We recently enjoyed dinner in The Kitchen at the J. W. Marriott Grande Lakes on Central Florida Parkway, only 20 minutes from Solivita. We parked our car at the door, left our keys with the valet, and were warmly greeted by the Staff of the J.W. We met friends and began our evening with inspired cocktails and locally brewed craft beer. Cold and Delicious.
It may sound like we were eating in a kitchen, but The Kitchen is the name of one of the J.W.’s Restaurants. Great spot serving food grown on their farm plus food sourced locally from organic growers. What fun, and only a short drive from Solivita. We enjoyed a laid back, peaceful, evening. The Kitchen is furnished with Comfy Chairs, Small Intimate Tables, and Large Farmhouse Tables. Trendy, but comfortable. The wait staff is knowledgeable and when asked; were happy to share preparation, garden, apiary, and brewery info with us. What a Treat, to have this great spot only a few miles from Solivita. We enjoyed an assortment of meat and cheese (our choices from the chef’s picks). Our selection was playfully served on a beautiful platter. Our meat and cheese choices were brilliant, the tray included crisp, lightly pickled vegetables, cheddar chive biscuits, honey and honeycomb, fresh ricotta, rhubarb chutney; and crackers, all grown and produced on the property. A fun, enjoyable way to share a meal. Small plates, with a menu including interesting flatbreads, local grass-fed beef, organic chicken, and delicious seafood. After dinner, it was a quick drive back to Solivita. A perfect ending to the perfect day.