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Old 06-19-2012, 12:54 PM   #31
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This is the second review I have read that mentions the lemon cupcakes at Contempo Cafe. Just working out how I can get one on our last trip - may have to stop at the Contemporary en route to MK one day...
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:42 PM   #32
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Those cupcakes look good.
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:15 PM   #33
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Joining In that lemon cupcake looks so good, I could go for one of those right now. Loving the report so far.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:10 PM   #34
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You had me at cupcake...joining to read your reviews!
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:05 AM   #35
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Wow! I am very impressed with your minimal weight gain! I look at food and it attaches to my rear! You have some of our favorites for your dining review so I am looking forward to reading along!

BTW: what a very nice way to start your trip with a very special breakfast.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:47 AM   #36
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Great looking cupcake!
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:29 PM   #37
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:25 AM   #38
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Joining in! I hope you have some time to post some more updates soon!!
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:37 PM   #39
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I'm in!!!! And the morning pancakes make me want to make some now!!!!
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:03 PM   #40
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Okay, guys, I'm sorry I was MIA, but right now, I'm getting everything back together to finish off this report!
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:24 PM   #41
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Breakfast then Brunch?

That morning, we got up bright and squirrely to check into Coronado Springs.

This of course would be the first day on the DxDP, and as usual, I try out the first credits right there at the resort in order to prevent problems later.

So, we grabbed our refillable mugs and Sweetie had:


Chocolate Chip Muffin. Okay. Standard Disney muffin fare. Not great. Not terrible

I had:

A cinnamon roll. Pretty cold and not tasty at all. I should have stuck with a muffin.

This is the problem with Cafe Rix--there is no seating. Since it is the only grab and go place at CSR, it's a little irritating. We sat over at the neighboring bar, the Rix Lounge. It was okay in the morning, but I would have been uncomfortable being there with my 13 year old daughter any other time.

For Cafe Rix:
Our reviews:
Service: 2--The castmembers just were not friendly or helpful
Atmosphere: 2--way too crowded and no seating. It was uncomfortable.
Food Quality: 2--Standard fare
Value: 1--There are better uses of Snack Credits at Disney
Overall: 1.75 WOAH!

After a disappointing breakfast, a lost KTTW card, and tromping through the Magic Kingdom, we hoped CRT would be better.

We had very late breakfast reservations and as we were finishing, the place was clearing. They, however, did not rush us out. For those of you not familiar, you have your picture taken with Cinderella downstairs, then are called upstairs for your meal. Breakfast is now preplated, whereas it was in the past family style I believe. This was our first trip.

You start off with breads and pastries:


These were better than what we wasted snack credits on at the resort. The biscuits and marmalade were particularly yummy.

I had the lobster and crab crepes


This would have been much, much better if the fish had been fresher. It was sort of fishy in smell, and therefore not great. Not bad, just not great

Sweetie had the All-American:



Sausage, eggs, bacon, and potatoes. She liked it, but was not happy with the lemon on the potatoes. I ate them.

All in all, Breakfast was not great. Not bad, but not great. You definitely come to CRT for the experience, and that's it. I did appreciate that we were not rushed out. Of course, our server was pretty slow, and kept us there longer than we really wanted to be, as well.


Our reviews:
Service: 3--Okay, we waited a long time for our check, which was a bit annoying.
Atmosphere: 4--the only reason this warrants a 4 and not a 5 is because of the better atmosphere we experienced later in the week.
Food Quality: 3--again, just okay
Value: 2--This is an expensive price for a breakfast. Even with the pictures, eating in the castle, and the characters, who were great, $40 is for breakfast is too much and not really great use of 2 TS credits.
Overall: 3
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I can't wait to hear more. Good start.
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Being kept waiting for the check is a really pet hate of mine. I'm ashamed to admit I don't have much patience!

I can't believe the amount of pastries they give you at CRT for just two people. I'm not crazy about carbs for breakfast (ridiculous I know as most breakfast foods = carbs) so I'd be lucky if I could even finish one.

I'm enjoying your review so far. I'm very excited to read about your Deluxe dining adventures.
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:29 AM   #44
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Being kept waiting for the check is a really pet hate of mine. I'm ashamed to admit I don't have much patience!

I can't believe the amount of pastries they give you at CRT for just two people. I'm not crazy about carbs for breakfast (ridiculous I know as most breakfast foods = carbs) so I'd be lucky if I could even finish one.

I'm enjoying your review so far. I'm very excited to read about your Deluxe dining adventures.
I'm not a big carb eater for breakfast, either. I prefer protein.
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:48 AM   #45
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Narcoossee's

I have to say this first of all: I love Narcoossee's. This was the redemption meal for Yachtsman in December 2009. I had hyped up this reservation for my daughter and was hoping beyond hope that it would be a better experience than Cinderella's Royal Table.

We were seated very close to our ADR time. We were one of a few people waiting for the restaurant to open and we were not next to the window, but at an upper level next to the railing. What I can say about Narcoossee's is that regardless of where you sit, the view is great.

But onto the food.

The server took our appetizer orders and brought them back to us.

Sweetie got:



Crab cakes with sweet potato salad. She liked the crab cakes, but not the salad. I was not surprised.

I got:


Mussels. These were in a tomato broth and were slap-your-grandma good. I love seafood and these were absolutely the best mussels I have ever had.

After this, we went on to our entres:

Sweetie's:



Filet Mignon. This was heavenly. She let me have a bite and I absolutely loved it. She was not able to each too much, but from what she did eat, she really liked.

Mine:



Whole Maine lobster. I ate almost every mouthful of this one. I absolutely thought is was great.

Although we barely had enough room, we ordered dessert. Sweetie had:


Flourless chocolate cake. She loves cake and was not disappointed.

Being a southerner and loving pecan pie, I went with


The pecan tart. This was delicious and I ate every mouth full even though I was already stuffed!

Our ratings for Narcoossee's
Service: 5--our server was attentive and even took our picture
Atmosphere: 4--it would have been nice to be closer to the window, but this is still not the best of the week
Food Quality: 4.75--the potato salad was not great, but everything else was
Value: 5--If this were oop, this would be a lower rating, but Narcoossee's is a good use of 2 TS credits.
Overall: 4.69

Narcoossee's had been getting bad reviews before we went, and I admit I was concerned, but I'm glad we went there. Sweetie now understands the concept of Disney dining and talks about Narcoossee's often.

Later on that night, I did use one snack credit at Auntie Gravities for this:


Mocha float. Great use of ice cream and flavored ice coffee, let me tell you!

Coming up. . .Le Cellier
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