Orlando Dining Round-Up April 29, 2016: King Bao, Four Seasons Orlando, Soupa Saiyan

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up, chef’s dinners, new openings, and a few closings. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

King Bao

King Bao has opened at 710 N. Mills in the former Raphsodic Bakery spot. Individual bao are priced between $3 to $4, but King Bao specials are 2 bao and a non-alcoholic drink for $7 or 3 bao and a non-alcoholic drink for $9.

They also serve four varieties of smothered tots, including truffle and fire. They don’t currently have a website I can find but you can find them on Facebook @ kingbaoorlando.

[photo courtesy king_bao_orlando]

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Capa at Four Seasons Orlando is hosting a Texsom Wine Dinner on May 20. Executive Chef Fabrizio Schenardi, Executive Pastry Chef Rabii Saber, Capa Chef Tim Dacey, Plancha Chef Pedro Sanchez, and PB&G Chef Mikey Termini will be participating.

The will join five Master Sommeliers including James Tidwell, beverage manager of Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas; Andy McNamara, director of fine wines for Premier Beverage Company; Brian Koziol, food & beverage concept and development director for Walt Disney World Resort; and two additional sommeliers.

This exclusive dinner is $140 per person and reservations are required by calling 407-313-6161.

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Audubon Park Garden District will host a May the Fourth Be With You Sip + Stroll on May 4, from 5-8pm. This all inclusive stroll will include multiple stops, each with samples of either craft beer or boutique wine, along with light bites.

Cost is $20 (APGD members are discounted), and dressing as Star Wars character is encouraged. Kids 13 and under are free. The stroll starts in front of Redlight Redlight (2810 Corrine Drive, Orlando, FL, 32803). Visit the event’s facebook page for more info.

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Soupa Saiyan has opened near Universal Orlando, at 5689 Vineland Rd. The menu offers Asian Fusion and Vietnamese cuisine. Pick your broth (veggie, chicken, or beef), your noodle (rice, egg, or udon), then your protein (ten options) for $9.50. Certain proteins are extra. Or you can pick one of their signature bowls for $11.

For the anime fans, the restaurant decor is Dragonball Z-themed. Find them on Facebook @ soupasaiyan1.

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Burger 21 has closed its three-year old UCF location as of April 25. In the meantime, their Millenia location is still open.

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Speaking of burger heaven, Canadian-brand Union Burger has closed their only Central Florida location at Lake Nona. Judging by the reviews on Yelp, they didn’t go over well with the customers. Never had the chance to try them – did you?

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Three new locations of DQ Grill & Chill are set to open in Oviedo (at Aloma Ave and Mitchell Hammock Rd), Clermont (near Colonial Dr and Hancock Rd), and Winter Garden (nearr Avalon Rd and Colonial Dr.) within the next few months. Each one will have seating for about 100 inside, plus patio seating and a drive-thru, and will provide about 40 jobs at each location.

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Chef Nat Russell has left the chef de cuisine position at Winter Park’s Café de France. He plans to host a month-long pop-up eatery in Sanford on First Ave. It will be called Tennessee Truffle and feature modern Southern cuisine. If the response is good, it may become perrmanent.

h/t: The Bokey

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That’s it for this week. If you have any Central Florida dining news to share, drop it in comments or send it to us via our contact form. We’ll credit you if we use it.

About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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