News! Wine Dinners at Flying Fish Cafe During the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

The Flying Fish Café Team at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort has announced Winery Series events that will take place during the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival — including an event hosted by Mr. and Mrs. John Lasseter!

Wine Series Events — Epcot Food and Wine Festival

These Flying Fish Cafe wine dinners are extremely popular and offer an intimate meal with the chef and wine maker.

Adding one of these meals to your Epcot Food and Wine Festival itinerary will make for a memorable visit! This is one of our favorite restaurants on property — it’s consistently delicious and offers a really great relaxed atmosphere with truly excellent service.

Check out what dinners are available this Fall during your Food and Wine Festival trip!

Flying Fish Cafe Tables and Murals

“Riesling/Pinot German Wine Dinner” – Thursday, September 26, 2013

Johannes Selbach–Owner/Wine Maker
Weingut Selbach-Oster, Zeltingen-Mosel, Germany
6pm Reception – 6:15pm Dinner

“Gems of Italy” – Thursday, October 3, 2013

Pierluigi Gaeta, Marketing Director-Vias Imports Ltd., NY
Featuring extraordinary selections from Italy’s Top Wine Producing Regions
6pm Reception – 6:15pm Dinner

“Moet & Chandon” – Thursday, October 10, 2013

Mr. Josh Phillips of Moët & Chandon, Epernay-France
6pm Reception – 6:15pm Dinner
*Book this event through Epcot Food and Wine Festival at 407/WDW-FEST (939-3378).

“Lasseter” – Thursday, October 17, 2013

Mr. & Mrs. John Lasseter, Owner/Founder Lasseter Vineyards, Sonoma, [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: May 26, 2013

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, everyone!!

Starbucks Signage on Main Street Bakery Window

It was AWESOME sharing the adventures of so many DFB readers on Friday as they braved the crowds for 24 hours in the Magic Kingdom, Disneyland, and Disney California Adventure during the Monstrous Summer Kick-Off! You can see some of the yummy Monstrous treats that were served here!

But now that Summer has begun, we’ve got more to look forward to, like the opening of Starbucks on Magic Kingdom’s Main Street, and the opening of the new Ice Cream and Gelato shop in Epcot’s France! Looking forward to bringing you all the details!

Disney Food News

Get the scoop on this week’s food news!

Of course, there’s more! Check out all the latest Disney Food News — even the stuff we don’t mention in posts on the blog! — on our Disney Food News Pin Board, including a new Southwest Chicken Salad at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe.

DFB Reader Finds

If you find a fun new food — or other edible awesomeness — in or from Disney, share a photo with us on facebook or twitter so we can add it to our DFB Reader Finds each Sunday!

As we gear up for summer, we’re sharing ice cream cookie sandwiches. Check out this beauty tweeted from Reader Tim R. Tim had just three words to say “these…rule…all…”! ;-) WE agree!!

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich!

Reader Patrick M. shared a delicious find! He said via Facebook, “All Star Movies has taken the ice cream cookie sandwich to a whole new level. The picture isn’t the best, but there are three, yes three, scoops of ice cream.” WOW!

Three Scoop Ice Cream Sandwich!

We hope everyone enjoys delicious treats this holiday weekend!

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On to the Round-Up!

Studios Central puts an end to the expensive restaurant debate!

Walt Disney World for Grown Ups features frozen Cokes!

Mickey Fix gears up for summer with this adorable Mickey and Minnie Mouse cooler tote!

Main Street Gazette features Star Wars snacks at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Will you choose the Dark Side?

Disney Hipster Blog enjoys Quinoa Potato Cake at Le Cellier in Epcot.

All Ears features Disney World Publishing Worldwide’s announcement for a diabetes-focused series for children. Hooray Mickey!

Deadline features an apology from Disney for gluten-intolerant jokes on the show “Jessie”.

News! Citricos and Flying Fish Cafe Wine Dinners Announced at Walt Disney World

Here’s some fun news if you’re headed to Walt Disney World this Spring or Summer!

