Tonight's the Night!
The kickoff reception of the 2009 Florida Film Festival opens up in just a few hours with The Green Room, Sponsored by Whole Foods Market Winter Park and LelandHoliday.com. Filmmakers, VIPs, and visiting celebs will be enjoying this exclusive reception at Enzian Theater's Eden Bar, enjoying local flavors prepared by Enzian's Executive Chef, Joshua Oakley and Walker's Drive-in's Chef de Cuisine Matthew Johnson
Original Cinema, the Festivals opening film showcase will begin with the romantic comedy Management, starring Jennifer Aniston, Steven Zahn, & Woody Harrelson. Immediately preceding the opening night film will be a special presentation of Western Spaghetti by New York stop-motion legend PES.
Following the films will be the Festival Kickoff party: Forbidden Fruit. Master Chef's will dish delightfully sinful morsels of aphrodisiac-themed, eclectic cuisines paired with superb wines. The evening's celebrity guests include Food Network sensation Iron Chef Cat Cora along with the founding father of New World Cuisine Norman Van Aken, and renowned director Ken Russell.
Participating chefs include our very own Josh Oakley and:
James & Julie Petrakis from The Ravenous Pig
Steven Rujak from Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
Kathleen Blake from Urban Flats
Kevin Fonzo from K Wine Bar
David Nuss from Harmoni Market
Charles Szasz from Good 2 Go Gourmet
Matthew Johnson from Walker's Drive-In
Tom Nadolski from Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar