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STK

1580 East Buena Vista Drive.
Disney Springs
Orlando, FL 32830
(407) 917-7440
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STK, as they like to say...Is not your daddy's steakhouse. 

Each location has a unique design concept that artfully blends the modern steakhouse and a chic lounge into one, offering a dynamic, fine dining experience with the superior quality of a traditional steakhouse. 

STK distinguishes itself by emphasizing the social experience and taking a vibe-driven approach to fine dining. Every venue has a DJ to create an infectious, high-energy atmosphere and the sleek environment is designed to encourage guests to interact and mingle.

Ultimately, STK aims to define the modern dining experience complete with incredible food, world-class service and the perfect ambiance.

Outside of the restaurant can be a little deceiving from what is actually inside. The brick exterior looks more like an old train depot, but once you step inside, it’s all chic and glamour.

On the lower level once you enter, there is a bar and seating area with a very Miami club feel to it, complete with a live DJ and it can get very noisy.

If you venture upstairs, you will find indoor and outdoor seating with excellent views of Disney Springs in a more relaxed setting, and an added bonus with the Landing’s only rooftop dining spot.

Of course steaks are the thing here...everything from Porterhouse, NY Strips, Filets and Ribeyes, but they also have a decent selection of other entrees, sides and apps. 

I was recently invited to check out some classic STK items and a few new items as well, as the restaurant gets ready for summer.

First, we must discuss the bread...this is hands down one of the best breads I’ve had at any steakhouse, and possibly at any restaurant. We have fresh baked doughy pull apart bread covered in Blue Cheese Butter served with a Chive Oil dipping sauce and it is immensely satisfying to eat.

We definitely needed some good libations to wash all the bread down with, so we started with a Cucumber Stiletto made with Ketel One Vodka and a simple Old Fashioned with Basil Hayden’s.

Tuna Tartare is served with fresh tuna, haas avocados, soy honey emulsion and taro chips. We enjoyed this appetizer and the presentation, but it was a tad salty.

The Lil BRG's are so dang cute....but they taste even better because they are made with wagyu beef on a sesame seed bun and topped with caramelized onions, tomatoes and special sauce. These sliders, the house bread and a cocktail or three at STK is all you really need for a good time.

If you want some heat on your tongue, the, Hibachi Chicken will get you fired up. This is served with kale, Brussels sprouts and apple kimchi, butternut squash and a very hot and sweet mixture of gochujang honey.

The 160z. Sirloin was cooked to a perfect medium and was juicy and full of flavor. The Steak at STK really stands by itself, but they offer a variety of sauces, like this one, the Bold Sauce. Other offerings include, Horseradish, Au poivre, Bernaise, Chimichurri and Red Wine.

We sampled a variety of sides that included Asparagus, Jalapeno Cheddar Grits, Sweet Corn Pudding and the Mac & Cheese you see pictured here. The mac & cheese at STK is very rich and very cheesy, it was quite good, but we only lasted a few bites because the cheese mixture was a bit overpowering.

Chilean Sea Bass was exceptional also, with a miso passion fruit glaze, fried baby bok choy, pickled Fresno chili and cilantro.

Dessert was nothing short of awesome, and was way more than we could handle. We were treated to three of the most popular items: Bag-O-Donuts with dulce-de leche filling, Warm Baked Cookie and Chocolate Cake with Cotton Candy, all served with vanilla ice cream.

Scenes from the bar and the bar dining area.

STK is certainly not your daddy’s steakhouse, but I'm sure your daddy, or mommy would approve of the food here. The service and food is top notch, and it is at a higher price point, but that is to be expected for a higher quality steakhouse.

It does get loud inside, and I mean LOUD...where you literally have to shout across the table to each other, but after a few cocktails, some food, and vibing to the music, you get used to it.

STK is open from 11:30 am to 11:00 pm Monday to Wednesday, Thursday to Saturday they are open from 11:30 am to 2:00 am, and from 11 to 11 on Sunday.



STK Orlando Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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New Spring Menu Items at American Kitchen

1905 Hotel Plaza Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
(407) 827-3080
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American Kitchen Bar & Grill is an open concept restaurant serving New American cuisine that is responsibly sourced and globally inspired. 

AK takes an artisan approach to cooking and preparation of everything on the menu with an emphasis on local ingredients, including herbs and greens that are harvested out of the restaurant’s living garden, i.e. a 1950’s red pick-up truck.

