Located in the heart of Orlando’s Downtown Arts District, the Grand Bohemian is an artistic boutique hotel designed to inspire unforgettable experiences. Also a member to The Kessler Collection portfolio, each hotel’s art, music, and cultural influences are personally acquired for that hotel by the Kessler family.
I had the opportunity to take a group tour to explore the hotel and view the Kessler Collection Signature Grand Bohemian Gallery celebrating the work of French artist, Jean Claude Roy. The last stop on our tour ended at the hotel’s restaurant located on the first floor named, “The Boheme”.
Our group received a five course meal prepared by Executive Chef Laurent Hollaender from northeastern France. Chef Hollander’s execution in all his dishes surpassed expectations, and the group dinner was filled with good conversation and good company.
Chef Hollaender’s style of cooking consists of Italian influences finished with a touch of elegance. Chef Hollaender’s dishes are a true work of art as they are not only visually appealing but quite satisfying on the lips. His dishes were in fact impressive.
Be aware that the menu at The Boheme changes every month, so make sure to check out the menu regularly.
Get in my belly.
After dinner, the staff at Grand Bohemian generously gifted each of us with a portrait made of chocolate that was painted by Jean Claude Roy himself. Although it is edible, but it’s too pretty to eat. For now I will keep this chocolate portrait framed on my wall.
You are what you eat. After this dinner, I would consider myself elegant.
Photos taken by Krystle Nguyen with the Nikon D5000 DSLR