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West Orange Times & Observer Friday, Jun. 10, 2022 3 weeks ago

Capa Steakhouse at Four Seasons Resort Orlando awarded Michelin Star

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The Disney-area restaurant was among Michelin's first award recipients in Florida.
by: Michael Eng Editor and Publisher

Capa, the rooftop steakhouse at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort received a One Star rating in Michelin's first Florida guide.

“It's an honor to receive recognition from one of the industry’s most sought-after resources,” Executive Chef Fabrizio Schenardi said. “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. 

“Expect a distinctive experience defined by hickory-grilled steaks and impressive tapas,” the guide wrote of Capa. “Calling Capa a steakhouse is like saying flamenco is just a dance. This stunning spot, reigning from the 17th floor of the Four Seasons Orlando, is big on drama (and that's before the unrivaled views of the nightly Disney World fireworks show). From the subtle design nods to the menu, there is a clear Spanish influence here.” 

Schenardi was born near Torino, Italy, and raised above his grandparents’ bakery. In 2015, Schenardi was honored in Italy with the prestigious Paolo Bertani Award for his accomplishments in the industry. In November 2016, Schenardi and team were also honored by being invited to cook at the exclusive James Beard House in New York. In November 2019, Schenardi appeared as a contestant on The Food Network's “Beat Bobby Flay,” which aired in August 2020. 

In addition to Schenardi, a key contributor to Capa’s success to date has been Outlet Chef (previously Capa Chef) Gabriel Massip. 

“I’m so proud of Capa for being recognized by Michelin for its cuisine and service,” Massip said. “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 also attributed Capa's success to the entire team, including Chef Malyna Si, who recently was promoted after working alongside Massip as Capa sous chef; 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.

For Capa reservations, call (407) 313-6161. 

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Michael Eng is the editor and publisher for the West Orange Times & Observer, West Orange Observer, Baldwin Park Living magazine and OrangeObserver.com. He is a 2000 graduate of the University of Missouri — Columbia School of Journalism....

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