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wdwpirates
04-16-2010, 02:44 PM
Hey folks! This is my first attempt at a trip/dining report of any kind so be easy on me, k? I guess first off I should tell you a little bit about us and our trip!

My name is Kerri and I am 30 years old. I love the WDW dining experience as a whole...Sometimes I think I prefer the restaurants over the rides. Here is a pic of me with my favorite musician, Daryl Hall. (I am a total Hall & Oates freak!)

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And here is DH, Jim. He is 34 and is also a WDW lover. He will tell you he is all about the rides and park experience but he's always quick to make dining suggestions and to "make sure" I've included his favorite places in the ADR list! Jimmy is also a complete H&O nut! We follow the band all over the country and have an awesome time!

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o241/jimker255/WDW%20and%20Florida/2007_0516Image0483-1.jpg

So, we decided to take this trip to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary! We visit WDW 2-3 times a year and honeymooned @ The World so there was never any discussion about how we would celebrate...we just knew that's where we were going!

We are DVC members and a few months ago we chatted about where we'd like to say and came up with the unanimous decision that it would be Bay Lake Tower! And let me tell you, it was great!!! But that's a topic for another report.

ON TO THE FOOD!!!! Here's an outline of the restaurants & reviews I'll be sharing with you guys!


3/24
T-Rex - Lunch (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36368697&postcount=19)
Cape May Cafe - Dinner (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36421267&postcount=34)

3/25
Contempo Cafe - Breakfast
Margarita Kiosk Mexico - Midday Fiesta Margaritas
Funnel Cake Kiosk
Le Cellier - Dinner

3/26
Crystal Palace - Breakfast
Pecos Bill's - Lunch
Plaza Ice Cream Parlor - Snack
'Ohana & Tambu Lounge - Dinner

3/27
Contempo Cafe - Breakfast
Tamu Tamu - Lunch
Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe - Dinner

3/28
Contempo Cafe - Breakfast
Kona Cafe - Dinner

3/29
1900 Park Fare - Breakfast
Contempo Cafe - Lunch
Tony's Town Square - Dinner
Mrs. Pott's Cupboard

3/30
Sunshine Seasons - Lunch
Rose & Crown - Dinner

3/31
Backlot Express - Lunch

Stay tuned! First up will be T-Rex and Cape May Cafe'!

mamaboogie
04-16-2010, 02:55 PM
Looking forward to see your reviews and pics!:thumbsup2

mandibc11
04-16-2010, 03:16 PM
Sounds like you had a good time - I'm in :)

disneyfav4ever
04-16-2010, 07:04 PM
Signing on!

dizney4us
04-16-2010, 07:06 PM
Signing on too! :thumbsup2

weswife
04-16-2010, 07:10 PM
Hello!!!!! I am here too!!! You have a few of the places we have picked too!!!:goodvibes

Cookie Princess
04-17-2010, 06:13 AM
Add me to the list!!:)

airhead
04-18-2010, 05:53 AM
bring it on!

TigerKat
04-18-2010, 09:26 AM
Another Hall & Oates fan here, sign me up!:goodvibes

angelsmith52
04-18-2010, 04:42 PM
Can't wait to hear more!

rkrose1
04-18-2010, 07:36 PM
subscribing

danalee
04-18-2010, 08:27 PM
sounds good!!!:goodvibes

wilma-bride
04-19-2010, 01:45 PM
I'm in :)

chocolateMinnie
04-19-2010, 02:09 PM
Another one waiting for the info.

martinolichfamily
04-19-2010, 04:52 PM
I'm in! :goodvibes

RachaelRol
04-19-2010, 05:50 PM
me too!

Gouden Leeuw
04-19-2010, 05:57 PM
signing on!

Gouden Leeuw
04-19-2010, 05:59 PM
lol forgot to subscribe!

wdwpirates
04-22-2010, 01:22 PM
Hi kids!!! So glad you've joined the party!!!! Sorry that it has taken me so long to get going....I am currently in school and got slammed with an exam and 2 papers all at once....but that's behind me now!!! Thank heavens!!