From house made pastas and cheese to cured and smoked meats, the menu is a dynamic tasting experience, especially when paired with hand crafted cocktails and specialty wines. Iv’e always been a fan of Chef Venoy Rogers and even his Sous Chef Jacob Rios, as they put a lot of heart and detail in they food they create.

“My philosophy in the kitchen is to have fun with food and express myself from the heart,” Chef Rogers said. “To make good food you need great ingredients.”

Recently I was invited to a Spring Menu Sampling at AK, and of course everything was extraordinary. We sampled a variety of shareable starters, mains, a huge Tomahawk Rib eye, Dessert and a few glasses of wine.

The House made Bread at American Kitchen is simply fantastic, but the Umami Butter just made it that much better.

Part one of the Small Bites Tour featured Carne Con Queso Egg Rolls, Tempura Avocado and Glazed Fried Shrimp Bites. 

Part two of the Small Bites Tour was served with a sampling of Grilled Buffalo Wings, Fried Chicken Oyster and wonderfully delicious Korean Glazed Pork Ribs.

I really enjoyed The Florida Old Fashioned made with St. Augustine Distillery Florida Straight Bourbon, Bitter Truth Old Time Aromatic, Cherries and Orange.

The Smoked Fried Chicken sandwich at American Kitchen is always delicious, served with house aioli, coleslaw, pickled onions and pickles on a sesame seed bun, but the side of fries served in a miniature shopping cart was just too damn cute!

Beet Root Ravioli was simply awesome made with house made beet and ricotta ravioli, locally sourced goat cheese, toasted pine nuts, beet soil, and citrus. 

East Coast Bouillabaisse was another great example of the creativity and diversity of Chef Venoy and his staff. This is made with locally sourced whitefish, Florida rock shrimp, scallops, mussels, Peruvian potatoes, lobster broth and crunchy garlic bread. 

The 120 day Dry Aged Certified Angus Beef Tomahawk Ribeye was cooked to a perfect medium and was mouthwatering served with Three Potato Gratin, Smokehouse Mushrooms and the whole bone separated.

We finished the evening with The Candy Bar, a house made bourbon vanilla nougat with milk chocolate, toasted hazelnuts and edible gold shavings. This was Chef Venoy’s interpretation of a gourmet snickers bar and it was incredible.

The food here is always amazing. Chef Venoy and Rios do an amazing job, and Chef Venoy is a great talent in the kitchen. I've always been a fan of American Kitchen, and am a firm believer in the skill set of the kitchen and the staff here.

It is time however, for the B Resort and Spa to make the necessary changes to update the inside of the restaurant and move on from the old American Q days and give Chef Venoy and his staff an inside that matches the artistry and skill set of the food they serve up here.

I can neither can confirm nor deny that those said changes may be on the way shortly.


American Kitchen is open Monday to Sunday from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm.

American Kitchen Bar & Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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Terralina Crafted Italian


1650 Buena Vista Dr.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
(407) 934-8888
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Terralina Crafted Italian was inspired by Italy’s lake district, with alluring vistas, sun drenched settings and a glass conservatory that sweeps down to dining at the water’s edge.

Uniquely furnished dining rooms radiate out from the kitchen, each with a collection of found art or pieces that share the stories of moments spent celebrating. The veranda bar is a welcome invitation to relax and sip on craft cocktails and people watch.

James Beard award winning chef, Tony Mantuano, who was also a former contestant on Top Chef Masters, and is internationally respected for his role in defining true Italian cuisine, collaborated with Executive Chef Justin Plank to bring crafted Italian cooking and everyone together around genuine flavors and authentic dishes.

Showcasing foods that are both familiar and new, the menu here offers traditional Italian dishes like Housemade Lasagna, Parmesan Duo made with chicken and eggplant parmesan and spaghetti pomodoro, slow roasted Beef Short Rib, Housemade Porchetta and even Crispy Eggplant Fries.

The kitchen is at the heart of Terralina Crafted Italian and the wood burning oven fires a selection of hand tossed pizzas, calzones and fresh vegetables along with dishes from the hearth including chicken parmesan and seafood cannelloni prepared with housemade pasta.

A few of the pizza options include Margherita, Artisan Pepperoni, and even a Funghi with a mushroom trio of portobello, shiitake and cremini topped with roasted garlic and fresh mozzarella. Calzones come with roasted pork, sweet peppers, spinach, fresh mozzarella and goat cheese.

