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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Kitchen warrior Rick Bayless brings Frontera Fresco to Disney Springs

Posted By on Thu, Oct 22, 2015 at 5:26 PM

click image Butternut tacos two ways: with braised kale or chorizo - PHOTO VIA FRONTERA FRESCO ON FACEBOOK
  • photo via Frontera Fresco on Facebook
  • Butternut tacos two ways: with braised kale or chorizo

Another day, another celeb chef opens a restaurant in Disney Springs.

click image PHOTO VIA RICK BAYLESS ON INSTAGRAM
  • photo via Rick Bayless on Instagram
On the heels of Disney restaurants by Masaharu Morimoto and Art Smith comes word that six-time James Beard Foundation Award and Top Chef Master winner Rick Bayless will bring his Frontera Fresco to that rebranded swath of land once home to Downtown Disney and Pleasure Island.



Bayless gained renown for the nouveau Mexican cuisine served at his now-iconic Frontera Grill in Chicago, and since then, he's opened numerous restaurants, become a yoga fanatic (check out the moves on Instagram), ventured into the world of theater, and even joined the likes of the Shah of Iran and Ted Kennedy in being bestowed the Order of the Aztec Eagle from the Mexican government.

click image PHOTO VIA RICK BAYLESS ON INSTAGRAM
  • photo via Rick Bayless on Instagram
"I'm thrilled to bring Frontera Fresco to Disney Springs and share my passion for Mexican cuisine," Bayless said in a statement.

His Mexican cuisine will include "hand-crafted tortas, tacos, salads, fresh-made guacamole and classic Mexican braised-meat entrees, all prepared from time-honored recipes with natural, locally sourced ingredients."

Naturally, an extensive selection of margaritas, cocktails and craft beers and wine will also be served.

Philadelphia-based Daroff Design will design the 6,000-square-foot space, which will seat 200, but no word yet on whether the restaurant will house a yoga studio when it opens next summer.

click image Pepito with braised beef short rib, artisan jack cheese, picked jalapeños and arugula. - PHOTO VIA FRONTERA FRESCO ON FACEBOOK
  • photo via Frontera Fresco on Facebook
  • Pepito with braised beef short rib, artisan jack cheese, picked jalapeños and arugula.






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