Orlando Food & Wine Weekends at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando®
Culinary fans, wine enthusiasts and foodies will find a delicious “home base” at Waldorf Astoria Orlando® and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek as the luxury resort hotels host the third annual Orlando Food & Wine Weekends, Sept. 27 – Nov. 9, 2013.
For seven weekends, the resorts will feature special programming and events aimed to complement and “fill the gaps” around the wildly popular Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival held at the nearby Disney theme park.
Orlando Food & Wine Weekends events will be held at Waldorf Astoria Orlando, and at its sister resort, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, which is conveniently located less than one mile from Epcot, and accessible inside the gates of Walt Disney World® Resort.
–And, in case you’re wondering “What about our kids? They have no gusto– they only eat mac’n'cheese or plain spaghetti,” the WA Kids Club is offering a nightly children’s program including dinner and a non-stop roster of fun activities – providing parents some “adult time” in which to experience Orlando Food & Wine Weekends activities.
Orlando Food & Wine Weekend Event Highlights
Exclusive tasting menus and wine pairings from the master chefs of many of the most renowned hotels in the Waldorf Astoria brand. Guests will enjoy a degustation menu comprised of some of the most celebrated dishes from Waldorf Astoria hotels around the world, paired with exquisite wines.
- Offered Friday and Saturday evenings, 6pm – 11pm, Bull & Bear.
Il Cibo Della Vita
From the kitchen of La Luce by Donna Scala at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, each weekend from Sept. 27 – Nov. 9, a new tasting menu and wine pairing will be unveiled, featuring chef Scala’s newest recipes – many being presented for the first time. This series of culinary experiences is certain to be the talk of the town!
- Friday & Saturday evenings, 5pm – 11pm, La Luce by Donna Scala.
28° North – An Alfresco Dining Experience with “Latitude”
28º north is a circle of latitude that crosses Africa, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America and the Atlantic Ocean. Through this connection, guests attending the resort’s Food & Wine Weekends will have the pleasure of sharing the sunset with Egypt, Algeria, India and China. To celebrate this phenomenon, Waldorf Astoria Orlando brings together unique Asian flavors, opening a window to ancient culinary traditions enhanced with a modern flair. The experience is enhanced with live entertainment.
- Saturday evenings, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, poolside at Aquamarine at Waldorf Astoria Orlando.
Pea Ringu – The Art of Sushi Pairing
An exciting epicurean journey awaits as the culinary team of Zeta Bar & Sushi Lounge explore perfect pairings for our favorite sushi dishes including beer, sake and wine. Each weekend will feature a different beverage pairing.
- Friday and Saturday evenings, Zeta Bar & Sushi Lounge at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek.
Bar du Chocolat and champagne tasting
Decadent, yes. Sinful, perhaps. Most certainly an experience for those with a sweet tooth. Peacock Alley will be transformed into a chocolate-lovers’ dream, offering a cocoa-infused evening of self-indulgence paired with a selection of fine champagnes. Guests can choose from a signature selection of chocolate treats from the Waldorf Astoria Orlando’s world-class pastry team using recipes from the most romantic points of the globe.
- Friday and Saturday evenings, 6pm – 10pm, Peacock Alley at Waldorf Astoria Orlando.
- Nightly at Peacock Alley at Waldorf Astoria Orlando.
Royal Tea, A New Waldorf Astoria Orlando Tradition
Guests will treasure time together as they savor finely-prepared tea sandwiches and house-made pastries while sipping premium hot tea and listening to live piano music.
- Sundays, 3pm – 5pm, Peacock Alley at Waldorf Astoria Orlando.
Astoria After Dark
Adults are not the only ones to have fun. The WA Kids Club is offering a nightly children’s program including dinner and a non-stop roster of fun activities – providing parents some “adult time” in which to experience Orlando Food & Wine Weekends activities.
- Friday and Saturday evenings, 6pm – 10pm.