Orlando Dining News Round-Up for October 9: Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Cask & Larder, and more.

In this week’s dining news round-up, we bring some tasty news about wine dinners, new locations of Orlando favorites, a Thai food fest, and more…

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse will host a “Top Rated Wines of the World Dinner” on October 18. The evening will pair some of the world’s top rated wines and spirits with a globally inspired five course meal. Dishes will include roasted wild mushrooms with creamy blue cheese polenta; slow-roasted pork carnitas with fresh avocado and South American Corn Cake; and filet mignon. Price is $95 per person (plus tax/gratuity), and reservations are required. To make reservations or for more information, visit ruthschris.com.

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Cask & Larder to open location at Orlando International Airport. The full-service restaurant will be in Terminal 2, past security, in the spaces currently occupied by Kalik Cafe and Au Bon Pain. The restaurant famed for its farm-to-table menu will offer an abbreviated version of its offerings, as well as select Cask & Larder craft beer and cocktails. Look for a late summer/early fall 2016 opening.

H/T to Scott Joseph.

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4 Rivers Smokehouse will open a new location in Orlando City Hall this week. This location will provide breakfast and lunch options to the downtown crowd, but at this point, no dinner.

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Fresh Market locations in Central Florida will be hosting a Pumpkin Fest sampling event October 10 from 11am to 6pm. Enjoy samples of their TFM Pumpkin Spice coffee and tea, pumpkin pie, and more.

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If you like those little doughy buns found in Asian cuisine, then you’ll probably want to check out Baoery, a new restaurant soon to open in Thornton Park. It’s the latest eatery from the Thornton Park Restaurant Group, and it’s located where CityFish used to be. I’m told there will be a variety of bao, along with other Asian-inspired dishes like ramen and dumplings. Opening date is projected for sometime this month.

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Might be time for a road trip later this month when Tampa’s Creative Loafing hosts Tampa Bay Burger Week. Some of the city’s tastiest restaurants will offer a $5 burger ranging from traditional to more adventurous. Visit cltampa.com for a list of participating restaurants and more details.

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The 14th Annual Taste of Thailand will be held October 11 at the Wat Florida Dhammaram in Kissimmee. Enjoy a traditional Thai offering at 9am, followed by the food festival at 11am. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

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That’s it for this week. If you have any dining news or tips, send them in. You get credit if we use them.

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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