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Old 01-19-2013, 10:41 AM   #16
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Your trip sounds amazing and your family is beautiful! Can't wait for more.

We love Les Chefs for lunch and especially Remy. So cute!
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:15 PM   #17
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And looking forward to reading the "unabridged" version.
Hi Barb! I enjoyed sending in those "live reports". Glad to have you here!

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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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Subbin! Glad you enjoyed your meal at Chefs, it's one of my favorites!
Welcome! Yes, Chefs was quite nice. Looking forward to another meal there sometime.

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Subscribing....those food pics are great, making me hungry.
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Subbing! We're also hoping to survive 10 nights of DxDP in April!
Welcome! It was definately a lot of food, but it was nice to have so much variety. But I really feel we wasted a lot of food!!

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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!!
Welcome! See, I have always heard the creme brulee was great, but I only scrape off the top part of the creme brulee when I order it

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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!

Welcome! DxDP was nice, just a LOT of food! I knew that going into this trip, but didnt realize it until ordering for a few days! Most of the time my little boys ordered the same thing, but a few times they ordered something different.

Do you have to eat off the Prix Fixe menu at Chefs with the dining plan?
Welcome! We were able to order whatever we wanted (unless there was an appetizer for 2, then 2 people had to share).

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Your trip sounds amazing and your family is beautiful! Can't wait for more.

We love Les Chefs for lunch and especially Remy. So cute!
Welcome! Thank you so much Lots more to come!
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:14 PM   #18
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Coral Reef, Dec 19. 525pm

For dinner this evening, we were headed to Coral Reef for the Candlelight Processional package.

I had read all sorts of different reviews, some good, some bad, some down right awful...but I was hopeful. Hunter really wanted to eat here because of the aquarium.

We arrived about 515pm for our 525pm ADR and had to wait approx 20 min before our buzzer went off. We were seated on the second tier and immediately our waitress, Patty approached our table. She told us what we were able to get since we were doing the Candlelight Processional package. She offered recommendations and came back shortly with drinks, presented us with the bread basket and took our dinner order.

Bread basket. These were ok. Typical rolls. I shared one with Evan.



For our appetizers, I ordered the Crispy-fried Shrimp with Coral Reef Slaw and a Spiced Rémoulade. The shrimp were nicely fried, with a good crispy texture, but the real winner was the spiced remoulade! That paired so nicely with the shrimp. I could have easily eaten a few more of these!!



Bo ordered Crab Cakes with Tropical Fruit Salsa and Tequila Aïoli. He enjoyed these. I had a small bite and was quite happy that I ordered the fried shrimp. These tasted ok, but I definately preferred my shrimp



Hunter ordered Caesar Salad with Shredded Parmesan and Croutons. This kid loves salad, so I was not at all suprised he ordered one. He ate every last bite, so I guess he enjoyed it.



Harper ordered Creamy Lobster Soup made with Tarragon and Brandy. She ate every last drop and would have licked the bowl clean had we let her! I was going to ask for a bite, but by the time I looked over, she was already done!



The little boys both had sliced apples for their appetizer. I did not take pictures of the apples.

Entrees were brought out about the time we were finishing up our appetizers.

I ordered Coral Reef Lobster Orecchiette Pasta with White Cheddar Cheese and Basil Oil. This was delicious, but INCREADIBLY RICH!! The flavor was nice, and everything went together well, but it was so heavy. There was no way I could eat all of this, so towards the end, I ended up just picking out the lobster and eating all of that. The lobster chunks were HUGE!



Bo ordered Grilled New York Strip Steak served with Roasted Potatoes, Mushrooms, Spinach, and Red Wine Sauce. He ordered this cooked medium. He said the cut of meat was quite nice, very little fat. He also enjoyed the roasted potatoes. Sorry for the blurry picture here.



Hunter also ordered this same steak, minus the mushrooms and he subbed fries. He ordered his medium well. He ate most of the steak and about half the french fries. He said the steak was fine, little fat.



Harper ordered Seared Chicken Breast served over Spaetzle finished with Applewood-smoked Bacon and Chicken Broth. To be honest, she did not care for this at all. She took a couple bites of the chicken and said it was quite dry. She did not care for the spaetzle either. I traded plates with her and she enjoyed my pasta, but agreed it was very rich. I agreed her chicken was very dry. Patty offered to get her another meal, but by this time Harper was getting full anyways.



The little boys both had cheese pizza. I did not try this, but the boys both ate about half of their pizzas.



We all ordered dessert tonight.

