The Ravenous Pig (1234 N. Orange Ave., Winter Park, 407/628-2333, lunch 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Tues.–Sat., dinner 5:30–10 p.m. Tues.–Thurs., 5:30–11 p.m. Fri.–Sat., main courses from $14) emerged on the Winter Park dining scene in late 2007 and its gastropub concept—serving exceptionally inventive and perfectly prepared dishes in an environment that’s part pub, part fine dining—has proven enormously successful.
Braised pork bellies, lobster tacos, steak tartare, raw-bar offerings, blue cheese burgers, and the truly divine truffle fries are just a few of the selections that have helped cement the Pig’s reputation as a culinary destination. The carefully manicured wine and beer lists and surprisingly friendly staff—not to mention the monthly pig roasts—have ensured a steady stream of regulars, so you’d be wise to call ahead for a reservation.
© Jason Ferguson from Moon Florida, 1st Edition