Tapa Toro has announced they will be hosting Sabor! A Summer Wine Dinner Experience on three select nights this summer.
Join Executive Chef, Wendy Lopez & Chef de Cuisine, Francisco Galeano for a new wine dinner series featuring 5 courses of off-the-menu dishes with fresh Spanish ingredients, all complete with fine wines imported from remote regions in Spain.
We have word the much-anticipated Tapa Toro restaurant will open at I-Drive 360 to serve authentic Spanish cuisine to Orlando on Monday, June 29.
Tapa Toro will pay tribute to classic and contemporary Spanish cuisine with a tapas menu, which will make use of imported signatures like chorizo and sherry, as well as local produce and organic proteins.
Last month we told you about a new Spanish restaurant that was going to open in the I-Drive 360 complex. This week we found out that the restaurant has already undergone a name change prior to opening.
It has come to the attention of the owners, Katerina and Vassilis Coumbaros, that the original name, Toca Boca, was already being used by an international gaming company. In order to not have any confusion, they have decided to with a new name: Tapa Toro.
[Ed.note: 4/5/15- We’ve learned prior to opening, the name will now be Tapa Toro.]
I-Drive 360 will soon be home to an authentic Spanish cuisine experience provided by new restaurant Toca Boca Orlando. It will pay tribute to classic and contemporary Spanish cuisine with a robust tapas menu and “paella pit,” which will act as a focal point of the restaurant.
The concept comes from the husband-and-wife duo Katerina and Vassilis Coumbaros, the force behind popular Greek eatery Taverna Opa Orlando at Pointe Orlando. They were inspired by Spanish dedication to food and wine, and developed a menu full of indigenous ingredients, such as jamón, chorizo, olives, wines and cheeses.
The Columbia Restaurant has been serving world-famous Spanish cuisine since it first opened in 1905 in Ybor City, FL. Since then, the owners have expanded locations, including opening one in Celebration.
This Sunday, September 19, The Columbia Restaurant rolls back the prices for “1905 Day” to celebrate the 105th anniversary of the fourth and fifth generation family-owned business. As has been the tradition since their 75th anniversary, the Columbia has developed a special menu with the prices of yesteryear for this day.
Items will include: Chicken & Yellow Rice “Ybor” for $2.95, Boliche (eye round of beef) for $2.95, Merluza “A la Rusa” for $2.95, Columbia’s Original “1905 Salad” for $1.95, Sangria for $.95 cents, flan for $.50 cents, and their richly brewed American coffee for $.05 cents.
“1905 Day” specials run from noon until 7pm. On this day only, reservations are not accepted, and to go and take-out items are not available. It’s a popular event, so expect to wait for a table to become available.
The Columbia Restaurant is located at 649 Front St. in Celebration. Phone is 407-566-1505.