DISNEY FOOD NEWS AND UPDATES
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Restaurant and Other News
SeaWorld’s All-new Seven Seas Food Festival: Details for the all-new Seven Seas Food Festival coming to SeaWorld Orlando can be found on our SeaWorld Festival page here.
Tutto Italia: Epcot’s Tutto Italia restaurant is now offering two of their popular dishes together. Get their cheese tortellini in a cream sauce paired with chicken cutlets and mushrooms. Now available for a limited time!
Valentine’s Day at Four Seasons:
This Valentine’s Day, Ravello and Capa at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort are each offering delicious prix fixe menus. At Ravello, a four-course menu is offered for USD 75 per person, and at Capa, a four-course menu is offered for USD 95 per person.
At Ravello, authentic Italian cuisine is prepared by Executive Chef Fabrizio Schenardi, originally from Torino, Italy. Enjoy the warm ambiance of Ravello including the lively open kitchen.
First course: Focaccia Pugliese, tomato, mozzarella and herbs
Second course: Speck, burrata and asparagus flat bread, roasted cherry tomato thyme, extra virgin olive oil; or, oyster and eggplant, white balsamic gelee, salmon roe, watercress
Third course: Veal medallion, red beet tortellacci, kobocha and caciocavallo cheese, black truffle sauce; or, pan seared “Florida hog” snapper, lobster-chives mashed potatoes, lemon caper sauce, and warm cauliflower-sun dried tomato salad
Fourth course: Rotolo dolce, Florida strawberry, crème fraiche
Capa, the Resort’s rooftop level Spanish-inspired steakhouse, is known for its fresh seafood and prime meats. The stunning ambiance in hues of crimson, black and grey features an open kitchen and wood-burning grill, plus an expansive terrace where guests can enjoy views of the nightly Magic Kingdom Park fireworks. Capa was named to Wine Enthusiast magazine’s list of 100 Best Wine Restaurants in the US.
First course: Sopa – lobster bisque, saffron crème fraiche, tortas; or, ensalada – endive, honeydew, sorrel and mint
Second course: Vieira – scallops crudo, tomatillo salsa verde, blood oranges; or, alcachofa – artichoke confit, black truffle, wagyu beef
Third course: Pescado – branzino, fennel, orange and burnt leek vinaigrette; or, carne – prime beef tenderloin, brown butter-polenta croquettes, green beans and black garlic; or, for an additional USD 30 per person, opt for the tomahawk for two, served with rioja sauce and twice baked potato with smoked crème fraiche and caviar
Fourth course: Fundido de Fresa y Chocolate, Bahibe milk chocolate cremeux, strawberry ice cream
Both menus are valid on February 14, 2017 only. Reservations: 407 313 6161.
For couples who like to unwind and relax with their sweetheart, The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Orlando offers a luxurious Valentine’s Day package for two to enjoy. From Saturday, February 11 to Tuesday, February 14, 2017, connect with a couple’s massage performed by one of The Spa’s expert team of therapists in a beautiful candlelit and rose-petal-strewn couple’s suite. Each couple’s massage is set to beautifully soothing ambient music while intoxicating aroma-therapeutic notes of jasmine, rose and ylang ylang essential oils fill the air. Two glasses of rosé to sip, and special Valentine truffles from local chocolatier Norman Love Confections are also included. This couple’s experience is USD 385 for a 50 minute massage, USD 545 for an 80 minute massage or USD 715 for a 110 minute massage. Couples who reserve 80 minute or 110 minute massages may enjoy complimentary day access to the Resort’s pools, including the adult-only Oasis Pool.
The Spa is also offering a “Tennis Love Match” special where couples can enjoy a tennis lesson for two for $100, plus an hour of complimentary court time, available February 11 to February 14, 2017. Lessons are held on the Resort’s Har-Tru tennis courts by tennis professional Alain Labrecque, in partnership with PBI International.
To reserve a Spa appointment or tennis lesson, contact The Spa at 407-313-6160.
Flying Fish Wine Dinner: The Flying Fish Team is hosting their first 2017 Wine Event on January 25th at 6PM.
Featuring Special Guest Paul Hobbs, the owner and winemaker of Paul Hobbs Winery. He founded Paul Hobbs Winery in 1991 and Viña Cobos in 1999. Twice named Wine Personality of the Year by Robert Parker, Jr., Paul continues to consult with producers from premier regions around the world, including California, Argentina, Chile and Canada.
