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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!

Feel free to send photos if you get a glance of a new menu, a new food item, another new addition to a Disney park or resort. And don’t forget to let me know how to credit you (name, web link, etc.).

The Latest Disney Food News

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  • HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE

    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 News

    Seasonal Coffees at Royal Anandapur Tea Company: Royal Anandapur Tea Company (a Joffrey’s location) at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is now offering seasonal Pumpkin Pie beverages — Latte or Frozen Cappuccino.

    Pumpkin Pie Specialty Coffee Beverages

    Pumpkin Pie Specialty Coffee Beverages

    Yak & Yeti Local Foods Cafe Offering Specialty Items: Also known as Yak & Yeti Counter Service, the Local Foods Cafe is now offering several specialty items — Chicken Curry, Beso Del Sol Sangria, and an Amanda the Panda souvenir cup.

    Daily Specials at Yak and Yeti Counter Service

    Daily Specials at Yak and Yeti Counter Service

    Amanda the Panda Souvenir Cup

    Amanda the Panda Souvenir Cup

    New Menu at Victoria Falls: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is home to the Victoria Falls Lounge. Stop by and try the new menu featuring flavors of Africa and India! Choose from artisinal cheeses, tandoori chicken wings, “pork” wings, Peri Peri scallops, chickpea bites, and more tapas. Source: Disney Parks Blog

    Le Cellier New Year’s Eve Dinner: Le Cellier will host a New Year’s Eve dinner on December 31, 2014. Le Cellier’s guests will receive a souvenir champagne flute featuring the Le Cellier logo to commemorate the occasion.

    This year, Le Cellier will have three seatings for New Year’s Eve dinners. The first two seatings (4:30 and 6:45PM) include a 4-course meal with choice of appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Cost is $173.06 for adults and $56.03 for children (3-9). The third seating at 9PM highlights a 5-course meal with choice of appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Cost is $247.76 for adults and $80.93 for children (3-9). All costs include tax and gratutity.
    Reservations are required. Call 407-WDW-DINE for reservations.

    More Candy at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party: We love this after-hours Halloween celebration that features trick-or-treating. This year, 13 treat stops will hand out 261 tons of candy over the course of the events. Guests who exit the park any time after the 8:30PM “Boo to You” parade are in for an additional treat – stay and see what the take-home surprise is!

    Boatwright’s Menu Update: DFB received an anonymous tip about upcoming changes to the Boatwright’s Menu. This restaurant is nestled inside the Port Orleans Riverside Resort. Let’s take a look…

    Amelia’s Salad: spinach salad with seasonal ingredients with house-made vinaigrette
    Crescent City Gumbo: chicken and Andouille gumbo, slow-cooked in a Cajun-spiced broth
    Plantation Salad: romaine, Parmigiano-Reggiano croutons and prosciutto with house dressing
    Ol’ Man Island Oysters: lightly fried oysters with house-made remoulade and watercress salad
    Colonel’s Peace’s Crawfish Pieces: crispy crawfish bites, served with house-made remoulade
    The Big Easy: grilled New York strip with brandy-peppercorn sauce with Yukon gold potatoes, arugula and balsamic dressing
    General Fulton’s Prime Rib: carefully seasoned and slow roasted, served with horseradish mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables and red wine demi-glace
    Jackson Square Etouffee: crawfish simmered in a rich seafood sauce over rice
    The Louisiana Lugger: sweet tea-brined pork chop with sweet potato hash and citrus-whiskey glaze
    Sassagoula Short Ribs: slow cooked, boneless beef short ribs with cheesy grits and red wine
    Gulf Delta Chilled Shellfish: tender seasonal shrimp and crawfish with pickled vegetables and Bloody Mary cocktail sauce
    Red Velvet Cheesecake: with bourbon-vanilla cream

    Citricos Wine Dinners: Citricos has planned some delicious wine dinners. To book these events below, please email Keith.Gimbel@disney.com with the number of guests in your party, cell phone number, and call with your credit card guarantee (you can leave your credit card information at Keith’s private voice mail box- 407.824.3988). These events are held in the Chefs Domain, so seating is very limited (10-11 guests).
    Time: 6PM- 8:30PM
    Price: $165 or $195 per person; (inclusive of gratuity) plus tax

    Oct. 29th: OneHope Wines with Jason Stuhmer; $165/per person
    Oct. 30th: Montelena Winery with Brian Baker; $195/per person
    Nov. 4th: Wines of Spain (Rioja Region) with Dhane Chesson; $165/per person

    New Dessert at Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater: Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has debuted a new dessert. It’s a Warm Glazed Doughnut stacked with Cinnamon Apples and topped with vanilla ice cream.

