Archive for September 2010

Grand finale at the Pig

September 10, 2010

We were treated to a final and unique dinner  at the gastropub Ravenous Pig. It recreated a James Beard House Orlando dinner from June, showcasing the best of Central Florida cuisine and famous chefs.

Each of them created beautiful and delicious appetizers and a course or dessert for a group of tourism, food industry and news people – complete with a starting glass of bubbly and wine per course.

* Scott Copeland from Antonio’s La Fiamma: Citrus and coriander cured Florida Cobia with Habanero sorbet and pickled watermelon relish.

* Kevin Fonzo, K Restaurant: Palmetto Creek Farms smoked pork Napoleon, Deep Creek Ranch chicken fried beef tongue, local Rabbit Ballotine with pickled cherry preserves.

* Jamie McFadden, Cuisiners Catered Cuisine and Events: Brentwood sweet corn veloute, Florida frog leg and bacon hushpuppy.

* James and Julie Petrakis, The Ravenous Pig: Chef’s garden heirloom gazpacho, St. Augustine flounder, fried green tomatoes, Canaveral blue crab; Creme caramel with huckleberry compote and Florida-Honey tuile.

Thank you Orlando CVB for a gastonomically unique and richly satisfying weekend.

The Boheme rocks Sunday brunch

September 1, 2010

We had a grand and fulfilling time brunching at the award-winning The Boheme, a signature restaurant at the luxury Orlando hotel Grand Bohemian.

Decor – funky. Food – fresh and plentiful. Verdict – five stars!

The Sunday jazz brunch (only $35) is an eclectic and decadent  spread covering everything from Eggs Boheme (a twist on the traditional benedict), lox, fresh crab legs – hot or cold, roasted veggies, Belgian waffles, an omelet station, breakfast meats and mouthwatering desserts.

The chefs even created their signature dish for us — a crusted filet mignon with smoked blue cheese that was tasty and tender an our waitress refilled our mimosa glasses more times than we could count.

Reservations are recommended and  valet parking in complimentary if you dine there.


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