View Full Version : Jaime's Illustrative Sojourn of Gastronomical Endeavors 4 (Shots of Food I Ate)

07-18-2007, 07:30 AM
September, 2005, free dining trip. This was the first trip I took with my sister, Rhonda, and her 2 friends, Sandy and Ruth. :goodvibes


Kona Cafe @ Polynesian Resort for Breakfast - Page 1, Post #2

Beaches 'n Cream @ Beach Club Resort for Dinner - Page 1, Post #3

Brown Derby @ MGM for Dinner - Page 1, Post #4

Drinks @ Polynesian while waiting for Dinner - Page 2, Post 19

LeCellier in Canada @ EPCOT for Dinner - Page 2, Post 20

Pastries in France @ EPCOT - Page 2, Post 21

Alfredo's in Italy @ EPCOT for Dinner - Page 2, Post 22

Prime Time Cafe @ MGM for Lunch - Page 2, Post 23

07-18-2007, 07:33 AM
Once again, my pineapple macadamia nut pancakes:
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Rhonda's BEFORE and AFTER Tonga Toasts. (check out the level of the pineapple juice in the glass - I'm not even sure Rhonda BREATHES durting the Tonga Toast!)
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07-18-2007, 07:37 AM
We ate dinner (burgers) but I took no pictures of it.

Instead, here a few ice cream desserts.

Ruth got an Orange Sunshine (?)
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One of these is a hot fudge and caramel sundae - the other is a butterscotch.
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07-18-2007, 07:55 AM
Lobster Bisque:
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Crab Cake:
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Cobb Salad:
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Filet Mignon:
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During the Happiest Celebration, this was the signature dessert - chocolate mousse type:
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Need a better look?
http://images.photo.walgreens.com/34%3A799468%7Ffp5%3Enu%3D3235%3E588%3E%3A%3A%3B%3E WSNRCG%3D3232373%3A%3A4%3A9%3Bnu0mrj

I'm going "cheesecake" on this one:
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07-18-2007, 10:49 AM
Great pics! Looking forward to the rest.:goodvibes

07-18-2007, 06:31 PM
:: pulling up a seat::

Awesome so far, can't wait to read the rest! :)

07-18-2007, 06:57 PM
great photos! (love that cobb salad!)

07-18-2007, 09:13 PM
Yummy Jaime! Keep them coming! :thumbsup2

07-18-2007, 09:40 PM
Great pictures! Can't wait for more!:thumbsup2

07-19-2007, 02:54 AM
Lovely piccies ~ I'm hungry now.

07-19-2007, 04:22 PM
Great pictures and reviews.........Thank You :)

07-20-2007, 03:03 AM
wow, fantastic pictures :thumbsup2

07-20-2007, 11:12 AM
Great photos. Keep them coming.

Ron from Michigan
07-20-2007, 11:26 AM
Thanks so much for the great pics. It's almost lunch time and your great pics have made me very hungrey. :)

07-20-2007, 01:39 PM
That creme brulee looks droolingly delicious! Great pics!

07-23-2007, 02:29 PM
Great pictures, looking forward to more:)

07-23-2007, 03:06 PM
Great pics keep them coming:banana:

07-27-2007, 04:41 PM
Great pictures--I can't wait for you to eat more!

08-04-2007, 05:55 AM
Thanks for all the kind words... :hug:

A couple of adult beverages here... all I can say is "YUMMERS"!!!

LAPU LAPU - Tropical fruit juices and Myers dark rum served in a fresh pineapple topped with Bacardi 151 $12.75

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Island Sunset - A light blend of spiced rum, Malibu coconut rum, melon and peach combined with guava passion fruit juice $7.00

http://images.photo.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp4%3Enu%3D3232%3E282%3E%3B33%3E232328 2%3C24288ot1lsi

08-04-2007, 06:00 AM
This is how the Asian shrimp appetizer used to look:

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A tomato stack:
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Beef kebob:
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Blurry Surf 'n Turf:
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Filet Mignon:
http://images.photo.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp5%3Enu%3D3235%3E588%3E%3A%3A%3B%3EWS NRCG%3D3232373%3A%3A542%3Anu0mrj

Blurrier Maple Creme Brulee:
http://images.photo.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp5%3Enu%3D3235%3E588%3E%3A%3A%3B%3EWS NRCG%3D3232373%3A%3A4838nu0mrj

Some kind of chocolate cake with orange sauce? It was for the Happiest Celebration on Earth promotion.
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Apple cobbler:
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08-04-2007, 06:01 AM
Eclair, creme brulee, and Napoleon:
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08-04-2007, 06:10 AM

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This was another Happiest Celelbration desserts... something about vanilla and flan? :confused:

http://images.photo.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp3%3Enu%3D3235%3E588%3E%3A%3A%3B%3EWS NRCG%3D3232373%3A%3A7%3A46nu0mrj

Chocolate Mousse:
http://images.photo.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp5%3Enu%3D3235%3E588%3E%3A%3A%3B%3EWS NRCG%3D3232373%3A%3A543%3Anu0mrj


We check in, everyone rotates to the bathroom, and I happily sit and watch the Italian men who were seating people. Aaaaahhh.. so happy. So pretty. Even if the food here was awful, I’d still show up for the waiters... Franchesco and Diego, I miss you already!

