In celebration of achieving Michelin stardom for the second year in a row, Knife & Spoon, the upscale steak and seafood restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes Orlando, is offering a special four-course menu now through June 17.
Tyler Kineman, chef de cuisine for John Tesar, the Dallas-based celebrity chef, has put together a table d’hote with each course offering two choices. And there isn’t a clunker among them, with such favorites as hamachi crudo, fresh local oysters, whole fish and prime New York strip steak. (See the full menu below.) There is an optional wine pairing, as well.
Cost of the four-course dinner is $180 per person; the wine pairing is $90. My recommendation is for couples to order each alternate choice so you can get a taste of everything, for the win.
Of course the regular menu will be available, too, so you can see why the Michelin inspectors were moved to award Knife & Spoon a star, one of only four Central Florida restaurants so honored.
Knife & Spoon is open for dinner daily. Click here for more information and to make a reservation.
Here’s the full celebratory four-course menu:
Half Dozen Local Oysters
Fermented Seaweed & Cucumber Mignonette
Avocado, Florida Grapefruit, White Soy, Sriracha, Cilantro
Local Produce & Greens, Regenerative Vinegar
Peach & Ricotta Salad
Spring Mint Peas, EVOO & Onion Ash Powder, Lacto-Fermentation Peach Vinaigrette
Market Whole Fish
Nuoc Cham Butter Emulsion
-Locally Sourced by Kelly Seafood
16oz Prime New York Strip
Comes with Sides:
-Locally Sourced from Play of Sunlight
-Locally Sourced from Frog Song Organic Farms
Grand Cru Chocolate
Dark Chocolate Mouse, Raspberry, Ganache, Bergamot Cloud
Apple Chutney, Almond Chocolate Crunch. Lychee Sorbet
Domaine William Fevre, Chablis, France 2020, 3oz pour
Terrazze dell’Etna, Ciuri, Nerello Mascalese, Italy 2018, 3oz pour
Local Fish: domaine de la Charbonniere, Chateauneuf-Du-Pape Blanc, France 2021, 3oz pour
Prime NY Strip: Faust Wines, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California 2020, 3oz pour
Hetszolo Tokaj Aszu 5 Puttonyos, Hungary 2010, 3oz pour