For the sixth year in a row, the Waldorf Astoria Orlando and its sister hotel, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, are cohosting Food & Wine Weekends. If you're obsessed with fine food and beverages, sign up for one or more parts of the program.
Timed to coincide with the Epcot Food & Wine Festival, Bonnet Creek's Food & Wine Weekends includes an extraordinary array of tasting opportunities. Options include a macaron bar, a chocolate bar, royal tea, and four-course tasting dinners at the steakhouse Bull & Bear and the Italian eatery La Luce. I tried the Bull & Bear dinner a couple of years ago; it was incredible.
Lodging packages are available. Visit this website or call 888.353.2013 to find out about daily resort credits, free transportation to theme parks and more.
Here's info straight from the press release:
· The Taste of Bull & Bear
Friday and Saturday, 6 – 10pm, Bull & Bear at Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Experience an exclusive tasting four-course menu comprised of exquisite food and wine pairings prepared by the illustrious chefs of Waldorf Astoria Orlando. Reservations recommended
· The Taste of La Luce
Friday and Saturday, 6 – 11pm, La Luce at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
From the kitchen of La Luce at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, enjoy an exclusive four-course menu with recommended wine pairings featuring the best of La Luce. Reservations recommended
· The Art of Sushi Pairing
Friday and Saturday, 5 – 10pm, Zeta Bar & Sushi Lounge at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Enjoy an exciting epicurean journey at Zeta Bar & Sushi Lounge, exploring perfect pairings of sake and beer with favorite sushi dishes.
· Cocktail Creations
Saturday 4:30 – 5:30pm, Peacock Alley at Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Muddle, mix and sample! Partake in an interactive experience creating their very own specialty cocktails.
· Bar du Chocolat and Champagne Tasting
Friday and Saturday, 6:30 – 10:30pm, Peacock Alley at Waldorf Astoria Orlando
A decadent selection of à la carte chocolate treats hand-crafted by Waldorf Astoria Orlando’s world-class pastry team. Highlights include chocolate truffles, exotic chocolate cakes and bowls of beautiful bon-bons. A selection of champagnes for pairing is also available.
· Macaron Bar
Friday & Saturday, 6 – 10pm, MYTH Bar at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Whether indulging in a pre or post-dinner treat, visit the Macaron Bar to try an assortment of flavors, hand-made by the resort’s world-class pastry team.
· Craft Beer Experience
Friday & Saturday, MYTH Bar at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Local breweries are showcased in this interactive tasting of craft beers. Select weekends
· Royal Tea – A Waldorf Astoria Tradition
Sundays, 2 – 4pm, Peacock Alley at Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Savor finely-prepared tea sandwiches and house-made pastries while sipping premium hot tea and listening to live piano music. Add a glass of champagne for a “Grand Royal Tea.” Reservations are required 24 hours in advance
· Astoria After Dark
Friday and Saturday, 6 – 10pm, WA Kids Club
The WA Kids Club offers a nightly children’s program including dinner and a non-stop roster of fun activities – providing parents some “adult time” in which to experience Food & Wine Weekends.
· Waldorf Astoria® Spa Tuscany Wine Special
Daily, Waldorf Astoria Spa
Experience the powerful antioxidants of red wine powder, red grape seed extract, crushed grape seeds and pure grape seed oil as you indulge in an extravagant Tuscany Wine Wrap or Pedicure.
· Live Entertainment
Nightly, Peacock Alley at Waldorf Astoria Orlando