This Week’s Hot Spot is…. The Ravenous Pig!! Owned by Husband-and-wife duo, James and Julie Petrakis, who both grew up in Winter Park, Florida and met while studying at the acclaimed Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. They have gained a strong appreciation for local and sustainable ingredients while cooking in kitchens all over the East Coast. The couple returned to Orlando to start a family and open their first concept, The Ravenous Pig, in 2007.
Today, James and Julie are culinary leaders spearheading Orlando’s burgeoning food movement to include now five local restaurants. James and Julie have been recognized as semi-finalists by the James Beard Foundation for “Best Chef-South” for four consecutive years. They have also received notable accolades from publications, such as Food & Wine, Saveur, and Southern Living. They are also authors of The Ravenous Pig: Seasons of Florida cookbook.If you want local food, from local chefs with an upscale yet southern flair, look no further than this gem of a spot.
THE RAVENOUS PIG
Address: 565 W Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789
Phone: (407) 628-2333
Hours: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays