Man oh man, Orlando you are giving my stomach and taste buds a run for their money! We have eaten at so many incredible restaurants in the past week that I hardly know what to do with myself. Tonight’s knock out restaurant was Cala Bella, winner of the AAA Four Diamond Award. It’s located at the Shingle Creek Resort, which is where we are all staying this weekend (more on that in a later blog). This is yet another restaurant out of the more than 50 in Orlando that are participating in Magical Dining Month.
Maybe it’s the food coma talking but I don’t even know where to start, everything was just so good! The roasted eggplant flan appetizer had a great combination of textures with a fresh smokey taste. My mom ordered the pan seared scallops and loved them, and of course the desserts didn’t disappoint. All of that for $30… I mean come on. Then on to the heavy hitter for the night. My dad and I both ordered a house specialty: the Seafood Pescatore (not on magical dining menu). It comes with Australian Lobster Tail, Littleneck Clams, Mussels, Shrimp and Scallops braised in a spicy saffron tomato sauce… Just WRITING that sentence makes me salivate! We were both in seafood heaven. The tomato sauce had a great kick to it, and the seafood was cooked perfectly. It’s all served on a bed of noodles, so even after you’re done with the seafood all of the juices from everything seep into the pasta and it’s a whole new dish! What a treat to be able to share such an amazing meal with my parents and best friend.
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