On Monday, December 4, 2017, our #Foodiechats Sponsor was Kalahari Resorts & Conventions for #KalahariEats.  We were joined onsite at the Pocono Mountains location with 12 of #Foodiechats Community Influencers.

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is America’s Largest Indoor Waterparks that offers Thrilling twists. Wild turns. Heart-pounding vortex loops. In addition to Rides & Slides, they offer Big Games Rooms, Virtual Reality, Escape Rooms, Signature Restaurants, Holiday Buffets, Spa Kalahari & Salon and Kalahari Fitness! WOW they truly have it all under one roof. You don’t even need to leave the resort.

The #Foodiechats Team was hosted on a four-part foodie walking tour through the resort! Yes, FOUR…We experienced B-Lux Grill and Bar a brand new addition to the Pocono Mountains location, Double Cut Charcoal Grill / Liquor Bar, Sortino’s Italian Kitchen, and last but certainly not least The Last Bite Candy Store. You don’t have to sacrifice food and beverage by going to a place the kids will love!

They certainly know their food and it’s top notch from staff, decor, and of course the menu. Every dish we tasted was full of flavors and most importantly the quality and attention to detail is what stand out to us after our live experience.

Here’s a taste of what we had…warning, you’ll want to grab a snack 😋

B-LUX GRILL & BAR

Deliciously unique burgers and shakes hand crafted from scratch. Invite your family and friends to try a signature burger or indulge in one of our hard shakes. They offer fresh ingredients that are locally sourced.

B-Lux Grill & Bar is the perfect place to watch your favorite sporting event, enjoy quality food with your family, or grab a quick bite to eat. They also accommodate large groups. Stop in and satisfy your tastebuds. View the menus

THE OSCAR: Lump crab meat, asparagus, béarnaise, steak burger

MUSHROOM & SWISS: Roasted portobello mushrooms and swiss fondue

THE GOBBLER: House-made turkey burger, stuffing, shredded lettuce, tomato, red onion and cranberry aioli 

THE CHEESE HEAD: Beer battered cheese curds, crispy bacon, shredded lettuce, tomato, onion, Wisconsin cheddar 

AHI TUNA TARTE CONES: Sesame Seeds, chives, avocado wasabi

SWEET RED ONION RINGS: Thick cut battered sweet red onions rings, B-Lux sauce

B-LUX WINGS

B-LUX DONUT SHAKE: Nutella, with glazed donut, chocolate sauce, and sprinkles

SALTED CARAMEL POPCORN SHAKE: Vanilla ice cream, salted popcorn

KENTUCKY BRAIN FREEZE: Maker’s Mark, caramel, peanut butter 

OREO-A-GO-GO: Oreo cookies, chocolate sauce, Bailey’s, and Kahlua

SORTINO’S ITALIAN KITCHEN

Sortino’s Italian Kitchen is a new age red sauce restaurant where old school Italian cuisine meets the modern age. Sortino’s Italian Kitchen is a casual restaurant and bar that brings to the Poconos a tradition of hospitality established by Giorgio and Giacomo Sortino more than 60 years ago when they opened the original Sortino’s Little Italy restaurant in Sandusky, Ohio. View the menu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fresh House-Made Mozzarella: fresh made and served with extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, black pepper and Tuscan bread 

Meat & Cheese Board: Salami and Cured Meats Italian Cheeses Olives & Pickled Vegetables 

Antipasti Board: Crispy Calamari, Italian Dry Rub Wings, Stuffed Mushrooms 

Signature Brick Oven Pizza: With Fried Egg

Arugula & Gorgonzola: arugula tossed in a light Gorgonzola-rosemary vinaigrette with spiced walnuts, apple, amarena cherries, prosciutto and crumbled gorgonzola 

Seafood al Diavolo: spicy vodka-tomato sauce loaded with lobster, clams, mussels, and shrimp – served over linguine 

Ziti with Country-Style Ragu: pasta tubes tossed in a rich and zesty meat sauce of Italian sausage, pork, tomatoes and herbs 

