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
Vivoli il Gelato is offering May specials that are decadent and super refreshing including, “Ready for the Sun,” Vanilla Gelato and Orange Sorbetto topped with orange sauce, caramelized oranges, and whipped cream.
Morimoto Asia is celebrating spring with seasonal cocktails! Paired perfectly with an order of oysters or a side of sushi, indulge in the transportive powers of these breezy spring favorites suitable for every occasion. Kick off the Kentucky Derby with a Bourbon green tea, an Asian inspired twist on a southern classic that comes with a splash of peach and raspberry along with a whisper of jasmine. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a dose of smoked maestro dobel tequila in the Smoke + Fire cocktail that is sure to ignite your senses. Sip and savor an Ichigo Ginger Strawberry cocktail or treat yourself (and your mom) to a Thai Basil Blossom for a fabulous Mother’s Day brunch libation. Whether it is in honor of a special event or you’re simply enjoying dining out and not having to cook on a weekday, Morimoto Asia has a drink that fits the bill.
Paddlefish’s Executive Chef Mark Boor will be hosting an interactive cooking class at Publix’s Aprons School in Dr. Phillips on Thursday, May 18 at 6:30PM. Attendees will be able to learn some skills from Executive Chef Boor and create some of Paddlefish’s signature dishes. On the menu: Lobster Corn Dogs, Ahi Poke, Seabass, and the fan favorite — Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Tart.
Morimoto Asia’s sushi bar is now open for lunch on the weekends. During lunch hours, guests can enjoy the full menu and sushi selections beginning at 11:30AM.
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!
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
Celebrate Father’s Day at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando
Treat Dad on Father’s Day with a special brunch at Plancha, plus dads dine and golf FREE on Father’s Day, June 18! Dad’s round of golf at Tranquilo Golf Course is complimentary along with brunch at Plancha, but reservations are highly recommended. Brunch is $68 per person and includes three-courses with appetizer and dessert buffet, and choice of entrée, plus bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys. Brunch will be served 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Reservations are available by calling 407-313-.6161
Sips and Cigars at Plancha at Four Seasons Resort Orlando
Available Monday through Friday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Plancha is featuring half price cigars and half price signature cocktails for happy hour.
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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