As part of its Fun and Wine Weekend at the end of this month, Grande Lakes Orlando will be hosting an epicurean adventure across its many restaurants at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando and JW Marriott Orlando. Located directly next door to each other on the sprawling Grande Lakes property, these hotels house a bevy of gourmet pitstops worthy of your palate.

The July 31st Pub Crawl will make seven stops during the guided tour to various restaurants. At each location, guests will enjoy a specialty beverage paired with a signature food item. From fine wine and fresh pasta in Primo, to Southern inspired cuisine and hand crafted cocktails in Highball & Harvest, guests will dive into the diverse flavors of this food-focused destination.

1. Fairways Pub
Beer Battered Grouper
Choice of house wine or draft beer

2. Citron, An America Brasserie
Crab Cake
Grande Orange cocktail

3. Primo, by Melissa Kelly
Ricotta Cavatelli & Italian Sausage
Red wine: Valenti “Norma”, Etna Rosso, Sicily, Italy

4. Whisper Creek Farm: The Kitchen
Kale Pesto Flatbread
Surplus honey citrus ale

5. Surprise Stop

6. The Ritz-Carlton Lobby Lounge
Cubano Bites
Choice of cocktail or beer

7. Highball & Harvest
Shrimp & Grits
Choice of beer or cask wine
Dessert Reception

Menu items are subject to change.

Friday, July 31, 2015
6:30pm – 10pm
$125 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Reservations: 407-393-4648

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Whisper Creek Farm: The Kitchen features beer brewed on site and farm-to-table fare.

Two other events will be taking place that weekend:

Southern BBQ Class at Highball & Harvest
Saturday, August 1, 9am – 3pm

Highball & Harvest's southern trained BBQ chefs will show you how to cook great, southern BBQ at home. Beer Can Chicken, Cedar Plank Salmon, and mouth-watering ribs will be the focus of the morning. After lunch, learn how to make specialty cocktails that will pair nicely with BBQ.

$100 per person (includes lunch), plus tax and gratuity.

White Apron Culinary Competition at Highball & Harvest
Sunday, August 2, 10am – 2pm

This hands-on cooking experience lets YOU do all the cooking! Attendees will be split into teams, each led by a Ritz-Carlton Chef. Teams will then have 2 hours to create an appetizer, entree and dessert to share with the entire group and judges. Judges will vote based on presentation and flavor; prizes will be awarded to the winning team.

$100 per person (includes lunch), plus tax and gratuity.

Reservations required (407) 393-4648.

Special rates for overnight accommodations are available when booking your reservation for any of these “Fun and Dine Weekend” events. Space is limited; subject to change without notice. Prices do not include tax or gratuities.

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Highball & Harvest at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando