Magical Dining Returns August 27!!

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I am SOOO excited that Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining returns August 27!! You can experience some of the BEST food that The City Beautiful has to offer from August 27 to October 3! You know I love a good social enterprise so I am always happy to support and be a part of local events that have a “give back” spin on them. Visit Orlando is celebrating 16 “sweet” years of showcasing some of Orlando’s best cuisine while supporting local restaurants AND charities through Magical Dining! Win, Win for us foodies that love giving back!!
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So here is how it works….date night or mom’s night out at a super amazing restaurant for a super amazing price. There are more than 80 of Orlando’s fine dining restaurants offering $37 {WHAT!} three-course, prix-fixe meals. {That is a STEAL!}
Menus for most participating restaurants are now live at MagicalDining.com so if you are looking to experience Magical Dining for date night or mom’s night out, you can plan ahead, make reservations and explore exclusive hotel offers as part of the new Magical Nights program enhancement!! {This could make for an amazing weekend…just sayin’.}
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“Now in its 16th year, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining continues to evolve with new features to make it easier for diners to research restaurant options, share plans and recommendations with others and even create a weekend getaway,” said Casandra Matej, president and CEO for Visit Orlando. “Magical Dining is an important program for our community because of both the money raised for charitable organizations and the support it provides to our local restaurants, who are still working hard to recover from a challenging year.”

Dine, Stay and Play 

With the all-new addition of Visit Orlando’s Magical Nights, you can gain access to exclusive hotel and resort offers to enhance dinner with an overnight stay and more time to explore the destination {best date night ever!}. You can find more than a dozen hotel options here, including:

  • Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort: Save up to 30% on an overnight stay. {This is always a favorite of ours!}
  • Ramada Plaza Resort & Suites International Drive Orlando: Save 40% and get a free bottle of champagne. {Yes, please!}
  • Element by Westin : Receive a free ride on The Wheel with popcorn and soft drinks for up to four people. {The Wheel at Icon Park makes for a great date night OR part of mom’s night out!}
  • Rosen Plaza Hotel: Special package including dinner for two at Jack’s Place, a Magical Dining restaurant and breakfast for two. {More amazing food, I’m in!}

More NEW Magical Dining Features 

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My Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining® Favorites

The updated MagicalDining.com website includes a new tool for diners to “favorite” must-try restaurants, you can view a customized map with your selections and you can share your list with friends- making it easier than ever to create a Magical Dining game plan!

Chef’s Creation

OK, so a really cool addition to Magical Dining this year is that at participating restaurants you now have the chance to add a bonus Magical Dining menu option that is not offered on the regular menu! This exclusive option gives chefs even more creative freedom and guests additional options to choose from during their Magical Dining experience.

New Restaurants for 2021

Six NEW restaurants have joined the program for the first time this year:

  • 310 Lakeside
  • 310 Park South
  • Adega Gaucha
  • Aurora at the Celeste
  • Russell’s on Lake Ivanhoe
  • RusTeak at Thornton Park

You can check out a full list of participating restaurants at MagicalDining.com.

Takeout options are returning to this year’s program, giving us foodies the flexibility to enjoy dinner from some of the program’s participating restaurants in the comfort of our own home or hotel room.

I think it is SUPER important to note {for my fellow plant-based & vegan friends} that there are several restaurants offering vegan/non-dairy options!!!  Check them out here
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Magical Dining with a Purpose Returns August 27!!

One thing that I absolutely LOVE about Magical Dining is that every year, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining contributes one dollar from each meal served through the program to local charities. This year’s donated funds will focus on two organizations – Pathlight HOME and IDignity – both help combat homelessness in Central Florida and facilitate access to necessary services. More information on the Dine with Purpose portion of Magical Dining can be found here.

With the mission to end homelessness, Pathlight HOME provides affordable housing and offers an employment resource center to help low-income and homeless individuals in Central Florida get back on their feet, while IDignity assists disadvantaged Central Floridians in obtaining legal identification documents often required to access education, employment, housing, banking, social services, proper healthcare and numerous additional opportunities.

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We are going to check out Cuba Libre and their vegan options! So tell me, where are you going for Magical Dining this year?? I’d love to hear where my fellow foodies are headed! Tell me in the comments!

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Eryn is a plant-based momma of four amazing kiddos ranging in age from 4 to 18! She is a marketing maven and mentor with 20 years of business development and marketing under her belt. She beyond obsessed with all things purpose, giving back, wellness, and marketing. Living in Orlando for over 14 years, this Flo-Grown, Miami native has fallen for The City Beautiful and all it has to offer! From the local arts, to the craft beer and foodie scene, to all of the non-profits and giving opportunities, Eryn is is love with all things Orlando! Her connection with local moms, businesses of Orlando and philanthropy goes deep. Eryn uses her 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 to 𝘦𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘦, 𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘨𝘦, 𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘢𝘨𝘦, 𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳 & 𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘦 other mompreneurs in life & business. Eryn is also an accredited Integrative Wellness Consultant, Purpose Coach and certified Social Entrepreneurship/Small Business Coach, and a clean beauty advocate with Beautycounter. She strives to help other women prosper and flourish in life and business and she thrives on creating authentic partnerships and building relationships. Her motto is be on purpose and she lives to better the lives of others.

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