Orlando Food Critic Blog

TAKUMI – TEI – Japan Pavilion Epcot.

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TAKUMI-TEI – Japan Pavilion Epcot. The Japan Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase has long been known for providing not only some of the best dining options in Disney World but also for being home to the amazing Mitsukoshi store. Founded in Tokyo around 1673, the store gives park guests a unique chance to sample all things Japanese. When in July …

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Get Into The Holiday Spirit at Paddlefish


Get into the Holiday Spirit at Paddlefish. We know it’s only October and the temperature has not started to drop yet, but we can’t wait for the holidays and apparently neither can Paddlefish the iconic restaurant in Disney Springs.They are gearing up and really getting into the holiday spirit with experiential events and specials. For Thanksgiving, Paddlefish is offering a …

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Summer in a Bottle Rose


  Summer in a Bottle Rose We know Summer is officially almost over but hey, we live in Florida so never far away from the sunshine, so when we visited the Winebow Experience in Orlando last week and saw this bottle we just had to give it a try and were not disappointed. After 5 years, the Wölffer’s Estate decided …

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Paddlefish Beer Dinner – Disney Springs


Paddlefish Beer Dinner – Disney Springs Great businesses support great causes and Paddlefish, the amazing and iconic Levy restaurant at the heart of Disney Springs is no exception. In aid of the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida they hosted a Beer Fundraising Dinner that took place on the top deck of Paddlefish earlier this week. Supported by the Big …

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Armature Works Tampa.


Armature Works Tampa We dropped by the amazing Armature Works in Tampa over the weekend to get our dumpling fix from Zukku, one of the many locations in the multi-tenant Heights Public Market. Never claim to be a dumpling aficionado but these Pork Dumplings  sauteed in egg and sweet sauce are the best we have ever tasted and made even …

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Wine of the Month – with WINEBOW.


Wine of the Month – with WINEBOW We continue with our series of wines of the month from the outstanding wine importer and distributor Winebow. Each month we bring you some amazing wines that may have escaped your attention or are new to market. The wines are selected by one of the Winebow dedicated specialists, Tony Azzollini. This month we …

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Chef Spotlight – FABRIZIO SCHENARDI – Four Seasons Resort Orlando.

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Chef Spotlight –  FABRIZIO SCHENARDI – Four Seasons Resort Orlando. In a rare break from his hectic day Fabrizio Schenardi, the Executive Chef at the AAA Five Diamond Award Four Seasons Resort Orlando, very kindly took time to sit down and talk with us this week. The first thing you notice about Fabrizio is his calm and gentle manner not …

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Cheesecake Factory Passes the “Smile “ Test.


Cheesecake Factory Passes the “Smile “ Test. We have dined at The Cheesecake Factory hundreds of times and obviously not posted details of every visit, instead only sharing when new and interesting menu items become available or any extra special offers take place. On those regular visits we have a bunch of go to favorites that do not require reference …

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Friday Night at Frontera Cocina Mexicana by Rick Bayless Disney Springs.


  Friday Night at Frontera Cocina Mexicana by Rick Bayless   Disney Springs. Disney Springs on a Friday night is vibrant, entertaining and diverse, over the past few years Disney has been adding quality food operations and dining options from the amazing seafood and steaks at The Boathouse and STK to Morimoto Pan-Asian fare, a touch of the Irish at Raglan …

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Hinckley’s Fancy Meats – East End Market Orlando.


Hinckley’s Fancy Meats – East End Market Orlando. Black Pudding is in our opinion one of life’s little delicacies, but difficult to find in certain parts of the world. While we lived in Dublin, Southern Ireland, Black or White pudding was a staple part of our diet especially when it shared the plate with a “Full Irish Breakfast” and washed …

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