Chicken Limone: sautéed chicken breast with lemon-caper butter sauce served on top of capellini pasta with garlicky escarole 

Specialty Cocktails

The Hugo: prosecco, elder flower, fresh mint

Le Spritz Aperol, prosecco, soda

Cucumber Vespa: Hendrick’s Gin, San Pellegrino Limonata, cucumber, lemon

Sgroppino: New Amsterdam Citron, house-made limoncello, prosecco, lemon sorbet, cream

Sortino’s Sour: amaretto, bourbon, fresh lemon, simple syrup

Count Negroni: barrel-aged dry gin, Campari, Punt e Mes

Goldmine Aperitif: New Amsterdam Vodka, Cocchi Americano, pineapple juice, lemon

The Mulberry: rye whiskey, Punt e Mes, amarena cherry, bitters

Montenegro Mule: vodka, Amaro Montenegro, ginger beer

Sortino’s Bellini peach, elder flower, prosecco

Make Your Own Cannoli Cart

DOUBLE CUT CHARCOAL GRILL / LIQUOR BAR

Named for a larger cut of meat, Double Cut is a contemporary steakhouse. The menu departs from a classic steakhouse without chasing away traditionalists. Menu items will range from classic steaks and seafood to more exploratory seasonal menu items. One quality many menu items do share – the distinctive flavor imparted by Double Cut’s charcoal grill. View the menus

BLOODY MARY OYSTER SHOOTERS: fresh shucked oysters in a classic Bloody Mary shot 

ICED SHELLFISH TOWER: fresh oysters, jumbo shrimp, king crab, lobster
and jumbo lump crabmeat with assorted house-made sauces 

JOEL GOTT CHARDONNAY: ‘Unoaked’, California

BERINGER CABERNET: Knights Valley, Sonoma

BEEF TENDERLOIN TARTARE: with Dijon mustard and cornichons 

SEA SCALLOPS BENEDICT  

applewood smoked bacon, toasted brioche, hollandaise 

BEEF SHORT RIB TACOS  

cheddar, jalapeño and ancho-tomatillo salsa, fried onion

THE LAST BITE CANDY SHOP

Hand-dipped chocolate, fabulous caramel apples, homemade fudge, salt water taffy, the yummy ice cream and more. The Last Bite at Kalahari Resort specializes in indulgence!

Our Tasting Menu Included; Amazing caramel apples, fresh made fudge and candies. Plus Chef Drew brought out a 40 pound 100% Chocolate Sculpture (For our eyes only)

In addition to signature dining options they offer a total of 10 eateries through-out the resort that fits everyones taste buds.

All resorts are authentically-African themed, owners the Nelson family travel to Africa for inspiration and to source authentic art and souvenirs for guests. Check out the inspiration here:  http://bit.ly/2iY3zaa

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions currently has three locations; Wisconsin Dells, WI, Sandusky OH, Pocono Mountains, and in 2020 their brand new location will open in Round Rock Texas.

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions offer great accommodations such as, Rooms, Suites and Villas

Whether you’re traveling alone or with a group of 22 (yup, 22!), they have you covered. Literally. They have a room style to accommodate you and your family and friends. Don’t forget – all registered guests get FREE Waterpark admission included with their stay!

Even though they are known as America’s Largest Indoor Waterparks, they also want to host your meetings or host your wedding! https://www.kalahariresorts.com/pennsylvania/things-to-do/weddings-and-meetings/meetings-and-conventions/

It’s always 84 and sunny at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions. This holiday season, give the gift of Kalahari Resorts! You don’t have to be a guest of the resorts to experience the award-winning restaurants, Spa Kalahari and Salon and more! Gift cards are available here: http://bit.ly/2zudbjk

SPECIAL THANK YOU: HOMEMADE DELISH, STEVE GREEN, JUSTIN CRISTALDI, AND ANGELA WOODWARD FOR THE PHOTOS. ALSO TO THE ENTIRE KALAHARI RESORTS STAFF AND TO JACOBSON / ROST.