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Universal Orlando Resort Thanksgiving Guide 2017

Universal Orlando Resort Thanksgiving Guide 2017

If your idea of Thanksgiving Day is spending time in Orlando with family at a Universal Orlando Resort, then you’ve chosen the perfect place. Among the coasters, magic, and fairy-tales are some of the best fall festival feasts right here in the theme park capital of the world. 

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Thanksgiving Dinner at Universal Orlando Resort

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Loews Royal Pacific

Oceans of Holiday Dining

Islands Dining Thanksgiving Holiday Buffet- a holiday meal with a dash of tropical feel and appearances by Universal Orlando™ characters, face painters, balloonists, and more!

Thursday, November 23 | 11AM – 9PM

  • Adults $58 Plus tax
  • Children (3-9) $26 Plus tax
  • Children under 3 are complimentary

Loews Royal Pacific Thanksgiving Menu

SALADS & CHEESE

  • Field Greens with Roma Tomato, Cucumber, Carrots, Focaccia Croutons
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette, Blue Cheese Dressing,
  • Orange-Cranberry Vinaigrette
  • Tropical Fruit Ambrosia Salad
  • Roasted Sweet Potato and Wild Rice Salad
  • Fennel and Pomegranate Quinoa Salad
  • Vietnamese Turkey Salad with Ginger Chili Vinaigrette
  • Goat Cheese, Pears, Candied Pecans and Maple Balsamic Dressing
  • Selection of Imported and Domestic Cheeses
  • Assorted Sliced Baguettes, Crostini and Crackers

RAW BAR & SMOKED FISH

  • Iced Raw Bar Jumbo Shrimp, Oysters and Green Lip Mussels, King Crab Legs
  • Lemon, Limes, Tabasco Grilled Corn and Tomato Salsa and Cocktail Sauce
  • Hickory Smoked Seafood Display to include: Scallops,
  • Hot and Cold Smoked Salmon, Corvina and Shrimp with Honey Mustard Dill Sauce

ASIAN CHARCUTERIE

  • Imported and Domestic Cheeses
  • Prosciutto, Cantimpalo, Chorizo, Chicken Sausage
  • Thai Curry Chicken Terrine
  • Hoisin Duck Rillett

SUSHI STATION

    • Assortment of Japanese Sushi Rolls including: Tuna, California and Vegetable
    • Vietnamese Vegetable and Shrimp Summer Rolls with Sweet Chili and Toasted Peanut Dipping Sauces

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STIR-FRY STATION

  • Create-Your-Own Stir-Fry with Chicken, Beef or Shrimp
  • Rice Noodles, Jasmine Rice and Lo Mein Noodles, Assorted Vegetables
  • Thai Red Curry, Teriyaki, Lemon Grass Broth or Sweet and Sour Sauce

OMELET STATION Until 2pm

  • Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Chorizo, Ham, Onion,
  • Applewood Smoked Bacon, Cheddar and Mozzarella

WAFFLES Until 2pm

  • Maple Syrup, Whipped Cream and Strawberries

CARVING STATION, SOUP & SIDES

  • Mushroom Barley Soup
  • Maple Citrus Brined Roasted Carolina Tom Turkey
  • Apple and Sausage Focaccia Stuffing,
  • Pan Gravy and Orange Cranberry Compote
  • Palmetto Creek Farms Pork Loin Stuffed with
  • Dried Fruits, Rum Raisin Demi
  • Roasted Golden Sea Bass with Spinach, Tomato,
  • Lemon, Smoked Tomato Broth
  • Wild Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breast
  • Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes Cinnamon Honey Glaze
  • Roasted Garlic Whipped Potatoes
  • Broccoli Rabe, Spaghetti Squash and
  • Brussels Sprouts Glazed with Balsamic Brown Sugar

PASTRIES

  • An Array of Freshly Baked Breads, Pastries, Cakes and Pies

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Loews Sapphire Resort

Tropical Holiday Dining

Sapphire Thanksgiving Holiday Buffet in the Amatista Cookhouse with appearances by Universal Orlando™ characters, face painters and balloonists.

Thursday, November 23 | 11AM – 9PM

  • Adults: $58 Plus tax
  • Children (3-9): $26 Plus tax
  • Children under 3 are complimentary

Loews Sapphire Resort Thanksgiving Menu

SALADS & CHEESE

    • Field Greens with Roma Tomato, Cucumber, Carrots, Red Onions, Cornbread Croutons, Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette, Avocado Ranch Dressing, Orange-Cranberry Vinaigrette
    • Fingerling and Purple Potato Salad with Hot Bacon Vinaigrette
    • Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Asparagus Salad, Toasted Pumpkin, Pomegranate Seeds, Herb Vinaigrette
    • Grilled Vegetables Quinoa Salad
    • Kale and Roasted Beet Salad with Almonds, Feta, Pickled Onions and a Red Wine Vinaigrette
    • Tropical Fruits Ambrosia
    • Selection of Imported and Domestic Cheeses and Cured Meats
    • Assorted Sliced Baguettes, Crostini and Crackers


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CHARCUTERIE FROM THE ISLANDS

  • Southwest Chicken Terrine with Calabaza and Sweet Corn Relish
  • Chorizo Sausage, Cantinpalo, Chicken-Apple Sausage Cornichon, Grain and Dijon Mustard

RAW BAR & SMOKED FISH

  • Iced Raw Bar Jumbo Shrimp, Oysters and Green Lip Mussels, King Crab Legs
  • Lemon, Limes, Tabasco and Cocktail Sauce
  • Hickory Smoked Seafood Display to include: Scallops, Hot and Cold Smoked Salmon, Shrimp

CEVICHE STATION

  • Shrimp and Lobster Ceviche with Tomatoes, Peppers, Onions, Jalapeño, Cilantro, Garlic
  • Lemon and Lime Juice, Plantain and Tortilla Chips

CHURASCO STATION

  • Char Grilled Beef Churasco with Brazilian Sausage Skewers
  • Sweet Plantain, Chimichurri Sauce

OMELET & WAFFLE STATION (UNTIL 2PM)

  • Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Onion, Baby Spinach, Chorizo, Ham, Apple Smoked Bacon, Cheddar and Mozzarella Cheeses
  • Waffles, Maple Syrup, Whipped Cream and Strawberries

CARVING STATION & SIDES

  • Calabaza Corn Chowder
  • Mesquite Roasted Turkey and Sage Cornbread Stuffing
  • Natural Pan Gravy and Cranberry-Citrus Relish
  • Palmetto Creek Farms Smoked Ham, Pineapple Whiskey Glaze
  • Pistachio Crusted Salmon, Yellow Tomato Coulis
  • Pan-seared Chicken Breast with Port Wine Reduction
  • Maple Candied Pecans and Apple Roasted Sweet Potato
  • Smashed Red Skin Potatoes
  • Roasted Rainbow Carrots and Root Vegetables

PASTRIES

  • An array of Freshly Baked Breads, Pastries, Cakes and Pies

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Reserve now or call 407-503-DINE (3463)

Cabana Bay Resort

Sweet Holiday Dining

Thanksgiving Special at Bayliner Diner with traditional fall festival favorites including turkey, stuffing, cranberry compote, mashed potatoes, gravy, candied yams and biscuits.

Thursday, November 23 | 12PM – 11PM

  • Adults: $16.99 Plus tax
  • Children (3-9): $7.99 Plus tax
  • Children under 3 are complimentary.
  • Add on dessert for $2.00 Plus tax

Reservations are not required.




Hard Rock Hotel

Rockin’ Dining

The Kitchen Thanksgiving Buffet with Universal Orlando™ characters, Magic Man and kid’s cookie decorating activities.

Thursday, November 23 | 11AM – 4PM & 5PM – 10PM

  • Adults: $62 Plus tax
  • Children: $22 Plus tax
  • Children under 3 are complimentary

Hard Rock Hotel Thanksgiving Menu

SOUPS AND MORE

  • Butternut Squash and Apple Bisque Chive Crème Fraiche
  • Domestic and Imported Cheeses, Crackers and Artisan Breads
  • Farmer’s Market Crudité Garden Greens Dressing
  • Fennel and Coriander Cured Gravlax, Classic Garnishes, Pumpernickel Crostini

CHILLED SEAFOOD BAR

  • Alaskan Snow Crab Legs, Chardonnay Poached Jumbo Shrimp, and Steamed Mussels
  • Yuzu Cocktail Sauce, Lime Mignonette, and Warm Butter

CARVED ITEMS

  • Baked Country Ham, Bourbon Honey Mustard, Pears and Cherries Compote
  • Grilled Herbed New York Strip Loin, Cabernet Demi, and Creamy Horseradish Sauce
  • Maple Glazed Turkey, Riesling Pan Gravy, Cranberry and Citrus Relish

HOT SIDES

  • Maple Cedar Plank Atlantic Salmon with Citrus Butter
  • Baked Ziti, Grape Tomatoes, Pancetta, and Prosciutto Parmesan Cream
  • Traditional Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing
  • Candied Sweet Potatoes
  • Roasted Garlic Yukon Gold Whipped Potatoes
  • Green Beans Amandine
  • Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

SALADS

  • String Bean, Arugula, Roasted Pumpkin and Toasted Almonds
  • Honey Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette
  • Orecchiette Pasta, Shrimp, Kalamata Olives and Parmesan
  • Roasted Tomato Basil Vinaigrette
  • “The Kitchen Salad Bar” – Organic Field Greens, Garnishes, Toppings and Dressings

KIDS ITEMS

  • Mini Pizza
  • Chicken Tenders and Steak Fries
  • Mac and Cheese

DESSERT BUFFET

  • Warm Apple Cobbler
  • Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Elvis Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
  • Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie
  • Key Lime Pie
  • Chocolate Mousse Shooter
  • Strawberry Cheesecake Shooter
  • Double Chocolate Cupcake
  • Red Velvet Cupcake
  • Carrot Cupcake
  • Vanilla Cheesecake Pops
  • Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies
  • Fresh Fruit Tart

Reserve Now or call or call 407-503-DINE (3463)

 

Loews Portofino Bay

Thanksgiving Day buffet in Trattoria del Porto

Escape away at the Portofino-inspired Thanksgiving Day feast in Trattoria del Porto™ complete with Universal Orlando™ characters, kids holiday crafts and activities table, face painter, and a balloonist.

Thursday, November 23 | 11AM – 6PM

  • Adult $65 Plus tax
  • Child $20 (ages 3 –9) Plus tax
  • Children under age 3 complimentary

Loews Portofino Bay Thanksgiving Menu

CHILLED SEAFOOD DISPLAY

  • Jumbo Shrimp Skewer, Spicy Tuna Tartare, Marinated Mussels and Oysters
  • Jumbo Lump Crab Fritter
  • Cocktail Sauce, Cognac Sauce, Mignonette Sauce, and Lemon

ITALIAN ANTIPASTO AND ARTISAN CHEESES

  • Cured and Smoked Italian Meats to include: Salame Felino, Coppa Beretta, Rosetta Dry Sausage, Sopressata, Truffle Salame, Apple and Pear Compote, and Stone Ground Mustard
  • Selection of Imported and Domestic Cheeses served with Crackers and selection of Homemade Breads
  • Dried Fruits, Nuts and Assorted Fruit Paste
  • House Smoked Salmon with Traditional Garnitures
  • Tropical Fruit Display

SOUP

  • Blend of Fall Squash and Hearty Herbs with Infused Oil, Toasted Candied Walnuts

SALADS

  • Classic Waldorf Salad
  • Roasted Beetroot with Fresh Herb, Citrus Drizzled
  • Truffle Roasted Pumpkin and Couscous Salad
  • Sweet Potato and Smoked Trout Salad, Olive Oil and Flat Leaf Parsley
  • Blackened Shrimp and Sweet Potato with Toasted Cumin Seed Dressing
  • Mediterranean Shredded Chicken Salad with Chili Lime Vinaigrette
  • Roasted Vegetable Quinoa with Cranberry Dressing

TOSSED SALAD

  • Mixed Baby Greens with Mandarin Orange Segments
  • Cucumber, Shaved Fennel and Tomato
  • Cherry and Champagne Vinaigrette
  • Romaine Lettuce with Caesar Dressing
  • Parmesan, Croutons and White Anchovies

INDIVIDUAL APPETIZERS

  • Leek Quiche with Candied Smoked Bacon Crisp
  • Bocconcini with Vine-ripened Grape Tomatoes

OMELET AND RISOTTO STATION

  • Create-Your-Own Omelet Station
  • Risotto Station with Assorted Toppings

PASTA STATION

  • Create-Your-Own Pasta with the Chef’s Fresh Selection of Vegetables, Shrimp and Chicken, Penne or Fettuccini Pasta and Marinara, Alfredo or Pesto Sauces

PRESENTED IN CHAFERS 

  • Braised Lamb with Onions, Carrots and Celery
  • Gremolata Herbs in Oil, Roasted Garlic Cloves
  • Slow-cooked Beef Short Rib Tajine Style, Roasted Purple Potato
  • Seared Stone Bass, Brussels Sprouts, Mustard Lemon Sauce
  • Bay Shrimp Orecchiette Pasta with Avocado Cream, Red Pepper Flakes
  • Pan-grilled Sea Scallops, Caramelized Fennel, Charred Tomato, Citrus Gremolata
  • Confit Baby Carrot with Cardamom, Orange and Bay Leaves
  • Crispy Chicken, Roasted Butternut Squash, Scallion Garlic Remoulade
  • Medley of Baby Root Vegetables

CARVING & CHEF STATION

  • Roast Turkey with Wild Mushroom and Thyme Stuffing, Pan Gravy and Cranberry Sauce
  • Baked Ham Glazed with Golden Pineapple and Dark Rum Warm Spice-infused Sweet Potatoes
  • Garlic Crusted Rib Roast of Beef, Creamed Horseradish, Natural Jus, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
  • Char Siu Style Roasted Pork Loin, Kimchi Cabbage, Hoisin Glaze

ALL THE TRIMMINGS

  • Braised Short Ribs with Onions, Carrots and Celery, Gremolata Herbs in Oil, Roasted Garlic Cloves
  • Seared Mahi-Mahi, Baby Brussels Sprouts, Lentils and Caramelized Shallots
  • Pan-grilled Jumbo Shrimp, Charred Cauliflower, Lemon Cream Sauce, Confit Baby Tomatoes, Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Fontina Stuffed Chicken Breast with Parmesan Polenta
  • Trattoria Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs, Fennel and Chunky Tomato Sauce
  • Miso Salmon, Steamed Jasmine Rice, Teriyaki Glaze
  • Crispy Breaded Chicken Thigh with Ginger Plum Sauce, Mango Salad
  • Medley of Seasonal Vegetables Spiked with Garlic

CHILDREN’S BUFFET

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
  • Broccoli and Carrots
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Chicken Fingers
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs
  • Jell-O
  • Cookies
  • Brownies

DESSERTS

  • Pecan Bourbon Pie with Whipped Cream
  • Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Strawberry Compote
  • Pumpkin Pie with Ganache
  • Gingerbread Milk Chocolate Mousse Cake
  • Chocolate Flour-less Cake with Sour Cherries
  • Caramel Flan
  • Cranberry Almond Cake with Crème Anglaise
  • Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Caramelized Hazelnuts
  • Orange Grand Marnier Tarts
  • Pistachio Crème Brûlée
  • Holiday Cookies

DESSERT ACTION STATION

  • Apple Strudel with Warm Caramel Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream

Reserve now or call 407.503.DINE (3463)

*GF = Gluten Free*

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NikkyJ

NikkyJ
NikkyJ

I’m a writer who loves ALL things amusement park related. I was born and raised in Florida, which attributes to my Theme Park passion. Every since I was a child I had a natural affinity to the parks here that has now spilled over into adulthood. Instead of rushing over to the thrill rides, like I used to, you may find me in the Italy Pavilion at EPCOT enjoying a nice glass of wine and a delightful book!

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