If you’re travelling to Orlando for a fall vacation, Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival is most likely on the top of your to-do list. However, there is another Food & Wine event in town, just outside of Disney World, and we recommend trying it out!
The Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando hosts their Fall Food & Wine Weekends until November 15th.
The weekend events include:
ll Cibo Della Vita
Friday & Saturday, 6pm – 11pm, 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. Pricing Varies.
The Taste of Bull & Bear
Friday & Saturday, Bull & Bear at Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Experience an exclusive tasting five-course menu comprised of exquisite food and wine pairings – prepared by the illustrious chefs of Waldorf Astoria Orlando. $110 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Click here to preview the menu.
Chalk Art – NEW in 2015
November 7 (4pm to 6pm only), La Luce at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Inspirational art is the perfect complement to a sumptuous feast. New this year, watch Edson Campos and Kathleen Brodeur – renowned Chalk Artists – create a masterpiece, celebrating a form of art as fresh and contemporary as the cuisine.
The Art of Sushi Pairing
Friday & Saturday, 5pm -10pm, 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. Click here to view the menu. Pricing Varies.
Bar du Chocolat and Champagne Tasting
Friday & Saturday, 6:30pm – 10:30pm, Peacock Alley at Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Decadent, yes. Sinful, perhaps. Most certainly an experience for those with a sweet tooth. 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. Pricing varies.
Les Douze Macarons – NEW in 2015
Friday & Saturday, 6pm – 10pm, MYTH Bar at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Whether indulging in a pre or post-dinner treat, guest can visit the Macaron Bar to try an assortment of flavors, hand-made by the resort’s world-class pastry team. $2/each.
Fantasy Flights – NEW in 2015
Friday & Saturday, MYTH BAR at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Guests will have the opportunity to take off with a choice of flights of (3) reds or (3) whites. Wine selection predetermined. Click here to view the menu. $15/flight.
Astoria After Dark
Friday & Saturday, WA Kids Club at Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Adults aren’t the only ones who can join the fun. 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. $75/child and $25/additional child in the same or adjoining room.
Craft Beer Experience
Friday & Saturday, 5pm to 7 pm, 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.
October 23 & 24 – Featuring, Golf Beer Brewing Company
October 30 & 31 – Featuring, Cigar City Brewing
November 6 & 7 – Featuring, Funky Buddha Brewery
Royal Tea – A Waldorf Astoria Tradition
Sunday, 2pm – 4pm, Peacock Alley at Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Guests will treasure quality time with loved ones over finely-prepared tea sandwiches and house-made pastries, while sipping premium hot tea and listening to live piano music. A glass of champagne can be added for a “Grand Royal Tea.” From $30 per adult; $15 per child, plus tax and gratuity.
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.
50-minute Tuscany Wine Pedicure – $80
50-minute Tuscany Wine Wrap – $130
See an event you and your family would love to attend? Call your VIP Tour Guide today at: (407) 913-8375 to schedule your Walt Disney World dream vacation!
Information and image source: www.hiltonbonnetcreek.com/food-wine