We’re seated in a little room in the back that I didn’t even know was there! And we had a beautiful waitress, cannot remember her name, but she was just lovely. We told her we were on the dining plan, and she explained our choices (basically anything on the menu – 1 appetizer, 1 entree, 1 dessert, and 1 non-alcoholic beverage each. Duh. We knew that.)

I went with Misto di Insalate dell 'Orto - a salad of wild greens with sweet grape tomatoes and our Italian raspberry vinaigrette dressing - $5.95, Le Originali Fettuccine all'Alfredo - Our world famous creation invented in our parent restaurant in Rome in the early 1900s. Homemade egg noodles tossed in a special butter and parmigiano cheese $18.50

Rhonda went with Misto di Insalate dell 'Orto - a salad of wild greens with sweet grape tomatoes and our Italian raspberry vinaigrette dressing - $5.95, Filetto di Bue al Gorgonzola - grilled beef tenderloin wrapped in bacon and topped with imported Gorgonzola cheese with a sherry wine sauce and served with rosemary roasted potatoes and fresh vegetables, served medium rare. $28.95

Sandy had Alfredo's Famous Caesar Salad - Romaine lettuce tossed in home made Caesar dressing and topped with smoked bacon and our own paper thin herbed crouton $6.95, Ossobuco di Maiale in Gremolata - slow roasted pork shank in a sauce of demiglace, porcini mushroom, barbera wine, tomato and gremolata served with rosemary roasted potatoes and fresh vegetables $27.95

And Ruth had Mozzarella alla Caprese - Vine ripe red and yellow tomatoes with fresh bufala mozzarella imported from the Naples region with virgin olive oil, and fresh basil $10.50, lasanga (I can’t find a price on that one right now)

I think the beverages were 2 coke and 2 iced teas. I have to see if Rhonda still has the bill.

Now, the strangest moment I have EVER had in Disney: When the entrees were brought out, the first 2 out were Sandy’s pork and Ruth’s lasagna. Rhonda and I had nothing in front of us – NOTHING – on our side of the table and the busboy comes over with the cheese. (Aaaah, the busboy, pretty enough to be a waiter, if you ask me.) He looks straight at me, and only at me for the entire exchange, and says, “Cheese?” THERE’S NO FOOD IN FRONT OF ME!!!

I am lost in his dreamy eyes for a few seconds and finally respond with a sensuous, provocative, “Huh?” To which the hunk of his village, I’m sure, replies, “Come. I will take you away and make spectacular love to you over and over again.” Except it sounds like, “Cheese?”


Trying desperately to FOCUS and stop thinking about rolling around on a bed covered with parmesan with this man, I come to and say, “Oh! Cheese? On her lasagna? {pointing to Ruth} Ruth, do you want cheese on your lasagna?” Yes, she does. And he puts cheese on her lasagna (and in my head is still rolling around in it...)

He leaves and we’re all a little dumbstruck. Did that just happen? We decide “cheese” might be the only English word he’s learned so far, but none of us would kick him out of bed, so that’s ok. I crown myself General Cheese – if you want cheese the rest of the trip, you have to ask me first! Then something else weird happens...

Ruth asks for a glass of water from the waitress. Rhonda sees the waitress tell a busgirl to bring the water. The busgirl comes out of the kitchen with a tray of 4 water glasses (we only needed 1), looks around, then takes the tray back into the kitchen. She comes out a minute later, still carrying the tray of 4 water glasses, looks around, and goes back into the kitchen again. By this point, Rhonda is laughing. She comes out without the tray, and as she goes past, Ruth asks for the water again.

She goes back into the kitchen (probably very relieved to finally know WHERE the water goes), comes back out with the tray of 4 water glasses, and proceeds PAST Ruth to bring ME the water! We decide Ruth is invisible and I will have to make sure she gets food and beverage the whole trip!

08-04-2007, 06:11 AM

from the top - onion rings, fried cheese, shrimp cocktail, trout dip.
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Being force-fed peas:

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