Four Seasons Dining Experience

The Four Seasons at Walt Disney World Resort offers fine dining experiences for every occasion. Whether you’re celebrating a holiday or birthday, or simply enjoying a night out with family, the Four Seasons makes every dining experience special.

Capa, the 17th-floor rooftop steakhouse and bar, offers some of the best of Spanish-influenced cuisine. The menu ranges from fresh Florida seafood to small plates and grilled cuts. You can get close to the action with its open kitchen view and wood-burning grill, or enjoy a view of Disney’s nightly fireworks from the outdoor patio. Dining hours are 6-10 p.m. and the attire is ‘Resort Casual’.

Looking for an Italian bite? We love dining at Ravello. Conveniently located on the first floor of the resort, Ravello serves traditional breakfast favorites (6:30 – 11 a.m.) and modern Italian cuisine (5:30 – 10 p.m.). And if you’re hoping to see your favorite characters, this is the place to be. Goofy and His Pals character dining is offered on Thursdays and Saturdays (and select Tuesdays) for a buffet-style breakfast.

If you’ve just arrived but need some fuel before starting your vacation, stop by for a quick bite to eat at Lickety Split. This lobby lounge is open daily (6 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.) and offers savory quick bites, breakfast pastries, gelato and more— perfect for guests on the go.

The Four Seasons Resort at Golden Oak

The Four Seasons at Walt Disney World Resort offers one of the most exquisite Resort experiences in Central Florida. The offered services and amenities are the perfect mix of the Four Seasons’ style and elegance and Walt Disney World’s renowned customer service.

Choose a view for your visit— park or lake view, or a serene look at Disney’s Golden Oak resort community. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, thick Terry bathrobes, hypoallergenic bedding, access to 24-hour in-room dining and twice-daily housekeeping services.

Your vacation begins now. Unwind in the sun and enjoy the Four Seasons’ adult pool, family pool, interactive splash zone, winding lazy river and water slides. Recreational activities include tennis, fitness facilities, dive-in movies and a complimentary kids’ camp.

Shop around in the boutiques of the Four Seasons Resort. With a wide range of stylish apparel, swimwear, footwear and accessories for both men and women, enjoy a personal shopping experience, VIP trunk shows, designer appearances and shopping parties.

Golf packages are available at the Tranquilo Golf Club. Designed by Tom Fazio, this certified Audubon sanctuary is named to reflect the Spanish style of the resort and pay homage to the Florida landscape and abundant wildlife.

End your evenings with grand dining experiences at the Four Seasons at Walt Disney World. Choose a delightful meal at Ravello, the resort’s home for Italian cuisine, or take the elevator up to the 17th-floor rooftop steakhouse for the best of Spanish-influenced cuisine and a view of Disney’s nightly fireworks.

The Four Seasons Resort at Golden Oak

The Four Seasons at Walt Disney World Resort offers one of the most exquisite Resort experiences in Central Florida. The offered services and amenities are the perfect mix of the Four Seasons’ style and elegance and Walt Disney World’s renowned customer service.

Choose a view for your visit— park or lake view, or a serene look at Disney’s Golden Oak resort community. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, thick Terry bathrobes, hypoallergenic bedding, access to 24-hour in-room dining and twice-daily housekeeping services.

Your vacation begins now. Unwind in the sun and enjoy the Four Seasons’ adult pool, family pool, interactive splash zone, winding lazy river and water slides. Recreational activities include tennis, fitness facilities, dive-in movies and a complimentary kids’ camp.

Shop around in the boutiques of the Four Seasons Resort. With a wide range of stylish apparel, swimwear, footwear and accessories for both men and women, enjoy a personal shopping experience, VIP trunk shows, designer appearances and shopping parties.

Golf packages are available at the Tranquilo Golf Club. Designed by Tom Fazio, this certified Audubon sanctuary is named to reflect the Spanish style of the resort and pay homage to the Florida landscape and abundant wildlife.

End your evenings with grand dining experiences at the Four Seasons at Walt Disney World. Choose a delightful meal at Ravello, the resort’s home for Italian cuisine, or take the elevator up to the 17th-floor rooftop steakhouse for the best of Spanish-influenced cuisine and a view of Disney’s nightly fireworks.

