Recent Reviews, Easter Brunches and a Tapa Toro Supper Club
News from the Flog
Just one week until Easter, everyone's favorite brunch Sunday. You've probably been so busy working on your bonnet that it skipped your mind to make reservations. Well, get hopping, as we like to say this time of year. I've been working on putting together a list of restaurants offering Easter Day specials (and my bonnet shows it).
Walt Disney World has gotten into the brunch business. Last week I told you about Brunch at the Top, at California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. This week we look at the other restaurant now serving Sunday brunch: Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
The two restaurants are conveniently connected by the Monorail, and if you really wanted to, you could combine the two for one really super brunch, which is what I did as an invited guest for a media tour of the two new offerings.
Generally speaking, if you want to open a restaurant in a space that was recently vacated by a restaurant that was doing the same type of food that you want to offer, you need to make sure that everything about the experience — especially the food — is better than the recently departed concept.
And you’d think that it would be easy to step up the game when following a chain restaurant into a location. But I don’t think that’s the goal of Verde Cantina. The new restaurant, in its early days, doesn’t seem interested in doing better, just good enough.
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Next Supper Club
at Tapa Toro
Our next Supper Club will be Thursday, April 7, at Tapa Toro, the Spanish restaurant under the Orlando Eye. Tickets for the five-course dinner with pairings are $75 plus tax. As always, newsletter subscribers get first crack at the limited number of seats.