Bo, Harper and I all had The Chocolate Wave served with Raspberry Gelato. OK, I am not a huge chocolate person, but this was yummy!! And that raspberry gelato was so refreshing and perfect with the chocolate molten center. MMMM!!!



Hunter ordered Orange Cheesecake with Blood Orange Sauce. He loved this! He later declared this as his favorite dessert of the trip. I was curious of the orange flavoring and had a small bite. The orange flavor was quite mild.



Jaxon ordered plain vanilla ice cream (he is very picky about desserts). So again, no picture.

Evan ordered Coral Reef Brownie. Patty kept calling this "Nemo dessert" and I couldnt remember from pictures what it looked like. Oh goodness, this was so cute in its presentation. He devoured this! Every...single...bite! The brownie appeared to be very moist when I cut it for him.



Overall, our meal at Coral Reef was nice. Other than Harper's chicken, everyone enjoyed their meal. The ambiance was nice with the aquarium.

$295.94 was the total cost for the Candlelight Processional package. 12 dining credits used.




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Welcome! We were able to order whatever we wanted (unless there was an appetizer for 2, then 2 people had to share).!
Awesome, thanks! It's on our list for our Jan, 2014 trip as thats when we plan to the the DxDP.
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Subscribing to your thread! Love the idea of posting pictures and FULL detail reviews on places! Hope you had a great time! I am taking my boyfriend (his first time) in July will definitely use this to show him!!
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:27 PM   #21
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Awesome, thanks! It's on our list for our Jan, 2014 trip as thats when we plan to the the DxDP.
DxDP was a lot of fun to try so much variety with our family size, but it was definately a lot of food. Have fun planning all those ADRs!!

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Welcome!! There are a lot of great dining review threads here on the Dis. I read so many of them in planning our trip. Hope my reviews can help in some way
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:32 PM   #22
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Already loving your reviews and eagerly anticipating the rest!

Glad to hear a good review for Coral Reef. I have always wanted to eat there because of the atmosphere but have been scared away by the bad food reviews. I've seen some good reviews lately and am considering adding it to our August lineup for lunch.

Thank you so much for sharing!
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I bribe my husband to go to Disney with the food! so far it's worked for me and I think in the process he's falling in love with the magic, he's just reluctant to admit it!
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Jumping onboard too! Everything looks delish! I can't wait to see more.....you went to a few places that we're trying for the first time in June.....so I'm excited to see those reviews. Glad you had fun!
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DxDP was a lot of fun to try so much variety with our family size, but it was definately a lot of food. Have fun planning all those ADRs!!
My husband is dying to to the DxDP and insists on it for the next trip. I'm looking forward to trying to so many new places vs the regular plan. The only thing I'm nervous about is giving up park time for three meals a day, but we're also going to stay longer so we have more park time overall. Im anticipating our oldest, at 14 when we travel, will eat more the older he gets though. I figure if it doesn't work for our family, at least we've tried it and know better when all is said and done. Having done it, would you do it again for your family?
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My husband is dying to to the DxDP and insists on it for the next trip. I'm looking forward to trying to so many new places vs the regular plan. The only thing I'm nervous about is giving up park time for three meals a day, but we're also going to stay longer so we have more park time overall. Im anticipating our oldest, at 14 when we travel, will eat more the older he gets though. I figure if it doesn't work for our gaily, at least we've tried it and know better when all is said and done. Having done it, would you do it again for your family?
I haven't done the DxDP yet but am considering it for our 2014 trip. But...instead of doing 3 meals everyday we are thinking of doing a nice breakfast, using our snacks around lunch and then plan for a signature meal in the evening.

I doubt we will follow this routine every single day but it will probably be what we do most days.
I'm sure that by doing this we won't be getting the best value from the DxDP but it will be more along the lines of what we prefer and what our bellies will be able to handle!
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Im here too!!!

Cant wait to see your reviews of all these places! Some we went to, some I want to go to!!
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I'm in here too! Deluxe Dining Plan - I need to read this based on how many snack credits you had alone!!
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Great reviews so far. Thanks so much for sharing!

We will be staying CL in August at the Poly and debated doing DxDP, but decided it was too much food.
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Nothing better than "food porn"! Count me in!

We had dinner at Chefs on Dec 14th. It was wonderful! One of our fav places to eat. I would love to see Remy sometime!

I have often thought of doing the DxDDP and eating at signature restaurants every night for dinner as we are all adults and love the sit down restaurants. (We take our grown unmarried daughters with us and sometimes their boyfriends. Maybe another trip with only family we will try just that!) We have done SOA dinner show, LeCellier and Narcoosees, but there are more we'd love to try. Maybe some day.
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