New York’s Le Cirque Coming to Orlando for One Night Only

Written By Scott Joseph On March 12, 2012

For those of you who haven’t been able to make the trip to New York to visit Le Cirque, the fabled fine dining restaurant, the Citrus Club has a wonderful opportunity for you: they’re bringing Le Cirque to Orlando. For one night only — Friday, March 16 — Le Cirque will “pop up” on the top floor of the Citrus Center overlooking downtown Orlando. Le Cirque’s executive chef, Olivier Reginenski (identified on the restaurant’s website as Le Cirque’s ninth executive chef, like it’s a gentried title) will be there to supervise the menu. He’s even bringing the plates from the Manhattan location, which has me wondering what they’ll be eating off of in New York Friday, but I’m not losing any sleep over it.


But what you’re probably wondering is why I’m telling you this if it’s taking place at the Citrus Club, a members-only location. Well, for this special event, the Citrus Club is opening its doors to everyone. I take that back — not everyone, because there is a limited number of seats available. So, just a lucky few who hop at the chance to experience one of the country’s legendary restaurants.


Tickets are $150 per person, which includes dinner and wine pairings and the service charge. Taxes are extra. Guests will also receive a signed copy of Le Cirque owner Sirio Maccioni’s book.


My dinner at Le Cirque several years ago, when it was at the Palace Hotel, still ranks among my most memorable. This is truly a unique opportunity for anyone who loves good restaurants.


To reserve, call 407-843-1080.


Seatings are available from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Citrus Club is at 255 S. Orange Ave., 18th floor, Orlando. Parking is available in the building’s garage at regular rates.


Continue reading to see the menu for the evening.


First Course, Choice of

Tuna Tartare

curry, pink radish, crispy celery


Lobster Salad “Le Cirque”

artichoke, mushroom, avocado, mache, truffle sauce


Soft Poached Egg

asparagus, morels, chervil


Second Course , Choice of

Potato Ravioli

black truffle, prosciutto cotto, sage scented veal jus


Porcini Risotto

vialone nano, porcini daube, parmigiano reggiano


Main Course, Choice of

Paupiette of Black Bass

leeks, potatoes, rocca di frassinello sauce


Pan Roasted Chicken

petits pois à la bourgeoise


Fillet of Beef

gratin légumes de printemps, sauce bordelaise, bone marrow



1st & 2nd Course

Antinori family estate on Atlas Peak

Antica Napa Valley Chardonnay


Main Course

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Col Solare Cabernet Blend, Washington’s Columbia Valley

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

ARTEMIS Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Nicolas Feuillatte
Brut Rosé Champagne, France



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