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Event Details

Time

12:00PM

Venue

Emeril's Orlando at Universal CityWalk

Resort

Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa 10000 Turkey Lake Rd, Orlando, FL

Cooking Demo at Emeril's

Experience the ultimate dining encounter with this special event at Emeril’s Orlando restaurant located within Universal Orlando CityWalk. You’ll enjoy a taste-tempting cooking demonstration with the executive chef, featuring a delicious three-course food and wine pairing. It’s all part of an exciting three-night getaway in Orlando where you’ll enjoy spacious one-bedroom villa accommodations at Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa.

Since his first job in a bakery, Emeril has hosted TV shows, opened restaurants and become one of the most recognizable chefs of all time. Now you can learn how to whip up some of Emeril’s favorite recipes during this unique cooking demonstration.

Emeril’s Orlando Chef De Cuisine conducts the class, which last about 90 minutes. During this time, the Chef will conduct a live cooking demo in which he prepares and explains in detail all food preparation and execution. After each course is completed, guests will enjoy the food as prepared by Emeril’s award-winning kitchen.

FIRST COURSE

Emeril’s Barbeque Shrimp & Petite Rosemary Biscuit

SECOND COURSE

Braised Beef Short Ribs, Truffle Mashed Potatoes, Broccolini and Cognac Green Peppercorn Sauce

DESSERT

Emeril’s Banana Cream Pie &  Graham Cracker Crust, Caramel Sauce and Chocolate Shavings

In addition to the Cooking Demo, you’ll unwind in a spacious one-bedroom villa at Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa, located near Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World. This exceptional resort property features all the comforts of home plus amenities like an 7 tropical heated swimming pools and hot tubs, 18-hole miniature golf, onsite dining, a a scenic lakefront marina with kayaks and paddle boats, the beautiful Sunset Key Island Retreat and proximity to Orlando’s famed attractions and theme parks.

This exceptional getaway also includes a special welcome party, complete with dinner, open bar and prizes, and it’s all hosted by an entertaining DJ, plus personal concierge service, convenient transportation to and from the concert and a late check-out on your final day.

VIP Experience

In addition to luxurious one-bedroom villa accommodations and special amenities at Westgate Resorts, you’ll enjoy VIP treatment throughout the length of your event vacation, including:

– A fun-filled VIP Welcome Party complete with DJ, open bar, dinner and prizes

– Personal Concierge Services

– Complimentary transportation to and from your event

– Late check-out on final day

Emeril's Orlando at Universal CityWalk

Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse’s bustling eatery overlooks Orlando CityWalk’s picturesque lagoon. The free standing two-story building is a high-energy, creative environment for fine food and wine, with soaring thirty-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, stone walls, and iron staircase that lends the feel of an industrial warehouse loft. At the center of this modern food studio is an open kitchen and chef’s food bar, where lucky guests can watch up close, the chefs at work. The restaurant’s second floor offers two private party rooms that feature oak barrel slat ceilings, a 10,000 bottle wine gallery, and an intimate chef’s tasting room that seats 8.

Resort Information

Westgate Lakes Resort and Spa

Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa is a scenic lakefront property in the heart of Orlando’s famed attractions area, just minutes from Disney World,  Universal Studios and SeaWorld Orlando, plus other area shopping, dining and entertainment complexes. You’ll enjoy spacious accommodations, a fully equipped kitchen, private balcony or patio, all the comforts of home and a wealth of special resort amenities. You’ll also find seven outdoor heated swimming pools and hot tubs, on site dining including the award-winning Westgate Smokehouse Grill, a fitness center and the world class Serenity Spa by Westgate.

