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Old 03-31-2013, 12:32 PM   #1
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17 nights of nom nom noms - April 2013 Hannikins eats Orlando

Ok so with the trip not far off and a big list of snacks and food that I want to try I thought I better get the basics of the foor report started!

On the list so far are *drum roll*...

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Sanaa - Kidani Village - Dinner
Via Napoli - Italian Pavillion - Epcot - Dinner
Victoria and Alberts - Grand Floridian - Dinner - Part 1
Victoria and Alberts - Grand Floridian - Dinner - Part 2
Narcoossee's - Grand Floridian - Dinner
Crystal Palace - Magic Kingdom - Breakfast
Kona Cafe - Polynesian Resort - Dinner
Kouzzina - The Boardwalk - Dinner
Cinderella's Royal Table - Magic Kingdom - Dinner

Disney - Counter Service
Wolfgang Puck express - Downtown Disney
FAILED! - Landscape of Flavours - Art of Animation resort
Fairfax Fare - Gourmet Hotdogs
Yak and Yeti - Animal Kingdom
Flame Tree BBQ - Animal Kingdom
LAST MINUTE ADDITION - Boulangerie Les Halles - France Pavilion - Epcot
LAST MINUTE ADDITION - Liberty Inn - America Pavilion - Epcot
Artist's Palette - SSR
Be Our Guest - Magic Kingdom - Part 1
Be Our Guest - Magic Kingdom - Part 2
Columbia Harbour House - Magic Kingdom
Pizza Planet - Hollywood Studios

Universal Studios - Restaurants
Bubba Gumps - Citywalk
BiCE - Portofino Bay Hotel
Mythos - Islands of Adventure

Universal Studios - Counter Service
Captain America Diner @ Islands of Adventure
Mel's Diner @ Universal Studios

I Drive
Bahama Breeze
Chilli's
Miller's Ale House
Outback Steakhouse
IHop
Cheesecake Factory
Buffalo Wild Wings
CiCi's Pizza
Tony Roma's
Teaks
Cuba Libre

Disney Snacks
FAILED! Nutella and Fruit Waffle @ Sleepy Hollow, Magic Kingdom
FAILED! Strawberry Shortcake @ Sunshine Seasons, Epcot
Carrot Cake Cookie @ The Writers Stop, HS
LAST MINUTE ADDITION - Cookies & Cream Fudge - Sweet Spells - HS
FAILED! Cinnamon Roll @ Gastons Tavern, Magic Kingdom
FAILED! Tonga Toast @ Captain Cooks, Polynesian Resort
Grey Goose Slushie @ The France Pavilion, Epcot
Margarita Flight @ La Cava del Tequila... sort of!, Mexico Pavilion, Epcot
LAST MINUTE ADDITION - Salted Caramel - Karamell-Kuche - German Pavilion - Epcot
Caramel Pecan Cluster @ Karamell-Küche, German Pavilion, Epcot
Cream Cheese Pretzel @ Snack Cart, Somewhere in Disney
Build your own treat @ Goofys Candy Co, Downtown Disney
FAILED! Funnel Cake @ Somewhere in Disney
LAST MINUTE ADDITION - Pulled Pork Slider - Flower and Garden Festival - American Pavilion - Epcot
FAILED! Ice Cream Cookie Sundae @ Storybook Treats, Magic Kingdom
FAILED! Ham and cheese Croissant @ Les Halles boulangerie, France Pavilion, Epcot
Butterfinger Cupcake @ Starring Rolls, HS
Kaki Gori @ Japan Pavilion, Epcot

Universal Snacks
LAST MINUTE ADDITION - Cinnabon @ Islands of Adventure
Butterbeer @ Islands of Adventure
Kings Donut @ Emack and Bolios, Hard Rock Hotel

Those of you who are good at math's, in fact anyone who can count passed 17 nights really! will realise I've set myself an impossible task with the above, sooooo... Wish me luck!
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:54 PM   #2
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Have a great trip. Looking forward to reading your dining reviews.
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Wow that's an impressive line up I'm looking forward to your reviews!

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Old 04-04-2013, 03:33 PM   #5
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Sounds yummy! Take lots of pictures to share.
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Ok so with the trip not far off and a big list of snacks and food that I want to try I thought I better get the basics of the foor report started!




