Our Five Course Damilano Italian Wine Pairing Dinner at La Luce in the Hilton Bonnet Creek

Our Five Course Italian Wine Pairing Dinner at La Luce in the Hilton Bonnet Creek

I am at the Walt Disney World Resort quite frequently and as a local, many of those Walt Disney World trips include a stop at the Hilton Bonnet Creek.

Our Five Course Italian Wine Pairing Dinner at La Luce in the Hilton Bonnet Creek

Last weekend my husband and I decided to staycation at the Bonnet Creek Hilton and my Friday night included a $99 five-course Damilano Italian wine pairing dinner at the resort’s signature dining location La Luce.

Our Five Course Italian Wine Pairing Dinner at La Luce in the Hilton Bonnet Creek

Il Cibo Della Vita, as it was called, was an exclusive wine pairing experience featuring Damilano, one of the oldest wineries in Barolo, Italy.

Il Cibo Della Vita, an exclusive wine pairing experience featuring Damilano, one of the oldest wineries in Barolo, Italy.

We were received with a beautiful glass of sparkling Prosecco before beginning our two hour culinary journey.

APERITIVO COURSE

Our Five Course Italian Wine Pairing Dinner at La Luce in the Hilton Bonnet Creek

Spiedini di Polipo alla Griglia
grilled octopus skewers, saffron and olive oil mashed potatoes, tomato and black olive salsa
(Langhe Arneis Wine Pairing)

INSALATA COURSE

Our Five Course Italian Wine Pairing Dinner at La Luce in the Hilton Bonnet Creek

Testarossa
red cabbage, bacon, apples, moscatel vinaigrette, shropshire blue cheese
(Barbera d’Asti Wine Pairing)

PASTA COURSE

Our Five Course Italian Wine Pairing Dinner at La Luce in the Hilton Bonnet Creek
Spinach Tagliatelle al Cinghiale
wild boar ragu, tomato, aged provolone
(Barolo Lecinquevigne Wine Pairing)

RISOTTO COURSE

Our Five Course Italian Wine Pairing Dinner at La Luce in the Hilton Bonnet Creek

Al Funghi
black pepper crusted fillet mignon, wild mushrooms, artichokes, reggiano
(Barolo Cannubi Wine Pairing)

DOLCE COURSE

Our Five Course Italian Wine Pairing Dinner at La Luce in the Hilton Bonnet Creek

Dessert
chocolate and dulce de leche crunchy mousse, buttery sable, pear marmalade
(Barolo Chinato Wine Pairing)

Special care was taken to make sure that everyone’s dietary needs were met. Pescaterian and vegetarian options were offered throughout the evening.

Our Five Course Italian Wine Pairing Dinner at La Luce in the Hilton Bonnet Creek

Our Five Course Italian Wine Pairing Dinner at La Luce in the Hilton Bonnet Creek

There are honestly no words superlative enough to describe the team here. It’s the reason I return time and time again. These folks treat you like family!

Our Five Course Italian Wine Pairing Dinner at La Luce in the Hilton Bonnet Creek

All of the wines at our Damilano dinner were supplied by Vias Imports, a premier Italian wine importer specializing in small high-quality producers from 20 Italian regions for 33 years. I ended up purchasing a bottle of the Arneis (the only white wine served) and taking it up to our room to enjoy with a beautiful cheeseboard the following evening.

Our Five Course Italian Wine Pairing Dinner at La Luce in the Hilton Bonnet Creek

…which  was followed up by another dinner service at La Luce. Yes I love it that much!

La Luce in the Hilton Bonnet Creek

I’ll be eagerly  anticipating the next wine pairing event here and will keep you abreast of those dates via social media.

La Luce
at the Hilton Bonnet Creek
14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Ln.
Orlando, FL 32821
407-597-3600
Open daily for dinner 6 – 11pm
LaLuceOrlando.com

Special thanks to the team at Hilton Bonnet Creek for hosting me at this exclusive wine pairing event.