Grande Lakes Orlando – Spring 2022 – Event and Activity Guide – The Ritz Carlton and JW Marriott Grande Lakes

The latest and greatest event and activity guide from the Grande Lakes Orlando team has been released for Spring 2022 –

Below are a few of the new selections pertaining to dining highlights this season:

Dining Offerings 

HIGHBALL & HARVEST
Southern inspired cuisine, handcrafted cocktails. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

KNIFE & SPOON
Signature New American steak and seafood-forward cookery conceived and led by award-winning Chef John Tesar. Open for dinner.

BLEU BAR & FOOD
Poolside restaurant and bar, featuring classic burgers and salads with fun twists.
Open from lunch to dusk.

FIRST DROP
Locally roasted coffee, fresh juices, handcrafted milkshakes, sandwiches, salads, pastries and snacks.

FAIRWAYS PUB
Signature clubhouse fare and a variety of draught beer and scotches. Located at The Golf Club. Open for lunch.

VITALE SPA CAFÉ
Featuring healthy cuisine including power drinks, smoothies and salads located at The Spa. Open for lunch.

LOBBY LOUNGE
Reimagined cocktails in the “sunroom chic” solarium.

The Ritz-Carlton – Spring 2022 Special Events

EASTER THEMED-CRAFTS
Offered during Ritz-Kids Open House – Friday, April 15 – Sunday, April 17, 10am – 11:30am

EASTER EGG HUNT
Experience the classic Easter activity at our beautiful Whisper Creek Farms. Each child will get to keep the prizes found in eggs as well as their own Easter basket. April 17, 10:30am – 11:30am $65 per child – Reservations required, call 407-393-4977

EASTER BRUNCH AT KNIFE & SPOON
Now open! Voted #1 2020 Best New Restaurant in Orlando (Orlando Weekly) and one of the Top 3 2020 Best New Restaurants in the U.S. (USA Today 10 Best), Knife & Spoon features New American steak and seafood conceived and led by award-winning chef, John Tesar.

Sunday, April 17, 12pm – 7pm. 250++
Reservations required, call 407-393-4034

EASTER AT HIGHBALL & HARVEST
This Southern-inspired restaurant pays homage to days gone by and provides the ideal setting to make your celebration together truly special. The menu features ingredients from local farms and the resort’s own garden. Á la carte menu and special menu insert.

Sunday April 17, Breakfast 7am – 11am,
Lunch 11:30am – 2pm and
Dinner 5:30pm – 10pm

Reservations required, call 407-393-4034
For overnight resort guests only.

MOTHER’S DAY TEA
Treat Mom to our signature Mother’s Day Tea with live entertainment. Includes a
special gift for Mom. Saturday, May 7 & Sunday, May 8 at 11am & 3pm
The Ritz-Carlton Lobby Lounge, $95 per person
Reservations required, call 407-393-4034

MOTHER’S DAY AT THE SPA POOL
This Mother’s Day, give the gift of relaxation with a treatment at The Ritz-Carlton Spa. Give in to the soothing elements of nature and emerge refreshed, relaxed and revitalized. This
wellness retreat offers 40 treatment rooms, a full salon and an array of services. Between or post-treatment, relax in the outdoor lap pool or enjoy a healthy meal at Vitale, a Spa Café featuring a Moet Ice and Mimosa Bar. Saturday, May 7 & Sunday, May 8, 1 1am – 3pm
Reservations required, call 407-393-4200

MOTHER’S DAY-THEMED CRAFTS
Offered during Ritz-Kids Open House
Friday, May 6 – Sunday, May 8,
10am – 11:30am

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH AT HIGHBALL & HARVEST
This Southern-inspired restaurant pays homage to days gone by and provides the ideal setting to make your celebration together truly special. The menu features ingredients from local farms and the resort’s own garden.
Sunday, May 8, 12:30pm – 7pm
Reservations required, call 407-393-4034

