Report From Disneyland’s Cupcake Store!

One of my favorite Disneyland gourmands, Eric Chu (who also delivers some delicious eats over at Chu’s Choices), sent along these delectable photos from the Cupcake Store in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney District!

The Cupcake Store in Disneyland's Downtown Disney

A Few Cupcake Choices

Eric and Nicole chose a “day and night” cupcake and a red velvet cupcake — each $4.45 including tax. The review: “Pricey, but delicious. Moist, and the icing isn’t [Read more…]

Fresh Introduces New Signature Cocktail Menu

The Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort‘s mixology lab has come up with another new menu of delicious drinks.

New Cocktail Menu at Fresh

This time, Fresh — located in the Dolphin section of the resort — unveils a colorful array of cocktails ranging from the classic Mimosa and Bloody Mary to the more extravagant Istanbul Coffee, Egyptian Honey Bourbon Tea, and Barcelona White Sangria. While the former selections are guest favorites, the latter options offer guests a taste of the restaurant’s signature Mediterranean flavors.

I had the chance to sample the brand new “Fresh” Extraction — a combination of Ketel One Citroen and the fresh juice extracts of Kiwi, Apple, Wheatgrass, [Read more…]

3D: Disney’s Dessert Discovery Event at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival

Disney has introduced several brand new events as part of the 15th Annual Epcot Food and Wine Festival, including this 3D Disney’s Dessert Discovery event! A friend and foodie, Colin Buchanan (you might know him as @ParadisePeer on twitter), has written up an incredible review of his visit. Take it away Colin!

3Ds: Delicious Decadent & Delirious
As part of my 15th Annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival excursion I chose to attend the inaugural “3D” Disney’s Dessert Discovery event. Actually, my entire week was scheduled around this event. As soon as this year’s events were announced, the 3D event jumped off the page with the lure of desserts, cordials and a V.I.P. view of [Read more…]

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Food Pictures: Puerto Rico, Hops & Barley, Poland Booths

It’s time for more 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival booth food pictures! As always, if you want to see full coverage of each booth — including food pictures, menus, and pricing — check out our Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Pages! Just click on any booth Country name for detailed information — they’re being updated as new photos come in.

Puerto Rico
I’m pretty sure Puerto Rico was my husband’s favorite booth, and in spite of the slight cilantro taste to the soup, it was one of my favorites as well! The incredible medianoche sandwich was a surprising winner — savory, warm, and just perfect for a midnight kitchen raid! ;-) And the asopao de pollo had some serious flavor going on! It was a huge portion, and delicious.

The Bacardi Torched Frozen Cherry Colada was incredible. Creamy, cool, sweet, and just enough tang to keep you interested. It is one of my favorite items in the festival! You can see more pictures, the full menu, and prices on our Puerto Rico Booth Page!

Asopao de Pollo (Chicken Soup with Rice)

medianoche sandwich

Bacardi Frozen Torched Cherry Colada

Hops & Barley
Slightly new this year at Hops & Barley is the pecan bread pudding. While there was something similar served at the New Orleans booth last year, this fit the bill as a sweet, thoroughly [Read more…]

Even MORE Halloween Treats in Disney Parks…

Disney Parks keep treating us to more fun Halloween sweets! Here are a few more we found since our previous Disney Parks Halloween Cupcakes post and More Disney Parks Halloween Treats post:

Disneyland recently introduced this very cool Jack Skellington caramel apple:

Jack Skellington Apple in Disneyland

I saw these adorable ghost cupcakes in the Main Street Confectionery in Disney World:

Ghost Cupcakes

Here’s a fun chocolate mousse treat you can get in Disney’s Animal [Read more…]

2010 WDW Foodie Fest Winners and Thanks

Thanks to everyone who celebrated the first ever WDW Foodie Fest meet-up with us on Sunday, October 3rd, 2010! I can’t think of a better way to meet so many people who have become my great friends along the Disney Food Blog journey over the past couple of years!

You can see a few of the great volunteers from here :)

Thanks to our Volunteers

A huge thanks goes out to the wonderful volunteers who offered hours of their time and invented last minute strategies to make sure the 300+ people who came through the door were well taken care of, whether they wanted to just sit a spell and have a Mickey bar or head out on the trail of the WDW Foodie Fest Amazing Race Scavenger Hunt!

