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November 9 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Join us  Thursday, November 9th, 6:30-10pm at Quantum Leap Winery as David Forrester, Edna Morris and the winery host a Friends of James Beard Dinner benefitting the James Beard Foundation (JBF). This special event, Friends of the Vine: A Magical Evening brings together an esteemed team of Central Florida chefs and makers to celebrate the camaraderie of Orlando’s culinary and wine community and their support of the James Beard Foundation.

The magic begins with a reception in the winery’s central tasting room and then will progress with a culinary exploration in the main winery with chef food stations perfectly paired with wine, created just for this special evening through a unique chef and master sommelier collaboration curated by the featured participants. Additionally, all guests will receive a limited edition Quantum Leap/JBF  Stölze wine glass to commemorate the event.

Featured Participants
Shannea “Nikki” Akins – Chef/Owner Nikki’s Place, Tonda Corrente – Chef/Owner La Femme du Fromage, Trina Gregory– Chef/Owner Se7en Bites, Stephen Grey – Exec. Chef Arthur’s Catering, Matt Hinckley – Chef/Owner Hinckley’s Fancy Meats, Lordfer Lalicon – Chef/Owner Kaya, Mark Leggett – Owner Arthur’s Catering,  Jamie McFadden – Exec. Chef/Founder Cuisiniers Catered Cuisine and Events, George Miliotes – Master Sommelier/Owner Wine Bar George.

Event Menu

Menu will be finalized and posted soon – some of the delicious offerings are:

Crispy Lamb Meatballs, Oysters and Caviar, New American BBQ Duck, Adobo risotto, Bistek & Pomme purée, Smothered Pork and Cornbread, Tinned fish pop up – Chargrilled Octopus, Spiced Calamari, Chargrilled Razor Clams

Tickets $175 pp + tax

Doors open at 6:30pm. Registration 6:30-7:00pm.

Casual seating will be available.

Complimentary valet parking is provided.

We look forward to hosting you for this Magical Evening!!!


November 9
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Quantum Leap Winery
1312 Wilfred Dr
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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