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Old 01-18-2013, 01:33 PM   #1
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Talking Did we survive 11 days of DxDP? Upd 3/24 California Grill

Hello fellow foodies

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.



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!!
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:34 PM   #2
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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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Old 01-18-2013, 02:33 PM   #3
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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!"



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.



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.



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.



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.



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".



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!



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.



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.



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.



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



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.

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Subscribing, looking forward to following along! We ate at some of the same places on our last trip
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Subscribing....those food pics are great, making me hungry.
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Cinderella's Royal Table - Dec 24 - 935am

On Christmas Eve morning, we had a 935am ADR for CRT -- I mean really, what better way to spend Christmas Eve morning than in Cinderella's castle??!!

We checked in at 925am and were immeadiately brought in for our pictures with Cinderella and were seated as soon as we were done.

We placed our orders and were brought a large pastry platter with bisquits, danishes, cinnamon rolls, breakfast bread, strawberries. Everything was very fresh and delicious!



For my entree, I ordered Lobster and Crab Crepes - warm cheese-filled crepes topped with spinach, sauteed lobster, and blue crab meat with a poached egg perched on top and draped in Hollandaise sauce. I had my eye on this entree for several months, and boy did it NOT disappoint! This was really good. Everything went so well together.



Bo does not eat eggs, so he ordered Cream Cheese-stuffed French Toast - drizzled with Cognac chocolate ganache served with bacon and fresh fruit. He was worried this would be very rich, and while it was rich, it wasnt overwhelming. I will mention he asked for just a light drizzle of the chocolate ganache. He enjoyed this.



Hunter & Harper both ordered Traditional Breakfast - scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, and rosemary-lemon roasted potatoes. They enjoyed this as well. Harper was beyond distracted with the princesses, so she didnt eat everything, but Hunter did.



Jaxon & Evan both had Scrambled eggs, French toast sticks, and a choice of sausage or bacon. We ordered both with bacon, which Bo ate. The boys ate the French toast sticks, but didnt eat the eggs. I think they were full from the pastries to be honest.



Bo had coffee, while the rest of us had OJ.

I do not have the receipt with the total, but the receipt I did have was for our Dining Plan -- it shows we were charged 6 TS credits. I think this must have been an error on our waitresses part because I know CRT is 2 TS credits per person. Because of this error, we ended up with 6 extra credits at the end of our trip that remained unused.

Would we go back to CRT?? Well of course! How often does one dine in a castle??!!

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We have reservations at CRT for dinner in August and I can't wait! My husband insisted on the DxDP and I said my condition on that was that we ate at one princess meal. Being the only girl in the family I have to finagle them somehow! I can't wait!
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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!!
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This looks like an exciting dining report! Can't wait for more!
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