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Stay Tuned for "Battle of the Parks" a Charity Wine and Food Celebration

Three Chefs + Three Sommeliers = Three Charities

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Who has the top chef Top Chef is an American reality competition show that airs on the cable television network Bravo, in which chefs compete against each other in weekly challenges. They are judged by a panel of professional chefs and other notables from the food and wine industry with one or , College Park, Thornton Park or Winter Park? On January 21, three of Orlando's finest restaurants present the first annual Battle of the Parks. A Chef and Sommelier team from K-Restaurant (College Park), The Beacon (Thornton Park) and Luma The black/gray/white information in a video signal, represented as the letter "Y." Color information is transmitted as luma (brightness) and chroma (color). The luma is a weighted sum of the RGB colors. See luminance, YUV and YUV/RGB conversion formulas.  on Park (Winter Park) will battle to see whose "park" reigns supreme. The event promises to cook up a good time, as each team strives to present the best food and wine pairings in this friendly competition.

First on the menu for the day is the starter - food and wine pairing stations where attendees will sample each chef's creations that strive to match several wines from the heralded wine appellations of Central and Northern California Northern California, sometimes referred to as NorCal, is the northern portion of the U.S. state of California. The region contains the San Francisco Bay Area, the state capital, Sacramento; as well as the substantial natural beauty of the redwood forests, the northern . Participating wineries from the Sonoma, Monterey, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara (săn'tə bär`brə, –bərə), city (1990 pop. 85,571), seat of Santa Barbara co., S Calif., on the Pacific Ocean; inc. 1850.  and Mendocino regions include Matanzas Creek Matanzas Creek is a stream in Sonoma County, California that is tributary to Santa Rosa Creek. Matanzas Creek rises on the northern slope of Sonoma Mountain and is a year round stream.  Winery, La Crema Winery, Stonestreet Alexander Mountain Estate, Cambria Estate Winery, Carmel Road Winery, Edmeades and more. Following this pairing, the sommeliers will be pitted against each other in a blind tasting, in the "Battle of the Palates." Guests will also have the same opportunity to taste the wines blind. Finally, it's on to the main event where each restaurant's chef will have 40 minutes to transform the secret ingredients into a plated entree for a panel of celebrity judges. The creations will be judged in three categories; flavor, presentation and creativity to determine the winning combination. A separate award will be presented based on the audience's favorites from the themed food & wine pairing stations.

The Chef and Sommelier teams are: K- Restaurant: Kevin Fonzo (Chef/Owner) and Dan Francoforte (Sommelier) The Beacon: Laird Boles (Executive Chef) and Shanon Hall (Sommelier) Luma on Park: Brandon McGlamery (Executive Chef) and Brian Hubbell (Sommelier).

Assisting with the judging are John Blazon, Master Sommelier and Manager, Wine Sales and Standards of Walt Disney Noun 1. Walt Disney - United States film maker who pioneered animated cartoons and created such characters as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck; founded Disneyland (1901-1966)
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 Resort; Josh Garrick, Managing Editor of Lifestyle Magazine; George Miliotes, Advanced Sommelier from Season's 52; Pam Smith, culinary author and Epcot Food and Wine Culinary Consultant. Adding spice and flavor to the event is the Mistress of Ceremonies, Jacqueline London Jacqueline London, born in Chicago, Illinois is an Alumni of the University of Iowa where she studied Journalism and Mass Communication. London was the first to organize a chapter for Black Journalist while attending UI
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Bring your taste buds taste buds taste nplGeschmacksknospen pl  and your checkbooks for charity, as an amazing silent auction will also be offered. Proceeds from this gourmet affair will benefit the participating restaurants charity of choice; Hope and Help (K- Restaurant), Lighthouse Central Florida
For the college, see University of Central Florida.


Central Florida is the central region of the United States state of Florida, on the East Coast.
 (the Beacon) and the Coastal Conservation Society (Luma on Park).

Battle of the Parks will take place at 2:00 pm on Sunday January 21, 2007 at the Beacon. The Beacon is located in Thornton Park at 100 S. Eola Drive (corner of Pine and Eola) in Orlando. Tickets are $30.00 per person and are available at each of the participating restaurants.
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