According to the folks at wdwmagic.com, it seems that Ample Hills Creamery products might be served in a new ice cream shop coming to the former location of the ESPN Club Arcade (the ESPN Club is still open, but the arcade section has been closed). [Read more…]
One of my favorite parts of this time of year is seeing all of the Gingerbread House Displays at the Disney World Resort Hotels! Better yet, I love spying all of the new festive sweets available at the displays. And this year, The Boardwalk Inn is hosting not only an updated display, but a few new treats as well… .
For the past few years, the BoardWalk Inn has returned to celebrating its turn-of-the-century Atlantic seashore theme with its gingerbread display.
All over the World, it’s GINGERBREAD TIME!!! It’s a wonderful holiday tradition to feast your eyes on the larger-than-life Gingerbread Displays at several Deluxe Disney World Resorts before you feast your tummy on all the festive treats available during your visit!
We’re going to take you on a visit to the major Gingerbread hot spots in Disney World, and we’ll start our Gingerbread tour at the Epcot area resorts…
Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
My personal favorite is the Gingerbread Carousel found at the Beach Club. I always love to spot the new horses each year making their way on the Merry-Go-Round!
We’d love to introduce you to this year’s team of horses… here’s Julia! [Read more…]
Happy Fall! Autumnal treats have been appearing all over Disney World for a while now, but with Halloween just days away, we thought we’d give you one last glimpse of the season’s snacks.
But that’s not the only food news ’round these parts… not by a long shot. Take a trip with us around all four Disney World parks to check out What’s New!
October is probably my favorite time for the candy apples that hit the scene, like these at Sweet Spells.
Min & Bill’s Dockside Diner currently features a Caramel Apple Shake as its tribute to fall. The featured shakes here change frequently, so be sure to pop by to see what’s available on your visit!
Joffrey’s Coffee Carts all over Disney World have changed their seasonal offerings to include a Pumpkin Pie Latte and a Pumpkin Pie Frozen Cappuccino.
We got a little bit of news from a DFB reporter today that you may love or hate:
Kouzzina by Cat Cora, the Greek/Mediterranean restaurant located on Disney’s BoardWalk in Walt Disney World, will be closing its doors in September 30, 2014. Kouzzina replaced former Mediterranean restaurant, Spoodles, in 2009.
The spot will be closed in September and re-opened at an unspecified date as another restaurant. No word yet on what type of food will be served, but Cat Cora’s name will not be attached to the new dining location.
While we weren’t huge
At Disney’s BoardWalk Resort, Kouzzina by Cat Cora is now offering a Prix Fixe Menu.
This five course dinner includes some of Kouzzina’s chefs’ favorites and specialties.
Note that beverages are an additional cost unless you are paying with the Disney Dining Plan (non-alcoholic beverage included).
It’s important to know that substitutions will not be offered, so guests with special dietary concerns should opt for the regular menu.
Goat Cheese Sto Fourno
Soupa kai Salata
White Truffle Avgolemono
Duo of Signature Piata
Slow Braised Short Ribs
Smoked Feta Mashed
Mini Budino, Sour Cherry Spoon Sweet
Duo of Pagota
If you are dining a la carte and wish to try one of the above dishes, these items will also available individually. Guests in your party may choose from the a la carte or prix fixe menu and not all guests have to choose from the same menu.
The Prix Fixe menu is now available for $69.00 per person or one table-service credit per person for Disney Dining Plan guests.
In addition, the standard Disney Dining Plan will accrue a surcharge of $18.53 and guests with the Deluxe Disney Dining Plan will pay a surcharge of $4.54. Discounts will apply, and an automatic gratuity will only be added for parties of six or more guests.
While Advance Dining Reservations are suggested, they are not necessary in order to order from the prix fixe menu.
What’s your favorite dish at Kouzzina? Will you order the Prix Fixe menu on your next visit?
Heading to Disney’s BoardWalk for a stroll or some shopping? If you need a bite to tide you over until that next Advance Dining Reservation, you’re in luck!
We can always recommend the Boardwalk Bakery for quick eats, but on this recent trip I decided to find out what the Boardwalk To-Go kiosk had to offer!
This place has been on my radar for a loooooong time, because they keep tempting me with new specials listed on vibrantly colored boards hanging out front (Fried Ravioli! Chicken Wings! Corn Nugget Fritters!)! That said, I’d never actually eaten here since I’m always on my way to or from another meal (and usually I’m LATE for said meal!).
