By Chef Kevin Fonzo

Why haven’t you ventured into the real city of Orlando? Come see why we are proud to call Orlando home!
— Chef Kevin Fonzo

The biggest misconception about Orlando: is that it is all one theme parks.

In reality, it is: more about us having the best theme parks in the world, but also an exploding culinary scene which is thriving due to our diverse population and availability of local ingredients year-round.

As a chef, I love living in Orlando because: we are virtually the "breadbasket" of Florida. Centrally located with the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Gulf of Mexico to the west, giving us two bodies of water to source our seafood as well as being surrounded by numerous farms.

My Restaurant |  K Restaurant

Orlando's first chef-owned restaurant utilizing and sourcing ingredients from the area. We have the benefit of having our own backyard garden for growing vegetables and herbs. Try anything on my menu because it is all sourced locally and it is damn good!

1710 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32804
T: 407.872.2332 | krestaurant.net


My Orlando Guide

MORNING

Photographs courtesy of Credo

Photographs courtesy of Credo

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COFFEE | Credo

This is in my College Park neighborhood and they have great coffee, a great scene, and they practice fair trade.

706 West Smith Street, Orlando, FL 32804 | T: 407.371.2925
550 East Rollins Street, Orlando, FL 32803
downtowncredo.com


BREAKFAST | Artisan's Table

Come here and order the Japanese Rice Bowl with Farm Egg from my chef and friend Scott Copeland.

22 East Pine Street, Orlando, FL 32801
T: 407.730.7499 | 
www.artisanstableorlando.com

Photography courtesy of Swine & Sons

Photography courtesy of Swine & Sons

FAST BREAKFAST | Swine & Sons

This provisions shop is great if you're in a hurry.

595 West Fairbanks Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
T: 407.636.7601 | 
swineandsons.com


EXPLORE

East End Market | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

East End Market | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

FOOD & DRINK SHOPS | East End Market

Visit any of the artisans here. Swing by Lineage for some incredible coffee. Have it with a pastry from Olde Hearth Bread or a chunk of cheese from La Femme Du Fromage. You can also get a glass of local wine from Quantum at Local Roots.

3201 Corrine Drive, Orlando, FL 32803
T: 321.236.3316 | www.eastendmkt.com


AFTERNOON PAUSE

TEA | Infusion Tea

They have some of Orlando's best tea offerings, as well as a diverse menu.

1600 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32804
T: 407.999.5255 | www.infusionorlando.com


COCKTAIL HOUR

Photograph courtesy of The Courtesy Bar

Photograph courtesy of The Courtesy Bar

The Courtesy Bar

This is Orlando's first craft cocktail bar and it is still leading the pack.

114 North Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801
T: 407.450.2041 | www.thecourtesybar.com


DINNER

There are so many talented chefs in the Central Florida region right now. You would need at least a month in our great city to visit all of them.
— Chef Kevin Fonzo


GASTROPUB | The Rusty Spoon

Visit chef Kathleen Blake at Rusty Spoon for anything that is sourced locally.

55 West Church Street, Orlando, FL 32801
T: 407.401.8811 | www.therustyspoon.com

Photograph courtesy of SOCO Thorton Park

Photograph courtesy of SOCO Thorton Park

SOUTHERN | SOCO Thorton Park

If you are looking for Southern cuisine, this is the best the city has to offer.

629 East Central Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32801
T: 407.849.1800 | www.socothorntonpark.com

Winter Park | Photograph courtesy of The Alfond Inn

Winter Park | Photograph courtesy of The Alfond Inn

NEW AMERICAN | The Osprey Tavern & Hamilton's Kitchen at The Alfond Inn

For some of the most creative food I would venture to these places.

THE OSPREY TABERN
4899 New Broad Street, Orlando, FL 32814
T: 407.960.7700 | ospreytavern.com

THE ALFOND INN
300 E New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
T: 407.998.8089 | www.thealfondinn.com

Photograph courtesy of Prato

Photograph courtesy of Prato

ITALIAN | Prato

The best pizza in town is at Prato.

124 North Park Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
407.262.0050 | www.prato-wp.com

Photograph courtesy of Norman's

Photograph courtesy of Norman's

UPSCALE | Norman's + Victoria & Albert's

For a fancy night out head to Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton or Victoria & Albert's at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort.

NORMAN'S
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
4012 Central Florida Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32837
T: 407.393.4333 | www.ritzcarlton.com

VICTORIA & ALBERT'S
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, 4401 Floridian Way, Orlando, FL 32830
T: 407.939.3862 | Website


LATE NIGHT

Photograph courtesy of Cask & Larder

Photograph courtesy of Cask & Larder

Cask & Larder

Swing by here for creative bar snacks to beat off the alcohol from the killer cocktails of bartender Mike Bass at their bar.

Open until midnight
565 West Fairbanks Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
T: 321.280.4200 | www.caskandlarder.com


Chef Kevin Fonzo

Executive chef and owner of K Restaurant and Wine Bar in Orlando. His philosophy is to showcase the best locally sourced ingredients, many come from his own garden behind his restaurant. Originally from Central Florida, he was part of the opening team for The Peabody Hotel before moving to Atlanta where he worked with the Peasant Group, and at Bistango, and Ciboulette. In 2010, he was nominated by the James Beard Foundation for Best Chef: Southeast.

K Restaurant and Wine Bar
1710 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32804
T: 407.872.2332 | 
krestaurant.net


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