Universal Orlando’s newest hotel, Aventura Hotel is a beautifully designed hotel, featuring modern decor, the latest technology and the tastiest food! If you’ve come for the eats, here are the best dishes to try at the stylish new hotel:
The first stop on your culinary adventure should be 17 stories up at Bar 17 Bistro on the 17th floor. The rooftop bar and grill serves some unique culinary dishes, including the specialty bao buns. These fluffy steamed Chinese buns come stuffed with variety of different fillings including duck confit with turmeric citrus aioli, braised pork belly with ginger sesame and pickled cucumbers or the Mongolian beef with Asian pear.
Other must-try dishes include the Grilled Spanish Octopus - charred with grilled broccolini, confit potatoes, smoked chili, almond romesco and herb oil. The Summer Beet and Glazed Fig Salad delights the tastebuds with local burrata cheese, hazelnut crisp, pickled red onions, and balsamic vinaigrette.
Bar 17 Bistro’s drinks are just as impressive and include the refreshing “Botanical” - dry gin, orange juice, lemon, lime and strawberry.
For more traditional fare, head back down to Aventura Hotel’s first floor and check out Urban Pantry. Inspired by the food halls in Asia and Europe, Urban Pantry has cuisine ranging from tuna poke to vegetarian pizza and everything in between. There are four different stations to choose from: Roast, Burger, Pizza and Wok & Sushi.
At the Wok & Sushi station you can’t go wrong with the noodle stir-fry. Pair it with fresh vegetables, steak and an over easy egg. There is also the Volcano sushi roll with soy marinated salmon and fried tempura shrimp rolled with wasabi mayo and ponzu drizzle.
The Pizza olives, mozzarella and parmesan are cooked to perfection.
The Burger Station is home to traditional options like The Urban with bacon and roasted mushrooms, The Impossible Veggie Burger, Chicken Sandwich and the West Coast Turkey Burger.
For American classics The Roast station offers seared salmon, grilled steak and rotisserie chicken.
Urban Pantry also offers over a dozen gelato flavors and special dessert sandwich called the gelato panini, stuffed with gelato and pressed panini-style.