WOW is all I can say. When I attended the media preview of “A Taste of Food & Wine Weekends” at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando, I was astounded by all the incredible offerings. Food & Wine Weekends kicks off September 14th at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and the Waldorf Astoria Orlando and continues through November 12th. These weekend food and drink experiences are not to be missed! Let’s be honest; I am still dreaming of all the fantastic food and drinks put on display by Zeta Asia, Peacock Alley, La Luce, Bull and Bear, La Patisserie, and Myth Bar.
Taste of Zeta Asia – Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Fridays and Saturdays from 5 pm – 10 pm guests can enjoy a culinary journey through Asia with a four-course dinner for only $35, and they are also offering sake, beer, and whiskey flights. I sampled the Kanji Signature Roll, Mount Fuji Signature Roll, and the Short Rib Bibimbap. Each dish was perfection and meticulously crafted.
Peacock Alley: Cocktail Creations – Waldorf Astoria Orland0
Saturdays from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm guests can enjoy complimentary interactive mixology experiences with a wide variety of cocktails. I had the pleasure of watching Master Mixologist Justin Newman create The Manifesto with Manifest Rye Whiskey and Manifest Barreled Gin. He put on quite a show. To be honest, I am not a whiskey fan, but he has converted me! The Manifesto was so smooth, and the coffee ice cube was the “icing on the cake.”
Taste of La Luce – Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Friday and Saturday nights from 6 pm – 11 pm guests can take a tour of Italy with a four-course dinner at $55. Plus, they can enjoy a Sommelier wine pairing with dinner for an additional $25 or a La Luce exclusive wine pairing for $35. I savored every single bite of the Lasagna Napolinata and Risotto Duo di Mare. Each dish was “delizioso”!
Taste of Bull and Bear – Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Fridays and Saturdays from 6 pm – 10 pm guests can experience a mouthwatering five-course dinner for $125. For patrons wanting to add a wine experience with their courses, they offer a Captain’s wine pairing for $45 and Sommelier’s wine pairing for $65. During the event, the executive chefs prepared the Roasted Sunchoke Cappuccino and Petite Filet of Beet with Stuffed Lobster Tail. This team has taken the American steakhouse to the next level. The roasted sunchoke cappuccino was delightful. The filet and lobster paired beautifully together with the potato pave and arugula salad.
Myth Bar: Pop Culture – Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Saturdays from 8 pm – 10 pm patrons can indulge in homemade, organic popsicles in a wide assortment of flavors with a multitude of gourmet toppings. This station was a showstopper! Make sure to check out the video to see the pastry chefs in action creating what I call the milk chocolate oreo overload popsicle. That I have to say is the BEST popsicle I have EVER had!
La Patisserie: Master Pastry Class – Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Fridays at 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm in Sir Harry’s Lounge dessert devotees can learn the techniques and secrets from the world-class Waldorf Astoria Orlando Pastry Team as they host a complimentary baking demonstration. Last but certainly not least, the dessert table literally took my breath away. Each sweet treat was a culinary masterpiece almost too pretty to eat. Immediately what caught my eye was the gold wrapped “present” their take on the Ferrero Rocher. O.M.G. to quote Mary Poppins “practically perfect in every way.” Gold leaf topped coconut macaroon – YES, please! Then not to be outdone, I sampled the saint honore. Light and airy mousse topped with chocolate covered cream puffs, I mean what is not to love?! Finally, I had just to try the tangerine mousse cake. With one bite, I was in love and the tangerine center was a lovely surprise.
I have not been this excited to eat and drink in a long time. Go, just go… and have an amazing epicurean getaway right in the middle of Walt Disney World! No matter your palate and preferences, they have something for everyone! Remember, you can experience these delights every weekend starting September 14th through November 12th at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. To find out more information on Food & Wine Weekends, click here. What are you looking forward to the most during the Food & Wine Weekends? Post in the comments below. Stay hungry Disney friends!