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Chef Emeril Lagasse Kicks Off New Florida-Focused Television Show With Orlando Episode

Monday, January 07, 2013
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Visit Orlando, VISIT FLORIDA and celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse have partnered to bring a new television program, Emeril’s Florida, to the Cooking Channel (cookingchanneltv.com). This new television show focuses on Florida’s great destinations and unique dining, beginning with Orlando as the focus for the show premier set to air Sunday, January 6 at 10:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. PT. Visit Orlando is a presenting sponsor of Emeril’s Florida.

“With two restaurants in Orlando, it is only natural that Chef Emeril Lagasse selects our city to kick off this new show,” said Danielle Courtenay, chief marketing officer of Visit Orlando. “The culinary scene in Orlando is exploding and these new unique restaurants are just a small sample of the growth in our culinary scene. Orlando's nightlife and entertainment includes unique pubs and trendy shows for all."

The episode makes its first stop at the Ravenous Pig in Winter Park where James Beard Award nominee James Patrakis, the restaurant’s owner and Chef, showcases a delicious Cobia dish. Then Emeril heads to CityWalk at Universal Orlando Resort to chat with Emeril’s Orlando culinary director Bernard Carmouche and they prepare a black group with sofrito, rock shrimp and avocado toast. Emeril then visits Vines Grille & Wine Bar to try a unique combination of bacon and wine at one of Orlando’s best wine establishments. After an icy plunge into ICEBAR Orlando’s coolly crafted tavern made entirely of ice, Emeril finishes off his day at Rosen Shingle Creek to sample award-winning Executive Pastry Chef David Ramirez’s creative and delicious chocolates.

Emeril’s Florida is produced by MAT Media, LLC.
Cooking Channel (www.cookingchanneltv.com) is an entertainment brand dedicated to today’s passionate food lover. For food people, by food people, Cooking Channel is the answer to a growing hunger for more content devoted to food and cooking in every dimension from global cuisines to international travel, history and unconventional how-to’s. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), which also owns and operates DIY Network (www.diynetwork.com, Food Network (www.foodnetwork.com), Great American Country (www.gactv.com), HGTV (www.hgtv.com) and Travel Channel (www.travelchannel.com), is the manager and general partner.

Visit Orlando is the official branding, sales and marketing organization for the Orlando area responsible for generating brand awareness, increasing travel to the area and booking conventions and meetings. For more information, visit VisitOrlando.com/corporate

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