Disney Food Pics of the Week: Pie!

Happy Day After National Pie Day, Everyone!!

Seriously, even though we celebrated yesterday, this is SUCH a cool holiday, we think it deserves to be extended through the weekend, don’t you? Well, clearly you agree! Because today, we are showcasing your gorgeous pie pics, courtesy of our Flickr Group, Disney Food Blog Photo Extravaganza!

Care to join in the comfort food fun? I knew you would!

Mango Pie at Yak n Yeti Restaurant

One of our favorites — in fact, it made our Top 3 Disney Pie List! — is the Mango Pie at Yak & Yeti Restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. I could seriously go for a slice of this on my next visit!

Photographer: Roger Weeks

Mango Pie at Yak n Yeti Restaurant

Mango Pie at Yak n Yeti Restaurant

Apple and Cheddar Pie from Flo’s V8 Cafe

I love all things apple + dessert, but adding cheese is a fun next step!

Flaky Pastry, Apples, and Cheddar Cheese ftw! If you think so, too, be sure to try this yummo combo the next time you’re at Flo’s V8 Cafe in Disney California Adventure.

Photographer: Jingorokitty

Apple Cheddar Pie at Flo's V8 Cafe

Apple Cheddar Pie at Flo’s V8 Cafe

Beef and Lamb Pie from Cookes of Dublin

But pie aficionados know that there’s more to this delightful food genre than [Read more…]

UPDATE: New California Grill Menu with Photos

As we mentioned in our update on the California Grill renovation, this popular restaurant at Disney’s Contemporary Resort will be unveiling new dishes when it reopens.

California Grill is expected to start taking reservations within the next few weeks for its end of August opening. But right now, in an off-site kitchen, California Grill Chef Brian Piasecki is creating delicious new dishes!

In our earlier post, I reviewed the three-meat meatballs — a new addition to the appetizer menu at the restaurant. They were delicious…

Oak-Fired Three Meat Meatball.

“We’re really trying to think of creative new ways to use our wood-fired oven,” says Piasecki. Those meatballs are one way, with pork, lamb, and veal spiced with house-made harissa.

An oaky, crispy crust makes them perfect for dredging in Meyer-lemon-scented chimichurri with a side of marinated picholine olives and a little orzo. “Perfect for sharing,” says Piasecki.

Three Meatball Appetizer.

Sourcing as much as possible locally is a priority for Piasecki. The Cape Canaveral prawns are a great example. He roasts them head on in the wood-fired oven and serves with oven-roasted tomatoes, charred lemon, and a handful of peppery baby arugula. (And he’s using the shells to make prawn oil.)


He’s also creating house-made duck charcuterie – prosciutto, sausage, rillettes, butter, and mousse, all made with duck and served with [Read more…]

NEWS! 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth/Kiosk Menus Announced!

We’re happy to share the great news that the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Menus and the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Map are now available!

See the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menus and Start Planning!

As always, we have individual pages created for every single booth, including the menu and food photos of repeat items and even some brand new dishes! Those will be available later today.

Head over to our 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Menus and Photos page to see the full booth menus! In the meantime, I’d love to share with you some of the brand new menu items at this year’s festival…
Some new additions to this year’s booths are:

Key West Southernmost Wheat

  • FOUR brand new desserts at the Desserts & Champagne Booth include Yogurt Panna Cotta with Orange Cake, Raspberries and Pomegranate; Dark Chocolate Mousse with Chili and Salted Caramel; Lemon Custard Verrine with Blueberry Compote; and chocolate or strawberry Nesquick Froth.
  • The new Terra Vegan Marketplace introduces Trik’n Chick’n Curry with Basmati Rice; Chili Colorado with House made Chips and Cashew Cheese, featuring Gardein Beefless Tips; Wines from organic and sustainable Paul Dolan Winery; and a Berry Smoothie (dairy-free, lactose-free).
  • The new Florida Marketplace will showcase [Read more…]

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Food Pictures: Canada and Australia Booths

It’s time for more 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival booth food pictures! Today we’re headed to two of the most popular booths at the Festival — Canada and Australia!

As always, if you want to see full coverage of each booth, check out our Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Pages! Click on any booth or country name for detailed information, menus, photos, and prices.


Australia brings back the favored lamb chop for the third year in a row, pairing it this time with a potato-goat cheese salad, which is quite good! A fun flavor and great texture. Again, the lamb deserves all of the accolades it’s getting.

Grilled Lamb Chop with Potato-Goat Cheese Salad and Shiraz Reduction -– $5.75

A surprise winner for me at the festival this year was the Shrimp on the Barbie with Pepper Berry Citrus Glaze. The shrimp were very well-cooked and I really enjoyed the (more spicy than I expected) glaze!! Great flavor on these.

Shrimp on the Barbie with Pepper Berry Citrus Glaze -– $4.50

And, again, the Lamington is a fantastic dessert. Offering three different textures and flavors — moist sponge cake, rich chocolate ganache, and coconut — it’s like eating a [Read more…]

New Menu at Disneyland’s Village Haus

Disneyland’s Village Haus has some delicious-looking new menu items! Thanks to Jobber99 (aka Jon Chua) and he and his wife’s trusty flickr photo streams, we have some pics! Thanks again, guys!

