This time of year, we’d normally be offering up a huge list of Easter dining and family events for you to enjoy, but 2021 is different with COVID-19 and the quarantine.
Thankfully, with more people getting vaccinated, local restaurants and other businesses are offering more Easter brunches and dinners, as well as fun Easter-themed things to do as a family.
So if you’re celebrating Easter this year, here is our list of dining and events worth checking out. Please be careful – wear your masks and social distance. Restaurants listed have pledged to observe COVID safety protocols.
In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: new menu items, new openings, national awards, and more. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…
Tijuana Flats is summer-izing their menu with the addition of Cheeseburger Tacos [pictured above]. These tacos consist of a tortilla filled with seasoned ground beef, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, ketchup and mustard. Instead of chips, Flats will include a side of seasoned fries.
This weekend the annual Taste! Central Florida took place, and it was an evening of great food and drink which raised funds for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and the Coalition for the Homeless.
The numbers have yet to come in, but it’s safe to say the event raised a lot of money that will stay in Central Florida to help those in need.
Since I can’t report on the numbers, I’m going to list my choices for favorites at the event. Keep in mind I have food allergies so I couldn’t try everything. But of the dishes I tried, here’s my most memorable:
We start the year off with a lot of Orlando dining news. In this week’s round-up: new openings, new chefs, and some local beverage news. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…
The Southern-inspired, farm-fresh restaurant PB&G at Four Seasons Resort Orlando now has its own custom bourbon.
In partnership with Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, this particular bourbon has been aged in a charred oak barrel since October 2004, and is made up of 60 percent corn, 35 percent rye, and a 5 percent malted barley base.
If you’re like me, nothing satisfies the hunger like a good brunch, and last weekend, I had the opportunity to try the new Sunday Brunch at Highball & Harvest at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes.
The brunch only runs from noon to 2pm, so we arrived just as they were opening the buffet area. Taking a quick spin around the room, I saw a nice selection of breakfast dishes, salads, cheeses, carved meats, savory dishes, and more.
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando Spa will host the “Turn Back the Hands of Time” event on Friday, November 18, showcasing the best new products and treatments.
Learn the inside scoop on anti-aging advancements during the event’s educational keynote presentation, “The Spectrum of Anti-Aging Enhancements,” covering everything from organic skincare products to medical devices, injectables and fillers.
In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: chef’s dinners, new menus, and charity events. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…
Highball & Harvest has started serving Sunday Brunch. Located at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando at Grande Lakes, the brunch menu will change weekly, with the exception of some perennial favorites. Sourced from area farms and the resort’s own 7,000-square-foot garden, these include Southern comfort food like Smoked Pork Eggs Benedict with BBQ Hollandaise and Pecan-Smoked Bacon and Country Potatoes.
On April 9, join a bevy of the best Orlando chefs in a celebration of the Orlando culinary scene at Beard in Baldwin, hosted by the Osprey Tavern.
The evening will feature a food-and-wine walk around on the lake with a VIP cocktail event taking place simultaneously inside the Osprey Tavern.
This weekend, I was honored to attend this year’s Orlando’s Taste of the Nation event at Orlando World Center Marriott, and it was a fabulous event full of great food and lots of giving.
The event raises benefits Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry platform, as well as local organizations Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes has announced Nathan Hardin as the new chef de cuisine of the resort’s Highball & Harvest.
Hardin will oversee all culinary operations of the casual farm-to-table restaurant, which specializes in Low Country-style cuisine featuring ingredients from local purveyors and the resort’s 18,000-sqaure-foot Whisper Creek Farm.
Looking for a nice place to dine with your mom this weekend for Mother’s Day? Here are CitySurfing Orlando’s picks for some ideas: