Some of Orlando's most celebrated chefs will be on hand for culinary panels and book signings at this year's Books and Cooks event.

Guest chefs/authors include John Rivers of 4 Rivers Smokehouse and The COOP, Brandon McGlamery of Prato and Luma on Park, Norman Van Aken of Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Richard Gonzmart of the Columbia Restaurants, and Hollis Wilder of Sweet By Holly. The event will be moderated by novelist Bob Morris of Story Farm.

When: Thursday, March 6, 6 to 9 p.m. at The Alfond Inn and the Winter Park Public Library

Where: Author Panel at The Alfond Inn, food trucks next door at the Winter Park Public Library

General admission tickets, which are $25 each, include:

  • admission to the author panel at The Alfond Inn
  • a signature bourbon cocktail (recipe served by John Rivers at the James Beard House in NYC) or a glass of Rioja wine
  • gourmet snacks by Luma on Park and Sweet By Miss Holly
  • A food truck party next door at the Library (guests responsible for food truck purchases)


a Rafflecopter giveaway

The winner will be chosen on Monday, March 3.