Capa Steakhouse at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando received a Michelin Star in the first-ever Florida Michelin Guide (Michelin Guide Miami, Orlando and Tampa). The Spanish-influenced steakhouse is situated on the rooftop with terrific fireworks views (it is on Walt Disney World property!)
Read more in the press release from the Four Seasons Resort Orlando.
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Situated atop the 17th floor of Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, Capa Steakhouse delivers an unparalleled fine dining experience as the Resort’s signature rooftop restaurant, now bolstered by its one star rating in the Michelin Guide Miami, Orlando and Tampa. This esteemed accolade in Florida’s first-ever Michelin Guide reinforces Capa’s position as a premier dining destination at the hub of Orlando’s expanding culinary scene.
“It’s an honour to receive recognition from one of the industry’s most sought-after resources,” says Fabrizio Schenardi, Executive Chef of Four Seasons Resort Orlando. “This announcement is truly a testament to the dedication, passion and constant innovation of our incredible team.” Schenardi oversees the entire culinary operation and menu creation for the restaurants at Four Seasons Resort Orlando, including Capa.
Fabrizio Schenardi, Executive Chef of Four Seasons Resort Orlando
The Spanish-influenced steakhouse features a unique medley of expertly wood-fired prime cuts, New Basque-inspired small plates and fresh Florida seafood. The Michelin Guide says guests can “expect a distinctive experience defined by hickory-grilled steaks and impressive tapas.” The delectable cuisine is matched only by the restaurant’s stunning ambiance, with a main dining room embellished by a striking crimson ceiling art piece reminiscent of a flamenco dancer’s dress, and two outdoor terraces featuring views of the nightly Disney fireworks spectaculars. “Calling Capa a steakhouse is like saying flamenco is just a dance,” says the Michelin Guide. “This stunning spot, reigning from the 17th floor of Four Seasons Orlando, is big on drama (and that’s before the unrivalled views of the nightly Disney World fireworks show). From the subtle design nods to the menu, there is a clear Spanish influence here.”
Capa also boasts an extensive wine program that emphasizes both regional specialties and global favourites, lending to being honoured with a “Best of Award of Excellence” in several Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards issues and being named among the Best 100 Wine Restaurants in the US by Wine Enthusiast magazine.
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Executive Chef Schenardi was born near Torino, Italy and raised above his grandparents’ bakery. Schenardi grew up in a kitchen, and his expertise has been key in putting Capa Steakhouse on the map. As a native of Italy, it’s only perfect Schenardi is at the helm of Ravello, Four Seasons Resort Orlando’s Italian restaurant, which was also included in the Michelin Guide. Ravello features authentic cuisine, crafted with ingredients imported straight from Italy, such as the flour used in the pastas and pizza dough.
In 2015, Schenardi was honoured in Italy with the prestigious Paolo Bertani Award for his accomplishments in the industry. In November 2016, Schenardi and team were also honoured by being invited to cook at James Beard House in New York. In November 2019, Schenardi appeared as a contestant on The Food Network hit television show Beat Bobby Flay, which aired in August 2020.
In addition to Schenardi, a key player in Capa’s success to date has been Outlet Chef (previously Capa Chef) Gabriel Massip. Originally from Paris, France, Massip brings more than 15 years of experience to Four Seasons, with a career spent cooking in award-winning restaurants across the globe, from Australia to New York and Bora Bora, before bringing his expertise to the Most Magical Place on Earth.
“I’m so proud of Capa for being recognized by Michelin for its cuisine and service,” adds Massip. “This inclusion reflects our team’s dedication not only to their craft, but also to providing a high level of service to enhance the guest experience.” Massip and Schenardi alike are quick to attribute Capa’s success to the passion and expertise of the entire team at Capa, including Capa Restaurant Chef Malyna Si, who was recently promoted after working alongside Massip as Capa Sous Chef, Capa General Manager Andres Hernandez, Sommelier Colin Burke, and In-Room Dining Manager (previously Capa General Manager) Nga Ly-Henschen.
Executive Pastry Chef Rabii Saber is another catalyst for the Resort’s culinary distinctions. Moroccan-born Saber oversees the dessert options for the Resort’s six restaurants, in-room dining, and banquet operations. A master chocolatier, Saber was proud to be recognized as a semi-finalist in the prestigious James Beard Awards in the category of Outstanding Pastry Chef in 2022 and 2019. He was also selected to be on the US team for the 2017 Coupe de Monde de la Patisserie in Lyon, France – known in the pastry world as the “Pastry Olympics,” where his chocolate cake creation won an award as the best in the competition.
The team’s diverse backgrounds and skill sets have helped set the stage for gourmet dining in Central Florida, delivering extraordinary cuisine and an unforgettable dining experience. For Capa reservations, call 407 313 6161.