Look at this. Just look at this. It's four types of radishes on top of smoked crème fraiche--ya! smoked crème frache!--with a bit of pomegranate laced in. Hint: We're talking about Capa, Orlando's new Spanish steakhouse.
I got to taste this wondrous "racion," or large tapa, at a Cakebread Cellars wine dinner last night, but it's on the full-time menu at the Four Seasons Orlando rooftop restaurant so you can indulge in the glory too.
And this. And this and this and this. These tapas were so over-the-top delicious that I must share the photos. I barely got to talk with the chef to get full-on descriptions, but we spoke enough for me to see a gleeful passion. Trust me, each one of these tapas has not only a back story but an involved multi-step recipe best left to professionals. Take a look.
I'll return, and I'll just share tapas. That is not, however, because the entrees are lacking. Capa's steaks are all Prime, from a small producer, and the New York strip and bone-in rib-eye are dry-aged. We were served a Tomahawk coated in salsa verde with pickled peppers. It's not on the menu, but it was so satisfying--the best steak I've had in a couple of years--that I trust Capa to make steak worth the luxury price tag (they're $48 to $69).
Can you tell by looking at the Tomahawk?
Here are a couple of side dishes you might want to ogle.
I meant to only taste dessert, of course, but this "Valor Chocolate" with coffee ice cream, cardamom, and toffee crunch was so decidedly scrumptious I finished off every last bit, scraping the bottom with my spoon--which is quite unladlylike, especially in the sophisticated Four Seasons.
My iPhone photos are an insult to the interior, so get an idea then go tour for yourself. Bottom line: Capa creatively melds chic with old-time Spanish. My favorite touch is those red ruffles hanging from the ceiling.
Good stuff, right? For your next special night out, I sincerely recommend Capa at the Four Seasons Orlando. It's in Golden Oak, which is an upscale residential, golf, and hotel community on the northern end of Walt Disney World property. I don't say that about many places. And to step it up a notch, try one of the wine-pairing dinners.