Summertime is cause for celebration, and the award-winning Rosen Shingle Creek is helping patrons celebrate good times throughout the summer with its first-ever “Rosen Shingle Creek Summer Spirits Series.” The three-part dining series will offer something for every taste, from simple to sophisticated, with each event highlighting a different spirit and style of cuisine from Rosen Shingle Creek’s award-winning AAA Four Diamond restaurants:
· Saturday, June 11: “Scotch. Cigars. Seven Course Tasting.” at A Land Remembered
· Saturday, July 9: “Microbrews and Gourmet Burgers Night” at A Land Remembered
· Saturday, Aug. 13: “Andiamo Italia” at Cala Bella Italian bistro, featuring six courses of Italian cuisines and wines
Each Summer Spirits event is $55 plus tax and gratuity per person, or patrons may reserve seating for the entire three-part series for a discounted rate of $150 plus tax and gratuity per person. Discounted rooms of $99 plus tax on the night of each dinner only for event guests, based on availability. Guests receive complimentary valet parking when dining at any Rosen Shingle Creek restaurant. For more information, call (407) 996-FOOD (3663).
The Rosen Shingle Creek Summer Spirits Series kicks off Saturday, June 11 with “Scotch. Cigars. Seven Course Tasting.” at A Land Remembered classic steakhouse. According to the website, www.artofmanliness.com, “No other spirit has been associated with manhood like scotch whisky. Whether it’s the hooking punch in the mouth or just the raw and earthy process by which it is brought forth from barley and water, scotch has held a prominent place in the lives of men from kings to authors to titans of industry.”
Aspiring royals, “titans of industry” and other manly men and their companions are encouraged to indulge in Rosen Shingle Creek’s seven-course tasting of fine Scotches and Scotch-inspired cuisines, including: Confit of Duck served with Mushroom Ragout and Port Wine Glaze paired with a 15-year-old Dalwhinnie; a Lobster Bisque Shot with White Truffle Crème Fraiche paired with a 10-year old Glenkinchie; a Hydroponic Bibb and Red Oak Salad with Maytag Blue Cheese, Peppered Applewood Bacon, Toasted Walnuts and Roasted Vidalia Vinaigrette accompanied by a Cragganmore 12-year; Herbed Lamb Loin Pan Jus served with Stewed Northern Beans and Butter Poached Asparagus along with a very rare 18-year-old Glenmorangie; Chilean Sea Bass with Smoked Chili Sauce and Fried Potato Sticks paired with Glenmorangie Finalta; Smoked Blue Cheese and Cheddar Chocolate Stout with Wild Strawberries in Balsamic with a 10-year Ardberg. The grand finale is Chef David’s Exotic Chocolate with Glenmorangie La Santa, followed by a complimentary Don Tomas Allegro Cigar.
The series continues Saturday, July 9 with “Microbrews and Gourmet Burgers,” a celebration of craft beers, including Rosen Hotels & Resorts’ own home-brew, Alligator Drool, served with a variety of gourmet mini-burgers or “sliders.”
On Saturday, Aug. 13, the Summer Spirits Series concludes with “Andiamo Italia” meaning “Let’s go to Italy!” at Cala Bella Italian bistro. The six-course Italian meal will be paired with six premium Italian wines.