Arguably one of Central Florida’s best food and wine tasting events, Cows ‘n Cabs returns to Winter Park for its 5th year on Saturday, October 24. A charity-based affair curated by ABC Fine Wine & Spirits’ David Larue and Chef John Rivers of 4 Rivers Smokehouse, the event is held under a gargantuan tent in Winter Park’s West Meadow at 150 North New York Avenue and invites attendees to don their best cowboy duds as they sip and sample fare from some of Orlando's best chefs and wine/beer vendors.

John Rivers is a co-curator of this event.
John Rivers is a co-curator of this event.

Hay bales, corn husks and a live country band set the tone of this outdoor, Western-themed festival designed to showcase a selection of 20 invite-only restaurants through unlimited tastes of their best dishes. Anheuser-Busch, Southern Wine & Spirits and ABC Fine Wine & Spirits will contribute to the evening with more than 200 wines, spirits and craft beers samplings.

Participating Restaurants

  • Citrus Restaurant
  • Dragonfly
  • Highball and Harvest
  • Hillstone
  • Norman's
  • Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park
  • Tapa Toro
  • Taverna Opa Orlando
  • The Crooked Spoon
  • The Osprey Tavern
  • Todd English's bluezoo
  • JW Marriott’s The Kitchen at Whisper Creek
  • 4 Rivers Smokehouse
  • Hawkers
  • K Restaurant
  • P is for Pie
  • Pop Parlour
  • Puff ‘n Stuff
  • Ravenous Pig Group
  • Se7en Bites
  • Soco
  • The COOP
  • The Sweet Shop

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Enjoy sample-sized dishes from some of Orlando's best chefs

For $140, guests can purchase a VIP ticket and receive a one-hour sneak preview at 6pm. General admission tickets priced at $110 grant entrance at 7pm until the festival concludes at 10pm. Purchase here.

One hundred percent of ticket sale proceeds and auction items will benefit the Community Food & Outreach Center and Elevate Orlando, which assists with fighting hunger and mentoring youth, respectively.

For more information and a complete list of sponsors and participating restaurants, please visit

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