Restaurant Row

It’s Friday night in Orlando. Where to go?

Sand Lake Road’s Restaurant Row is our top recommendation. Just a quick drive from the Orange County Convention Center, there are a ton of bars and restaurants to choose from.

Though we love them all, here’s our Top 5 Favorites:

Eddie V’s

This fine-dining chain featuring steak and seafood menu items is a perfect date spot. With dishes like hand-cut filet mignon, shrimp selections, lobster tacos and lamb chops, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Corona Cigar Company
This cigar shop is a great place for a night out with the guys. Its walk-in humidor and smoking & wine lounge with patio seats welcome a comfortable atmosphere to enjoy one or two of the 2 million cigars in stock.

Rocco’s Tacos
Rocco’s Tacos is the perfect place for a fun date night or a night out with friends. This buzzing Mexican hot spot serves delicious dishes and snacks, and offers more than 400 varieties of tequila! It’s a fun, casual environment with a unique open dining area.

The Melting Pot

As the original fondue restaurant, the Melting Pot offers guests several fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique dishes. The fondue restaurant has a wide range of seasonal and fixed menu options, from appetizers to desserts.

Bar Louie 

Bar Louie is a fun place to meet up with friends or grab a quick bite to eat. We love the appetizers and burgers, great to order with a round of drinks. The bar mixes martinis, sangrias, margaritas, mojitos and more.

Restaurant Row

It’s Friday night in Orlando. Where to go?

Sand Lake Road’s Restaurant Row is our top recommendation. Just a quick drive from the Orange County Convention Center, there are a ton of bars and restaurants to choose from.

Though we love them all, here’s our Top 5 Favorites:

Eddie V’s

This fine-dining chain featuring steak and seafood menu items is a perfect date spot. With dishes like hand-cut filet mignon, shrimp selections, lobster tacos and lamb chops, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Corona Cigar Company
This cigar shop is a great place for a night out with the guys. Its walk-in humidor and smoking & wine lounge with patio seats welcome a comfortable atmosphere to enjoy one or two of the 2 million cigars in stock.

Rocco’s Tacos
Rocco’s Tacos is the perfect place for a fun date night or a night out with friends. This buzzing Mexican hot spot serves delicious dishes and snacks, and offers more than 400 varieties of tequila! It’s a fun, casual environment with a unique open dining area.

The Melting Pot

As the original fondue restaurant, the Melting Pot offers guests several fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique dishes. The fondue restaurant has a wide range of seasonal and fixed menu options, from appetizers to desserts.

Bar Louie 

Bar Louie is a fun place to meet up with friends or grab a quick bite to eat. We love the appetizers and burgers, great to order with a round of drinks. The bar mixes martinis, sangrias, margaritas, mojitos and more.

Take a Stroll on Celebration’s Walking/Bike Trails

IMG_4808IMG_4837IMG_4827IMG_4859IMG_4861celebration fl real estate bike trailsOne of Celebration’s greatest amenities is the large circuit walking/bike trails. There are miles and miles of them. We love using them to walk downtown or to bike to the many parks and pools.

The trails wind their way through every village as you can see from the Trail Map below, and they offer glimpses of wildlife as well as a charming way to get from point A to B.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some shots of my walk to the Post Office in downtown Celebration this past Saturday.

Enjoy:)

Resolve to Take Control of Your Finances This Year – Part 2

Well I have given you about a week to analyze how you spend your money and get a budget started. Now let’s see if we can’t scale some of those regular expenses back. Let’s do a quick AUDIT!

How often do we sign up for something that we don’t use? Seeing as how I have lots of unread magazines sitting in a sorter next to my desk, I would say pretty often. I am sure that when you went through your bank and credit cards statements you found recurring expenses for things you don’t even use.

Well just like when you declutter your home, you need to get rid of things you don’t use. If you have a cell phone plan that gives you 1000 minutes and you only use 200 per month, call and change your plan. If you have a subscription service to something like Netflix and you can’t remember the last time you used it, then cancel it.  Initially these things don’t seem like a big deal. I mean Netflix is only $8.99 per month, but over a year that’s almost $100 wasted. The same things goes for the cell phone plan. You don’t have to make huge sacrifices to save money. You can start as simply as just canceling the things you don’t use.

