Orlando Dining News Round-Up June 24, 2016: The COOP, The Sanctum, Crafted

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

Chef James Petrakis of Cask & Larder will join Chef John Rivers for cooking demo and tasting at his restaurant, The COOP, on June 29
Special guest Chef James Petrakis of Cask & Larder will join Chef John Rivers for cooking demo and tasting at his restaurant, The COOP, on June 29. The event is free, and starts at 6:30pm (though I recommend arriving early). Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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The Sanctum is debuting The Orlando Bowl on June 27 for dinner. No idea what all is in it, but it looks yummy!

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Seasons 52‘s has debuted a new seasonal menu highlighted by fresh summer ingredients such as juicy watermelon, sweet summer corn, Traverse City cherries, and vine-ripe heirloom tomatoes. Because ingredients reach peak freshness at different times, Seasons 52 will also introduce favorites like Black Mission figs, Italian black truffles and Georgia peaches as they become available. This menu is available at both Central Florida Seasons 52 locations.

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Crafted in the Metrowest area of Orlando is hosting a Swamp Head Brewery Beer-Dinner on June 27. Cost is $34.95 Presale / $39.95 Day Of and includes 5 Craft Beers and four Courses. For tickets: http://goo.gl/rtTXds

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Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park will donate 100% of proceeds from chocolate ribbon pops to #OneOrlando through the end of June.

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Former Morimoto Asia head sushi chef Junichi Takazoe has opened Jimotti’s Restaurant in Sanford, at 2545 S. French Ave. The menu includes Japanese tapas dishes, rare sakes, and Japanese beers.

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Chuy’s Tex-Mex will open its fifth Central Florida location July 19 at Lakeside Crossing in Winter Park. Other locations include Kissimmee, International Drive, Waterford Lakes, and WallyPark on N. Semoran.

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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.

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