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Half Shells + Half Pints

Chef Bob Aungst Teamed Up With Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company & Lombardi’s Seafood for Cold Smoked Oysters and Beer Flights - Summer of 2019's Most Unique Happy Hour.


Chef Bob Aungst, Lombardi's Seafood and Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company hosted a one-of-a-kind happy hour at Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. on Thursday, June 6. Guests enjoyed raw oysters, fresh from Lombardi’s Seafood, and cold smoked by Chef Bob for a sensational new flavor profile. They were paired with four of Ivanhoe Park’s favorite brews, and two of the four were also cold smoked.


Guests in the VIP section experienced a live cold smoking demo and sampled additional items that were also cold smoked at the VIP tables. Pangea Shellfish Company assisted Lombardi's in sourcing boutique oysters from New Zealand, Rhode Island, and Maine. The three varieties were incredibly unique, each with distinctive textures and flavors. They were also much larger than typical varieties and were a huge hit with the oyster loving guests!

“I can’t wait for this event - the cold smoking really kicks things up a notch and makes the oysters and beer an experience like none you’ve had before. We’re all really excited to work together to bring you the best from three local brands.” -Chef Bob, prior to Half Shells + Half Pints
“The smoke in the beers is really nice. It gives it a complexity they doesn’t usually have. It’s there in the beginning and then fades away, allowing the beer’s flavors to come into their own.” -Aaron Anderson, Head Brewer at Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company, prior to Half Shells + Half Pints

Half Shells + Half Pints Sells Out!

The event sold out success and left guests asking, "When is something like this happening again?!" On the heels of Half Shells + Half Pints, Chef Bob's team will be launching a new series called, CB's Sunday Supper. The quarterly events will be held on select Sunday's in rotating locations throughout the South. CB's Sunday Supper is a live broadcast pairing culinary demos of speciality and gourmet ingredients with premium alcoholic beverages and spirits. Guests in the live audience experience the ultimate culinary adventure, culminating in a feast featuring the ingredients from the demonstrations.

 

About the Hosts of Half Shells + Half Pints

Chef Bob Aungst handcrafts culinary experiences for lovers of food and spirits. He's based in Central Florida, and travels worldwide to serve celebrities, political leaders, professional athletes, VIPs, and luxury brands at large and small scale events.


Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company is an independent craft brewery and tasting room located in the historic Ivanhoe District of Orlando, Florida. Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company celebrates the spirit and pioneering ways of early 20th century Lake Ivanhoe founder George I. Russell. Later named Joyland, an amusement and recreational park located on the shores of Lake Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe Park previously served as home to beautifully lined orange groves and a pineapple farm. Connecting Orlando's historic past to our brewery’s commitment to community, education and the use of quality ingredients, Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company seeks to make craft beer accessible to everyone. Lombardi's Seafood is a third generation retail and wholesale premium seafood company. A fixture of the Winter Park community, Lombardi’s offers the freshest selection of seafood and serves up seafood favorites in the cafe.

 
About Chef Bob Aungst

With over 30 years in the hospitality industry, Chef Bob Aungst has masterfully navigated some of the most prestigious stages in the culinary world. From orchestrating events like the Kentucky Derby and Presidential Inaugurations to serving esteemed dignitaries, including four U.S. Presidents and members of the Royal Courts, he and his team focus on creating unique and memorable dining experiences with extreme attention to detail for every guest served. From in person events to virtual culinary live streams, CB handcrafts each one for a truly “WOW” experience.


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In addition, Chef Bob also offers temporary and seasonal culinary and chef staffing services through the League of Extraordinary Chefs. His roster of highly-skilled chefs and front of house hospitality professionals service top resorts, dude ranches, vacation destinations, hotels, convention centers, and large scale sporting events around the world.

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