Citricos at the Grand Floridian Resort has announced two more wine dinners for 2013! And Flying Fish Cafe on Disney’s BoardWalk will host a wine dinner May 31st!

Flying Fish, a signature restaurant at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort.

If you’re looking for a special evening, a wine dinner at Citricos or the Flying Fish Cafe is sure to be memorable!

Citricos Wine Dinners

Thursday June 6th — Reata Winery. Wine Maker Nori Nakamura will be hosting the event.
Thursday August 22nd — Jax Vineyards. Hosted by Alexis Rose Depe.

Each exclusive event offers only 10 seats in the private Chef’s Domain dining room. Celebrate your [Read more…]

Guest Review: Seafood Dine-Around at Walt Disney World

Join us in welcoming guest author KJ Simpson with a Walt Disney World Seafood Adventure!

Crab Cakes at Narcoossee's

A recent trip to Walt Disney World opened up a whole new world of culinary delights for me: seafood!

In my many previous visits, I had never tried any seafood dishes. This year, for a variety of reasons, I began incorporating seafood into my diet. As part of this new culinary adventure, I decided to sample some of the many dishes from the sea that are available throughout the parks and resorts.

If you’re curious about some of the offerings that can be found throughout Walt Disney World, read on as I embark on this seafood adventure…

And don’t forget to share your favorite Disney seafood dishes in the comments below!

Yorkshire County Fish Shop

No seafood tour would be complete without a stop at the very popular Yorkshire County Fish Shop, in the United Kingdom area of Epcot’s World Showcase, for an order of Fish & Chips.

There’s often a line at the Yorkshire County Fish Shoppe- this is a popular spot!

It’s a classic — two pieces of battered fish, served in a quick-service style over chips (also known as fries, here on this side of the pond). It’s even wrapped in faux-newspaper to give it a whimsically authentic appearance.

While not the healthiest of seafood meals, it was certainly one of the tastiest! There’s not a lot to go wrong here, and this was a perfect afternoon snack to share. The malt vinegar — a traditional accompaniment to the English fish fry — added the perfect tang and gave a whole different taste dimension to the fish.

The classic - Fish & Chips.

Sharing this while sitting in the seating area off to the side overlooking World Showcase Lagoon was a splendid afternoon respite! If you eat outside here, be forewarned: enjoy the view, but beware of the aggressive birds, ducks, and squirrels. They apparently love the food here as much as we do, and are not shy about wanting you to share.

Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie

Next was a visit to the newly-refurbished bakery in the France pavilion, Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie.

The expanded menu has a new seafood offering: Bisque de Homard, or Lobster Bisque.

Les Halles

This was a satisfying soup, smooth and creamy without being too heavy. Tomato was the more dominant flavor here, but the seafood added a richness and [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: March 10, 2013

We’ve got some incredible updates for you this week!!!

First up, the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival has begun in Walt Disney World, and we’ve got an EPIC review of nearly ALL of the food available at the 12 new food and beverage marketplaces! It’s well worth a look! (Plus, who doesn’t want to see that Dole Whip with Spiced Rum?!?!)

Also, some interesting news out of Downtown Disney… . Let’s get started!

Disney Food News

Catch up on the Disney dining news…

We’ve got additional food news, including restaurant closures, a Beer Dinner at Flying Fish Cafe, a Gluten Free Award for Walt Disney World, spring candy apples, and LOTS more, on our Disney Food News Pin Board! Head over and check it out!

DFB Reader Finds

If you find a fun new food — or other awesomeness — in or from Disney, share a photo with us on facebook or twitter so we can add it to our DFB Reader Finds each Sunday!

First up, we shared our recipe for Disney World’s Magic Cookie Bars on the blog last week. Then, via Instagram, krissycakes13 shared a photo of her baking skills! “The Magic Cookie Bars! Mini-Sized!” Great job with the Magic Cookie Bar recipe!!

