Celebrate Orlando’s culinary scene with Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining®, now in its 14th year.  Running from Aug. 23 through Sept. 30, 2019, it’s your chance to enjoy three-course, prix-fixe dinners at more than 120 of Orlando’s best restaurants for just $35 per person.  Additionally, through Visit Orlando, $1 from each meal will benefit two local charities: the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Greater Orlando and Lighthouse Central Florida.

We were invited to Zen in Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate for a sneak peek and taste of their Magical Dining menu this year.

Zen offers a range of Pan-Asian dishes in an authentic setting highlighted by an intimate three-tiered sushi and sake bar.

Amuse Bouche


Sushi – Krab, torched salmon, spicy mayo, micro cilantro, eel sauce.  The amuse bouche changes daily.

Appetizer

Hunan Dumplings
Hunan style pork dumplings, peanut sauce

Half Sushi Roll
Half California roll, tuna and salmon sashimi.  The edible white crumbles is a mixture of half & half, soy sauce and nitrogen.  It made a cool smoky effect when it came out.

Crispy Chicken Spring Rolls
Chicken and vegetable spring rolls, sweet chili sauce and spring roll sauce

Main Course

Chicken Vegetable Lo Mein
Chicken with vegetable lo mein

Szechuan Duck
Confit five spice duck, bao buns, baby bok choy, spring onions, cucumbers, pickled mushrooms, miso honey glaze

Garlic Grouper
Black grouper, steamed jasmine rice, sweet chili scallion garlic sauce, crispy noodles

Szechuan Style Beef Tenderloin
Szechuan style beef tenderloin, bok choy, onions, chili scallion sauce

Enhancements: Szechuan Style Beef Tenderloin, upgrade to 8 oz filet + $10

Dessert

Chocolate Spring Roll
Dark and milk chocolate spring roll, cold ginger rice pudding

Yuzu Passion
Mango mousse, yuzu lemon curd, passion fruit gelée, berry compote, pistachio crumble

Green Tea Mousse
Layered raspberry gelée atop a sable cookie vanilla anglaise


Complimentary chocolate-dipped fortune cookies

Highlights were the amuse bouche sushi roll, California rolls, and the tuna and salmon sashimi because you can taste how fresh it was.  Really high quality sushi.  I enjoyed the chicken vegetable lo mein and the Szechuan duck was also good and fun to put together when you are with company.  The chocolate spring roll and yuzu passion are the perfect desserts for all my sweet lovers out there.

Zen
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
1500 Masters Boulevard ChampionsGate, FL 33896
(407) 390-6664
omnihotels.com/hotels/orlando-championsgate/dining/zen