Wow, I can’t believe the 2017 Food Wine Conference has come and gone already! A great time was had by all, from all the absolutely wonderful food and wine, to all the informative classes and fabulous speakers. But what I want to highlight for you is where the conference was held, at the beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida.
I look forward to this conference every year, partly because of this hotel. The hotel and property really are beautiful (and I love that each room has its own mini fridge!!). Relax poolside and take a dip in one of the four heated pools or two hot tubs; play a quick game of tennis on their tennis courts; shoot some hoops on the basketball court; how about a game of volleyball on the sand volleyball court; stroll the nature and walking trails; relax at the spa; play a round of golf at the golf club; maybe even go back to your childhood and play a few video games in the game room.
One of the unique things at the hotel is the finch family housed in the main lobby. Aren’t they cute?!
There is a wide variety of unique eateries, from fine dining Italian cuisine and elaborate buffets, to the casual atmosphere of the poolside bar and grille. On the first night of the conference, attendees are treated to The Taste of Rosen Shingle…delicious tastings from many of their restaurants.
As if these food pics don’t make you drool, the family style dinner served on the second night of the conference will. First, this is what you are greeted with upon entering the dinner. Nice, huh?!
Then, dinner itself…check out this menu…
Believe me, all the food they served was absolutely delicious…the shrimp and grits were the best I have ever had!
On Sunday, classes moved right next door to the Rosen College of Hospitality, a 159,000 square foot, state of the art, Mediterranean resort-style campus, which is the largest facility ever built for hospitality management education.
All I can say is, if you are looking for one of the best blogger conferences to attend, this is the one for you. I can’t wait for next year!
Disclosure: As always, opinions in this post are my own, but I received an offer of a discounted conference registration for being a Brand Ambassador.