I recently had the opportunity to sit down and have a glass of wine with Chef Mantuano, and enjoy some food that he and Executive Chef Plank put together for us for a media dinner, and it was excellent of course.

We started the evening with a ridiculously large Antipasti Tower filled with prosciutto, spicy capicola, grana padano, bocconcini, tomatoes, pickled vegetables, grilled zucchini, parmesan crisp, olives, and housemade pecorino-truffle potato chips. This serves four people and then some. We really enjoyed the pickled veggies and especially the truffle potato chips.

The Seafood Canneloni is made with fish, shrimp, scallops, mascarpone and a lobster cream sauce and was paired with Italian wine Feudi di San Gregorio, Fiano di Avellino from Campania Italy.

Ravioli Gigante at Terralina Crafted Italian is a giant ravioli stuffed with spinach, fresh ricotta and parmesan covered in a roasted garlic tomato cream sauce. This was paired with Avignonesi Vino noble di Montelpulciano from Toscana.

Our evening ended with a dessert duo of flourless chocolate cake torte and a lemon thyme pannacotta paired with Brancher Prosecco Superiore from Veneto Italy.

We had a great time hanging out with Chef Mantuano, and all of the food we tried was wonderful. His love and passion for Italian cuisine really shows in all of the food an presentations.

Chef Mantuano had the opportunity to apprentice in Italy, and he was so inspired by the chefs who graciously shared their talent and culinary techniques, that he feels he owes it to them to represent the cuisine in the truest sense possible.

Terralina Crafted Italian is open everyday from 11:30 am to 11:00 pm.

Terralina Crafted Itlaian Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill Opens at Disney Springs

1514 East Buena Vista Dr.
Orlando, FL 32821
(407) 828-0107
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World-renowned chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck has expanded his popular namesake restaurant to Central Florida, opening Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at Disney Springs.

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill modernizes the traditional “bar and grill” concept with approachable dining in a dynamic setting inspired by traditional farmhouses and a touch of California elegance.

The restaurant captures the essence of the laid-back Californian dining experience, made popular by Puck himself. The Disney Springs location will be Puck’s fourth Bar & Grill behind LA Live, MGM in Las Vegas and most recently, Summerlin.

“We are very excited to be returning to Disney Springs with Bar & Grill concept,” said Wolfgang. “The restaurant is a perfect fit for the area and we look forward to bringing our cuisine to locals and all of the visitors to this area as well. My team and our partners all have something fresh to introduce and we cannot wait to see it flourish.”

The restaurant’s approachable, casual lunch and dinner menus are led by Executive Chef Michael Tiva alongside Executive Sous Chef, Jeff Thornsberry, and feature some of Puck’s signature dishes.

Chef Michael currently heads up Lupo by Wolfgang Puck in Las Vegas and has been with the company for 20 years. The menus are designed to accommodate a variety of occasions from leisurely meals or the perfect celebratory gathering, as well as welcoming visitors from around the world.

Both the lunch and dinner menus offer a variety of Puck’s signature dishes such as pizzas, handmade pastas, steak and seafood – with menu items often featuring local and organic ingredients.

Lunch menu items include Local Burrata with baby carrots, romesco and grilled ciabatta; Heirloom Baby Beet Salad with winter citrus, pistachio ricotta salsa cheese; Fennel Sausage Pizza with pickled peppers and rapini; and the WP Burger with white cheddar cheese, red onion marmalade, garlic aioli on a brioche bun.



Dinner menu items include BBQ Shrimp Pizza with toasted padron pepper and red onion; My Grandmother’s Lasagna with traditional meat sauce and bechamel; Olive Oil Seared Red Snapper with mussels, clams and fennel, in a spicy tomato broth; and a 32oz Porterhouse Steak for two with roasted elephant garlic and fries.


To complement the dining experience, the restaurant features a full-service bar with an extensive selection of classic and artisanal cocktails, craft beers and wines.

The 250-seat restaurant provides a warm and casual environment in the heart of Disney Springs with a beautiful setting designed by tonychi. The design is reminiscent of a grand barn house; it features natural materials, providing a sense of tranquility, refinement and warmth.


