Orlando Dining News Round-Up September 30 2016: Pig Floyd’s, Earls Kitchen + Bar, Shake Shack

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: new openings, a limited menu, a dinner package, and an outdoor festival. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

Pig Floyd's Urban Barbakoa - Mills 50

Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa has announced they are expanding with a second location in the Lake Nona Village on Narcoosee Road. Owner Thomas ‘Tito’ Ward is planning for a Spring 2017 opening.

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Orlando Dining News Round-Up July 1, 2016: Frontera Cocina, Morimoto Asia, Brass Tap

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

Frontera Cocina - Rick Bayless

Frontera Cocina is now open in Disney Spring’s Town Center at Walt Disney World. This is a new contemporary Mexican dining experience developed by renowned chef and six-time James Beard Foundation Award winner Rick Bayless.

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Orlando Dining News Round-Up June 10, 2016: The COOP, Oblivion Taproom, Maddey’s Craft & Cru

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up, chef’s dinners, new menus, new openings, charity events, and a closing. 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 Winter Park 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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Morimoto Asia Launches Street Food Offerings May 15

Morimoto Asia Street Food at Disney Springs

On May 15, Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs will launch their Street Food window at the restaurant, offering variations of popular Asian-influenced to-go light bites.

Morimoto tested this concept in January, but they took the time to expand the menu, and are now ready for guests to enjoy this new section of the restaurant.

Menu items are broken down into sections and include the following:

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Morimoto Asia Wins Design Award for Architecture

If you’ve ever dined at Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs, chances are you’ve been as impressed with the design of the building and interior as you have with the food.

Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs

So has the American Institute of Architects Orlando, who bestowed their “Design Built Award of Merit” for the design of the building Morimoto Asia resides in.

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Orlando Dining Round-Up March 25, 2016: Morimoto Asia, Portobello, Konbini, RA Sushi, Bacchus Bash

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

Morimoto Asia Spring 2016 limited cocktails

Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs has debuted several new spring cocktails that sound delicious and refreshing. Priced at $14 each, enjoy a Tokushim Negroni (japanese citrus shochu, antica formula vermouth and orange peel), a Gingered Apple cocktail (aviation gin, lime, simple syrup, ginger pear, and muddled asian pear and apple), and a Sparkling Spring (sparkling wine, hibiscus simple syrup, yuzu lemon juice, and domaine de canton).

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Orlando Dining Round-Up March 11, 2016: The COOP, Disney Springs, Ravenous Pig

In this week’s dining news round-up are several chef’s dinners, free sushi, a new opening, an a closing. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

Chef John Rivers and Chef Whitney Miller at The COOP in Winter Park

The COOP launches “A Southern Affair,” a new cooking demonstration series this month on March 16. Chef-owner John Rivers and Chef Whitney Miller will kick off the first demo with Crawfish-Pimento Mac n’ Cheese and White Chocolate Bread Pudding Beignets.

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Orlando Dining Round-Up February 26, 2016: Four Seasons Resort, James Beard Semifinalists, Morimoto Asia, Fulton’s Crab House

In this week’s dining news round-up, a new brunch, the James Beard awards, chef’s dinners, and more. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

Four Seasons Orlando - Plancha - eggs benedict

Plancha, the Cuban American restaurant at Four Seasons Orlando will begin offering Sunday Brunch on March 13, 2016. Guests will have three breakfast options to choose from:

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Theme Park Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals in Central Florida

If you’ve been thinking of gifting an annual pass to a local theme park or attraction to a loved one (or yourself), here are some Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals you should be aware of:

SeaWorld Orlando Blue Friday

SeaWorld Orlando is bringing back its “Blue Friday” deals, with great offers on passes, experiences, and more. Here is the list of deals, which are only available online from 12:01am (EST) Friday, November 27, until 11:59pm Monday, November 30, 2015:

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Orlando Dining News Round-up for October 16, 2015: Saint Anejo, Lafayette’s Orlando, Bistro Le Coq au Vin and More

In this week’s dining news round-up, we bring some tasty news about a new Mexican restaurant, new happy hours and lunch/brunch offerings, other new openings, and more…

Saint Anejo Mexican Kitchen + Tequileria
Saint Anejo Mexican Kitchen + Tequileria has set November 9 as their soft opening date at their Winter Springs location (5248 Red Bug Lake Rd). The Mercado style demo kitchen will offer a 360 degree view of fresh food being prepared right in front of your eyes.

The food is traditional Mexican, drawing from all the regions of Mexico like street corn from Guanajuato to 24 hour slow roasted XX Equis Carnitas from Michoacán and Habanero Spiked Short Rib from Mexico City.

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Out and About: Morimoto Asia Opens at Disney Springs

Last week Morimoto Asia opened at Disney Springs to much fanfare, and I had the pleasure of attending the media preview the night before, in conjunction with The Disney Blog.

Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs

The evening began with a ceremony attended by several Disney VIP’s as well as Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, who not only sang for us, but conducted a traditional sake ceremony involving breaking open a cask with mallets before serving us all with the contents.

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Orlando Dining News Round-Up: The Disney Edition September 2015

There has been so much Disney dining news lately, that it warranted its own round-up. From restaurant openings to revamps to new menus, there’s a lot happening in this month’s news.

Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater - macadamia-crusted brioche French toast

Beginning November 1, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will have another morning dining option when the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater starts serving breakfast. This seasonal offering will be a prix-fixe breakfast that will include breakfast pastries and choice of appetizer, entrée and non-alcoholic beverage.

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Morimoto Asia to Open at Disney Springs September 30

Morimoto Asia, a highly anticipated collaboration between Chef Masaharu Morimoto and Patina Restaurant Group, has announced it will open at Disney Springs on September 30.

Morimoto Asia

The restaurant will be the Japanese master chef’s first pan-Asian dining experience, and the menu will feature Chef Morimoto’s eclectic take on his favorite Asian flavors including moo shu pork, Peking duck, lobster chow fun, sweet and sour crispy whole fish, and kung pao chicken.

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Two New Restaurants Announced for Disney Springs at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World has announced two new restaurants that will be located in their new Disney Springs project. They will be called Morimoto Asia, and The BOATHOUSE (no, I’m not sure why all caps either).

Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs

Morimoto Asia is named for famed Master Chef Masaharu Morimoto, and will be the Iron Chef’s first-ever pan-Asian restaurant. It will feature cuisine from across that continent.

The two-story restaurant will feature waterside seating, terraces, a grand hall, and a cocktail lounge. Food will be cooked in exhibition kitchens, and include Peking duck carving and dim sum.

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