Tables in Wonderland has announced a November 2011 event!
The Wave . . . of American Flavors Discovery Dinner
Featuring the The Wonders of Sustainable Seafood
Location: Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Date and Time: [Read more…]
We’re having a great time gathering all the news from the D23 Expo! See some of the latest below…
We’ve got more news coming out today, so stay tuned!
Our guide includes over 130 pages of information about this year’s Festival! It’s written as a planning guide for veterans of the festival and those visiting for the first time!
One of our favorite bonus items is a daily schedule to help you plan your most delicious adventures!
You can get your own copy of our new mini-guide here! Remember to use code CHEF for $2 off the regular price!
Main Street Gazette reminds us that ordinary WDW food is special too! Root beer floats!
Gorillas Don’t Blog show us vintage popcorn boxes!
MSNBC Food And Wine gives a culinary shout-out to Disney dining! You might want to check out the slide show to see some familiar photos from one of your favorite food blogs…
The Disney Blog shows us the changes made in the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue song due to a copyright issue.
Disney Parks Blog begins a new series highlighting the beautiful cakes made at WDW. Yes, bake me a cake, too!
We appreciate your photo submissions to the Disney Food Blog Photo Extravaganza! The pictures are so appetizing! This week, the Disney Food Pics of the Week feature a food staple – bread!
Boudin Bakery Bread Cart at Disney California Adventure. We love that they make Mickey-shaped bread here!
Multigrain Bread is served at [Read more…]
It’s been a sizzling hot week, so we hope you’re keeping cool! Maybe you have access to some delicious strawberry lemonade like the one to the right (in the Magic Kingdom). We’re counting down the days until we get our next fix of that stuff!
There’s lot of fun Disney food news this week as well as some awesome articles in the round-up, so let’s get started…
Let’s review the latest news from this past week!
Just eeking out the final updates to the brand new Mini-Guide e-Book! (Thankfully, one of our fabulous columnists is in Disney World this week and has agreed to do a little extra recon for us!)
As you know, our DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining e-Book covers a wealth of information about Disney World food. But after hitting 250 pages, we reserved some of the more detailed info for our upcoming series of Mini-Guides.
The first in the series will be the Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks, and it will be debuting very soon.
Detailed reviews, photos, prices, and snack-credit-worthiness of over 70 snacks in the Magic Kingdom are packed into this Mini-Guide, but, as always, we’ve included a few extras and bonus items as well!
We’ll have more information for you very soon; we can’t wait to hear what you think!
Meet the World in Progressland shares the fabulous views seen only from Club 33!
Disney Contemporary Fan Site compares the Grand Floridian’s Citricos with the Contemporary Resort’s California Grill. Which would you choose?
DisneyTouristBlog reviews Disneyland’s Big Thunder Ranch BBQ. Yee-Haw!
Main Street Gazette shares with us a canyon skillet at Whispering Canyon Cafe.
Disney Contests and Sweepstakes gives us the scoop on the Rainforest Cafe Orlando’s summer photo contest. Good luck!
Welcome Bill Iadonisi with a review of the Contempo Cafe at the Contemporary Resort. Bill shows us all the modern features of this convenient, quick-service location. Take it away, Bill!
Although I really enjoyed the Steakhouse, this new Café is a wonderful replacement. In fact it makes more sense to have a table-service eatery (Chef Mickey’s) and a quick-service right next to each other. The Grand Canyon Concourse is always bustling with foot traffic, and since the Monorail station is right above, it’s a perfect place for guests to grab a quick bite or beverage before hitting the parks!
The atmosphere here is little changed from the Concourse Steakhouse. The classic tile mural by [Read more…]
Hope everyone’s had a great week, and all of you D23ers are having a blast in WDW!
In Disney Food News his week, we heard the latest on Disney California Adventure’s two new restaurants set to open on July 1st!
AND we got the chance to put on our guest passes and (virtually) walk the black carpet at Disneyland’s Disneyland Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Premiere with our fearless Disneyland columnist — Heather Sievers!
On MiceChat, Sam Gennaway recommends Disney World essentials, including The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining!
A quick quote from the review: “[AJ’s] goal was to write a book that is unlike any other Disney guidebook. In that respect, she has succeeded. This could only come from somebody who realizes that dining is more than just eating at Disney, it is an important part of the whole experience. Plus, the book tries really hard to find the proper balance between planning and spontaneity, which is not easy anymore.”
