When I’m asked for a recommendation for a place to get a thing to consume before a demonstrate at the Dr. Phillips Heart for the Performing Arts – or contemplate a position for myself, as I did recently prior to attending a concert at the extraordinary new Steinmetz Corridor – I do a mental stroll north together Orange Avenue, maybe turning west on Church Avenue to contemplate some of the places to eat along there. I contemplate walkability a key element
This time I strolled, for genuine, south in its place, beneath the 408 overpass to Lucerne Circle to the Wellborn, a resort, bar and restaurant in the former I.W. Phillips residence (so there’s synergy with DPAC right there). Remarkably, it’s a shorter stroll than to most of the places to eat in the other way.
And it’s a charming location, which is almost certainly why it experienced been picked out for the web-site of a wedding day reception that was taking area when my companion and I arrived. They experienced taken in excess of the courtyard, but there ended up seats on the two-stage veranda overlooking the patio.
There is allure and there is benefit, but you will have to make do with a menu a lot more centered on bites than a whole dinner knowledge.
I purchased the pulled pork tacos, two warmed up flour tortillas with an ample amount of meat topped with slaw. It was accompanied by a container of creme fraiche, which was supposed to be cilantro infused but I couldn’t convey to. It was also a little bit thick, and the pork would have benefitted from anything a bit saucier.
We also had the gyro sliders, which had the beef/lamb blend meat on doughy potato buns with pickles and aoili. (It is a superior thing the corridor still experienced a mask plan in spot to defend others from the garlicky sauce.)
Improved than the food was the Orchard Old Fashioned cocktail designed with Wellborn/Previous Forester bourbon mix and tinged with bitters manufactured with apple cider.
The setting is gorgeous and the courtyard is lush with foliage and accented with twinkly lights. You’d never ever guess you have been in downtown Orlando.
Employees were being courteous and helpful – when we have been leaving I asked a gentleman for the quickest route to DPAC. As an alternative of telling us, he walked us to the back again of the household and confirmed us the passageway that would lead us to the hall.
We were being there in a couple of minutes.
The Wellborn is at 211 N. Lucerne Circle, Orlando (map). It is open up for lunch Saturday and Sunday and for dinner day by day. The telephone range is 321-837-9614.