Winner of Best Dessert - Taste of Winter Park
27th ANNUAL TASTE OF WINTER PARK ANNOUNCES WINNERS
(April 19, 2012) – On Wednesday, April 18, the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce hosted the 27th annual Taste of Winter Park presented by CenturyLink, the organization’s annual food festival. More than forty of the area’s finest restaurants served over 1,500 attendees with unlimited samples of unique culinary creations, steakhouse favorites, quality seafood, decadent desserts and a variety of coffees, teas, wine and beer.
“The Taste of Winter Park continues to be one of Central Florida’s best foodie events,” said Patrick Chapin, President/CEO of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce. “We’re proud to showcase the many fine dining opportunities in Winter Park and bring the community together for an unforgettable evening.”
Throughout the event, a select panel of judges from local media outlets sampled each menu item to determine the recipient of four coveted awards. Judges included Pam Brandon and Katie Farmand, editors, Edible Orlando; Rona Gindin, dining editor, Orlando Home & Leisure; Scott Joseph, restaurant critic and commentator on WMFE-FM; Ricky Ly, food blogger, TastyChomps.com; and Scott Richardson, food writer, The Park Press.
The Ravenous Pig was honored with Best Main Course for its lobster "hot dog." Best Side Dish was presented to Mi Tomatina, Paella Bar for its braised ox tail. The Bohemian Baker's lavender tea cake was awarded Best Dessert. The Best Booth Display went to 4 Rivers Smokehouse. Finally, a new award this year recognized the Best Healthy Dish and was presented to The Ancient Olive/ The Spice & Tea Exchange for the pairing of Waterkist Farms' heirloom tomato with olive oils, balsamic vinegars and specialty salt.
The Taste of Winter Park is held annually at the Winter Park Farmers’ Market. For information on the 28th Annual Taste of Winter Park, contact the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce at (407) 644-8281, visit www.winterpark.org or follow the event at www.facebook.com/tasteofwinterpark or @WinterParkTaste on Twitter.
The Taste of Winter Park is made possible by our presenting sponsor CenturyLink, and support from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, C & S Press, Central Florida Lifestyle Publications, Edible Orlando, Ferrell Wealth Management & Accounting Services, Florida’s Finest Linen Service, Full Sail University, Massey Communications, Orlando Family Magazine, Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine, The Park Press, WFTV Channel 9, Whole Foods Market, Winter Park Fish Co., Winter Park/Maitland Observer, WMFE 90.7 FM, WMMO 98.9 FM, WUCF 89.9 FM and Yelp.