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FusionFest Announces New Diversitastic! Dining Experiences

The series aims to support local restaurants and showcase artists while providing unique cultural dining experiences.

Orange County, Fla. – The Diversitastic! Dining experiences, which offer an evening’s immersion into the tastes, sounds, and fascinating cultures of the world, announces the first four experiences of 2022 will be celebrating Punjab-India, South Africa, Korea and Poland. Guests may participate in these monthly outings to a locally-owned ethnic restaurant by purchasing a ticket that includes a full-course meal along with live entertainment, chef talk, and insights into the culture being highlighted.

The private event also serves as a much-needed social outlet. “We have fun as a group learning and sharing a meal together,” says Terry Olson of Orange County’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.

The January event, on Friday, January 28, at Curry Mantra Indian Cuisine in the I-Drive area, will offer a buffet of nearly a dozen Indian dishes, both Bollywood and folk dances, henna art, turban wrapping, and other cultural knowledge about the Northern state of Punjab.

Tickets are available at and must be purchased in advance. Space is limited depending on the restaurant.

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More information: Thali Sugisawa,, 407.574.1312

Diversitastic! Dining is a program of FusionFest, a 501-c-3 nonprofit organization with the mission of celebrating the people and the many different cultures that make Central Florida awesome by showcasing talent, sharing stories, collaborating, educating and breaking down barriers of fear and division. FusionFest is a project of Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs Office.

Diversitastic Dining Experience - Punjab, India - Curry Mantra Indian Cuisine with Devyani Dancers & Henna by Priya - January 28 from 7 to 9 PM - Presented by I-DRIVE District

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