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Enchanted Evenings at Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Waldorf Astoria Orlando is celebrating summer with Enchanted Evenings, running weekends May 25 through Sept. 4, 2012.

Twilight is a magical time during this summer-long schedule of special events for all guests staying at Waldorf Astoria Orlando, located inside the gates of Walt Disney World® Resort.

This year, the resort will host the Waldorf Astoria Enchanted Glow at sunset on Friday and Saturday evenings, featuring a brilliant display of Chinese wish lanterns on resort waterways. Guests will have opportunity to purchase their own wish lantern during the day. According to legend, the wish will be granted when the lanterns is set afloat that evening, creating a beautiful candle-lit spectacle.

We’ll provide more complete updates in the coming weeks.  But, to whet your appetite, other Enchanted Evening highlights currently include:

  • Weird Science Ice Cream Social (Fridays Only);
  • Champagne Check-In (Fridays Only);
  • Evening Entertainment at Peacock Alley;
  • Mojito Madness at Peacock Alley (Saturdays Only);
  • Artist in Residence Program (select weekends);
  • Live Entertainment at the Pool;
  • Kids Club Astoria After Dark: Kids Night Out;
  • Family S’more Night;
  • Twilight Golf at Waldorf Astoria Golf Club;
  • Saturday Golf Clinics;
  • Astronomy Walk at Island or Promenade;
  • Enchanted Evenings Horse and Carriage Rides;
  • Chef’s Cooking Demo: Organic Food & Wine Tasting;
  • Jazz Under the “Full Moon” (Select Dates)

*program elements subject to change.

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You’re Invited.

A ROYAL TEA
Peacock Alley
Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Sunday, May 6, 2012
3 o’clock pm until 5 o’clock pm

NEW!  Due to its popularity, A Royal Tea at Waldorf Astoria Orlando
is now presented every Sunday afternoon.

Treasure time together as you nibble on finely prepared tea sandwiches
and house-made sweets, while sipping premium hot tea and
listening to live music on the piano.

Add a glass of champagne for a “Grand Royal Tea.”

$30 Adult Royal Tea
$15 Children’s Royal Tea
$35 “Grand” Royal Tea

Reservations highly recommended.  Please dial 407-597-5409.

To preview the menu for A Royal Tea, please click here.


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Waldorf Astoria Orlando General Manager John Carns presents Carolyn Moncada with her pins from Les Clefs d'Or, USA.

Waldorf Astoria Orlando General Manager John Carns presents Carolyn Moncada with her pins from Les Clefs d'Or, USA.

Carolyn Moncada, Concierge, Les Clefs d'Or, USA

Waldorf Astoria Orlando General Manager John Carns presents Carolyn Moncada with her pins from Les Clefs d'Or, USA.

We are proud to announce the induction of Carolyn Moncada, concierge at Waldorf Astoria Orlando,   into  Les Clefs d’Or USA.

You can recognize Les Clefs d’Or concierges by the keys they display on the lapels of their uniforms. These crossed gold keys are more than just the symbol of the organization; they are the symbol of excellence and quality service.

Les Clefs d’Or, pronounced “lay clay door,” is French and literally translates as “keys of gold.”  Les Clefs d’Or USA  is the only national organization of hotel lobby concierges.

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Orlando Home & Leisure  releases their Best of Orlando issue in May.  In anticipation of its release, here is a mention of Bull & Bear from the blog of Rona Gindin, the magazine’s food editor…

Tomahawk steak presentation at Bull & Bear, inside Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Tomahawk steak presentation at Bull & Bear, inside Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Most Indulgent Steak in All of Orlando “Fat equals flavor,” dietitians dictate when explaining why fat-free versions of traditional desserts are unsatisfying. So imagine how sated you’ll feel after sharing the Tomahawk steak for two at Bull & Bear, since the 36-ounce hunk of beef is served with extra “flavor.”

Here’s how it works at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando’s signature restaurant. Once you order, a server will discretely place a candle that is in a stainless steel gravy boat on your table. When the  28-day dry-aged Four Diamond Harris Ranch steak arrives, your server will pick up that gravy boat with the candle in it and pour some of the “wax” onto your meat

As it turns out, the Bull & Bear candle is made of beef fat, seasoned with the mix that chefs sprinkle onto steaks in the kitchen. As it melts, a “gravy,” let’s call it, accumulates at the bottom of the gravy boat. And it’s that luscious liquid that tops your Tomahawk. This subtle surprise enhances the Tomahawk significantly — not that this expertly aged hunka flesh needs improvement.

