Food Post Weekly Round-Up: September 19, 2009

Eat hereLOADS of food posts this week! Everyone must be as excited as I am about the Food and Wine Festival starting on Friday and writing subconcious food posts as a result!

Before we begin, the big Disney Food news this week includes the grand opening of Kouzzina, the Wishes Dessert Party extension through January 2, 2010, and the D23 Expo reveal of upcoming Magic Kingdom Fantasyland restaurants! Be sure to check out these stories if you haven’t already.

And now, here we go!

The LA Times reports a new food stop in Disneyland that will open September 25th, and serve turkey legs, chimichangas, and corn on the cob.

The Orlando Sentinel shares a fantastic grand opening Kouzzina photo gallery and restaurant review.

The Orange County Register reports the resignation of Michael Jordan, Master Sommelier and General Manager of Disneyland’s Napa Rose.

The Touring Plans Blog asks “Does Free Dining Always Save You Money?” and comes up with some intriguing results.

Disney Food Blog facebook fan Scott Dickison posted a photo and some info about the new shrimp platter dish at Columbia Harbor House in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. The meal is $9.69, and comes with fries and coleslaw.

The WED Page remembers The Empress Lily Riverboat character meal, complete with great photos!

Main Street Gazette posts about one of my favorite meals in Disney World: Casey’s Corner hot dogs.

Save Pleasure Island speculates about some possible restaurants rumored to be headed for Downtown Disney.

My Disney Mania has a report from Club 33, direct from guest reporter Donald Duck!

Disney Every Day reminds us about Cast Member Day at the Food and Wine Festival — cast member or not, you can sample some of the Festival offerings a day in advance!

Thanks for the great food writing, everyone!


  1. Dr. Nigel Channing says

    Wow — the Napa Rose news is what got my attention. My wife and I have had the pleasure of dining there twice, and the experiences were literally the finest we’ve ever experienced.

    Everyone who helped us was outstanding – especially our server, who was exceptional.

    Ok, I think the only word missing in all that is “amazing”. :-)

    I only hope that they can find someone who can keep the level of service and food as Mr. Jordan did.

  2. madoka says

    My husband and I had the great pleasure of taking an Intro to Wine Tasting class from Mr. Jordan himself during this year’s California Food & Wine Festival at Disney’s California Adventure. He was personable, enthusiastic, a wealth of information, and put us beginners totally at ease. It was the absolute highlight of the festival for us and so much fun. We learned a lot and drank some great wines! :) I’m sorry to see him leave Napa Rose and Disney but wish him the best in the new winery and other ventures. I’m definitely going to buy a bottle of the first vintage!

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