DISNEY FOOD NEWS AND UPDATES
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Restaurant and Other News
Ravello at Four Seasons Announces Specials: During October, Ravello, the Italian restaurant at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, is celebrating pizza and pasta month with a special three-course menu available exclusively Sunday through Wednesday nights.
For $36 per person (tax and gratuity additional), patrons can enjoy choice of salad, personal size pizza, and pasta course.
The menu includes choice of cesare, insalata mista or blood orange and portobello salad; choice of spaghetti (homemade spaghetti, San Marzano tomato and crunchy basil), creste di gallo (pinot grigio cream sauce, wood fired asparagus, carrots, spinach, ricotta salata), or pappardelle pasta (traditional Bolognese with pecorino cheese); and choice of margherita pizza (tomato, basil and mozzarella), pizza alla salsiccia (homemade Italian sausage, pepperoni, cured ham, mozzarella, basil oil); ‘nduja pizza (pomodorini sauce, ‘nduja sausage, oregano, parmigiano, mozzarella) or bianca pizza (ricotta sauce, mushrooms, arugula, truffle oil).
Ravello Date Night
On Sunday and Monday nights only throughout the month of October, adults seeking to enjoy a “date night” dinner in Ravello have the option of sending little ones off to play with the Kids For All Seasons team. Families are always welcome at Ravello; however, on these two nights, there is the option of sending children to enjoy fun and games at Kids For All Seasons, which is located on the Resort grounds and fully staffed by childcare professionals. Ravello guests can enjoy the special Pizza & Pasta Menu and also order from the regular Ravello menu, which includes such specialties as a pan-seared branzino and a 16-oz dry-aged prime ribeye steak. Advance reservations with minimum 24-hour notice are required as space is limited; contact 407-313-6161.
*Valid for dinner reservations between 5:30 and 7:30 pm only; children must be ages 4 through 12 to participate; complimentary childcare is provided for up to two hours; two courses per Ravello patron must be ordered to receive the complimentary childcare through Kids For All Seasons. The Pizza & Pasta menu is available Sunday-Wednesday evenings, October 2 through October 26, 2016.
Main Street Electrical Parade Dining Packages: In June 2016, WDW announced a Main Street Electrical Parade dining package for Tony’s Town Square. With this parade returning to Disneyland on October 9th, Disney plans to contact guests with bookings beyond this date in order to make alternate arrangements. Source: WDWInfo
Rix Lounge Update: Rix Lounge at the Coronado Springs Resort has made changes to their menu. More details coming soon!
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
Happy Hour at bluezoo: bluezoo has announced a nightly Happy Hour from 5-7PM.
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.
Stitch Waffles at ‘Ohana: Stitch-themed waffles are now being served at ‘Ohana’s family-style breakfast in the Polynesian Village Resort. During this festive breakfast, Mickey Waffles are still being served as well! Source: Tikiman
DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS
Toy Story Pizza Planet: This fall, look for PizzeRizzo to open in this location.
Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory: The food court at Port Orleans French Quarter will be closed until this fall.
Planet Hollywood: Planet Hollywood is currently closed and undergoing a major refurbishment. It will reopen in late 2016 as the Planet Hollywood Observatory, featuring a new outdoor terrace, live entertainment, and Stargazers, a brand new bar space.
Disneyland Restaurant Closures
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