Sixth Annual Vine & Dine Series Beginning with “An Evening in Oregon”

Now celebrating the sixth year of its popular “Vine & Dine” wine and food pairing dinner series, the award-winning Rosen Centre hotel in Orlando is proud to announce the dates for its 2012 series. The five-event series offers a variety of creative themes, as well as a wide range of fine food and acclaimed wines designed to please every palate.

Rosen Centre Head Chef Michael Rumplik and Everglades Head Chef Fred Vlachos
sharing special dishes from a recent Vine & Dine event.

The series begins Jan. 27, 2012 with “An Evening in Oregon” featuring Jesse Lange, general manager/winemaker of Lange Estate Winery & Vineyards in Willamette Valley, Oregon.

Subsequent Vine & Dine events will take place March 23, May 18, July 27 and Oct. 26, 2012.

A family owned and operated winery started by Jesse’s parents, Don and Wendy Lange in 1987, Lange Estate Winery & Vineyards sets the standard for hand-crafted Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. The winery has been named the 2011 Winery of the Year by the wine website, while proclaimed Lange Estate to be “one of the great Pinot Noir producers in the United States.” Columnist Matt Kramer of Wine Spectator called its barrel-fermented reserve of Pinot Gris, the first of its kind, “a bench-mark bottling.”

Jesse Lange joined the winemaking team in 2004, continuing the legacy of Lange Estate. Jesse also holds the title of General Manager and serves on several industry boards including: President of Oregon Pinot Camp, former President of the Dundee Hills Winegrowers Association, and the Willamette Valley Wineries Association.

“An Evening in Oregon” begins with a starter of Roasted Onion Soup with Smoked Salmon Sausage. The second course features Grilled Rainbow Trout with Rye Berry and Artichoke Ragout, followed by a palate-cleansing course of Cranberry and Port Sorbet. Truly embracing the Pacific Northwest theme, the main course is an Herb-Crusted Bison Strip Loin served with Roasted Root Vegetables and a Madeira Foie Gras Sauce. The meal is topped off with a Chocolate Mousse and Ganache Tart with Port Soaked Figs.

Each Vine & Dine event begins at 7 p.m. with a reception in Everglades Bar that features 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 five-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 $65 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Diners may make their evenings even more special by spending the night in a deluxe guest room for a special rate of only $89 plus tax. 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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