18 x August 16 — September 5, 2018 x www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com Jack’s Place at Rosen Plaza Hotel 407-996-1787 • jacksplacerestaurant.com Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 Jack’s Place restaurant, named a USA Today Top Ten International Drive Restaurant, is a must-do for locals. Nowhere else in Orlando will you experience a one-of-a-kind atmosphere and out-of-this-world dishes for a truly unique experience. Located at Rosen Plaza Hotel on International Drive, Jack’s Place is named after owner Harris Rosen’s father, Jack, whose celebrity caricatures adorn the walls of the luxurious restaurant. Drawn during Jack’s time at the Waldorf Astoria New York, the whimsical depictions of such celebrities as Marilyn Monroe, Babe Ruth and John F. Kennedy Jr. were signed by their subjects and are on display for Jack’s Place guests to enjoy as they dine. Start with Jack’s Classic Escargot, or opt for the Signature Appetizer Platter, featuring spicy shrimp and grits, sauteed steak and pan-seared crab cakes. And try the delicious signature Bisque of Cape Canaveral “Royal Red” Shrimp and Corn, accented with Jack’s special herbs and spices. The amazing menu also features a 12-ounce prime New York strip steak; filet mignon with a choice of steak butter or “Oscar Style” with Maryland blue crab, asparagus and bearnaise sauce. Of course, guests also may choose to indulge in mouthwatering lobster tail or cedar plank roasted sea bass. Jack’s Place is a Visit Orlando Magical Dining restaurant, offering a special $35 prix fixe menu during the month of September, in additional to its seasonal fare. Call for reservations or book on the OpenTable app 24/7. Opens daily at 5:30 p.m. Free caricatures are offered to diners Fridays and Saturdays! Shogun Japanese Steak House at Rosen Inn 407-352-1607 • www.shogunorlando.com 6327 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 Dining at Shogun Japanese Steak House at Rosen Inn, closest to Universal on International Drive, is an experience that stimulates the senses — delectable tastes and delicious smells, of course. But also, the sight of rising fire, the feel of its heat, and the sound of knives clinking on the grill. Your meal is prepared right at the table by teppanyaki chefs who are adept with their cooking tools but who also bring in a touch of theatrics to set a light and fun mood. Locals frequent Shogun restaurant as a group activity, enjoying the company of friends and family seated around the chef’s grill, watching as fire is expertly manipulated to create an exceptional meal. Choose from shrimp, salmon and calamari, or even tofu, lobster, filet mignon, New York strip or teriyaki chicken. For a truly exceptional dining experience, choose one of the restaurant’s specialties — The Emperor (filet mignon and lobster tail), The Empress (filet mignon and shrimp), and The Kabuki (chicken, shrimp and scallops) are just some of the incredible flavor combinations available. The restaurant also offers freshly prepared sushi and sashimi at Shogun Sakura Sushi. Try a traditional Sunrise Roll (crab, salmon and tuna with avocado and wasabi mayo). Or, if tastes lean toward the unique, there is the Godzilla Roll, featuring softshell crab, tuna, shrimp, smelt roe and eel sauce, and spicy sweet Sriracha sauce; or the Mexican shrimp roll, with crunchy shrimp tempura, cucumber and avocado with Sriracha sauce. Operating hours are daily from 5-10 p.m.
www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com x August 16 — September 5, 2018 x 19 IHOP Restaurant www.ihop.com IHOP has a great breakfast, but there’s more! New IHOP Ultimate Steakburgers are 100 percent USDA choice Black Angus beef. Try the new Brunch Burger, Jalapeno Kick or the Cowboy BBQ. IHOP burgers are as good as they “pancake!” Take a “pancation” with their many pancake flavors. IHOP’s great salads, kid’s meals and new senior menu with meals from $4.99 are not to be missed. Stop by one of the many remodeled or new locations, order online or have your meal delivered. IHOP has many convenient locations across Orlando and the surrounding areas. Hemingway’s at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress 407-239-1234 • hemingwaysorlando.com Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, 1 Grand Cypress Blvd., Orlando, FL 32836 Located at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Hemingway’s is a legendary local dining gem with an inspired menu, created by esteemed chef David Didzunas. Ernest Hemingway’s expeditions from “Cayo Hueso” to the coast of Cuba are portrayed in many of his writings. The culture and cuisine of these areas serve as the inspiration for Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress’ signature Hemingway’s steak and seafood restaurant. Hemingway’s is home to many of “Papa’s” favorite dishes — and soon, some of yours. Savor a wide selection of wines, specialty drinks and desserts, including baked Alaska-style Key lime pie and delectable pairings. And don’t forget to ask about the establishment’s signature Papa Doble, one of Hemingway’s own libations. Hemingway’s is open daily from 6-10 p.m. Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort 800-227-1500 • www.swandolphinfoodandwineclassic.com 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 The Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic returns to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort from Oct. 26-28, with the outdoor party taking place Friday and Saturday night, and Sunday Bubbles Brunch on Oct. 28. The menu includes returning favorites alongside new dishes and an all-new “Hawaiian Luau” themed area. The Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic offers guests unlimited tastings at more than 60 stations, featuring culinary selections from the hotel’s award-winning restaurants and wine from more than 30 wineries amidst a festive backdrop of live entertainment on the hotel’s causeway. The event boasts five themed dining areas and a meet-and-greet opportunity with celebrity chef Todd English. Upgraded ticket options allow guests to take part in hands-on seminars with the hotel’s chefs and certified beverage experts or enjoy a beer garden that includes a selection of craft beers and Oktoberfestinspired cuisine. To purchase tickets, visit www.swandolphinfoodandwineclassic.com!