Cheers Wine Lovers! Celebrate at the best Orlando Wine Dinners this Fall!
GO #MakeSomedayHappen and celebrate life with friends at these delicious food & wine events in and around Orlando this Fall. I call these GO Events as I hope they inspire you to GO Epicurista!
Don’t put off your fun life to someday. GO today!”
1.GO on a Global Venture!
The Waldorf Astoria Orlando is currently hosting Food & Wine Weekends through November 9th with a variety of culinary events intended to absolutely wow your inner-foodie. Each Friday and Saturday night, award-winning Bull & Bear Restaurant will take you on a culinary journey with an exclusive 3-course Global Venture dinner with wine pairings from around the world. $110 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservation required at 407-597-5413 or click here. Located at 14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando FL. GO on a Global Venture!
2. GO Indulge in a Unique Sushi Experience!
Experience a sushi event like no other at Shari Sushi Lounge, Thursday October 2nd, as you witness the tasteful and sacred Japanese art of Nyotaimori – the adorned body of a woman. The creative sushi chefs of this modern sushi hot spot in Thornton Park will display their edible masterpieces on the bodies of nude models. Sample fine champagne, premium sake and Ketel One cocktails, dine on appetizers and enjoy live music by Kittybat at this must-see classy evening. $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required 407-420-9420. Located at 621 E Central Blvd, Orlando FL. GO Indulge in a Unique Sushi Experience!
3. GO Experience Napa’s Best!
On Friday October 3rd, Fiorenzo Italian Steakhouse at Hyatt Regency Orlando is hosting a four course dinner with reception featuring some of the best Napa Valley wines by Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars. The menu created by Chef James Stafford and Chef Alain Vergnault promises an amazing culinary experience. This restaurant has hosted some of the best wine dinners in Orlando for many years, under Peabody Orlando previous ownership. I’m certain this dinner will not disappoint. $110 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required 407-345-4565. Located at 9801 International Drive, Orlando FL. GO Experience the Best of Napa!
4. GO Dine with a Legendary Family!
Roy’s Orlando Chef Mac Lynch has created an exclusive menu featuring Grilled Shrimp Poke with compressed melon & caviar, Wild Mushroom Agnolotti with Brown Butter Foam and Vadouvan Creme, Tuna Confit & Duck Sausage, Kalbi Bison NY Strip and Panforte & Triple Cream with Huckleberry preserves, paired with the extraordinary wines of Swanson Vineyards on Tuesday October 7th. Did you know the Swanson Family, creators of the legendary TV Dinner back in 1953, has been producing elegant and approachable wines in Napa Valley since 1985? Their flagship wine, Alexis Cabernet Sauvignon is for serious wine lovers. $85 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required 407-352-4844. Located at 7760 West Sand Lake Road, Orlando FL. GO Dine with a Legendary Family!
5. GO Taste Oregon’s Best!
On Wednesday October 8th, Norman’s is partnering with Oregon’s acclaimed Domaine Serene Vineyards and Winery to host a five-course dinner like no other. This exclusive event, hosted by Ryan Harris, president of Domaine Serene, will feature their exquisite, award-winning pinot noirs and chardonnay. Get ready to drool with a menu of Pan Seared Scallops with “R” Rose, Florida Coast Cobia with Evenstad Reserve Chardonnay, Hickory Smoked Duck Breast with Yamhill Cuvee Pinot Noir, Rocky Mountain American Bison with Evenstad Pinot Noir, my favorite, and Manjari Ganache Cake with Rockblock Sono Syrah. $170 per person. Reservations required (407) 393-4333. Located at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, 4012 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando FL. GO Taste Oregon’s Best!
6. GO Live La Dolce Vita!
On Friday October 17th, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel hosts their popular Harbor Nights wine and jazz event designed to capture the ambiance of the Mediterranean. Sample select wines, sparkling wines and gourmet cuisine, along with a selection of coffee-infused fare under the twinkling lights of the harbor piazza. $45 in advance / $55 at the door / $75 with reserved VIP seating per person. Purchase tickets. GO Live La Dolce Vita!
7. GO Dine with a Sky View!
Hemisphere Steak & Seafood Restaurant at Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport boasts one of the most exciting views in all of Orlando, and wonderful wine experiences. On Friday October 17th, enjoy Executive Chef David Didzunas’ four-course menu paired with The Seeker Wines as you watch the planes take off and land and dream about your next travel adventure. $65.00 per person plus tax and gratuity. Complimentary Valet Parking. Reservations required 407-825-1315 or email [email protected] Located at Orlando International Airport, 9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd, Orlando FL GO Dine with a Sky View!
8. GO Vive La France!
On Sunday October 19th, Go on a culinary trip to France for Burgundy, Bordeaux and Bubbles wine dinner experience at Ruth Chris Steakhouse. Start with French Onion Tart paired with Gosset Brut Excellence Champagne, Chicken & Dumplings with Trimbach Riesling, my favorite, Duck Confit & White Bean Cassoulet with Domaine Bertagna Burgundy, Filet Mignon with Chateau De La Coste, Margaux Bordeaux, and end with Warm Apple Pastry and Chateau Bellevue Monbazillac Bordeaux. $95 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required 407-622-2444. Located at 610 North Orlando Avenue, Highway 17-92, Winter Park, FL. GO Vive La France!
9. GO on a Culinary Excursion!
On Friday November 7th, the chefs of the award-winning Rosen Centre Hotel’s various eateries are coming together to bring you a wine dinner experience full of flavor and variety in Everglades Restaurant. From sashimi ceviche to Spanish tapas of Lobster Flautas and Patron Tortilla Soup, to the flavors of Florida Grilled Lamb Chop with Roasted Tomato ending with Pumpkin Walnut Flan, all paired with a great selection of wines. $75 per person plus tax and gratuity. Complimentary Valet Parking. Reservations required 407-996-8560. Located at 9840 International Drive, Orlando FL. GO on a Culinary Excursion!
I hope these fabulous Orlando wine dinners will inspire you to GO celebrate life with friends this Fall. Please share the Top 9 GO EVENTS list with your friends using the social media links below and start planning your outings.
Let me know in the comments where you will celebrate life with family and friends this month. Wherever it is, make it a Go Epicurista celebration!
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