The restaurant also has a 24-person seated patio as well as a pizza bar and a walk-up window where guests can order a selection of gelato and homemade pastries. The team offers personalized service and attention to deliver an unforgettable dining experience.

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at Disney Springs is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 am to 11 pm and Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 12 am.

For reservations or additional information, please call (407) 815-2100 or visit https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/disney-springs/wolfgang-puck-bar-and-grill/.
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4R Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck Set For Late August in Disney Springs

Disney Springs Marketplace
Buena Vista Dr.
Orlando, FL 32830
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The award-winning 4R Restaurant Group will launch its newest concept in late August with the opening of its 4R Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck located in the Marketplace at Disney Springs. 

The eatery will debut a variety of new signature dishes, including a Taco Cone and Burrito Bowl filled with choice of meats such as Brisket Barbacoa or Pork Sofrito.

The 4R Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck will also offer stand out vegetarian options like the Squash Blossom Burrito. Additionally, decadent desserts such as Dulce De Leche Churro Balls will be available.

“It’s an honor to open the 4R Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck at Disney Springs in the company of so many talented chefs and award-winning restaurants,” said John Rivers, 4R Restaurant Group Founder and CEO. “Our first-ever daily 4R offering at Disney Springs will provide an opportunity for tourists to savor an authentic local brand. It will also give Floridians who know and love our food an all-new 4R experience and chance to enjoy dishes that are not currently available at any of our 4 Rivers Smokehouses.”

Inspired by his recent culinary adventures in Mexico City, Rivers has developed the food truck’s barbacoa-style menu. Dishes will feature signature 4 Rivers meats such as brisket and pulled pork, but prepared using traditional barbacoa techniques – methods with roots in the Caribbean and ultimately perfected in Mexico.

The opening of this Mexican-inspired barbacoa eatery marks the first time a 4R location will be available to guests at Disney Springs. The 4R Cantina Barbacoa menu has been crafted with the same pride and passion that has earned 4 Rivers Smokehouses some of the culinary world’s highest accolades, including recently being named “America’s Best Barbecue Chain” by The Daily Meal.


The 4R Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck at Disney Springs will be the only 4 Rivers location to offer service seven days a week – including Sunday. Following in the philanthropic footprints of the 4R “Barbecue Ministry,” all net proceeds from sales every Sunday will support The 4R Foundation, which in 2017 helped more than 950 local schools, churches and charitable organizations. All other 4 Rivers Smokehouse locations will remain closed on Sundays.

For more information visit www.4Rsmokehouse.com.
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Chicken Guy! is coming to Disney Springs

1486 Buena Vista Dr.
Orlando, FL 32830
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Following a successful collaboration between celebrity chef, Guy Fieri, and restaurateur, Robert Earl, the two dynamic forces have come together to create a new concept that will launch its flagship location at Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Chicken Guy! is a fast-casual chain dedicated to serving delicious, succulent chicken tenders paired with a wide variety of flavorful sauces meant to please all palates.

The menu at Chicken Guy! will feature one-of-a-kind all-natural fresh chicken tenders, hand-pounded to maximize crunch and paired with a wide selection of delicious sauces. Brined in fresh lemon juice, pickle brine and buttermilk, and infused with fresh herbs, these tenders deliver on flavor and texture. 


The menu features the tenders—grilled or fried—in sandwiches, straight up on skewers, or in meal-sized salad bowls, and a wide array of sauces to enjoy with the chicken as well as tempting sides like Guy Fieri’s fries, crowd pleasing mac ‘n cheese, fried pickles and fresh slaw.

If all of that isn’t enough to satisfy, Chicken Guy! has two delicious Flavortown Frozen Treats that will make anyone’s mouth water! Guests can end their meal on a sweet note with the Triple Double Ice Cream Treat, a large cup of deliciousness combining triple chocolate and doublemint, that may cause a few cases of brain freeze or the Cinnamon Apple, a heaping cup vanilla soft serve ice cream smothered in Cinnamon Toast Crunch & Apple Jacks cereal.

“I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Guy—first with the launch of his sandwich and burger menu at Planet Hollywood. Since then, we have kept in touch, determined to work on more projects together,” said Planet Hollywood Founder and ChairmanRobert Earl. “We have found the perfect venture with Chicken Guy!, certain to be a crowd-pleaser. I have personally tasted all the menu items and can’t wait to open at Disney Springs and across the country, because I know our guests will love what Guy has put on the menu.”

