Florida has perhaps one of the richest and most diverse food histories in all of the 50 U.S. states. According to Food Network’s Sara Ventiera, Floridian cuisine combines “Southern fare, seafood, and island specialties.” As a historic hotel dedicated to preserving Florida’s cultural food traditions, Winter Haven Gardens’ has designed a new meal plan which represents Florida’s signature cuisine. For just a small facility fee, you can get a hot breakfast and dinner included with your room during your stay with us, and taste some of the most unique flavors the state has to offer.
Throughout Florida’s long history, great barbeque has been a consistent staple. Though other Southern states might be more well-known as barbeque hotspots, any Floridian knows that The Sunshine State actually offers up some of the tastiest barbeque in the US. Winter Haven Gardens’ exciting new dinner meal plan embraces Florida’s robust barbeque tradition.
Try one of our favorites, Chef Amanda’s BBQ Chicken, served smothered in a finger-licking, sweet and tangy honey mustard sauce. Or grab a classic pulled-pork sandwich, featuring pork barbeque slow roasted to perfection and served with brown sugar beans and macaroni salad. It’s the backyard barbeque flavors you love, with none of the hassle.
Considering the state’s 1,350 miles of coastline, it goes without saying that Florida is well-known for its seafood. With Winter Haven Gardens’ extended stay meal plan, you will enjoy hot seafood dinner options every week included with your room. Tuck in to a decadent dinner of Sofrito Shrimp Scampi, which offers a Spanish twist on a savory seafood classic, combining succulent bay shrimp in butter-sauce with garlic, onions, and bell peppers on a generous helping of fresh linguini. Or, for a lighter seafood option, choose our delicate, fresh pan-fried lemon tilapia.
Florida cuisine is also famous for its uniquely Caribbean inspired dishes known as “Floribbean” foods, which use fresh, tropical ingredients like fruit juices and spices to create truly one-of-a-kind flavors. Winter Haven Gardens’ Bistro Cafe is serving up our own tasty interpretations of dishes with a tropical twist, like our Guava Glazed Pork Loin, which blends sweet guava sauce with spicy jalapenos and smoky pork to create an explosion of Floribbean flavor.
No matter what style of Florida cuisine you crave, Winter Haven Gardens’ new meal plan has something for you. For just one low facility price, enjoy daily hot breakfasts and dinner with your room.