Orlando 2011 Details

Explore Your Craft: Orlando

Saturday, October 8th 2011
The Ember


Widmer Beers

Orlando Featured Beers:

  • Hefeweizen
  • Drifter Pale Ale
  • Falconers IPA
  • Okto Festival Ale
  • Nelson Imperial IPA
  • Pitch Black




Station #1 – Buffalo Wellington
Tender Bison Sirloin with “Pitch Black” mushroom (button, shitake, portabello) confit & creme Fraiche in a Puff Pastry.
Paired with Pitch Black IPA

Station #2 – Boars in a Blanket
Chef-made Wild Boar Sausage with Cranberries & Shiraz Wine wrapped in a Puff Pastry Drizzled with Chocolate Malt BBQ Glaze
Paired with Nelson Imperial / Pitch Black IPA

Station #3 – Scallop Ceviche
Jumbo Sea Scallops in Island Citrus Ceviche then topped with Widmer Hefeweizen
Paired with Hefeweizen

Station #4 – Citrus Ginger Chicken Satay
Tender Chicken Satay skewered & grilled with blood orange-ginger glaze.
Paired with Drifter Pale Ale

Station #5 – Grilled Lamb Chomp Lollipop
Grilled Lollipop Lamb Chops marinated with Cilantro Pesto
Paired with Nelson Imperial

Passed hor d’oeuvres:

Chicken Empanadas
Traditional Spanish Handmade Spicy Chicken Poblano Empanadas
Paired with Nelson Imperial / Pitch Black IPA

Tomato Basil Flatbread
Fresh Tomato & Basil on a baked flatbread with mozzarella cheese and homemade marinara sauce
Paired with Drifter Pale Ale

Burger Sliders
Small handmade patties of USDA Choice Burger
Paired with Oktofest

Blackened Chicken Spring Rolls
Handmade at Ember, lightly fried and simply amazing!
Paired with Hefeweizen

Petit Fours
Flavorful sponge cake covered in fondant icing – Mocha, Strawberry, Raspberry Swirl




Sitting backstage, the murmur of the crowd slowly builds in anticipation of the evening to come. It’s hard to believe the band known as Willtown has quietly amassed this big of a following. Hard to believe that is, until you see them live.

As the lights go out and Dave, Eric, Kevin, James and Chad take the stage, it becomes immediately apparent how these five men got to where they are now.

A straight forward sound, that is sometimes short and staccato and at other times soars to heights not normally seen by a “local Band”. To call Willtown a local band is not exactly a correct description. Willtown’s credits include opening for bands like The Beach Boys, Third Eye Blind, Filter, Everclear, Joe Cocker, and Seven Mary Three, to name a few. Willtown’s fan base also extends internationally as Willtown was asked to play an extended event in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Whether It’s hosting a party on Wall street in Orlando, rocking the masses, helping local radio stations increase attendance at festival style events, or rocking out with thousands at the many holiday parties on Church Street in downtown Orlando, Willtown has a long standing tradition of giving fans just what they want. Straight forward honest music that can only come from a group of well honed musicians in perfect harmony. Willtown is real. The music, live performances, and fans speak for themselves. Willtown is here to stay!