Orlando Flavor: A Taste of Italy in the Sunshine State

 

Accomplice is excited to be partnering with Loews Hotel Portofino Bay. We developed a special flavor for their FLAVOR by Loews Hotel program. Read more about it from their blog post.

Orlando Flavor: A Taste of Italy in the Sunshine State
(Posted originally on Loews Hotels #wishyouwerehere blog)

Orlando is renowned for its world-famous theme parks, but its emerging food and culinary scene is giving locals and visitors alike even more reasons to savor their time in the City Beautiful. With the launch of Flavor by Loews Hotels, our hyper-local food and beverage program, you can experience some of Florida’s unique flavors while enjoying our Italian seaside village at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, a South Seas paradise at Loews Royal Pacific Resort or a Caribbean island escape at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort.

We’ll share more about all our vendors here in the future, but first up, we’re headed to Italy! Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is a re-creation of the charming Italian village of Portofino, Italy, but you’ll find locally sourced ingredients in dishes served throughout the resort. From freshly baked bread and gourmet gelato to our exclusive lemon basil cider, our local partners infuse authentic tastes of Italy into the menus in our restaurants, in-room dining and special events. That means whether you visit Loews Portofino Bay for business or pleasure, you’ll experience the uniquely local flavors that bring our version of Italy to life.

Accomplice Brewery & Ciderworks

Matt Stetson and Felonice Merriman are co-owners of Accomplice Brewery & Ciderworks, which serves up handcrafted fruit-infused hard ciders at their West Palm Beach taproom. As a sixth-generation cidermaker, Matt started experimenting with gluten-free recipes after he and Felonice started dating and he learned she had celiac disease. This passion turned into a business and today their ciders can be found on tap at bars and restaurants throughout South Florida.

Known for their unique and innovative recipes, Matt and Felonice created a lemon basil cider exclusive to Loews Portofino Bay Hotel with a nod to notable flavors from Italian cuisine. Take a seat at our harborside bar, Thirsty Fish, and unwind from the day with a glass of this flavorful cider. You’ll also have a great view to enjoy the nightly performance from Musica Della Notte’s opera singers. The cider is also served at Bar American, Splendido’s, Mama Della’s and Trattoria del Porto.

As you can see (and hopefully as you will soon taste!), our local partners like Olde Hearth Bread Company, Duomo Gelato and Accomplice Brewery & Ciderworks help us bring all the delicious flavors of Italy to Loews Portofino Bay, located in the middle of all the action at Universal Orlando Resort. For more information on Flavor by Loews Hotels, visit www.loewshotels.com/flavor.

Kathy joined Loews at Universal Orlando Resort in June 2016. She has called many Florida cities home, but thinks Orlando is the best place to live, work and play. Kathy enjoys bargain shopping, going to concerts and watching sports, particularly college football. Go USF Bulls!

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