A Dining Experience at Gaylord Palm's new MOOR Restaurant

Gaylord Palms Resort, the resort with "everything under one roof", announced the opening of its newest restaurant, MOOR. It offers a selection of regionally-inspired dishes and a focus on fresh seafood. Specialty Chef Phillip Fisher will be overseeing the restaurant’s kitchen.

MOOR came to fruition through the desire to serve fresh local food in a lifestyle casual dwelling. The resort’s chefs have built relationships with local purveyors and fishmongers (pictured below) through their own farming and fishing expeditions. 

My Yard Farm was founded over seven years ago to provide grown local, grown sustainably, beyond organic food to communities at large, small and everything in between.

My Yard Farm table

My Yard Farm table

Gary's Seafood & Specialties was started in 1989 by Gary Reed. With a loan from his wife's parents, he purchased one truck and drove away with a dream to offer the best fish to the best chefs in Florida. Twenty two years later, it's known worldwide for their Gold Ribbon standard of having the highest quality fish; cut to order, no exceptions.

Fresh fish from Gary's Seafood & Specialties.

Fresh fish from Gary's Seafood & Specialties.

Tasty ceviche from Gary's Seafood & Specialties Table.

Tasty ceviche from Gary's Seafood & Specialties Table.

Crooked Can Brewing Company was built upon the founder's passion for craft beer. It's an upstart brewery located inside Plant St. Market, located in Historical Downtown Winter Garden, Florida.

Crooked Can Brewing Company

Crooked Can Brewing Company

Delicious Pork belly mini burgers

Delicious Pork belly mini burgers

Douce France Bakery started as wholesale-only but since the business moved to the newly built facility in Winter Garden, the company made room for an amazing retail store where customers can find succulent freshly baked goods as well as a full lunch menu.

The Douce France Bakery Table

The Douce France Bakery Table

MOOR features an open floor plan, 60-foot sailboat, layers of neutral tones, elegant wood flooring and several private dining areas including a chef’s table with interactive capabilities. 

The 60-foot sailboat outside the restaurant.

The 60-foot sailboat outside the restaurant.

The beautiful interior with neutral tones.

The beautiful interior with neutral tones.

The bar area extends into an outdoor terrace that overlooks the property'’s beautiful 12,000 square foot Coquina Lawn.  

The outdoor terrace.

The outdoor terrace.

The opening of MOOR also marks the launch of Gaylord Palms’ movement to grow and source their own food. The hotel is working with local farmers to incorporate an on-site garden and a boxed produce program for their employees. This project is slated in three phases with the first phase to include a culinary garden and outdoor kitchen, and the second and third phases to include a multitude of gardens, herb sculptures and flowering trees.

The Herb structure inside the restaurant.

The Herb structure inside the restaurant.

Grilled Cedar Key Clams - Jalapeno Mignonette, Cucumber, Fennel.

Grilled Cedar Key Clams - Jalapeno Mignonette, Cucumber, Fennel.

Pork Belly - peach butter, pickled watermelon radish.

Pork Belly - peach butter, pickled watermelon radish.

Spring Vegetables - watermelon, burrata, olive oil.

Spring Vegetables - watermelon, burrata, olive oil.

Blue crab - sherry, chive.

Blue crab - sherry, chive.

Grouper cheeks - heirloom carrots, spring peas, morel mushroom.

Grouper cheeks - heirloom carrots, spring peas, morel mushroom.

Tilefish - coarse grits, apple, red sorrel.

Tilefish - coarse grits, apple, red sorrel.

Chef’s desserts - key lime pie, strawberry shortcake, s’mores, peanut butter cup.

Chef’s desserts - key lime pie, strawberry shortcake, s’mores, peanut butter cup.

MOOR is in the Key West Atrium at Gaylord Palms Resort located at 6000 West Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, FL 34746. The restaurant is open daily for lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and for dinner from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The bar is open 11:00 a.m. to midnight. For more information visit www.facebook.com/DINEMOOR, www.GaylordPalms.com or call the restaurant directly at 407-586-1101. 

Gustavo Hernando

Orlando, FL, USA