For those of you who are able to look past the next few days and are already anticipating events in the New Year, consider the first wine dinner of 2020 at La Luce at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creet.
The five-course dinner is Saturday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m. and will feature pairings with Brancaia Wine. Cost is $175 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 407-597-3675 or emailing to [email protected].
And here’s an intriguing twist. According to information from the hotel: “During the evening’s wine experience, a small portion will be conducted via Virtual Reality goggles using YouTube technology. We ask that you come with the YouTube application downloaded on your smartphone in preparation of the festivitites.”
That certainly piques my curiosity.
Here’s chef de cuisine Alberto Navarette Arias’ menu for the evening:
Brancaia Wine Dinner Saturday, January 18, 2020
ANTIPASTO Braciole Italian Stuffed Beef, Currants, Pine Nuts, Tomato, Soft Polenta Taragna
PRIMO Lasagna alla Milanese Braised Veal Ossobuco, Saffron, English Peas, Leeks, Aged Provolone, Orange Gremolata
PESCE Ombrina Arrosto Oven Roasted Mediterranean Stone Bass, Black Venere Risotto, Pancetta, Asparagus, Cipollini, Meyer Lemon Butter Sauce
SECONDO Agnello alla Scottadito Grilled Colorado Lamb Chops, Sauteed Porcini and Fregola Ragu, Swiss Chard, Sicilian Pistachio and Mint Pesto
DOLCE Babà Napoletano Neapolitan Tangerine and Chocolate Mousse