Food Post Weekly Round-Up: October 25, 2009

backlot noticeA quick reminder: As of Tuesday, October 27, 2009, Disney Advanced Dining Reservations have been moved back to 180 days ahead of arrival date! So those of you headed to Disney during the next six months, plan to be on that phone or online on Tuesday :)

On to the round-up, I’m amazed every week by the number of fun Disney food posts there are around the web. I’m so lucky to have found each and every one of these blogs and videos, and I hope you’ll benefit from (and bookmark!) these great sites. Lots of great information here this week… Away we go!

One of my favorite baking blogs, Cookie Madness, headed to Disney World a couple of weeks ago and returned with a fantastic trip report complete with photos from Citricos and Yachtsman Steakhouse. Also, be sure to check out her post about the S’mores Fudge from the Main Street Confectionery!

Everything Walt Disney World has an information-packed review of where to go to get groceries around Disney World, including a great FAQ about grocery delivery!

Okay, this one is from September, but I just found it and had to include (I LOVE this blog). So, Watch Me Eat spends some time at the Yak and Yeti Local Foods Cafe quick-service spot in Animal Kingdom. I love that they serve your food in take-out containers here.

The Disney Blog announces that Stone Crab Season has begun at Fulton’s! There’s even a special menu…

If you love chocolate cake, you’ll love this! The Mouse For Less has a fun article where 12-year-old chocolate cake critic, Max, rates five different Disney World chocolate cakes on a scale of one to ten!

Have $375 to burn on a great New Year’s Eve event? Disney Parks Blog announces the Victoria and Albert’s New Year’s Eve experience, beginning this year. Sounds divine…

The Orange County Register’s Around Disney Blog reports that Hook’s Pointe in the Disneyland Hotel has re-branded to become the only seafood-focused dining spot in Disneyland. The blog also posts a great round-up of where to find halloween treats and desserts in Disneyland!

Domestic Debacle posts photos and a review of the Polynesian Resort Spirit of Aloha Luau show.

Mommy Musings has a superb bunch of Party for the Senses Photos from the week celebrating “Classical Cuisine.”

In the Orlando Sentinel’s Daily Disney Blog (this is a new blog that’s in beta for the OS — very cool), Heather McPherson shares the recipe for Citricos’ Onion Tart.

etckt has a fun description of Hoop Dee Doo Revue, accompanied by a list-o-facts about the dinner show.

Finally, a couple of fun videos for you this week!

Chef Brian Piasecki, currently presiding over the Contemporary Resort’s California Grill, demonstrates the recipe for Le Cellier‘s Cheddar Cheese Soup in this cool video!

And Cat Cora, who’s new signature restaurant Kouzzina just opened in September, joins the muppets to promote Disney’s Give a Day, Get a Disney Day promotion!


  1. says

    Thanks for the nod, AJ.

    I’ll definintely be checking out your links; we’re going to Citricos in December and I’ve been wanting to see some pictures!

  2. says

    No problem! Great blog post, Chris. Citricos is one of my favorites; I’d love to hear your thoughts when you return.

  3. says

    Wow! What a great roundup this week! Good reading (and viewing). I love the idea of eating by theme around Disney World, as Max did with the chocolate cakes. And that soup looks amazing (though somewhat fattening). The only thing I don’t like about moving ADRs out to 180 days is that it kind of cripples people who are only planning trips 3-4 months in advance. You could be SOL when it comes to the dining reservations you want because of all those early birds. :-) I do love Disney’s Give a Day, Get a Day promotion–it’s the best thing I’ve seen come from any corporation in a long time. It doesn’t hurt them to offer it, and many nonprofit organizations will benefit. What a great idea.

  4. says

    Gray — Agreed on 180 days. Planning will have to get tighter. I also fear that there will be an increase in “booking just in case,” meaning ADRs might be taken up by people who aren’t yet certain about their vacations.

  5. says

    Ugh, that’s a really good point–people hogging reservations when they’re not even sure they will use them and then people who would use them can’t get them, or have to keep checking back to see if there are any openings. Yeah, this could be a mess.

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