I couldn't help but do a mental Anita Ekberg in La Dolce Vita dance as Trina Gregory Propst and wife Va Propst were describing their new Italian concept to me. "Rustic Italian kitchen," they said. "Pastas made from scratch!" I kicked and whirled and clapped and laughed in my flowy black dress.
”The day the restaurant opened, she wondered “will anyone come”? Well they did come. They came in droves for her biscuits, chicken potpie, always on point aqua frescas, savory bread puddings, and more. From that first day until now, people from all walks of life, and from across the country, have come to Se7en Bites to enjoy her hospitality, perfectly curated menus, and mountains of sweets.” - Passport Global Magazine
If Trina Gregory-Propst followed through with her plans to become a personal chef, Central Florida would have been without her Se7en Bites restaurant — and its Southern comfort food-centric breakfasts and lunches, and indulgent desserts.
Gregory-Propst and her wife, Va Propst, opened the eatery in Orlando’s Milk District in 2013. It has since moved to a larger spot in the same neighborhood with more tables and parking.
The menu at this cozy bakery tucked away in Orlando’s Milk District extends beyond confections, as Guy discovered when he stopped by on Triple D. Favorites include a chicken pot pie featuring a flaky, buttery crust stuffed with exquisitely seasoned chicken, mirepoix, potatoes and peas in a silky bechamel sauce. When it comes to dessert, there are plenty of decadent choices. One of the most indulgent options, however, is the Vanilla Bean Bourbon Bacon Moon Pie. “That is legit,” said Guy after sampling the sweet treat, which features silky homemade marshmallows laced with vanilla and bourbon.
After spending the past 12 months combing Greater Orlando for the finest food and drinks, remarkable retail shops, soothing spas and more, we’re ready to present our annual Best of the Best picks for 2017. Each year, we willingly take on this task in hopes that we’ll find new discoveries (we did) as well as reconnect with familiar favorites (ditto), all in an effort to showcase the many wonderful things Greater Orlando has to offer.
This quaint working Milk District bakery is open for breakfast, lunch and brunch with a manageable, fresh-made menu that changes near daily and makes choosing easy. Okay, that's arguable, since how one chooses between creative, handcrafted meatloaf sammies, beyond-cheesy grits and Florentine benedicts is subjective. Easiest method? Bring a friend and share everything!
Trina Gregory-Propst is the female entrepreneur who gave life to Se7en Bites bakery, a small local business. Trina has been living in Orlando since she was 7 years old and fell in love with this town.