Universal Orlando Resort’s latest hotel – Aventura Hotel is set to open in August and you’ll want to experience all it has to offer first hand, including its rooftop bar – Bar 17 Bistro, and just announced – a unique dining option – Urban Pantry. Keep reading below to learn all about Urban Pantry and its diverse palate of fresh ingredients creating globally inspired flavors; reason alone to visit this new spot at Universal Orlando!
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. 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.
And don’t forget breakfast! The Avocado BLT breakfast sandwich above looks amazing! We can’t wait to try out all the options at Urban Pantry and Bar 17 Bistro, and for a limited time, Aventura hotel stays of 4 nights or longer on select dates will receive a free $50 hotel dining credit* (per room). *Ask your UniversalFanTravel agent for more details and all terms and conditions and for a free, no-obligation quote today!