Welcome to the first day of the 2021 EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival!
Can you BELIEVE we’re already done with the first month of 2021? Honestly January has already felt like an entire YEAR when it comes to Disney news, and when it comes to food, we have definitely run the gamut from dishes we loved to dishes we wouldn’t mind never encountering again.
Let’s look back on the last month in Disney World food and beverage items and review our five BEST and our five WORST things we ate in January!
Are you full yet? We’re eating our way around EPCOT International Festival of the Arts!
We’ve already stopped by sooo many booths, but we’re heading on over to the Italy Pavilion to see what dishes they’re serving up! In the past, the Italy booth has left us wanting. Will L’Arte di Mangiare surprise us this year? Let’s see!
If you’ve been following along at DFB for a while, you know that Via Napoli stole a pizza our hearts from the beginning. Even though there are plenty of exotic foods all around the World Showcase in Epcot, we find ourselves being drawn back to their classic Italian dishes time and again.
It’s like a trusted friend or coming home after a long time away — it’s become a reliable and comfortable staple for us. So you won’t be surprised that we snuck another trip back to Via Napoli into our last trip to Disney World! We are reporting back on whether one of our favorite pizza spots lived up to our cheesy expectations!
Grab your maschere (that’s “masks” in Italian!), it’s time for Carnevale in Disney Springs!
A few days ago, we took a peek at the menu for the month of Carnevale at Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante in Disney Springs. This year, the celebrations of this iconic Venetian holiday are taking place in the evenings from now to February 29th. Of course, a huge aspect of Carnevale (besides the costumes and parties!) is the FOOD! So, you know we had to be there to check out what Maria & Enzo’s is serving up for the festival this year! Here’s our REVIEW of our evening at Maria & Enzo’s Carnevale Celebration!
We’ve been hard at work in the parks scoping out all the latest news for you! First, a few things to remember…
- We have a BRAND NEW T-SHIRT LINE! If you’ve been waiting for DFB t-shirts, they’re HERE! Use Promo Code SNOWFALL for a 10% discount through December 31st!
- There are lot of BRAND NEW 2020 DISCOUNTS for Disney World Hotels and Packages, and we’ve got them all here!
- FULL Menus and EVERY SINGLE food photo is up for Disney World’s Festival of the Holidays! And be sure to check out our BEST of the Fest!
We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…
We’re heading back to one of Disney’s best kept signature dining secrets — Citricos!
The fancy-schmancy restaurant is located at the lush and luxurious Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, which is home to no less than three Disney Signature Restaurants. (Victoria and Albert’s and Narcoossee’s round out the list.) Narcoossee’s has the great fireworks view, and V&A’s is the best restaurant in central Florida, so you might be wondering what could possibly set Citricos apart and make it worth your time and money?
Well, let’s take a look, and maybe I can help you to answer that question.
You’ll find Citricos on the second floor of the Grand Floridian, off of the main atrium and tucked behind Victoria and Albert’s. It’s at the back of the hotel, and as a result, offers really lovely views of the resort’s grounds.
The Grand Floridian Resort is home to several fine dining experiences. Today, guest author Rebecca Dolan reviews the resort’s Citricos restaurant.
I can’t believe I’ve been missing out on Citricos all these years.
My family and I tend to shy away from Disney’s fine dining experiences. Truth be told, we’re often just too tired (read: lazy) to put on “real” clothes after a day at the parks. But, this meal is even worth putting on your nice khakis for.
Citricos is set on the second floor of Walt Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort at the back of the main building, where it shares a check-in foyer with Victoria & Albert’s.
A set of iron gates is an artistic touch to delineate the waiting area from the bar and dining room.
Past them is the first dining area and bar. This is bordered by large windows overlooking the rest of the hotel and the Seven Seas Lagoon to the right, with a large wine room, bar, and display kitchen to the left. A bit further back is a glass-and-wood enclosed “chef’s domain” — a private dining rom.
The rear part of the dining room is perhaps what Citricos is known for architecturally. The round room is enclosed by what are essentially floor-to-ceiling windows, offering an amazing view of the property, the lagoon, and even part of the Magic Kingdom.
Though it’s a bit obstructed, you can even catch a glimpse of the [Read more…]