But on this recent trip, I promised myself I’d check out the goods here. And I should probably just go ahead and throw it out there: this stuff ain’t healthy. The menu is definitely “basket” and “fried” driven, so while it’s easy to grab-and-go, it’s probably not an everyday choice if you want to maintain the energy you’ll need to run around the parks!
Basically, the process is as such: pick out what you want, order, wait a few minutes while they fry it, eat. You’ll find nearby seating at table and chair groupings, as well as nearby benches; but there’s no completely sheltered or indoor seating available at To Go. PLUS, the ducks are serious about stalking you, so [Read more…]
We saw the sign for the Margaritas and had to stop! Boardwalk Joe’s is always a good stop for a pre-Mexico margarita when we walk from Disney’s Hollywood Studios to Epcot.
We enjoy going for one of the seasonal drinks (i.e. Caramel Apple Margarita) so we were looking forward to trying the Grapefruit Margarita.
I am not someone who loves very sweet drinks, so Grapefruit was right up my alley! It tasted just like you were drinking frozen Ruby red grapefruit juice; it was tart with just a little sweetness.
Wonderful for a hot July day at Disney.
And if this margarita is not your thing, they were also offering [Read more…]
Join me in welcoming guest author Dereka Erickson with a review of another awesome Disney Cupcake!
As a chocoholic, one of my favorite things about staying at Disney’s Boardwalk is the easy access to the Boardwalk Bakery and Seashore Sweets. One day, I’d like to walk in and say, “I’ll have one of each!”
On this particular day I had to settle for only one item: The Coffee-Mocha cupcake caught my eye, as I’d never seen it before. It sounded promising, so I asked for one of those and an Oreo Bonbon cupcake for my husband.
When I took off the wrapper I was initially disappointed to see “wet” cake. I do not like soggy food. I took that first bite hesitantly, but my hesitation quickly turned into enthusiasm! This was “wet” cake done right.
Chocolate cake can sometimes come off as a bit dry, so the coffee added to this definitely prevented that without going overboard. It was not soggy at all.
The coffee beans that you see are actually molded dark chocolate. Even my husband commented that they were a nice touch.
Frosting and Filling Review
The frosting on this has a nice, smooth mocha flavor. It’s not super-sweet and is very smooth. It isn’t that kind of frosting that “tickles” your teeth and throat.
The filling inside is a little thicker than the frosting on top, but maintains the mocha flavor.
To be honest, I didn’t even [Read more…]
We’re in Walt Disney World this weekend eating lots of good stuff and capturing tons of great photos to share with you as you plan your upcoming Disney trips, including a new caramel apple margarita, an ice cream cookie sandwich filled with pumpkin ice cream, and even a caramel-fudge-cookie sundae that only costs one Disney Dining Plan snack credit!
Speaking of upcoming trips, here’s a bit of Disney food news to keep you in the loop!
Weekly Disney Food News
- It’s a jolly holiday with Gluhwein in Epcot’s Germany! Try this spiced red wine at the Christmas Market booth.
- These World Showcase Food and Drink Shirts highlight eats and drinks in Epcot’s World Showcase!
- The Walt Disney World Contemporary Resort and Grand Floridian Resort have created memorable holiday displays out of gingerbread!
- The Contempo Cafe is offering seasonal cupcakes, including a Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes!
- Christmas in Disneyland means the famous Yule Log Cake is back! Find out all about it!
- Ghirardelli is slated to open in spring 2012 at Disney California Adventure. Check out the new concept art!
- Kouzzina has new items at breakfast! Check out the eats at this Boardwalk Inn restaurant.
- Fun Disney kitchen accessories can now be found at Target!
- The WDW Swan and Dolphin will host a full calendar of holiday activities, including milk and cookies at bed time!
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On to the Round-Up!
WDW For Grown-Ups takes a look at Adult-Friendly Character Meals! Great idea!!
WESH.com names Top 5 Holiday Food Picks at Walt Disney World — written by yours truly!
Daveland Blog reminisces about a long-lost Disneyland coffee shop.
DisMarks has another great Disney Blog Carnival this week with lots of fun Disney food articles!
Stuff from the Park travels back in time to take a look at a 1970s menu from the American Egg House at Disneyland.
MiceChat.com reviews dining with diabetes aboard the Disney Dream.
BabyCakes NYC Blog shares the news that Downtown Disney’s Babycakes Bakery will now fulfill vegan and gluten-free cake orders for Disney World resort guests!
Main St. Gazette checks out the scene at Epcot’s Sommerfest! Happy Birthday, Ryan!!
Disney Weddings Blog highlights a new trend — mashed potato bars!