlow’s Tavern and more will be sampling delectable cuisine at Taste of Pointe Orlando. $30 advance tickets are available online; $35 on the day of the event.  Proceeds to benefit Florida Hospital’s Esophageal Cancer Program.

May 10, 7-10pm
The Orlando Science Center’s Science of Wine, a wine and food tasting with an educational twist, will include more than 100 of the finest wines from all of the major regions of the world. Local restaurants and caterers will also be present to pair the wines with a variety of delectable dishes. Tickets, $70 for members and $85 for general public, are available online.

May 18, 5:30-8:30pm
Florida Hospital invites guests to roll up their sleeves and cook their way to a Healthy 100 at the 3rd Annual Gourmet Soiree at Rosen Shingle Creek.  Under the watchful eye of celebrity chef Robert Irvine, each table will prepare their own healthy entree along with their personal chef and enjoy a family style meal together. Silent and live auctions round out the evening, and proceeds go to Healthy 100 Kids.  Individual tickets begin at $250, and are available by contacting Jami Smith at [email protected] or (407) 303-9586.

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