Some Orlando hotels source so local, the chefs pick it themselves.
By Amy Drew Thompson
Orlando dining is not immune to trends. In fact, we set them. Celebrity chefs including Emeril Lagasse, Masaharu Morimoto and Norman Van Aken have set up shop here and we've got more James Beard nominees than you can shake a stick at. Local sourcing has been on Orlando's culinary radar for years, but it doesn't get more local than your own yard. That's why many hotel-based venues have created on-site gardens where herbs, vegetables and more are cultivated and used daily in the menus.