News! Epcot’s Spice Road Table Now Accepting Advance Dining Reservations

Spice Road Table in Epcot’s beautiful Morocco Pavilion is now accepting Advance Dining Reservations!

Spice Road Table features a variety of Mediterranean tapas and wines, and is also known for its prime waterfront location offering IllumiNations fireworks viewing while you dine. IllumiNations can be seen from both the covered outdoor seating area, as well as from the large windows in the indoor seating area.

At the time of this writing, online reservations are available beginning December 2nd. While it does appear that reservations can be made throughout the standard 180-day window, we’re not certain if this advanced booking option will extend beyond this year’s busy holiday season.

Make a reservation at Spice Road Table

Find available seating at Spice Road Table

Currently, guests are able to state preferences on whether they would like to sit outdoors or indoors upon their arrival at Spice Road Table, and requests are honored whenever possible based on availability. There is no option for stating preference when making your Advance Dining Reservation.

Spice Road Table outdoor seating

Spice Road Table outdoor seating

Spice Road Table Indoor View

Spice Road Table Indoor View

No matter where you’re seated, this opportunity for reservations will be [Read more…]

SOLD OUT! October 14th DFB Snack Attack IllumiNations Dessert Party at Epcot!

This event has SOLD OUT. If you would like to be on our waiting list, please send an email to support@DFBGuide.com. We will only contact waiting list names if a spot becomes available.

Looking forward to seeing everyone who signed up!
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Now’s the Time!

I’m pleased to announce that tickets for this year’s Disney Food Blog Snack Attack Illuminations Dessert Party are now available for purchase. Scroll down and click the ticket button to snag yours today! :-) Tickets are limited, and are first-come, first-served.

View of Illuminations for Snack Attack -- Super Close to the Action!

View of Illuminations for Snack Attack — Super Close to the Action!

About Snack Attack

The DFB Snack Attack is an exclusive, VIP event featuring a menu full of our favorite Walt Disney World snacks — all in one place — AND an incredible, private view of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth in Epcot!

Click here to see a review and photos from a DFB Snack Attack last year!

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth -- And Your View from Snack Attack!

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth — And Your View from Snack Attack!

The event features a dessert buffet with some classic Disney Food Blog favorites!

Epcot Norway School Bread at Snack Attack

Epcot Norway School Bread at Snack Attack

We are still working out the details of this year’s menu, but you can be assured that it will include plenty of DFB Favorite Snacks, like School Bread from Kringla Bakeri og Kafe and [Read more…]

Disney Food Blog Snack Attack is Back! Save the Date for October 14, 2014

Finally — news for those of you who have been requesting this info for a long time! The Disney Food Blog Snack Attack is back, better than ever!

We are celebrating the best time of the year at Walt Disney World — the Epcot Food and Wine Festival — with our very own Illuminations Dessert Party at Epcot! Tickets go on sale Monday, August 4th, at 9AM ET. This event always sells out quickly, so plan ahead!

View of Illuminations for Snack Attack -- Super Close to the Action!

View of Illuminations for Snack Attack — Super Close to the Action!

Let’s get right down to the details!

Disney Food Blog Snack Attack Illuminations Dessert Party

We love having the chance to meet and greet our readers. And Snack Attack gives us an opportunity to do just that.

Seating for Snack Attack as the Sun Sets

Seating for Snack Attack as the Sun Sets

And it’s even better when we can enjoy some of our favorite Disney eats and VIP viewing of Epcot’s nighttime spectacular, Illuminations!

And that’s not all. The menu will include [Read more…]

NEWS! Epcot IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party Reservations NOW Available!

Looking to find Epcot’s tastiest desserts all in one place? Disney has announced the debut of the IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party!

Guests will enjoy the “best desserts and sparkling wines from all around World Showcase” while viewing IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth from an exclusive area in the Showcase Plaza.

Illuminations Sparkling Dessert Party WDW
Which desserts are included? An array of treats from around World Showcase, including (but not limited to): Prosecco and tiramisu from the Italy Pavilion, baklava from Morocco, and Vanilla Pot de Crème from France.

