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Hard Rock Hotel's Wine Riffs Event Menu and Date Announced for August 2022

July 30th, 2022
  |  by Mealtrip
Hard Rock Hotel's Wine Riffs Event Menu and Date Announced for August 2022 The Wine Riffs™ dinner series at Universal Orlando's Hard Rock Hotel are starting back up again, after a long hiatus. The popular (and pricey) multi-course experience pairs music, with food, with wine (and room lighting).

The colorful and moody lit meal does tend to feature higher end culinary and next tier wines — when compared to other, everyday "signature" restaurants at the various resorts in the Central Florida area.

The $200 per person (plus tax, plus gratuity) event is not for everyone, and I'd even go so far as to say, you really need to know a little bit about food and wine to fully appreciate the experience.

Here's what's on the menu for the upcoming Friday night, August 19th, 2022 event…

Passed Hors-d'Oeuvres
  • Filet of Beef Tartare Cornets
    Dijon Mustard, Shallot, Capers, Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Osetra Caviar Blinis
    Smoked Salmon, Whipped Crème Fraiche, Red Onion, Garden Chive
  • Paired with Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs

Amuse
  • Alaskan King Crab
    Preserved Meyer Lemon Aioli, Candied Zest, Micro Shiso
  • Paired with Etude Pinot Gris

Fish
  • Miso Glazed Halibut
    Baby Bok Choy, Shimeji Mushrooms, Potato Foam
  • Paired with Chateau de la Cree Les Tourelles Montagny Premier Cru Chardonnay

Game
  • Seared Magret Duck Breast
    Roasted Beets, Pistachio Butter, Luxardo Cherries, Stone Fruit-Duck Jus
  • Paired with Etude Pinot Noir Fiddlesticks

Beef
  • Thirty Day Dry Aged Strip Loin
    Butter Poached Royal Trumpet Mushrooms, Charred Sweet Onion, Roasted Root Vegetables, Cabernet Sauce au Poivre
  • Paired with Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Dessert
  • Crème Brule Stuffed Black Mission Figs
    Sweet Ricotta Ravioli, Rainier & Morello Cherry Reduction, Mascarpone Semifreddo, Pine Nut Pesto, Sicilian Sea Salt
  • Paired with Felsina Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC, 2011

If you're interested in attending, there's no online booking for this one. You'll have to contact Orlando's Vibe Manager, Molly Ford, at mford@loewshotels.com or by calling (407) 503-2404 and asking for Molly.