On a quick trip to the World of Disney Store in Disney Springs recently, I couldn’t help but notice these colorful signs with cute sayings, just a couple stops down from Amorette’s Patisserie in the Marketplace…
Curious, I snapped a few pics. And then, lo and behold, we heard at our Disney Springs media event today that The Polite Pig, “a new fast casual concept,” is on the way to Disney Springs!
To “bring in local flavor,” James and Julie Petrakis, the James Beard-nominated chef/owners of two popular Orlando-area restaurants (in Winter Park, FL, specifically) will open this new location in Spring 2017. Both The Ravenous Pig and Cask & Larder are known for their emphasis on using seasonal ingredients, offering “the best seasonal foods that Florida has to offer” (quote sourced from The Ravenous Pig website).
Partnering with the James Beard Foundation-nominated chefs will be Brian Petrakis, who owns and operates popular Orlando eatery Greens & Grille. The partnership unites the Petrakis brothers on a restaurant venture for the first time.
During a recent media event, we even had the chance to chat with Chef Julie and Chef Brian, and they shared the preliminary menu with us!
They even had samples of their Boiled Peanut Hummus and Key Lime Pie on hand for the event. They were amazing!
Scheduled to open in spring 2017, The Polite Pig will feature a variety of wood-fired smoked and grilled items. The restaurant will also introduce an beverage program serving all drinks on tap, including Cask & Larder beer, wine, and cocktails.
The Polite Pig will be located in the Town Center neighborhood. The 5,000-square-foot venue will be open daily, with seating for about 200 guests.
My meals at The Ravenous Pig have been wonderful, and I can’t wait to see how they do farm-to-table as a counter service spot! Stay tuned!
What do you think of this possible upcoming addition to Disney Springs? Please let us know with a comment!