Orlando

Orlando is one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations and thanks to a vibrant, growing culinary scene, it’s also becoming a foodie’s paradise. Flavor by Loews Hotels, our hyper-local food and beverage program, allows you to experience some of Florida’s unique flavors while enjoying a South Seas paradise at Loews Royal Pacific Resort, a Caribbean island escape at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort or an Italian seaside village at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel.

So let’s hop on Captain Jake’s plane to the South Pacific, where the sights and sounds of our tropical oasis transport you to the Golden Age of Travel — when explorers like him island-hopped in search of the next great adventure. According to legend, Jake’s plane landed at Loews Royal Pacific Resort (you can spot it floating in the lagoon) and although he subsequently disappeared, his adventurous spirit remains. At Loews Royal Pacific Resort, the crystal waters, swaying palms and serene ambiance make it easy to feel like you’re thousands of miles away — but locally sourced ingredients will ensure your dining experiences are uniquely Orlando.

Webb’s Honey

David Webb, owner of Orlando-based Webb’s Honey, knows not all honey is created equal. That’s why his is pure and unfiltered. Using about 1,000 hives and the valuable help of many busy bees, Webb’s Honey makes a variety of delectable honeys, including Wild Flower, Orange Blossom, Saw Palm, Cabbage Palm, Tupelo, Gallberry and Holly.

Webb’s Honey is a key ingredient in the sauces and dressings for a variety of sweet yet savory dishes at Loews Royal Pacific Resort — like the Chicken Yakitori in Islands Dining Room, the Herb Crusted Seabass with Honey Lime Butter Sauce at Jake’s American Bar and the Asian Chicken Salad at Bula Bar & Grille.

Kissimmee River Mushrooms

Family-owned Kissimmee River Mushrooms grows gourmet-quality oyster mushrooms in Okeechobee, Florida, that you have to see to believe. The Blomberg family takes great pride in growing their mushrooms naturally without the use of chemicals and pesticides, and the result is literally a beautiful thing! You’ll see the art of nature on full display with these mushrooms in colors you didn’t know a mushroom could be, like pink, gold and blue. At first glance, you might even mistake them for flowers in bloom. The beauty of these unique mushrooms is rivaled only by their taste, which compliments many different cuisines and offers significant health benefits like lowering cholesterol and boosting immunity.

You can admire and savor these colorful oyster mushrooms in the Mongolian Beef and Kung Pao Chicken dishes in Islands Dining Room or try them poolside in a Portobello Mushroom Wrap at Bula Bar & Grille.

Crooked Can Brewing Company

Local beer lovers know Crooked Can Brewing Company for its quality craft beers and laid back vibe, illustrated by its mascot, Crooked Can Guy (aka McSwagger) — the alter ego that emerges when you pour that first beer on a Friday night. That’s really all you need to know to understand why Crooked Can has a loyal, passionate following of craft beer lovers who flock to its historic downtown Winter Garden, Florida, tasting room to enjoy their brews. They’re all created and perfected under the direction of an award-winning brewmaster.

You can kick back and enjoy one of their popular beers like the Cloud Chaser, Mr. Tractor, High Stepper or McSwagger’s Own at Jake’s American Bar – just make sure to save a seat for your alter ego.

Our local partners like Webb’s Honey, Kissimmee River Mushrooms and Crooked Can Brewing Company help us bring the flavors of a South Seas paradise to Loews Royal Pacific Resort, located in the middle of all the action at Universal Orlando Resort! For more information on Flavor by Loews Hotels, visit the resort’s website.

Kathy