Program Primer: Sake ‘N Shine
Today we’re giving a quick primer on our "Sake ‘N Shine" program, a rockin’ block party at two of the hottest restaurants in Orlando’s Disney Springs – Morimoto Asia and Homecomin’. Featuring the fusion of Asian and Southern Homestyle cooking, guests are invited to relax with appetizers, dinner, drinks, and a variety of entertainment as East meets West.
Morimoto Asia is Iron Chef Morimoto’s first-ever pan-Asian restaurant, showcasing a variety of mouthwatering dishes from Japan, China, Korea, and Thailand. "I’m very excited to bring this new concept to Disney, something I’ve always dreamed of," said Chef Morimoto. "It’s a wonderful chance to share some of my favorite foods from across the Asian continent." Morimoto Asia features waterside seating, terraces, a grand hall, and a cocktail lounge.
Just across the way is Homecomin’ – the Walt Disney World’s Resort’s only restaurant paying homage to Florida’s rich cultural heritage by highlighting local ingredients and farm-to-table cuisine. Celebrity Chef Art Smith’s family has called Florida home for six generations. The name Homecomin’ is actually a nod to Chef Art’s return to Walt Disney World after his first cast role in The Magic Kingdom College Program in 1981 (now known as the Walt Disney World College Program). Chef Art has spent many years traveling, cooking award-winning meals for celebrities, and opening incredible restaurants across the country. But to him, Florida is home, and he’s come back to share some of his favorite Florida dishes.
With a maximum capacity of 1,200 guests, this block party can easily fit most groups. After a long day, attendees will arrive to hand-selected passed hors d’oeuvres and drinks, followed by robust buffets featuring such delights as shrimp and grits and fried chicken at Homecomin’ along with carved Peking duck and dumplings at Morimoto Asia.
For more information on Morimoto Asia, Homecomin’, or our "Sake ‘N Shine" program, please contact Hello! Florida Senior Vice President/General Manager Vic Laxson at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.674.3002.