Looking for a fun and educational outing that doubles as a date night? Edible Education Experience, a local non-profit organization that empowers students and their communities through seed-to-table experiences, has launched a brand new “In the Garden” food series showcasing cuisine from around the world.
Hosted in partnership with the culinary expertise of local Chef Kevin Fonzo’s La Tavola, each month features food from a new region. The event series kicked off in March with a spotlight on Italian cuisine. This month, enjoy Japanese eats followed by a focus on Mexican cuisine in May.
Besides sampling delicious food from local vendors, you'll also get to chat with the chefs and learn as you embrace the culture and food of the evening's featured region.
To attend, you'll need to pick a time slot and purchase a ticket for $5 for entry. All vendors will have food available for purchase. Each In The Garden event takes place at the Emeril Lagassee Foundation Kitchen House and Culinary Garden in Orlando's College Park neighborhood.
Next event April 18, 2021: niwa de [in the garden] – Japan
Coming up on Sunday, April 18, at 2pm or 4pm, taste your way around the garden with delicious foods from Japan.
Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. With your ticket, you'll be granted admission to the on-site Kitchen House, Culinary Garden, and local vendors offering refreshments for purchase. Enjoy great company, good wine, and enticing conversation with chefs – all while supporting Edible Education Experience.
April Vendors include:
- Wafu Waffle Food Truck: Lakeland's first taiyaki stand featuring Japanese-style waffles with a sweet filling
- Maiko Matcha Cafe: Premium matcha and hojicha powders
- Seito Sushi: Local restaurant specializing in fresh sushi, a contemporary Asian menu, and Omakase selections
- Yugiri Ramen Project: Pop-up ramen concept
- Susuru Orlando: Retro Japanese Gastropub popular for craft yakitori skewers, rice bowls, and craft cocktails
Parking is limited so plan ahead with carpooling or ridesharing. Kiddos are welcome but need a ticket if they're 8 years old and up.
More Upcoming Events at Edible Education Experience
Culinary Curiosities – Non-Alcoholic Buzz & Healthy Drinks
Tuesday, April 20, 6pm
Enjoy a Non-Alcoholic Buzz & Healthy Drink how-to night. Learn from Healing Butterfly owner Jackie Hirsch and enjoy light bites and hands-on take home goodies.
Sunday, June 6, 11am and 1pm
Join an all-star line up of local chefs for a family style, incredibly indulgent Brunch. Mimosas are included and vegetarian dish options will be available!
$80 and up
Feature image credit: Edible Education Experience