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Café D’Avignon, Expands with All-New Orlando Location

3260 Margaritaville Blvd.
Kissimmee, FL, 34747
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Café D’Avignon, a local NYC bakery and café best known for its artisanal, always-fresh, handmade breads and pastries, opens its doors for Orlando locals and tourists Wednesday January 22nd.

Café D’Avignon was established in 2012 at the historic Plaza Hotel. It was created by the same team behind Pain D’Avignon, an artisanal bread bakery that has been supplying Michelin starred restaurants and top hotels from New York to Boston for the last 25 years.

Café D’Avignon operates five retail stores throughout New York City, and will be opening five new locations in Orlando, Fla. beginning early 2020.The first new store is located in the heart of Kissimmee at Central Florida’s most sought-after entertainment complex,Margaritaville’s Sunset Walk.

This location is the first Café D’Avignon store outside of New York City. “The Café D’Avignon brand is the perfect complement to the serene resort lifestyle of Margaritaville Resort Orlando,” said Alex Nikitin, a partner of Café D’Avignon Orlando. Committed to quality, the bakery uses top of the line, carefully selected and sourced ingredients to ensure the finest and boldest flavors possible with guaranteed freshness.

Guests can indulge in a range of signature sweet and savory items including quiches, scones,tartines, croissants, breakfast sandwiches, cookies, and more. The menu mixes authentic French dishes like Croque Monsieur and Quiche Lorraine with American classics like a Turkey Club and Avocado Toast.

The cafe’s bold stand-out crossovers, such as the Baklava Croissant and Croissant Bread Pudding, demonstrate Café D’Avignon’s expertise for innovation and delicious precision.

The Orlando cafe also offers the best smoked salmon from one of NYC’s oldest, and highly revered, gourmet shops, Russ & Daughters. These high-end breakfast and lunch offerings are made fresh out of the oven on-site daily. Additionally, Café D’Avignon crafts classic espresso-based drinks using premium Stumptown Coffee Roasters.

The menu features a range of specialty lattes, iced coffees and teas. By offering Stumptown coffee blends, café guests will sip the highest quality coffee that has been sourced and roasted to perfection for outstanding flavor.

The Orlando location invites guests to enjoy menu favorites in a modern, comfortable venue that is furnished with plentiful seating, custom marble work and state-of-the-art equipment.

Located at 3260 Margaritaville Blvd. in Kissimmee, the new cafe is right in the middle of the vibrant and entertaining Sunset Walk, overlooking the stage at Sunset Square.

Café D’Avignon is open everyday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visit for updates and more information about Florida’s newest bakery.
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The Food Network and Cooking Channel South Beach Wine and Food Fest returns for 2020

Grand Tasting Village
13th Street & Ocean Dr.
Miami Beach, FL.
(866) 271-8540
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Food Network and Cooking Channel South Beach Wine and Food Fest returns for 2020. Presented by Capital One with an impressive lineup of events.

The Festival Returns to EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE. February 19th to the 23rd, 2020 to Miami Beach, Florida, Widely recognized as one of America’s favorite gourmet gatherings on the beach, the 19 th annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine and Food Festival presented by Capital One (SOBEWFF ) returns for 2020 to EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE.

The recently unveiled line-up includes more than 100 events spanning Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, with 100% of the net proceeds benefiting the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Florida International University. Since its inception, the Festival has raised more than $30 million to support the education of the future leaders of the hospitality industry.

“We are pleased to unveil the robust line-up of events that make up our 2020 Festival program,” noted Festival founder and director Lee Brian Schrager, who also serves as senior vice president of communications and corporate social responsibility for Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits. “Once again, fans have a diverse collection of more than 100 events showcasing esteemed culinary talent from around the world and premier wine and spirits selections to choose from.”

The Festival’s signature fan-favorite tastings nestled on the sands of Miami Beach return to showcase the cuisine from some of America’s most talented chefs and lifestyle personalities.

This includes iconic events like: Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village featuring Grand Tasting Tents, Publix Culinary Demonstrations sponsored by Sub-Zero Group Southeast (Saturday, February 22 and Sunday,February 23).

Italian Bites on the Beach sponsored by HCP Media and the Miami Herald Media Company hosted by Giada De Laurentiis and Dario Cecchini (Thursday, February 20).

Heineken Burger Bash presented by Schweid and Sons hosted by Rachael Ray (Friday, February 21).

Beachside BBQ hosted by Guy Fieri (Saturday, February 22).

BACARDI’s Beach Carnival hosted by Andrew Zimmern (Sunday, February 23)

On Saturday, February 22, the Festival’s host hotel Loews Miami Beach will once again serve as the setting for the annual Tribute Dinner presented by Capital One, part of The NYT Cooking Dinner Series.

This year, Master of Ceremonies Andrew Zimmern will oversee an evening paying homage to the outstanding accomplishments of the culinary community’s beloved Chef Marcus Samuelsson and beverage industry’s revered leader Jim Clerkin. Samuelsson is a highly-acclaimed chef and international restaurateur with over 30 restaurant locations spanning the United States, England, Sweden, Norway, and Bermuda, bestselling cookbook author, and popular culinary television personality.

Clerkin currently serves as president and CEO of Moët Hennessy North America and will transition to a new role as president of Moët Hennessy strategic development,

In addition to several popular events returning for the 19 th annual edition of SOBEWFF, a variety of new events will make their debut as part of the 2020 line-up. 

This includes:

Chef Mash-up presented by HoneySpot App hosted by The Naughty Fork (Thursday, February 20).

Gospel and Falafel hosted by Zak the Baker (Thursday, February 20).

SLICED: A Genuine Pizza Party hosted by Michael Schwartz (Friday, February 21).

Sips and Dips hosted by Adam Richman (Saturday, February 22).

Nu Deco Ensemble Concert featuring Special Performance by Rev Run
and Late-Night Bites by Politan Row Miami (Saturday, February 22).

The diverse weekend of culinary and beverage celebrations will also include the Festival’s featured wine seminars, themed walk-around tastings, more than 30 intimate dinners featuring world-renowned chefs and celebrated winemakers, a more expanded selection of hands-on master classes and family-friendly options.

Also the CRAVE Greater Fort Lauderdale Series presented by My Fort Lauderdale Beach, select events in Palm Beach County – including dinners hosted by acclaimed Chef Mauro Colagreco and lifestyle icon Martha Stewart –and more.

SAVE THE DATE: Capital One cardholders will enjoy exclusive presale access to tickets for all SOBEWFF events. Only Capital One cardholders can purchase tickets to the following exclusive events:

Dinner hosted by Anne Burrell and Scott Conant (Thursday, February 20)

Dinner hosted by Ashley Christensen and Mike Lata (Friday, February 21)

Dinner hosted by Bobby Flay and Tommaso De Simone (Friday, February 21)

Pie-Making Master Class hosted by Pink Pie (Saturday, February 22)

The complete line-up of events for the 19 th annual Festival is available online at Ticket sales have already opened to the general public. Stay up to date all year long by following along with the #SOBEWFF hashtag on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

About the Food Network and Cooking Channel South Beach Wine and Food Festival presented by Capital One:

EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE. All proceeds from the Festival benefit the students of the Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management who also assist Festival organizers with sponsorship fulfillment, restaurant and exhibitor recruitment,
logistics, and inventory as well as working alongside some of the world’s greatest celebrity chefs and winemakers.

To date, SOBEWF has raised more than $30 million for the School. In September 2018, BizBash named the Festival the #1 Food and Restaurant Industry event in the United States for the sixth year in a row.

Visit or call 877-762-3933. For more information about Florida International University visit, for the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
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