Grande Lakes Orlando is continuing its series of Curated Experiences with a exclusive Michelin Weekend Oct. 7-9. It is a celebration of the inaugural Florida Michelin Manual, which awarded a star to Knife & Spoon at the Ritz-Carlton and named JW Marriott’s Primo a Bib Gourmand advisable restaurant.
But the resort is not just tooting its personal horn, it is invited other regarded cooks to enjoy.
The weekend will kick off with a Mingle with Michelin event Friday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. with Knife & Spoon’s new chef de cuisine, Tyler Kineman, and Primo’s new executive sous chef, Rhys Gawlak. They’ll be joined by Niven Patel, government chef at Ghee Indian Kitchen area, Miami, and Cindy Hutson, executive chef of La Tropical, Coral Gables, and other folks.
On Saturday, two time James Beard Award winner Melissa Kelly of Primo will host Brunch with Melissa and Buddies. All those pals will consist of Hutson Julie Petrakis (The Ravenous Pig) Alexia Gawlak (Swine And Sons) Joanna Kaskiw (Grande Lakes Orlando Pastry) Alexa Delgado (Grande Lakes Orlando Evrbar) and Amanda Gibbons (Primo).
The evening’s function will be Michelin Beneath the Stars, a gala evening meal featuring Mitch Lienhard, whose Michelin-starred activities incorporate stints as chef de partie at Alinea in Chicago, sous chef at Grace in Chicago, government sous chef at Saison in San Francisco, and chef de cuisine at Manresa in Los Gatos, Calif. He’ll be joined by Michael Ferraro, chef and vice president of foodstuff and beverage at Tavistock Restaurant Assortment, and earth-renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
(Pictured from still left, Meliissa Kelly, Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Michael Ferraro.)
Evening meal will include a personal concert showcasing Nashville songwriters Jim Beavers and Jon Nite, adopted by a fireworks finale.
In among lunch and supper, visitors can show up at Fall on the Farm at Whisper Creek Farm, the resort’s 7,000-sq.-foot vegetable backyard. Or you can check out the new cabanas featuring oysters shucked tableside, a ceviche bar, open-hearth skewers and a mixology station.
Breakfast Sunday is at leisure at the extremely superior Florida themed Highball & Harvest on the decreased level of the Ritz.
You can decide on to do the full weekend for $710 for each individual if you are remaining at the resort (and actually, you should take into consideration that) or $810 if you are not. Or you can invest in specific tickets for Friday’s Mingle with Michelin ($225) and Saturday’s Gala Supper ($250).
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