Today Cafe in the old Beverly Hills Boulangerie site near the front of the Studios park.Another long-time NBC franchise is getting a new home in Universal Studios Florida. Universal Orlando announced today that it soon will be opening the
Universal said that the restaurant is inspired by the Studio 1A at Rockefeller Plaza in New York, where the Today Show broadcasts. It's the third-longest running broadcast network show in U.S. history, behind NBC's Meet the Press and CBS's Evening News.
Today debuted on NBC in 1952 and has been kicking off the network's broadcast day ever since. So the show provides a natural thematic fit with a cafe where many Universal Studios Florida guests start their day. The breakfast menu will include a variety of pastries and coffee, including a special Today Cafe blend. You'll also find the increasingly ubiquitous avocado toast.
The show now runs pretty much until lunch time, so of course the cafe will, too. Lunch selections will include an Asian-inspired chicken salad with arugula, cabbage, radicchio, shiitake mushrooms, daikon sprouts, and wasabi cashews, dressed with soy peanut vinaigrette. There also will be an Italian sandwich with porchetta, capicola, provolone, roasted tomato and arugula with basil aioli on baguette.
The cafe also will serve wine and beer on tap, along with seasonal dishes inspired by Today Show hosts. The Today Cafe should be opening "soon," according to Universal.
Universal in 2017 welcomed NBC's long-running Tonight Show to the park with its Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon ride. And CityWalk hosts the NBC Sports brand with the NBC Sports Grill & Brew restaurant.Tweet
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