Please note – The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes has embarked on a renovation program to refresh and enhance the resort’s already unique dining experience. A new restaurant concept called Highball & Harvest will be opening its doors in late summer 2014. To make way for this new culinary venture, The Vineyard Grill has been closed.
Inspired by Central Florida’s legacy as a prominent agricultural powerhouse and the railroad system that moved its abundant crops from field to table, Highball & Harvest pays homage to this legacy, with menus laden with ingredients from local farms, as well as our own green-growing efforts. We pluck fresh produce from our own 7,000- square-foot garden at Whisper Creek Farm. Crafted cocktails are infused with seasonal fruits and herbs. And create a culinary adventure that is as inspiring as it is memorable.
Our chefs take a modern approach to creating authentic Southern inspired dishes, complemented by seasonally hand-crafted cocktails, all while taking advantage of the four season availability of fresh, local resources. Real, artisanal and inspired, our chefs are passionate about promoting sustainable agriculture and staying true to their roots.
Highball & Harvest will bring to life a social gathering environment with a warm and rustic ambiance and a minimalist aesthetic that embraces Central Florida’s connection to its crops and the iconic locomotive – a tandem forever known as the Iron Harvest. With inviting elements such as a communal cocktail table, wide open lounges and a terrace to enjoy Florida’s hospitable climate, guests will enjoy a sense of elegant comfort, blended with warm but crisp service in a relaxing environment.