Fieri, a chef, entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author, has brought his signature blend of authentic-meets-surprising flavors to Chicken Guy!, once again creating crave-worthy blends of spices and seasonings that keep his fans coming back for more. In this new concept, Fieri has taken the always popular chicken tender, endowed it with a proprietary blend of flavors, and provided guests with a myriad of delicious sauce options resulting in endless combinations of flavors.

“I’m stoked to be building Chicken Guy! with my friend, Robert Earl,” said Fieri. “It’s all about the real deal, all-natural chicken but lemme tell you, our sauce game is on point."

Opening this summer, Chicken Guy! Is located in the heart of Disney Springs. With a whimsical design that will delight guests as they place their orders, innovative packaging that will make carrying out and enjoying food on the go fun and easy—and, of course, seating will be available indoors and out. No detail has been overlooked in providing the best possible guest experience.


Sourced from chicken that is all-natural, antibiotic free, never frozen, hand-pounded and breaded fresh every day. Chicken Guy! tenders are paired with your choice of a wide range of delicious sauces--your taste buds will be thanking you for the experience. For more information, visit www.chickenguy.com Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @realchickenguy and on Facebook at Chicken Guy.


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Wine Bar George is Open

1610 Buena Vista Dr.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
(407) 490-1800
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Master Sommelier George Miliotes has brought his renowned wine expertise to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort with his new venture, Wine Bar George, that opened on May 19th.

Miliotes is no stranger to Walt Disney World Resort – he was part of the opening team of the California Grill restaurant at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and managed the venue from 1995 to 2002. While there, he created an award-winning wine list and one of the first “100 wines by the glass” lists in the country.

“Disney Springs is the perfect place to open a wine bar and share my passion with the world,” Miliotes said. “Having the opportunity to train and hire my own team while sharing my 40-plus years of knowledge is truly incredible, and I look forward to opening our doors soon.”

As one of only 249 worldwide industry professionals certified by the Court of Master Sommeliers, Miliotes will feature wines from acclaimed and well-known wineries as well as growing regions and wineries that are up-and-coming. The location will offer an unparalleled wine list including more than 130 selections by the ounce, glass and bottle.

“The wine list will feature more than 130 wines all served by the ounce, glass or bottle,” Miliotes said. “The list will include more than 40 varietals from regions around the world. We will use the Coravin, the Vinfinity system and wine on tap to ensure each wine is enjoyed to its fullest extent. 

Servers will adeptly pair a range of small plates, cheese and charcuterie, shareable entrees and dessert with each wine. If you are looking for an awesome $9 glass on tap or a few ounces of Château Margaux, we will have wines for you to enjoy.”

Guests will have the opportunity to explore endless food and wine pairings at Wine Bar George. Executive Chef Ron Rupert and Miliotes have worked closely to create a menu that will pair with the extensive wine list.

“Offerings will feature seasonally relevant items, and everything will be made in-house,” Rupert said. “I’ve worked jointly with George to develop a menu that represents both global and local cuisine.Guests will enjoy food that is familiar, yet new all at once.”

With a team hand-selected by Miliotes, guests can expect their experience to include wine education, which will be served up in an approachable and fun manner. Joining Miliotes as General Manager is George Vavalides who brings more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry including nearly 20 years with P.F. Chang’s.

Jamie Irizarry will be part of Miliotes’ team as Restaurant Manager. Irizarry has more than 15 years in the industry working with restaurants such as Seasons 52, Eddie V’s and The Capital Grille.

Robyn Cohen will join as Director of Beverage with 15 years of bartending experience including, most recently, at Flying Fish on Disney’s BoardWalk. Cohen and Miliotes worked jointly to develop the featured cocktails at Wine Bar George, all of which will include a grape-based spirit. In addition to the extensive wine list, the wine bar will offer a variety of cocktails, a selection of beer and cider and frosé.


The 200-seat wine bar will join a growing and remarkable group of dining, shopping and entertainment offerings at Disney Springs. The design for the 6,000-square-foot space will be similar to a winemaker’s home estate with a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere. The space includes seating for groups of all sizes, areas for private events and sweeping views of Disney Springs.

