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debrapagliasotti 01-18-2013 01:33 PM

Did we survive 11 days of DxDP? Upd 3/24 California Grill
 
Hello fellow foodies :wave2:

This is a dining review for our trip that took place Dec 18-28, 2012. We were on DxDP the entire trip, plus we were also staying CL at BW.

We typically did 3 TS meals a day...a few signature restraunts...a few CL offerings...and snacks -- we had 120 snack credits during our trip. What the heck would we use all of those on?? Stick around and find out!

So, who are we??

Me - Debra -- I love Italian food, good Mexican food, salmon, lobster, steak.

DH - Bo -- His family is from Italy, so obviously he loves Italian food, steak.

DS11 - Hunter -- Pizza, pasta, Mexican food.

DD9 - Harper -- Cheese, chocolate. We listed her as age 10 for our reservation that way she would be considered a "Disney adult" for our trip and could order off the adult menu.

DS4 - Jaxon -- Pizza, spaghetti.

DS3 - Evan -- Pizza, cheese, chocolate.

http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/...VMCPbw/251.jpg

But, come on...lets face it, you aren't here to see us, you are here for the food!

The next post will have a listing of everywhere we ate and as I update I will add the link there.

So, lets bring on the food, grub, chow. Grab some Mickey popcorn and enjoy the food porn!!

debrapagliasotti 01-18-2013 01:34 PM

ADR index
 
If you are interested in hearing the rest of our trip details, the TR can be found HERE

Here is where we dined during our vacation --

Chefs de France (L)
Coral Reef (D)
Snacks - Dec 18, 19
Hollywood & Vine (B)
Sci Fi -- cancelled & used snack credits for nachos (L)
Via Napoli (D)
Crystal Palace (B)
Snacks - Dec 20
Liberty Tree Tavern (L)
Chef Mickey (D)
Kona (B)
T-Rex (L)
Yachtsman (D)
Snacks - Dec 21, 22
Tusker House (B)
Yak & Yeti (L)
Whispering Canyon Cafe (D)
Cinderella's Royal Table (B)
Inkeepers Lounge evening offerings
Ohana (D)
Akershus (B)
Le Cellier (L)
Tutto Italia (D)
Ohana (B)
Spirit of Aloha (D)
Tamu Tamu (L)
Snacks - Dec 23, 24, 25, 26, 27
California Grill (D)
Cape May -- cancelled and used snack credits (B)
San Angel (L)
Snacks

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debrapagliasotti 01-18-2013 02:33 PM

Chefs de France - Dec 19. 12pm.
 
We arrived at WDW on Dec 18 and headed straight to MVMCP and only ate popcorn and cookies when we were there, so, our first "real" meal at WDW was the following afternoon at Le Chefs de France.

We had a 12pm ADR (in hopes of seeing Remy at 1230p). We checked in about 10 min early and were seated right at 12pm and Sophie was our server. She was very nice and did a good job of explaining the menu and giving suggestions.

Since we were on DxDP we all ordered apps.

Hunter & I both ordered the Lobster Bisque. I thought this was delicious. Very nice flavor, large pieces of lobster. Hunter declared this as "the best thing he ate all trip!"

http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/...i/Food/105.jpg

DH ordered escargot. Casserole of Burgundian escargots baked in parsley and garlic butter. Not something he typically orders, but I had never tried it, so he got it so I could sample. He ate one and said they were fine. Hunter tried one and absolutely hated it. Harper would not go near them. I thought they were very nice. Good garlic flavor. There were 6 on the dish, I had 4 of them.

http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/...i/Food/109.jpg

Harper ordered the cheese plate. Imported cheese board with raisin and walnut bread. Sadly, I do not have the names of the cheeses. Harper liked a couple of them, but did not care for the others. DH and I sampled the cheeses and thought the flavors were quite nice.

http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/...i/Food/110.jpg

Both little boys had the cheese puff pastry. I did not sample this, but they both ate it all, so I guess they enjoyed it. This was served with a small salad, they ate the tomato.

http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/...i/Food/106.jpg

For our entrees, again Hunter and I ordered the same thing. Quiche Lorraine - Ham & cheese. The famous ham & cheese quiche served with a mixed green salad. This was quite nice. Nice flavor. I was getting quite full so I did not have more than a bite of the salad. This was Hunter's first time trying quiche and he enjoyed it as well.

http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/...i/Food/113.jpg

DH, Bo ordered Croque monsieur - Ham and cheese sandwich. The classic French toasted ham and cheese sandwich served with a green salad. DH did not give me much more than "it was good".

http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/...i/Food/116.jpg

Harper ordered Macaroni baked with cream and Gruyère cheese. She really enjoyed this, but couldnt eat it all because it was so rich. I tried a bit of it and I have to agree with her. I dont think I could eat a whole serving of this!

http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/...i/Food/115.jpg

The little boys both had the same thing. Breaded chicken strips served with pasta. They are not big fans of chicken nuggets/strips, so we took off the chicken in hopes they would eat the pasta, but they really didnt touch it. I think they were probably full from their appetizer.

http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/...i/Food/114.jpg

At this time Sophie came by and asked what we wanted for dessert. I was stuffed and did not order anything. Bo was also full and just ordered coffee as his dessert. The kids all got dessert.

Harper ordered chocolate mousse. She loves pretty much anything chocolate, so she had no complaints about this dessert.

http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/...i/Food/122.jpg

Hunter ordered Fresh strawberry and cream cake with raspberry sauce and strawberry sorbet. He loves strawberries, so this was perfect. I did try a small bite and this was very nice. Light and fresh tasting.

http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/...i/Food/121.jpg

Both little boys had the chocolate chip cookie. This was quite large. Both boys loved it.

http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/...i/Food/120.jpg

2 iced teas, 2 sprites, 1 OJ, 1 apple juice

Total cost before automatic 18% gratuity added $192.61, 6 credits used

All in all we were all quite happy with our meal at Chefs. Remy was a little late, but super cute -- and his handler...HILARIOUS!! We would definately return here again.


jabead 01-18-2013 02:38 PM

I'm here! :wave2:

And looking forward to reading the "unabridged" version. :thumbsup2

Emteach 01-18-2013 02:44 PM

Subscribing, looking forward to following along! We ate at some of the same places on our last trip :thumbsup2

DancinDaisyDuck 01-18-2013 02:54 PM

Subbin! Glad you enjoyed your meal at Chefs, it's one of my favorites!

wiigirl 01-18-2013 02:57 PM

Subscribing....those food pics are great, making me hungry. ;)

houstonmama 01-18-2013 08:47 PM

Subbing..Great pics :). Looking forward to seeing lots more :thumbsup2

blairzo 01-18-2013 09:02 PM

Subbing! We're also hoping to survive 10 nights of DxDP in April!

Ro Z 01-18-2013 09:05 PM

Love Chefs! Glad you had a nice meal. Sooo much food no wonder you couldn't handle dessert. But the creme brulee is the best in the World. Maybe next time!;) Thanks for the pics and review!!:)

CaliBear 01-18-2013 11:00 PM

This looks like an exciting dining report! Can't wait for more!

SimplyGoofy 01-18-2013 11:20 PM

I'm in! I'm a big fan of eating... :lmao:

lovingeire 01-19-2013 09:07 AM

Looking forward to this thread as we want to do the DxDPnext trip and will have a three year old so I think it will be a good learning read for me!

Do you have to eat off the Prix Fixe menu at Chefs with the dining plan?

Dis_Yoda 01-19-2013 09:56 AM

I in!

ChrissyBeth29 01-19-2013 10:33 AM

Looks fun! I'm in! What a lovely family you have!


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