Homemade Magic Cookie Bars!

Sara Miller sent us this awesome photo of her daughter enjoying a Mickey ice cream bar — and she’s an ears first kind of girl! Yum!!

Enjoying a Mickey Ice Cream Bar!

We love sharing in your Disney food adventures! Thank you!!

On to the Round-Up

Passport 2 Dreams wows us again with an incredible look at a true Disney World food mystery…the the mystery of the Plaza Ice Cream Boat Shuffle.

Celebrate the Tiki Room!

Mickey Fix is ready to celebrate the Enchanted Tiki Room’s 50th Anniversary with these awesome Tiki Mugs!

Adventures in Beer shares some mouth-watering pics of the “Drunken Donuts” at Territory Lounge!

WESH highlights awesome desserts found at Walt Disney World. Written by yours truly! ;-)

Changing Latitudesreviews Tutto Gusto in Epcot’s Italy pavilion.

SBWire announces the 3rd Annual Gluten Free Award Winners and Disney World gets top honors for vacation destination!

Main Street Gazette reviews some yummo sliders at River Roost Lounge!

Disney by Mark shares some history of the Harbor Galley in Disneyland.

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Disney Food Post Round-Up: January 13, 2013

The big news this week? There’s a new bakery in Disney World!!

Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie in Epcot's France

Yep, “Boulangerie Patisserie Les Halles” opened its doors in Epcot’s France this week! This new bakery is several times the size of the old Boulangerie Patisserie in France, and offers several new menu items!

Be sure to check out our photo tour here!

Disney Dining News

Fun news this week…

We’ve got additional food news, including New Menu at Shutters, restaurant closures, New Orleans Bayou Bash in Disneyland, a new Mizner’s Lounge Menu at the Grand Floridian, Buffets Discontinued at the Pepper Market, and LOTS more, on our Disney Food News Pin Board! Head over and check it out!

Reader Finds

If you find a fun new food — or other awesomeness — in or from Disney, share a photo with us on facebook or twitter so we can add it to our DFB Reader Finds each Sunday! This week we have some pictures from Twitter friends.

Dana (@DragynAlly) tweeted us some love! She says, “Wearing my “I ❤ DisneyFoodBlog” shirt. Because I do!”

I LUV DFB Shirt!

Thanks, Dana!! (By the way, you can get your own I ❤ DisneyFoodBlog t-shirt — and many others — at Zazzle.com/disneyfoodblog!)

Sara Pirraglia sent us this fun find! “I just wanted to share with you what I saw at one of the $1 Stores (Dollar Tree to be exact) near me in Rhode Island…Donald Duck Orange Juice! Random but cool! Thought I would share with you, no one else I might tell would be interested!” YES. Yes, we are interested!!

Donald OJ

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On to the Round-Up!

Mickey Fix highlights an adorable Disney cupcake tote bag. Get yours now!

Daveland uncovers the history behind Disneyland’s Carnation Cafe.

Slightly Intoxicated shares a hysterical Disney Cruise dining experience from Remy.

AllEars has Steve Barrett looking for Hidden Mickeys at the new Splitsville in Downtown Disney.

Mouse on the Mind samples the Affogato at Italy’s gelato cart in Epcot.

Main Street Gazette enjoys a cucumber margarita at La Cava del Tequila in Epcot’s Mexico pavilion.

Disney Parks Blog announces a new menu at Shutters in the Caribbean Beach Resort.

Have a great week, all! See you soon with even more great Disney Dining news! :-)

News! January Wine Dinner at BoardWalk Inn’s Flying Fish Cafe

The Flying Fish Café at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Resort has announced the first dinner for the 2013 Winery Series!

Be sure to block off Wednesday, January 30th, 2013, on your calendar for this fun and high end meal!

Kicking off the 2013 Season with Style and Elegance

Featuring the Exciting Wines of Grgich Hills Estate – Napa, California.