Illuminations, Reflections of Earth

Illuminations, Reflections of Earth

The details: this event will take place on [Read more…]

Update! Spice Road Table Opening Soon In Epcot’s Morocco Pavilion!

Waaaaay back in 2012, DFB broke the exclusive news story that a new restaurant would be opening in Epcot’s Morocco pavilion!

As we confirmed in April, Spice Road Table is opening soon! This restaurant joins Tangierine Café (Moroccan sandwiches and specialty pastries) and Restaurant Marrakesh (savory dishes, Moroccan music, and belly dancers). The restaurants all showcase Morocco’s authentic charm.

Mediterranean outdoor cafes served as inspiration for the restaurant’s themeing. Spice Road Table’s exterior is whitewashed with icy blue accents reminiscent of the famous “Blue City” of Chefchaouen in the North African country’s Rif Mountains. Look for an outdoor terrace seating 120 guests and room for 60 indoors with incredible views of the World Showcase lagoon. I can’t wait to see IllumiNations from here! Inside, guests will find cozy booths, Moroccan light fixtures, intricate tiles, tapestries, and art. Some features will represent Morocco’s indigenous Berber tribes.

Along the front of the building, a Moroccan “souk” will offer wares from colorful marketplaces. Before your meal, get a henna tattoo from an artist specializing in temporary body art. There will be traditional and modern designs to choose from!

Spice Road Table

Menu highlights include [Read more…]

Guest Review: Epcot’s Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room

Today we are welcoming guest author Rebecca Dolan with a dining review of the Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room. Read on…

When it comes to Epcot’s Rose & Crown, the mantra should be “come for the fireworks, stay for the food.” Sure the menu of British comfort classics has always been on point, but the real draw here has to be the restaurant’s back patio, which offers one of the best fireworks views on the shores of the World Showcase Lagoon.

This combination of no-frills British food and fireworks made Rose & Crown both one of my mother’s favorite Disney spots, and the bane of the Epcot trips of my youth. (Ugh, do we have to watch the fireworks again? I want to eat in Morocco!) But, Rose & Crown and I have come a long way over the past years. And, I now fully support adding it to a Disney dining itinerary.

Atmosphere

The first thing you’ll probably notice about Rose & Crown is that it isn’t built in just one architectural style. Instead, the building is a mash-up of three different, popular pub styles.

The building’s three sides at Rose and Crown.

The main entrance leads into a full-service pub where you can belly up to the bar for traditional beers, ciders, and scotches from the UK. A handful of tables provide a much-needed respite from the afternoon sun.

Stopping in for an evening pint.

Outside the pub entrance, to the left, is the check in booth for the dining room. Seating is either on the outdoor patio overlooking the lagoon, or inside the main dining room. Try your best to score an outdoor table if you can (back patio is better than side patio) for the fireworks view.

This will likely prove to be a difficult endeavor, however. After close to three decades of dining here, this trip was the first time our family was actually seated outside.

Get a load of that view!

Now, don’t let that get you discouraged! Even if you can’t get the coveted front row seats, those eating inside are allowed [Read more…]

What Should I Do in Epcot on a Kid-Free Night?

Check out this great DFB reader question we received a while back!:

I am traveling to Orlando on business and will be in Epcot for one evening. What would you suggest that I do with this rare dining opportunity? Normally, my family accompanies me on this trip, but this year, I’m looking forward to a kid-free night in the park!

There are TONS of great options for a kid-free night in Epcot. I’ve got a couple in mind, but I can’t wait to hear what YOU would do!

Evening at Epcot is Extra Magical!

But also, as much as we all love our families, it’s fun sometimes to have a little grown up time in the parks.

And if you’re a parent who hasn’t had a chance to do that, we still bet that you’ve got a couple of great suggestions dreamed up just in case! So share your suggestions for a dream night in Epcot in the comments section below!

As for what I would do? After about six rides in a row on Maelstrom, Spaceship Earth, Soarin’, and Test Track in a row, here’s what I’m thinking food-wise…

Tutto Gusto for Dinner

For dinner, I would choose Tutto Gusto. The wine bar, one of the newer additions to World Showcase’s Italy Pavilion, features a wonderful menu of tempting small plates — and you don’t need a reservation to dine there! Also, it’s very solo-diner friendly.

