Finally checked out the Cask & Larder location at Orlando International Airport (yup – we’re on it!) while doing some traveling recently. While the menu here is more limited than the one we’re familiar with at the former #WinterPark location, there are still some yummy dishes on the menu. With a full bar and optional views of the runway! Have you ever grabbed a quick bite at this Cask & Larder?
The menu at the airport Cask & Larder features many crossover items from the original Winter Park location, such as Nashville Hot Chicken & Waffles, but has also adapted to accommodate the all-day dining needs at one of the country’s busiest airports. A chef-driven daily breakfast includes dishes like Country Ham Benedict and Chicken Biscuits with Southern Gravy & Pepper Jam. And a daily southern-inspired lunch and dinner menu features items like Conch Hushpuppies, Key West Pink Shrimp & Grits and Farmer Cobb Salad. Menus tailored to children are also available during breakfast, lunch and dinner. For travelers in a hurry, a gourmet grab-and-go market offers house-made sandwiches, salads, sides and snack boxes.
The “main” dining area to Cask & Larder is quite visible to travelers just entering the terminal (or exiting their incoming flight). This is where you can go if you want to grab a table for service. In the same area there’s a quick service/grab-and-go option as well.
My traveling companion and I opted to grab a couple of seats over in the bar area which is located just a few steps from this main area (it also provides a more attractive view of one of the runways and a couple of gates). Since it was late afternoon and we were traveling around dinnertime we just decided to grab a few of the apps off of the dinner menu.
What we decided to go with:
- C&L Street Corn. This typically comes served on the cob, I believe. I requested to have it removed prior to being delivered to the table. The dish consists of corn, obviously, mixed with alabama white sauce and seasoned bread crumbs.
- Brussel Sprouts. Cherry sorghum glaze, pork, and parmesan.
- Butter Beans. Traditional beans served with bacon and brown sugar.
Honestly out of all of the dishes I was most pleased with the butter beans. I’m a southern boy so all of these appealed to and spoke to me (errr…my stomach, I mean) but the beans really were the standout. They were full of flavor, savory and not at all dry (dry butter beans are the worst if you’ve ever had them!), and served HOT (temperature). The one minor complaint I have is the dish was really, really salty – I love salt, but it was a bit overboard.
Earlier I mentioned the bar area is separate from the main dining/grab-and-go part of the restaurant. Most of the tables in the bar area are around the bar itself and hug a bay of windows highlighting this view:
Looks kinda like it’d be a fantastic place for a putt putt course, don’t you think? 😉
Cask & Larder
Orlando International Airport (Southwest Airlines, Gates 100-129)
1 Jeff Fuqua Blvd
Orlando, FL 32827
Have you ever made a pit stop at this Cask & Larder location at Orlando International Airport? What was your experience like?