    Sci-Fi Dine-In Dessert Menu

    Sci-Fi Dine-In Dessert Menu

    Allergy and Celiac Convention Announced: Visit Disney World and attend an amazing expo. The very first Food Allergy and Celiac Convention will be held on Nov. 22, 2014 at Coronado Springs Resort & Convention Center, located inside Disney World. Source: Allergic Living

    Kona Island Sushi/Coffee Bar Closure: The Kona Island sushi/coffee bar at the Polynesian Resort will be closed from August 8 – September 30, 2014 to accommodate lobby construction.

    Photo Packages Will Discontinue at Cinderella’s Royal Table: As of January 4, 2015, print (photo) packages will no longer be included at Cinderella’s Royal Table. Don’t forget that Cinderella’s Royal Table is closing for a lengthy refurbishment on January 5th.

    Flying Fish Wine Dinners: Flying Fish Cafe at the BoardWalk Resort has announced some wine dinners. See below for information. Other Flying Fish Dinner dates are offered through the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

    “Pierre Spar” – Thursday, November 6, 2014
    Featuring Mr. Patrick Aledo General Manager, Alsace, France; 6 pm Reception – 6:15 pm Dinner

    “Chef’s Cooking Demo” – Saturday, November 8, 2014
    Featuring Mr. Stig Jacobsen with some extraordinary selections from the Flying Fish Café award-winning beverage program; 12:45 pm Reception – 1:00 pm Lunch

    Please note that seating is Limited to 32 Guests for each event. Prices and menus will be available 3 weeks before each event and Flying Fish Cafe will send out reminders. Call 407-939-5102 at your earliest convenience to reserve space.

    Sanaa Menu Update: Chai Cream is no longer appearing on the menu at Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Thanks to DFB Reader Abby for the heads up!

    New Dessert Menu at Sanaa -- no Chai Cream

    New Dessert Menu at Sanaa — no Chai Cream

    Tables in Wonderland Update: Les Chefs de France is no longer accepting the Tables in Wonderland discount for dinner. Tables in Wonderland is still being accepted for lunch. Also, Tables in Wonderland is now being accepted for Mickey’s Backyard BBQ.

    Cinderella’s Royal Table Refurbishment: The Magic Kingdom’s Cinderella’s Royal Table restaurant will undergo a lengthy refurbishment in early 2015. Guests visiting Walt Disney World should expect the princess-themed restaurant to be closed from January 5 – March 6, according to WDWMagic.com.

    Disney Food Blog recommends 1900 Park Fare (dinner only) at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Akershus Royal Banquet Hall at Epcot’s Norway Pavilion for princess dining.

    New Risotto Side Dish at Le Cellier: Guests dining at Le Cellier in Epcot, we’ll find that the mushroom risotto is no longer being served with the Filet. This pic was shared by DFB Reader Diandra: Notice the NEW pea risotto!

    Filet Mignon at Le Cellier with NEW Pea Risotto

    Filet Mignon at Le Cellier with NEW Pea Risotto

    Flo’s V8 Cafe Menu Change: Flo’s V8 Cafe in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure will no longer be serving breakfast. If you’re a fan of the Brioche French Toast, stop by soon! Watch here for more information. Source: MousePlanet

    Victoria & Albert’s: TripAdvisor names Victoria & Albert’s as the #3 Travelers’ Choice Favorite Fine Dining Restaurant in the United States! Source: TripAdvisor

    Splitsville Adds Gluten Free Dishes:
    Sixteen new gluten free dishes have been added to the regular Splitsville menu. This Downtown Disney location in Orlando now features delicious, gluten free dishes including: rice bowls (fiesta chicken, steak fajita, Asian shrimp and spicy veggie) served with sticky rice; pizza crust; sushi rolls with no rice (The Alberto with spicy tuna and avocado rolled in thinly sliced cucumber and served with lemon ponzu sauce); Blazing Chicken (tenderloins in spicy Buffalo sauce), steamed edamame and seared ahi tuna (also served as a salad with spring mix and Asian pear dressing); turkey BLT salad (roasted turkey, lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, bacon, red onion, and blue cheese); blackened mahi mahi with spicy voodoo shrimp; and grilled salmon.

