DISNEY FOOD NEWS AND UPDATES
In order to make sure you hear everything we hear, I created this Disney Food News Pinboard to capture the bits and pieces of information we receive through the grapevine.
I’m so grateful for all of the tidbits of info that I hear from readers and friends — I rely on you guys to be my eyes and ears for the DFB since I’m in Texas. If you hear a piece of Disney Food News, please pass it along to us via twitter, facebook, or email so that we can post it either on the Blog or on the Pinboard!
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Here are some news tidbits that we don’t have a full post about on the site, but that are important to know for your next Disney vacation!
Restaurant and Other News
Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant in Disney Springs has been named to OpenTable’s list of the Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America. The list highlights restaurants with “buzzy, engaging ambiance”, many which feature interactive dining experiences, live entertainment, and appealing playlists. We love Raglan Road for its contemporary Irish Cuisine by Master Chef Kevin Dundon as well as nightly music and Irish dancing. Congratulations to the entire crew at Raglan Road!
#MezcalMarch at Frontera Cocina: Celebrate drink specials featuring Mezcal all month at Frontera Cocina in Disney Springs. Enjoy $8 Mezcal Montelobos Shots, or indulge in The Lucy, a mix of Illegal Joven Mezcal, Fresh Carrot Juice, Torres Orange Liqueur, Ginger Cordial, Fresh Lime, and Candied Ginger. Mezcal Flights are also available for $18.
Guests can also take advantage of Margarita Monday Madness and enjoy Classic Margaritas for $5.
Also, save the date for Frontera Cocina’s First Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration, scheduled to take place Friday, May 5 through Sunday, May 7. More details to come.
Citricos Dining Opportunities: On April 28th at 6PM, there will be a Domaine Bousquet Wine Dinner at the Citricos Chef’s Domain. Anna Bousquet, CEO & Co-Founder of Domaine Bousquet, one of the top Organic Wineries in the world, will showcase some of her favorite wines. Chef Dom and his team will design a delectable menu to enhance the amazing wines of the Domaine Bousquet portfolio. There is limited availability for this event and the cost is $250 plus tax/gratuity per Guest, paid on the evening of the event.
On May 6th at 12PM, Citricos will host Brunch with a Twist. Enjoy a sumptuous repast from the Grand Floridian culinary crème de la crème as they turn dining at Citricos into pure epicurean enchantment! You will be treated to a 5-star, 5-course meal prepared by our award winning chefs, Executive Chef Scott Hunnel, Chef Dominique Filoni, Chef Noah Estabrook, Chef Nick Mussara, Chef Lawrence Searl, and Executive Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek representing Victoria & Albert’s, Citricos, Narcoossee’s, the Grand Floridian Café, and the Grand Floridian Bakery. From amazing appetizers to delectable dessert, each course is carefully paired with complementary wines for the ultimate brunch experience. Attendees will learn new cooking techniques and have the opportunity to ask questions while watching the chefs whip up their individual specialties.
There is limited availability for this pre-paid event and the cost is $169 plus tax per Guest. Gratuity and complimentary valet parking are included.
To book either of these events, call Sandra H. Du Preez, Food & Beverage Administrative Support at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at 407-824-2450.
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!
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.
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
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).
Disneyland Restaurant Closures
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