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Bring Your Appetite With You!

June 30, 2010

Coming to Infinitus? Make sure you bring your appetite with you. Below are the menus for several key events at Infinitus2010 including our Welcome Feast, Leaving Feast, Keynote Luncheons and more.

During the Welcome Feast in the Ballroom on Thursday from 1:30 – 2:45 p.m., Full and Merlin’s Circle registrants and those with add-on Welcome Feast tickets will enjoy our buffet featuring the Ventana Stop  Light Salsa Bar with Tortilla Chips and Guacamole, Chicken Tortilla  Soup with Queso Fresc, Mexican Cucumber/Jicama Salad with Sangria Vinaigrette, Poblano Salad with Black Beans, Roasted Corn and Charred Tomato Dressing, Vegetarian Tamales with Roasted Tomatillo Sauce, Fish Tacos with Shaved Cabbage and Sour Cream, Chicken Breast in Mole Sauce, Corona Marinated Beef Fajitas with Grilled Peppers and Red Onions, Mexican Rice, Frijoles and Warm Crisp and Soft Tortillas.

We’ll finish the feast off with a Chocolate Nacho Bar, Tres Leches Flan and Key Lime Pie, plus Starbucks Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Herbal Teas and Iced Tea.

At Friday’s Keynote Luncheon (an additional-ticket event), “FTW! Fanfic-Trained Writers” in Pacifica 6 at noon, enjoy the Florida Farmer’s Fresh Buffet, including Sarasota Tomato Bisque with Farm Fresh Goat Cheese Crostini, Red Hill Groves Citrus Salad Station, Rosa’s Farm Smoked Lemon-Rosemary Chicken Breast with Truffle Honey Jus, Anguilia Farms Hybrid Striped Bass with Lemon Caper Sauce, Grilled Portobello and Carmelized Vidalia Onion Relish, Avocado Tomato Salsa, Palmetto Creek Farms Pork Sliders, Dill Pickle Chips and Carolina Coleslaw, with a Market Vegetable Pasta Station featuring Vegan Portobello Bolognese, Whole Wheat Penne and Asparagus.
During the presentations by our guest writers, enjoy Roasted Green Apple Pie, Florida Strawberry Cheesecake and Triple Chocolate Mud Pie.

Saturday’s Keynote Luncheon with Kelvin Truite and Brendan Docherty of  Electronic Arts (an additional-ticket event) will feature Petit Field Greens, Penne Pasta with Toasted Pine Nuts, Fresh Basil and Shrimp, Vine-Ripened Tomatoes and Feta Cheese in Lemon-Oregano Vinaigrette, Old Fashioned Carrot Slaw with Golden Raisins and Honey, Vegetarian Wraps with Roasted Garlic Hummus Spread, Vine Ripe Tomato, Grilled Asparagus, Arugula, Portobello Mushroom and Goat Cheese, Italian-Style Hoagies with Mortagella, Genoa Salami, Sweet Capicolla, Provolone and Marinated Onion, a Tuscan Seared Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade, Artichokes and Fontina Cheese, and Roast Beef Rib Sandwiches with Carmelized Onions, Garlic, Spinach and Brie, followed by Oreo Cheesecake, Tropical Fruit Cake and Dark Chocolate Banana Torte.

Tickets to the Keynote Lunches are available until Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Registration Add-On Desk and we may be able to re-open sales to registrants online, too.

During the Night of Frivolity Ball in the Pacifica Ballrooms, starting at 9 p.m. on Saturday night, enjoy chips, salsa and guacamole, alongside our cash bars. Drink prices range from $5-9.

When Sunday morning dawns, it’s time to say goodbye, so Full Registrants, Merlin’s Circle registrants and those with stand-alone feast tickets will join together at The Leaving Feast in the Pacifica Ballrooms from 10:30 a.m. until noon and dine on scrambled eggs, applewood-smoked bacon, cheddar hash browns, chicken apple sausages, cheese blintzes, sliced fruit and berries, granola and vanilla yogurt, waffles, cereals, and of course, a selection of Starbucks coffees and herbal teas.

If you volunteered at Infinitus, join us at the Volunteers’ Ice Cream Social at 3 p.m. in the Coral Sea Room.

Merlin’s Circle attendees will also enjoy a Thursday evening reception in the Java Sea room and breakfasts on Friday and Saturday.

Vegetarians, Vegans and Dairy-Free
We have worked to ensure that vegetarians, vegans and the dairy-free will be accommodated by the standard buffet meals.

35 Comments leave one →
  1. iletaitunefois permalink
    June 30, 2010 8:14 pm

    Wow…that opening feast doesn’t bode well for people who can’t eat spicy foods…like me…

    • June 30, 2010 8:27 pm

      It’s a buffet so hopefully there will be some milder options in the mix for you.

    • Heidi permalink
      June 30, 2010 9:27 pm

      Most of the food (exception being the chicken) will have the spicier elements on the side.

  2. Lori permalink
    June 30, 2010 9:36 pm

    I don’t do good with spicy either. I know a lot of hard work into this and I appreciate it. I thought that we were going to have English food like cornish pies, treacle tart, shepard’s pie, pudding etc. Sort of like the food they have in the books/movies. Wasn’t expecting Mexican/Latin.

