Conveniently located in East Orlando, on the campus of University of Central Florida, Aurora at The Celeste offers interstellar, out-of-this-world dining, unlike any other. Featuring eclectically-crafted American cuisine, celestial-inspired cocktails and an awe-inspiring atmosphere, this cosmic themed restaurant is not to be missed.
Chef Mike Trudnak walked us through every meal, discussing his inspiration and ingenious process. “It’s American cuisine. It’s a melting pot,” stated Trudnak about the various flavors, processes, people and elements he brings together to create the meals and special menus.
We had the pleasure of being invited to Aurora at The Celeste to get a first look at their Magical Dining menu. Some of our favorite items included the Jamaican Spiced Alligator Empanadas, Grilled Salmon and the Warm Bread Pudding. Starting Friday, Aug. 27th, guests can enjoy the Magical Dining menu until Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021.
What is Magical Dining?
- 3 courses – Appetizer, Entrée, and Dessert
- Price: $37 per person, price does not include tax or gratuity.
- Over 85+ participating restaurants
- Aug. 27 – Oct. 3, 2021
- Through Visit Orlando, $1 from each meal served will benefit Pathlight HOME and IDignity, both of which help to combat homelessness in Central Florida.
Here is a first look at Aurora’s Magical Dining menu offerings:
Jamaican Spiced Alligator Empanadas
Indian Spiced Yogurt, Napa Jackfruit Slaw
Roasted Pepper Hummus
Roasted Vegetables, Grilled Pita
Parmesan Truffle Arancini
Sweet Carrot Puree, Parmesan Dust
Black Garlic Pappardelle
Fresh Egg Pasta, Char Grilled Chicken, Black Garlic White Wine Cream Sauce, Wild Mushrooms
Char Grilled Strip Steak
Papaya Marinade, Parisian Yukons, Market Veg, Smoked Herb Sauce
Root Vegetable Pave (Vegan)
Compressed Root Veg, Black Rice, Market Veg, Green Pea Puree
Parmesan Risotto, Market Veg, Lemon Cream, Hickory Smoked Salt
Key Lime Pie
Graham Cracker Dust, Raspberry Coulis, Lime Zest
Coconut Milk Rice Pudding (Vegan)
Pomegranate, Coconut Cream, Berries
Warm Bread Pudding
Brioche, Chocolate Chips, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Upgrades & Enhancements
The Supernova +$10
Dark Chocolate Balloon Dome, Ghirardelli Brownie, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Smashed Raspberry, Candied Walnuts, Hot Rum Flamed Caramel
Looking for a sign from the Universe (on where to go for your next meal)? This is it. For more information on Magical Dining at Aurora, visit: https://www.magicaldining.com/listing/aurora/50615/