Farm to Fork Approach Adds Fresh Items to Menu at Orlando’s Favorite Tavern

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 27, 2017) – Nothing says spring like freshly harvested garden vegetables. Marlow’s Tavern is welcoming the spring season with new features on the food and drink menus. Marlow’s Tavern executive chef, CEO and co-founder John C. Metz and his research and development director Ben Krawiecki have been listening to their local food sources and experimenting in the kitchen to bring the new palate - and wallet - pleasing plates to the menu.

“New this season, we’re pairing rainbow trout with cauliflower, green beans, shiitake mushrooms, tofu, poke and charred scallions. Our pan-roasted version is incredibly light, a perfect complement for spring patio dining,” says Metz.
Of course, what would spring be without something sumptuous to sip? Thanks to Rick Blumberg, manager of adult beverages for Marlow’s Tavern, guests can taste fresh cocktail concoctions.
“Our guests have always raved about our mojitos,” Blumberg says. “For the spring, we’ve added a blackberry mojito to the menu, combining mint with berry syrup. I have a feeling it’s going to become a tavern favorite.”

Additional new seasonal menu items include: 
  • Tavern Salad: Shaved fennel, radish, spiced seeds, citrus dressing
  • Tuna Nicoise Salad: Large-sliced tuna saku, arugula, roasted tomatoes, green beans, fingerling potatoes, Kalamata olives, sliced egg, chopped parsley, potato sticks, lemonette dressing
  • Grilled Chicken Stack: Herb-marinated chicken, served with roasted fingerling potatoes, rosemary, thyme, blistered grape tomatoes, artichokes, baby arugula, green beans lemonette, parslied olive oil
  • Black and Blue Steak: Grilled beef tenderloin, Field greens, pickled red onion, tomato carpaccio, crumbled gorgonzola, sliced scallions, gorgonzola dressing
  • Fried Banana Split: Phyllo-wrapped banana, panko crusted, vanilla ice cream, chocolate, strawberry & caramel sauces with salted caramel whipped cream 
Other additions to the cocktail menu include:
  • Pom Collins – Tito’s, PAMA Liqueur, house sour mix, simple syrup, mint leaf, pomegranate seeds
  • Southern Charmer – Old Forester, Domaine De Canton, peach, lavender, lemon bitters
Blumberg has also added new wines and beers to their well-stocked portfolio. “Imagine sipping on a glass of Conundrum White Blend or Belleruche Rose with one of the specials our kitchen team has whipped up. I’d say that’s a rather perfect way to spend an afternoon or evening.”
About Marlow’s Tavern
Marlow’s Tavern features classic American tavern fare served with a unique culinary twist in a comfortable, yet modern atmosphere. Established in 2004 in Alpharetta, Georgia, Marlow’s Tavern continued to grow with its first Orlando-area location in 2012. With more than 30 years of restaurant and hospitality experience, the partners have created signature, chef-driven food and beverage offerings to perfectly complement the warm neighborhood and contemporary feel of Marlow’s Tavern. Become an Insider for specials and event invitations, like on Facebook and follow on Twitter. The first Marlow’s Tavern in Florida opened in 2012.  Today, there are four locations in Orlando: on International Drive at Pointe Orlando, in Winter Park on 17-92, in the Waterford Lakes Town Center and now open at Lee Vista Promenade.