Thanks to Sam, again, for this review, and thanks to MiceChat for sharing it! If you’d like to check out the e-Book, pick up your copy here!
A World View reviews our own Disney Food Blog Restaurant Search Tool! Thanks, Bruce!
Main Street Gazette reviews the sweet Sacristain pastry treat at France’s Boulangerie Patisserie.
Eating (and Drinking) Around the World shows us where to find freshly made potato chips and sweet potato fries.
Progress City, U.S.A. examines the Germany pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase including the Biergarten! Grab a snack from Sommerfest and check out these details.
Pitch interviews a former WDW chef. Find out how Celina Tio began cooking at Disney!
Thanks to Stitch Kingdom for giving us a heads up on a new cookbook to be published this fall.
Portobello, the Italian restaurant in Downtown Disney — not the mushroom — showcases pictures from their Cooking Class on May 13th!
MousePlanning reviews the brick oven made pizza at Via Napoli.
Happy Mother’s Day! We hope all our mom readers enjoy being pampered with brunch, lunch, dinner, and/or tea celebrations.
For a quick spotlight on the Disney Food Blog’s DFB Guide this week, but I’d like to share a testimonial written by one of my favorite people (and probably yours as well!), Lou Mongello, the rockstar behind WDWRadio:
There is nothing else so well-written, comprehensive and FUN about Walt Disney World dining! You offer practical advice and examples that are beneficial to the first-time guest and seasoned Disney veteran. From the breakdown of the restaurants by location, price, cuisine and your personal recommendations (all of which I found myself agreeing with!!), to the “overlooked” dining experiences, I found the book valuable, interesting and truly fun to read from beginning to end. The time and money that people will save alone is worth the price of the book! I highly recommend the DFB Guide to any and every Walt Disney World guest!
disZine tells where you can get your Pirate’s Booty snacks!
Walt Disney World for Grown-Ups lists their top five Disney World hotel quick-service dininglocations.
ImagiNerding takes us back in time to a Walt Disney World Recipe Index circa 1921-2004. I NEED THIS BOOK!
A Wedding Cake Blog features the royal jewels – all sparkly and sugary – at the WDW Swan and Dolphin!
Eating (and Drinking) around the World shares his take on Boma’s Coconut Curried Chicken Stew.
Main Street Gazette looks at tasty, savory options including specialty hot dogs in WDW.
The World of Deej heads over to Disney World’s Citricos!
Hello! Chef BigFatPanda here!
Please forgive me for being away for so long. Life took hold of me and wouldn’t let go. I am sure you’ve been there. I am so delighted to bring you this new installment of decadent Chocolate Pleasure. The following is from Disney’s Contemporary Resort’s California Grill — Chocolate Lava Cake!
Let me share with you that this appears to be an easy straightforward recipe, but it was tougher than it looked. I try to choose recipes that are approachable and not very intimidating. While this is all those things, the effect of the “lava” is something that can [Read more…]
We’ve been reporting the news, and now I get to share the pics with you! The Wave…of American Flavors in Disney World’s Contemporary Resort has a brand new meal — a breakfast buffet! They’ve been testing it since December, and according to one of the managers I had a chance to speak with, it looks like it’s going to stay. I’m glad to hear it; the buffet is delicious.
Atmosphere and Background
As we know, The Wave focuses on a sustainable menu full of local products. In fact, The Wave was just approved to change their menu every few months — they’re one of the only non-signature restaurants able to do this — so that they can offer an even wider variety of seasonal, local ingredients. I’m looking forward to the updates!
Before we delve into the Snack Series, I wanted to give you a little update on The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining E-Book! The time is drawing nigh! Be sure you’re signed up for our DFB Newsletter to get all the details when the E-Book is released — including the info about the Reader Discount! As a sneak peek, here are just a few of the extras we’ve got for you in the E-Book:
– An in-depth look at Bars and Lounges in Walt Disney World
— Where to find more interesting kids’ meals
— Sample dining itineraries
— And more!
Stay tuned! But now, back to today’s regularly scheduled post…
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In addition to the black forest cupcake, Contempo Cafe in Disney’s Contemporary Resort also carries this little beauty:
The Dulce de Leche cupcake is a vanilla cupcake piled high with sweet, creamy caramel frosting. Again, this isn’t the buttery, lard-y frosting you’ll find with the cupcakes over at Starring Rolls Cafe, which automatically makes it [Read more…]