Five-Course Menu Highlights Silver Oak and Twomey Wines Along with Top-Quality Harris Ranch Beef and Wild Salmon
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Mary Deatrick, DPR
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ORLANDO (July 9, 2012) — Who says summer foods must be eaten on a paper plate with plastic utensils? A Land Remembered, a AAA Four Diamond classic steakhouse at Orlando’s Rosen Shingle Creek, begs to differ. On Friday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m., A Land Remembered will celebrate elegant summer dining with a five-course wine pairing dinner featuring selections from two California wineries, Silver Oak Cellars and Twomey Cellars.
The evening begins with a welcome reception at 6:30 p.m., during which guests may enjoy a glass of Twomey’s Anderson Valley Pinot Noir as well as a selection of amuse-bouche, including Lemon Myrtle Crusted Tuna Tartare with Watermelon Radish and Soy Pearls, Crimini Mushrooms with Fennel Salami and Ricotta Impastata, Akaushi Sirlion Carpaccio with Black Pepper Parmesan, and Lobster Beignets with Blood Orange Marmalade.
Dinner is served at 7 p.m. and begins with a Mosaic of Beet & Young Vegetable Salad with Tangerine Honey, served with Twomey Sauvignon Blanc. The fish course features Pan Roasted Wild Salmon and Washington State Oysters served with English Peas, a Loaded Potato, and a Spiced Cucumber Mignonette, all expertly paired with a Twomey Merlot. A refreshing Chocolate Sorbet cleanses the palate before the main course is served: Braised Harris Ranch Short Ribs with Parsnip Puree and Pickled Root Vegetables served with twin Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignons, one from its Napa Valley cellar, one from its Alexander Valley cellar, served side by side. The meal concludes with a light dessert of international cheeses, Fromage Blanc Glace, as well as Grilled Peaches with Fresh Berries and Honey Tuile, served with a glass of Taylor’s LBV Port. The menu is under the culinary direction of Rosen Shingle Creek Executive Chef, Jorge Oliveira.
The Silver Oak/Twomey wine dinner is $85 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity. Guest rooms for event guests are available at a discounted rate of $99 plus tax on the night of the dinner only, based
on availability. Guests receive complimentary valet parking when dining at any Rosen Shingle Creek restaurant. For more information, call (407) 996-FOOD (3663).
After reading Patrick Smith’s rich historical novel “A Land Remembered,” chronicling the dogged determination of three generations of Florida pioneers, Rosen Hotels & Resorts’ President & COO Harris Rosen decided, “So precious is Patrick’s book that we have dedicated our entire Shingle Creek theme to it.” The cornerstone of Harris Rosen’s dream resort is his high-end classic steakhouse, which brings to life what Smith so artfully penned — the rugged spirit, natural beauty and colorful history of the state in an era when cotton, cattle and citrus were its prime industries. The upscale, 120-seat restaurant is located at the Shingle Creek Golf Club and provides both golfers and non-golfing patrons with a soothing respite of dark, rich wood, leather banquettes, elegant antiqued brass light fixtures and bronze wildlife sculptures. The stunning yet simple architecture, featuring dramatic wood ceiling beams, floor to ceiling windows and a glass-enclosed wine room steal the spotlight, save for the stunning oversized photos of Florida flora and fauna that adorn the walls, echoing the entrancing view of the golf course and picturesque Shingle Creek. The steakhouse serves only prime cuts of meat including Black Angus Five Diamond Beef from Harris Ranch, an industry leader for more than 30 years. Many of the menu items are named for characters in Smith’s beloved book.
The hotel brought its total in-house dining and lounge options to 14 last year with the opening of two new eateries including Banrai Sushi, a 30-seat sushi bar and restaurant named for the Japanese word for “rest” and Tobias Flats & Watering Hole, which serves a variety of flatbread-based dishes and is also themed for the characters in Patrick Smith’s “A Land Remembered.”
The hotel also boasts the AAA Four Diamond Cala Bella, or “Beautiful Creek” Italian bistro, which offers a Kitchen Presentation Bar for “ringside” views of its culinary artists at work; Café Osceola, featuring freshly prepared buffets and chef cooking stations; and many other convenient dining options.
The AAA Four Diamond, 1,500-room Rosen Shingle Creek is conveniently located at 9939 Universal Blvd., just off the International Drive tourist district and ten minutes from the Orlando International Airport. Among the many honors the hotel has been awarded are Meetings & Conventions (M&C) magazine’s Gold Platter Award, a “best of the best” award which is given only to the top catering departments at convention properties across the country. To book a room, guests may call the Rosen Shingle Creek reservations line at (866) 996-6338. For more information, visit www.rosenshinglecreek.com or call (866) 996-9939. For more information about Rosen Hotels & Resorts, visit www.rosenhotels.com.