Just came back from a week in Orlando. This is a semi-annual pilgrimage where we enjoy our timeshare with Marriott Vacation Club @ The Palms and a trip to the theme parks. Among the dining experiences we look forward to and always step away from with expectations exceeded is an evening at Hawk's Landing Steakhouse & Grille.
A short shuttle ride away and located next to the Golf Pro Shop at Marriott's Orlando World Center Resort, the restaurant overlooks the golf course. Hawk's Landing Steakhouse & Grille is very upscale. The interior is warm, inviting and contemporary and finished in natural woods. Tablecloths, cloth napkins, silverware and crystal set expectations for a classy evening.
Whenever we're there, the chef stops by to greet us. But this was a very special occasion for our dear friend and his wife. He was celebrating an 80th birthday; and for us, a 30th anniversary. To our surprise, the Hotel Manager, Ron even cruised by our table for a 'welcome back' toast.
From the appetizers to the entrees, our experience remains unmatched. With the chef and serving staff joined in a chorus of 'Happy Birthday' for our friend, the specially crafted cake and desserts were simply delicious, making the occasion all the more memorable.