Review: Fall Petit Cake and Mickey Pumpkin Cake from Amorette’s Patisserie in Disney Springs

Amorette’s Patisserie has been open now for a few months, and on a recent trip to Walt Disney World — after a LOOOOOONG day in the parks — I thought it would be fun to head over to Disney Springs in the evening to enjoy a few (OK, a LOT) of desserts. ;-D

The upscale patisserie is quite unique. Whimsical cakes and pastries are handcrafted individually in the show kitchen, and THEY. ARE. BEAUTIFUL. It’s fascinating to stand by and watch as these edible works of art take shape. In addition to individual pastries and multi-serving cakes, Amorette’s also features what they call “Petit” cakes — just enough to serve two people. (Or, if you’re an AJ, one person.)

But you’ll pay a pretty penny for all of that beauty. On average, prices are definitely higher here than at Amorette’s closest competition, BoardWalk Bakery at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie at Epcot.

Today, we’re taking a closer look at one of Amorette’s Seasonal Offerings.

Amorette’s Fall Petit Cake

Amorette’s Petit Signature Cake was one of our favorites when we first reviewed the new spot in Disney Springs.

Signature Mini Cake -- Side View

Signature Mini Cake — Side View

But since they opened last Spring, they’ve been also begun offering Petit Cakes in other flavors and designs. Every time we’ve visited, we’ve spied both the Petit Tea Cake and Petit Coffee Cake. [Read more…]

New Video! Unique Disneyland Snacks Part I

We’re back with another Disney Food Blog Video today!

Our readers and viewers are giving us such great feedback on our latest project, the DFB YouTube Channel. It’s just another way we’re working to bring you our take on Disney Food, all the time!

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Today, we’re coming to you from the West Coast, as we bring you some of Disneyland’s most Unique Snacks in part one of our series. [Read more…]

Review: The BEST (and Some Not So Great) Burgers at Disney Springs’ D-Luxe Burger

Today, we’re heading back to Disney Springs for a lunch break at D-Luxe Burger!

With so many options newly opened at Disney Springs, sometimes it can be hard to make a decision. But we LOVE LOVE LOVED D-Luxe for their delicious Burgers, Hand-Cut Fries, interesting array of Dipping Sauces, and Gelato Shakes from our very first visit opening day.

Pricey? Yes, a bit. But we thought the uptick in quality made it WAY worth the pricetag.

The quick service spot has been open for a few months now, and you might not be surprised to know we’ve been back a few more times ;-)

Join us as we share photos and impressions of our follow up visits!

Atmosphere

If you’re looking for D-Luxe, you’ll find it centrally located in Town Center, Disney Springs’ newest neighborhood. Park in the Orange or Lime Garage; the walk is about the same distance from both.

D-Luxe and That Gorgeous Florida Sky

D-Luxe and That Gorgeous Florida Sky

As you’re looking at Guest Services in the heart of Town Center, D-Luxe is just to the left.

D-Luxe Burger

D-Luxe Burger

Step inside and you’ll see rustic finishes and lots of “evidence” to support D-Luxe’s backstory as the former site of a Florida cattle ranch. You can read more details and see a full tour here. [Read more…]

Tips from the DFB Guide: Indulge in a Walt Disney World Mocktail Crawl!

Are you the designated driver in your crew, or do you just prefer your fun without alcohol?

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If so, we have GREAT news. Disney offers tons (and we mean tons!) of Non-Alcoholic Drinks, or Mocktails. And we’re not just talkin’ Shirley Temples here. Following the current hot trend, many of the drinks offer the same attention to flavor and artistry as craft cocktails — sans liquor.

Want to try out a few for yourself? Then you’ll want to check out our Mocktail Crawl! It’s just one of the fun food adventures that you can embark on, thanks to the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining E-Book! If you love what you see here, check out our newly updated DFB Guide for even more great suggestions. And to celebrate our early launch of the 2017 DFB Guide, we’re offering it for a limited time at 20% off with promo code SAVE2017!

But enough talking. Time to check out the drinks!

The DFB Mocktail Crawl

Begin at Port Orleans Riverside, where you’ll stop by the Muddy Rivers Pool Bar for a Bull Frog Brew.

Muddy Rivers Pool Bar

Muddy Rivers Pool Bar

This refreshing drink combines Odwalla Lemonade, Monin Green Apple, and Monin Kiwi served in a Light-up Mason Jar for an extra magical touch. [Read more…]

New! Queso Blanco at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe in Disney’s Magic Kingdom

We have some news at the Magic Kingdom! No, our beloved plastic cheese isn’t back, but there is a new melty, cheesy goodness available at Pecos Bill’s!