Follow George @WineBarGeorge on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and join the #WineBarGeorge conversation. Visit WineBarGeorge.com for more news and updates.
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Maria & Enzo's to Open Alongside Enzo's Hideaway at Disney Springs


1486 Buena Vista Drive.
Orlando, FL 32830


Nick Valenti, CEO of Patina Restaurant Group (PRG), confirmed plans to open three new modern Italian restaurant and bar concepts at Disney Springs this winter.

The restaurants, which are all new concepts created by PRG, each with unique menus, will form an expansive dining complex showcasing authentic Italian food and entertainment. They will be adjacent to The Edison, the lavish “Industrial Gothic”-style destination also being developed by PRG.

“I’m delighted to announce that we will be opening a trattoria named Maria & Enzo’s, as well as Enzo’s Hideaway, a separate restaurant in what were said to be rum-running tunnels, which is destined to become a local favorite,” said Valenti. “They are inspired by the cuisines of Sicily and Rome, the Italian family, and the best of Italian modern cooking.”

The new concepts tie into the Disney Springs storyline of a restored Florida waterfront town. “Our inspiration is to bring unforgettable food and wine from Italy to Florida, with the stunning scenery you only find at Disney,” said Valenti.

Maria & Enzo’s – an Italian trattoria set in the town’s storied abandoned airline terminal from the 1930s, will now be transformed into a restaurant. The dining room is open and airy, featuring 50-foot ceilings with views of Lake Buena Vista. The restaurant interiors showcase artifacts that reference air travel of the time, with maps and historic flight paths.

The menu is inspired by Sicily, with a range of family-friendly dishes – Arancini di Carne (rice balls stuffed with meat), Melanzane Parmigiana (eggplant Parmesan) – and handmade pastas – Busiate con Granchio (spiral pasta with crab), ‘Ncasciata al Forno (Sicilian baked pasta) – served tableside. Other highlights include fresh fish, richly flavored steaks and chops.


Enzo’s Hideaway is a speakeasy inspired by Roman aperitivo bars, located in the storied rum-runner tunnels that adjoin Maria & Enzo’s.

Building off of Florida’s true history of rum running, Enzo’s Hideaway will pour Prohibition-era cocktails at its Tunnel Bar and serve a casual menu of hearty Roman dishes, such as the city’s legendary Bucatini alla Carbonara (hollow spaghetti with creamy egg and pancetta sauce) and Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe (square-cut spaghetti with pecorino and black pepper).


Pizza Ponte will be a fast-casual concept and the perfect place for a quick bite serving pastries, pizza, Italian sandwiches, and espresso. Pastry specialties include Bomboloni (Italian doughnuts) Sfoglia di Riso (pastry with rice cream) and Tiramisu. Savory items include signature Triangolo (stuffed pizza bread) sandwiches, Porchetta (roast pork) and Pizza al Taglio, Sicilian-style pizza by the slice.


Maria & Enzo’s, Enzo’s Hideaway and Pizza Ponte are slated to open during this winter. For more information on Patina Restaurant Group visit http://www.patinagroup.com.

Patina Restaurant Group is a bicoastal boutique company and leader in the premium segment of the restaurant industry. In New York, its portfolio features such restaurants as Lincoln Ristorante, STATE Grill and Bar at the Empire State Building. Other East Coast properties include Tutto Italia Ristorante and Via Napoli at the Epcot World Showcase in Lake Buena Vista and Morimoto Asia Orlando at Disney Springs.
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New Menu Items and A Magical Dining Preview at American Kitchen

1905 Hotel Plaza Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
(407) 827-3080

American Kitchen Bar & Grill located inside B Resort & Spa in Disney Springs, hosted an event recently to showcase the Summer Menu as well as a sneak peek at the Magical Dining dishes created by the restaurant’s new Chef, Venoy Rogers.


Chef Venoy is a San Diego native who’s spent time at the W Hotel in his hometown, and also has spent time in Miami at Essensia at the Palms hotel, as well as with the B resorts brands in Miami. His approach to cooking is a new American fusion style that is still organic and fresh.

At American Kitchen, they follow a farm to table concept, which is an immediate focus from the moment you step through the door and are greeted with the big red living garden truck. They source local and sustainable products whenever possible, and use as much locally sourced ingredients from Florida farms as possible, which is great for Chef Venoy.

He is used to year round produce, and understands the expectations of customers looking for fine dining options that are are organic and locally sourced. Chef Venoy has become somewhat of a specialist in finding the freshest and most simple of ingredients that also deliver a wow factor.

