The Art of Luxury Entertaining

The ultimate expression of luxury living manifests itself in different ways for different people. Luxury can reflect exceptional products and services; it can be used to designate unforgettable travel via private jets and suites at world-class resorts; and it can extend to memorable interactions with friends and family. Beyond designer labels, sports cars and super yachts, living a luxurious life may mean attending the most exclusive events and social gatherings, or it could include hosting lavish dinner parties at home where you and your guests can indulge in delicious food and drink.

Just like crafting a complicated timepiece or making a superlative wine, entertaining at the highest level requires expertise, a commitment to the details, and an unwavering penchant to have—and to be—the very best. Hospitality is at the core of Disney’s success and that extends to Golden Oak, the luxury residential community at Walt Disney World Resort. Through the experts at Disney, as well as through a special collaboration with an Emmy-winning interior designer, we’re delivering the secrets to unparalleled hospitality.

Every great party starts with food, and Chef Philip Ponticelli, chef de cuisine at Golden Oak is an expert at preparing and serving gourmet fare. Walt Disney World Resort master sommelier, Brian Koziol, can artfully select a wine for any occasion or cuisine. And there may be no greater authority on interior design than Melinda Ritz, owner of Melinda Ritz Interiors, who customizes dream homes for her affluent clientele. We sat down with each of those experts and asked them to provide aspiring hosts with all the tools they would need to master the art of luxury entertaining.




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