The new menu includes…

Angus ⅓ lb. Pastrami Cheeseburger
Angus chuck burger, pastrami, pickles, caramelized onions, Swiss cheese, lettuce and a creamy horseradish sauce

Angus Pastrami Burger

Chicken Sausage
Topped with sauerkraut served in [Read more…]

Disney Dream Dining: Food Photos From the Royal Palace

Royal Palace Restaurant on the Disney Dream Cruise Ship

Hey all! The countdown has begun! The Disney Dream Dine Around begins in just one day, and I’m still eagerly accepting your questions about dining on the Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship.

Got Questions?
So far I’ve got some great dining questions to investigate — even one about Dole Whips! If you have a question about dining on the ship, send it my way via twitter or facebook!

But In The Meantime…
Now, while I’m still anticipating my sailing, cast members and friends are returning from even earlier cruises bubbling over with positive reviews of the ship’s restaurants and food!

You can expect much more where this came from, but here’s a little photo blog of one friend’s meal at the Royal Palace restaurant on the Disney Dream, which was his favorite of the three rotational dining restaurants! Clearly he dined on some incredible food; let’s take a look… [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: November 28, 2010

Happy Turkey Day Weekend, everyone! Here’s a bit-o-news to start your week.

Eating (and Drinking) Around the World has a photo-filled review of the Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic tasting stations.

OC Register takes us inside Disneyland’s Club 33 and reports on the first day of Disneyland Candy Canes this year.

Theme Park Insider reviews Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant.

Touring Plans‘ blogger Todd Perlmutter reviews Disney World’s Kouzzina, Le Cellier, and The Wave…of American Flavors. And, oh, by the way, he got to meet Cat Cora!

The Disney Chick makes Apple Caramel Pie from Wilderness Lodge’s Whispering Canyon Cafe.

Main Street Gazette has a mouth-watering review of his Aloha Pork Sandwich at Captain Cook’s in Disney’s Polynesian Resort. Just goes to show, deliciousness is around every corner in WDW!

AllEarsNet blogger Jack Spence has some great food pics from Pollo Campero in Disney World’s Downtown Disney.

Magical Kingdoms has a great review of their free Disney Dining Plan usage, including how much it saved them over a 19-day trip to Disney World.

Watch Me Eat heads to Earl of Sandwich in Disney World’s Downtown Disney!

The Beaches and Cream “Kitchen Sink Kit”

Update: Beaches and Cream is no longer serving the Kitchen Sink sundae unassembled.

Many Disney food fans know about the Beaches and Cream “Kitchen Sink Sundae” — a monstrous dessert filled with multiple scoops of ice cream, Oreo cookies, candy bars, cake, bananas, cherries, brownies, all of the toppings in the house, and an entire can of whipped cream — at Disney’s Beach Club Resort.

Kitchen Sink Sundae at Beaches and Cream

It’s clearly meant to be shared by multiple eaters, and while the Sink is served with dishes for each individual guest, a major complaint about the dessert is [Read more…]

Disney Food Pics of the Week: Sweet Surprises

Thanks to all who have contributed their photos to the Disney Food Blog Photo Extravaganza! Keep sending them along! This week, the Disney Food Pics of the Week are three sweet surprises!

“This is for you, sweetie!” Sigh…I think the first cinnamon roll is the best cinnamon roll… Photographer: Michelle Brownell (sent via email)

This for you, sweetie

An incredible surprise from the Disney Florist! (I want one! Now…how to get it [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: October 24, 2010

Welcome to the Disney Food Post Round-Up!

The 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival may be half over, but there’s still a lot of eating and drinking to do! You can find links to all of our coverage, including reviews of some of the newest events at the festival, here.

And if the World Showcase booths are your destination, we’ve got food pictures, prices, and menus to help you as you plan how to make the most of that stomach space!

Now, on to the Round-Up!

Progress City USA collects another panoply of weird, early 80’s Disney World marketing goodness for us here. The reason why I’m allowed to post it on the round-up is because if you look at the third video, around 6 minutes and 2 seconds in, you’ll see some great footage of the old Top of the World Restaurant at Disney’s Contemporary Resort (the ORIGINAL one). But, all in all, you should watch all the videos. And read the commentary. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry.

Hoperatives shares a guide to better beer at Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival.

Parkeology has a bone to pick with Pinocchio Village Haus… .

Main Street Gazette has a photo from the Belgium booth that I’m loving!

AllEars.net blogger Deb Martin Koma has some great coverage of the First Bites Opening Reception at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

MousePlanet and Jim Korkis have more Frito Kid goodness. (Speaking of, the Frito Kid and Klondike now reside on my cell phone as my ringtone. Just thought you guys should know that.)

Zannaland covers a fun evening with Chef Robert Irvine at the Crew’s Cup Lounge! You can see more coverage here (from our own Chef BigFatPanda), here from Disney Everyday, and here from Theme Park Mom!

Touring Plans‘ blogger Kristen Helmstetter shares her F&W Fest experience and reviews!

The Disney Chick makes Rum Raisin Gugelhopf from the 2009 Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

990 Square has some gorgeous photos and a review of her Sweet Sundays experience with the owners of Baked.

A Taste of Disney makes Tacos de Carne from La Cantina de San Angel.

All’s Fare Food Blog makes the Key Lime Pie recipe from Old Key West Resort.

A Taste of Wonderland considers eating organic in Disney World.