Friday, July 27, 2018

STK Orlando - Disney Springs

During our recent trip to Disney World, we had dinner with friends at STK Orlando, a signature dining restaurant in Disney Springs.

My friend Debbie from FinnFamilyGlutenFreeFun has been raving about STK since she first dined there, and it has become her favorite restaurant at Disney World. We dined at twenty-five restaurants during our nine day trip, and my entire family agrees that it was one of our top three meals.

STK does not have an allergy-friendly menu, but our server Mike Torch was very knowledgeable about gluten free options. He told us that almost everything on the menu was gluten free or could be modified to be gluten free. There are a few exceptions, like the mac & cheese, and lobster mac & cheese.

I am glad my friend Lorraine asked about cocktails, because we both ended up ordering the Flawless, which contains vodka, prosecco, lemon, and muddled raspberries. It was so good, I could have easily ordered a second one, but I never have more than one drink.

My daughter Katie and I shared a 10 oz filet with chimichurri and red wine sauces. Our steak was incredibly tender, and I really loved the red wine sauce, which was slightly sweet. My daughter Emma, who is not a huge fan of red meat, tried a few bites, and shocked me when she admitted that she like it.

My husband ordered the New York strip, which I forgot to take a picture of. We all agreed that our steaks were some of the best we have ever had at a restaurant.

My family shared several sides, including the Parmesan truffle waffle fries, sweet corn pudding, creamy Yukon potatoes, and cucumbers & heirloom tomatoes. The Parmesan truffle fries are my new favorite fries at Disney World. They were perfectly crispy, and you could definitely taste the truffle.

At first, I thought the sweet corn pudding was a little too sweet, but it really grew on me, and I enjoyed eating it toward the end of my meal, because I like finishing on a sweet note.

My girls loved the creamy Yukon potatoes, which I only managed to snag one bite of. I am sure they will be wanting two orders the next time we dine at STK.

I did not try the cucumbers and heirloom tomatoes, because I was enjoying our other sides too much. My daughter Emma, who chose this dish, said it was a little plain. Keep in mind that my children like to put a large amount of feta cheese on any cucumber and tomato salad we eat at home.

Lorraine, who also eats gluten free, ordered a side of jalapeno cheddar grits, which she let me sample. I did not expect to like them, but they were incredibly delicious, and our server was right when he said they were not spicy.

Our friend Ed, who has been following a keto diet, chose the Scottish salmon with cucumbers, balsamic vinegar, and herb puree as his main.

For dessert, there are several gluten free options, including the caramelito bar, sorbet, and a modified berry parfait.

There was no way I could pass up the caramelito bar, which is one of the most beautiful gluten free desserts at Disney World, and it tasted as good as it looks. If you love chocolate, you need to order this dessert, which was not too rich or sweet for me.

Our friends shared a caramelito bar and the sorbet, which included scoops of lemon, raspberry, and coconut.

You can read more about STK Orlando, which is open for dinner daily, and for brunch on Saturday and Sunday, on Disney's website here. We have already made reservations for our trip over Thanksgiving Break. Update - Shortly after writing this post, STK announced that they will be open for lunch Monday through Friday. 

What are your favorite gluten free options at STK?


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