Today, we’re sharing a few more details about another restaurant coming soon to Disney Springs — Homecoming: Florida Kitchen and Shine Bar.
We already know that the restaurant, which is the brain child of celebrity chef and Florida native Art Smith, will feature the “farm-to-fork” cuisine that Smith is known for.
But today, we’re getting more insight into just what the menu will include.
Comfort food will be available in abundance, as dishes like Cheese-Laced Biscuits, Fried Chicken, and “exceptional” Macaroni and Cheese take center stage. Desserts will have a down-home feel as well, with Mockingbird Cake and Fruit Cobblers providing a sweet ending to your meal.
Chef Smith has said that the spot will be a true celebration of all the bounty that Florida has to offer. Not only will the menu spotlight seasonal ingredients from both land and sea alike, but the Homecoming also plans to utilize products and ingredients created by Florida artisans. Look for locally roasted coffees, desserts and breads baked right here, and even locally distilled spirits.
The adjacent Shine Bar will be your stop for hand-crafted cocktails, punches and other retro coolers. And the main ingredient will be Moonshine! (After all, a distillery would be perfectly located near those wonderful natural springs, no doubt. 🙂 )
“Florida is truly my home, and Walt Disney World Resort is the perfect place to open up my family kitchen to the world,” Smith said. “With Homecoming: Florida Kitchen and Shine Bar, we will provide guests at Disney Springs with an authentic taste of Florida during their visit.”
The restaurant itself will marry old Florida rustic charm with an exhibition kitchen, thus placing guests in the midst of all of the action.
While we don’t have an official opening date, we expect to see the restaurant open before the middle of the Summer. And we can’t wait to see everything up close and personal!
What are you most looking forward to trying at Homecoming: Florida Kitchen and Shine Bar? Leave a comment and share your top picks with us!