Chef Mike Trudnak Returns to Aurora at The Celeste Hotel in East Orlando

Aurora at The Celeste
The Celeste

Chef Mike Trudnak, who opened the well-reviewed Aurora at The Celeste Hotel, left last year, but is now back at the restaurant, and with a new menu.

Located at The Celeste Hotel at UCF, Aurora is known its emphasis on fresh, locally-sourced food, and creative menus that were cultivated by Trudnak.

Trudnak, who was trained at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, and is a former chef at Marriott and Ritz Carlton hotels, is back after 11 months away as executive chef at Daytona Grande Hotel.

And with his return is a new menu that features dishes like Florida Wagyu Sliders, Bacon Wrapped Scallops, soft shell crab bao buns, papaya marinated skirt steak, and the “fried chicken” which features a Pork Belly Mac N Cheese, Braised Collard Greens in a stuffed and breaded Chicken Roulade.

Aurora at The Celeste
The Celeste

Aurora is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and is located at The Celeste Hotel, 4105 N Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL 32826. It offers complimentary Valet Parking with $15.00 food/beverage purchase.

For more information, including menus, as well as online reservations, visit: thecelestehotel.com/restaurant

Welcome back Chef!

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