Photo Recap: Food & Wine Weekends at Waldorf Astoria and Hilton Bonnet Creek

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Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek hosts its fifth annual Food & Wine Weekends now through Nov. 15, 2015. 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. More details here.

We experienced some of the many epicurean add-ons this past weekend during an overnight stay. Careful! This photo recap is bound to tempt you to do the same.

By the way, 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.

hammocks
Settle into these hammocks located by the Waldorf pool for an afternoon siesta.
pina colada
Poolside cocktails, like this strawberry infused Pina Colada, are a delicious way to kick off a foodie weekend.
wine flights
Fantasy Flights (NEW in 2015) are offered Friday & Saturday evenings at MYTH BAR inside Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. Guests get the opportunity to enjoy a choice of flights of (3) reds or (3) whites for $15. Menu predetermined.
macaron bar
Les Douze Macarons (also NEW in 2015) is offered on Friday & Saturday evenings next to the MYTH Bar. 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 pastry team.
chalk art
Be sure to check out the art created by renowned Chalk Artists Edson Campos and Kathleen Brodeur inside La Luce.
la luce outside
Now that the temperatures are cooler, sitting outside at La Luce is a delight!
wine fight la luce
The wine flight ($20) paired with the 7-course Il Cibo Della Vita dinner at La Luce is a must!
bruschetta
A perfectly paced and curated feast, a wine-paired dinner is featured Friday & Saturday evenings at La Luce at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. Each weekend a new menu with exclusive offerings and recommended wine pairing is unveiled, featuring a selection of recipes only available during Food & Wine Weekends.
soup
The beginning to the 7-course wine paired dinner at La Luce, this Roasted Pepper and Tomato Soup was extraordinary.
pizza
You're bound to have a few extra slices of this “Pesto” pizza to take home. Made with grilled zucchini, red onions, sundried tomato and goat cheese, this gourmet pie was even better warmed up for lunch the next day!
halibut
Grilled halibut skewers on a saffron fregola ragu
bar du chocolat 2015
The Bar du Chocolat and Champagne Tasting is featured Friday & Saturday in the Peacock Alley at Waldorf Astoria Orlando. This scrumptious assortment is a chocolate-lover’s dream. Guests can choose from a signature selection of chocolate treats from the Waldorf Astoria Orlando’s world-class pastry team and pair with a glass of bubbling champagne.

champagne


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