From Aug. 27 – Oct. 17, 2021, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining program will celebrate its 16th year, showcasing Orlando’s best cuisine while supporting local restaurants and area charities.
More than 80 of Orlando’s restaurants will offer a $37 three-course, prix-fixe dinner menu, including six joining the program for the first time this year: 310 Lakeside, 310 Park South, Adega Gaucha, Aurora at the Celeste, Russell’s on Lake Ivanhoe, and RusTeak at Thornton Park.
“Now in its 16th year, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining continues to evolve with new features to make it easier for diners to research restaurant options, share plans and recommendations with others, and even create a weekend getaway,” said Casandra Matej, president and CEO for Visit Orlando. “Magical Dining is an important program for our community because of both the money raised for charitable organizations and the support it provides to our local restaurants, who are still working hard to recover from a challenging year.”
New features on the Magical Dining website also make it easier for diners to explore restaurant options and keep track of favorites with a new tool for diners to “favorite” must-try restaurants, view a customized map with their selections, and share their list with friends to create a Magical Dining plan. Plus, participating restaurants now have the chance to add bonus Magical Dining menu options not offered on the regular menu, and takeout options provide the flexibility to enjoy dinner from some of the program’s participating restaurants at home or in the hotel room.
The all-new addition of Visit Orlando’s Magical Nights allows visitors and locals to take advantage of exclusive offers at more than a dozen hotels and resorts to enhance dinner with an overnight stay and more time to explore the destination, including up to 30% on an overnight stay at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, 40% savings and a complimentary bottle of champagne at Ramada Plaza Resort & Suites International Drive Orlando, a free ride on The Wheel with popcorn and soft drinks for up to four people at Element by Westin, and a special package with dinner for two at Jack’s Place and breakfast for two at Rosen Plaza Hotel.
Every year, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining contributes one dollar from each meal served through the program to local charities with last year’s event raising over $345,000 for Feed the Need Florida Kitchen, the largest donation ever.
This year’s donated funds will focus on two organizations: Pathlight HOME and IDignity. Pathlight HOME helps combat homelessness in Central Florida by providing affordable housing and an employment resource center to help low-income and homeless individuals get back on their feet. IDignity assists disadvantaged Central Floridians in obtaining legal identification documents often required to access education, employment, housing, banking, social services, proper healthcare, and additional opportunities.
Click here for the complete list of participating restaurants.