Disney Springs is chock full of new stuff this week — including new eats, new gear, and new construction updates! Let’s see what’s shakin’!
Greetings from sunny California! We’re coming to you from Disneyland where the 2017 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival is in full swing!
And the Festival is running EVERYDAY this year. So that means you’ve got from now through April 16th to try your top picks at this year’s FOURTEEN Festival Marketplace Booths.
To help you make your list, I’ve tackled each and every food item at ALL of them. Well, with the help of our Dining in Disneyland columnist and best west coast dine-around pal, Heather Sievers, of course!
Click here to check out photos AND prices of ALL the food at the Festival! (Allergy-Friendly Menus, Too!)
Overall, we found the food to be fantastic. It was much better than last year, and much MUCH better than Festival of Holidays. They’re thinking outside of the box and experimenting a little with flavors, and I commend that. [Read more…]
Welp — it’s finally happened. The Epcot Food and Wine Festival is pretty much happening year around now!
No — not really. But with this is exciting news, it kinda sorta seems like it!
I’ve loved the holiday eats, drinks, and treats that you can get during a cozy winter visit to Epcot during Holidays Around the World. In addition to enchanting stories of winter time celebrations from all over the globe, guests have also indulged in holiday specialties, like Buche de Noel in France and Sweet Tamales in Mexico. And it’s not Christmas without at least one serving of Glühwein in Germany! [Read more…]
Let’s go to the beach to check out a new menu item!
Beach Club Marketplace
OK, we all know that the demise of the Clam Chowder in a bread bowl at the Magic Kingdom’s Columbia Harbour House has been LONG lamented. But here’s a…maybe…replacement?
The Marketplace at Disney’s Beach Club Resort is the counter-service restaurant shared by Yacht and Beach Club Resorts for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We don’t talk about this one much, because there’s not a lot here; and what IS here isn’t much to talk about. ;-D But that said, every once in a while this spot wows us with something unique and delicious.
If you walk into the lobby from the parking lot and take a left, you’ll see the entrance sign on your right. You’ll find a few indoor seats in the Solarium, a peaceful, sunny room down the hall, and outdoor seating along the covered walkway going toward the Beach Club Villas.
Disneyland’s Bayou Bash Mardi Gras celebration is coming to an end on March 11th. This means you have just a few days to get over there and try some of the special menu items that New Orleans Square has to offer, like this amazing corn chowder!
This past week, I was able to get my taste buds on literally what I thought was the best soup I’ve ever had at the Disneyland Resort: the Mardi Gras [Read more…]
We threw out an inquiry asking for favorite Disney soups and got back a crockful of great ideas! Soups are satisfying meals and hearty snacks and can really warm you up on a chilly park day. Disney’s been working overtime creating memorable ones!
The hands down favorite soup mentioned was the Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup at Epcot’s Le Cellier. Honorable mentions go to the soup selection at Boma and the French Onion Soup at Les Chefs de France.
Let’s take a look at the winners, then drool over the runners-up and a few of my own new favorites!
Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup
Made with Moosehead beer and bacon, the Canadian Cheddar Cheese soup is one of the reasons you should secure a coveted reservation at Le Cellier!
Sooth your soup craving and try the Cheddar Cheese Soup recipe at home.
Kathy B. exclaims “It is the BOMB!!!”
Margaret C. even has a cost-saving tip. She suggests [Read more…]
I finally get to share some food pics and reviews from Disney’s California Food & Wine Festival Center! I’ll be putting together blog posts specifically about merchandise and the Festival Center soon, but I always give the food pics priority, as you know Here’s how the Festival Food (beer and wine will be discussed separately) is set up, for those of you who might not have been here, yet:
The Festival Center: Here, you can find the “Taste of California” items — eight tapas-sized portions of food representing California, the Festival Center “Wine Seller,” other festival merchandise items, a Stella Artois-hosted “Star Lounge” and Belgian Brewers Collection, and one of the festival seminar locations.
Around Disney’s California Adventure: Throughout DCA, you can find six dining locations offering “festival-inspired” dishes, like “Mangia Meatballs” and Award Weiners!
Today, I headed to the Festival Center to nosh on several of the “Taste of California” Marketplace items as well as try out the brand-spanking new, still-in-testing-stages, 106-flavor, “PurePour” Coke Machine…which I’ll be telling you all about in the next week or so. Here’s the full list of food items available. These all cost between $3 and $5:
We started out with a selection of Artisinal Cheeses:
This included three extremely mild cheeses — the Cheddar had [Read more…]