Mary Deatrick, DPR
ORLANDO (Dec. 28, 2020) — Whether you are an art aficionado, history buff or simply relish incredible cuisine, Jack’s Place at Rosen Plaza is your ideal headquarters to ring in the new year with a visionary, one-of-a-kind culinary adventure.
One of USA Today’s Top Ten I-Drive restaurants, Jack’s Place celebrates the incoming year with as many succulent and tempting dishes as there are impressive autographed caricatures of luminaries and notable figures from throughout history spotlighting its walls.
For an inspired, one-night-only treat worthy of the occasion, Chef Michael presents a duo entrée special consisting of Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass and Nueske’s Bacon Wrapped Petit Filet Mignon with chef’s potato and fresh seasonal vegetables for $49 per guest.
Mix and match from the new “Dining with the Stars” 3-course prix fixe menu for $39. The special promotion features delectable entrees such as Grilled Petite Filet Mignon, Vesuvio Chicken or Shrimp Pasta or Macadamia Chicken.
Or select a perennial favorite like Oven-Roasted Sixty South Salmon, Prime New York Strip with green peppercorn brandy sauce or Caramelized Chimichurri Scallops from Jack’s revered a la carte menu.
Raise a robust glass from Jack’s extensive wine list. Then kick back and celebrate with Barbra Streisand, Jackie O and Queen Elizabeth, just a few from the awe-inspiring collection of celebrity autographed caricatures “seated” next to you and your guests and located throughout the restaurant.
The unrivaled assemblage of caricatures was penned by Harris Rosen’s father and the restaurant’s namesake, Jack, during his time as a safety engineer at the Waldorf Astoria New York. Working there from the 1930s to 60s during the tony hotel’s heyday as a celebrity magnet, Jack created a collection that is a veritable “who’s who” of the day’s politicians, actors, sports stars, international dignitaries and more. JFK, Marilyn Monroe, Winston Churchill, Muhammad Ali, Alfred Hitchcock, Salvador Dali, Mao Tse-Tung, as well as the astronauts of Apollo 7, 8, 10 and 11, including Neil Armstrong, are among the collection, to namedrop a few.
As added treats, New Year’s Eve guests dining at Jack’s Place will receive their own caricature created by one of the restaurant’s artists in residence. Just don’t forget to add your autograph before framing for your wall! And can even request to be seated with their favorite star. A list of celebrities with a table locator is available online at JacksPlaceRestaurant.com/Caricatures.
Jack’s Place is located in Rosen Plaza, 9700 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 and is open New Year’s Eve from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
To book this one-of-a-kind New Year’s Eve dinner, please call 407-996-0256 or visit RosenPlaza.com/NewYears.
About Rosen Plaza
At the corner of fantastic and amazing, Rosen Plaza is just a walk across the street to the Pointe Orlando entertainment complex and minutes from Orlando’s renowned theme parks, attractions, dining and shopping. Guests are treated to an outdoor tropical swimming pool with poolside grotto, robust fitness center and gift shop with sundries, souvenirs and more. Numerous dining outlets featuring both poolside and indoor options include the acclaimed Jack’s Place restaurant. Rest assured, Rosen Plaza places guest and associate safety at the forefront with enhanced safety and security measures including temperature checks, socially-distanced seating and much more as part of Rosen’s Total Commitment. For details, please visit RosenHotels.com/RosensTotalCommitment. Visit RosenPlaza.com.