Loews Royal Pacific Hotel at Universal Orlando is home to some amazing culinary adventures. From Emeril’s Tchoup Chop, to the Wantilan Luau, there’s some very unique and eclectic food offerings. However, one of the most talked about is Jake’s Beer Dinner. It’s a gathering in which they pair a fresh menu, with some very different beers that only happens several times a year. The menu changes every time, and so does the beer, so it’s something that beer lovers, as well as foodies, can enjoy time and time again. However, is it worth it? We took the challenge to find out.
On January 23rd, my friend and I went to the first Jake’s American Bar Beer Pairing of the year at the Royal Pacific Hotel. Jake’s promised a unique local dining adventure and we were not disappointed. When we first arrived we entered into a private dining room meant only for this event and ushered to large tables where we would be sitting with other people to eat. While eating with strangers isn’t my favorite way to dine, by the 3rd course (and 3rd beer), I was very comfortable with my dining companions. For each dinner Jake’s teams up with a brewery to create a signature menu and this dinner was paired with the craft brewery Unibroque. Unibroque is a Canadian based brewery which specializes in Belgian style ales.