I hope you’re hungry! Universal’s Aventura Hotel is about to introduce something new and different to Orlando’s theme park food scene.
Urban Pantry will be Aventura Hotel’s modern food hall. Here your taste buds will be hit with diverse flavors, fresh ingredients and globally inspired dishes. Best of all? This eclectic collection of amazing eats will all be available at our newest Prime Value hotel.
Inspired by world-famous food halls and markets found in major cities like San Francisco and London, Urban Pantry fits perfectly into the contemporary and stylish vibe at Aventura Hotel. While you’ll find me at the rooftop bar and grill, Bar 17 Bistro at night, Urban Pantry will be the perfect gathering spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With plenty of seating and large floor-to-ceiling windows, you can take in the natural sunlight and enjoy a view of the pool while you eat.
Here’s a sneak peak of some of the delicious options you’ll find at Urban Pantry.
The Roast Station will feature entrees like cuts of lamb and prime rib, plus chicken, salmon and paella. You can pair these dishes with sides like quinoa, couscous, roasted marble potatoes, spinach and seasonal veggies.
At the Pizza Station you can watch chefs create mouthwatering pizzas topped with gourmet ingredients like prosciutto and smoked salmon. These are baked in high-temperature stone ovens with seating designed to let you watch your pie in the making. For dessert, indulge in a gelato sandwich, a pressed sweet bread bun filled with hazelnut chocolate and gelato.
The Wok Station lets you customize a hearty, healthy bowl of fresh ingredients. Choose stir fry or ramen-style, then pick your protein like steak, chicken, shrimp or tofu and top it off with your choice of vegetables. This station will also offer a selection of sushi and appetizers like tuna poke, crab spring rolls and dumplings.
The Burger Station serves delicious handhelds with your choice of grass-fed beef, Black Angus beef, turkey burger or vegetarian burger garnished with an assortment of cheeses and toppings like aged Gouda, bacon and fig jam, and roasted mushrooms. If you’re craving seafood, dive into the Florida Grouper sandwich. Don’t forget to add a pickle, French fries and savory dipping sauces.
You’ll also have the option of pairing your Urban Pantry dish with a perfectly paired drink. Each food station will serve wine and beer themed to the cuisine and designed to complement the flavors of your meal. For example, you can get Asian beer and sake at the Wok Station.
Almost everything at Urban Pantry will be made from scratch, which means you’ll get the highest-quality, best-tasting food. Not only will the food taste delicious – with select organic and all-natural ingredients, it will be good for you, too! And if you have special dietary needs, you can talk directly to the chef cooking your meal, so it’s made just right.
I can’t wait for you to try all the amazing food and drink at Universal’s Aventura Hotel. Be sure to book your room soon so you don’t miss out on our limited time offer! If you book a four-night stay or longer, you’ll receive a free $50 hotel dining credit so you can try all of this mouthwatering food.
Check back soon for all-new details on the highly-anticipated Bar 17 Bistro. This rooftop experience featuring unique food and drinks will soon be a must do on my list and I’m sure, yours as well. And tell us in the comments below what your first stop will be when you visit the Urban Pantry.
Credit: David McKeever, director of food and beverage for Universal’s Aventura Hotel