Holiday Food and Fun at Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

Spend your holidays at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando or Hilton Bonnet Creek. There are special menus and events that food-lovers and their families are sure to appreciate!

A Toast to the Holidays

Thanksgiving at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

Thanksgiving Dinner at La Luce restaurant
Thursday Nov. 24 5-11pm
Savor the ala carte menu at this award-winning restaurant, with features from Chef Donna Scala We’ve got a review of La Luce’s menu here!

Thanksgiving Family Dinner Buffet at Harvest Bistro
Thursday Nov. 24, 4-10pm
$39 for adults (excluding tax and gratuity)
Children under age 12 eat free (up to two children per paid adult)

This all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving feast includes hand-carved roasted turkey, and other traditional holiday fare. View menu here. For your memorable ending, enjoy the homemade dessert finale. Reservations are recommended at 407-597-3600.

Bonnet Creek Activities

Football Fun
What’s Thanksgiving without football? Enjoy the weekend’s NFL and college football action at Zeta Bar, where feature drink and food specials will win big points!

Celebrate Fall Festival
Nov. 24 – Nov. 26 12:30-5pm
Poolside
Even the kids will be thankful after spending time at the [Read more…]

Disney Food Pics of the Week: Comfort Food

We love the new pictures we’ve been receiving in the Disney Food Blog Photo Extravaganza! Warning: Don’t try looking at them when you’re hungry! ;-)

The Disney Food Pics of the Week this week feature Comfort Food. For a taste of home, try one of these comforting menu items!

Mom loves an excuse not to cook! This Mom’s Night Out tray from Pop Century’s Everything Pop Food Court makes a hearty meal of Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans & corn bread.
Photographer: Chrissy Field/siriusthinking

Mom's Night Out Special

Home-style meals such as Mom’s Chicken Pot Pie are available at the 50’s Prime Time Cafe in [Read more…]

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Offers Wine and Dine Half-Marathon Packages

The beautiful Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek resort invites runners to escape to luxurious accommodations during the 2011 Disney Wine and Dine Marathon and 2012 WDW Marathon weekends.

Many of our team members are runners themselves, and we have created special programs and surprises that simply no other hotel is offering. Our feedback from runners at past Disney races has been phenomenal… and we want to share our resort (and passion for running!) with you, too.

Stay within the Walt Disney World resort and enjoy convenient transportation to the theme parks and Downtown Disney. There’s a pool with a lazy river, pool-side restaurant/bar and classy lounges to help you relax before or after the big race.

Registered participants (yes, proof is required!) will receive:

  • Fitness Welcome Amenity package
  • 20% off any spa treatment at Guerlain® spa
  • Pasta dinner at Harvest Bistro
  • Complimentary transportation to and from race venue
  • Complimentary, direct transportation to theme parks and Downtown Disney® Area

Tranquil pool setting

The Harvest Bistro known for their comfort food will serve a pasta dinner to make sure you get your carbs! No worries about getting to and from the race as the hotel will provide complimentary transportation.

To book your package, race on over here.

Disney Food Post Round-Up: April 3, 2011

Welcome to April! I hope the weather is starting to warm up for everyone. The Disney Food Blog team has a couple of fantastic news items to share with you this week on the blog, so stay tuned over the next couple of days! In the meantime, here are a few important pieces of Disney food news…

  • We outlined the 2011 United Way Chef’s Gala to be held in Epcot May 21st.
  • Disney World and Disneyland are offering counter-service discount coupons again! Details here.
  • The chefs at Harvest Bistro at Hilton’s Bonnet Creek are creating comfort food. It’s like mom made – with a twist!

AND…I am excited to announce that the Orlando Sentinel’s Daily Disney Blog gave us a glowing write-up on the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining e-Book!! Woo!! Check it out here.

And now, on to the round-up!

A Wedding Cake Blog highlights a Cinderella Castle cake made by the Cake Boss. With the cake pictured in front of the Grand Floridian marina, it looks like guests are staring at the real thing!

Walt Disney World For Grown-Ups demonstrates the reaction most guests display when drinking Beverly at Club Cool. I know you’ve got similar photos in your vacation albums! If not, you’ve got to add this to your next Epcot itinerary ;-)!

StudiosCentral.com takes us on a “MythBusters” analysis of Disney’s Hollywood Studios counter-service restaurants. Since MythBusters is always airing in my house, I loved this unique review! Stop by and see if Matt “Confirmed” or “Busted” the myth that DHS has the worse counter-service restaurants.

WDW Today Podcast has a very food-oriented episode that aired last Sunday and is now up for download! (I was lucky enough to be the guest on the show!!)

Mousejunkies reviews a homemade Disney Dinner party. Food, fun and friends! You’ll recognize many of the tasty creations. Yum!

Main Street Gazette covers one of my favorite places — including some of the best snacks they offer! Head to Starring Rolls Cafe today.

DisneyParks Blog announces new menu items at Disney signature restaurants. Let us know if you’ve sampled any of these tempting creations.

Beer in Florida is hopeful that an upcoming event at the Gaylord Palms will offer better beer. Cheers!

Comfort Food and Mom’s Day Breakfast in Bed at Hilton Bonnet Creek

The Hilton Bonnet Creek is located within the gates of Walt Disney World and continues to offer some incredible dining options and deals for those visiting the parks. In the past few weeks, they’ve featured a couple of interesting options that I hope I’m able to try out.

Blackened Grouper Sandwich

Comfort Food at Harvest Bistro
Comfort Food every day! The Harvest Bistro chefs at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek create comfort food with flair. While traveling, it’s comforting to have a taste of home. Chefs highlight a different comfort food each day using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Meatloaf, Baked Macaroni & Cheese and Barbecue Baby Back Ribs were some of the recent offerings.

Don’t forget that kids 12 and under eat free for breakfast and dinner when an adult meal is purchased! Your reservation can be made by calling 407-597-3600.

Announcing the Breakfast in Bed Experience for Mom
The Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek knows what moms want! Imagine that it’s Mother’s Day morning and the kids are working with the Harvest Bistro staff to make mom breakfast. While they work, mom can enjoy some quiet time. Before delivering breakfast, the kids will also make a fresh flower bouquet!

I love this idea and my son even at age 11 would absolutely delight in helping the Chef create breakfast. This is a creative, innovative and absolutely fun idea for the entire family. I only wish that my family had plans to visit Orlando for Mother’s Day. If you are lucky enough to be in central Florida in May, consider this great treat for Mom! Call 888-353-2013 and reference SRP code P5.

Have you stayed at the Hilton Bonnet Creek or are you considering a trip there? Let us know what you think!