Luma in Winter Park was one of our picks for this Magical Dining journey (Hurry! Only a couple weeks left!). Luma is very stylish and trendy establishment located on Park Avenue on the corner of New England.
One thing to note is that their Magical Dining Menu changes daily depending on the freshest ingredients they are able to obtain. With our luck, they were out of the Ahi Tuna Tartare but we settled for the other two options for our appetizer. I got their Steakhouse Wedge and Pearleen ordered their Vidalia Onion-Fennel Soup.
Iceberg Lettuce, Cherry Tomatoes, Applewood Bacon, Red Onion, Crocker Hill Blue
The wedge salad was an entire 1-inch cross section from a head of lettuce, topped with bacon and dressing for a slightly different approach to the usual wedge (triangular) shaped wedge salad. The dressing really stood out, it was rich and creamy, but not as creamy as the typical ranch dressing; it went well with the nice sized pieces of bacon.
Vidalia Onion-Fennel Soup
Creme Fraiche, Espelette Pepper Oil
Pearleen’s Onion soup was so flavorful and awesome! It was creamy and went really well with the complimentary bread. Pearleen was kind enough to share a spoon full with me… ;o)
Vande Rose Farms Pork Schnitzel
Christmas Lima Beans, Anson Mills Polenta, Onion Marmalade, Red Wine Bearnaise
The schnitzel was crispy and moist. The polenta was a great accompaniment for the schnitzel and the two went together perfectly. It was a very unique and creative combination and I would highly recommend this entree to anyone who loves polenta or schnitzel.
Pearleen ordered the Trout as her second course.
Idaho Rainbow Trout
Black Beluga Lentils, Zucchini, Red Onion, Lemon Verbena Butter, Pickled Eggplant
She really enjoyed it. The fish was well seasoned and cooked to the right temperature; it was moist with a very crispy and savory skin. She really liked the use of lentils as the starch and how it tasted really nutty and complimented the fish really well. I think she is inspired to use more lentils for our home cook meals. She initially thought that the serving size was small but after sometime she realized that it was the right amont of food. Not too little and not too much. Perfect serving size… plus we still have dessert waiting for us.
On the third course of our Magical Dining at Luma is our dessert. I chose the Devil’s Food Cake.
Devil’s Food Cake
Salted Caramel, Milk Chocolate Ganache, Vanilla Ice Cream
The cake by itself was a bit under flavored, however it tasted delicious when eaten together with the vanilla ice cream and/or salted caramel.
Buttermilk Panna Cotta
Compressed Plums and Nectarines, Almond Streusel
I have never been to Luma and I am glad that we had the chance to try them out during Visit’s Orlando Magical Dining Month. Both Pearleen and I really enjoyed ourselves and it was all for a great cause and for a good deal too! We highly recommend taking advantage of this “Magical” deal with Magical Dining at fabulous restaurants! We really like Luma and would return again to try other items on the menu.