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Jan 152018
 

Capa, the rooftop restaurant at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, will host two upcoming wine dinners. Y’all know how much we love a wine dinner and these look like two epic events. For reservations call 407-313-6161. Cheers!

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Shafer Wine Dinner: On January 18, 2018 at 6pm, Capa is partnering with Shafer Vineyards for a five-course pairing dinner. The dinner is $250 per person, all inclusive.

Primero
Red Snapper | Timut Pepper Grapefruit | Fennel
Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay

Segundo
Lamb | Black Garlic Mustard Crema | House Made Taco Shell Crisps
Shafer Merlot

Tercero
Iberico Pork Chop | Sweet & Sour Daikon Cashew Nuts
Shafer ‘TD-9’

Entrante
Creekstone Beef Short Rib Cardamom-Ginger Carrots | Vanilla Pomme Dauphine
Shafer ‘1.5’ Cabernet Sauvignon
Shafer ‘Hillside Select’ Cabernet Sauvignon

Postre
Specialty Dessert by Executive Chef Rabii Saber
Shafer ‘Relentless’ Syrah

Darioush Wine Dinner: On February 8, 2018 at 6pm, Capa will welcome special guest Allen Papp from Darioush Vineyards for a five-course pairing dinner. The dinner is $250 per person, all inclusive.

Primero
Corn Flake Breaded Adobo Tuna Cucumber | Foie Gras
Darioush Viognier

Segundo
Lemon Almond Crust Codfish Vegetable Tian
Darioush Chardonnay

Tercero
Confit Berkshire Pork Cheeks Kumquat | Parsnip
Darioush Cabernet Franc

Entrante
Tableside Carved Tomahawk | Au Poivre Pommes Pont Neuf
Darioush Signature Cabernet Sauvignon
Darioush Darius II Cabernet Sauvignon

Postre
Specialty Dessert by Executive Chef Rabii Saber
Darioush Shiraz

 

Dec 152017
 

wine on the way

What’s better than wrapping up your Christmas shopping while tasting a dozen different wines? Seriously, not much. Last night as we sipped on Napa Cabs (all from mountain fruit, no valley floor fruit allowed at this party), we casually picked up bottles for ourselves and our family.

wine on the way

Where does such magic happen you ask? Wine on the Way. This Winter Park based company specializes in selling solely 90+ point wines for all budgets. Suppose you want to spend $20 on a Cabernet Sauvignon, no problem, they’ll pull something spectacular from Australia for you. If you’ve got cash to burn, they’ve got wines to match. As we pursued (and sipped) some of the best Napa wines we even spotted two bottles of Bond on their shelves.

wine on the way

Beyond shopping, Wine on the Way hosts frequent events ranging from informal tastings to evenings with winemakers. They also provide in- home wine tastings and education among other services such as wine cellar organization and cataloguing.

Thanks for inviting us out Wine on the Way! We’ll be back for more sips and bottles soon. PS: They currently have a Krug special right now! Only $139 per bottle, a total steal in my opinion.

wine on the way

Dec 152017
 

Earlier this week K Restaurant launched their first Yappy Hour. To inaugurate this monthly event they partnered with Woof Orlando, a local doggie boarding and spa spot in College Park. Our golden retriever loved all the “eggnog”, candy cane treats and meeting new furry friends.

When the event returns next month bring your pup out to enjoy dog treats alongside a creatively themed menu for humans. “Doggie chaperones,” can expect drink specials and tongue-in-cheek Yappy Hour dishes from Chef Ryan McLaughlin, which include:

  • Truffled “pupcorn”
  • Milk Bones (veal bone marrow) with accompaniments
  • “Pawsta” – traditional or fried ravioli
  • Crispy Pig Ears

This creative and fun take on happy hour is worth venturing out for on a Monday. And as the title of this article suggests, Yappy Hour is golden retriever approved. Cheers!

K Restaurant

K Restaurant

K Restaurant

K Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Dec 152017
 

Giveaway Alert! Scroll down for details.

One of the old world’s tastiest holiday traditions will receive a “Florida-style” twist with the debut of a limited-time-only “Feast of the Seven Fishes” menu at Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen + Bar. Reel Fish will offer a version of the menu from Dec. 24 – Jan. 6, including a seven-course seafood and wine Christmas Eve extravaganza to kickoff the celebration.

reel fish

reel fish

The Dec. 24 “Feast of the Seven Fishes” dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is limited to the first 25 guests. The seven-course seafood and wine pairing menu features wines by Chateau Ste. Michelle and includes:

Reception
Red Grouper Ceviche, Bahamian Conch Fritters, Smoked Rainbow Trout Fish Dip
Col De Salici Extra Dry Prosecco

Family Style Sharing Platters
Mayport Shrimp on Grit Cake with Seafood Gumbo Sauce
Nueske’s Applewood Smoke Bacon-Wrapped Scallop with Butter Beans
Stags Leap Wine Cellars Aveta Sauvignon Blanc

Whole Fried Hog Snapper and Black Sea Bass with Smothered Tomatoes & Okra
Patz & Hall Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

Individual Plates
PLobster Ravioli with Seafood Bolognese Sauce
Stags Leap Wine Cellars Hands of Time Red
Intermezzo
Gulf Oysters Shooters featuring Tito’s Vodka

Dessert
Mike’s Famous Carrot Cake & Red Velvet Layer Cake
Prunotto Moscato D’ Asti

Tickets are $69 per person (plus tax + gratuity) and can be reserved by calling 407-543-3474. In the spirit of holiday giving, Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen + Bar will donate ten percent of the dinner’s proceeds to the Coastal Conservation Association.

