Luma on Park

290 S Park Ave Winter Park

Written By VAMONDE Orlando

Luma on Park

Luma on Park is one of the most special restaurants in all of Orlando. Heck, it might be one of the most special restaurants in the country. The James Beard Foundation thinks so, so it has to be good. Nominated for one of their coveted culinary awards in 2017, this restaurant is run by Chef Brandon McGlamery, a former fine-dining nomad who's worked everywhere from The French Laundry to Gordon Ramsay's London restaurants.

The food here lives up to the hype, especially when you consider the extraordinary way they compose each plate. Each plate is a piece of art and the ingredients are chosen as much for their flavors as for the way they look. That's how you end up with beef carpaccio topped with lobster mushrooms, ginger, mustard greens, a horseradish-sesame tuile, and smoked Maldon salt. Is it extra? Yes. And that's what we love about it. Find out more about the meticulous touches this place is famous for in this video from Robert Earl's Be My Guest.

Oh, by the way, Luma on Park is also cool because of all the different settings you can have dinner in. This place is a restaurant, a lounge, and, most notably, has a wine cellar in the basement that they rent out for parties. Celebrate in grand style when you have your birthday/wedding/whatever in the two-story "jewel box" wine vault. Too rich for your blood? Don't worry, the main restaurant occasionally offers a Magical Dining menu at a steal price of $35 for three prix fixe courses. And with choices like flat iron steak with Yukon gold potato purée, pole beans, red wine bordelaise, and golden raisin chutney or almond financiers with stone fruit, apricot sorbet, sweet crema, corn crumble, maybe it's a good thing to have a limited range of decisions.

Feel like you've won an award at the Oscars of food.

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