16 x August 16 — September 5, 2018 x www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com Everglades Restaurant at Rosen Centre Hotel 407-996-2385 • evergladesrestaurant.com Rosen Centre, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 Dining in Everglades Restaurant in the Rosen Centre Hotel on International Drive is a lush and tranquil experience. A beautiful aquarium encourages locals to venture further into a themed dining room that draws inspiration from the unique South Florida environment for which it is named. Native birds, panthers ready to pounce, and larger-than-life murals of the plants and animals of this subtropical wetlands habitat watch over diners as they enjoy a menu that also takes from this exceptional part of the world. The restaurant’s head chef, Fred Vlachos, ensures that every visit to his restaurant is a unique one, offering an ever-changing menu with the finest seafood, steaks and produce in Orlando. The restaurant also adheres to the same green efforts and standards found throughout the Rosen Hotel, making the dining excursion delicious and planet-friendly. Embark on a truly distinctive dining adventure with the “Let Your Taste Run Wild” trio sampler of the Boca Chica Mushroom, Florida rock shrimp and Caribbean crabcake. The culinary journey continues with delicious lobster bisque or Alligator Bay Chowder. For the main event, Everglades offers one-of-a-kind dishes that include filet of buffalo with peppercorn crust, served with sliced baked sweet potato and blueberry onion jam, and complemented with blueberry-balsamic sauce. Of course, diners also may choose familiar dishes with a slight twist, including aged New York strip served with a wild mushroom sauce and seafood choices that include broiled Florida grouper and Florida rock shrimp. Operating hours are daily from 5:30-10 p.m. Complimentary valet parking for dining guests. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House 407-351-5074 • delfriscos.com 9150 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 Greatness deserves excellence. Whatever the occasion, the Del Frisco’s experience will surpass your expectations. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House is an ultra-premium steakhouse providing a distinguished dining experience with personalized service in a breathtaking atmosphere, offering bold, delicious fare complemented by an expansive, award-winning wine list. Boasting a vast selection of USDA prime wet and dry-aged steaks, such as the 45-day dry-aged double bone-in prime ribeye “Double Eagle Steak,” modern takes on fresh seafood, signature side dishes and mouthwatering desserts. The one-ofa-kind menu distinguishes Del Frisco’s as an American culinary institution. Each restaurant features an impressive wine list curated in-house by teams of the industry’s finest sommeliers and that are perennial winners of the Wine Spectator “Best of Award of Excellence.” Each Del Frisco’s location boasts a sommelier team dedicated to curating the wine selection for each guest. Together, the 14 Del Frisco’s steakhouses form a collection, each with a distinctive setting, décor and character. The two-story Orlando restaurant features two state-of-the-art bars; five private dining rooms that can accommodate everything from a formal business presentation to a corporate holiday party; a picturesque patio; and a sleek, modern interior, making it the perfect place to relax and celebrate simultaneously. Featuring a diverse wine list of more than 1,200 labels, diners are sure to find their inner sommelier — something you won’t find at any theme park. Experience Del’s at Dusk, Del Frisco’s happy hour, nightly from 4-7 p.m. and on Wednesday from 4 p.m.-close.
www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com x August 16 — September 5, 2018 x 17 A Land Remembered at Rosen Shingle Creek 407-996-3663 • alandrememberedrestaurant.com Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819 Dubbed as having “the greatest steak Orlando has to offer” by TripAdvisor and a 2018 Diners’ Choice award winner from Open Table, the AAA Four Diamond A Land Remembered restaurant could easily rest on its laurels. However, with executive chef Jorge Oliveira at the helm, diners are treated to an evolving menu, while retaining customer favorites, for fresh, seasonal dishes and the most satisfying dining experience. A Land Remembered immerses locals in a world gone by, when the familiar streetscapes of their Florida town was an untamed land. A lush, warm atmosphere surrounds guests with elegance and memories of “Old Florida” as depicted in its namesake, a bestselling historical fiction novel that captures the romance and intrigue of the Florida pioneer experience over three familial generations. The menu is as captivating as its namesake novel with a delightful array of Harris Ranch prime steak and fresh seafood, featuring tastes to satisfy all palates. To start, try the A Land Remembered Sampler, featuring goat cheese fritters, jumbo lump crabcakes, and bistro steak bruschetta; or the adventurous and delicious escargot Provencal. Don’t miss a cut of Harris Ranch Black Angus five-diamond prime beef, whether an 8-ounce filet mignon, New York strip or surf and turf paired with an 8-ounce cold-water half lobster tail. Steak toppings include the delicious Suwannee Creek Crab Oscar and Oregon blue cheese. Experience A Land Remembered during Visit Orlando Magical Dining Month in September for a special $35 prix fixe menu, in addition to its usual offerings. Operating hours are daily from 5:30-10 p.m. Complimentary valet parking for dining guests. I-Drive Resort Area International Dining www.internationaldriveorlando.com It’s always fun to explore a new place to eat! Whether you are a serious foodie, more of a casual diner, or prefer something that will appeal to the entire family, there are lots of options to suit any taste or budget. With a diverse array of Epicurean delights, culinary choices include American, Brazilian, Caribbean, Chinese, Greek, Ethiopian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Mediterranean, Mexican, Italian, Thai and more. Twenty-five top restaurants in the I-Drive Resort Area are participating in Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month, sponsored by American Express. Beginning Aug. 24, during a special preview week, and continuing through Sept. 30, these restaurants will offer prix fixe dinners for just $35. Indulge in imaginative appetizers, entrees and desserts sure to leave you spellbound. Through Visit Orlando, $1 from each meal supports Best Buddies and The Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida. Magical Dining I-Drive Resort Area participants include A Land Remembered, Benihana, Café Tu Tu Tango, Cala Bella, Ciao Italia Ristorante, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Copper Canyon Grill, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, Everglades Restaurant, Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse, Itta Bena, Jack’s Place at Rosen Plaza Hotel, Kobe Japanese Steakhouse, Mai Hana’ Pan Asian Grill, Mango’s Tropical Café, SeaWorld Orlando Sharks Underwater Grill, Shogun Japanese Steak House, Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit, Texas de Brazil, The Capital Grille — International Drive, The Grill, The Oceanaire Seafood Room, Urban Tide and Vincenzo Cucina Italiana. To begin planning your dining adventure on I-Drive, visit www.internationaldriveorlando.com and search by type of dining and budget for details. Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant