Planning the meals for our families while at convention is something that needs to be considered, especially if you are enjoying a multiple day stay at the resort. So, we want to take look at your many options.
The cost for meals can start to get a little pricey if we don’t plan ahead for those expenses. Luckily there are multiple choices where this unavoidable cost is concerned. Take a look at some of the wonderful hotel dining options that will be available during our visit to convention this year and start mapping out your dining activities!
Food Court - The food court can be found in Florida B, on the lower level of the convention center. Hours of operation are:
Thursday (dinner only) 5 – 9 pm
Friday & Saturday 7am – 9 pm
Gaylord Palms has prepared a value priced menu unique to each day of the convention, with meals priced from $6 – $10.
GET N’ GO DINNERS
Once again Gaylord Palms is offering $18 Get n’ Go dinners designed to feed four. Reserving your dinner is as easy as choosing your meals and the quantity of each meal and submitting your reservation.
Get n’ Go meals are available for pickup in the food court in Florida B from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. A cashier will collect your payment upon meal pickup.
Due to limited availability, you must make your Get n’ Go dinner reservation by May 10!
Meals are $18 and include your choice of iced tea or lemonade, with the daily menus as follows:
Thursday: Rotisserie chicken with macaroni and cheese, fresh vegetable, dinner rolls
Friday: Pulled pork with hamburger buns, salad, baked beans
Saturday: Baked ziti with meatballs, salad, garlic breadsticks
You can reserve your meal by clicking here: Reserve Your Get N’ Go Dinner
You will be sent a confirmation email. Please print your confirmation for each night you reserved a meal. This confirmation will allow you to pick up your meal.
Casual Dining Options
o Sora – A brand-new hotspot that’s as fresh as it is funky, SORA combines the art of sushi with the style of South Beach.
o Sunset Sam’s, A Key West Grill - Start your experience by stepping aboard the 60′ sailboat for an appetizer. A tropical oasis of excitement, Sunset Sam’s menu is a creative fusion of Floridian and Caribbean favorites, with a variety of fresh seafood prepared to your preferred specifications.
o Villa de Flora Restaurant – Enjoy fresh selections from the bread and produce markets, made to order pasta, specialty selections from the carving station, Mediterranean favorites as well as homemade desserts prepared daily by the pastry chef. A focused wine list is accentuated by traditional Mediterranean offerings, and also sangria made tableside!
And if you’d like a nice date night with the spouse, there is a fine dining option at Old Hickory Steakhouse.
At Old Hickory Steakhouse, you’ll find a serious menu in the tradition of the best world-renowned steakhouses. Inside, guests congregate over retro cocktails and enjoy All Natural Black Angus Beef.
Old Hickory is proud to support the slow foods movement. As Executive Chef for Old Hickory Steakhouse, Chef Paul has committed to support local, organic and sustainable farming in an effort to protect our environment, and to enhance and grow our local economy.
Other dining options available, because sometimes you just want a little bite.
Java Coast – Freshly baked pastries, great sandwiches, gourmet salads and delectable desserts–along with a first-rate selection of beer and wine–make Java Coast the perfect way to start or end your day.
Haagen Dazs Ice Cream Shoppe – Need we say more?
And in case you want to pamper yourself, just a little, there is the in-room dining option as well.
Since many of us homeschoolers are on a budget, bringing your own food, and preparing meals in your room, is always a frugal and popular option as well.
What are some ways that YOU save on meals while at convention? We’d love to know so please do share your comments with us.