Four Flamingos A Richard Blais Florida Kitchen Is Open!

Chef Richard Blais Credit: Paula K

There’s a brand new restaurant that is located near Walt Disney World that has just opened. It’s called Four Flamingos, and it is the brainchild of Celebrity Chef and author Richard Blais.

Four Flamingos Credit: Paula K

This is the first restaurant that Chef Blais has opened in Florida, even though he has a love for the state. His wife is originally from the Tampa area, and she still has relatives here. The Blais family visits Florida often.

Chef Blais loves to take flavors and dishes of an area, and add his own unique spin on them. There are flavors such as mango and pineapple in the dishes for Four Flamingos.

The Fifth Flamingo Credit: Paula K

The menu features fresh seafood and steak. There is also a Cauliflower Steak for those who want a meatless option.

There are some fun additions to traditional dishes at Four Flamingos. The “pearls” for the Ice Cold Oysters & Pearl appetizer are freeze dried with liquid nitrogen, similar to Dippin’ Dots. Some of the dishes use liquid smoke bubbles. When they break, they add flavor and fragrance to the dish.

Ice Cold Oysters & Pearls Credit: Paula K

The name Four Flamingos stands for the four species of flamingos that are found in Florida, but there is a Fifth Flamingo. That’s the name of a signature cocktail with Siesta Key Rum, guava, pineapple, and several other flavors. There are several other signature cocktails, some with creative twists on classics.

If you’re looking for good food from a celebrity chef in a relaxed atmosphere, you might want to check out Four Flamingos. There is an open kitchen and several smaller dining rooms instead of one large space.

Cauliflower Steak Credit: Paula K

Four Flamingos is located at the Hyatt Regency, 1 Grand Cypress Boulevard, Orlando. It’s about 15 minutes from Disney Springs if you’re driving. This is one restaurant that is worth leaving the Disney Bubble for.

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About Paula K

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.