Stir Orlando in soft opening in former NOVA space

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Stir (Facebook | Website) is in soft opening in the former NOVA space in Ivanhoe Village.

We first wrote about the new concept moving to the corner of Virginia Drive and North Orange Avenue HERE on February 18.

Stir will begin a soft opening phase to the public starting 5 p.m. Friday, March 16. Reservations are recommended.

Stir is located at 1409 N. Orange Avenue [GMap] and will provide a valet service for visiting diners. Current hours are 4 p.m.-midnight Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday, and 4-8 p.m. Sunday.

We attended a media dinner on Thursday, March 15 and were treated to the following dishes but you can click HERE for the full lunch, brunch, and dinner menus.

Southern Caviar – three cheese creamy blend with artisan bread
Buffalo Calamari – garlic buffalo sauce, housemade blue ranch for dipping, celery carrot slaw
Pork Puff Pastry – braised pulled pork cheeks, shallots, cheek ju, and fresh chives
Shrimp and Grits – shrimp, bacon, and red pepper on creamy stoneground grits
Chicken Thighs – honey-marinated chicken, chorizo fingerling potatoes, seasonal veg (brussel sprouts)
Pork Tenderloin – herbed corn, baby carrots, mixed greens

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