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Let's Dish With Linda Lou

Sharing My Recipes, My Life, And The Food Tale Of Two Cities

Urbain 40 American Brasserie And Lounge

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The Dellagio Town Center is located on Sand Lake Rd. The locals living in the Orlando area call this particular strip of road as “restaurant row”.  Restaurateurs of the culinary world have set up shop and are definitely here to stay. My daughter just recently came home for a visit and we decided to check out a restaurant called Urbain 40. We had an amazing dining experience. The atmosphere, both in the restaurant and lounge gave you this very carefree feeling. The lounge was set off to one side of the main dining area. The live music was a mix of blues and jazz which was perfect in its paring of the lounge’s decor.

We started out with the Tuna Carpaccio.  For our entree, we each had a burger, topped with their bacon made in-house. If I had to describe the meal, I would say, life-changing! They took the hamburger to the next level and beyond. If you are a lover of great wines then you will be pleased. Visit www.urbain40.com.

Here’s a peek into Urbain 40 American Brasserie.

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Disney Springs, Orlando

 

Growing up in Orlando, Disney World was a big part of my life. Visiting the parks during my childhood gave me memories that will stay with me forever. Having a daughter and being able to make more magical memories, at the happiest place on earth,  I will cherish forever.

Watching Disney World grow over the years has been amazing. I can remember when Disney Spring was called Downtown Disney.  The recently remodeled huge 24 theater Disney Cineplex is still on the property.

Then there was Pleasure Island.  Pleasure Island was a place where the “nightlife” came alive. Adults could visit an eclectic string of nightclubs and restaurants. They were known for their New Years Eve parties.

There was also a theme restaurant that was designed in the shape of a huge earth like sphere called Planet Hollywood. The restaurant was inside the sphere and decorated with everything Hollywood. There also was a gift shop below where you could buy Hollywood memorabilia.

Just like all the parks, Disney is always looking for ways to improve and update all their other properties. Disney Springs is just another example of how they just keep surprising us. The scenery as you walk through Disney Spring will take your breath away.  The pictures that I posted above is where the original parking lot was for Downtown Disney. For convenience, there are two large parking garages known as Orange and Lime.

Now, let me take you deep inside the springs for a peek at some new restaurants, bars, and shops that make up Disney Springs.

 

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Seasonal Flowers, Herbs, And Plants

 

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Whenever I set up any type of garden display, I make sure they’re always presented in odd numbers. As you can see I have three barrels set pretty close together using the same color pallet. Here they range from pink to red. I also you the same method whenever I set a table. I use odd amounts of candles, fruit displays, flowers, or herbs on the table.  Set along the side of the carport, I have my hanging herb garden.

Once the rocking chairs, side table, and outdoor carpet arrive, I hope to transport this carport into a beautiful sitting area.

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On the side of my house, set behind the rain lilies, I planted three sunflowers. In the backyard, my Fig Tree, Eggplant Plant, and Chives are doing just great!  It’s an amazing feeling to see your garden plants, trees, and herbs thrive!!!

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