What a Wonderful way to start the year. Gathering w Strangers never gets old. This year we started off in Parramore. When I was contacted by the City of Orlando last year to do a Dinner there, I didn't think twice about it. It's really exciting to see how that area is developing. With the Amway Arena and the Orlando City Soccer Club going in there, it's intriguing to see how the area is developing.
As 8 Strangers gathered around the table, the crew from Chef Eddie's, was gearing up to serve us 4 incredible courses. We started out w some Garlic Shrimp w Garlic Bread, that we could have eaten all night. Followed by a House Salad and then the Entree blew us away w so much food! Juicy Meatloaf, Rice Pilaf, Sweet Potatoes, Mac n Cheese, & Cornbread. We rounded out the evening w some Sweet Potato Pie & Organic Vanilla Ice Cream. This Soul Food really hit the spot. That evening we learned that Chef Eddie has served the likes of President Clinton & Jesse Jackson. We were very grateful they were up for serving us too!
Eating was half the fun! We got so deep into conversation the night ran long. We weren't mad about it, but were so Grateful to the Wells Built Museum for Hosting us. It was amazing to be in a place w such History. Most of us were new to Wells Built and didn't know it has hosted so many famous Floridans, including Ray Charles, Angela Bassett and Former Miss America.
All in all, we had a lovely evening. Laughed a lot, listened to stories and shared the commonalities of life. Thanks to everyone that made this evening such a Pleasure!
Photos: Sarah Peerani