reel fish

Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen + Bar will be closed on Christmas Day, but will resume the celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 26 with a “Feast of the Seven Fishes” Prix Fixe Dinner for Two menu that will be available through Saturday, Jan. 6. The menu is $39 for two people plus an optional wine pairing for $19 per person. The menu includes:

Choice of Starter
Oysters Rockefeller
Fried Calamari Providence Style
Sautéed PEI Mussels

Mains (select two, plus two sides)
Chef’s Fresh Catch of the Day,
Fish Camp Classic with choice of golden fried shrimp, scallops, oysters or Atlantic cod
Pecan-Crusted Rainbow Trout
Linguini with White Clam Sauce

Choice of Dessert
Key Lime Pie
Chocolate Black Cherry Bread Pudding

Optional Wine Pairing
Select any three wines for our “By the Glass” list for $19

We’re giving away a $50 gift card on Instagram. Hope over to our page next week for all the details @SporkOrlando.

reel fish

Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Dec 152017
 

Last month at the Four Seasons Executive Chef Fabrizio Schenardi, who hails from Turin, Italy, welcomed Italian guest chefs in partnership with  the Region of Piedmont in Italy. At the resort Ravello hosted two incredible dining experiences highlighting Italian cuisine. We were lucky enough to attend one of the dinners featuring course after course of truffles.

four seasons

This five-course feast (with Italian wine pairings, of course) featured the exclusive white Alba truffle from Italy in every single dish. We enjoyed a range of flavors from risotto with Piedmont cheese, coffee powder and white truffle to pan seared branzino with potato, oyster water and white truffle….plus so much more. With ingredients (and chefs) from Italy the dinner was almost like taking a vacation to the country itself. Here’s a look back at some of the incredible courses we tasted!

four seasons

four seasons

four seasons

four seasons

If you missed this event, here’s a few special holiday celebrations at Four Seasons this year….and next.

Holiday Dining

  • Christmas Day: Capa is offering an a la carte menu plus a 40 oz. Painted Hills cowboy steak special for $140.  Seatings are available from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Ravello is offering a buffet brunch for $105 per adult and $35 per child. Seatings are available from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.
  • New Year’s EveCapa is offering a dinner with two seating options: a three-course prix-fixe seating between 5:00 and 7:00 pm, available for $155 per adult; or a second seating, a five-course prix-fixe menu, between 8:00 and 11:00 pm, at $295 per adult. Kids a la carte menus will be available all evening. Both Capa seatings include access to the New Year’s Eve “After Party” in the Grand Ballroom, which will feature a DJ, dance floor, balloon drop and more. Ravello is offering a New Year’s Eve Buffet from 5:00 to 11:00 pm, for $125 per person and $45 per child.
  • New Year’s Eve Celebration: Admission to the New Year’s Eve Party is available exclusively for Resort guests and New Year’s Eve restaurant patrons ages 16 and older. Kids For All Seasons will host a special party on New Year’s Eve for children ages 4-12 for $95 per child and includes a children’s dinner buffet (Resort guests only).

Cheers!

Dec 102017
 

huey magoo's

“Tis the season for giving and giveaways! First up in our series of giveaways is a Huey Magoo’s gift card. Founded in 2004 by Matt Armstrong and Thad Hudgens, two southern boys with a passion for quality chicken and a penchant for serving others. Voted “Best Fried Chicken” and “Best of the Best Chicken Tenders”, Huey Magoo’s is rapidly expanding throughout Central Florida and beyond with multiple locations already in Orlando. They pride themselves on providing great tasting chicken tenders in a clean, friendly environment, while showing their love for people. Huey Magoo’s delivers fresh, cooked-to-order chicken tenders, and they do it to perfection.

We visited for the first time last week and my only regret is not visiting sooner! Their tenders are so darn tasty which is why we’re thrilled to partner with them for a $25 gift card giveaway. It’s easy to enter, just follow us on Instagram (@SporkOrlando) and tag a friend that you’d bring along. The winner will be notified later this week and we’d encourage you to visit them this Saturday for their “A Very Magoo’s Christmas” benefiting Christmas Dreams. See below for more details and make plans to try the best tenders in town.

A Very Magoo’s Christmas

  • Huey Magoo’s is hosing “A Very Magoo’s Christmas” this Saturday, December 16. Guests will be gifted with a free meal card, with store purchase, and 15% of proceeds from each store will benefit a Florida based organization, Christmas Dreams.
  • Takes place at all Huey Magoo’s restaurants.  For a list of locations, visit www.hueymagoos.com.
  • Benefiting Christmas Dreams, a Florida-based charitable organization committed to creating memorable, fun experiences and igniting hope for children battling life-threatening illnesses.  Whether through a visit from Santa in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU), or their fun-filled “Christmas is Coming” semi-trailer boasting interactive holiday experiences, Christmas Dreams brings the hope and fun of Christmas anywhere, 365 days a year.  For more information, visit www.ChristmasDreams.org.

Dec 082017
 

This Monday, Dec. 11, K Restaurant will launch their first, monthly, Yappy Hour.  To inaugurate this series of tail-wagging fun they have partnered with Woof Orlando. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Orlando locals are invited to bring their furry four-legged friends out and enjoy free dog treats made from local breweries, and enter-to-win two raffles with prizes including a free grooming.

“Doggie chaperones,” can expect drink specials and tongue-in-cheek Yappy Hour dishes from Chef Ryan McLaughlin, which include:

  • Truffled “pupcorn”
  • Milk Bones (veal bone marrow) with accompaniments
  • “Pawsta” – traditional or fried ravioli
  • Crispy Pig Ears

K Restaurant is located at 1710 Edgewater Drive in College Park. See you there, we can’t wait to bring our furry friends!

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k-restaurant