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A Welcome from the Mayor and a Primer on Award-Winning Orlando Restaurants

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Food lovers everywhere are familiar with the James Beard awards, the world of the Michelin stars and AAA Diamond ratings. For those of you who simply have “try world-renowned restaurants” on your bucket list, consider making a reservation at one of these fine dining establishments in Orlando during the 2019 Spring National Meeting.

A walk around the JW Marriott offers “a wealth of dining options, where the cuisine is as unique and varied as the resort itself.” Enjoy the culinary skills from James Beard Award-Winning Chef Melissa Kelly, of Primo. Offering “Italian sensibility” at its best, each plate is crafted with a home-grown concept in mind. The farm-fresh cuisine can be summed up best by this review: “worth a drive from just about anywhere.”

a scene from Melissa Kelly's Primo restaurant in Orlando

Located in the nearby Ritz-Carlton, Norman’s invites you to sample the finest new world cuisine while basking in the stunning views from private dining areas. James Beard Award-Winning Chef, Norman Van Aken brilliantly fuses together Latin, Caribbean and Asian favorites with classic European cooking techniques for a dinner unlike anything you’ve ever tasted.

A scene from Norman's restaurant in Orlando, FL

A Land Remembered is advertised as a “high-end, Florida-inspired chophouse that matches quality beef with a swanky setting.” Their menu is as diverse as Florida’s history and their skilled chefs allow guests to enjoy the finest steaks and the freshest seafood, served just the way you want it. You'll leave this steakhouse with a to-go box and some great memories.

Food from A Land Remembered restaurant in Orlando, FL

Known as a culinary pioneer, Roy Yamaguci has brought “fusion cuisine” to Orlando by blending classic techniques with adventurous Pacific Rim flavors at Roy’s Restaurant. Their menu is specially prepared by local chefs who infuse their own creativity into each dish, while keeping Roy’s tradition alive.

Food from Roy's Restaurant in Orlando, FL

Here's hoping you can find some extra time to venture out and explore Orlando’s internationally recognized dining scene – the food critics assure us, you won’t be disappointed!

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