Lombardi’s Seafood & Chef Bob Team Up for Exclusive Lunch
Lombardi’s Seafood Hosts Exclusive Event: “From Fishin’ Line to Kitchen Line”
A 3-Course Interactive Fish Tale
Lombardi’s Seafood of Winter Park, Lombardi’s Executive Chef Chris, and Orlando Chef, Food Consultant & Event Manager, Bob Aungst, have teamed up to bring this summer’s most exciting popup event at Lombardi’s Cafe in Lombardi’s Seafood market (1888 W. Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789).
Lombardi’s Seafood is a central Florida tradition, offering high quality seafood for over 50 years. Everyone knows it’s the place to go for the best seafood. What people might not realize though, is that Lombardi’s offers a cafe with a delicious menu of local favorites. Lombardi’s Chef Chris oversees the cafe, putting his own spin on Lombardi’s family recipes.
Guests are invited to experience Lombardi’s Seafood in a whole new way on Saturday, July 1 from 1 to 3pm. Mike Lombardi, Chef Chris, and Chef Bob have crafted a three-course, interactive meal featuring local catches and Lombardi’s signature dishes. This event is much more than a lunch gathering – it’s a partnership project, bringing together not only the Lombardi’s and Chef Bob brands, but also other local partners, food influencers, and specialty brands. The premise behind the event is an interactive story, broken into three parts, showcasing Lombardi’s history. Guests will have the honor of hearing “the greatest fishing tale ever told” – a story few actually know, while experiencing a culinary explosion of flavor in each course. The grande finale is a signature Lombardi’s item that is guaranteed not to disappoint! Special surprises have been built into the event as well.
Only 40 seats are available, and over half are already sold. Tickets can be purchased at the register in Lombardi’s Seafood, or online (http://www.lombardis.com/events/). Pricing: an individual ticket is $75, or two for $125. Tickets include all food and beverages, samples, and a special takeaway gift.
About Lombardi’s Seafood of Winter Park
Lombardi’s Seafood of Winter Park is a third generation retail and wholesale premium seafood company. Tony Lombardi Sr. and his wife, Angie, opened Lombardi’s at the corner of Orange and Orlando Avenues in 1961, where it remained until a new state of the art facility was built on Fairbanks in 2015. Tony Sr.’s grandson, Mike Lombardi, rejoined the family business in 2013, which continues to be a whole family venture. Mike’s sister, Denise, parents and wife support the day-to-day operations of the business. Mike and Denise are focused on continuing the tradition of bringing high quality seafood to central Florida, while introducing the latest in seafood products. Their innovative vision includes a new and improved customer experience, both online and in store, as well as, an upscale-gourmet cafe and seafood market.
Executive Chef, Chris Richmond, joined the Lombardi’s team in February 2017. Previously, he owned his own catering business and worked in food retail. Chef Chris is a graduate of Valencia College, and the Rosen College of Hospitality Management, with a degree in Restaurant and Food Service Management. His past experiences bring a fresh perspective to Lombardi’s Seafood Cafe, which offers fan favorites like smoked fish dip, house made crab cakes, fresh fish tacos, and Lombardi’s famous Key Lime Pie.
About Chef Bob Aungst
Chef Bob Aungst is an Orlando Chef, Food Consultant, and Event Manager specializing in hand crafted events, catering, and “culinary-tainment” (culinary entertainment experiences). He is classically trained Chef with over 20 years of experience serving private, corporate, and political clients around the world. He has served three U.S. Presidents, countless royalty, foreign dignitaries, celebrities and professional athletes. He specializes in gluten free and dietary needs catering, and produces a line of gluten free flours, spices and seasonings, and locally roasted coffees. He also offers cooking classes, and was named in the Top 9 Cooking Teachers in Orlando by Expertise.