“Everybody gather ’round now,” and head on over to Estefan Kitchen. If you are looking for a new dining experience or nighttime entertainment, the new Estefan Kitchen in Sunset Walk over at Margaritaville Orlando is heating things up. Gloria and Emilio Estefan have created a magnificent restaurant and entertainment venue right here in central Florida that is sure to become a premier dining and entertainment spot in this travel destination.
“Get on your feet” and join the congo line! This place is hopping with entertainment and excitement. They have nightly acts that perform. Dancers take the stage throughout the night delighting guests with sultry Latin dance moves. They get the crowd going and joining in a congo line! That is fun for all. There was also a three-piece band that was playing top chart hits with a little bit of that Latin flair. DJs are spinning tracks some nights. It is a lively spot, sure to spice up the night. “The rhythm is going to get you!”
Drinks now are something special at Estefan Kitchen. The Mojito, the oldest cocktail is well respected here and it shows. They even have their own Signature Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. These wines pair well with many of the dishes on the menu here. The Estefan’s put a lot of thought, time and meaning behind this entire restaurant, and that comes through. From the personalized Emblem to every detail on the menu and ambiance of the place. The lighting and greenery are spectacular. There are touches of Gloria and her familia shining through.
When you come to dine here do not, I repeat do not skip the appetizers. Hands down my favorite bite of food I ate the entire night was the Burrata. It was light and fresh and the combination of the sweet and saltiness was perfection. The combination of the mozzarella and tomatoes with the guava pesto and sweet plantain was not something I would think would work, but let me tell you it did. It surprised me and in a delightful way. The Ceviche and Lechon Flatbread were also both delicious.
Also worth noting were the vegan dumplings. They were a combination of sweet plantains, roasted vegetables, and mushrooms with an Asian flair flavor component. Gloria and Emilio’s daughter is a vegan and it was important for them to have many vegan and vegetarian offerings. The dumplings are full of flavor and having tried them and a few of the vegan offerings, you are missing out on nothing. They are delectable. I love as well how the menu designates what is vegan, vegetarian, as well as gluten-free. There is no guesswork.
Can we talk about the Seafood Paella for a moment? Yum! It was a show stopper. The rice was moist and flavorful and the seafood was fresh. All of the meats were seasoned and cooked to perfection. Every bite was even better than the last. I couldn’t stop eating the roasted vegetables and the game-changer was the cauliflower rice. It was so good and lower in carbs; keto-friendly! Top that with some of the flavorful black beans. I want this every time I go back now. The food here is outstanding. Everything was cooked out of a labor of love and craft. The Chef Christine was an artist and passionate about every dish, just as Gloria and Emilio are. Some of these recipes are even their own family treasured recipes. This is fine dining at its best!
Dessert was a fun experience, not that I had any room left! But I made room for these beautiful creations. This first one brought me back to my childhood having Latin roots myself. They had a shaved ice creation that had pound cake and fresh fruit on it and an espresso flavor sweet condensed milk that you pour over it! Seriously, this was so good. I even used some of the condensed milk to sweeten up my coffee. Flan and a tres leche cake were also on the menu and were absolutely scrumptious. You couldn’t go wrong with any of these options.
Estefan Kitchen is going to be a new hot spot for sure with its outstanding food, entertainment, and upscale nightlife venue. It is in the perfect new location of Sunset Walk over in the new Margaritaville Resort area in Kissimmee, Florida. There will also be Live at Sunset from Thursday nights to Sunday nights, where they close down one of the streets and have live entertainment and DJs playing music and creating quite a fun night out. This spot is sure to attract locals and tourists alike. ” Turn it up, turn it, turn it upside down!”
Source: Estefan Kitchen
Song Quotes: Gloria Estefan