All posts tagged: East End Market

Capture the Bite Food Photography Workshop at East End Market in Orlando (POSTPONED)

Food photography has been a big focus of this blog over the years and I’ve enjoyed speaking and teaching photography at various conferences in the past. I’m very excited to announce that we’re throwing our next Capture the Bite food photography workshop NOW TO BE DETERMINED this November 16-18, 2018 at East End Market in Orlando, FL! We will be covering food photography, food styling and of course eating good food. *EDIT: Capture the Bite Orlando has been postponed to a later date next year in 2019. Due to a combination of scheduling conflicts with interested attendees and being close to the Thanksgiving holiday has made us move the date to accommodate those interested. We will announce a new date, so please stay posted. Thank you for understanding!(updated on Monday, October 15, 2018) I’m teaming up with my friend and photographer colleague, Faith Gorsky of anediblemosaic.com who is a talented cookbook author, food stylist and photographer to host this event. We teamed up last year with Disney to host our first Capture the Bite photography …

Kappo at East End Market Is Still Going Strong!

Kappo at East End Market has been leading the charge and standing their ground on the way they serve their food and with respect to their cuisine. Recently they have been told by the Orlando DBPR to install a sneeze guard, which does not make sense due to the fact the are not a salad bar and many restaurants in Orlando do not have a sneeze guard which could be considered to have a similar set up to Kappo. Regardless on what has gone down so far, many people in Orlando are in support of Kappo and have signed a petition on Change.org to show their support with 2000+ signatures. Needless to say, lots of people in Central Florida want Kappo to continue the way they are serving. Kappo will continue to serve and we’ll see what solution they come up with working with the Orlando DBPR. I’m proud of what the chefs at Kappo have accomplished and stood up for themselves to make a difference. Support them and continue to dine with them! Kappo …

Simon Majumdar Making A Stop In Orlando At East End Market For “Fed, White, And Blue” Book Tour

Simon Majumdar, author and world-renowned broadcaster, is making a stop at the East End Market in Orlando, FL as part of his “Fed, White, And Blue” Book Tour across the U.S. If you’re a fan of watching Cutthroat Kitchen, Iron Chef America, or the Next Iron Chef, then you will recognize Simon Majumdar as one of the mainstay judges for these Food Network television shows. Simon is currently on a nationwide tour promoting his new book “FED, WHITE, and BLUE: Feeding America with My Fork” and Bookmark It bookstore at East End Market will be hosting his visit. Join Simon this Thursday, May 7, for a presentation at 7 p.m. where he will be speaking about his new book and signing copies, which are available for purchase from Bookmark It. In addition to this event, a special “Pop Up Potluck” dinner will take place from 6 – 7 p.m. before his presentation. Bring a dish to share, mingle with Simon, and have him taste your food! The event will take place in the Apex (on …

Ramen at Kappo at East End Market – Orlando, FL

Kappo at East End Market is working on their own Ramen recipe, with soup broth and noodles both made from scratch. Surprised? I’m not. What can’t these guys do? No set date yet, but it’s planned to be served during cold weather, so hopefully it will be on their menu soon.   (click image to enlarge) A few weeks ago (mid-December) I was able to order one of the first bowls of Ramen made by Kappo at East End. Their menu is well known for their sushi and Omakase dinners, but they are talented in creating many types of Japanese cuisine. Their Ramen here is made from scratch, from the noodles to the pork broth, and was served in a limited quantity the day I went. Kappo’s Ramen was a bowl of house made noodles, savory pork broth, tender pork belly, earthy flavored enoki mushrooms, and a silky soft poached egg. The pickled ginger in the center cut through the richness and everything had a balance of good flavors and textures.   (click image to …

