I hadn’t expected much when I pulled off of Semoran Boulevard into the newly developed strip of businesses about a half mile north of Colonial Drive. We’d stopped at this address before to sample Paradiso Pizza — which was also quite good. Back then, Valisa Bakery was still under construction, so when I saw the neon Open sign, I figured I’d give it a try.
It’s hard to convey just how remote Streamsong Resort is. About an hour and 50 minutes from the Orlando area, due south of Lakeland and southeast of Tampa, it’s hardly in the middle of nowhere, but you could certainly feel like it.
When I turned off of Old Highway 37 onto Streamsong Drive, one of the first things I spotted was an otter nosing through the tall grass between a lake and the road. And that road is just over two miles long, a winding sort of driveway leading to the resort, a large facility that somehow manages to be both modernistic in design and yet blend into the remote landscape.
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January Supper Club
Join us at one of Orlando’s newest and Lake Nona’s hottest restaurants, Chroma Modern Kitchen + Bar. Chef Jason Bergeron and his crew have put together a four-course sampling of Chroma’s menu with some fun pairings.
We’ll gather at the restaurant at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 12. Total cost for the dinner, including tax and gratuity, is $55.75.