How does one make a magical dining experience at the new Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort? Send for Chef Fabrizio Schenardi.
Chef Schenardi, famed for creating five-star Italian cuisine at the famed Ceio Restaurant at the Four Season’s Hotel St Louis since 2010, left the Gateway City early this year to serve as executive chef overseeing the restaurants and culinary services at the newest Four Seasons Resort at Disney World.
“I’m excited to return to the central Florida area and to bring some new, innovative cuisine options to Orlando,” said Chef Schenardi who returned Florida after a successful run making Ceilo at the Four Seasons - St Louis one of the hottest foodie destinations in the city. “ The Four Seasons Resort here Iin Orlando is going to have so many options – there is going to be something for everyone to love.”
Before moving to St Louis and onto Orlando, Schenardi worked for the Tampa Hotel International Plaza's Pelagia Trattoria; the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort and Spa in Dana Point, California; the renouned Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, in Los Angeles; and numerous other fine properties around the world. A native Rivoli, Italy, Schenardi speaks English, Italian, French and Spanish. His expertise is in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine and holds his Culinary Arts Diploma from the Istituto Alberghiero Ravizza in Torino, Italy. It's a combination of culianry skills and international expertise that promises to make Schenardi's latest Orlando move another success.
While Italian cuisine is Schenardi’s specialty, he is a master of many cooking styles that will be featured throughout the planned Four Seasons eateries opening late summer, 2014. Those dining concepts include Capa, planned for the 17th-floor rooftop as a steakhouse and bar, featuring Spanish influenced cuisine in a romantic setting. Ravello, named for the Italian seaside town situated above the Amalfi coast, will offer a modern Italian menu in the style Chef Schenardi is renown for.
For a more relaxed dining experience Plancha focuses on Cuban-American, which promises to bring more to the table than a Cuban sandwich. Another relaxed venue is Lickety Split, designed as a place for quick bites and grab and go menu. Finally, PB&G is a family friendly operation that will keep barbeque fans happy while it keeps the menu smoking with American barbecue dishes along with fresh salads, frozen cocktails and mocktails.
All five resrutaunts will feature fresh fare, a signaute of Chef Schenardi who focuses on freshness and simplicity in his creations that are uncomplicated yet designed to bring rave reviews. It’s the Schenardi formula that the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World is counting on to add that extra magical touch to their dining experiences.
For all those St Louis fans and beyond who have missed the flavors of Chef Fabrizio Schenardi since he left the Midwest, take heart. You can plan an Orlando Disney vacation at the new Four Seasons Resort in Orlando now. While reservations aren’t open for dining as yet reservations for over night accommodations are - and being accepted online for the resort’s opening on August 3, 2014 at www.fourseasons.com/orlando. The website is the best way to follow opening preparations as well as follow what Chef Fabrizio has planned. To help plan your getaway to Disney World in conjunction with the Four Seasons Resort Orlando check out Facebook/com/WaltDisneyWorld.