Lotus, a new farm-to-table fusion restaurant, opened in downtown Orlando on Aug. 9. The eatery is located in The Sanctuary condo tower near Lake Eola, and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lotus’ menu includes soups, sandwiches, salads and entrées, with a focus on locally sourced ingredients and global cuisine. It also includes a selection of cocktails, wine and champagne. Standout items include the Korean short ribs, grilled skirt steak and skillet-roasted Cornish hen. Address: 100 South Eola Drive.