MOTHER’S DAY AT KNIFE & SPOON
Now open! Voted #1 2020 Best New Restaurant in Orlando (Orlando Weekly) and one of the Top 3 2020 Best New Restaurants in the U.S. (USA Today 10 Best), Knife & Spoon features New American steak and seafood conceived and led by award-winning chef, John Tesar. Á la carte menu and special menu insert.
Sunday, May 8, 12pm – 7pm.
Reservations required, call 407-393-4034

ANIMAL SHOW

Experience the wild side of Florida. Meet a knowledgeable and entertaining Gator Wrangler from GATORLAND who will share stories of close encounters with some of the world’s most feared predators.

May 29th at 3:30 PM Location TBA.
Open to all Resort Guests

MOVIE ON THE LAWN
Enjoy a family friendly movie on Saturday, May 28 at 6:30pm Located on Da Vinci Lawn.

MEMORIAL DAY AT HIGHBALL & HARVEST:
This Southern-inspired restaurant pays homage to days gone by and provides the ideal setting to make your celebration together truly special. The menu features ingredients from local farms and the resort’s own garden. Á la carte menu and special menu insert.
Sunday, May 29, Lunch 11:30am – 4pm and Dinner 5:30pm – 10pm
Reservations required, call 407-393-4034

MEMORIAL DAY
SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS!
Sunday, May 29, 9pm. Complimentary
for overnight resort guests only.

Introducing Knife Burger
Three-time James Beard “Best Southwest Chef” semifinalist, Top Chef season 10 contestant and head chef of our own Knife & Spoon, John Tesar, brings us Knife Burger, located poolside at the JW Marriott.

It is his mission to bring you the best tasting patty in town, that’s why we source our beef from high-quality, Texas raised cattle. We are proud to source our beef from cattle that is Texas raised. You’ll want to try out 44 Farms ground sirloin patty. Once you do, you’ll never look back! If you haven’t tried the ozersky, magic burger or our pimento cheese burger you are seriously missing out.

PRIMO BY MELISSA KELLY
Experience sensible contemporary Italian cuisine at its best. Open for dinner.

CITRON, AN AMERICAN BRASSERIE
Enjoy contemporary and colorful American cuisine. Open for breakfast.

WHISPER CREEK FARM: THE KITCHEN
Farm-inspired comfort food and craft beer. Open for dinner.

KNIFE BURGER
Burgers and shakes from Celebrity Chef John Tesar along with all of your favorite pool side frosty delights serving up all spring. Open from lunch to dusk.

STARBUCKS®
Serving your favorite beverages, snacks and pastries.

LOBBY LOUNGE
Overlooking the resort’s scenic gardens and lakes, the elegant lobby lounge serves appetizers, craft beer and wine by the tap, glass and bottle.

JW Marriott – Spring 2022 Special Events

EASTER WEEKEND CARNIVAL AND FOOD TRUCK RALLY

Games, arts, crafts, food trucks with your favorite treats, join the fun all weekend long! Saturday, April 16 – 17, 11am – 5pm
Valencia Patio

EASTER BREAKFAST BUFFET AT CITRON

Energize your morning with delicious breakfast dishes at Citron.
Sunday, April 17, 7am – 12pm

EASTER BRUNCH AT PRIMO

The newly renovated Primo welcomes you for Easter Brunch. Enter Mediterranean inspired
bliss on your Easter morning.
Sunday, April 17th, 10am – 3pm
Open to resort guests.

PRIMO MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION

Reward Mom with some of Melissa Kelly’s brunch favorites and assorted spritz
cocktails at the newly renovated Primo restaurant. Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, 10am – 3pm

THEMED BUFFET NIGHTS AT CITRON FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Enjoy our culinary team’s amazing creations accompanied by live entertainment Saturday & Sunday, May 28 & 29

MEMORIAL DAY
SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS
Sunday, May 29, 9:00pm
Complimentary for overnight resort guests only.

for more information, visit: grandelakesorlando.com