Dining in Disneyland: Holiday Treats in Disneyland and DCA

With a few weeks left of the Disney Holiday Season, you still have plenty of time to head on over to the Disneyland Resort to taste some of the special holiday offerings. Read about some of the fun eats and events happening this year on our 2012 Disneyland Holiday page, and check out even more below…

And even if you aren’t a candy cane or egg nog fan, it’s worth a trip just to see the decor. I mean come on, look at this:

Sleeping Beauty's Winter Castle

I recently visited Disney’s California Adventure to get a sampling of all the yumminess the resort has to offer this season — and let me tell you, there are some pretty tasty treats.

A sampling of this year's holiday goodies.

Both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are carrying a line of holiday caramel apples.  Choose from a festive Mickey or Minnie, or go for the cute snowman complete with chocolate Mickey ears and a sour belt scarf!

Festive Mickey & Minnie Caramel Apples

Snowman Caramel Apples

Both parks are also carrying a variety of Christmas Cupcakes, including this chocolate peppermint one! The frosting is whipped and infused with peppermint flavor.

It was by far my most favorite part of the cupcake. Warning though: with that bright green and red frosting, your tongue stands no chance against staining…

Chocolate Peppermint Cupcake

Traditional chocolate cake cupcakes with red & white vanilla frosting topped [Read more…]

2012 Walt Disney World Gingerbread Holiday Displays

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…in Disney World!

As we look forward to the holiday season in Walt Disney World, let’s take a look at when to expect the artful (and edible) decor to go on display this year! Several Disney deluxe resorts showcase massive holiday gingerbread displays, and we’ve got info and photos about where and when to see them below!

And if you’re really craving all there is to know about the holidays in Walt Disney World, it’s time to treat yourself (or a friend!) to the DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World® Holidays 2012 e-Book! We’ve included all of the gingerbread displays, when to visit them, and more!

The gingerbread displays at Disney’s deluxe resorts are created by the Walt Disney World Food and Beverage team. Sometimes you can even watch the chefs put on the finishing touches! In addition to the beautiful displays, storefronts at each display sell yummy treats, and 2012 limited edition Gingerbread Display pins!

Grand Floridian Gingerbread House

As your eyes try to take in the enormous Christmas tree in the lobby, your sense of smell will lead you toward the 16 foot tall Gingerbread House located in the Grand Floridian Resort. Stop by November 19th – December 31st!

Grand Floridian 2010 Gingerbread House

It takes over 400 hours to bake the 10,000+ pieces of gingerbread! Look closely and you may even see puffs of smoke coming from the chimney!

Looking Down on the Gingerbread House

Don’t forget that you can purchase a treat made from a classic Austrian gingerbread recipe right inside the Gingerbread House!! Freshly baked items will include [Read more…]

News!: Pot Roast Sandwich and Seasonal Kiosks at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios has some new treats in store for those traveling to Walt Disney World in the next few weeks, according to Studios Central!

New Pot Roast Sandwich

A Pot Roast Sandwich is debuting at Studio Catering Company this week! It looks pretty good, but I can’t wait to hear some reviews from you guys!

Pot Roast Sandwich at Studio Catering Company

New Food Kiosks and Menu Items Added

Just like last year, an Italian food kiosk is being added to the area near Muppet Vision 3D.

This temporary dining spot is being added due to the crowds expected this holiday season, and will serve Italian favorites like Penne Pasta with Tomato Sauce for $7, Penne Pasta with Tomato Sauce and Meatballs for $9, and Minestrone Soup for $3.50 (also a Disney Dining Plan snack credit).

A second kiosk called “Happy Holidays” and located on Echo Lake is serving [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: December 26, 2010

Magic Kingdom Christmas Tree

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! We’re looking forward to the new year here at Disney Food Blog, where we’ll be unveiling some fun new features we’ve been working on. In the meantime…

Here’s the latest Disney Food News!

Now, on to the round-up!

Disney Parks Blog was teeming with foodie fun this week. Check out this great recipe for a Tom and Jerry (these are really popular in my hometown, so it’s fun to have the Disney recipe for them!).

Main Street Gazette features one of my favorite brownies on Disney property — the paw print brownie from Animal Kingdom’s Kusafiri Bakery.

Yesterland — in an oldie, but goodie history article — discusses the Tahitian Terrace, and gives us a menu to peruse!

Watch Me Eat goes to Pollo Campero in Disney World’s Downtown Disney!

Makin’ Memories has a fun video from Karamell-Kuche in Epcot’s Germany!

Gingerbread Displays In Disney World 2010, Part 1

Gingerbread is elevated to an art form in Disney World during the holiday season — literally. While tasty treats do exist for purchase in Disney World bakeries…

…the real draw is to the incredible displays throughout the theme parks and deluxe resorts! I’m excited to share with you this holiday season the amazing edible holiday artwork that has been built in the parks and resorts by many talented Disney Chefs and Cast Members. You saw a little peek of this last week in our showcase of the Grand Floridian Gingerbread House!

Today, let’s take a look at three of Disney World’s deluxe resorts — Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort, and Disney’s Boardwalk Resort.

Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Contemporary Resort created an incredible gingerbread holiday tree last year, inspired by [Read more…]

Bar du Chocolat at Waldorf Astoria Orlando

This is the kind of news you need to work your plans around…

Waldorf Astoria Bar du Chocolat

A BAR DU CHOCOLAT is happening in Orlando, in the middle of WDW Property, at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando!!! That’s right — dozens of different types of chocolate and chocolate things, including pastries, truffles, shooters, and innovations thought up for the first time by Waldorf’s talented pastry Chef Kurtis Baguley and inspired by [Read more…]

Holiday Brewer’s Collection Booths in Epcot

Who says Disney doesn’t recycle?

The Brewer’s Collection we all know and love from this year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival has been given a new lease on life as the Holiday Brewer’s Collection this season!

The menu will please most beer-lovers. A choice of four brews is available, along with a flight — your choice of three.

Holiday Brewer's Collection Menu

But I had to try something I’ve never sampled before. I’ve always wanted to experience hot Gluhwein — a spiced German wine sold primarily during the holidays at Christmas-y German-y events like Christmas Markets and things like that. And, lo and behold, there [Read more…]