New Restaurant for Celebrity Chef Art Smith Coming to Disney Springs in Summer 2016


The Disney Parks Blog announced a new restaurant coming to Disney Springs. The restaurant will be called, "Homecoming: Florida Kitchen and Southern Shine". The Restaurant is a new concept by Chef Art Smith and it is set to open in Summer 2016.

Per the blog:

The Homecoming menu will feature Southern favorites like homemade pimento cheese, Church Lady deviled eggs, low country shrimp and grits, kale salad with Sweet Grass Dairy cheese and spiced pecans and a grilled Blackstrap pork chop with sawmill gravy. “Each dish has a little Florida twist and make guests feel like they’re on the back porch with me for every meal,” says Smith. Desserts will be a specialty, with cakes, pies and delectable sweets made daily and shipped from a bakery in Hamilton County, including the restaurant’s signature Mockingbird Cake.

The “rustic-chic” restaurant has a glass-walled show kitchen and the Southern Shine bar, featuring whimsical cocktails, punches and coolers that celebrate an era where characters might have created some homegrown spirits on their homesteads just beyond the springs.

The restaurant will go in The Landing section of Disney Springs, and appears to have replaced the original proposal from Chef Art, "Florida Fish Camp".