- The Scene
Find this fine-dining experience after following a winding path through wetlands complete with mock alligators, wildlife sounds and chirping insects. Several dilapidated wood cabins with open windows and lace curtains are a front for first-rate service, china, linens and cozy table seating with indoor or outdoor dining--all within the enclosed four-acre atrium of the magnificent Gaylord Palms Resort.
A variety of naturally aged steaks stand out on the menu, but other offerings include Maine lobster, veal, venison and capon. Hot appetizers of alligator lasagna and lobster bisque are outstanding. A 16-ounce flame-grilled New York strip is tender and delicious, seasoned with the restaurant's secret blend. The American buffalo tenderloin is also tender and slightly sweet. Both are served with a choice of sauces: diable, bearnaise, au poivre, or bordelaise. Desserts are large and rich; the scrumptious peanut butter cheesecake and warm chocolate cake are artistic creations.
- Hotel Dining 2006 – Audience Winner
- Hotel Dining 2007 – Audience Winner