Disneyland Recipe: Warm Apple Butter Cake from Steakhouse 55 at Disneyland Hotel

SO excited about this perfect-for-winter recipe.

This time of year, where I come from, Apple is the King of Winter Flavors!

Warm Apple Butter Cake. ©Disney

Warm Apple Butter Cake. ©Disney

So I was super psyched to see this amazing recipe from Steakhouse 55.

Warm Apple Butter Cakes

Warm Apple Butter Cakes have it all — Caramelized Apples, moist Butter Cake, and a drizzle of Caramel Glaze spiked with Jack Daniels (!!) to top it all off. And what’s better? Since you make the cakes in individual portions, you don’t have to share. Sweet! [Read more…]

News: January 19th Wine Dinner at Wilderness Lodge’s Artist Point

Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge will kick off 2017 in a special way!

The table service restaurant will host a special Wine Dinner featuring wines from Oregon on Thursday, January 19, 2017.

The multi-course meal will showcase the bounty of seasonal fare available during the winter months. Mary Joli from Willamette Valley Vineyards will be on hand to guide guests through wine pairings. Artist Point’s own Chef Michael Gonsalves will be joined by Executive Chef John Clark of Walt Disney World Catering and Chef Amanda Lauder of The Ganachery at Disney Springs as well.

Here are all the important details:

Where: Artist Point, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort

When: January 19; Reception at 6:30PM, Dinner from  7:00 -9:00PM

Price: $175.00 per person, including tax and gratuity

Smoked Portobello Bisque

Smoked Portobello Bisque at Artist Point

For more information or to book this event, please contact one of the following: [Read more…]

DFB’s Top 10 Disney Food News Stories of 2016

Happy New Year, DFB Friends!

Let’s face it: 2016 handed us some real bummers. But there were some good things that happened, too. And that’s especially true where Disney Food is concerned.

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The Sun is Setting on 2016!

Today as we gather our noisemakers, funny hats, and bubbly to ring in the New Year, let’s take a few minutes to review some of the biggest Disney Food News Stories of 2016.

Are you with me? Let’s go! [Read more…]

Happy New Year from DFB!

Happy New Year from Disney Food Blog!

We are so excited to wrap up another year (especially THIS year…blergh) of bringing you all of the Disney Food News as it happens all around the world!

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And so, as we bid adieu to 2016 and ring in what we know is going to be a GREAT 2017, we wanna thank you in the best way we know how — with a SAVINGS just in time for your next Disney trip on our 2017 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining! [Read more…]

News: Get a FREE Quick Service Meal Each Day With a Returning WDW Package Offer

Planning a summer trip to Disney World in the new year? As of today, booking is available for the 2017 Summer Quick Service Meal Offer specific to guests staying at select Walt Disney World Value Resorts. It entitles each guest of your party to one FREE quick service meal (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) per day of stay.

Open-Face Bacon and Egg Sandwich for Breakfast at Be Our Guest Restaurant

Open-Face Bacon and Egg Sandwich for Breakfast at Be Our Guest Restaurant

Here are the details: [Read more…]

New DFB Video: Where to Find the BEST Disney Fried Chicken

Who doesn’t love really great Fried Chicken!?!

It’s one of my favorites! And fortunately, there are some fantastic spots to get it at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. And we’re telling you all about some of our favorites in our next DFB YouTube Channel Video!

Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken

I’ll admit it — Fried Chicken is one of my favorite comfort food guilty pleasures. But it’s also one of those foods that restaurants don’t always do a great job executing. But we’ve found some great spots to share with you! [Read more…]

HOLIDAY Tips from the DFB Guide: Where to Dine When You Don’t Have a Reservation in Walt Disney World

It’s a pretty common occurrence. You’re in the middle of your Walt Disney World vacation, it’s the holiday season, and you’d love to enjoy a table service meal.

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But there’s only one problem: you don’t have an advance dining reservation (ADR).

Maybe your plans changed, or the weather did. Or it could just be that you planned to grab counter service, but now you’re rethinking that move. Whatever the situation, you might think that all hope is lost. There’s no way you’re getting into any Disney table service restaurant that you didn’t book 180 days out. Right?

You might be surprised to learn that I book a lot of tables just days before I head to Walt Disney World. And it’s not all that rare for me to change things up at the last minute — even during the busiest times of the year!

How do I do it? Flexibility helps a LOT. But if that’s not an option, what you need are some tried and true spots where you can probably score a table with very short notice, or even as a walk up.

Here are our suggestions for Where to Dine When You Don’t Have a Reservation in Walt Disney World. And if you love what you see here, be sure to check out the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining for tons of great tips!

The Wave…of American Flavors

One of my favorite resort dining spots is The Wave…of American Flavors at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Bonus: it’s within walking distance (or monorail ride) of Magic Kingdom!

The Wave offers a hearty start to your day. Enjoy an a la carte breakfast of some of the restaurant’s specialties, like Sweet Potato Pancakes.

Sweet Potato Pancakes with melted butter and maple syrup

Sweet Potato Pancakes with melted butter and maple syrup

And if you can’t make up your mind between sweet and savory, you can opt for the Buffet. [Read more…]

What’s New Around Walt Disney World: December 20, 2016

Are your halls decked? Are your presents wrapped? Are you bursting with anticipation as you’re getting ready to celebrate the HOLIDAYS?!?

Cinderella Castle all lit up!

Cinderella Castle all lit up!

Because it’s the Most Wonderful — and Delicious! — Time of the Year at Walt Disney World! And we’re taking a tour around the Parks, Disney Springs, and several Disney Resorts to find out What’s New for this most festive season! [Read more…]

Review: Ice Cream Flights and Hard Floats at Ample Hills Creamery in Disney World

Ample Hills Creamery arrived on Disney’s BoardWalk in May of this year.

And here’s something you should know: the new Disney location for this Brooklyn-based ice cream company is pretty nice about letting you try samples of their sixteen house-made flavors.

Which is almost a problem. Because choosing between Peppermint Pattie, Cotton Candy, Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, PB Wins the Cup, and the rest  (including the BoardWalk’s exclusive flavor, Sally Sells Seashells) almost gets MORE difficult after you taste them. You just kind of want them ALL.

And that’s where the spot’s Ice Cream Flights come in awfully handy! So we’re back to check out those Flights along with a couple of Hard Floats that hit the scene a little while back.

The Ice Cream Flights are $10.19, and you get to choose six flavors per Flight. It’s a fun way to try several when you just can’t decide. (I mean, sure, they are keen on the samples, but they gotta draw the line somewhere ;) !)

Ample Hills Creamery sign

Ample Hills Creamery sign

My friend and I grabbed a couple flights so that we could try twelve out of the sixteen flavors. Here are some mini reviews to go along with these mini scoops! (By the way, while “bite-size” is obviously different for everyone, I’d estimate that each scoop gives about four-five bites of ice cream.) [Read more…]

News: Disney’s Vero Beach Resort Debuts Wind and Waves Grill, Market, and Bar

Guests at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort — a Disney Vacation Club destination in Vero Beach, Florida — have some new dining experiences to look forward to on their next trip!

Disney's Vero Beach Resort sign

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort sign

These include a new restaurant, market, and bar, with updated menus to match. [Read more…]