Specialties “New” New Orleans Cuisine History Established in 1999 Located at the epicenter of Universal’s CityWalk{R}, Emeril’s bustling eatery overlooks the park’s lagoon and all of the action of this thriving Orlando hot spot. The free standing two-story building is a high-energy, creative environment for fine food and wine, with soaring thirty-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, stone walls, and iron staircase that lend the feel of an industrial warehouse loft. At the center of this modern food studio is an open kitchen and chef’s food bar, where lucky guests can watch up close, the chefs at work. The restaurant’s second floor offers two private party rooms that feature oak barrel slat ceilings, a 10,000 bottle wine gallery, and an intimate chef’s tasting room that seats 8. Meet the Manager:
Gabriel O. With over twenty years of experience, Gabriel Orozco is no stranger to the fine dining scene. Born in Colombia, South America, then studying in France, his career in the culinary field began at Commander’s Palace in New Orleans where he was employed at the same time Chef Emeril Lagasse was the Executive Chef. In 1993, Gabriel joined Emeril’s Restaurant team as a front waiter. Orozco was then promoted to a Dining Room Manager and soon after to the Private Party Manager. In 1999, when Chef Emeril Lagasse opened his fifth restaurant, Emeril’s Orlando, Gabriel relocated to Orlando and was promoted to General Manager of the restaurant. Since opening day, he has assumed the duties of overseeing all daily operations of the restaurant located in Universal CityWalk{R}.

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