Stop by Booth 756 at the Central Florida Home & Garden Show this weekend for a chance to win dinner for two with me. You’ll go with me when I visit Crave, the new restaurant opening April 12 near Mall at Millenia, and I’ll use your quotes in my review. All you have to do is fill out an entry form at the booth. I will also have free copies of Orlando Home & Leisure magazine and the new food section called Flavor while supplies last.
Also Friday at the Home Show, Tim Keating, executive chef at Flying Fish Cafe on Disney’s BoardWalk will be doing a demonstration at noon in the ScottJosephOrlando.com Grilling Garden. At 2:30, Dan Drayer has fish and steak (I believe he’s bringing some Kobe beef!) to grill -- and sample.
Sunday at 12:30 p.m. in the Grilling Garden, John Rivers of Four Rivers Smokehouse is going to show you how to make a pizza on the grill. He’ll be using some of the delicious brisket that has people lining out the door of his Winter Park ‘cue joint. (Yes, you’ll get samples of that, too.) And award-winning pastry chef Laurent Branlard will demonstrate a very special kind of ‘smores at 4.
In between the cooking demos on Sunday, at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., I’ll be helping master sommelier Brian Koziol with tastings of Mondavi Wines.
Saturday evening, of course, is the big food & wine event benefitting the Little Haiti House, the manufactured homes that Harris Rosen is sending to the earthquake devastated region. Chefs David Ramirez, Michael Mullen, Jorge Olivera and Michael Rumplik will prepare such items as Focaccia-Crusted Lamb Chops, Tropical Crab Cakes with Mango Salsa, Tobias-Braised Short Ribs, Pan-Seared Diver Scallops, and Chocolate Sabayon for dessert. In addition, we'll be pouring wines from Rodney Strong and Opici. The chefs are going to demonstrate their dishes there, too.
If you don’t yet have your tickets to the Home Show, click here and enter promotional code SJO for a special $6 ticket. Tickets to Saturday’s food & wine event, from 6-9 p.m., are $25 -- that ticket also gets you into the show Saturday, so you don’t have to purchase a separate ticket.
It’s going to be a lot of fun, so come on out. And stop by Booth 756 to say hi and enter to win dinner at Crave!