Lake Nona: A Culinary Adventure

Are you looking for alternatives to traditional travel? Embarking on local culinary adventures can be a delicious option! Exploring the diverse flavors in your own backyard can reveal hidden gems and a variety of delectable culinary traditions from cultures around the world. From hole-in-the-wall eateries serving authentic regional dishes to farmers’ markets filled with locally sourced ingredients, a world of gastronomic wonders is waiting to be discovered just around the corner. 

Food is a great way to connect with the local community as well as cultures across the globe. Think of it as a journey of flavors serving extraordinary experiences. 

Let us embark on our adventure at The Wave Hotel in Lake Nona. Delight in the flavors of Japan as Nami, the contemporary Japanese concept restaurant, transports you on a culinary journey. Immerse yourself in rich Japanese traditions with Nami’s intimate Chef’s Counter, where a rotating tasting menu offers a unique and ever-changing dining experience for up to 10 guests.

Also at The Wave Hotel, Bacàn – Taste of the Americas is a Michelin-recommended restaurant with an open-theater style kitchen, tableside showmanship, and an immersive dining experience. You can also dine on the outdoor terrace, overlooking the lush landscaping and world-renowned sculptures of the sculpture garden, an outdoor art gallery like no other. Executive Chef Guillaume Robin and Sous Chef Ryne Wood will surely exceed your expectations while taking you on a delicious voyage across Latin America.

While in South America, visiting Pisco Peruvian Gastrobar is a must! Pisco features an elegant dining experience with spectacular flavors and presentation. Enjoy a bespoke cocktail and a signature ceviche to begin your sensory feast. The fresh, high-quality ingredients showcase the bold flavors of Peru and leave you craving more. 

You can also enjoy the tastes of home by indulging in exceptional modern American cuisine and gathering your loved ones to savor the vibrant and contemporary tapas menu at Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen. The restaurant’s design fosters a social atmosphere, making it the ideal place for connecting with others, enjoying a delightful meal, and unwinding. In addition to craft beer, fine wine, and specialty cocktails, their menu offers a variety of vegan and gluten-free options.

When you cannot traverse the world physically, try to discover your community’s countless delectable culinary experiences. Doing so will allow you to learn more about local history and cultures worldwide, all while supporting the local economy.

For information about how to join the chamber or get the most out of your chamber membership, please contact the Lake Nona Regional Chamber of Commerce at or call us at 407-796-2230. We would love to hear from you!


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Written by Candy Cole

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