ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - May 9, 2013) - Orlando is known for its world-class theme parks and convention facilities, and thanks to the newest addition at the Orlando Airport Marriott, visitors can now add dining to that list.

With the opening of Crimson Tavern restaurant at this hotel near Orlando Airport, both visitors and locals have a dining destination that offers a creative take on contemporary cuisine in a setting that's casual and friendly yet professional and chic.

Led by executive chef Tony Hull, Crimson Tavern offers a simple, straightforward menu with flavors that are anything but. Hull uses his more than 30 years of experience, classical French cooking training and the best seasonal, local ingredients -- many from the hotel's 2,500-square-foot chef's garden -- to create inspiring dishes to share with a group or savor for oneself.

Open for both lunch and dinner, Crimson Tavern offers small bites such as Benton Ham, served with a side of pepper jelly and warm biscuits; black-eyed hushpuppies with cilantro chutney; shrimp ceviche with avocado and plantain chips; and duck empanada with a salsa molida. For larger appetites, this Orlando MCO hotel's restaurant offers a variety of burgers, from veggie and Angus beef; creative sandwiches such as the pastrami Reuben; and heaping salads including a steak wedge. Desserts are decadent and include a warm butterscotch sundae with salted peanuts, whipped cream and crumbled ginger snaps.

While Crimson Tavern has only been open for a short time, it's already being noted for "dishes that aren't afraid to push the bounds of every day fare found in Orlando," according to Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com. "I can imagine myself coming here often after work to share a few drinks with friends and bites."

About the Orlando Airport Marriott
Just one mile from MCO Airport is a haven for both families on vacation and business travelers on the job. At the Orlando Airport Marriott, guests enjoy easy access to major sights, generous amenities, comfortable accommodations and environmentally friendly meeting rooms. Working guests are just minutes from the Orlando Convention Center, Medical City and downtown Orlando, while those with play on their agenda can take in Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, Kennedy Space Center and sports at the UCF Stadium and Amway Arena. Settle into accommodations that offer plenty of space and modern touches including soundproof windows, luxurious bedding, a desk, coffee/tea service, in-room dining, a 42-inch LCD TV and high-speed Internet access. Upgrade a stay with a concierge-level room, which includes access to the private lounge. With more than 29,000 square feet of event space, a 24-hour business center and a lobby that's wired with free Wi-Fi, this Orlando hotel is a top pick with corporations looking to host events or out-of-town clients. Vacationing or working, every guest should take time to relax poolside with a cocktail or snack from Splash Pool Bar, or focus on their health at the state-of-the-art fitness center. After working up an appetite, enjoy classic American cuisine at LUXE, comfort food at the casual Crimson Tavern or a quick snack at Fidalgo Bay Café.

Contact Information:

Orlando Airport Marriott
7499 Augusta National Drive
Orlando, Florida 32822