Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming at Disney Springs

Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming at Disney Springs

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Dig into farm-to-fork cuisine showcasing Florida’s fresh flavors—all crafted from recipes by an award-winning celebrity chef. Homecomin’ is Walt Disney World’s fancy new restaurant paying homage to Florida’s rich agricultural heritage by highlighting local ingredients and farm-to-table cuisine. So come over, sip a handcrafted moonshine cocktail on our back porch and enjoy the bubbling springs backdrop.

A two-time James Beard Foundation award winner, Chef Art Smith is a familiar face on the national food scene, with restaurants in Naples (FL), Chicago, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Television viewers know him from the “Today” show, “BBQ Pitmasters” and “Top Chef Masters.” This sixth generation Floridian was Oprah Winfrey’s personal chef for 10 years and cooked for two Florida governors in Tallahassee.

Chef Art’s hometown of Jasper is in Hamilton County in the northern lowlands between Jacksonville and Tallahassee and south of Valdosta, GA. Local poultry, beef, sugar cane, fresh pecans, citrus and more were important ingredients in his mother Addie Mae’s recipes. Her repertoire of hearty straightforward food continues to influence the family fare in his new restaurant where guests can expect cheese-laced drop biscuits, Chef Art’s world-famous fried chicken, and exceptional fried green tomatoes topped with shaved country ham.

Homecoming at Disney Springs
Homecoming at Disney Springs
Homecoming at Disney Springs
Homecoming at Disney Springs

CHURCH LADY DEVILED EGGS HFK-style whole deviled eggs

Homecoming at Disney Springs
Homecoming at Disney Springs
Homecoming at Disney Springs
Homecoming at Disney Springs
Homecoming at Disney Springs
Homecoming at Disney Springs
Homecoming at Disney Springs
Homecoming at Disney Springs

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Homecoming at Disney Springs
Homecoming at Disney Springs

Shrimp and Grits

Homecoming at Disney Springs
Homecoming at Disney Springs
Homecoming at Disney Springs
Homecoming at Disney Springs

KC GREENS: BRAISED KALE AND COLLARDS

Homecoming at Disney Springs
Homecoming at Disney Springs

Signature fried chicken, cheddar biscuits and mac

Homecoming at Disney Springs
Homecoming at Disney Springs

Housemade BBQ Chips

Homecoming at Disney Springs
Homecoming at Disney Springs
KRYSTLE NGUYEN is a food enthusiast and many of her childhood memories were created in the restaurants that her parents owned while she was growing up - trying new dishes and interacting with customers. You can catch her on the weekends exploring Orlando or helping her parents manage the family restaurant, Saigon Noodle and Grill. Photos taken by Krystle Nguyen with the Nikon D5000 DSLR and Olympus OM-D E-M10.

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