Orlando visitors can enjoy a month-long culinary thrill ride at top Central Florida restaurants. This month, the Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau will hold the 3rd Annual “Orlando Magical Dining Month” to showcase Central Florida’s ever-expanding dining options.
Through Sept. 30, participating restaurants will offer three-course prix-fixe dinners for $19 or $29 (excluding beverage, tax and gratuity), allowing locals and visitors to enjoy exceptional values at some of Orlando’s most popular restaurants.
“The dining scene has greatly evolved in Orlando and now is the number two destination experience for Orlando visitors, just behind theme park attractions,” said Gary C. Sain, president and CEO of the Orlando CVB. “There are a wide array of offerings at Orlando restaurants from celebrity chef-studded eateries and award-winning establishments to uniquely themed environments and a variety of international cuisine and trendy dining experiences. Orlando Magical Dining Month provides an opportunity to try all of these exceptional culinary experiences for a great value.”
Orlando Magical Dining Month restaurants offer a wide variety of environments and cuisines including:
Emeril’s Tchoup Chop – One of the world’s most celebrated chefs, Emeril Lagasse, blends flavors of Asian and Polynesian cuisine incorporated with his signature bold “kick” of spice in an exotic Pacific Seas environment.
Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Restaurant – First introduced in Honolulu by James Beard-award winner, Chef Roy Yamaguchi, Roy’s has become well-known throughout the world for its Hawaiian Fusion cuisine, featuring the freshest local ingredients, European sauces and bold Asian spices with a focus on seafood.
Graze Restaurant – Familiar American classics take on global tastes at this hot new restaurant, located in Thornton Park. The modern bistro features whole and half orders of such favorites as sea scallops, elk rack, filet mignon, Maine lobster and braised buffalo short ribs.
The Oceanaire Seafood Room – This 1930s supper club-style restaurant features more than 25 types of seafood and shellfish flown in daily from around the world.
“We’re really looking forward to participating in this year’s Orlando Magical Dining Month,” said Executive Chef, Garey Hiles, of The Oceanaire Seafood Room at Pointe Orlando. “By offering value to both locals and visitors, this program brings new patrons into the restaurant and helps us to educate the public on the benefits of ultra-fresh seafood.”
The wide range of participating restaurants also includes Emeril’s Restaurant Orlando, BICE Ristorante, Le Coq au Vin, Fifi’s, The Beacon, Jeffery’s Restaurant, Vines Grille & Wine Bar, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and A Land Remembered. More information on Orlando Magical Dining Month and participating establishments is available online at orlandomagicaldining.com.
Orlando Magical Dining kicks off three months of special events and offers as part of Orlando’s “Endless Summer” campaign running through Nov. 15. For information about “Endless Summer” and other vacation experiences in Orlando, to order a free vacation planning kit that includes a comprehensive Official Destination Guide and Orlando Preferred Visitor Magicard or to purchase vacation packages and discount attraction tickets, visitors can log onto Orlando’s official Web site at orlandoinfo.com or call an Official Travel Counselor at 1-800-551-0181 (United States and Canada) or 407-363-5872.
While in Orlando, visitors may stop by the Official Visitor Center located at 8723 International Drive, at the southeast corner of International Drive and Austrian Row, open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.