Wine Bar George, a 200-seat wine bar scheduled to open at Disney Springs The Landing neighborhood this spring, recently previewed some of its menu items on the Disney Parks Blog.
Wine Bar George will offer more than 130 selections by the ounce, glass, and bottle in a range of varietals, vintages, and prices. The venue is overseen by George Miliotes, renown wine expert, native Floridian, and Disney alum. Miliotes is a Master Sommelier — one of only 249 in the world — and Wine Bar George is the only wine bar in Florida owned by a Master Sommelier.
Executive Chef Ron Rupert will be responsible for the culinary side of Wine Bar George. His philosophy in the kitchen is simple. He says, “I want to create delicious food that pairs well with wine. I pull flavors from around the world that are relevant — that create memories.
Here is a sneak peek at some of his dishes:
The Big Board — a selection of six artisan cheeses and five crafted meats that serves two or more.
Grilled Octopus with Lemon Vinaigrette — light and refreshing salad with tender pieces of Spanish octopus (a result of grilling then chilling the octopus) with a touch of acidity from the lemon vinaigrette.
Crispy Mac & Cheese Bites — crispy cheesy bites served with tomato nage and Pecorino.
Porchetta Spiced Pork Cheeks — served with a creamy three-cheese polenta and an orange gremolata, these small bites are cooked long and slow.
Grilled Whole Greek Sea Bass — a “family-style plate” that serves two or more, this light and tender whole fish is served with cannelloni bean ragout and seasonal vegetables.
Olive Oil Cake — moist cake with a rich olive oil flavor served with candied olives and lemon mascarpone.
Wine Bar George’s entire menu, along with the venue’s opening date, will be revealed in an upcoming Disney Parks Blog post.