1921 by Norman Van Aken and Mount Dora, Florida

1921 by Norman Van Aken in Mount Dora, Florida thelittlekitchen.net

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Have you ever been to a little town in Florida called Mount Dora?

If you haven’t heard of it or if you haven’t been in a while, you’re in for a treat!

Chef Norman Van Aken opened a restaurant called 1921 there and it’s amazing. If you go to Mount Dora, you have to go to 1921.

Check out the video above! You’ll see that I make a cameo in it!

1921 by Norman Van Aken in Mount Dora, Florida thelittlekitchen.net

The food is definitely Florida cuisine. What I love about Chef Norman’s style  is that it’s elegant without being pretentious.

1921 by Norman Van Aken in Mount Dora, Florida thelittlekitchen.net

The shrimp and grits that he makes is beyond amazing but simple!

1921 by Norman Van Aken in Mount Dora, Florida thelittlekitchen.net

And this plantain pizza with bacon on top is just wonderful!

1921 by Norman Van Aken in Mount Dora, Florida thelittlekitchen.net

For dinner, I really enjoyed these milk buns! I’m hoping Chef Norman will share the recipe with me! If he does, I will be sure to share it! I think about these little buns all the time!

1921 by Norman Van Aken in Mount Dora, Florida thelittlekitchen.net

Korean Fried Chicken was sticky and oh so good!

1921 by Norman Van Aken in Mount Dora, Florida thelittlekitchen.net

The mac and cheese, I need this recipe too! Something else I can’t stop thinking about!

Mount Dora, Florida thelittlekitchen.net

I stayed the weekend at Adora Inn. Owned by the cutest couple, they made me feel so welcome!

And the Inn is a historic building! Really adds to the quaintness of Mount Dora!

Mount Dora, Florida thelittlekitchen.net

I loved my room in one of the redone attics at the Inn. (The Adora Inn is actually a duplex that’s been remodeled so the rooms upstairs and the attics are actually mirror images of each other!)

Mount Dora, Florida thelittlekitchen.net

This is the most beautiful yogurt parfait I have ever had! So cute, right? The owners of Adora Inn are both trained chefs and the food shows it!

Mount Dora, Florida thelittlekitchen.net

The morning I left, I had this amazing croissant French toast and pan-seared pineapples! What a great idea, right?

Mount Dora, Florida thelittlekitchen.net

I stopped by the Windsor Rose Team Room and had tea with my friend, Ashley!

Mount Dora, Florida thelittlekitchen.net

I had dinner one night at Shiva Indian Restaurant. Their naan is amazing. The best in Central Florida! If I lived in Mount Dora, I would be there every week!

Mount Dora, Florida thelittlekitchen.net

And I stopped by the cutest shops including this one called Under the Cherry Blossoms. It features items from local artisans! It’s a really cool store, you can’t miss it!

Mount Dora, Florida thelittlekitchen.net

And my last stop before heading back home was La Petit Sweet. A cute little French dessert and cake shop. I enjoyed the donuts, the macarons and the croissant I bought! Will definitely go back when I return to Mount Dora.

Don’t you want to visit Mount Dora now?

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by VISIT FLORIDA. I only share with you what I love and always share with you my own opinions.