Last week I told you about the Epicurious Progressive Dinner Tour going on Fridays and Saturdays at Waldorf Astoria and Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. This week they’re announcing the inaugural Epicurious Sip & Savor Event, Friday, Dec. 9, from 7 to 11 p.m.
This will be a one-night-only upscale food and wine tasting showcasing the resort’s 13 restaurants and lounges with 35 tastings at eight culinary stations and nine pop-up bars. Stations will include the popular restaurants La Luce and Bull & Bear, plus Peruvian Street Fare, Southern Smokehouse, Chef Franck Riffaud’s Grand Patisserie and Maître Cuisiniers de France.
The latter is in recognition of the resort’s executive chef Bernard Fiermeyer’s induction into the prestigious Maître Cuisiniers de France society, the only Central Florida chef with that designation. (You may be one of the 16,000 people to have viewed Fiermeyer’s Potato Pave recipe Compliments of the Chef video.) Fiermeyer’s Maître Cuisiniers de France Pavilion will be presenting Cassolette D’Escargots and Pâté “Pantin. Other menu highlights include Bull & Bear Fried Chicken (see below), Short Rib Ravioli from La Luce, and Chef Franck's Baked Alaska.
You can see the rest of the menu of food, wine and cocktails at the Waldorf Astoria’s website, where you may also purchase tickets. Cost is $275 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.
As with the Progressive Dinner Tours, the resort is offering special rates to attendees who would like to spend the night rather than drive home, with rates beginning at $149 at the Signia by Hilton and $249 at the Waldorf Astoria. For additional information, call 407-597-3771.