By Maha Chaudhry

The candles are lit. The courses are set. The mood, just right. Come one, come all, It’s the tastiest time of year again in Orlando – the time when magic meets dining. 

For 38 days, now through October 2nd, you can feast at your favorite restaurants for a magical dinging experience featuring a prix-fixe three-course meal at a set rate of $40 per person.

Participating restaurants include some of Orlando’s most renowned spots, some of which are considered MICHELIN Guide honorees: Kabooki Sushi, The Strand, Z Asian, Four Flamingos and The Ravenous Pig. 

The magic behind Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining goes beyond sharing a sophisticatedly prepared meal with an ambiance. The real magic is in the giving back. This year, a $1 from each meal served will aid in supporting The Able Trust- a local nonprofit that aims to provide and expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities in Central Florida. The proceeds from this year’s program will specifically support The Able Trust’s High School High Tech (HSHT) program in Orange County. Essentially, the goal is in providing the opportunity to explore jobs or postsecondary education for high school students with disabilities, exposing them to equal opportunity high-demand careers. Dining with a purpose never tasted better. 

Now is the perfect time to try that restaurant you’ve been eyeing, going back to the restaurant you love to visit, celebrating something special, or scratching off a Michelin-mentioned restaurant from your list. No matter the occasion, the experience awaits you and your palate. 

FYI: Returning this year, take Magical Dining to another level with Visit Orlando’s Magical Nights. This upgrade gives you the opportunity to stay at some of Orlando’s top participating hotels and resorts. The offer includes weekend getaways, stay-and-dine savings, romance packages, and so much more! But to capture this feature, booking in advance is strongly recommended to guarantee reservations.

For a complete list of participating restaurants, OpenTable reservations and menus, visit

Bon appétit!