The Chef’s Table at Highball and Harvest

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Here’s an irrefutable fact about dining trends: we want to be closer to our food. And not just because we’re valuing craft and quality more than ever, but because we crave the story and the humanity behind what we eat. Which is why I think chef’s tables are taking off like wildfire. A good chef’s table is more than a ... Read More »

Shari Sushi’s Omakase Chef’s Table Experience

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Lara Gould won the October Couple at Large giveaway, which means she and her date were sent to experience the Chef’s Table at Shari Sushi Lounge. Here’s what she said about the experience: When we arrived at Shari, we were taken to an intimate table on the upper level with only a few other tables. We could see over mostly ... Read More »

So Much to Love About Highball & Harvest at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando

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One of the most anticipated restaurant openings of the year, Highball & Harvest quietly opened its doors in October and now delights with an inventive take on culinary cocktails and the farm-to-table movement. A casual dining concept (jeans are totally acceptable attire), this Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes Orlando restaurant boasts interactive dining, handcrafted cocktails, and a creative, locally sourced menu of seasonal Low Country ... Read More »

The Dinner Party Project

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Dinner with seven, random strangers in a converted warehouse space turns out to be a fabulously fun night of unexpected delights. If you ask me, I believe we are in the midst of a cultural revolution where our obsession with the digital world and connecting online has actually caused many of us to crave human, face-to-face connection more than ever. ... Read More »

Orlando’s Best Indian Restaurants

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A recent visit to American Gymkhana, the fantastic new contemporary Indian restaurant on Sand Lake Rd., reminded me just how much I love this type of cuisine. It can be spicy with a kick, creamy with a touch of sweet, and aromatic and nutty. Indian food offers such an amazing kaleidoscope of flavors. So, for those who truly appreciate this ... Read More »

Spa + Dinner Date Night at Orlando’s Grand Bohemian Hotel

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Check out this ultra luxurious date night beginning with a couple’s massage at the Grand Bohemian Hotel’s Poseidon Spa followed by dinner at The Boheme. I blog a lot about free and under $30 date night ideas because let’s face it, getting a deal is fabulous and not everyone has the budget for a big night out. But there are ... Read More »

La Nouba Announces Fall Rates & Dinner + Show Packages

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La Nouba, the exclusive Cirque du Soleil show at Walt Disney World Resort, recently announced special fall rates starting at $54 for adult. This offer is available to all guests for performances from now through December 19th. If guests wish to have dinner before or after they see La Nouba, they can take advantage of La Nouba’s special Dinner & ... Read More »

Couple at Large: Review of the Chef’s Table at Hamilton’s Kitchen

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Several times each year, we send a different couple on an awesome date night. This Couple at Large then shares their experience on the blog. In October, we sent Paul and Natalie Jurado to experience the chef’s table at Hamilton’s Kitchen, a spectacular farm-to-table restaurant inside Winter Park’s Alfond Inn. Here’s what they had to say about the experience: By Paul ... Read More »