With Special Guest, Violet Grgich – Co-proprietor, Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Violet’s passion for wine began at an early age, as she grew up accompanying her father in the vineyards and cellar.

Grgich Hills Estate

She spent her summers at the winery, doing everything from bottling line work to laboratory analysis and working in the tasting room.

Violet Grgich

After attending the University of California, Davis, Violet returned home to Grgich Hills. She’s now responsible for daily management of the winery, as well as sales and marketing. She says that she has the ideal job: “I believe that wine is part of a healthy, happy and long life. Wine brings people together and makes them happy, which makes my job extraordinarily fulfilling.”

Wines to be paired with Chef Tim Keating’s California-inspired Menu

  • Grgich Hills Fume Blanc 2009
  • Grgich Hills Chardonnay 2009
  • Grgich Hills Zinfandel 2008
  • Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
  • Grgich Hills Violetta 2008

A menu from a seasonally-influenced market will be offered at the 6:15pm dinner. A reception [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: November 18, 2012

Seasonal goodies are in the news this week. Of course, we love discovering the specialty items brought out during the holiday season! Stay tuned — we’ve got more holidays in Disney to share with you this week!

And, this week we launched our new DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World® Holidays 2012 e-Book!

Also, DFB Podcast listeners will want to check out episode 11 of our DFB Podcast featuring the Disney Holidays!

Disney Food News

Here’s some of the big holiday treat news this week…

We’ve got additional food news, including Kosher Meals and Events at Cohen’s WorldGate Resort, Gingerbread House Building Workshops at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney, Clicquot Wine Dinner at the BoardWalk’s Flying Fish Cafe, restaurant closure updates, and LOTS more, on our Disney Food News Pin Board! Head over and check it out!

DFB Reader Finds

If you find a fun new food in or from Disney, share a photo with us so we can add it to our DFB Reader Finds each Sunday!

Vanessa Gordon sent us a photo via Facebook of the holiday drink menu at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! We have details on this menu and more in our new DFB Holiday Guide!

Yuletide Cheer at Disney's Hollywood Studios!

Disney Food Sticky Notes! These were found at the Everything Pop store at Disney’s Pop Century Resort at Walt Disney World. Thanks to Elantrice Hugh/Diz Thru Brown Eyes for sending the photo!

Disney Food Sticky Notes

And take a look at this Cars Land Cupcake tweeted to us by Lynnette Johnson from Disney California Adventure! Awesome, eh?!?

Cars Land Cupcake

And now for some more awesome news…

DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World® Holidays 2012 e-Book

Earlier this week, I announced the Grand Launch of the DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World® Holidays 2012 e-Book!

The DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2012 e-Book features 230 pages, including NEW events and holiday happenings; over 200 photos; and an informative FAQ section. It includes:

  • Detailed descriptions and photos of all holiday events and activities happening at the parks and resorts this year!
  • A fully comprehensive holiday dining section with listings of holiday snacks, treats, meals, and menu items offered this year.
  • A clickable 3-Month Schedule of Holiday Events so you can see at-a-glance what looks interesting to you.
  • Comprehensive listings — with color photos! — of Disney Resort holiday decor and gingerbread displays
  • Our recommendations on ways to SAVE while you’re in Disney World this holiday season.
  • A section dedicated to all “New for 2012″ events, dining options, and activities.
  • And more!

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On to the Round-Up

A Wedding Cake Blog displays a Wreck-It Ralph cake for grooms!

The Standard has announced that Hong Kong Disneyland is introducing halal food as standard menu items in an effort to make vacations for Muslim guests more convenient.

Yesterland takes us on a whirlwind tour of Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival!

Main Street Gazette discovers Pork Nachos at Captain Cook’s in the Polynesian Resort.

Walt Disney World for Grown Ups shares a recipe for the Godiva Chocolate Liqueur Iced Coffee at Belgium’s marketplace at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

Disney by Mark has breakfast at the Grand Californian’s White Water Snacks.

