AboutÂ Karen:Â A native of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is the CEO/Principal Planner ofÂ 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,Â KarenÂ is known for thinking outside of the box, being resourceful and working in high-pressure environments.
StartingÂ September 1 thoughÂ September 30, Visit Orlando brings to youÂ 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. Â 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 aÂ 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 CentralÂ Florida, with $1 from every meal donated to the organization.
*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 hotelÂ accommodations-Â all for one great price!
I HIGHLY recommend checking out these great restaurants in Central Florida. Â 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!