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Chefs Table at Fiorenzo Italian Steakhouse

9801 International Drive.
Orlando, Florida, 32819

Fiorenzo is a modern steakhouse experience that combines the charm of an authentic Italian restaurant with a refined selection of steaks, chops and seafood inside of the Hyatt Regency Orlando. 

The restaurant has an open kitchen and a pizza oven that set the stage for the on site preparation of new and traditional Italian favorites as well as a selection of fish and premium steaks and chops. In addition to spectating the skillful preparation of grilled prime steaks, seafood entrees and creative pizza and pasta dishes, guests may gather at the Milan-inspired lounge and select wines from the extensive, award-winning wine cellar. 

Chef Will Walters is Chef de Cuisine at Fiorenzo, and he loves a good wine pairing with food like a lot of chefs do, but if you get a chance to speak with him, you may be surprised to find that he is actually a craft beer enthusiast. Therefore, it only made sense for Chef Will to hold his first chef's table event with a craft beer pairing instead of wine.

Chef Will put together an excellent dinner at Fiorenzo that featured steak house favorites served with ice-cold selections from New Belgium Brewing and an astonishing dessert paired with Small Town Brewery’s “Not Your Fathers Root Beer.”

Our first course of the evening was a Lump Crab Salad over Buttermilk Fried Green Tomato that was fried in shrimp butter with fennel-frisee and pink peppercorn honey. This was paired with New Belgium Brewing’s Ranger IPA that has a 6% ABV.

The Mustard Glazed Pork Belly over Cannellini Bean Puree with seared escarole and a pretzel gremolata was a wonderful second course. It was paired with New Belgium Brewing Trippel Ale with a 7.8% ABV. Chef Will’s secret ingredient for this dish was a honey mustard glaze that he borrowed from his mother.

If I didn't know any better, I would have thought the Espresso Rubbed Bison Tenderloin over orange scented heirloom carrots and potato risotto was a fine steak. The Bison was very tender and flavorful and paired excellently with the New Belgium Brewing 1554 Black Lager that has a 5.6% ABV.

From left to right...New Belgium Brewing Ranger IPA, Trippel Ale, 1554 Black Lager, and Small Town Brewery’s “Not Your Fathers Root Beer.”

We ended our night with Chocolate Filled Petite Beignets with a scoop of burnt vanilla ice cream and a Caramel Stick. Of course, that burnt vanilla ice cream was floating in a glass filled with Not Your Father’s Root Beer that has a 5.9% ABV. The dessert was sinful as it was, but this root beer is deadly. You can't taste any alcohol at all, and I can easily imagine drinking way too many of these.

This five course Chef’s Table dinner was $75 per person plus tax and gratuity. As you may have seen in one of my previous posts about Urban Tide, Hyatt Regency Orlando has hosted a few Chef’s Table events and plans on doing more. If you want to stay in the loop, head on over to the Hyatt Regency Orlando Facebook Page to be one of the first to find out about the next beer or wine pairing dinner that will take place.

Fiorenzo Italian Steakhouse’s private dining room welcomes celebrations, meetings and events with 50-100 guests, and the main dining room accommodates 200. Fiorenzo is open Monday - Saturday from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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