Let's Talk with Nancy J. Cohen
What’s Cooking in September
September in Orlando is a delight for Foodies like me. We have Magical Dining Month, Epcot Food & Wine Festival, three family birthdays, and the Jewish New Year. Where to eat first? This is not the month to diet! Magical Dining offers a three-course meal for $40 at numerous dining establishments throughout the Orlando area. It’s a great way to find new places to eat or to return to an expensive favorite at a reasonable price. We started out this year at TerraMia, an Italian restaurant, where we joined friends we’d recently met at a Carrabba’s Wine Dinner. Yes, we like those events, too.
Next on the list are three upcoming birthdays. We’ve already made reservations for The Nauti Lobstah, Blu on the Avenue, and The Tap Room at Dubsdread. It’ll be our first time at Blu in Winter Park. Magical Dining Month makes birthday celebrations a lot easier to plan.
This year, we are hosting Rosh Hashanah or the Jewish New Year, for the family. My menu is only partially planned until I see how many people are coming. This is a traditional meal with chicken soup and matzo balls, gefilte fish, roast chicken, pot roast/brisket, and accompaniments. Our guests all bring a dish so the work is shared. We eat apples and honey to look forward to a sweet year ahead.
It’s been too hot to go to Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival. I wouldn’t make it around World Showcase nor do I have much of an appetite in 95-degree heat. I’ll have to wait for cooler weather. We might venture out to Hollywood Studios instead for a shorter walk.
Soon our thoughts will turn to Pumpkin Spice and everything nice for Fall. But right now, it still feels like a steam kettle outside.
Do you have any special foodie traditions for September?
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