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    Classic Cocktails to Enjoy on Your Next Night Out

    Last updated 4 days ago

    If you’re about to set out for an evening of dinner, drinks, and maybe even some dancing, there’s nothing like a classic cocktail to start your evening off right. Cocktail trends may come and go, but the following beverages have withstood the test of time. Delicious, refreshing, and relaxing, you can’t go wrong when you choose one of these classic drinks at blu on the avenue.

    blu Manhattan
    Every classic drink can benefit from a little shakeup every once in a while. The blu Manhattan exudes cool urban sophistication. We combine Carpano Antica Formula with Bulleit rye whiskey and add a dash of aromatic bitters for a drink that’s as smooth as it looks.

    Boulevardier
    Are you looking for a beverage with a bit of sweetness? Then you need to try our boulevardier. We mix Aperol, Punt e Mes, and Knob Creek bourbon and sweeten the deal with orange bitters.

    Moscow Mule
    When you take one sip of the Moscow mule, you’ll instantly be transported from Orlando to the Russian capital. A generous serving of Russian standard vodka with ginger beer and fresh lime makes for a truly cosmopolitan experience.

    Negroni
    Don’t let the ingredients fool you. Though our negroni comes with Deaths Door gin, you’ll feel very alive with this drink in your hand. This mouth-watering beverage also comes with Dolin Rouge and Campari. Of course, we would be remiss to serve this delightful concoction without the requisite orange and aromatic bitters.

    Old Fashioned
    Does it get more classic than an old fashioned? When in doubt, let this fabulous blend of simple syrup and Balcone’s Baby Blue whiskey put you in the mood for a night out on the town.

    The extensive food menus at blu on the avenue are matched only by our impressive drink selections. For a complete dining experience, be sure to taste both our classic and modern cocktail options. Call (407) 915-4810 for a reservation at our Orlando seafood restaurant.

    Tips for Ordering the Perfect Steak

    Last updated 17 days ago

    Do you have plans to visit a high-class seafood and steak restaurant, but aren’t quite sure what to order? Even red meat lovers may sometimes struggle to choose between different cuts of meat, meat doneness, or accompanying red wine. Before you head to the restaurant, consider whether you would like a smaller, tender filet mignon or a larger portion like a rib eye. When the server asks how you like your steak cooked, answering rare will get you a cut of meat with redness on the inside, and medium will get you a steak with the outside fully cooked and a slightly red center. A well done steak has a charred outside and is fully cooked inside. When you eat steak, pick a local craft beer or ask your server to recommend a favorite red wine.

    Blu on the avenue is one of the top restaurants in Orlando and one of Winter Park’s premier destinations for fine seafood, steak, and sushi. Contact us today at (407) 915-4810 if you have any questions about our menu.

    How to Make a Perfect Pairing of Wine and Sushi

    Last updated 24 days ago

    Blu on the avenue is pleased to offer our Winter Park and Orlando customers the freshest sushi and seafood and an extensive drink menu featuring wine, specialty cocktails, and craft beers. Whether you prefer vegetarian rolls, nigiri, tempura, or our signature red dragon roll, our attentive servers can help you select the perfect wine to complement any sushi order. Before you select your sushi, check out this guide to some of the best wine and sushi pairings:

    Salmon Roll and Rosé
    Since rosé is staging a comeback this summer, you should consider this dry pink wine to match your salmon roll. Fresh salmon brings out the wine’s watermelon, cherry, and citrus tones and makes rosé’s natural mineral flavor slightly sweeter. To truly appreciate the freshness of the seafood, order raw salmon nigiri. For traditional sushi rolls, try combinations of cucumber, avocado, crab, raw salmon, and spicy mayo.

    Tuna Roll and Riesling
    Tuna is a rich, meaty fish that is best counterbalanced with full-bodied white Riesling. Ask your server to help you select a slightly sweet, off-dry Riesling to stand up to a tuna roll with cucumber, spicy tuna, tempura flakes, and sesame seeds. If you prefer a milder taste, try a rainbow roll with cucumber, avocado, crab, and raw tuna.

    Shrimp Nigiri and Pinot Gris
    If you love fresh shellfish, try ordering shrimp nigiri served atop a simple mound of sushi rice. The twist of apple and aromatic stone fruit of pinot gris link well to the natural sweetness of the seafood, and the citrus in the alcohol brings out the shrimp’s subtle flavor.

    Blu on the avenue is an exciting new restaurant concept that fuses modern American cuisine with fresh seafood offerings. With an extensive menu featuring the freshest seafood, sushi, and steaks, it’s easy to see why we are consistently ranked as one of the top restaurants in Orlando. Find out more about our menu or book your next special event with us by calling (407) 915-4810 today.

    Enjoy Brunch at the blu!

    Last updated 1 month ago

    The blu concept has always been to provide fresh seafood, innovative cocktails, prime steaks, and exciting twists on modern American cuisine. Located in the heart of Winter Park, our contemporary restaurant has quickly become one of the Orlando area’s top restaurants. Stop into our Park Avenue location on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 2pm to enjoy brunch, and plan your order ahead of time with this glimpse at our latest brunch offerings:

    Eggs and Omelets
    New to blu on the avenue’s menu are an omelet Florentine, oyster frittata, and salmon benedict. Vegetarians and healthy eaters offer high praise for our omelet of egg whites, spinach, white cheddar, and roasted tomatoes, while seafood lovers embrace our fried oyster frittata. This Italian omelet is just a bit heartier than its famous American counterpart. For a truly decadent meal, try our salmon eggs benedict served with a griddled salmon cake atop traditional poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.

    Traditional Fare
    For a new twist on home-cooked Southern favorites, try our pork steak and eggs, chicken and biscuits, or grouper and grits. With rich and spicy creole sauce and tender grouper bites, our stone ground grits can satisfy any appetite. Our chicken and biscuits are served with Southern-fried thigh and leg meat, a flaky buttermilk biscuit, two eggs, and spicy buffalo sauce.

    On the Sweeter Side
    If you have a sweet tooth, ask your server about our famous bananas foster French toast featuring warm banana bread, spiced pralines, sautéed bananas, and topped with rum-infused maple syrup. For a truly Southern breakfast, try our peaches and cream with a dutch style pancake, Florida peach confit, toasted almonds, and sweet cream.

    Blu on the avenue serves brunch, dinner, sushi, and cocktails every day of the week. Our friendly wait staff and management team are dedicated to making your dining experience pleasant and memorable. Whether you want to stop in for a late night drink or make a reservation for brunch, contact us at (407) 915-4810 today. You can also check out our seafood and sushi selections online.

    What Is the Difference Between Breakfast and Brunch?

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Most people eat breakfast to fuel up for a busy, action-packed day at school or work. But, as you will learn in this video, eating brunch at a restaurant is all about relaxing and indulging.

    Brunch is usually served on Saturdays and Sundays, and is often a long meal accompanied by plenty of mimosas and Bloody Marys. With traditional offerings like eggs benedict slathered in rich hollandaise sauce, new twists on steak and eggs, and classic favorites like French toast, it’s easy to see why this rich meal is so popular.

    Have you checked out blu on the avenue’s new brunch menu? At blu on the avenue, we offer even more than just delicious steaks, fresh seafood, and sushi. Stop by our Orlando restaurant today or call us at (407) 915-4810 to speak with one of our friendly representatives.

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