Orlando: Italian Food at Primo at the JW Marriott, Grande Lakes

Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned

When you are at a convention located at the Grand Lakes with the JW Marriott and Ritz Carlton for 5 nights, you get to know every restaurant on the property. On our first night, I checked out Primo, an Italian restaurant at the JW Marriott for dinner. I enjoyed hearing they had a little farm out back and they were proudly serving vegetables grown on site. They also shared honey with Whisper Creek Farm: The Kitchen as they also keep bees on site.

I ordered an Old Fashioned whiskey cocktail from the nifty ipad menu (though the regular food menu is on plain ol’ paper).

amuse bouche

amuse bouche

The restaurant sent out an amuse bouche. It was a great start.

squid ink pasta with seafood

squid ink pasta with seafood

I had eaten fairly lightly during the day since I had just flown into Orlando from LA so I decided I needed a big carb fest. I zeroed in on the squid ink pasta with seafood. It was rich and hearty and just about the best meal of the table.

roasted heirloom tomatoes

roasted heirloom tomatoes

I love tomatoes and couldn’t resist the heirloom tomatoes which our server said were grown in the garden on the property. These were heavily dosed with vinegar and proved to be a little eye-watering even for a tart fiend like me.

Primo at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes

4040 Central Florida Pkwy., Orlando, FL 32837  —  (407) 393-4444
 
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