Gordon Ramsay’s fast-paced fish and chips hit Orlando’s Icon Park
Von Jove, there’s a British buzz in the air as Gordon Ramsay North America announces the imminent arrival of fast-casual fish and chips coming to Icon Park in Orlando this August.
It’s an announcement that is sure to get the Union Jacks waving and shouting “Huzzah” down International Drive, known for its appeal to British tourists, but their American cousins will be just as delighted with a traditional fish -and-chip shop from there arrives the country that does best. And while Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips will be a much fancier version of a local London chippie, his menu exudes an air of authenticity.
“It was a real tradition for me growing up, and I look forward to bringing that nostalgia of my youth to Orlando, for all of the residents who call the City Beautiful home, and for the millions of tourists who each Year come here, “said Chef Ramsay.
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The 30-seat, indoor and outdoor seating venue is the first restaurant in Orlando for the celebrity chef. Its location provides guests with excellent views of the huge Orlando Eye Ferris wheel and convenient access to all of the I-Drive’s attractions.
Norman Abdallah, CEO of Gordon Ramsay North America, is excited about the new location. “The opening of our first of many fish and chips outside of Vegas is a milestone for Gordon Ramsay North America. With Gordon’s passion for classic street food, we look forward to bringing fish & chips to other markets in the years to come. “
The iconic menu item is of course fish and chips, made from sustainable True Cod, coated with a pudding powder batter that fries until crispy and golden brown, accompanied by french fries (thickly sliced french fries), which are served “naturally” with sea salt.
Try the “dirty” version of fries with truffle, parmesan and chives. or a spicier variant with chipotle, jalapeño and chorizo. Do you want an American twist? Treat yourself to fries with bacon, cheddar cheese, spring onions, and sour cream.
The British-style restaurant also offers other traditional dishes that have been improved by a few notches, such as marinated shrimp with basil and lavender or chicken and fries with special spices. There is even a selection of secret menu items.
Great food needs a sweet ending, and fish and chips add a fun twist to desserts known as ‘pudding’ in the UK, such as sticky toffee pudding or biscoff cookies, which are made into handcrafted milkshakes. Freshly squeezed lemonades (with or without spikes), tea, soft drinks, and local and imported beers are also offered.
Look for the restaurant’s Union Jack color scheme of red, white, and blue, as well as a red telephone box when enjoying “chippie tea” (lunch or dinner), but don’t expect Chef Ramsay to be on hand to serve from whipping of pub food. Do you want to do the job for him? Fish & Chips is currently aiming to fill 30 full-time and part-time positions.
More information will be available soon at GordonRamsayRestaurants.com.