Foodies will soon have a few new reasons to visit the former Downtown Disney because two new restaurant concepts have just been announced for Disney Springs, joining three other previously confirmed restaurants that are coming to Walt Disney World’s shopping complex. [Read more…]
The venerable Portobello restaurant at Disney Springs recently closed, and Disney has released renderings depicting the replacement being developed by celebrity chef Tony Mantuano. [Read more…]
Food Network fans famishing to get friendly with a Top Chef Master will have their chance to take an Italian cooking class conducted by world renowned chef Tony Mantuano on Saturday, June 11 from 12 to 2 p.m. at Portabello Restaurant in Disney Springs.
Tony Mantuano, the chef/partner at Spiaggia in Chicago, has led cooking classes at the Portobello Restaurant in the past. The June 11 Piedmont-themed cooking class will take attendees on a tour of the Northern Italian region, teaching them how to whip up traditional and seasonal dishes such as Risotto Primavera with spring vegetables and Grana Padano and Brisket braised in Barolo with polenta. The cooking class offers five courses paired with Italian wines.
The entire class includes:
Pizza with Zucchini and Zucchini Flowers
Gavi “La Meirana“ Broglia
Risotto Primavera with Spring Vegetables
and Grana Padano
Dolcetto “San Luigi” Pecchenino
Brisket Braised in Barolo with Polenta
Barolo “Sottocastello“99 Ca’ Viola
Zabaglione with Berries
Brachetto d’Acqui, Marenco
The Italian cooking class is $50 per person plus tax and gratuity and reservations can be made by calling 407.828.8996. For more information, please visit www.portobellorestaurant.com.
Next month, Portobello Restaurant in Downtown Disney will welcome Chef Tony Mantuano of Chicago’s Spiaggia Restaurant. He’ll lead a Sicilian cooking demonstration for 30 guests on Friday, May 13. The demonstration will feature a walk-through of a full meal, from pre-dinner drinks to dessert, and will include Caponata served with crostini, Eggplant Fries, Gnocchi with Pork Ragu, and a Lemon Marmalade dessert, among other dishes. [Read more…]