• Beard in Baldwin fills Baldwin Park with Food & Wine

    By: Shelley Caran


    ORLANDO, Fla. - Beard in Baldwin presented by FLRA with Visit Florida on March 30th, is an evening featuring an intimate food and wine festival with picturesque Lake Baldwin and Harbor Park as the backdrop. 

    More than 35 top tier local restaurants will be serving flavorful dishes each paired with a fine wine, crafted cocktail or local brew.

    To purchase a General Admission ticket, $110, to the Beard in Baldwin event you must be over the age of 21.

    For those seeking a more exclusive experience the VIP admission, $175,  includes everything above along with a private cocktail event taking place inside The Osprey Tavern.

    Proceeds of the event help support the next generation of great american chefs in partnership with the James Beard Foundation National Scholars Program.

    This year’s Beard in Baldwin participating Restaurants Include:

    • The Ravenous Pig
    • The Glass Knife
    • Seito Sushi & New Japaneses
    • The Osprey Tavern
    • Reyes Mezcaleria
    • Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen
    • Black Rooster Taqueria
    • Bites & Bubbles
    • Luma on Park 
    • Nicole Mararon
    • Terralina Crafted Italian
    • Tapa Toro
    • Steelback
    • American Kitchen Bar & Grill
    • Shula’s Steak House
    • Orlando Meats
    • The Regional 
    • Swine & Sons Provisions
    • Sushi Pop
    • Taste of Chengdu
    • Domu
    • Katinka’s Nourishing Kitchen
    • Dixie Dharma
    • The Rez Grill
    • Stickey Rice Lao Street Food
    • Hawkers Asian Street Fare
    • Cuisiniers 
    • Paddlefish
    • Dovecote Brasserie
    • Bulla Gastrobar
    • Pizza Bruno
    • Goodies Gourmet Cotton Candy
    • The Whiskey
    • Frozen Nitrogen Ice Cream

    2019 VIP Chefs

    Special guest chefs will be working side by side with Chef de Cuisine, Elek Kovacs and Pastry Chef, Kristy Carlucci of The Osprey Tavern, preparing hors d'oevres and mignardises while craft cocktails, champagne and fine wines are poured from your own private bar. 

    Tony Mantuano

    Chef-partner & Co-owner 

    Michelin Star restaurant Spiaggia, Mangia Trattoria

    Chicago, IL 

    Mantuano is a recipient of the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Midwest and The Chicago Tribune’s Good Eating Award

    Lindsay Autry

    Chef co-partner & founder

    THE REGIONAL Kitchen & Public House

    West Palm Beach, FL

    As a native North Carolinian, Chef Autry describes her cuisine as soulful, embracing Mediterranean flavors while blending in her southern roots. 

    Adrianne Calvo

    Chef owner

    Chef Adrianne's Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar

    Miami, FL

    Adrianne’s restaurant is a Miami favorite and was recently named among the top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in the country by Yelp.

    Tim Lipman

    Chef owner

    Coolinary Café, The Parched Pig

    Palm Beach, FL

    Coolinary Café was dubbed “Best Watering Hole” by Palm Beach Illustrated and recognized by the Palm Beach Post as the “Best Bar in Palm Beach County” in 2017.

    About the James Beard Foundation 

    The James Beard Foundation's mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America's food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone. 

    Scholarships aid applicants planning to study a variety of disciplines, including: culinary arts, baking and pastry, hospitality management, food studies, agriculture, sustainability and food security.

    The James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program is administered with the assistance of Scholarship America of St. Peter, Minnesota, a well-respected nonprofit organization dedicated to making post-secondary education available to all. Since its founding over 50 years ago, Scholarship America has distributed $3.7 billion in financial aid to over 2.3 million students.

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