Whisper Creek Kitchen & Brewery at Grande Lakes Resort Orlando

    By Rachelle Lucas

    There are two new delicious reasons to visit Grande Lakes Resort Whisper Creek Farm: The Kitchen and The Brewery.  

    Comprised of The Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes continues to set the bar high for farm-to-fork experiences in Orlando with their 7,000-square-foot on-site garden at Whisper Creek Farm.  

    They're already home to one of my favorite southern-inspired food experiences, Highball & Harvest, so I'm really excited about these two recent additions

    Here's the scoop on their new authentic farm-to-table experiences.

    Whisper Creek Farm: The Kitchen

    The Kitchen has the vibe of eating in your family’s kitchen, with a variety of small plates and sandwiches, charcuterie and cheese boards, and flatbreads. They'll feature seasonal ingredients from Whisper Creek Farm as well as fresh eggs daily from the farm’s recently added chicken coop. The Kitchen’s sausages and charcuterie, prepared by the JW Marriott butcher, pair perfectly with The Brewery’s hops-laden creations.

    Signature menu items include: fresh pickled vegetables, hop-salted house pretzels served with “Surplus” Ale cheese fondue, seasonal flatbreads, and a smoked ham sandwich with a Whisper Creek Farm fried egg served on house-made Whisper Creek Farm honey pecan roll. 

    Whisper Creek Farm: The Brewery

    Grande Lakes has brought in a local Cicerone-certified brewmaster to lead the first Marriott property to launch a nano-brewery. The Brewery will produce 28 gallons of beer weekly, including five styles of beer created each season -- Dark, Wheat/Light, Amber, IPA and a Special Brew, a seasonal made from the freshest farm ingredients. Signature Special Brew varieties will include the Maple Bacon Stout, Soup of the Day IPA, and Ghost Pepper Wheat.

    To complement The Brewery launch, Grande Lakes Orlando is collaborating with nearby Florida Beer Company, a Cape Canaveral-based brewery, to create its flagship beer: Surplus, a signature Floridian honey citrus ale to be distributed throughout the resort’s outlets and available year around. Naturally, it's infused with Grande Lakes honey, sourced from the resort’s on-property apiaries.

    Located just off the main JW Marriott lobby, The Kitchen seats 100 indoors and 50 on the outdoor terrace and is open in the evening from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., with the bar open until midnight. The space can also be utilized as a social meeting space bookable for group functions during the day.  

    The Brewery is a highly unique back-of-house Chef’s Table experience for intimate evenings and small group events.

    WHAT: Whisper Creek Farm: The Kitchen & The Brewery
    WHERE: Grande Lakes Resort
    WEB: Grandelakes.com/Whisper-Creek-Farm