The next step in your annual audit should be to compare the cost of some of your necessary expenses. Of course, you can’t cancel your car insurance to save money, but you can shop around for new quotes to make sure you have the best and most affordable plan for your lifestyle. A few years back, I started doing this annually, and I was able to save over $600 per year by changing my home insurance and auto insurance carriers, and I have exactly the same coverage as before.

I know this step sound tedious, but you can complete most of this in one afternoon. One afternoon could save you thousands of dollars per year! It’s important to do this step every year to make sure you are not wasting money on unused expenditures.

So Much Construction at Downtown Disney

For any of you who have been over to Downtown Disney in the last 6 weeks or so, you can surely see the massive amount of construction that is taking place. You also know that due to this construction, the parking situation is not ideal to say the least. A few of the parking lots are actually closed altogether and some have limited space.  If you are taking in a movie or have dinner reservations, plan some extra time to get a parking spot.

The good news is that all this frustration will lead to a new and better use of the Downtown Disney area. They are changing the theming and look to offer a offer a more contemporary and eclectic mix of restaurants and stores for guest and local residents to enjoy, and of course, it will all be family friendly. Many big name retailers and restauranteurs will join with Disney as part of this new project named Disney Springs.

Upon completion, Disney Springs will go from having 75 offerings to 150 retail and restaurant venues. The Disney Company used its natural setting of Florida to draw inspiration for the different area themes. You will see the waterfront town and Florida nature influence in the 4 outdoor neighborhoods.  Construction will be completed and opened in phases with the first offerings opened this Spring and full completion some time in 2016.

Disney has not released a full list of all of the new shops and eateries yet, but I did see a sign for one that is sure to please.  I know that I am certainly looking forward to trying out all of the new restaurants.  Strictly for blog purposes, of course:)

Even the Mouse needs his daily boost!
Even the Mouse needs his daily boost!

Mirasol at Celebration Releases Phase 1

On Wednesday, December 11, the new owner/developer for Mirsaol at Celebration released 7 units for sale as part of their first phase. With a Main Village location right next to the commercial district, Mirasol is a much soughafter community. It has wonderful, private amenities such as a spa, fitness center, community pool, business center and concierge. The formal lobby offers an upscale feel and houses the onsite concierge who is happy to assist residents with everything from handling packages to making dinner reservations. Residents also enjoy exclusive events such as weekened brunches and monthly chef demonstrations. Every unit comes complete with a security system and the lobby is locked after hours. These security features make the building a perfect stress-free second home choice or primary residence. It is also important to note that all units have elevator access.

The units released this week range in size from 1 to 3 bedroom units and prices start at $247,000. If you would like more information or wish to schedule a tour, please feel free to contact me any time at jana@homesbynectar.com or 321-697-8230. I have floor plans and additional photographs that I can share. As a preferred Realtor for this property I will be getting inventory notices first. So if you are not ready now but want to be notified when future units come on the market, send me your email address. I will then add you to my priority list and reach out to you when new units hit the market.

Mirasol at Celebration
Mirasol at Celebration

Dining: Spotlight on Artist Point

One of our favorite things to do is go out to eat out ,and being so close to Disney, there are just too many options to name. One of our ultimate favorites though is the upscale eatery at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Artist Point.

This has long been a favorite destination of ours. We love the lodge-style architecture and the view of the waterfall and Bay Lake from the windows surrounding the dining room. There are also gorgeous murals painted on the walls and ceilings.  It is a very peaceful, elegant dining experience.  Of course you can have all of the ambience in the world, but what counts is the food.

The food choices are all from the specific Northwest and change seasonally.  They offer wonderful seafood and game choices as well as vegetarian options. They also have an extensive wine list that showcases over 130 wines from wineries in the Pacific Northwest Region.   Artist Point at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

 

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Here’s what I had:

Wine – Sylvan Ridge Muscat

Appetizer – Kettle Steamed Penn Cove Mussels

Dinner – Grilled Center Cut Filet

Dessert – (Yes, I still managed to fit in dessert.) Artist Point Cobbler

To see all of the yummy options there, check out the Current Artist Point Menu .

Next you want to try out a new restaurant, call and make a reservation at Artist Point.  You will not be disappointed!