Thank you so very much to Dan, Cheryl, Sue and Rich, Anna, Tony, Cody, Heather, Chris, Kristen and Brian, Kristen V. and family, and all the other folks who chipped in!

WDW Foodie Fest “Amazing Race” Scavenger Hunt

The “big event” at the WDW Foodie Fest was a scavenger hunt through Epcot and the 15th Annual International Food & Wine Festival! By solving the Master Clue Answer, teams were entered into a raffle to win some great prizes donated by [Read more…]

New! Mini Cupcakes at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

When Matt over at Studios Central told me about these a couple of months ago, I couldn’t wait to try them out for myself!

Six little mini-cupcakes all lined up in two neat rows in this classy Mickey cut-out box — what’s not to love? These are perfect for sharing among a family or splitting between hungry kiddos.

And if it’s just you and your spouse, six mini-cupcakes is a perfect amount to satisfy a sweet-tooth without making your belly feel like it’s full of lead! (Meaning you can still use your Rock N Roller Coaster fast passes without [Read more…]

Gluten Free Items at Epcot Food and Wine Festival

A huge thanks to Genevieve Sobieski, who wrote to me with a list of gluten-free dishes at this year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival International Marketplace booths! She received this information from Disney special diets Chefs.

Canada Booth: Maple-Glazed Salmon with Lentil Salad

Click on the countries listed to see full menus, photos, and prices from each booth! To see a list of all the booths with links to menus, photos, and prices, click on our Epcot Food and Wine Festival International Marketplace Booths page.

Gluten Free Menu Items at Epcot Food and Wine Festival
— Maple-Glazed Salmon with Lentil Salad
— Chicken Chipotle Sausage with Sweet Corn Polenta

South Korea:
— Lettuce Wraps with Roast Pork and Kimchi Slaw

— Grilled Lamb Chop with Roasted Potato Salad and Red Wine Reduction

United States:
— Bison Chili with Wild Mushrooms, Cabernet, and Pepper Jack Cheese
— Heirloom Tomatoes with Oregon Blue Cheese, Red Onions, and Basil

— Grilled Pork Skewer with Farofa
— Shrimp Stew with [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: October 10, 2010

Karamell Kuche Caramel Corn

Whew! After a week of celebrating the WDW Foodie Fest‘s great memories, we’re back with the Round-Up and going strong!

Our biggest news these days is from the Epcot Food and Wine Festival:

Now, on to the round-up!

Babes in Disneyland‘s Lisa brings us a great video interview with a look at Disneyland Halloween Treats! Check out the blog for a recipe for those gingerbread Mickey Beignets!

Passport To Dreams Old and New has an incredible overview of how the “Phantom Food Scare of 1971,” and other concerns regarding feeding the masses, has affected changes in Disney Park design.

Eating (and Drinking) Around WDW heads over to Epcot’s newest counter-service spot, Cantina de San Angel.

Main Street Gazette asks can a meal be good based solely on the restaurant atmosphere, using Animal Kingdom’s Restaurantosaurus as the example. (Personally, I’m a big fan of the chicken nuggets there, but, what can I say?)

Studios Central lists and discusses his top 5 favorite entrees in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Frugal Dinks share their review of the Saki Seminar at the Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic.

Touring Plans heads to Whispering Canyon Cafe.

AllEars reviews the Grand Marnier “Taste, Shake, and Indulge Like the French” deminar at the Food and Wine Festival in Epcot.

The Givens Chronicles is giving away a 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Cookbook! Be sure to enter to win — it’s a great compilation of old and new recipes this year.

Cooking With Mickey reviews Akershus in Epcot’s Norway!

Disney Dispatch reviews the menu at the United States Booth at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

15 Beers for 15 Years Booth at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Another brand new kiosk, 15 Beers for 15 Years, was added at the entrance to the World Showcase Promenade this year to celebrate the Epcot Food and Wine Festival‘s 15th anniversary! Across from the booth is the giant “15” planter, so there’s little question as to the significance of the number!

15 Beers for 15 Years Booth

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Planter

This booth was swamped all week, and I imagine the interest level won’t go down all that soon!

How to Buy
Here’s the deal: at the booth you can choose a 6oz or 12oz pour of one of 15 beers (prices range from $2.75-$6.25); or you can choose a beer flight, which consists of [Read more…]