News: Nine Dragons and Morimoto Asia Celebrate Chinese New Year with Special Menu Offerings

Happy (almost!) Chinese New Year!

The “Year of the Monkey” begins on February 8th, and Nine Dragons Restaurant in Epcot’s China Pavilion will celebrate with special menu items for nearly the whole year. From February 8, 2016 through January 27 of next year, guests at Nine Dragons will find a new prix-fixe option available for lunch as well as additional items on the regular menu.

For lunch, the prix-fixe special will include three courses for $17.98. Begin your meal with spring rolls or pot stickers, then choose from three entrees for the main course: Happily Family (sliced chicken breast, beef and shrimp stir fry), Moo Goo Gai Pan featuring stir-fried chicken breast with mushrooms and snow peas, and General Tso’s Chicken Buns Lunch Box: three steamed buns (basically, these are Chinese tacos) and hot-and-sour soup. For dessert, try either strawberry-red bean or ginger-caramel ice cream.

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Three steamed buns will also be featured on the regular menu for the year-long celebration: Braised Pork Belly with chili aioli, Sweet-and-Sour Batter-fried Fish with a pork floss topping, and General Tso’s Chicken buns (also batter-fried). [Read more…]

News: Fulton’s Crab House in Disney Springs Now Offering Brunch Selections on Sundays

Planning a Sunday outing to Disney Springs?

Then you may want to check out the new Brunch selections available at Fulton’s Crab House.

Brunch continues to be all the rage around Disney World, with new dining options such as the Waterfront Brunch at the Grand Floridian’s Narcoossee’s and Brunch at the Top at the Contemporary’s California Grill, which will make its debut on February 7th.

The new Brunch menu at Fulton’s just launched on January 17th, and will continue to be an option each Sunday from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm, in keeping with the standard lunch menu availability.

Fultons Crab House

Inside Fulton’s Crab House

Choices include Crab & Asparagus Benedict, a Monte Cristo Sandwich, Corned Beef Hash, New Orleans BBQ Shrimp, and a Kobe Breakfast Burger. [Read more…]

News: World of Coca-Cola Coming to Disney Springs

According to wdwmagic.com, construction of the new World of Coca-Cola experience at Disney Springs is coming along nicely!

Springs Bottling Co. sign

Springs Bottling Co. sign

Finding its home in the Town Center area of Disney Springs (currently under construction), the World of Coca-Cola will be located near Planet Hollywood, which is currently undergoing a major refurbishment of its own as it transforms into the Planet Hollywood Observatory. [Read more…]

Fun Find: Star Wars Dark Chocolate Bar at The Ganachery in Disney Springs

When The Ganachery – Disney’s own specialty chocolate shop – opened nearly one month ago in Disney Springs, it was impossible not to notice that this little chocolate boutique had a unique vibe all its own. (Take a full tour of the spot here!)

The Ganachery sign

The Ganachery sign

With specially-trained Cast Members (Chocolatiers) serving sixteen unique flavors of ganache, it’s clear that The Ganachery aims to offer a higher-end experience that isn’t replicated in other sweet stops around Disney World. [Read more…]

The Year in Review: Top Disney Food News Stories of 2015!

2016 is nearly upon us, and so we find ourselves looking back at all that 2015 had to offer. It’s been an exciting time, full of huge announcements about new venues and attractions and lots of progress on previously announced projects. Before we bid goodbye to one year and welcome a new one, let’s review where we’ve been and see a glimpse of what’s to come!

Top Disney Food news Stories of 2015

Star Wars Lands Coming to Both Coasts — And It’s Bringing Lots of Food From a Galaxy Far, Far Away

There was a HUGE disturbance in the Force — the Disney Force, that is — this summer when Disney announced that Star Wars Land would be coming to both Disneyland AND Walt Disney World. The crowds went wild! [Read more…]

First Look AND Review: The Ganachery Chocolate Shoppe in Disney World’s Disney Springs

Chocolate for breakfast, anyone ;) ?

Well then, you’re in the right place… because this morning we’re visiting Disney World’s very own specialty chocolate shop: The Ganachery!

The Ganachery Storefront

The Ganachery Storefront

You’ll find the brand new Ganachery in The Landing of Disney Springs — that’s the same general area as many of the recent dining and shopping additions that have opened in Disney Springs over the past year such as Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC, Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, Vivoli il Gelato, and The Boathouse.

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News: Disney World’s Ganachery Opening December 15 in Disney Springs

Chocolate lovers, take note: on Tuesday, December 15th, Disney World’s very own specialty chocolate shop — The Ganachery — will open its doors in The Landing of Disney Springs!

Hand-crafted chocolate indulgences will be the headliner, all day, everyday.

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©Disney

According to Disney, “This isn’t about sugar and sweets, but pure and simple chocolate. The star of the show is a custom-made ganache, a luxurious, proprietary mixture of melted chocolate and cream.” [Read more…]

Review: Lunch at The Boathouse in Disney Springs

It’s back to The Boathouse for us today on the DFB!

The BOATHOUSE (as it’s officially known) has only been part of the Disney dining scene since this past April, when it opened in The Landing area of Disney Springs . (Believe it or not, though, it’s no longer the newest dining gig in town, since spots like Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, Vivoli il Gelato, and Morimoto Asia have all made their debuts since). Still, it has already made a big name for itself for a few reasons: first, its arrival marked the debut of the first of several more upscale dining additions coming to Disney Springs (with a price tag to match).

Second, with live music and watercraft tour options (have you seen the Amphicars?!), it’s also helping to ring in the entertainment-heavy focus that will continue to become a hallmark of several dining options in Disney Springs once the area’s transformation is complete.

While we explored the restaurant in full during its opening week, on my most recent trip, we decided to do things a little differently — a midday visit to explore what the main bar area has to offer.

The Boathouse Sign

The Boathouse Sign

Of course, we couldn’t help taking another quick look around this beautiful space first… [Read more…]

News: Frontera Fresco Restaurant by Chef Rick Bayless Coming To Disney Springs

Thought we were all caught up with new restaurants coming to Disney Springs, did you?

Not so fast! :) Earlier this month, Disney announced that Chef Art Smith will open a brand new restaurant in the summer of 2016 by the name of Homecoming: Florida Kitchen and Southern Shine. Well, today brings news of another celebrity chef bringing a new venue! Chef Rick Bayless — winner of “Top Chef Masters” and host of National Public Television’s “Mexico-One Plate at a Time” — will showcase authentic Mexican cuisine at Frontera Fresco in Disney Springs.

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No opening season has been announced for Frontera Fresco, but we do know that the menu will feature tacos, salads, hand-crafted tortas, fresh guacamole, and Mexican braised beef entrees. And we may see a margarita or two as well ;) . [Read more…]

News: Where to Find Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream and Pumpkin Gelato in Disney World

For those of you who can’t imagine autumn at Disney World (or anywhere else, for that matter) without the flavor of pumpkin, we have some tasty news for you today!

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream has just returned to L’artisan des Glaces in Epcot’s France Pavilion!

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream Macaron Sandwich

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream Macaron Sandwich

It’s available as a scooped ice cream OR a Pumpkin Spice Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich! [Read more…]