Welcome to the Grand Orient Restaurant, Garcia’s Place
Founded in 1905 by Manuel Garcia of La Fonda, the Grand Orient quickly became a center for elegant banquets and exquisite meals. Located in the center of downtown Ybor, the Grand Orient continued to flourish as the only Spanish restaurant in the area.
With specialties of Galician ham, mortadella, mayonnaise snapper, and cream cheese and tureen, the entire banquet from the Florida Postmasters Association banquet was to be recreated with modern twists. Though not a real restaurant in this day and age, the a website was created for the Florida Postmasters Association banquet recreation! The website describes how each dish was prepared for the recreation banquet, as well as the planning and preparation that went into preparing it. Thanks for visiting!