Noteworthy Dining Events Coming to the Theme Parks and Beyond
A new year means a new plethora of awesome dining experiences at both Disneyland and Disney World. Here at MickeyBlog, we’ve compiled a list of noteworthy special dining events that you won’t want to miss! From Walt Disney World and Disneyland to the Central Florida community here are the yummy details!
Chef’s Night for Second Harvest Food Bank – Feb. 6, 2020 in Orlando, FL
If you live in Central Florida or will be visiting Walt Disney World the beginning of February, consider going on a culinary adventure with Chef’s Night at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida! During this special night, some of Florida’s best chefs (including many from Walt Disney World Resort) come together to benefit the Darden Foundation Community Kitchen’s Culinary Training Program.
Chef’s Night will draw its inspiration from “Love” in celebration of Valentine’s Day. The night will feature a special cocktail reception, an assortment of hors d’oeuvres followed by a four-course meal. For the first course, our chefs will be serving lobster bisque with crispy parsnip, pink-tipped parsley, lemon crème fraiche, and lobster oil. This is followed by “Inner Beauty”, a dish featuring beet heart, lingonberry, rosehip, and oxalis. For the main dish, you’ll enjoy Beef Wellington with sweet potato purée, baby squash blossom, mushrooms, and red wine demi. And to finish off the night, a sweet dessert course featuring Strawberries and Cream with Plant City strawberries, Chantilly cream, and chocolate-caramel cake. The dinner also features wine pairings selected by Master Sommelier Brian Koziol.
Benefits from the night will go to the Darden Foundation Community Kitchen’s Culinary Training Program. This 16-week culinary training program is focused on providing service-based, technical, life and employability skills for adults. To purchase your tickets, you can visit the Second Harvest Food Bank website.
Field to Feast Dinner with Disney Chefs benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and presented by Edible Orlando Magazine – Feb. 22, 2020, in Zellwood, FL
Another incredible culinary event for locals and visitors alike, you can spend the afternoon indulging in locally-sourced cuisine for a good cause. Some of Disney’s leading chefs will be cooking al fresco at this causal dine-around event at Long & Scott Farms in Zellwood, Florida. In partnership with Edible Orlando magazine our chefs step out of their Walt Disney World Resort kitchens to offer an afternoon full of incredible dishes, wines, cocktails, live music, farm tours and a raffle!
This year marks the 7th Anniversary of the Field to Feast Dinner. Its the perfect opportunity to mix and mingle with Disney chefs and sommeliers from 2:30-5:30 p.m. on February 22, 2020. You’ll be able to sample a variety of small dishes inspired by their home parks and resorts and each dish is paired with a special wine, beer or cocktail selected by Master Sommelier George Miliotes of Wine Bar George at Disney Springs. Featured at the event are Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood, Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera, Tiffins Restaurant, Walt Disney World Food & Beverage Concept Development Team, The Hollywood Brown Derby, Cinderella’s Royal Table, Golden Oak, the Epcot Festival chefs, Disney Park Events Operations and Premium Events, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Bakery Team, Disney’s Grand Floridian Weddings Team, Amorette’s Patisserie, and The Ganachery.
100% of the proceeds from this unique event benefit the Kids Cafe Program of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. This after-school meal service program provides food to needy children in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties. This year marks the 7th anniversary of the Field to Feast Dinner which as raised more than $100,000 for the Kids Cafe Program since its inception. Tickets are $175 per person and can be purchased at EdibleOrlando.com. This event has sold out for the last six years, so be sure to get your tickets today!
Valentine’s Day Dinner Buffet at Disney’s PCH Grill at Disneyland Resort
Celebrate this heartfelt holiday with family at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with a mouthwatering meal and warm character greetings. It will be love at first bite when you indulge in this traditional All-You-Care-To-Enjoy buffet featuring special-themed dishes like heart-shaped pasta and a special selection of Valentine’s Day desserts. To make reservations visit the Disneyland Resort website.
Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
If you’re looking for a special way to indulge in the delicious eats and treats at Disney’s Animal Kingdom then you’ll love Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night a family-friendly progressive dining experience drawing inspiration from the many facets of African cultures. This special dining event celebrates the beloved story of Disney’s The Lion King and honors some of the most majestic and endangered African animals through delicious flavors, fun activities, live music and appreciation for animal conservation. Start your night with a welcome reception at the Train Station near Harambe Market before travelling to Rafiki’s Planet Watch for an incredible virtual reality experience, character greetings and more. You’ll also have delicious light bites including speciality beverages, appetizers and snacks! Finally, head back to Harambe Market top of your night with a delicious dinner with entertainment from African musicians, a dance party, and captivating storytelling. The event costs $125 per adult and $99 per child. Find out more at Walt Disney World Resort website.
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