We were invited to Capa at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando to try out some new items added to the menu since our last visit. Capa is a rooftop Spanish inspired steakhouse on the 17th floor (see our original review here), and the food and drinks are well worth setting aside an evening for. Capa is a perfect restaurant for special occasions and for any other time. One thing I appreciate about the resort is that the menus are all published online with prices, so it makes it easy to plan. You can find menus for Capa here. Capa is open from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Here is a look at our menu for the evening. We sampled bites from the new dinner menu, including the Bone-In Ribeye (the steak at Four Seasons Resort Orlando has always been excellent). Sitting above the menu here is the Pan Con Tomate Y Bellota (bread, tomato, Jamón de Bellota).
The drinks here are phenomenal too, I’ve been partial to the Capa GinTonic in the past, but the VodkaTonic is just as refreshing. I don’t drink a lot and don’t like too heavy an alcohol taste, this hit the spot without being overpowering. This includes St. Augustine Vodka, Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic, dill, citrus begonia, lemon, orange and pomegranate seeds.
The Arctic Char with apple, buttermilk, rye crisps and roe tasted fresh and was one of Jeff’s favorite items. Diners can upgrade to a caviar option as well.
Here is another look at the Arctic Char.
Capa was recently awarded Best Restaurant and Best Steak by Orlando Magazine.
This was one of my favorite bites ever – Dátiles with Medjool Dates, almond, bacon, maple and tamarind. None of what is wrapped into this tasty morsel is something I eat regularly. Yet it reminds me of the film Ratatouille, where combined together it is like a flavor explosion. The bite was both savory and sweet, chewy (the date) and slightly crunchy (the bacon). It was unexpected.
We took a break in the middle of sampling, the rain had stopped and the views of the Walt Disney World parks and Four Seasons Resort Orlando were taking shape. It was still a little steamy out, and that gave a hazy look to the photos. Spaceship Earth can be seen here in the distance. Fireworks from three parks can be seen from the Capa rooftop terrace when available.
I have many favorite reasons to enjoy the Four Seasons Resort Orlando, but one of them is that there is outdoor seating available at every restaurant.
The Tower of Terror, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, and even a part of the Walt Disney World Boardwalk Resort are visible in this photo.
Cinderella Castle can be seen between the main building of Disney’s Contemporary Resort and the DVC Bay Lake Tower. Space Mountain can be seen in part to the right.
The Four Seasons Resort Orlando feels like a world away from the parks, which is one of the things I love most about it. The recreation here is outstanding for a resort with a relatively small amount of rooms (443 including 68 suites). There is a lazy river, Explorer Island, a family pool and an adult pool.
Here is a look at the family pool.
Explorer Island has a St. Augustine feel to it. The lazy river can be seen to the bottom right.
It is always a treat to be out on the rooftop terrace.
Executive Sous Chef Sam Faggetti showed us the rear leg of an acorn fed black-hoof Jamón Ibérico. We were told a new leg comes in every few days or so from Spain.
We also tried some of the meat. It was extremely soft and tasted like it could just dissolve on the tongue.
I highly recommend the Jamón Ibérico if dining at Capa.
I’m not talking too much about the architecture of Capa itself this article, but just look up for what looks like a beautiful cape.
The kitchen here is open.
Steaks are cooked on a wood fire.
Jeff also enjoyed the Langosta, lobster with spring vegetables.
The Bone-In Ribeye was perfectly cooked, slightly charred on the outside and medium (maybe medium rare) on the inside.
It is hard to see, but underneath these meat was the Patatas, which is Yukon Gold potatoes with brown butter. I would order both together.
The Pork Chop was also very popular with everyone.
The Churros de Madrid is a dessert we’ve had here before – churros with chocolate, really a great ending to a dinner (there are other desserts available as well).
This is a view from where our tasting was, it is not the main dining area but more of a lounge.
Nearby, a table set for guests.
The Four Seasons Resort Orlando is located at 10100 Dream Tree Blvd, Lake Buena Vista Florida 32836. The phone number is