Winner of Most Romantic Restaurant Foodster announced

Written By Scott Joseph On February 10, 2017

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Bistro On Park Voted Most Romantic Restaurant

The Bistro on Park Avenue has been voted Most Romantic in our Foodster Awards for Independent Restaurants. Second place went to Cress in DeLand and Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is third.

In voting for Bistro on Park, reader Gary Diehl commented, “The ambiance is truly romantic. The added decor sets a great setting to share with your loved one. And the food is exceptional.”

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Luke’s Kitchen and Bar has opened in the Maitland building that most recently, and ever so briefly, was occupied by Blackfin, though its provenance was a Steak & Ale. This opening has been anxiously anticipated — not that any restaurant opening that isn’t a Steak & Ale wouldn’t be — primarily because of the pedigree of the people involved.

That would be the team from Luma on Park and Prato, especially the duo of chef Brandon McGlamery and general manager Tim Noelke who have made their Park Avenue posts so popular.

This is their first off-Avenue project. (Slate, the Sand Lake Road restaurant, is often mistaken as a sister restaurant, but while it shares some ownership, it is not related.)


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It’s pizza al taglio (say TAH-lee-oh), which, according to a large sign on the wall inside the restaurant, is “Italian for pizza by the slice or ‘by the cut.’” The word taglio translates to shear, so sort of a cut.

It’s also made in rectangular pans and sold by the slice. This is a common type of pizza that you’d find in Rome and is sometimes sold by weight.

Luckily that’s not the case with The Pie because given the toppings that were on the slice I had I would have paid extra euros.

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Dinner Party 
at Tapa Toro
We’re having a Dinner Party and you’re invited!

In fact, it’s the first Scott Joseph’s Dinner Party, but we’re going back to one of our favorite venues, when we called it Supper Club.

Tapa Toro, the tapas and paella bar, is the ideal place for a fun to-do. One of my favorite things to do when I throw a dinner party is to invite my guests into the kitchen to help cook.

So executive chef Wendy Lopez is going to show all of us how to make her Flatbread “Coca.” We’ll mix the dough, form it, stretch it, and then Wendy’s crew will bake it up. While it’s baking, we’ll sit down for dinner.

Our party will get started at 7 p.m. on Wed. March 15. Tickets are $84.50 plus tax ($89.57). Gratuity is included. 

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