So for our first culinary adventure of this trip we hit up T-Rex!! I had been reading so many cool reviews here on the DIS I wanted to check it out. We arrived at MCO at about 10:30 AM...and after getting lost in the rental car garage due to some construction (we wandered on foot for at least 30 minutes)....DH was fuming and we were both starving!!

We finally found our car after some creative maneuvers and got on the road headed to BLT! Luckily when we checked in at about 11:30, they had a room ready for us. I LOVE IT when that happens. We found our room, unpacked the luggage, and skidaddled over to Downtown Disney.

We arrived there at about 1PM and walked up to the hostess and were told that it would be about a 20 minute wait. That was fine by us! We took some obligatory (and cool) pics in front of all of the signs and dinosaurs outside and walked around the shop for a few minutes. Then we heard DH's name being called....time to eat!!!

The hostess led us by the bar to the ICE CAVE! What a cool dining room! The lighting is very dim but has a really cool blue hue which gives the illusion that the walls are made of ice. It's a dome shaped space with faux dinosaur bones suspended in the "ice". During the meteor shower the room turns a shade of orange-red and flashes of light lead you to believe that the restaurant is being bombarded...a very neat effect.

Our server came over within about 2-4 minutes. He seemed a tad rushed, I think he may have been assigned too many tables. Don't get me wrong he was attentive and always brought drink refills, just nothing over and above his waiter-ly obligations.

Being that we had an ADR scheduled later that evening at Cape May Cafe, we knew that we didn't want to overeat! After perusing the massive menu (Brontosaurus sized!!!) we settled on two appetizers to share.

The Colosso Nachos were awesome. Great flavor in the beef and plenty of toppings to cover each and every chip! Delish
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The Artifact Stack was my personal fav. The BBQ ranch sauce served on the side was killer. The onions rings themselves were very nice and crispy, not soggy or greasy at all.
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Since we only did apps and fountain bevies we decided to pay for this one out of pocket.

Here is the pricing breakdown:

Artifact Stack $8.99
Colosso Nachos $15.99
Diet Coke $2.99
Sprite $2.99
Tax $2.01
Total $32.97

A great lunch for sure! We had a super time. I found the nachos a little pricey however the portions were large enough and we left feeling quite full. The extra paid in price was worth it for the one of a kind ambiance!

Up next....Cape May Cafe Clam Bake Buffet!!!!

wdwpirates
04-22-2010, 01:23 PM
Another Hall & Oates fan here, sign me up!:goodvibes

SO glad to have another H&O fan on board!!!! :yay::yay:

wilma-bride
04-22-2010, 01:46 PM
Great start - we really loved T-Rex on our last trip.

mamasha
04-22-2010, 01:48 PM
Hi kids!!! So glad you've joined the party!!!! Sorry that it has taken me so long to get going....I am currently in school and got slammed with an exam and 2 papers all at once....but that's behind me now!!! Thank heavens!!



!!!!

Glad to hear that you school work is done and you can focus on the really important stuff like disney reviews!!!Love your reports:)

Jacks2583
04-22-2010, 02:09 PM
can't wait to read some more!

jakenjess
04-23-2010, 11:01 AM
Great start! We found T-Rex to be a very pleasant surprise. Those nachos look really good!!:thumbsup2 Looking forward to more of your reviews!

AdamsPrincess
04-23-2010, 11:07 AM
ooh...I am looking forward to reading this one :)

SunnieRN
04-23-2010, 12:37 PM
Looking forward to more! We will be staying at BLT for the first time in June and I am really looking forward to it!!

Happy Anniversary!!!!:cool1::thumbsup2:banana::woohoo:

martinolichfamily
04-23-2010, 01:13 PM
We loved T-Rex as well when we there....it's a really cool place! ;)
Looking forward to your Cape May review..we have a ressie there for dinner...DS requested it when he heard about all you can eat crab legs!! :lmao:

BrerSam
04-23-2010, 03:48 PM
Im trotting along for this ride. Im in! :p

hogwartsdropout
04-23-2010, 03:48 PM
Great report so far!! Signing on! Can't wait for more!! :tiptoe:

jenniferma
04-24-2010, 07:18 AM
can't wait to hear more..