    Gluten Free Pizza at Splitsville

    Earl of Sandwich App: Get a FREE sandwich, salad, or wrap with after your 7th visit. Download the new app to your smart phone!

    Earn a free sandwich with this Earl of Sandwich App!

    Chips & Slices Open at Lake Buena Vista Golf Course: Check out Chips & Slices before or after your round of golf at Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf. Serving breakfast and lunch, plus beer and mixed drinks!

    Updated Menu at Disneyland’s Harbour Galley: Harbour Galley in Disneyland has debuted new menu items including a classic lobster roll and shrimp Cobb salad. The popular Broccoli and cheddar cheese soup and clam chowder selections will still be offered. While the broccoli-cheese baked potato has been removed, a new shrimp salad topped spud joins the popular bacon-cheese-sour cream potato on the menu. Creamy cole slaw has been added to the barbecue chicken baked potato too. There’s also fresh fruit and a Kids’ Power Pack (yogurt, fruit, veggies, crackers and milk or water)!

    New Entertainment at Scat Cat’s Club at Port Orleans French Quarter: Scat Cat’s Club in the Port Orleans French Quarter resort has new evening entertainment. While jazz musician Elliot Dyson is no longer performing, Tom Casey (pianist and vocalist) will appear Friday through Monday at 8:30, 9:30, and 10:30PM. Source: WDW For Grownups

    Heinz Natural Ketchup: Disney’s Hollywood Studios counter service condiment kiosks now feature Heinz Natural Ketchup packets. They are made with real sugar instead of corn syrup. Thanks to Reader Steven for the heads up!

    Disney World Receives Gluten Free Award: The 3rd Annual Gluten Free Award Winners were announced and Disney World received top honors for a gluten-free vacation destination!

    Ghirardelli Snack Credit: Disney Dining plan snack credits can be used at Ghirardelli’s Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop. Anything below $5 (before tax) is a snack credit and includes the Decadent Drinking Chocolate. Snack credits can be used at the Soda Fountain and the Chocolate Shop!

    Thanks to Reader Heidi G. for the heads up!

    Restaurant Updates at Disney’s Vero Beach: Disney’s Vero Beach Resort has made some changes to the resort dining options. Shutters is now open exclusively for dinner. The lunchtime menu at The Green Cabin Room has been expanded and a range of menu options are now available at the Bleachers Bar and Grill. Room service, however, is no longer available.

    DVC Member Gatherings with Refreshments: The Sleeping Beauty Pavilion at the Disneyland Hotel will host a weekly Disney Vacation Club Member Gathering. DVC Members are welcome to the Royal Member Gathering each Monday at 8am to play games, enjoy light refreshments, meet a Disney Character, and receive a DVC gift. Friends and family are welcome to join in on the gathering with a member. A DVC Member ID Card is needed for admittance. In Hawai’i, Aulani DVC Members are welcome to gather on select Monday mornings at 8am for a chat with coffee.

    Walt Disney World Restaurant Closures

    MAGIC KINGDOM
    Cinderella’s Royal Table: Cinderella’s Royal Table restaurant will undergo a lengthy refurbishment. Guests visiting Walt Disney World should expect the princess-themed restaurant to be closed from January 5 – March 6, 2015.

    RESORTS

    Kona Island Sushi/Coffee Bar Closure: The Kona Island sushi/coffee bar at the Polynesian Resort will be closed from August 8 – September 30, 2014 to accommodate lobby construction.

    Kouzzina by Cat Cora at BoardWalk Resort: Closed at end of business day on September 30, 2014. A new restaurant, Trattoria al Forno, will open at this location December 2014.

    Intermission Food Court at All-Star Music: Closed for renovation from August 1 – December 20, 2014. A temporary Grab ‘n Go food and beverage location is now open in the arcade.

    DOWNTOWN DISNEY
    Closures include Pollo Campero, Bodie’s All-American, and BabyCakes NYC.

    Disneyland Restaurant Closures

    None reported

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