Scott's Kitchen: Tortellini di Stefano

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Welcome to our new feature: Scott’s Kitchen. Here we’ll cook chef recipes, talk about cooking techniques, and maybe whip up some cocktails.

Today, chef Austen Suchanek of Stefano’s Trattoria in Winter Springs shares the recipe for the popular Tortellini di Stefano.

I chatted with Suchanek via Zoom and she walked me through the recipe. She also shared the recipe for the meat sauce that is used to prepare the tortellini.

Suchanek says you can find cheese tortellini in the fresh pasta section at the grocery store. If you don’t want to go to the trouble of making the meat sauce, you can find that in the pasta sauce aisle.

Here are the recipes:

Tasting Table: Takeout Edition

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In this episode of the Tasting Table, a collaboration with WFTV Channel-9 and Inside Central Florida, I discuss takeout from my own dining room table. I have some tips for what I look for in a takeout experience, and a few recommendations from some recent meals.

 

Tasting Table: Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood

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In this episode of Tasting Table, in collaboration with WFTV-Channel 9 and icFlorida, we visit Toledo, the Spanish style restaurant on the top floor of the Gran Torino Tower at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. For more Tasting TAble videos, download the WFTV Now app for Apple TV, Roku and other streaming devices. 

 

On the House: Proper Pineapple from American Social

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In this episode of On the House, bartender Ashley Hutagalung demonstrates how to make a Proper Pineapple, one of the signature cocktails at American Social. Watch the video, give it a try, then stop by AmSo and have a proper Proper Pineapple.

American Social is big on its happy hour, which runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday with $4, $5 and $6 drink specials and and great deals on shareable plates.

American Social is at 7335 W. Sand Lake Road, Orlando.

On the House: PJ's Poison from Raglan Road Irish Pub

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Gin is really big in Ireland right now, maybe even more so than whiskey. In this episode of On the House, Alan Delahunt of Raglan Road Irish Pub at Disney Springs demonstrates how to make PJ’s Poison, a signature gin cocktail at the popular restaurant.

Watch the video below, then grab the ingredients and give it a try. Sláinte.

Tasting Table: Proper & Wild

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Tasting Table is a partnership project between Scott Joseph's Orlando Restaurant Guide and WFTV-Channel 9's Inside Central Florida presented by Wild Florida. You can see all of the Tasting Table episodes and other icFlorida videos by downloading the WFTV Now app, available on Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire devices. Just search WFTV in your app store.

 In this edition of Tasting Table, Scott visits the Winter Park plant-based restaurant Proper & Wild to sample the food and chat with owner Chelsie Savage. Here's a link to Scott's review of Proper & Wild.

Tasting Table: Delaney's Tavern

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Tasting Table is a partnership project between Scott Joseph's Orlando Restaurant Guide and WFTV-Channel 9's Inside Central Florida presented by Wild Florida. You can see all of the Tasting Table episodes and other icFlorida videos by downloading the WFTV Now app, available on Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire devices. Just search WFTV.

For this episode of Tasting Table, Scott visits the new Delaney's Tavern in Orlando's Sodo district and gets a rundown on the restaurant and its menu from owner Greg Allowe and executive chef Anthony Albino. Plus, there's a cameo from a professional barstool sitter. Watch the video below, then read the full review here.

 

Tasting Table: Jaleo by José Andrés

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Tasting Table is a collaboration between WFTV-Channel 9's icFlorida.com and Scott Joseph's Orlando Restaurant Guide. More videos are available via the WFTV Now app for Apple TV, Roku and other streaming devices.

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In this episode of the Tasting Table, Scott visits Jaleo and gets a culinary tour of the Disney Springs restaurant from executive chef Rodolfo Guzman.

 

Sette

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Tasting Table is a collaboration between Scott Joseph’s Orlando Restaurant Guide and WFTV-Channel 9’s Inside Central Florida.

Sette, one of the year’s most anticipated restaurants, has opened in Ivanhoe Village. The reason for the excitement is that it is the first full-service restaurant from Trina Gregory-Propst and Va Propst, owners of the popular Se7en Bites bakery. It took over the space that was previously Stir Restaurant & Bar, NOVA and Elliott’s Public House. All of those were startlingly short lived, so most people still thing of it as the location of Brian’s, a popular greasy spoon.

Little has changed with the decor from the previous tenant, which is fine — it’s a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere. The bar area seems a bit more accommodating, and the open kitchen allows guests to see the food being prepared.

And what good food it is.

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