Reunion’s Magical Dining Just Got ‘Extra Special’

If you’ve never heard the phrase ‘Magical Dining’ please stop what you are doing and read this blog and share with your Orlando bound friends this fall!
In its 14th year of evolution, this is the chance for locals and visitors to ENJOY 3 COURSE DINING AT THE REGION”S TOP 120 RESTAURANTS FOR ONLY $35!!

There’s no catch!!
Full sized portions, expertly prepared 3 course meal for $35
Actually the opposite, every meal paid for creates a $1 donation to the Tourism area’s finest charities.

Reunion Resort has participated over a number of years, but last evening’s preview for media, revealed that our beloved resort has truly stepped up its game in all areas for the month long event. Reunion Resort has participated over a number of years, but last evening’s preview for media, revealed that our beloved resort has truly stepped up its game in all areas for the month long event. From From August 23 – September 30, 2019, during the restaurants’ normal dinner hours, food lovers are treated to a selection of set dishes at both ELEVEN and FORTE.

THE MENU AT FORTE – $35 FOR THREE COURSES

APPETIZER
CRISPY CALAMARI
Flash Fried Squid, Fresh Lemon, Cherry Peppers, Spicy Tomato Aioli
*Orin Swift Blank Stare, Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley 2015
ROASTED ITALIAN SAUSAGES
Sausage, Pepper, Onions, House Marinara, Mozzarella Cheese, Crostini
*Midnight Cellars Merlot, Paso Robles, California 2015
ENDIVE SALAD
Blue Cheese, Candied Walnuts & Mustard Dressing
*UNA, Grüner Veltliner, Burgenland, Austria 2017

ENTREÉ
DELMONICO CAST IRON
Gnocchi Bolognese & Demi
*Mazzi, Valpolicella Classico Superiore Sanpretto, Veneto, Italy 2015
RED SNAPPER PAPPARDELLE & SHRIMP SCAMPI
Pappardelle Pasta, White Wine Butter Sauce
*Pazo de Senorans, Alberino, Spain 2016
AIRLINE CHICKEN SALTIMBOCCA
Marsala Sauce
*Ceres Composition, Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand 2014

DESSERT
TIRAMISU 
TRIO OF MINIATURE GELATO CONES
*Coppo Moncalvina Moscato D’Asti, D.O.C.G, Piedmont, Italy

3 COURSES FOR $35Add a wine flight pairing to your dinner for only $20

THE MENU AT ELEVEN – $35 FOR THREE COURSES

APPETIZER
FILET MIGNON EGGROLL
Boursin Cheese, Cabbage Slaw, Sweet Chili Sauce
*Midnight Cellars Merlot, Paso Robles, California 2015
ICEBERG WEDGE SALAD
Blue Cheese Crumble, Grape Tomatoes, Pickled Onions, Candy Peppercorn Bacon
*J Vineyards, Pinot Gris, California 2017
LOBSTER BISQUE
Butter Poached Lobster, Green Onion Crème Fraîche
*O:TU, Merlot Rosé, Awatere Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand 2017

ENTREÉ
PRIME NEW YORK STRIP
Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus, Peppercorn Cream Sauce
*Katherine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, California 2016
SEASONED AIRLINE CHICKEN
Marble Potatoes, Malibu Carrots, White Wine Sauce
*Hess Shirtail Creek Vineyard, Chardonnay, Monterey, California 2014
PAN SEARED GROUPER
Roasted Tomato Grits, Broccoli Slaw, Citrus Cream Sauce
*Groth, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, California 2016

DESSERT
VANILLA FLAN
CHOCOLATE CAKE
*Coppo Moncalvina Moscato D’Asti, D.O.C.G, Piedmont, Italy

3 COURSES FOR $35
*Add a wine flight pairing to your dinner for only $20

OUR REVIEW ON REUNION RESORT’S MAGICAL DINING MENU FOR 2019

The whole spirit of Magical Dining took off many years ago, as restaurants went quieter than usual over the month of September. Magical Dining almost had the atmosphere of the ‘best kept secret of Orlando’ as locals enjoyed the very best restaurants in peace, at affordable prices.

With an extra week of August being included, the Magical Dining month extension offers regular vacationers a window of opportunity to dine in style before they head back home.

Reunion Resort’s contribution to the 2019 event is outstanding for many reasons.
Firstly, the menu is without doubt the ‘best ever’ for Reunion Resort. For us, the quality of the food, the ingredients, and the presentation, punches way above the weight of any $35 charge being made. This is fine dining at chain restaurant prices.

Please also note that the portions are ‘full portions’ not the smaller samples shown in this post for the media event’.

The genius of Reunion Resort’s Forte and Eleven offering is however the wine pairing for each course. The selections are sophisticated, and may well surprise many wine enthusiasts with a different perspective on regions and grapes. Most importantly, Reunion Resort has ensure that at $20 per person, the wine option isn’t one of those nasty bait and switch ‘upsell techniques’ that can often happen in other restaurants.

Our suspicion is that the signature restaurants of Reunion Resort are back to where they always belonged; the very top floor of resort dining.

Further Reading about Orlando’s Magical Dining program

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