The Orlando Magical Dining Month Restaurant of the Day is The Ravenous Pig, the still-hot little gastropub on Orange Avenue in Winter Park.
Chef/owners James and Julie Petrakis have put together a nice three-course menu for the special MagDngMo price of $30. Even if you go with the least expensive items you’ll still come out saving money.
Instead of appetizers, two salads are the first-course choices. You can have either the Farmer (regularly $11), with bitter greens, soft-boiled egg, parmesan cheese and a Caesar style vinaigrette; or the Gatherer ($8), with mixed fetal lettuces, avocado, beets, goat cheese and an herb vinaigrette.
For the main, you have three selections: the steak frites ($24), house-made pasta ($22) or the grilled fish of the day (M.P.). The steak frites is one of my favorites, mainly for the truffled frites.
For dessert, which are usually $7, you have the signature pig tails or the seasonal dessert.
And speaking of seasonal, because the Pig’s menu is market driven, the menu is subject to change, although I think the steak frites is a safe bet.
If you’ve been putting off trying this wonderful restaurant, this is a terrific opportunity to get a taste at a great price. But be sure to ask for the Magical Dining Month menu when you’re seated.
The Ravenous Pig is at 1234 N. Orange Ave., Winter Park. The phone number is 407-628-2333. You can click here to see the Orlando Magical Dining Month menu or here for the Orlando Magical Dining Month home page.
If you’ve been to the Pig, or if you visit during Orlando Magical Dining Month, be sure to come back and rate the restaurant at its listing on the flog.