This year’s charity beneficiary is The Lifeboat Project, an organization dedicated to survivors of human trafficking  

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining returns Aug. 18 through Oct. 1, with a record-breaking 132 of Orlando’s best restaurants serving up three-course prix-fixe menus for either $40 or $60, as part of a new tiered menu system. This year’s roster brings 22 new restaurants to the dining program, as well as nine restaurants recognized by the MICHELIN Guide. Visit Orlando’s Magical Nights is also back this year, encouraging diners to turn their night on the town into an affordable, end-of-the-summer Orlando staycation with special savings and offers. 

“In our 18th year, it was time to recognize the incredible growth and range of Orlando’s culinary scene by expanding Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining with the debut of a $60 menu tier, in addition to the current $40 menu offerings,” said Casandra Matej, president & CEO of Visit Orlando. “We are also proud to announce our support for The Lifeboat Project, an organization shining a light on the dark realities of human trafficking. One dollar from each $40 menu and two dollars from each $60 menu will offer the opportunity for Magical Dining to have an even greater impact on our community.” 

Menus are now live at OrlandoMagicalDining.com, along with the opportunity to book reservations, filter and sort by menu tiers, dietary preferences, cuisine type and locations, and explore hotel offers as part of Visit Orlando’s Magical Nights. Additional menus and hotel deals will be added in the coming weeks.     
 

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY RESTAURANTS FOR 2023 

The newest additions to Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining include Amare at Swan Reserve ($40), Bella Tuscany Ristorante Italiano – Ocoee ($40), BR77 Brazilian Steakhouse ($40), El Conquistador Restaurant ($40), Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ - Orlando and Flamingo Crossing locations ($40), LakeHouse ($40), Lake Mary Social ($40), La Margarita Restaurant ($40), MYlounge Orlando ($60), North Italia ($40), Osphere Grill, Sushi and Bar ($40), Palate Bistro and Bar ($40), The Palm Restaurant ($60), Park Avenue Tavern ($40), Rodizio Grill ($60), Salt & The Cellar ($60) and The Wilson Cocktails & Seafood ($40). 

Additionally, nine restaurants recognized by the MICHELIN Guide will participate in this year’s program: AVA MediterrAegean ($60), BACÁN ($60), The Pinery ($40) and Shin Jung Korean Restaurant ($40)  – all new additions to Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining – as well as returning favorites Kabooki Sushi East Orlando ($40), Maxine’s on Shine ($40), Ravello ($60), The Ravenous Pig ($40) and Z Asian – Vietnamese Kitchen ($40).
 

MAGICAL NIGHTS STAYCATION HOTEL DEALS 

After enjoying a three-course meal at one of Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining restaurants, enjoy an overnight stay at one of the destination’s amenity-filled hotels and resorts providing special savings for locals and Florida residents. The Alfond Inn is offering a Magical Experience Package with one-night stay in a classic room, complimentary parking, champagne and a dinner for two at Hamilton’s Kitchen starting at $329 while properties like Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort, The Lake Nona Wave, Melia Orlando Celebration and the Wyndham Grande Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek are offering 20% off staycation savings. 

Additional hotel deals will be added in the coming weeks. Find offers here and book early to secure preferred dates.   
 

DINING FOR A CAUSE 

Each year, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining selects nonprofit organizations making an impact on the Orlando community to serve as a charity beneficiary. With the new tiered concept, one dollar from each $40 meal and two dollars from each $60 meal will be donated to this year’s charity recipient, The Lifeboat Project, an organization raising awareness on the issue of human trafficking and empowering the lives of survivors through short and long-term aftercare, residential programs and education. 

To ensure this donation continues to make a widespread impact, Visit Orlando will also award a $2,000 donation to one local nonprofit in each of Orange County’s six commission districts that provide services and resources to survivors of abuse in Central Florida. The 2023 nonprofits are: 

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining has raised more than $2 million for local organizations since 2009. 

About Visit Orlando    

Visit Orlando is The Official Tourism Association® for Orlando, the most visited destination in the United States, Theme Park Capital of the World® and No. 1 meeting destination in the country. A not-for-profit trade association that brands, markets and sells the Orlando destination globally, we represent more than 1,500 member companies comprising every segment of Central Florida’s tourism community. 

Visit Orlando connects consumers and business groups with all facets of Orlando’s travel community, whether for a vacation or meeting. Home to seven of the world’s top theme parks — as well as refreshing water parks, nature and outdoor adventures, vibrant neighborhoods, a dynamic dining scene with Michelin-recognized restaurants, and a robust calendar of entertainment and sports events — Orlando is a diverse, welcoming and inclusive community for all travelers. Find more information at VisitOrlando.com, VisitOrlando.org or OrlandoMeeting.com. 

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