We were invited to Soco – Thornton Park to check out their Bite30 menu and everything we tried was delicious!  Soco offers Southern contemporary cuisine with a progressive culinary approach under the direction of award-winning Executive Chef/Partner Greg Richie.

What is Bite30?  For 30 days, participating local restaurants are offering three-course meals for $30.  Takeout is an additional $5.  Bite30 started on July 15 and runs through August 16.

Here are our favorite #Bite30 dishes:

Sweet Summer Corn Fritters – pimento cheese mornay sauce.  The corn fritters had a nice crunch on the outside and it bursted with flavor on the inside with every bite.

PEI Mussels in Maine Lobster Broth – with caramelized onions, andouille sausage and grilled bread.  I love mussels so this one with chunky pieces of andouille sausage in a bed of lobster broth really took everything to the next level.

Soco Style Shrimp and Grits – spiced shrimp on Anson Mills grits, fermented peppers, crispy okra, tomato, bacon.  A classic Southern dish with an elevated twist.

Herb Brined Pork Chop – confit marbled potatoes, brussels sprouts, grain mustard demi-glace. The pork chop was huge and it was grilled and seasoned perfectly.  You will get the most bang out of your buck with this dish.

Decadent Chocolate Pecan Pie – vanilla whipped cream.  Stunning presentation.  Perfect for chocolate lovers!

Warm Blueberry Bread Pudding – vanilla peach sauce anglaise.  It was warm and not too sweet.  Delicious!

Watermelon Cooler ($10) – Tito’s handmade vodka infused with fresh watermelon, ginger, lime, pink peppercorn.

Buttermilk Biscuits – served with house-made butter and preserves.  These are not on the Bite30 but I highly recommended them as an add-on!  They are the best biscuits I have ever had.

Be sure to visit Soco for Bite30 this year before it ends on August 16th and post your #Bite30 photos on instagram for a chance to win gift cards to participating restaurants courtesy of Orlando Weekly!

For more information, please visit: bite30.com/restaurant/soco

Soco
629 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 849-1800
socothorntonpark.com