Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining promotion is now running for 2023, and we were invited to experience the Magical Dining menu for Taverna Opa at Pointe Orlando.
Magical Dining runs through October 1, 2023, with restaurants offering up a three-course prix fixe dinner for either $40 per person (+ tax/gratuity) or $60 per person (+ tax/gratuity).
Taverna Opa’s menu was in the $40 category, and my guest and I were excited to try this year’s offerings.
We started out with two appetizers, the Falafel and the Saganaki.
The Falafel were tasty, and served with a tzatziki dip, though I enjoyed them plain, as well.
The Saganaki is always a favorite Greek dish, featuring vlahotiri cheese that is flamed tableside with a bit of brandy. It was served with warm pita wedges, though I enjoyed the melted cheese on its own, too.
While we were finishing up these dishes, a belly dancer provided some entertainment throughout the restaurant, and many napkins were thrown to shouts of “Opa!”
For our entree, we both chose the Filet Mignon, featuring 2 black angus medallions, served with sides of lemon potato wedges and garlic green beans.
Our steaks were both served cooked to order, and were delicious. The lemon in the potatoes was light, but provided an unexpected flavor profile. We enjoyed it. The green beans were a bit mushy, but tasty.
Our desserts arrived, and we dug in. I chose the Baklava, because that to me is the quintessential Mediterranean dessert.
Taverna Opa’s version this time was different than past visits to the restaurant. Instead of layers of phyllo dough and walnut filling, it was instead more of a nest of phyllo with a center of the walnut-honey filling. It was still delicious, but a bit more difficult to eat without getting phyllo everywhere.
My guest ordered the Loukoumades, tiny Greek-style donuts served with a drizzle of honey syrup, and some walnuts. The dish was very tasty and shareable.
In addition to the choices on the Magical Dining menu, guests also have the option of purchasing a Wine flight or a Cocktail flight, for $18 each. Neither my guest or I drink anymore, so we didn’t try these options.
Overall, we both really enjoyed our Magical Dining meal at Taverna Opa. The food was delicious and the Greek energy and entertainment contributed to a fun and unique dining experience. Dinner and a show, if you will. Just be prepared for the volume increase when the entertainment starts.
Taverna Opa is located on the second level of Pointe Orlando, near the Orange County Convention Center. Self-parking is validated for a reduced fee with a minimum purchase, like the Magical Dining menu.
Reservations for Taverna Opa are highly recommended, especially for Magical Dining, and can be made at the restaurant’s website: OpaOrlando.com.
Disclaimer: CitySurfing Orlando was invited for a media preview. Our opinions are honest and our own.
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