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Showing posts with label Margaritaville. Show all posts

Café D’Avignon, Expands with All-New Orlando Location

3260 Margaritaville Blvd.
Kissimmee, FL, 34747
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Café D’Avignon, a local NYC bakery and café best known for its artisanal, always-fresh, handmade breads and pastries, opens its doors for Orlando locals and tourists Wednesday January 22nd.

Café D’Avignon was established in 2012 at the historic Plaza Hotel. It was created by the same team behind Pain D’Avignon, an artisanal bread bakery that has been supplying Michelin starred restaurants and top hotels from New York to Boston for the last 25 years.

Café D’Avignon operates five retail stores throughout New York City, and will be opening five new locations in Orlando, Fla. beginning early 2020.The first new store is located in the heart of Kissimmee at Central Florida’s most sought-after entertainment complex,Margaritaville’s Sunset Walk.

This location is the first Café D’Avignon store outside of New York City. “The Café D’Avignon brand is the perfect complement to the serene resort lifestyle of Margaritaville Resort Orlando,” said Alex Nikitin, a partner of Café D’Avignon Orlando. Committed to quality, the bakery uses top of the line, carefully selected and sourced ingredients to ensure the finest and boldest flavors possible with guaranteed freshness.


Guests can indulge in a range of signature sweet and savory items including quiches, scones,tartines, croissants, breakfast sandwiches, cookies, and more. The menu mixes authentic French dishes like Croque Monsieur and Quiche Lorraine with American classics like a Turkey Club and Avocado Toast.


The cafe’s bold stand-out crossovers, such as the Baklava Croissant and Croissant Bread Pudding, demonstrate Café D’Avignon’s expertise for innovation and delicious precision.

The Orlando cafe also offers the best smoked salmon from one of NYC’s oldest, and highly revered, gourmet shops, Russ & Daughters. These high-end breakfast and lunch offerings are made fresh out of the oven on-site daily. Additionally, Café D’Avignon crafts classic espresso-based drinks using premium Stumptown Coffee Roasters.

The menu features a range of specialty lattes, iced coffees and teas. By offering Stumptown coffee blends, café guests will sip the highest quality coffee that has been sourced and roasted to perfection for outstanding flavor.

The Orlando location invites guests to enjoy menu favorites in a modern, comfortable venue that is furnished with plentiful seating, custom marble work and state-of-the-art equipment.

Located at 3260 Margaritaville Blvd. in Kissimmee, the new cafe is right in the middle of the vibrant and entertaining Sunset Walk, overlooking the stage at Sunset Square.

Café D’Avignon is open everyday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visit www.cafedavignon.com for updates and more information about Florida’s newest bakery.
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National Cheeseburger Day

Cheeseburger In paradise @ Margaritaville
September 18th is officially National Cheeseburger Day. I personally think everyday should be national cheeseburger day, because who doesn't like a mouthwatering cheeseburger any day of the year?

To help you celebrate this wonderful day, I have provided a brief history of the Cheeseburger, and some great tips on how to make a perfect burger from the folks at Margaritaville.

Adding cheese to hamburgers became popular in the late-1920s to mid-1930s, and there are several competing claims as to who created the first cheeseburger. Lionel Sternberger is reputed to have invented the cheeseburger in 1926 at the age of 16 when he was working as a fry cook at his father's Pasadena, California sandwich shop, "The Rite Spot," and "experimentally dropped a slab of American cheese on a sizzling hamburger. An early example of the cheeseburger appearing on a menu is a 1928 menu for the Los Angeles restaurant O'Dell's which listed a cheeseburger smothered with chili for 25 cents.

Other restaurants say they invented the cheeseburger. For example, Kaelin's Restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky, said it invented the cheeseburger in 1934. One year later, a trademark for the name "cheeseburger" was awarded to Louis Ballast of the Humpty Dumpty Drive-In in Denver, Colorado. According to Steak 'n Shake archives, the restaurant's founder, Gus Belt, applied for a trademark on the word in the 1930.


Here are some tips from the folks at Margaritaville on how to make a great burger. If you recall my post from a few months ago about National Hamburger Month at Margaritaville, I think they know a thing or two about making burgers.

  • Choose your meat carefully. If you’re going to a local butcher, ask for 80 percent meat with 20 percent fat. The quality of burgers is heavily dependent on the protein selected. The fat with help maintain the flavors.

  • Turn up the heat. Preheat your stove or grill in order to obtain an evenly cooked burger.

  • Handling the meat. Be careful not to apply too much pressure when shaping the burgers to avoid them from becoming too dense. Also, do not press on the burger patty when cooking.

  • Season the meat prior to cooking with your preferred seasoning, such as salt and pepper, and place the meat in the refrigerator for thirty minutes to prevent the patties from breaking apart.

  • Experiment with toppings. American cheese reigns supreme on many menus, but experiment with cheddar, blue cheese, swiss, jack cheese and any other preferred cheese with other unique toppings such as chips, French Fries, chili, cheese, avocado, fried onions or bacon.

  • Don’t Forget The Buns. The type of bun chosen is typically based on personal preference. Brioche and pretzel buns are popular, but there are various gluten-free buns available at local stores and at Margaritaville. It’s important to toast the bun for the best quality.

Volcano Burger @ Margaritaville
So get out here and enjoy some great cheeseburgers at your favorite restaurant, or at home.


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