Food & Beverage

Wined and Dined at The Peabody Orlando

The new property shows off its kitchen.

The press trip to The Peabody Orlando wrapped up in fine fashion on Saturday night, with a four-course, wine-paired, Northern California-themed dinner at the hotel’s sharp new restaurant — and it also represented something new for me. In my two-and-a-half years with Convene — working in the meetings industry in my own way — this is the first event to which my wife accompanied me, meaning that for the first time I didn’t get to my hotel room and immediately call her to say, “Boy, I wish you were here.” Instead, we were lucky enough to be able to share a very nice experience, from the site tour to that four-course dinner to the daily walking of the Peabody Ducks. In that way, the press trip did what the best meetings and conferences do — created a sense of common history, something that a certain group of people experienced together and can look back on warmly. Especially those ducks.

Christopher Durso

Christopher Durso formerly was executive editor of Convene.