Just about everyone has heard about the Epcot International Wine & Food Festival, but did you know that the Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Bonnet Creek have their own food & wine events? As you would image, these events are a different experience than what you might have at the Epcot event and are designed to complement the Epcot event since the properties are located less than a mile away from Walt Disney World.
The food & wine events at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Bonnet Creek occur over the course of nine weekends and include a macaron bar, traditional Royal Tea and Bar du Chocolat with champagne tastings. Guest can also enjoy tasting dinners at Bull & Bear, La Luce and Zeta Asia.
Event highlights include:
The Taste of Bull & Bear
Friday and Saturday, 6 – 10pm, 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. 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 Taste of Zeta Asia
Friday and Saturday, 5 – 10pm, Zeta Asia at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Enjoy an exciting epicurean journey at Zeta Asia, exploring perfect pairings of sake and beer with favorite Asian-inspired dishes.
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. Select dates.
Bar du Chocolat and Champagne Tasting
Friday and Saturday, 7 – 10pm, 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. Select dates
Friday & Saturday, 7 – 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. Select dates
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.
Nightly, Peacock Alley at Waldorf Astoria Orlando
To make a reservation at Waldorf Astoria Orlando, please visit www.waldorfastoriaorlando.com/food-wine or call +1 888 353 2009.
To make a reservation at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, please visit www.hiltonbonnetcreek.com/food-wine or call +1 888 353 2013.
The Waldorf and Hilton also offer their own private label Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Knob Creek Single Barrel Bourbon and Patron Barrel Select Anejo.
I recommend combining several of these events together, as well as a round of golf or a day a the spa or even just hang out at the amazing pool. Go head, make it a weekend you won’t forget!