  3. Elizabeth permalink
    June 30, 2010 9:51 pm

    Definitely not liking the food for the Welcome Feast. I dont see a single thing there I’ll eat :\

  4. Draco Malfoy permalink
    June 30, 2010 11:02 pm

    Most people dont go to the Welcoming Feast for the food. They go to meet friends again or for the first time. They did have traditional English food at Phoenix Rising in New Orleans but its usually held in the evenings and is now always a buffet.

    Azkatraz’s Welcoming Feast was also held at lunchtime which somewhat ruins the atmosphere imo, as a lot of people are still arriving round that time.

    • Lori permalink
      July 1, 2010 12:20 am

      I suppose that is true for most. I think there are some people, like me, in that this is going to be the only real meal they are going to have the entire time. Other than the feast, I am going to be having pb&j while at the conference. Again, I’m not trying to complain. Just stating an opinion.

  5. Ally permalink
    July 1, 2010 1:10 am

    Well, I love spicy mexican food so this sounds absolutely delicious to me! Can’t wait for all that guacamole. It doesn’t even sound all *that* spicy.

  6. Shae permalink
    July 1, 2010 10:42 am

    I won’t be bringing my appetite to the welcoming feast, but I will be bringing my own lunch. I would never ever think to associate Harry Potter and Latin/Mexican food.

  7. Mary permalink
    July 1, 2010 1:53 pm

    I think it all sounds absolutely delicious and coming from Ireland I couldn’t be happier that there’s not a shepherds pie in sight! 😀

  8. Sempraseverus permalink
    July 1, 2010 4:33 pm

    All this talk of food is making me hungry …. I’m all for what ever you’ve got … too bad the liquor is not included though … giggle …

    I really want to try the Fish & Chips at the park …

    Wheres the Pub … and the SushiBar … I can’t wait … Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    • Draco Malfoy permalink
      July 1, 2010 5:35 pm

      They have a sushi bar????

      • Alex permalink
        July 1, 2010 7:52 pm

        There’s a sushi bar in the lounge of the hotel. I haven’t eaten there but passing by it it looks nice lol.

      • Heidi permalink
        July 1, 2010 10:22 pm

        There’s also a sushi bar over at CityWalk.

      • Sempraseverus permalink
        July 1, 2010 11:39 pm

        SUSHI & SAKE & SUSHI & SAKE ….

    • Draco Malfoy permalink
      July 1, 2010 10:44 pm

      $7.99 for a pastie!!!!!! OMG! They cost around £1.00 in England!!!

  9. Sempraseverus permalink
    July 1, 2010 6:54 pm

    I would love it if they do … SASHIMI!

  10. Mary permalink
    July 2, 2010 11:46 am

    $7.99 for a pastie where? Insane! Greggs wouldn’t stand for it! 😀

  11. Serade Black permalink
    July 2, 2010 2:31 pm

    There are English pubs around the corner down on International Drive if you want all of those things (in Orlando, it seems to cater to the English and Indian foods the most, IMO – you can get a great curry there!). The buffet sounds awesome, really larger than in the past. Looking forward to it and after being outdoors for the Live!Chessmatch Stunt show (*pimppimp*) we’ll be hungry! Less than 2 weeks, now!

  12. Serade Black permalink
    July 2, 2010 2:32 pm

    Also – there is an Irish Pub IN the Universal Theme Park (not Islands, where HP is) that is pretty good, as well.
    They also have STRONGBOW on tap!

  13. Lori permalink
    July 2, 2010 11:29 pm

    I might splurge for a pastie just as long as Mrs. Lovett doesn’t make them. Not sure about the ones at the park if they taste like sloppy joes.

  14. Cristina permalink
    July 3, 2010 11:03 am

    Well, it is Florida and there is a huge Latin / Mexican population there. I think that explains the welecomeing feast… Personally I am so excited. Everything sounded delicious to me!!

  15. Sempraseverus permalink
    July 3, 2010 9:33 pm

    pasen el guacamole …

    otro cervesa por favor …

    MMmmmMMmmMMmm flan …

    I’m practicing my spanish …

  16. Kat permalink
    July 4, 2010 8:48 pm

    This does sound delicious… and you mention veggies and vegans, but what about celiacs? Are the dishes going to be marked? *has already had this problem with Universal*

    • July 4, 2010 8:58 pm

      The dishes will be marked. I know the Infinitus planning committee has asked them to mark items that were Vegetarian, Vegan and Daily-free. Not sure if they will be marking items that are Gluten-free but I’ll ask.

  17. Fuchsia permalink
    July 8, 2010 6:31 pm

    Wow, as a vegan, I am pleasantly surprised at all the options that I will have to choose from! Thanks, I really appreciate it!

  18. theweirdisister permalink
    July 9, 2010 11:32 pm

    Personally I’m really happy to see the Mexican/Cuban leaning of the menus. What could be better for a crowd?! It’s certainly what I’d choose as a type of food that everyone loves. (Although clearly everyone doesn’t. I’m from California, so that’s a new concept for me.) Thank goodness it’s not anachronistic British food. Ick. Blood sausage or black pudding anyone? It’s true that mole may not be congruous with HP, but neither is an old-timey, snow covered English village congruous with south Florida. And that’s going to be fabulous!

  19. Dove permalink
    July 9, 2010 11:56 pm

    I think the menu sounds fabulous! Mexican food and the Florida heat go together wonderfully! Great decisions 🙂

  20. Lynn permalink
    July 13, 2010 3:32 pm

    I think the Welcome Feast sounds great! I only wish it was in great hall…I also am going to Hogsmeade to try the pub food, too!


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