I’m pleased to announce that the holiday edition of Scott Joseph’s Supper Club will be at the elegant Venetian Room at the Caribe Royale, 8101 World Center Drive, Orlando. The Venetian Room, winner of AAA’s Four-Diamond Award, offers one of the last vestiges of old style fine dining. This is going to be a special dinner, and a grand way to celebrate the holidays.
Scott Joseph’s Holiday Supper Club will be Friday, December 9, 2011. We’ll begin at 7 p.m.
Chef Khalid Benghallem and the staff of the Caribe Royale have put together a wonderful four-course dinner with wine pairings for us (take a look at the menu below). It’s going to be a festive evening, and I hope you’ll join me. I’ve arranged a very special Supper Club price of $90 per person for the dinner — that includes tax and gratuity. Anyone who has dined at Venetian Room before knows what a terrific bargain that is.
And how about this? You don’t have to drive home after the dinner. Caribe Royale is offering special $99 room rates to Supper Club members. Want to make a holiday get-away weekend of it? That rate will be extended to you for both Friday and Saturday nights. Caribe Royale is an all-suites resort, so even the basic rooms are spacious one-bedrooms with either two queen-sized beds or a single king-sized bed. Room reservations are handled separately from the Supper Club registration. To get the special room rate, call 800-823-8300 or 407-238-8000 and request the “SJO Supper Club Rate.”
Reservations for the dinner can be made at this link. Only 60 seats are available.
Here’s a look at Chef Khalid’s menu:
Flavors of the holidays
Fire roasted fennel and acorn squash silky bisque with a hint of saffron on a portrait of squab breast and pumpkin seeds
2005 Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc
Star anis and cinnamon scented prosciutto de parma wrapped monkfish filet, black truffles parsnip purée, porcini cream sauce
2007 Etude Pinot Noir Carneros
Pomegranate glazed muscovy duck breast, fall baby vegetables, smoked gouda cheese and yukon gold potato gratin, bing cherries and port wine reduction
2000 Bancroft Ranch Howell Mountain Reserve Merlot Napa Valley
Chestnut cream filled yule log with toasted meringue and cinnamon infused anglaise
2007 Hugel Riesling, Alsace France