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Old 08-28-2010, 01:30 PM   #1
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Let's Get Ready to Crumble!- COMPLETED!

Welcome to my food review proper!

We've just got back and I can't wait to tell you all about the amazing food we've eaten over the last 17 days. It ranged from good to spectacular to slightly disappointing (where was this? Ah...you'll have to wait to find out!)

Let's get stuck in straight away - no more pre-amble:

Tuesday 10th August:

This was D-day - or should I say WDW Day!

We got up at some ridiculous hour in the middle of the night so we could get to Manchester Airport for 6:30am.

Once there we got all checked in and went for breakfast - we decided to try Frankie and Benny's for a change.

Here are me and Kate looking bleary eyed:



And Simon and Sarah looking no better:



Kate got an omelette breakfast (which she is modelling here):



I got a bog-standard, regular breakfast:



Sarah got a pancake and fruit breakfast:



And Simon had a big, meaty, manly breakfast:



We all enjoyed these breakfasts and agreed that they fortified us for the long day ahead.

Next thing was eight hours on a plane which we survived - although the food was not great.

We got sorted at Orlando and went to check in at Old Key West.

We had booked Olivia's that night for convenience. We had eaten at Shutters in 2008 on the first night when we were staying at Caribbean Beach Resort. That had been a great success so we decided to try the same thing at OKW.

We were all very tired and we'd had a few problems with the room so it was really nice to have a lovely sit down and relax at Olivia's - Did we want a booth? Yes please!

Kenny was our server and he was great - he really looked after us. We had some delicious bread and butter to share:



And then I ordered the New York Strip steak with Olivia's potatoes and a Cabernet Mushroom sauce:



This was tasty and huge! But I did notice the abscence of something on the plate - something green! It was just meat and potatoes, very nice meat and potatoes, but not really a balanced meal. I wasn't complaining though.

The other three all had the roasted chicken breast with port wine balsamic glaze, yukon gold potatoes, frisee and roasted garlic:



At least they got some veg (not that they appreciated it!)

Although we were all quite full we simply had to have dessert (especially as it's included on the dining plan ):

I had key lime tart:



Yummy! But look how ginormous it is! Simon had chocolate cake:



Kate had pound cake:



And Sarah had New York cheesecake which she must have tucked into before I could take a picture - but here we are together at Olivias:



Yeah, still looking a bit sleepy.

We really enjoyed Olivia's and would recommend it to anyone staying at OKW - it's very relaxing and everyone was very friendly. Being on the DDP all we paid for here was the tip.

Side note: When booking all the ADRs Simon had been asked what we were celebrating. Well, we only get to Disney once in a blue moon so we celebrate a whole bunch of stuff - like my 'special' birthday, Sarah finishing her GCSE's, Kate and Simon having their birthdays in July. But this seemed to translate to some restaurants as it being Sarah's birthday (It's in November) and we got quite a few candles and cupcakes as a result. We kept quiet about it and smiled.

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Old 08-28-2010, 03:03 PM   #2
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Great start! We've never been to Olivia's and will have to put it on the list. And I'm absolutely fine with NO GREENS on my late.
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Old 08-28-2010, 06:24 PM   #3
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Joining in...wonderful review and can't wait for more yummy reviews...
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Old 08-28-2010, 09:28 PM   #4
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Great start!!
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Old 08-28-2010, 10:26 PM   #5
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Yummy! That key lime tart looks really good!
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Old 08-29-2010, 02:03 AM   #6
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Sarah looks soo different great start that pound cake looks divine
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:58 AM   #7
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Subscribing! Can't wait to read the rest of your reviews.
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:32 AM   #8
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Hi, great start!

I love the look of the pound cake! mmmm!!

Waiting for more!
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:40 PM   #9
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I laughed so hard at the term food porn hahaha my husband has been making fun of me for reading so many of these.... So there u have it food porn. I love it keep it coming.
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Old 09-24-2010, 12:11 PM   #10
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Thank you for such a great review!! So helpful as I'm going to several of those next week and really needed the detailed information.
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Old 09-25-2010, 05:51 AM   #11
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Thank you for such a great review!! So helpful as I'm going to several of those next week and really needed the detailed information.
It's great reading reviews of places you're going to - isn't it? I remember being addicted to food reviews before I went. You can pick up lots of tips and hints by reading them. Also - you can see all the delicious food so you can decide what you like the look of!

Thanks for reading!
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Old 09-26-2010, 04:20 PM   #12
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Sunday 22nd August

Today we went back to Hollywood Studios. For a little snackette we went to Starring Rolls Cafe - we had never been there before and I wish we had discovered this place earlier! I'm afraid I only have one picture:



The chocolate peanut butter cupcake. This was totally yummy and great value at one snack credit. The others got various cookies and drinks - the receipt says a Napoleon and a Strawberry parfait. I had a coffee with my cupcake. I'd love to go back here and try some more of the delicious menu.

The weather turned quite stormy later in the day so we decided to check in early for our ADR at 50's Prime Time Cafe:



Big mistake. It was sooooo busy in there, we didn't have anywhere to sit in the bar/lounge. We ended up waiting 40 minutes past our ADR time - not good! But at least it was dry in there - there was an incredible downpour outside.

Luckily, once we were called through from the chaos of the bar, things were very much improved.

We were seated at a nice table with a TV right next to it:









Sabrina was our server and she was such good fun. She made us say hi to people at the nearby tables. There were groups from Ontario and Michigan and the atmosphere was good.

I decided that after such a long wait I deserved a cocktail:



A magical star cocktail - very nice and refreshing! We enjoyed watching all the old TV clips as we waited for our main courses.

Simon and Kate both had the fried chicken:



Sarah had the tuna pasta:



And I had the pot roast:



This was very tasty - the mash was smooth and the meat was very tender. I'm not sure whether it was nicer than the Liberty Tree Tavern pot roast but it was still very good.

Simon got into trouble for not eating his veggies - you can't get anything past Sabrina - look! Here comes the little aeroplane:



We decided that we just about had room for dessert. Kate and I shared the brownie sundae:



Yummy! This was great! But too big for one person. I'm glad we were sharing it.

Simon had the apple cobbler:



He really enjoyed this - it was almost worth the mouthful of sweetcorn!

Sarah had the Boston Cream Cupcake:



How gorgeous does that look?

We really enjoyed this meal, it had been worth the wait. This restaurant is a whole lot of fun and the food was tasty. I think we'd go again. And by the time we came out - the rain had stopped! Result!

The cost without the DDP would have been $137.29

We paid $40.04 for a Budweiser, my cocktail and the tip.

Crumble Rating: 7 out of 10 (would probably have been more if we hadn't had to wait so long!)

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Old 09-26-2010, 06:35 PM   #13
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Great reviews, Shari! If your server at Narcoossee's was the same Rita that I had a year ago, I feel your pain! She was an absentee server and that's being polite!
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Old 09-26-2010, 11:17 PM   #14
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Apple cobbler looks soo delicious!! Yummy!!
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