I looked at your pic BEFORE I read and thought,
"wow, her dh looks just like the guy from Hall and Oates.." tee hee.

jen

Legendofthehawk
04-24-2010, 07:26 AM
Aw, you guys are so cute!


Can't wait to see the rest of your pics from your trip!!

bluejasmine
04-24-2010, 09:26 AM
Woohoo food porn! LOL

wdwpirates
04-26-2010, 03:25 PM
Woohoo food porn! LOL

I LOVE food porn too!!!

Aw, you guys are so cute!


Can't wait to see the rest of your pics from your trip!!

Thanks!!

Great start! We found T-Rex to be a very pleasant surprise. Those nachos look really good!!:thumbsup2 Looking forward to more of your reviews!

They were really good!!!

ooh...I am looking forward to reading this one :)

Glad to have you!!

Looking forward to more! We will be staying at BLT for the first time in June and I am really looking forward to it!!

Happy Anniversary!!!!:cool1::thumbsup2:banana::woohoo:

Thanks and you will LOVE BLT!!!

We loved T-Rex as well when we there....it's a really cool place! ;)
Looking forward to your Cape May review..we have a ressie there for dinner...DS requested it when he heard about all you can eat crab legs!! :lmao:

Coming up right now!!!

Im trotting along for this ride. Im in! :p

Welcome!!

Great report so far!! Signing on! Can't wait for more!! :tiptoe:

Thanks!!!

can't wait to hear more..

I looked at your pic BEFORE I read and thought,
"wow, her dh looks just like the guy from Hall and Oates.." tee hee.

jen

You made my day!!!! LOL!!! A girl can only dream!!!

wdwpirates
04-26-2010, 04:35 PM
Thanks again everyone for reading!!! You guys are awesome!!

This really is one of out favorite places to dine in WDW. Just something about the atmosphere and the wait staff that really make it such a happy place. We had visited CMC back in December 2009 and had a great meal which included the crab legs....they were delicious as was everything else.

Our ADR on this trip was at 6:10PM and we arrived at about 5:50 PM. I'd say that we were seated within 10 minutes. The hostess led us into the room on the right hand side just after you pass the hostess podium. At first I was kind of bummed that we were put in there away from the action....but it was so nice and quiet in there we were really able to enjoy our meal and take our time. There were only about 8-10 other families in there with us, most were couples or small families of 3-4, no large loud groups. Our server was Wang, and she was just too sweet! She allowed us to take our time, always refilled our water glasses and was quick to remove plates and silver when we left to get another course!

Prior to being seated we were shown the normal location of the desserts as you walk in behind the podium. Also, to the left of the podium there was a new dessert station set up which, on the night we were there, was making these delicious, yummy, scrumptious mini chocolate lava cakes! They were warm and ooey and gooey....ok I am getting ahead of myself here...anywho!!

DH and I decided to order some adult beverages! I chose the Very Berry punch....fruity and refreshing...just what I needed after a day in the parks. DH went with the Pina Colava, I teased him that it was a girly drink but he didn't care and happily drank every last drop!

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We had a great meal. I started with the ceasar salad...I love ceasar salad. Theirs is pre-made and by that I mean they add the dressing, cheese, croutons and lettuce and mix it all up for you so that the dressing covers everything! Perfect! Their lettuce is super fresh and crisp, never soggy. I didn't get to snap a pic of DH's salad. He had mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers etc etc and said that everything was crisp and fresh.

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For my main I really enjoyed the chicken breast, it was super moist and tender with a great flavor! The mashed potatoes were creamy and tasty as well. The pork loin was very nice also. It wasn't dry as pork can be sometimes...great flavor! I selected a pasta dish tossed with tomatoes and spinach...very good!!

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DH went for the chicken, steamers, beef stroganof and mashed potatoes. He was head over heels for that beef stroganof too!! He said it was awesome and even went for seconds on that!! He loved the steamers too! He ate a few plates-full.