The following wines will be featured:
Paul Hobbs Chardonnay, Russian River “14; Paul Hobbs Chardonnay, Ellen Lane Estate “14; Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir, Russian River “14; Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir, Katherine Lindsay “14; Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Las Piedras “13; and Stratus Riesling Icewine “13.
The cost for this event is $280.00 ++ per person. Call 407-939-5112 to reserve your spot for this exciting evening. Reservations are now being accepted.
Grab and Go Breakfast at Grand Floridian: The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort are now offering a Grab and Go Breakfast option in the lobby from 7:30-10:30AM.
Nilla Wafers Cookies $2.99
Donut Holes $4.69
Cinnamon Roll $2.69
Blueberry Muffin $3.29
Coffee Cake $2.69
Cliff Bar $2.99
Bottled Water $3
Strawberry or Chocolate Milk $2.79
Apple Juice $2.99
Orange Juice $4.19
Menu Update at Boatwright’s: Boatwright’s Dining Hall at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort has updated its menu offerings to Guests.
While the Gulf Delta Chilled Shellfish has been removed from the lineup, the Ol’ Man Island Oysters have been added, now combined with the new Colonel’s Peace Pieces, featuring a blend of lightly fried oysters, crawfish, shrimp, okra, and drizzled with the house-made remoulade.
Joining the appetizer selection will be the Pirogue Platter, including the Chef’s selection of meats and artisanal cheeses.
The Ponchartrain Pasta will now include orecchiette pasta, Andouille sausage, and fresh shrimp, complimented with fresh corn, and tossed in a light cream sauce. The Voodoo Chicken will now be accompanied by fluffy waffles and garnished with maple bacon gravy.
Add Shrimp Creole, Crab Imperial, or Crawfish Mac n’ Cheese to enhance your entrée experience.
New Menu at Maya Grill: Maya Grill at Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort has released a new menu. Check it out here.
Sanaa Menu Update: Looks like the Beef Short Rib is no longer available, but the Spicy Durban Shrimp has returned. Thanks to Daniel Staten for this update!
Cookes of Dublin Menu Update: The Doh Bar no longer appears on the menu (what??!!) at Cookes of Dublin in Downtown Disney Orlando. But we’ve talked to the chef, and it will be back eventually! Thanks to Reader Emily for this information.
Kona Cafe Updates: Reader Emily also reports that her family was able to order the ‘Ohana bread pudding to be brought to their table! “The portion was plentiful, the single serving about the same size as the portion for 2 people served at ‘Ohana. Came with the same lovely sauce and ice cream!”
Also, the “New York Strip is now served with a maple bacon butter instead of teriyaki pineapple. It is served with choice of potato and seasonal veggies (mine was delicious broccoli). Half of an entire bunch of garlic cloves come roasted as well, ready for delicious spreading. It was incredible!”
Thanks for the updates!!
Pacific Wharf Cafe Menu Update: At Disney California Adventure, Pacific Wharf Cafe’s menu has been updated and now appears much smaller. For example, the Chili and Shrimp Louie Salad have been removed.
Thanks to Reader Janet for the heads up.
DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS
Planet Hollywood: Planet Hollywood is currently closed and undergoing a major refurbishment. It will reopen in early 2017 as the Planet Hollywood Observatory, featuring a new outdoor terrace, live entertainment, and Stargazers, a brand new bar space.
AristoCrepes: As of November 2016, the Aristocrepes kiosk is transitioning into a seasonally operational stand featuring items such as pretzels and popcorn, and will occasionally serve seasonal items as well (like specialty drinks during the Holiday season). You may instead find Crepes at Amorette’s Patisserie.
DISNEY CRUISE LINE
Disney Cruise Line is now offering Royal Court Royal Tea on all four Disney Cruise Line Ships. This experience, which was once exclusive to the Disney Fantasy, is an add-on experience where children enjoy a Tea Party hosted by Lady Chamomile and Chef Brule who are joined by Disney Princesses. The price of $210 for children (and $69 for adults) also includes a selection of herbal teas and two courses (one sweet, one savory), and an assortment of gifts for girls (a jewelry box, a link bracelet, a charm necklace, a Cinderella doll, an autograph book and pen and a tiara) and boys (a Royal Court cinch bag, a sword and shield, pins, an autograph book and a Duffy the Disney Bear plush).
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