Saturday, April 4, 10:00 to 11:30 AM
1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland, FL 32751
Tickets are $20
Enjoy an appetizing brunch prepared by Enzian's chefs and celebrate all festival filmmakers as Jury and Audience Awards in the American Independent Competition are presented. The thrilling Florida Film Festival Awards presentation is hosted by Chris Gore, Founder/Publisher of Film Threat, TV host, filmmaker, and author of The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide.
Saturday, April 4, 6:30 to 10:00 PM
Maitland Art Center
231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland, FL 32751
Tickets are $40
You've been tempted, you've indulged, and you've been redeemed. Join us for the ultimate Festival celebration of filmmakers, visiting celebrities, and festival guests. Enjoy the balmy Florida evening in the company of friends and raise a glass to the spirit of "Original Cinema" at one of the most original locations in the area, the gorgeous and utterly unique Maitland Art Center.
Cost: OPENING NIGHT FILM & PARTY $100 / PARTY ONLY $75
Where: Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751
When: 6:30 PM Original Cinema Opening Night Film:
MANAGEMENT preceded by WESTERN SPAGHETTI
8:30 -11:30 PM Forbidden Fruit Opening Night Party
What: Following the fabulous opening night film, succumb to the temptation of sumptuous tastings and absolute revelry in the Garden of Eden. Master chefs dish delightfully sinful morsels of aphrodisiac-themed, eclectic cuisines paired with superb wines. The evening's celebrity guests include Food Network sensation and master Iron Chef Cat Cora, along with the founding father of New World Cuisine Norman Van Aken, and renowned director, Ken Russell.
Participating chefs include Josh Oakley (Enzian & Eden Bar), James and Julie Petrakis (The Ravenous Pig), Steven Rujak (Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress), Kathleen Blake (Urban Flats), Kevin Fonzo (K Wine Bar), David Nuss (Harmoni Market), Charles Szasz (Good 2 Go Gourmet), Matthew Johnson (Walker's Drive-In), and Tom Nadolski (Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar).
The Flavors of Cat Cora: Discussion and Tasting
Where: Enzian Theater
When: 2:00 - 3:30 PM
What: Indulge in a memorable afternoon of flavors for the mind and the palate. Join the tantalizing Food Network celebrity and Iron Chef sensation Cat Cora as she dishes out the backstage story of breaking boundaries in the culinary world by becoming Food Network's first and only female Iron Chef. Afterward, take pleasure in an appetizing sampling of Southern/Hellenic-infused cuisine designed by Chef Cora and Enzian/Eden Bar Executive Chef Josh Oakley.
- Mini Greek Burger Gyros with Garlic Sauce and Spring Greens
- Chickpea Fritters with Romesco Sauce and Cornichon
- Basque Rubbed Shrimp with Chimichurri Sauce
- Spicy Cinnamon Roasted Pork with Fennel and Citrus Marmalade in Phyllo Cups
Where: Multiple locations
When: See individual feast for start times
What: Choose the path of your indulgence by selecting one of three ultimate film feasts - each themed to the master Chef's favorite film. On this night, haute cuisine and cult film collide in three locations at the same time, but you must choose only one. Feel a bit like Eve with an apple dangling before you?
In each intimate engagement, Iron Chef Cat Cora joins the master chefs as they present gourmet dishes based on their favorite movies.
Southern Roots: Waterside Brunch
Where: Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando- Poolside
When: 12:30 - 2:30 PM
What: Gather by the water and experience soulful purification at its most delectable and redemptive. You might think you're in heaven already! Executive Sous Chef Josh Bernstein (The Boheme) presents an immersion into the traditional soul-stirring foods of the American South, offering a unique twist on The Boheme's mouth-watering Sunday Brunch reputation. Join your friends, open your heart, and dip into a meal that just might make you sing Hallelujah!