Bite Night

When: Mon., June 29, 7 p.m. 2015

Monday is the traditional chef’s night off, but (sorry, chefs) this week Orlando’s kitchen gods and goddesses will be working hard at Bite Night, our annual foodie heaven. Throughout the ornate Victorian Orchid Garden Ballroom on Church Street – an architectural fairy tale of graceful wrought-iron curves, stained glass and staircases meant for dramatic entrances – you’ll find tasting stations stuffed with samples from at least 20 of Orlando’s best restaurants. There’s no room for a full list here, but expect bites from the Rusty Spoon, K Restaurant, the Ravenous Pig, Cask & Larder, Cress, Soco, Txokos Basque Kitchen, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, the Smiling Bison, Peperoncino, Citrus, Kasa, Seito … from sushi to pastry to heirloom tomatoes to carpaccio, the flavors will run riot. Supporting the excess of sensory delights, a sound-and-light show from the Violuminescence string quartet will accompany the small bites and refreshing libations. A silent auction will benefit Orlando’s Edible Schoolyard program; cocktail attire is required. Delicious.

Price: $55-$75