Looks like he’s already a hit… because FORKY, the new character in Toy Story 4 (which hits theaters on June 21st) has already been honored with his very first Disney World cupcake!
Greetings from down on the Bayou! (Well, the Disney version.) We’re coming to you from Port Orleans – French Quarter with a SECRET MENU treat!
For $8, you get three of the famous Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory Beignets, complete with pipettes full of your choice of liquor. They call these Baton Rouge Beignets (officially).
Greetings from Disney’s Old Key West Resort! This week we stopped by to check out the lunch options at The Gurgling Suitcase! The Gurgling Suitcase is a relaxing respite in Disney World, and they didn’t always serve food (though you could order from Olivia’s). But for a few years now they have their very own menu!
It’s already super hot in Florida so we were excited to swing by for a quick bite and cold drink! By the way, did you know the Gurgling Suitcase got its name from people trying to smuggle alcohol from Cuba into Key West in their luggage? Inspectors would shake the suitcases to see if the “gurgled” — hence the name The Gurgling Suitcase. Always so clever, Disney.
Il Mulino is a hidden gem of Walt Disney World dining.
Il Mulino New York Trattoria
Located in the Swan Hotel in the Epcot resort area, Il Mulino is off the typical beaten path. But for those that find it, it’s often a meal to remember.
Il Mulino is an Italian restaurant modeled after the original and much-lauded Il Mulino in New York City’s Greenwich Village neighborhood. And you see a bit of that in the decor — but you taste a lot of it in the food. Menu items derive from the Abruzzo region of Italy and as such are comprised of an eclectic mix of ingredient from the mountains, the sea, and the pastures.
But origins aside, Il Mulino just serves really good food.
It’s been several years since my last visit to Il Mulino, and in that time, a lot has changed at the Swan and Dolphin Hotels. New dining and drinking spots have opened, there’s a new executive chef overseeing the seventeen (17!!) dining establishments in the two resorts, and the Swan and Dolphin Classic continues to wow with new (and returning) tastes year after year.
The Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World offers lots of great dining, and the hotel’s luxurious restaurant Ravello is bringing back a celebration of modern Italian cuisine with a white truffle dinner and a prix-fixe menu for a limited time!
The popular Italian Festival consists a five-course white truffle dinner and a prix-fixe menu packed with Italian favorites! The restaurant’s executive chef Fabrizio Schenardi brings expertise from his home — Torino, Italy — and partners with the Region of Piedmont in Italy and the Italian Food Style Education to raise the standard of Italian dining in central Florida.
It’s no secret that California Grill atop Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Resort is an elegant and special place to dine any night of the year, but there is something magical about dining here on Valentine’s Day. The views, the ambiance, and the food combine to create a special, one-of-a-kind evening.
California Grill is offering a three-course menu for Valentine’s Day. The meal consists of an appetizer, an entree, and a shared dessert. Starters include a choice between Colorado Bison Tartare and Lobster Bisque.
Caribbean Beach Resort at Walt Disney World is nearly finished its years-long renovation, and in October, visitors were finally able to enjoy one of the centerpieces of the resort’s re-imagining: Centertown Market!
We had dinner here shortly after the quick service and grab-and-go spot opened, and to be honest, it was a little hit or miss.
The landscape sure has changed at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.
With this summer’s opening of the Disney Vacation Club Copper Creek Villas and Cabins, it was anticipated that more and elevated dining options would be needed at the already popular Resort. Hence the refurbishment of Roaring Fork as well as the addition of Geyser Point Bar & Grill.
And honestly, Geyser Point really is a terrific new spot. But today I’m taking you back to where it all started (in regards to great lounges at Wilderness Lodge): Territory Lounge. I don’t care how many terrific enhancements they make to the Lodge. This spot will continue to rank among the best lounges in Walt Disney World, in my opinion.
They serve great drinks (with lots of Canadian beer options), but even better than the drinks is the upscale pub grub with old favorites served up in new ways, and less familiar dishes heavily inspired by the Pacific Northwest. [Read more…]
Jambo from The Mara in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge!
It wasn’t all that long ago that we were here, pointing out three Must-Eat Snacks at the Lodge’s Counter Service option and sipping on some new-to-The-Mara Frozen Jungle Juice. But the Jungle Juice wasn’t the only new thing we found on that visit, which is what we’re excited to share with you today.
Longtime standouts at The Mara for lunch and dinner include unique items such as African Potjie Stew and tasty Soups of the Day alongside classic Burgers, Flatbreads, and Chicken Breast Nuggets.
That said, they aren’t afraid to switch things up every once in a while — and that’s a VERY good thing! Every so often, your basic Hot Dog or sandwich gets a bit of an African-inspired twist, as is the case with two of the three new items we’re trying today.
So, come right back into The Mara with us!
The Mara gets its name from the Masai Mara National Reserve, located in southwestern Kenya on the border of Tanzania. The small food court is only accessible from outside the resort, on the lower level and near the pool. Once inside, you’ll immediately notice the ceiling artfully mimicking the tree tops and some soft ambient lighting that creates interesting shadows. [Read more…]