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You’re Invited.

A ROYAL TEA
Peacock Alley
Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Sunday, April 29, 2012
3 o’clock until 5 o’clock, in the afternoon

Treasure time together as you nibble on finely prepared
tea sandwiches and house-made sweets,
while sipping premium hot tea and
listening to live piano.
Add a glass of champagne for a “Grand Royal Tea.”

$30 Adult Royal Tea
$15 Children’s Royal Tea
$35 “Grand” Royal Tea

Menu

Reservations highly recommended.  Please dial 407-597-5409.


Please Mark Your Calendars for Future Royal Teas:

Sunday, May 13, 2012 – A Mother’s Day Tea!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

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On Friday, Orlando’s newest music series will continue:  The Waldorf Astoria Best of Orlando Showcase, featuring  solo and duo performances in an intimate setting.  This new 10-weekend music series at Sir Harry’s lounge will include performances on Friday and Saturday evenings from 9pm until midnight.

There’s more!  Visitors can enjoy live music beginning at 7pm, with our featured performers HarvesTown at Peacock Alley, followed by the Best of Orlando Showcase in Sir Harry’s.

We welcome locals!  Visitors can ask for validation of their valet parking charge.

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TONIGHT & SATURDAY NIGHT!

Solo Piano and Vocalist Stephanie Ansley

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COMING SOON!

APRIL

20  Stephanie Ansley (solo piano/voice –  classic variety)

21  Stephanie Ansley

27  Kate O’Neal & Steve Luciano (guitar & voice, jazz/bossa nova lounge)

28  Kate O’Neal & Steve Luciano

May

More acts to be announced soon.

Live Music near Disney World

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Tonight, Orlando’s newest music series will continue:  The Waldorf Astoria Best of Orlando Showcase, featuring  solo and duo performances in an intimate setting.  This new 10-weekend music series at Sir Harry’s lounge will include performances on Friday and Saturday evenings from 9pm until midnight.

There’s more!  Visitors can enjoy live music beginning at 7pm, with our featured performers HarvesTown at Peacock Alley, followed by the Best of Orlando Showcase in Sir Harry’s.

We welcome locals!  Visitors can ask for validation of their valet parking charge.

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TONIGHT!

Renown Pianist Krzysztof Srebrakowski

Krystof

Artistically expressive performances blended with dynamic technical dexterity, reflects the musical journey of composer and pianist Krzysztof Srebrakowski.  At the age of five Krzysztof, was “discovered” as a child prodigy when he was heard playing the organ at his local church; by the age of eleven Krzysztof composed his first musical piece, “Prelude in f# Minor”.  The rest is history. Krzysztof Srebrakowski was born in Zary, a small town located in the Western part of Poland near the German border.  During his childhood Krzysztof was schooled in the traditions of great masters like Chopin, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Ravel, and many others.  Most notably, Krzysztof was influenced by magical essence, and pure beauty of Baroque music. Raised in the city of Zary ,where George Philipp Telemann( 1681- 1767) was a kapelmeister, Krzysztof was schooled in the masterpieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, Domenico Scarlatti and many other composers of the 18th Century. As a result these musical Influences can be heard in Krystof’s performances to this day.  Learn more about our featured performer at his website:  www.krystofonline.com

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SATURDAY NIGHT!

Sensational Jazz Vocalist DeVonda Simmons Duo

DeVonda SimmonsDaVonda Simmons is a dynamic vocalist who has been dazzling audiences for years with her “drop dead gorgeous voice” — a voice that evokes a smile in your heart and caresses you with the radiant warmth of her style. Learn more about our featured performer at her website: www.davondasimmons.com

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COMING SOON!

March

30    Krystof Srebrakowski  (renown solo pianist)

31    Davonda Simmons Duo   (piano & voice contemporary R&B)

April

6    Marc Osborn (Solo piano/voice – contemporary)

7    Marc Osborn

13  Ron Irizary (solo guitar/voice – variety)

14  Ron Irizary

20  Stephanie Ansley (solo piano/voice –  classic variety)

21  Stephanie Ansley

27  Kate O’Neal & Steve Luciano (guitar & voice, jazz/bossa nova lounge)

28  Kate O’Neal & Steve Luciano

May

More acts to be announced soon.

Live Music near Disney World

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