Taste at I-Drive 360

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Taste at I-Drive 360 Event

We attended The Taste at I-Drive 360 at their 8th annual event and it was GLORIOUS! Orlando foodies and culinary giants united with Florida Hospital to shine a light on Esophageal cancer awareness. I was lucky enough to win tickets from the best publication, Orlando Magazine! The backdrop was the ever popular and evolving I-Drive. There are so many amazing restaurants, the Coca Cola Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds wax museum, AND an aquarium! It is the ideal spot for vacationers and locals alike!

The Taste at I-Drive 360

Once we arrived we were greeted by smiling faces from Florida Hospital and they gave us our lanyards and a custom menu that listed all of the participants and their culinary offerings. I was hungry and ready to eat since I skipped lunch and I’m glad I did! I didn’t even have to eat the next day because I got plenty of culinary treats that day!

The taste at I-Drive 360

Taste at I-Drive 360 Event Highlights

the couscous salad from Tapa Toro (the Paella was divine too)

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we all know the burgers at shake shack are UNBEATABLE, but did you know their creamy custard is LEGIT?

Meeting one of my favorite Food Network chefs the one and only Retro Rad Chef  Emily Ellyn

If you are like me, you are a food network geek and can’t get enough of shows like Food Network Star, Cupcake Wars, Cutthroat Kitchen…and the girl has been on ALL OF THEM! I got REALLY excited when I heard she was attending the event and even more excited when I got to meet her. She is as sweet as she looks and even took the time to chat with us!

I just loved her style and had to gush over her entire outfit! She got it at one of the best shops in Orlando, Retromended Vintage they recently moved their location to Mills from Ivanhoe! You GOTTA check it out! As for me, I wore my Tory Burch sunglasses for less than $100 and Lilly Pulitzer Dress (also under $100)

Emily Ellyn Retro Rad

My favorite restaurant decor was at Sofra Mediterranean Grill (not to mention the Falafel) YUM!!! AND Lisbon Portuguese had the cutest plate wall that is SUPER on trend right now and their logo made my heart sing! I’m a graphic designer, so I always seem to analyze branding… Look at that signage. PURE PERFECTION!

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 If you haven’t been to Orlando, there is SO much to do here!

Until next time…Live Like a Mother

xoxo-Jess

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