If you’re not familiar, Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe is like a magical Chipotle serving fajitas, burritos, and rice bowls with a pretty extensive toppings bar in Frontierland. We also give it high marks for the delicious mini churros with a side of chocolate sauce!

It’s located right at the corner of Adventureland and Frontierland with a ton of indoor seating, so it’s a great place to relax and enjoy lunch — and maybe dry off after a trip through the Briar Patch at Splash Mountain!

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe

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News: Earl of Sandwich Introduces New Turkey, Apple, and Brie Sandwich

The Earl of Sandwich has something new up their sleeve, and we can’t wait to try it! Check out the Turkey, Apple, and Brie Sandwich!

© Earl of Sandwich

© Earl of Sandwich

I’m especially psyched because a similar sammy used to be on the menu at Contempo Cafe, and I looooved it. There’s also an awesome Brie and Apple baguette sandwich over at Les Halles in Epcot’s France!  [Read more…]

Review: Chocolate-covered Coconut and Peppermint Patties at Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure

It’s high time once again for some sweet eats at Trolley Treats!

Trolly Treats on Buena Vista Street

Trolly Treats on Buena Vista Street

On my most recent trip to Disney California Adventure, I thought it was finally time to review two sweets sitting side by side in most Disneyland candy cases that tend to fly under the radar: the Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pattie and the Coconut Pattie.

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pattie and Coconut Pattie

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pattie and Coconut Pattie in Bakery Case

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Remembering Writer’s Stop in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Well, we had hoped against hope that it wouldn’t happen… but it has.

Last week, we said goodbye to the Writer’s Stop in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

In order to make way for the construction of the future Star Wars and Toy Story Lands, the closure of the Streets of America section of the park began in April, resulting in the removal of several eateries in the area like Studio Catering Co., High Octane Refreshments, and Herbie’s Drive-In. The beloved little Writer’s Stop, however, escaped the first round of closures.

It wasn’t without a change of its own, though. In April, Writer’s Stop began operating as a de facto lounge for guests awaiting their Advance Dining Reservation for the neighboring Sci-Fi Dine-In Restaurant instead of as the pastry, coffee, and book store it was best known as over the years.

Writer's Stop

Writer’s Stop

Through the changes, the Writer’s Stop was a small corner of peaceful respite during a very busy park day. (Since the Streets of America section of the park was an assemblage of building false fronts and film sets, many guests would pass right on by Writer’s Stop, assuming it was more of the same.) [Read more…]

Review: Salted Oatmeal Cornflake Cookie, Brownie, and Cap’n Crunch Ice Cream Sandwich at Sprinkles in Disney Springs

::Gasp!:: OK, I know that’s a LONG title…but I HAD to let you know what we’re in for!

I stopped by the new Sprinkles in Disney Springs on my recent trip to Walt Disney World. And I seriously could not. Stop. Trying new things.

You already know about their fantastic Cupcakes. And we’ve also shared our impressions of their Sundae — homemade Ice Cream craftily layered with your choice of Cupcake, so you get a lil bit of everything in every bite. HEAVEN.

But guess what? There’s even more!

I just shared those incredible Seasonal Cupcakes with you. (If the Lemon Meringue and the German Chocolate Cupcakes are gone when you’re there, look for the Caramel Apple and S’mores versions for Fall!)

But I’ve gotta come clean. That’s not all I tried while I was in town.

Because they also offer one of my most favorite things ever: Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches.

You know I’m a big fan of Disney’s version of these. But wait, just wait, until you see the outrageousness that awaited us at Sprinkles.

Let’s Go.

Salted Oatmeal Cornflake Cookie and Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich with Cap’n Crunch Ice Cream(!!!!!)

So the amazing thing about the Sprinkles Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich is that it’s totally customizable. Name your cookies. Name your ice cream. Mix and match to your heart’s content.

Making My Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

Making My Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

I’ve already offered you a little foreshadowing of what awaits. But let’s back up a little, because I want to show you how your Cookies come to you if you just order one solo. [Read more…]

News: New Dining Discounts for Disney World Annual Passholders for 45th Anniversary Year

Happy 45th Anniversary, Walt Disney World!

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Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

And Happy Anniversary to Disney World Annual Passholders, who can take part in the celebration by enjoying some brand new discounts at select dining and merchandise locations around Disney World for the anniversary year! [Read more…]