Westgate Lakes Amenities

• Serenity Spa by Westgate
• Westgate Smokehouse Grill
– Serving Breakfast & Dinner
Lakeside with a Full Bar
• Sid’s Deli – Gourmet Café &
Coffee
• The Marketplace – Groceries,
Sundries & Gifts
• Catering Services
• 7 Heated Outdoor Pools
• 7 Hot Tubs
• 7 Children’s Wading Pools
• Lakeside Marina & Dock –
Fishing, Paddle Boat, Pontoon &
Kayak Rentals
• Fitness Center with Training
Sessions
• SeaWorld® Preferred Partner
• Universal® Partner Hotel
• Tennis Court
• Basketball Court
• Volleyball Court
• 18-Hole Miniature Golf Course
• Bicycle Rentals
• Fishing Poles
• Kayaks
• Playgrounds
• Game Room
• Horseshoes
• Shuffleboard
• Wi-Fi
• 24-Hour Business Center
• Meeting/Event Space
• Attraction Tickets Desk
• DVD/Video Library
• VIP Services Concierge
• ATM/Banking
• 24-Hour Front Desk & Security
• Laundry Facilities
• Free Scheduled Transportation
to Theme Parks & Shopping

Westgate Lakes Dining

Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa offers a wide variety of dining options without ever having to leave the resort property. From a quick snack to a full service steak dinner, you’ll find it at Westgate Lakes.

Westgate Smokehouse Grill

Enjoy a relaxed, moderately priced, casual dining experience at the award-winning Westgate Smokehouse Grill, “home of Orlando’s best BBQ. The Smokehouse Grill offers scenic lake, pool and fountain views, a full-service bar and a game room while its “contemporary rustic” décor includes wooden paneled floors and tables, cedar ceiling beams with unique wrought iron details and a stone wall fireplace. Ten 42-inch plasma screen televisions display continuous sporting events.

Westgate Smokehouse Grill is famous for its St. Louis-style ribs, which are rubbed with spices and smoked low and slow over hickory for four hours. The Smokehouse Grill’s menu also boasts “cowboy size” servings of hand-cut grilled steaks, chicken, chops, fresh fish, flame-grilled burgers and numerous BBQ items, slow smoked for 16 hours. Barbecue sauces include a Jack Daniels sauce, Carolina Sauce and Smokehouse Hot Sauce. Diners can select from appetizers, salads, sandwiches and dinner entrees served in heaping portions of good old down-home comfort foods. Save room for the tasty homemade desserts.

Westgate Lakes Pool Bars

Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa has three pool bars located throughout the resort. The Citrus Breeze pool bar offers signature coconut drinks and a variety of draft beers. The Flamingo Bay pool bar serves up 32 oz. Margaritas, frozen or on the rocks, as well as 15 oz. Hurricanes and other cocktails. The Coral Reef pool bar offers creative drink recipes such as the Hand-Dipped Coconut Ice Cream Pina Colada and the Frozen Frog.

Sid’s Bistro

Located within the Pavilion Building, Sid’s Bistro is reminiscent of a European sidewalk cafe and features freshly baked pastries and a wide selection of Hershey’s premium hand-dipped ice cream and frozen yogurts. Enjoy ice cream cones, shakes, smoothies, custom-made ice cream sundaes, banana splits and homemade cookies, plus Starbucks coffee, cappuccino and espresso along with Tazo teas

Joe’s Marketplace & Deli

Located between the 1500 and 1600 buildings, Joe’s offers a variety of groceries, dairy items, snack items, pasta, pre-packaged and sliced to order deli meats as well as freshly made to order deli sandwiches and subs, Krispy Kreme donuts, baked goods, and more.

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Event Package Includes

  • - 3 nights in a 1-bedroom villa
  • - Welcome Party (includes dinner, open bar, DJ & prizes)
  • - 2 Tickets to Cooking Demo at Emeril's
  • - Transportation to/from the event
Package Itinerary

Friday, May 25

4:00PM

VIP Check-in

7:30 - 9:30PM

Welcome Party (dinner, open bar, DJ & prizes)

Saturday, May 26

11:00AM

Depart Resort

12:00PM

Cooking Demo at Emeril's

Sunday, May 27

10:15AM

Breakfast & VIP Resort Preview

Monday, May 28

12:00 PM

Late Check-out

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