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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Orlando Dining Round-Up February 12, 2016: Swine & Sons, Frog Song Organics, Fulton’s Crab House, Tijuana Flats

In this week’s dining news round-up, a chef’s dinner, a remodel, new menu offerings, and new openings. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

Swine & Sons has teamed up with Frog Song Organics

Swine & Sons has teamed up with Frog Song Organics as an official pickup site for their Community Supported Agriculture, where community members can pick up tasty and seasonal produce.

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Orlando Dining Round-Up January 29, 2016: Fulton’s Crab House, Oblivion Taproom, Wahlburgers

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

Fulton's Crab House - New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

Fulton’s Crab House at Disney Springs is now offering a Sunday Brunch. The seafood-centric restaurant’s brunch menu items include Crab and Asparagus Benedict ($22) with Lake Meadow Farms eggs, jumbo lump crab, asparagus, grilled Neuske bacon slab served on toasted challah and topped with lobster infused hollandaise, and the New Orleans BBQ Shrimp ($20) with a crispy 5-minute egg, buttermilk biscuits and a spicy black pepper butter sauce.

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Orlando Dining Round-Up January 22, 2016: Marlow’s Tavern Waterford Lakes, 4 Rivers Smokehouse, The Meatball Stoppe

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

Marlow's Tavern Waterford Lakes

Marlow’s Tavern Waterford Lakes is debuting a new Sunday brunch menu from 11:30am to 3pm.

Noteworthy dishes include Traditional Chilaquiles (corn tortillas melted in roast ranchero sauce with three fried eggs, sour cream, vine ripe tomato, avocado, cilantro and smoked chili cream), Chicken & Waffles, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, and The “Champagne” of Breakfasts (Fried chicken sliders, apple-wood smoked bacon, breakfast sausage, juevos rancheros and house-made hash browns, served on a silver platter with a fresh cracked, ice cold Miller High Life).

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Orlando Dining Round-Up January 16: Tapa Toro, Sushi Pop, Shake Shack, and More

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

Tapa Toro at I-Drive 360
Tapa Toro at I-Drive 360 in Orlando will launch a monthly cooking class series, En La Cocina (In the Kitchen), starting on Thursday, February 11.

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Orlando Dining Round-Up January 8, 2016: Morimoto Asia, Better Than Sex, Chuy’s Tex Mex

In this week’s dining news round-up, we have several restaurant openings, one makes a move, and a local Chef heads to TV. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

Morimoto Asia Street Food at Disney Springs
Morimoto Asia Street Food is set to open January 25 at Disney Springs, according to sources. It will be located on the side of the building by the front entrance, and will offer a quick service option to the popular restaurant.

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Orlando Dining Round-Up December 13, 2015: Dragonfly Robota, Cask & Larder, Mango’s Orlando

In this week’s dining news round-up, Dragonfly Robata hosts a sushi class, Cask & Larder’s brunch extension, new openings, plus much more. Ready?

Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi - Pink Soldier sushi

Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi will be hosting their second Behind the Knife: Sushi Class on Saturday, December 19. Cost is $60 per person and during the course, Chef de Cuisine David Song will provide his students with the tips, tricks and techniques it takes to make perfect sushi rice, and how to recognize sushi-grade fish based on color, texture and smell.

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Celebrate the 37th Annual Christmas in the Park in Winter Park December 3

Get into the holiday spirit with the 37th Annual Christmas in the Park in Winter Park on December 3.

Christmas in the Park in Winter Park

Each year, on the first Thursday of December, the Morse Museum helps launch the holiday season in Winter Park when it lights up Tiffany windows in Central Park and presents the Bach Festival Choir, Youth Choir, and Brass Ensemble in concert.

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Out and About: Cows ‘n Cabs Offered a Delicious Sample of Central Florida’s Best Restaurants

As the sun set on Saturday, October 24, I found myself at a tented area near Central Park in Winter Park. The smell of food forcast a tasty evening ahead, as I checked in at Cows ‘n Cabs registration table.

Cows 'n Cabs

The sounds of a live band playing contemporary country accompanied my journey inside as I went from booth to booth sampling offerings from some of Central Florida’s best resturants, like Todd English’s BlueZoo, 4 Rivers Smokehouse, K Restaurant, Se7en Bites, Norman’s Orlando, and more.

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The COOP to Host Cookie Decorating Event with Whitney Miller October 30, 2015

This Friday, October 30, The COOP will be hosting a cookie decorating event with new Chef de Cuisine Whitney Miller.

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

Guests will recieve a free DIY cookie decorating kit with the purchase of an entree. Inspired by the season, each cookie decorating kit will contain a pumpkin shaped cookie, frosting and toppings, such as sprinkles, crushed Oreos, and chocolate.

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MasterChef Winner Whitney Miller Joins The COOP as New Chef de Cuisine

John Rivers, chef/owner of the nationally-acclaimed 4 Rivers Smokehouse and The COOP, has announced that Chef Whitney Miller will be joining The COOP as new Chef de Cuisine.

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

Chef Miller is the first season winner of the U.S. version of Chef Gordon Ramsay’s hit TV series MasterChef. Her second cookbook, “Whitney Miller’s New Southern Table: My Favorite Family Recipes with a Modern Twist,” will be released October 27.

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Cows ‘N Cabs Celebrates Fifth Year Of Food, Wine and Charity Oct 24 in Winter Park

Cows ‘N Cabs, one of Winter Park‘s biggest charity events of the year, returns October 24 with a bounty of great food and wine, and a purpose.

Cows 'N Cabs

Curated by ABC Fine Wine & Spirits’ David Larue and celebrated Chef John Rivers of 4 Rivers Smokehouse, the outdoor Western-themed festival will donate 100% of the funds raised from ticket sales and auction items to two charities: Community Food & Outreach Center and Elevate Orlando.

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Out and About: Aloma Bowl Shows Off Its New Look in Winter Park

This week, Aloma Bowl in Winter Park celebrated its Grand Re-oPINing by giving us and other local media, a look at its recent upgrade.

Aloma Bowl in Winter Park; photo by Tom Knapp

After a year long renovation project, which included lane improvements and updated scoring systems they are ready to invite the public in to enjoy their new interior and expanded game area which event includes new carpet and seating.

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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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Cask & Larder and Ravenous Pig Offering Swine & Dine Menus September 14 – 30

Beginning Monday, September 14th until Wednesday, September 30th, The Ravenous Pig and Cask & Larder will offer three-course Swine & Dine menus for only $30 per person

Cask & Larder and Ravenous Pig

The menus feature some of each restaurant’s most popular dishes, plus $2 from each dinner purchased will be donated to the Orlando Chapter of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. It’s a total foodie win-win!

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