Emeril Lagasse is known for his Cajun cuisine, but when it came time to open his second restaurant in Orlando, he looked to the South Pacific for inspiration.
The result is Emeril’s Tchoup Chop, one of the signature restaurants at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando.
The chef recently revamped the lunch menu, and we were invited to come check it out.
In this week’s dining news round-up, we bring some tasty news about free baklava from Taverna Opa Orlando, brewery openings, seasonal menu items, plus much more. Ready?
Taverna Opa Orlando at Pointe Orlando is celebrating National Baklava Day on November 17 with free baklava all day long. The phyllo dough and honey dessert, native to the Middle East and Greek islands, is made fresh daily at Taverna Opa using local and imported ingredients.
This week, celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse posted on his Facebook page that nine of his restaurants will be participating in a celebration of would have been Julia Child’s 100th birthday.
Emeril’s Orlando at Universal CityWalk and Emeril’s Tchoup Chop (at Loew’s Royal Pacific Resort at Universal) will be among those nine.
From August 7th through August 15th (Child’s birthdate), there will be a special birthday menu available to guests to order from. I’m not sure if it will be a set menu or if there will be choices available. Lagasse says he’ll post more information on the menus closer to the event.
At any rate, I would recommend making reservations, as this is sure to be a popular event. Emeril’s Orlando can be reached at 407-224-2424 and Tchoup Chop’s phone is 407-503-2467.