As one of Florida’s first restaurants to gather local farmers, fishermen and artisanal purveyors, The Ravenous Pig in Winter Park, FL is serving up Southern style fare, craft beers and cocktails, with a gastropub twist.
The atmosphere reads upscale casual, but in no way was is it pretentious. There’s bar and high-top seating in the back of the front room, and plenty of tables in the adjoining room. Each table is draped in brown paper to give some of that gastropub vibe, while the food is all presented in a modern form.
I ordered their Spring Vegetable Salad with added Mahi (asparagus, english peas, fava beans, heirloom carrots, local radish, minted yogurt, green garlic agrodolce, frisee). The presentation was beautiful, but I will say, unless you add a protein option to the salad, it is on the rather small scale. But, what it lacks in bulk, it certainly makes up in flavor. The Mahi was tender, light, and almost had a bit of a smoky flavor. The salad itself is dressed in a very light vinaigrette, a little peppery, adding to the caramelization of the roasted veggies.
Name: The Ravenous Pig
Location: 1234 N. Orange Avenue, Winter Park, FL
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Yes, the atmosphere is really great, the staff is delightful, and the food is certainly tasty.
Would I recommend it? If everything above isn’t an indication, well…then, maybe re-read it.