Sampling Orlando’s changing restaurant scene during Magical Dining Month
The BOATHOUSE in Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort

Sampling Orlando’s changing restaurant scene during Magical Dining Month

Visit Orlando’s magical dining month, which starts August 24 and continues throughout September and highlights many restaurants offering prix fixe dinners for $33. (Ready to share with your junior foodie?)

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Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland – a foodie paradise
Chefs table at Gleneagles Deseo restaurant

Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland – a foodie paradise

What is vacation without good food and Gleneagles Hotel certainly delivers. It is home to Andrew Fairlie, chef of Scotland’s only two Michelin-starred restaurant. But the other restaurants offer something special as well—maybe trying Scottish food for the first time.

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At the Presidio in San Francisco, top chef aims at kids menus
Arguello at Presidio Officers Club

At the Presidio in San Francisco, top chef aims at kids menus

Award winning San Francisco chef Traci Des Jardins wishes American restaurants would take a page—a menu page—from their counterparts in other parts of the world. “The United States is one of the only places in the world that has special meals for kids,” she said. “We are conditioned to teach kids to eat differently than we do and that is a mistake.”

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Families learning the culinary arts on vacation

We’re fans of including cooking classes in our travels, learning to make mole with our kids in Oaxaca, Mexico and pasta with other young travelers in Lucca, Italy. We learned to make crab cakes on a Windstar cruise ship, after following the chef to a local market in Croatia. Wherever we go, at the very least we make sure to visit local food markets.

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