New Restaurant from Chef Art Smith Confirmed for Disney Springs

Celebrity Chef Art Smith is bringing farm-to-fork cuisine to Disney Springs in the summer of 2016 with a new restaurant, Homecoming: Florida Kitchen and Southern Shine. Chef Smith was raised in Jasper, Florida so the restaurant's name is inspired by his heritage.

New restaurant from Chef Art Smith coming to Disney SpringsNew restaurant from Chef Art Smith coming to Disney Springs

The rustic-chic restaurant will feature that farm-to-fork cuisine that Chef Smith is known for with menu items including Church Lady Deviled Eggs, homemade Pimento Cheese, Low Country Shrimp and Grits, and Mockingbird Cake, which is the restaurant's signature dessert.

Guests will also enjoy watching the kitchen work through the glass-walled show kitchen and they'll be able to belly up to the Southern Shine bar which will feature cocktail, punches, and coolers that celebrate "homegrown spirits."

Chef Smith spent years as Oprah's chef and has also appeared on Iron Chef America, Top Chef, and Top Chef Masters. He's a past winner of The James Beard Foundation award and is also the founder of Art and Soul in Washington, D.C., and Table Fifty-Two in Chicago.

Look for Homecoming: Florida Kitchen and Southern Shine to open at Disney Springs in 2016.

Are you excited about this new restaurant for Disney Springs? Let us know in the comments.


Kristen K. wrote on Tue, 10/20/2015 - 15:22:

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Hoorah! I love Chef Art, this is super exciting.

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