The Wilson Cocktails & Seafood at The Melia Orlando Hotel Celebration is a new restaurant recently opened in Orlando featuring Northeastern coastal cuisine with global influences and seasonally inspired cocktails.
Make your way down to this place ASAP for their fantastic Lobster BLT and rigatoni Bolognese as well as their exceptional weekly burger and seafood and fish specials. Perfect for brunch as well.
In Good Company Hospitality (IGC), the New York-based restaurant group that oversees several venues across Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, recently opened their newest restaurant, The Wilson Orlando, a second location of The Wilson concept.
Located on the grounds of The Meliá Orlando hotel, The Wilson at Meliá Orlando Celebration focuses on its “where the coast meets the curb” approach to the menu. Led by Executive Chef Nicolas Mut, fresh, seasonal ingredients from local farmers and purveyors highlight the modern and playful interpretations of New American classics, centered on celebrating classic seafood dishes.
Executive Chef Nicolas Mut has been in the industry his entire life, having grown up in the restaurant his family owned, and starting his professional culinary career in Mexico with Anderson’s Group.
His culinary career brought him to the United States in 1999. Since then, he has lived in five states and all over Florida, following opportunities that have allowed him to pursue his passion for food. He has even had the opportunity to cook for three Presidents and many international dignitaries. His favorite part of being a chef is getting to be a part of his guests’ most special days.
We spoke with the team at The Wilson to find out more about the new restaurant and upcoming plans and got a sneak peek at the fantastic menu available now at The Wilson.
Inside Look at The Wilson Menu
BRUSSELS SPROUT TACOS
thai chili, pepper jam, caramelized yogurt
RAW BAR – OYSTERS PLATTER
sweet n sour sauce, pickled hot peppers
lemon, cherry peppers
buttered brioche, tarragon mayo,
served with fries or mkt salad
house-made pasta, soft ricotta,
GOT THE ZOOMIES
absolut vanilla vodka, jf hadens espresso liqueur, espresso
tito’s vodka, raspberry, thyme, lemon, club soda
salted caramel gelato
strawberry + mango salsa
Tasty Chomps Interview with The Wilson
How did The Wilson’s inspiration come about?
The Wilson is named after a fisherman’s loyal bulldog companion. You can see the fisherman’s boat and Wilson on our logo.
What are your top most popular items?
Our raw bar offerings, Brussels Sprout Tacos, and Lobster BLT.
What are some things you would like people to know about The Wilson that have never been before?
The Wilson Orlando is a destination – complete with access to the Melia Orlando-Celebration’s pool deck, an instagrammable outdoor space called the Backyard with floating umbrellas and full bar, a spacious indoor restaurant space with full bar, and a large patio overlooking the pool.
We also have a large event space on the second floor with stunning views from the terrace. Visiting The Wilson is like visiting many different unique spaces all in one destination, conveniently located in Celebration, FL right off of I4.
Upcoming plans this spring ?
We plan on more live entertainment offerings and more family-friendly and dog-friendly events – in partnership with Melia Orlando-Celebration.
The Wilson Cocktails & Seafood
at The Melia Orlando Hotel Celebration
225 CELEBRATION PLACE
CELEBRATION, FL 34747
TEL. (407) 964-3258
BRUNCH (SAT + SUN)
PIZZA OVEN OPEN LATE