Everyone’s favorite time of year is fast approaching… Magical Dining Month from Visit Orlando!
Each year, Orlando’s best restaurants offer a set menu for people to dine on that fits a part of the tour de Orlando via the food scene!
From August 25th to October 1st, roughly 100 Orlando resturants offer a 3 course prix-fixe meal for $35 a person. Well worth the price.
Feast on empanadas, street tacos, churrasco steak, rum cake and more at the signature restaurant for Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando. It’s a newbie to Orlando and Magical Dining.
Go: 6601 Adventure Way in Orlando.
Luke’s Kitchen and Bar
Luke’s Kitchen + Bar is a new restaurant by chef Brandon McGlamery and Tim Noelke of Luma on Park and Prato fame. It opened in January. Luke’s Magical Dining menu includes its shishito peppers, Idaho Red Trout, and more.
Go: 640 S. Orlando Ave. in Maitland.
This Disney Springs restaurant formerly known as Fulton’s Crab House reopened in April after a massive renovation (and menu/name change). Magical Dining would be a great time to try a few menu items such as conch chowder, shrimp and grits, and key lime pie.
Go: 1670 North Buena Vista Drive in Lake Buena Vista.
The Smiling Bison
Break out of Orlando and take a trip to Sanford for The Smiling Bison’s Magical Dining offerings featuring the restaurant’s seasonal cuisine. Dishes include pickled shrimp, chicken liver mousse, pork shoulder steak and sweet potato cheesecake.
Go: 107 S. Magnolia Ave. in Sanford.
This eatery on Orlando’ Restaurant Row recently welcomed a new chef — and a new menu. The Magical Dining selection feature a good mix of some favorites from last year’s event (pasta alla Bolognese, I’m looking at you) along with new dishes such as the Crepe Urbain “Revisited” — mushroom-laced eggplant caponata, aged Gruyere, yellow tomato & sweet pepper coulis and fig-balsamic glaze.
Go: 8000 Via Dellagio Way in Orlando.