Pork Belly Benedict

I stopped in a few weeks ago to try K Restaurant's (now regularly scheduled) Sunday brunch. Previously, brunch was an every now and then thing, so it's nice to have a reliable standby.

It was also the first time I'd visited since the College Park restaurant got its full liquor license, so it was also nice to have a proper adult beverage with my brunch.

I sampled the Pork Belly Benedict, a take on the classic dish with pork belly instead of Canadian bacon and Southern style biscuits instead of English muffins. It was delicious.

And afterwards, I went into the kitchen and chef de cuisine Ryan McLaughlin showed me how he makes the yummy dish. He also agreed to share the recipe, which you'll find below.

Unfortunately, pastry chef Michelle Hulbert wouldn't part with her biscuit recipe, so you'll have to find one of your own (or see if you can buy a bag of them from the restaurant).

Take a look at the video, then give the recipe a try. For inspiration, stop by K and try the real deal.

K Restaurant is at 1710 Edgewater Drive, Orlando. Brunch is served Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The phone number is 407-872-2332.

Pork Belly Benedict

I stopped in a few weeks ago to try K Restaurant's (now regularly scheduled) Sunday brunch. Previously, brunch was an every now and then thing, so it's nice to have a reliable standby.

It was also the first time I'd visited since the College Park restaurant got its full liquor license, so it was also nice to have a proper adult beverage with my brunch.

I sampled the Pork Belly Benedict, a take on the classic dish with pork belly instead of Canadian bacon and Southern style biscuits instead of English muffins. It was delicious.

And afterwards, I went into the kitchen and chef de cuisine Ryan McLaughlin showed me how he makes the yummy dish. He also agreed to share the recipe, which you'll find below.

Unfortunately, pastry chef Michelle Hulbert wouldn't part with her biscuit recipe, so you'll have to find one of your own (or see if you can buy a bag of them from the restaurant).

Take a look at the video, then give the recipe a try. For inspiration, stop by K and try the real deal.

K Restaurant is at 1710 Edgewater Drive, Orlando. Brunch is served Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The phone number is 407-872-2332.

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Next week is dedicated to education.

That didn't get you excited, did it? How about this:

Next week is dedicated to wine. Do I have your attention? Good. Because next week there are two events, both at Orlando Science Center, and both dedicated to wine (and education).

First, on Wed., April 25, is the annual Reading Between the Wines, which I told you about in this article. That's the annual event benefitting the Adult Literacy League, with guest authors discussing their latest works while you nibble on food. And drink wine. Don't forget the wine.

Then on Sat., April 28, it's the eighth annual Science of Wine, where you can learn about the geography, agriculture and even chemistry disciplines that go into getting a simple grape to turn into something wonderful. You thought it was magic, didn't you?

Of course, you don't have to actually learn anything. You can sit in the back and sip wine, just like you did your entire senior year. Don't think we didn't notice.

You can also sample some of the fine foods that will be offered by the likes of Taverna Opa and Tapa Toro, Norman's at the Ritz, Reel Fish, Something Fishy (not related) and Black Rooster Taqueria, among others.

It's mostly a walkabout event so get that picture of sitting at a desk out of your head. (There are some actual seminars and demonstrations available for the truly studious.) Tickets are $125 per person or $100 for Science Center members. Proceeds go to benefit the Science Center.

The Science of Wine is from 7 to 10 p.m. You'll want to get your tickets in advance. Click here to do that and to see a full list of restaurants that will be there.

You'll be delighted to learn that there is no required reading before either event. But you're going to love the homework.