Orlando Area Dining News Roundup June 9, 2018: Homecoming, Kadance, King Bao, and More

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: several new soon-to-be open restaurants, a new Sunday brunch, and more. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming restaurant at Disney Springs is now offering HFK Rise & Shine Brunch every Sunday from 10am to 2pm. A la carte menu items will include Fried Chicken and House-made Sugar Doughnuts, Shrimp & Grits, Short Rib Hash, and an open-faced Big Biscuit topped with poached eggs, griddled country ham and house-made hollandaise sauce. The regular menu will also be available from 11am on.

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Japanese restaurant Kadence is doing away with its kappo-style tastings on Sundays, and replacing them with prepared bento boxes for $45. Kadence says it will also be closed for the month of July for a short hiatus.

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King Bao to open its second location this summer in the Alafaya Village plaza on the corner of East Colonial Drive and Alafaya Trail. The original location is on N. Mills Ave. in the Mills 50 district, and recently celebrated its 2nd anniversary.

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Le Crave has opened at Waterford Lakes Town Center. The eatery offers sweet & savory crepes, soups, salad, coffee, boba teas, and wine.

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Dining packages, special events and seminars go on sale June 14 for the 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, which runs from August 30 to November 12, 2018.

Celebrity chefs this year include new stars like Cooking Channel host Tiffani Thiessen and Richard Blais, along with returning favorites like Alex Guarnaschelli, Robert Irvine, Masaharu Morimoto, Buddy Valastro, Art Smith and Carla Hall and many others.

For more information on the Festival, check out TasteEpcot.com or call 407-939-3378.

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Joseph Roberti, owner of the popular east-side eatery Pizzeria Roberti, plans to open a new pizza concept, Grain & Ember, inside Henry’s Depot Culinary Collective in Sanford this fall.

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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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