Okay, I learned to research things to do while traveling many years ago, but my next door neighbor is a fanatic at it. It’s almost compulsive with him. Weeks before a trip, he’s made lists of things to do, to see, and where he wants to eat. I do the same thing but I only loosely document it.
For my trip to Orlando in April, I’m going to try documenting my picks and creating a blog outlining everything. So here I go…
I called this post Orlando for Foodies because eating will be important on this trip and I want dining experiences that I will find as different from the West Coast or places that I’d find in my home town. I really want to find Orlando restaurants with a flare and something different. Hopefully, not to ‘touristy’.
So far, I have found that I really want to try a restaurant called ‘Too Much Sauce’. It’s a pretty new place but I’m intrigued by the pictures I’ve seen of their dishes (and the name of the place). They serve Mediterranean bowls with sauces like coconut ginger and pineapple bbq. Sounds delicious and I really am looking forward to trying it.
Victoria & Albert’s. I was not planning on visiting Disney World this trip. Seriously. Not even on the plan. HOWEVER, I really want to dine at Victoria & Albert’s. The online reviews are off the hook and I’ve heard nothing but good things about them. It seems to be one of the best fine dining experiences in Orlando. Since I’m in the restaurant exhaust hood cleaning business, I’ll be asking to take pictures of their restaurant kitchen hoods. You should see the looks I get in fine dining places when I ask. But I rarely get denied.
Kres Chophouse. I love a good chop house. Kris looks to be right in my wheelhouse and it’s a downtown Orlando restaurant. And I have to say that in my visits to the Orlando area, I’ve never been downtown. So another reason to go. Reviews look solid and I like the menu. Looks a little pricey – but on this trip, money is no object. So I will look forward to this one too.
I’m also thinking about trying The Boheme in downtown Orlando. It’s at 325 South Orange Ave, which puts it in the Marriott (I think). Very close to there is a smokehouse called 4 Rivers Smokehouse. Now, the best smokehouse places I’ve ever been to are in Texas, but I’m good to try a smokehouse restaurant anywhere in the south. So I will definitely be checking this one out.
I’m going to keep modifying this post. It won’t be just about food, but also experiences. I really hope to see some great sites to go along with the Orlando fine dining. If you read this and have some other or better ideas, your feedback would be appreciated.