Think Less, Eat Well: Spring Inspired Omakase Menu at @DflyOrlando

Warning: This Article May Induce Drooling!! Recently I had the delicious pleasure of tasting Dragonfly Robato Grill and Sushi Restaurant‘s new seasonal Omakase menu. The menu, developed around the word Omakase –  Japanese  for “ trust” – encourages  guests to select a mood and an ingredient. Once chosen, they are asked to trust the chef …

More

An Exquisite Evening of Fine Food & Wine at Orlando’s Hottest Restaurant @SocoThorntonPk

First of all let me confess, I might have the biggest foodie crush on Executive Chef Greg Richie. He never ceases to impress me with his delectable creations, constantly evolving his immense culinary talent. Needless to say when I heard about his Spring Wine Dinner at Soco featuring five courses crafted by him, each paired …

More

Eat Local, Be Local: Whisper Creek Farm’s The Kitchen & Brewery at @JW_Orlando !

Grande Lakes Orlando announces the opening of Whisper Creek Farm: The Kitchen and The Brewery at JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes. Orlando’s luxury leader comprised of The Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes continues to set the bar high for farm-to-fork experiences in Orlando, a rising culinary destination. The Kitchen at JW Marriott Orlando …

More

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Florida @RMHC Raises $180,000 at Appetite for the Arches!

Sixteen chefs from some of Central Florida’s best restaurants accepted a unique challenge issued by Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Florida for their Appetite for the Arches fundraiser held on March 7 at the Orlando World Center Marriott. The concept? Use McDonald’s® ingredients to create a signature dish. In the event’s second year, over …

More

Sensational Spain: Unique, Terroir-Driven Wines with @oleimports #wine

Recently I had the privilege of attending a Spanish Wines seminar hosted by Mr. Patrick Mata, the founder of Ole Imports, organized by Premier Beverage and Augustan Imports. A visionary, insightful, honest, boasting an exceptional palate (family has been in wine business in Spain since the 1800s), and staunch advocate of local farmers and producers; …

More

Mangia, Mangia – Savoring Italian Favorites at Fiorenzo Steakhouse in @HyattOrlando

Having traveled in Italy extensively, and multiple times I am perpetually seeking to recreate our magical eating adventures. Italian dishes to me are pure comfort food, flavors one ends up remembering, and craving days later. It was on one of these days, that I ventured into Fiorenzo Italian Steakhouse inside Hyatt Hotel (formerly Peabody) located …

More

@ChuysRestaurant – Now Boasting Three Locations in Central Florida! #orlando

Flour and corn tortillas hand-rolled all day on the authentic comal; Salsa Fresca made fresh every hour, fire roasting Anaheim Peppers, seven incredible sauces made daily, fresh margaritas, fully loaded nacho car, and more….Tex-Mex lovers rejoice – now you have access to three locations in Central Florida. Chuy’s, the Austin-based restaurant famous for its authentic …

More

PRIMO: An Exhilarating Farm to Table Experience at @JW_Orlando #PrimoOrlando

Riveting, inspiring, passionate are just few of the traits which crossed through my mind while hearing Chef Melissa Kelly share her principles and beliefs regarding sustainability, slow food, and the true ‘farm to table‘ philosophy. By the end of our dazzling meal, I for one couldn’t resist racing to the nearest nursery to stock up …

More

The Trotter Project Fundraiser: Evening of Awe-Inspiring Camaraderie & Food at @NormansNewWorld

Despite my gourmand experiences with varied cuisines and endless travels, it’s a rare occasion, when the entire evening – each bite, every sip, is impeccably flawless, that even I am rendered speechless. THE highlight of 2014 incontestably for me was the elegant reception Chef Norman hosted in honor of his dear friend and brother, the …

More

Tasting the “Grand Cru of the Midi” with Owner/Winemaker @DaumasGassac #wine

Recently I had the immense pleasure of tasting the exciting wines of Mas de Daumas Gassac with Mr. Samuel Guibert, Owner/Winemaker of the winery located in Languedoc, France. Mille grazie (thousand thanks) to Mr. Rob Chase, Portfolio Specialist at Augustan Wine Imports for introducing me to Mas de Daumas Gassac’s distinguished wines. In case you aren’t …

More