Universal Orlando debuts another original dining experience this summer, with the opening of Bigfire, a themed restaurant that will join the collection of venues found on Universal’s CityWalk and will replace Emeril’s.
Designed to resemble a lakeside cottage with props like camp lanterns, plaid blankets, and canoes, Bigfire will be true to its name with a menu that promotes cooking over an open flame. The concept is intended to promote a menu that will remind visitors of family camping trips and barbecues.
Bigfire will feature a two-story layout with a woodsy, outdoor atmosphere and a custom wood fire grill at its center. Chefs will have several different types of wood at their disposal — Cherrywood and Pecanwood as examples — that will enhance the flavour of signature menu items including freshwater trout, smoked salads, thick wedge fries, and chilli and cocoa rubbed sirloin steak. And you can expect your bison burger to come complete with a fire-branded bun.
Dessert will even include S’mores that guests will be able to prepare themselves at their table because nothing exudes the feeling of a campfire quite like the messy sweetness of melted chocolate and marshmallows.
After dinner, guests can step onto an outdoor patio festooned with twinkling lights, plenty of comfortable seating, and lawn games designed for the whole family. This is a truly unique feature that will offer views of CityWalk and a camp-like experience.
Themed restaurants are fun for diners of all ages and tend to inspire tourists to visit, so we envision Bigfire will be an interesting and successful addition to CityWalk., alongside such other eateries as Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, VIVO Italian Kitchen, the Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar and more.