Guest Review and Preview: BBQ Weekend at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

Courtesy of Andy Jackson from Eating (and Drinking) Around the World, we have a review of last year’s Barbecue Weekends at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. This year’s BBQ weekend begins August 10th! Get details here!

The Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek resort, located in the middle of Disney World property, offered up a couple of food-related events during the summer of 2011. As part of their “SummerBlast!” promotion the hotel hosted a weekend devoted to Cupcakes, and followed that up with two weekends of Barbecue festivities.

So with the 2012 BBQ Weekend about to begin, I thought it was time to look back at the events from 2011.


I’d heard a lot of positive things about this resort (as well as the adjoining Waldorf Astoria), and especially its restaurants (I believe a certain Ms. Wolfe is a big fan…), so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to check it out. The resort is located smack-dab inside of Disney property, even though it is not a Disney-owned or run hotel.

The weekend was advertised as featuring cooking demos, cook-offs between the chefs of the various restaurants on the property, a Barbecue buffet, and a beer sampling. Most of the restaurants at the Hilton were also featuring special BBQ items on their menus while all the bars were offering themed drinks during the weekend. In addition there were to be BBQ-themed kids activities such as the [Read more…]

BBQ Weekends at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

Get ready for the debut of BBQ weekends at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek! Visitors to O-town will find themselves heapin’ helpings of BBQ while celebrating finger-lickin’ fun! Bonnet Creek, located within the gates of WDW property, boasts a 482-acre nature preserve, elegant rooms, and a Guerlain spa, which can be enjoyed between the scheduled barbecue events.

Get your brews and barbecue on August 5-7 and 12-14 as part of Bonnet Creek’s SummerBlast!

Miami Chef Michael Love

Chef Love, a BBQ pro and author of “Love In The Kitchen – Women Love Men Who Can Cook,” will join the festivities on August 5th and 6th.

Top Chef Finalist Howie “Bulldog” Kleinbert

Miami Chef and BBQ aficionado, Howie “Bulldog” Kleinbert of Top Chef fame, will host a summer barbecue at the Smokin’ Hot Barbecue Buffet on August 13th. Chef Kleinbert is the owner of Bulldog BBQ, which Bon Appetit magazine named one of the hottest new barbecue restaurants in the country.

BBQ Themed Events

The Smokin’ Hot BBQ Buffet
The Bonnet Creek Q Crew will be serving up beef brisket, pulled pork, side dishes, and a Dutch oven dessert. Join the sizzlin’ hot fun Friday from 3-9pm, Saturday from noon – 9pm, and Sunday from Noon – 3pm. BBQ plates will cost $12-$14 (depending on selections). A Kids’ plate, for children 12 and under, is priced at $8.

The “Beer-B-Q” Station
The Florida Beer Company (largest craft brewer in Florida) will be serving the latest ice-cold Florida brews for you to sample!

Florida Beer Company Brews

The Hilton lounges and Beech pool bar will bring an exceptional [Read more…]