Each year Orlando gains a host of new venues for meetings and events, each more versatile and lovely than the last. The latest additions to Disney Springs are no exception, with the recent opening of Paddlefish: a seafood-centric restaurant formerly known as Fulton’s Crab House. It’s all-aboard for this luxurious private-yacht dining experience, with waterfront views from nearly every angle, private event space for groups from 20 to 1,000 and even a rooftop bar and patio looking out over the whole complex.
The ship-shaped venue’s extensive, multimillion-dollar renovation breathed new life into both the menu and décor, for a truly enchanting space. Learn about both from our recent visit starting with this must-try lobster corndog appetizer. That’s right, the classic fair food has gone fancy, but you still eat it off a stick. These lightly-battered lobster skewers melt in your mouth, and are perfect with a squeeze of lemon, but won’t spoil your appetite.
For dinner, sink your teeth into these delicate scallops, enriched with Brown butter and cauliflower puree for a health and delicious option, or try the Cedar Key littleneck clams with sofrito, chipotle butter and linguini for a heartier meal. Vegan/Vegetarian guests, or those just looking for a very healthy option, can spring for the "Roots & Shoots," with seasonal vegetables and grilled tofu in a yellow curry broth that hits the spot.
Events will find smooth sailing in the private dining spaces and adaptable areas across Paddlefish. With different options on each “deck,” both indoors and outdoors, groups can use the space to their best advantage. From 40 guests in the lounge and up to 92 on the deck, this versitile venue is sure to impress.
Or take over the boat for an exclusive reception for up to 1,000 to include both indoor and outdoor areas including the beautiful and inviting deck for a truly one-of-a-kind event your group will remember long after your conference is over.