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Now, here is the part I have been dreading telling you about....as I wrote above when we were here in December the crablegs were great...I was so looking forward to them! After my salad I went up and grabbed a small plate full. I began to crack them with DH's help. The first taste came and.....ewww...saltier than the ocean!!! I was calm I said ok maybe these had cooked at the bottom of the pan where the salt and seasonings had settled. So I waited a while and ate my other selections which were great! I noticed the cooks putting out a fresh pan of 'legs so I skidaddled up there to get some more. Cracked 'em again....first bite....ewwww again. So insanely salty!! So much so that I could just not even stand to eat them and it broke my heart!! Maybe the kitchen was having an off day, maybe someone measured out the seasonings wrong, who knows...at least everything else was great! If you are planning on going to CMC soon please try the crablegs for me and tell me that I was just there on an off night OK??

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Onto dessert!!! As I mentioned above they have this great new dessert station where they were making mini chocolate lava cakes. These were so good! The chocolate filling was great!! DH had a few of these!! OK, OK I had 2 as well!!

From the standard dessert buffet area we also had the oreo bon bons (LOVE THOSE!!!) and the mini cupcakes!! Yummy!!!

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jenniferma
04-26-2010, 05:01 PM
more more more! Love your report..can't wait to hear more! I make my ADRs on Friday.. now you have me thinking of CMC!

love the pics too!
thanks-- jen

Sunshine1987
04-26-2010, 05:52 PM
ooo I love the pic of the crab legs! My dh would be sooo mad if he saw your pics as I axed the clam bake last trip and this trip we just can't fit it in either!

I am on board with your report! I love how you label all your pics too!

We ate at T-rex in KC on our 2008 3 week trek to Cali! It was a blast. The food was good and our server was so cute and nice.

Looking forward to reading more reviews and seeing those great food pics! YUM-O!:cloud9::cloud9::cloud9:

Mrs. D
04-26-2010, 07:14 PM
subbing...off to a great start....you're eating lots of the places we want to very cool! Except now I can't get this out of my head....

Private eyes (clap) they're watching you (clap clap), they see your every move.... :banana: :rotfl2:

bangzoom6877
04-26-2010, 07:38 PM
Subbing!! Great Cape May review! Mini lava cake looks great...that is one of my faves and can't wait to try it, and also Oreo bonbons!!! We're going there for dinner in July, and also for the character breakfast for the kiddos!!

We're DVC members too, home is BWV. Very convenient to Cape May! This will be our FIRST DVC trip home and we can't wait!!!

Looking forward to more of your reviews, we're going to some of the places on your list! :thumbsup2

mom2taylorandemily
04-26-2010, 08:23 PM
Oh!!! I'm in!!!! I loved your review of Cape May, it is actually one of our faves too!!! In fact when making our plans for this summer, it was the 1st on the list for everyone!!! Those little lava cakes look delish!!!

KarBear
04-26-2010, 08:48 PM
Normally I lurk and never really post to often - but I have to tell you I am signing on and LOVE H&O too!

You can't help but sing along!

Waiting for more!!!!!!!!!!:)

martinolichfamily
04-26-2010, 08:58 PM
:thumbsup2 Great CMC review! Can't wait to try it!
YUM-O!!! Mini lava cakes.... :cloud9:

jockey
04-27-2010, 12:14 PM
Great reviews so far! We love t rex it's one of our favourites just wish we had one in Belfast! Can't wait for more :)

disneyfav4ever
04-27-2010, 12:19 PM
Those desserts at Cape May look fabulous! :goodvibes

Peanut1200
04-27-2010, 02:34 PM
OM NOM NOM!!

Joining in! You're doing a fantastic review!

The crab legs sure do look amazing. Too bad they weren't very tasty :scared:

Jaimiebear5
04-29-2010, 02:57 PM
I am loving your reviews so far! I am looking forward to my cape may cafe meal in September! I am sorry your crab was really salty :-( One of the big reasons my DH and I are going here is for the seadope! I will make sure to try some crab legs for you when I am there! ;-) I love molten cakes and hope they have that when I am there! Looking forward to more pictures and reviews!