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Old 05-10-2008, 09:26 AM   #16
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Yummy! Am looking forward to more of your report
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Old 05-10-2008, 09:37 AM   #17
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Great start! I never stray from the Tonga Toast, but it's good to see there are actually tasty looking breakfasts other than that!
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Old 05-10-2008, 10:08 AM   #18
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thanks to everyone for all of your responses! i wish i could take the time to individually reply to all of you, but for now, it's gonna have to be a group response.

i'm sitting here waiting for AAA (flat tire! yikes!), so i'm going to start my next review!

Hollywood Brown Derby, dinner, Wed 04.30.08

I guess here I should add in that this was a birthday celebration trip for me. Okay, so my birthday is not until June, but who in their right mind goes in hot and humid June, when they have the option to go in pleasant May? Not I! So, I had noted on a few of my ADRs that I was celebrating.

When I arrived and checked in at the Brown Derby, the wonderful check in guy noticed that I didn't have a birthday pin, so he took one and wrote my name on it, and told me to wear it! So how could I turn that down? (side note - i hope no one gets mad at me for doing this, i really was celebrating my birthday, and it's not like i'm going to do it on every trip...just this one!).

Anyway, back to the story. So my ressie was for 4:40pm, Fantasmic! package, so of course, earlier than I would have liked. But it actually ended up being a perfect time, since the last I'd eaten was b'fast at 11.

Now, I've been to HBD before, but only went in to order the Cobb Salad (yum!!) and the Grapefruit Cake (eh, ok), and of course, a coctail . But this time, since I had the plan, I knew I'd be doing the whole shebang.

My waiter was Mehdi (see, says so on my ticket...)


He was pretty good, not great, but sufficient.

I had to start off with a drink. Last time I was here, I ordered the Hollywood, and I remembered liking it, so I got it again.



Nice and tangy, while managing a little sweetness as well. Can't remember exactly what was in it, but it was probably some sort of vodka or rum or mixture. Those are my alcohols of choice, usually.

Along with my drink, came out the bread basket and butter.


If I remember correctly, I had a bite just to try it. Had to save room for the good stuff to come! When Mehdi brought these out, he took my order. For my appetizer, I ordered some sort of Crab Ravioli, in some sort of broth. Sorry I didn't write it down! Especially cause its not on the menu at AllEars.



Absolutely delicious! The noodle was very delicate, and the filling was all crab, really. In a very nice broth that complimented the ravioli very well. I was definitely pleased with this choice.

I'm a big fan of seared tuna, so of course for my entree, I chose the "Hijiki Crusted Ahi Tuna seared "rare" with sesame long beans, pickled diakon, soy and wasabi sauces". That's allears description.



It was pretty good. The crust on it gave it a nice spicy taste, but not overly spicy, as I would not have enjoyed that. Just a little kick. I also enjoyed the vegetables that came with it. Not the best I've had, but I was pleased.

Of course, there was still dessert to come! I poured over that menu, as this was my first dessert on the Dining Plan, I wanted to make it a good one! As I'd already tried the Grapefruit Cake, and it wasn't thrilling to me, I decided to go with something different. I got the "Banana White Chocolate Toffee Tower on cocoa almond cookie and bananas "foster"".



Sorry a couple bites are missing! Told you it would be a trend . This was SOOOO GOOD!!! I couldn't finish it, I'm sad to say. It had that whipped cream on top, tasted homemade, yum. Then the layer of white chocolate mousse type stuff, with the bananas on top, and some sort of cookie on the bottom. Oh man, it was wonderful.

I'm pretty sure I also got coffee here, as that is supposed to be included on the Deluxe Plan (I say supposed, as some places told me I was wrong...). No picture, but it's Disney yuck coffee anyway, so who needs to see it, right?

Overall, it was a really great dinner, and I will definitely be back. I did miss the Cobb Salad though, since there was no one to share it with. Oh well, maybe next time!

next up: Cape May Breakfast
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Old 05-10-2008, 10:12 AM   #19
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Glad you have started the reports marcia. Been looking forward to hearing about this trip since you made mention of it on the solo board.
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I'm so glad to read another solo deluxe review so soon. A lot of people think I'm crazy, or obsessed with food, to go on a solo trip with the deluxe plan, but obviously I'm not the only one who does it! I'm looking foward to reading the rest of your reviews.
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Great reviews! looking forward to the rest!
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Old 05-10-2008, 12:21 PM   #22
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Old 05-10-2008, 01:17 PM   #23
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I'm in! Great dining report so far!
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Old 05-10-2008, 02:24 PM   #25
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Enjoyed your reviews with the pictures. I will be looking for more.
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:05 PM   #26
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Why didn't you tell me you were doing another TR? I found it by myself! I'm on board for this one! I'm looking forward to reading it!
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Old 05-10-2008, 07:02 PM   #28
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Loving your report so far and can't wait to read more!!
Happy early birthday bye the way!! I'm glad you wore your button!
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Old 05-10-2008, 07:04 PM   #29
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finally - a solo dining report with photos!!

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Great reviews so far - looking forward to the rest!
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