Magical Dining: A Culinary Celebration

Today on the blog I have one of my favorite people talking about one of my favorite things to do in Orlando!

peaceAbout Karen: A native of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is the CEO/Principal Planner of Matchless Weddings & Events, an Orlando, Florida based company, where she specializes in the production & planning of private & corporate events, as well as wedding coordination. With a 10 year background in the special events industry, Karen is known for thinking outside of the box, being resourceful and working in high-pressure environments.


Starting September 1 though September 30, Visit Orlando brings to you Magical Dining Month, an 8th year culinary celebration sure to please your palate and wallet! I had the opportunity to preview one of the newest restaurants added this years participating locations, Ruth's Chris Stake House on Restaurant Row (Sand Lake Road) with a few local bloggers and foodies.  Now most folks know that a premium restaurant like Ruth's is in the $$$ range but for this month, you can get a 3 course, prix fixe meal for only $33....DID SHE SAY $33?!?

Sure did! I had the chicken & andouille sausage gumbo, 4oz filet with shrimp AND a cheesecake creme brulee with a rhubarb puree and chocolate macadamia nut cookie....I swear one of the BEST meals I have ever had! The food was flavorful, hot, hearty and I still can't believe you can get all of that for $33/person! I could just imagine what the other restaurants have in store.

So here are the deets on this month long food fest:

*The month-long event will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida, with $1 from every meal donated to the organization.

*Visit to check out the 60+ restaurants participating in the convention area, Disney/Lake Buena Vista, Downtown Orlando, Restaurant Row, Universal/Citywalk, Winter Park & North, and surrounding areas.

*ADDED BONUS: This year to enhance the Magical Dining experience, Visit Orlando is giving visitors and locals a way to extend savings & enjoy their dining experience for two as well as enjoy hotel accommodations-  all for one great price!

I HIGHLY recommend checking out these great restaurants in Central Florida.  I know I am going to try quite a few restaurants during the month of September...and at the same time donate to a great cause!


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