AllEars looks back at the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

Entree Duo and PB&J Creme Brulee at Flying Fish Cafe on Disney World’s Boardwalk

Any time I have the chance to dine at Flying Fish Cafe in Disney World’s Boardwalk Inn Resort, I take it! I love this restaurant, and it always manages to surprise me with its clever and innovative menu.

I dined there in July, and while I’m not going to do a full review of that meal, I needed to share these awesome menu items with you just in case you’re headed over. I wish I had this meal to do over again, because I’d definitely order the same thing!

Get these on your must-eat list, stat!

Duo of Char-Crusted Angus New York Strip Steak and Potato-Wrapped Red Snapper

Well, Flying Fish Cafe has two signature entrees…can you guess what they are? ;-) Yep, the Char-Crusted Strip and the Potato-Wrapped Red Snapper are the menu’s highlights, and Flying Fish has done us all a favor and put them together on one plate!

Duo of Red Snapper and Strip Steak

The Potato-Wrapped Snapper includes Leek Fondue with a Veal Glace, Red Wine, and Cassis Butter reduction; while the Char-Crusted Angus New York Strip comes with Fingerling Potatoes, Hericot Vert, Young Carrots, and Bermuda Onions, and an applewood-smoked Bacon Mustard Seed Vinaigrette and Classic Sauce Foyot (hubba hubba!).

I was very surprised and impressed how well everything actually went together. I was using the sauce from the Snapper with the steak, and vice versa. The flavors were [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: July 1, 2012

Beast Castle

Even more incredible happenings in the Disney Food World this week! We finally got some news about the most anticipated dining event in recent Disney history — Be Our Guest Restaurant!

I know I’m excited about this (my fingers are crossed for a miraculous early opening for my Fall trip), and can’t wait to hear more!

Disney Food News

Take the edge off your Disney food cravings with the news from this week…

We’ve got more food news (including info about a new menu at bluezoo…plus LOTS more) on our Disney Food News Pin Board, where Disney Food News is updated on a regular basis!

Two New Reviews for the DFB Guide!

We’re pleased to share two new reviews of our 2012 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining e-Book this week!

First up, RunningAtDisney.com says,

My favorite thing about the guide are all of the great tips. AJ and the DFB team have done a lot of research (I’m totally jealous!) to help us find the best meals and the best values on WDW property. …And then there is the Disney Dining At-A-Glance section… Where to find the best popcorn, a place to propose, exotic eats, the least expensive buffet, and the list goes on and on.

Read the full review here!

Next up, a fun review from LEG+JCB who are on their way to Disney World soon. Here are a few nice words they said about the Guide…

Not only is it updated annually, but as an e-book, it’s loaded with links to more extensive reviews and photo essays on their site, and [it’s] great to take with you to the parks on a smartphone (or, if you’re adventurous, a tablet).

The book also comes with budgeting spreadsheets and sample dining itineraries which I found to be extremely helpful… . Lance will also be happy with the book’s comprehensive list of bars and lounges, which I’m sure he’ll need to utilize after one trip on It’s a Small World.

Read the rest of the review (pretty funny :-D) here.

Pick up your very own copy of the 2012 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining right here!

On to the Round-Up

Walt Disney World for Grown Ups stops by the Tune In Lounge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Daveland is won over by his first trip to the Mad-T Party at Disney California Adventure.

Exporting Sunshine caps off a trip around the world with dinner at Victoria & Albert’s at the Grand Floridian Resort!

Disney by Mark stop by Disney’s Aulani resort in Hawaii for lunch at the Makahiki restaurant.

AllEars.Net discusses dining at Walt Disney World with a special diet.

Main Street Gazette travels to the Norway pavilion for an apple and cream concoction – the Veiled Maiden – at Kringla Bakeri og Cafe.

Disney Parks Blog features a Dad and Daughter team who have made a habit of visiting Sci-Fi Dine-In at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!