First Kamayan Filipino Feast In Orlando

The Kamayan Filipino feast was the first of its kind in a public dinner setting in Orlando, FL. Kamayan is the traditional practice of eating Filipino food with your bare hands and usually practiced at home. We wanted to bring that experience for people to try while discovering Filipino cuisine. Over 40 seats were sold to this ticketed dinner event at the East End Market, taking place upstairs at the event hall and demonstration kitchen. The special pop-up dinner was definitely a collaborative event and took a group who was passionate about Filipino cuisine and culture to make it happen. The trifecta from Kappo at East End Market, Francis Biondi (FOX’s MasterChef Season 5), Jami of FilipinoDinner.com, Jonjie Sibayan and crew from Pao Cafe in Tampa, and myself, all pitched in to make it happen.   (click image to enlarge) Green banana leaves were freshly cut the morning of the event, cleaned up, then were placed as the tablesetting for the dinner. The food was presented in a style where the centerpiece was a variety …

Kamayan: A Filipino Feast On September 22 at East End Market in Orlando

Get ready to eat Filipino food at Kamayan: A Filipino Feast, a special dining event on September 22 in Orlando, FL. Kamayan is the Filipino traditional style of eating with your hands at a communal table, lined with banana leaves and the food is the center piece. The Kamayan feast will be prepared by Filipino chefs and cooks including the talented culinary team at Kappo at East End Market, Francis Biondi (FOX’s MasterChef Season 5 Top 15 Finalist), Jonjie Sibayan (chef/owner of PAO Truck/PAO Cafe in Tampa), and more. I’m proud to say that I am also participating in this event, doing some kitchen work and will be one of the front of the house hosting at the event. This first time Kamayan dinner is the first of it’s kind in Orlando (from what I know of) and is a collaboration of people who love to share Filipino food and want to share the experience and culture. Please join us on Monday, September 22 at the East End Market for a variety of food, drinks, …

Spring Roll Workshop with MasterChef 5 Contestant Francis B at East End Market – Aug. 23

Have you ever wanted to learn how to roll spring rolls, Filipino lumpia, or Vietnamese summer rolls? How about meet and cook with MasterChef 5 Contestant, Francis Biondi aka “Francis B”? Here’s your chance to roll with Francis B at his Spring Roll Workshop at the East End Market in Orlando on Saturday, August 23rd from 11:30am – 2:30pm. Spend a few hours rolling spring rolls using locally sourced ingredients, making dipping sauces, and learning cooking secrets from Francis B. I spent some time talking with my Filipino/Italian buddy about Filipino food (and spring rolls in general) and Francis B is excited to share his lumpia rolling skills as well as other styles of spring rolls. Join him this Saturday for his Spring Roll Workshop. Details below…   What: Spring Roll Workshop with Francis B When: Saturday, August 23rd from 11:30am – 2:30pm Where: East End Market 3201 Corrine Dr, Orlando, FL 32803 Tickets: eastendmkt.com/events/spring-roll-workshop Cost: $47.93 (including tax) Francis B will be showcasing 4 different fillings and 2 dipping sauces, from Filipino lumpia to Vietnamese …

2014 James Beard Awards Semifinalists Announced At Live Event In Orlando [Photos & Recap]

The James Beard Foundation announced the 2014 semifinalists at a first time live event in Orlando, FL. The live event was broadcasted online and took place at the East End Market with an audience of media, chefs, and James Beard Foundation representatives. The category of Best Chef South revealed a number of chefs from around Florida, with four local Central Florida semifinalist nominations. Congratulations to James & Julie Petrakis of The Ravenous Pig and Cask & Larder, Henry Salgado of Spanish River Grill and Txokos Basque Kitchen, and Hari Pulapaka of Cress Restaurant. The full list of semifinalists is at the end of this post.   (click image to enlarge)   This was the first time the James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists outside of their New York headquarters. The live press event came to Central Florida through Visit Orlando, the official tourism association who presented the opportunity to host the event. It came at a great time as Orlando is currently experiencing a food renaissance, with local chefs focusing on local ingredients and really …

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