In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: special dinners, limited menus, new openings, and a few closings. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…
The Ravenous Pig has ended their lunch menu and are now only serving a dinner menu. The good news is they have also launched a new summer dinner menu with items like King Salmon, Seminole Pride Beef, Raw Oysters and Brandade Ravioli. (Above photo courtesy The Ravenous Pig)
Sister restaurant Cask & Larder is now open on Mondays starting June 6. To celebrate the first Monday, they are offering Pig Head Carnitas Steam Buns & 2 Beers for $25
Orlando Bike Tours presents the first Tour de Tapas on Sunday, February 22, from 11am-4pm.
The ride ticket includes an assortment of tapas from Kasa Orlando, Maxine’s on Shine, Santiago’s Bodega Orlando and Txokos Basque Kitchen.
Bring your own bike, and the cost is $30 for early bird purchasers. It’s $35 without a bike – one will be provided courtesy of Orlando Bike Share (but hurry – only 15 bikes are available). Wait until the last minute, and it’ll cost $40 for you and your bike.
For more information, or to sign up, visit orlando biketours.org. You can also follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/OrlandoBikeTours, on Twitter @ORLBikeTours, and Instagram at instagram.com/ORLBikeTours.
East End Market, a neighborhood market and food hub in the Audubon Park Garden District of Orlando, will have their grand opening to the public on Friday, October 25, from 10am to 4pm.
The two-story structure is home to a dozen merchants, a large event space, a demonstration kitchen, an incubator kitchen, offices, retail shops, a full-time, award-winning caterer and a world-class restaurant.
Among the merchants are Fatto in Casa (Italian), Houndstooth Sauce Company, La Femme du Fromage (artisan cheese), Lineage Coffee Roasting, and Olde Hearth Bread Co.
Contiguous to the market hall is a farm-fresh restaurant called Txokos Basque Kitchen, a new culinary concept from the owners of Spanish River Grill in New Smyrna Beach. Txokos will source as many ingredients as possible from its East End Market neighbors and from the abundant and talented local farmers in Central Florida.
If you can’t make it Friday, weekend hours are 10am-7pm on Saturday, and 11am-6pm on Sunday.
East End Market is located at 3201 Corrine Dr. in Orlando. For more information, including a list of merchants, visit eastendmkt.com.