It’s no surprise we find ourselves often at Wine Bar George when visiting Disney Springs!
Pink is ALWAYS IN, in our books!
Back in June, Wine Bar George at Disney Springs added a limited edition Neon Pink option to their Corkcicle collection in honor of National Rosé Day and we were FULLY on board with the addition. But all good things must come to an end, and this limited edition color faded away, seemingly for good. Or did it?
Wine and cheese are delicious apart, but together we think they make one of the best meals around. That’s why we’re excited that National Wine and Cheese Day is this week!! (A few glasses of red wine and a cheese board to ourselves? Don’t mind if we do!)
We’re even more thrilled, though, that there’s a special in Disney Springs in honor of the tasty holiday. Terralina Crafted Italian is serving up a deal on July 25th for National Wine and Cheese Day!
We’re exploring Gran Destino Tower today
(check out our LIVE post here to see all of our coverage!) and of the many breathtaking spaces in the Tower, Barcelona Lounge makes a particularly powerful impression.
This stunning espresso bar/gin tonic lounge is open to the entry and lobby above and features towering views of Lago Dorado and Coronado Springs Resort beyond.
Barcelona Lounge is notable for its thoughtful and thought-provoking architecture and interior design. [Read more…]
The following is a guest post by my good friend Daniel Wanderman of WanderDisney.com. WanderDisney is a website (and instagram account!) dedicated to building a database of Disney related locations across the world, categorizing them and putting them on a map to make it easy for you to visit the next time you’re traveling the world or looking to expand your Disney knowledge. Daniel has been a friend since the early days of DFB and I’d be grateful if you’d take a peek at his amazing site!
The Carnevale festival takes place every year on the streets and canals of Italy’s island city of Venice. Dating back to the 12th century, Carnevale celebrates a political victory of the Republic of Venice. Upon hearing news of the win, the citizens took to town squares (or piazzas) to celebrate with music and dancing.
The festivities became so popular that this turned in to an annual event for the few weeks leading up to Lent each year. [Read more…]
There are plenty of ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Walt Disney World, including lots of options in Disney Springs. But if you or your beloved enjoy fine wine and fine dining — and combinations thereof! — consider making an Advance Dining Reservation to savor the special menu at Wine Bar George!
This master sommelier-helmed spot offers an elegant dining experience, and the Valentine’s Day menu — available from February 14-16 — is a special chance to try eclectic food, specially curated wines, and lots more. [Read more…]
In the pantheon of inspired restaurants at Walt Disney World, Jiko — The Cooking Place has been at the top and at the bottom for me over the past few years. I’ve had excellent meals there, and I’ve had ho-hum meals there. So let’s see how this one turns out!
This Signature table service spot is located on the lower level of Animal Kingdom Lodge, across from Boma, the resort’s popular African- and Indian-inspired buffet. (Incidentally, if you’re looking for AKL’s quick service restaurant, The Mara, you’ll also access that through the lower level, too.)
Jiko has been a guest favorite for years. The menu is a celebration of the many and varied food traditions of the African continent, employing high-end ingredients and traditional African components to create a unique (in Disney World anyway) dining experience for guests.
And while Jiko’s menu features a selection of meat dishes (you’ll see several examples below), vegan and vegetarian diners may be offered a variety of choices on a separate menu, so be sure to ask.
Back in July, we told you about Animal Kingdom’s newest place to chill out: Restaurantosaurus Lounge. At the time, it was described as undergoing a three month trial period and had limited hours from 5PM to closing. But we loved the concept, particularly as indoor air conditioned places to rest our adventuring feet are always welcome in Walt Disney World’s largest park.
That said, as much as we love the concept, sticking a “lounge” in a corner of a counter service restaurant does not make for a relaxing retreat. We’ll give you our full thoughts at the end of this article, but first — some details… .
The 2018 Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic will take place on Friday, October 26, and Saturday, October 27, 2018.
And this event — which will mark its 9th anniversary this year — is one of my absolute annual favorites!
This two-night fall event coincides with the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival and includes The Causeway (which features more than 90 food and beverage stations with dishes from the resort’s 17 restaurants and lounges as well as more than 30 wineries) and four special food areas — Carnival Corner, Beer Garden, Chinatown, and NEW for 2018, The Pig & Poke — along with Educational Seminars.
And this week, we attended a Preview Event to see what’s in store, and let you know what you’ve just GOT to eat on the Causeway this year at the Classic!
First up, from Cib’s Smokehouse is roasted and smoked Iberico pork, fennel puree, honey caramelized apple, and buttered turnip.
in Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs is making its mark on the World with great eats (hello, Spaghetti Fritter!), special events (aperitivo with Chef Mantuano!) and late night fun (happy hour, anyone?).
And now the restaurant’s Executive Chef Justin Plank is hosting a pasta making demonstration!