Featuring a slew of delectable events and special offerings spanning eight weekends, Food & Wine Weekends (a compliment to Epcot's International Food & Wine Festival, Sept 25-Nov 16), offers a wide range of distinctive wine and culinary programs, including wine dinners at La Luce and Bull & Bear, craft beer pairings, and the legendary Bar du Chocolate.
Event highlights include:
Il Cibo Della Vita – A Wine Pairing Dinner
Friday & Saturday evenings, La Luce at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
From the kitchen of La Luce at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, each weekend a new menu with exclusive offerings and recommended wine pairing will be unveiled, featuring a selection of recipes only available during Food & Wine Weekends.
Chalk Art – NEW in 2015
Select Dates, La Luce at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Watch Edson Campos and Kathleen Brodeur – renowned Chalk Artists – create a masterpiece while guests dine.
The Art of Sushi Pairing
Friday & Saturday evenings, Zeta Bar & Sushi Lounge at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. Guests can enjoy an exciting epicurean journey at Zeta Bar & Sushi Lounge, exploring perfect pairings of sake and beer with favorite sushi dishes.
The Taste of Bull & Bear
Friday & Saturday, Bull & Bear at Waldorf Astoria Orlando
An exclusive 5-course tasting menu comprised of food and wine pairings, prepared by the chefs of Waldorf Astoria Orlando.
Craft Beer Experience
Saturdays, MYTH Bar at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Enjoy a selection of craft beer tastings from local breweries to include Crooked Can and Orlando Brewery. The resort has teamed up with the brew masters to bring this interactive experience to guests.
Les Douze Macarons – NEW in 2015
Friday & Saturday evenings, MYTH Bar at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Whether indulging in a pre or post-dinner treat, guest can visit the Macaroon Bar to try an assortment of flavors, hand-made by the resort’s world-class pastry team.
Fantasy Flights – NEW in 2015
Friday & Saturday evenings, MYTH BAR at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a choice of flights of (3) reds or (3) whites. Menu predetermined.
Select Saturdays, MYTH Bar at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Nightly, Peacock Alley at Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Bar du Chocolat and Champagne Tasting
Friday & Saturday, Peacock Alley at Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Peacock Alley will be transformed into a chocolate-lover’s 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.
Astoria After Dark
Friday and Saturday, WA Kids Club at Waldorf Astoria Orlando
WA Kids Club offers a nightly children’s program including dinner and non-stop roster of fun activities – providing parents some “adult time” in which to experience Food & Wine Weekend activities.
Between Food & Wine Weekend events, guests can enjoy hotel amenities including spa services at Waldorf Astoria Spa, 18-hole golf on the Rees Jones course and two pool complexes featuring private cabanas, a waterslide and three-acre lazy river.
Weekend rates at Waldorf Astoria Orlando start at $229 per night, and include deluxe accommodations and complimentary scheduled transportation to Epcot (and other Disney Theme Parks). To make a reservation, please visit www.waldorfastoriaorlando.com/food-wine or call 888-353-2009.
Weekend rates at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek start at $189 per night, and include deluxe accommodations and complimentary scheduled transportation to Epcot (and other Disney Theme Parks). To make a reservation, please visit www.hiltonbonnetcreek.com/food-wine or call +888-353-2013.