Just like America, the menu here is a melting pot of multiple influences and techniques that feature a variety of traditional American dishes along with a “Small Bites” section for starters that features items like Miso Pork Buns, Korean Glazed Pork Ribs and Tempura Avocado.

The “Provisions” portion of the menu is where you can find entrees like the Free Range Chicken with Beer Carbonara, Cookhouse Meatballs and a 29 day dry aged Ribeye as well as market fish selections. The “Hand Helds” part of the menu gets off to a great start with The Local Wagyu Beef Burger that is topped with Florida Berkshire pork belly, homemade pickles, avocado, tomato-ricotta spread and blistered sweet pepper. 

Inside American Kitchen, there is plenty of space and a variety of seating options. You can dine at communal tables or in an intimate booth with friends and family and take your taste buds down “Gin Lane” with American Kitchen’s revival on classic cocktails with a modern twist.

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Signature Florida Corn Soup is a new addition to the menu in the “From The Garden” section that features charred corn, roasted poblano and cilantro.

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Tempura Avocado is also new to the menu and is made with a tempura battered avocado that is topped with tomato chipotle jam and rests on a dollop of cilantro lime creme fraiche.

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Shrimp and Grits are also on the Small Bites menu and feature shrimp, white cheddar, chorizo, and house ham.

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The Whole Leaf Caesar salad comes with a housemade Parmesan-Garlic dressing, shaved Parmesan, sourdough croutons and a hard boiled egg.

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Korean Glazed Pork Ribs are cooked in a sweet soy glaze and are served with Chinese carrot cabbage slaw. The Tempura Avocado, Whole Leaf Caesar, and these delicious Korean style ribs are available as an appetizer selection on American Kitchen’s menu for Magical Dining Month.

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Cookhouse Meatballs & Creamy Parmesan Polenta come covered in a smoked tomato pomodoro sauce, house made ricotta & fried basil.

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Chef Venoy and American Kitchen have a few items on the menu if you are a vegetarian, and the cool thing is, they even made it part of the Magical Dining menu. This Summer Squash & Sweet Pea Vegetable Rigati is a great option with zucchini purée, heirloom tomatoes, toasted pine nuts & shaved parmesan. This dish showcases Chef Venoy’s love for using fresh and organic ingredients to create simple but elegant tasting entrees.

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This 29 Day Dry Aged Ribeye is served on top of a mushroom bacon chowder with celery, mushroom chips & parsley, and is pretty spectacular.

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Local Free Range Chicken & Beer Carbonara is quite an exciting pasta creation from Chef Venoy. It features stout beer- Parmesan sauce, house made bacon, sweet grape tomatoes, peas, cured organic egg yolk. Cookhouse Meatballs, Summer Squash & Sweet Pea Vegetable Rigati, Local Free Range Chicken & Beer Carbonara, and the Local Wagyu Beef Burger are available for the Magical Dining Menu for entree options.

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AK S'mores are a good way to end your experience at American Kitchen. This is a dessert with house made marshmallow, graham cracker crumble and a quenelle of chocolate ganache. This dessert along with Apple Pie in a jar is available for your dessert selections for Magical Dining as 

Beginning August 25th during a special preview week, and continuing through October 1, over 100 Orlando area restaurants will offer prix fixe dinners for just $35 for this years annual Magical Dining Month. You can Indulge in imaginative appetizers, entrees and desserts sure to leave you spellbound.

Through Visit Orlando, one dollar from each meal supports Freedom Ride and BASE Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation.

Here is the complete menu for Magical Dining Month at American Kitchen:


Choice of Appetizers:
Tempura Avocado
Korean Glazed Pork Ribs
The Whole Leaf Caesar 

Choice of Entree:
Cookhouse Meatballs &  Creamy Parmesan Polenta
Summer Squash & Sweet Pea Vegetable Rigati
Local Free Range Chicken & Beer Carbonara
The Local Wagyu Beef Burger

Choice of Desserts:
Apple Pie in a Jar
A.K. S'Mores


American Kitchen Bar and Grill is located at Disney Springs Resort Area's newest hotel resort, B Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. This is a lifestyle hotel featuring 394 newly renovated guest rooms and suites that showcase stylish yet playful decor for families and the most discerning business travelers alike. 

B Signature Elements and the most desired amenities allow guests to create tailored experiences in an open, self expressive environment where anyone can just B.


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