It might surprise some people, but Orlando has many fine dining establishments. Quite a few of them even have celebrity chef names attached to them, like Emeril Lagasse and Todd English.
Of course eating at them can be pricey, but during Orlando Magic Dining Month, it’s possible to enjoy the gourmet experience without paying the price for it.
From September 1 through September 30, 2010, over sixty of Orlando’s best restaurants are participating in this annual restaurant promotion.
For $30 per person (plus tax and beverages), it’s possible to enjoy a three-course meal at places like CRAVE, Funky Monkey Wine Company, Norman’s at the Ritz-Carlton, Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion and Seasons 52.
Even some theme park restaurants are participating. Among the Universal restaurants participating are Emeril’s Orlando, Emeril’s Tchoup Chop, Latin Quarter and The Kitchen at the Hard Rock Hotel (one of my favorites). SeaWorld’s Makahiki Luau is on the list. Walt Disney World is even represented by Todd English’s bluezoo (Swan and Dolphin resorts) and Portabello Trattoria (Downtown Disney).
For a complete listing of restaurants, along with sample menus, visit the Orlando Magic Dining Month website.