You can see a recent Tutto Gusto review right here!

One of Tutto Gusto's Cheese Boards

The atmosphere is cozy, and the [Read more…]

Private Epcot Illuminations Dessert Party: More Tickets Available!

Great news for those headed to Disney World soon! Due to popular demand, we’ve added another block of tickets for our DFB SNACK ATTACK Private Illuminations Dessert Party in Epcot on April 8th, 2013! Scroll down and click the ticket button to snag your tix today! :-)

About Snack Attack

Snack Attack is a private, VIP Dessert Party during Epcot’s Fireworks show — IllumiNations! It features an all-you-care-to-eat menu full of our favorite Walt Disney World snacks — all in one place AND an incredible, private view of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth in Epcot! Click here to read more about this event!

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

The massive snack buffet features classic Disney Food Blog favorites including…

Eats from the October 2012 Snack Attack!

Starring Rolls’ Butterfinger Cupcakes

Classic Disney Popcorn

Animal Kingdom Lodge Zebra Domes

Mickey Ice Cream Bars

Norway’s School Bread

Writer’s Stop’s Carrot Cake Cookies

Boardwalk Bakery’s Cheesecake Brownies

Starring Rolls’ Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcakes

And MORE!

Carrot Cake Cookies from Disney's Hollywood Studios at 2011 Snack Attack

While Snack Attack ticket-holders will certainly appreciate the one-of-a-kind menu, you’ll also be able to relax and enjoy a VIP view of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, Epcot’s outstanding fireworks spectacular!

How to Buy Tickets

Here are the details! Click the ticket button below [Read more…]

Join Us! DFB Epcot Illuminations Snack Attack on April 8th!

Calling all Disney food and fireworks fans! Due to popular demand, we’ve scheduled a Springtime date — April 8th — for our next DFB Illuminations Dessert Party “Snack Attack!” Tickets will go on sale January 10th, 2013, at 12pm ET.

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

This event has sold out in less than two hours for two years in a row — so we wanted to give you plenty of notice about when the Spring event’s tickets would be available!

What’s Snack Attack?

The Disney Food Blog Snack Attack is an exclusive Epcot Illuminations Dessert Party! The evening features an all-you-care-to-eat menu full of our favorite Walt Disney World snacks — all in one place AND an incredible, private view of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth in Epcot!

Plan to see some awesome Disney eats! The dessert buffet includes some classic Disney Food Blog favorites like…

Eats from the 2012 Snack Attack!

Starring Rolls’ Butterfinger Cupcakes
Classic Disney Popcorn
Animal Kingdom Lodge Zebra Domes
Mickey Ice Cream Bars
Norway’s School Bread
Writer’s Stop’s Carrot Cake Cookies
Boardwalk Bakery’s Cheesecake Brownies
Starring Rolls’ [Read more…]

Snack Attack is BACK! Save the Date: October 3, 2012…

Save the date on October 3rd at 8:30pm for Snack Attack, a returning Disney Food Blog WDW Foodie Fest event combining some of your favorite Disney World snacks and an incredible, private view of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth in Epcot!

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

And when I say “favorites,” I mean it! No boring, bite-sized desserts here! You’ve never seen a dessert party like this (well…unless you were there last year)!

What’s the Snack Attack?

The Snack Attack, Featuring DFB Favorites is a private, exclusive dessert and fireworks party that will be held on a private terrace at the United Kingdom pavilion, and DFB is working with Disney to provide a unique menu for the lucky attendees.

Last year’s event featured a dessert buffet with some classic Disney Food Blog favorites including…

School Bread from Norway at the 2011 Snack Attack

Starring Rolls’ Butterfinger Cupcakes
Classic Disney Popcorn
Animal Kingdom Lodge Zebra Domes
Mickey Ice Cream Bars
Norway’s School Bread
Writer’s Stop’s Carrot Cake Cookies
Boardwalk Bakery’s Cheesecake Brownies
Starring Rolls’ Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcakes

And [Read more…]