‘Pulse’ was invited to dinner (along with other media) at Flemings Sand Lake in Orlando last night. We didn’t really have any expectations, but we were definitely excited to check it out. First let me say, we must be living under a rock, because Flemings is located in the Dellagio Town Center, a beautiful Tuscan-themed ‘plaza’ with a lovely assortment of shops and restaurants. If you’re familiar with SW Orlando, it sits just past Dr. Phillips Blvd. on the right-hand side.
Now, on to good stuff … HUGE kudos to Flemings’ staff for their personal introductions and interest in our blog. We felt really spoiled and pampered from the moment we sat down. Speaking of that … my Stoli Bombshell was … wait for it … the bomb!
You know what else was the bomb (da bomb?)? Our FIVE-course meal with wine pairings! They kicked off the food parade with Lump Crab Louis Wraps (think Lettuce Wraps meets Lump Crab Meat), then onto the Roasted Mushroom Ravioli with porcini butter sauce (butter sauce? count me in!), next we moved on to sample two of the restaurant’s entrees, the Tillamook Bay Petrale Sole and their signature Peppercorn Steak.
If that wasn’t enough, we also stuffed our faces with two of their desserts: Crème Brûlée and Chocolate Lava Cake. Needless to say, they were both unbelievably yummy.
Not only did Flemings wow us with their food, but each item was delivered to the table and explained in detail by Sous Chef, Alec Cheak (rhymes with steak … coincidence?). It was a nice touch in order to see actual portion sizes (generous!).
I really can’t say enough about the kindness of Operating Partner Mark Cline and his staff for being such gracious hosts. Mega bonus points for the goody basket and handwritten note (!).
Other things I learned from our trip to Flemings:
- They have a year-round Prix Fixe menu that changes with the seasons.
- 5 for $6 ’til 7 offers 5 cocktails, 5 wines by the glass and 5 appetizers. $6 each, served at the bar until 7 PM.
- They have Private Dining options for up to 80 people!
**Dinner was provided to Pulse of Central Florida at no charge, but our views are our own.**