Disney Snacks
Nutella and Fruit Waffle @ Sleepy Hollow, Magic Kingdom
Strawberry Shortcake @ Sunshine Seasons, Epcot
Carrot Cake Cookie @ The Writers Stop, HS
Cinnamon Roll @ Gaston’s Tavern, Magic Kingdom
Tonga Toast @ Captain Cooks, Polynesian Resort
Grey Goose Slushie @ The France Pavilion, Epcot
Tequila Flight @ La Cava del Tequila, Mexico Pavilion, Epcot
Caramel Pecan Cluster @ Karamell-Küche, German Pavilion, Epcot
Cream Cheese Pretzel @ Snack Cart, Somewhere in Disney
Build your own treat @ Goofy’s Candy Co, Downtown Disney
Funnel Cake @ Somewhere in Disney
Ice Cream Cookie Sundae @ Storybook Treats, Magic Kingdom
Ham and cheese Croissant @ Les Halles boulangerie, France Pavilion, Epcot
Butterfinger Cupcake @ Starring Rolls, HS
Kaki Gori @ Japan Pavilion, Epcot

Universal Snacks
Butterbeer @ Islands of Adventure
Kings Donut @ Emack and Bolio’s, Hard Rock Hotel

Those of you who are good at math's, in fact anyone who can count passed 17 nights really! will realise I've set myself an impossible task with the above, sooooo... Wish me luck!
I noticed for Universal Snacks your doing Butterbeer @ IOA

FYI in case you don't know Gaston's Tavern in the New Fantasyland has a drink called LeFou's Brew. Many have said it tastes similar to the Butterbeer.

All in all quite an impressive dining plan you've come with.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:15 PM   #8
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My goodness, you are detailed! Your list is giving me some great ideas for snacks, even though I can't eat many of them, being gluten free, but my bff will, on our upcoming Disney trip. She has only been once, about 22 years ago, and only for a few days, so I want to make sure she has a great time! Can't wait to read your reviews!
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Hi, So glad you included I Drive we will be looking for some new restaurants this trip off of Disney property. Cuba Libre's menu looks good! Have you eaten here before?? Thanks, Joan
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Sounds yummy! Take lots of pictures to share.
Will Do!

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I noticed for Universal Snacks your doing Butterbeer @ IOA

FYI in case you don't know Gaston's Tavern in the New Fantasyland has a drink called LeFou's Brew. Many have said it tastes similar to the Butterbeer.

All in all quite an impressive dining plan you've come with.
ooo yes i've seen photos of that, i went for the butterbeer to say I've done it and thought as they are so similar I should just pick one... don't want to overdo it do I hehe!

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My goodness, you are detailed! Your list is giving me some great ideas for snacks, even though I can't eat many of them, being gluten free, but my bff will, on our upcoming Disney trip. She has only been once, about 22 years ago, and only for a few days, so I want to make sure she has a great time! Can't wait to read your reviews!
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Hi, So glad you included I Drive we will be looking for some new restaurants this trip off of Disney property. Cuba Libre's menu looks good! Have you eaten here before?? Thanks, Joan
I was in two minds on whether to include it, pancake starved brits like me get very excited by places like ihop

We haven't been before no, I've never eaten 'cuban' before either though so I thought it worth a try. The vast Mojito menu looks tempting as well!
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A week today and I'll be tucking into my first Disney meal
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Thanks for the Flame Tree review. I had a giggle over your comparison of the baked beans to Heinz canned beans. After watching one too many episodes of East Enders I just had to try Heinz beans on toast. They were interesting.
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Can't wait for more!!!
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more on the way!
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Kona Cafe - Polynesian Resort - Dinner

Kona Cafe - Polynesian Resort - Dinner
Having found Ohana to be overhyped last time we decided to try something different for our poly dinner this time.

Kona Cafe was alot smaller than I thought but it was casual and opened out into the lobby and it's comings and goings. We were seated on the edge of the restaurants so we could see out and into the poly bar area.

We passed on apps and instead enjoyed the yummy bread



it looked like a giant barmcake but it was much sweeter and fluffier than that.

The butter it came with was heavenly. Lovely creamy goodness.

We both opted for the speciality 'virgin' cocktail as part of the DDP offering



A "Sand in your pants" It's half Strawberry daiquiri and half pina colada.

The heaviness of all the food so far was catching up with me so I opted for something a little lighter.

the coconut almond chicken with seasonal salad



this was a stunning dish, one of my favourites of the holiday in fact. The strawberry, mango and almond pieces in the salad made it really interesting. The crispy chicken was covered in a zingy dressing which I think is the same one they use in Ohana. The coconut wasn't overpowering either which I was glad about.

I don’t want to go on and on about HOW AMAZING it was…. as it’s no longer on the menu!... but it was, really it was EPIC

Adam had the Teriyaki Style New York Strip



This was a basic dish but tasty. I didn't think the mango went well with the steak, it almost seemed like it was dumped there so it fit with the 'theme'.

We were both rather tired that night so we grabbed two chocolate fondue desserts, we ate them on the balcony the morning after and they were lovely.

this was one portion




SCORING
Atmosphere - 7/10 - Very casual atmosphere, almost like being at a quick service place.

Quality - 9/10 - YUMMY! the chicken was amazing but the steak wasn't fabulous

Presentation - /10 - Everything looked great and very well presented. I loved the fact we could take dessert away for later.

Service - 7/10 - Poor, our server was good at her job but she was so busy service was brisk and to the point, not the charming servers we've come to love on property so far.

Overall Experience 8/10 - We would certainly return here. It's not the best restaurant for a special occasion but the food is worth the visit.

BEST DISH
The chicken!

COST
The bill came to $72.79 including tax, not including tip.
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