In a world where you get what you pay for it may strike you as counter intuitive that the Four Seasons Orlando Resort would offer Happy Hour discounts. For those overnighting at this luxury property, the cost of a meal or cocktail is really of no consequence is it? The rooms at the Four Seasons are perhaps some of the most expensive in Orlando. What do you get for paying this premium? For starters you get a level of service not seen at surrounding properties save for the Waldorf Astoria or Ritz Carlton perhaps. You also get a non-hurried, uncrowded boutique property feel in all areas of the resort including the lounges.
My husband and I recently shared a meal at Capa, the resorts 17th floor restaurant. You can rad my review here: Exquisite Small Plates to Order When Dining at Capa. I was so enamored with the tapas that I sent out a message via social media a few days later that went something like this…
I am ready to go back to Capa at the Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World. Who wants to join me for Happy Hour?
My girlfriend Lisa (@TasteCookSip) graciously answered the call and we met up at 5:45 on a Monday night.
Once seated at the bar, menu presented, we noticed the “Happy Hour Special”
5-7 PM – MONDAY THRU FRIDAY
$12 Porron Specials – Ask Your Server!
This allowed us to segue into a conversation with Jeff, our friendly bartender. He presented us with a glass serving vessel that I had never seen and explained that it was a porron. The porron is generally used to serve wines but at Capa it is used for cocktails. You have your pick of two different cocktails with a base of whiskey (The Southern Lady) or tequila (The Scorched Orange). We opted for the tequila special.
CAMARENA REPOSADO TEQUILA / ORANGE CHILI SIMPLE SYRUP / ORANGE LIQUEUR / LIME JUICE / CLUB SODA
This pitcher provided four delectable cocktails, two for each of us, and at $12 per person it was a fantastic value. The flavors were fresh and light and much more refined than a happy hour margarita you’d find at a chain restaurant. I can’t wait to come back again to sample the “Southern Lady” (Bourbon, Blueberry Rooibos Tea, Honey, Club Soda) After we had finished our pitcher we inquired about the “free pintxos” offered on the Happy Hour menu. Jeff ran off to the kitchen and reappeared with this.
Pintxos are small bar snacks common in the Basque region of Spain and Capa is a contemporary Spanish-inspired restaurant with influences from that region. Included in this complementary board were:
- Ham wrapped, white asparagus with quail egg
- Guindilla pepper with Spanish olive and Manchego cheese
- Caper berry with anchovy and piquillo pepper
Of course the goal of any establishment offering happy hour is to get you to stay for more food and drink. Lisa and I happily obliged ordering several of the small plates off the Dinner Menu.
GAMBAS $9 (Shrimp/Chili Threads/Romesco) / CERDO $12 (Pork Belly/Apple Butter/Marcona Almonds) / PATATAS BRAVAS $6 (Potato / Smoked Paprika / Black Garlic)
While my girlfriend enjoyed a lovely glass of sangria I opted for a classic dirty vodka martini. Non-happy hour cocktail prices are $16 each.
The real draw of this location during happy hour and beyond, besides the exquisite small plates and service, is the sweeping view of the Walt Disney World Resort during sunset.
Capa Bar is open from 5:00 to 11:00 pm and Capa restaurant is open from 6:00 to 10:00 pm seven days a week. Happy hour is from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Monday through Friday. Valet parking is your only option at the resort. Bring your ticket for validation at the restaurant and pay only $5. Be sure to follow Capa’s Facebook page for the latest news and events.
To see my full review of dinner service reference this post: Exquisite Small Plates to Order When Dining at Capa Restaurant at the Four Seasons Orlando Resort
Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World
10100 Dream Tree Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32836