Rosen Centre Pairs Hot Flavors with Cool Tastes in Final Vine & Dine Event of the Year Themed “Fire & Ice” Wine Pairing Dinner Friday, Oct. 26 Promises to Tease and Tantalize Taste Buds with Contrast of Flavors

They say opposites attract, so Chef Fred Vlachos is putting that theory to the test at Rosen Centre’s final Vine & Dine wine pairing dinner of 2012 to be held Friday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. The “Fire and Ice” themed dinner will contrast warm, spicy and smoky dishes with chilled or refreshing tastes, or those that simply evoke warmer and cooler climes, to tantalize and surprise the senses.

The five-course meal begins with an appetizer course of Chilled Oysters with Asian Mignonette and Wakame Salad, accompanied by a Domaine St. Michelle Luxe Blanc de Blancs, followed by a second course of spicy Shrimp Fra Diablo served with Squash Blossom and Goat Cheese Foam and an Eroica Riesling. A fiery yet cool Goldschlager Sorbet will cleanse the palate prior to the main course: a Smoked Duck Breast topped with Huckleberry Verjus Sauce, Sweet Potato Rosti and Sugar Snap Peas and served with Col Solare. The dessert is a perfectly themed Pumpkin and Cinnamon Cheesecake layered between gingerbread cookies topped with toasted meringue. The dessert course will be served with Inniskillin Vidal Icewine.

Each Vine & Dine event begins with a reception in Everglades Bar featuring a welcome wine or unique wine cocktail. The group then adjourns to Everglades restaurant, offering a comfortable, yet refined setting that evokes the natural beauty and relaxed atmosphere of the Florida Everglades for a multi-course gourmet dinner highlighted by fresh, seasonal ingredients and wines expertly selected to complement the cuisine. During dinner, guests may engage in casual conversation about wines with an experienced wine maker or knowledgeable sommelier chosen for each event. Guests can also enter to win exciting raffle prizes, such as bottles of wine, wine-related items or hotel stays. An intimate dining experience, each Vine & Dine event is limited to no more than 40 guests, ensuring personal attention for each attendee.

The cost of each Vine & Dine dinner is $75 per person, plus tax and 20 percent gratuity. Diners may make their evenings even more special by spending the night in a deluxe guest room for a special rate. As with all Everglades dining experiences, valet parking is complimentary.

Vine & Dine dinners can be customized for private group events. The Everglades restaurant’s extensive wine list, which features an array of wines from all regions, winemaking styles and price points, allows the culinary team to work with event and meeting planners to arrange unique experiences within any budget. The restaurant also offers an extensive selection of organic wines from wineries that share the hotel’s passion for protecting the environment and creating quality products in a sustainable manner.

For Vine & Dine reservations and more details, call 407-996-8560. For more information, visit or

Rosen Centre has received Meetings & Conventions’ prestigious Gold Platter Award, which is given to select properties throughout the nation that demonstrate creative and culinary excellence. Just minutes away from the Orlando International Airport and the area’s most popular theme parks and attractions, Rosen Centre is located at 9840 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819. For more information, visit or call (800) 800-9840.
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