Orlando Food Critic Blog

A Danish Kind of Day at Croissant Gourmet

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A Danish Kind of Day at Croissant Gourmet You could easily overlook Croissant Gourmet as its façade is not imposing, but do yourself a BIG favor, skip the big brand names and head over to this TRUE and authentic French Bakery for Breakfast, Lunch, Take Out, or just a Coffee (It evolves as the day unfolds). It won’t break the …

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WINE BAR GEORGE TO OPEN MAY 19, 2018 AT DISNEY SPRINGS

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WINE BAR GEORGE TO OPEN MAY 19, 2018 AT DISNEY SPRINGS  George Miliotes, Master Sommelier, Returns to Walt Disney World Resort with New Wine Bar  We are excited to announce the grand opening date of Wine Bar George at Disney Springs! We are told Wine Bar George will open Saturday, May 19 at 5 p.m. The following day, May 20, Wine …

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Fuego Friday at American Kitchen Bar & Grill Lake Buena Vista.

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Fuego Friday at American Kitchen Bar & Grill Lake Buena Vista. American Kitchen has its own Smokehouse, so BBQ and smoked foods are readily available to the Executive Chef of American Kitchen, Venoy Rogers lll. So when creating and developing his menu and special events he decided to open up the Smokehouse and fire up the pit for “Fuego Fridays”. …

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Tartine Wine Bar & Eatery 2445 Edgewater Drive Orlando

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Tartine Wine Bar & Eatery 2445 Edgewater Drive Orlando We are sure that by now you will have heard of Chef Francois Cahagne’s great new restaurant concept in College Park “Tartine”. Tartine is open for Lunch, Dinner and Brunch service and have been receiving rave reviews, quickly becoming a College Park favorite. The “Super Southern” special was one of our …

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Mesa 21 – 1414 N Orange Ave Orlando. Ivanhoe Village.

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Mesa 21 –  1414 N Orange Ave Orlando. Ivanhoe Village. We don’t seem to able to get through the week without a Mesa 21 Guacamole fix, beautifully presented and packed full of flavor this is the ideal start to any Mesa 21 “Real Mexican” meal. Mesa 21 Guacamole – Fresh Guacamole served with tortilla chips and Chicharron chips. Chunky well-seasoned …

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Pepe’s Cantina New Location & Cinco de Mayo Bloc Parties

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Pepe’s Cantina New Location & Cinco de Mayo Bloc Parties Popped in to see our good friends at Pepe’s Cantina in their new third location at 5415 International Drive and we must say their new space is amazing. New Pepe’s branding emblazons the walls with vibrant colors and Mexican themed wall art that we have come to recognize as Pepe’s …

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Pepe’s Cantina New Location 5415 International Drive

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Pepe’s Cantina New Location 5415 International Drive I-Drive will soon be rocking to the great tastes of Pepe’s’ Cantina as they are now ready for their soft opening next week taking place on Monday 16th April and then will really kick things off with a Cinco de Mayo bloc party on of course May 5th. If you have never experienced …

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International Carrot Day

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International Carrot Day Today is International  Carrot Day (are there any free days anymore?).The celebration was created in 2003 to spread the news and tell people all about carrots and how they are really good for you. We mostly buy our carrots at the Winter Park Farmers Market every Saturday, no need to stick to traditional orange, try these colorful …

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Where Are the Egg Cups?

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Where Are the Egg Cups? Easter got us to thinking about eggs (Obviously) but not the chocolate kind this time, but rather the soft-boiled variety. A soft-boiled egg with “Soldiers’ is one of life’s little luxuries and can definitely evoke many blessed childhood memories for many Europeans and Australians. To confirm, a “Soldier” is a thin strip of toasted bread, slightly thicker …

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Food & Wine Expo – Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

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Food & Wine Expo – Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort So grateful to Anthony Azzollini for the invitation to the terrific Food & Wine Expo laid on by Gourmet Foods and Touton Wine. With over one hundred vendors it was definitely an amazing chance to sample some of the best artisan cheese, meats and wines currently available in the United States. …

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