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Old 08-21-2008, 05:25 PM   #1
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I'm back! Family trip with DDE, Aug 13-20! Pics included, of course! updated 11/2

Well, I have returned once again. Sad to be home, but we had the best time! We had at least one sit down restaurant each day, and a few random stops at different counter service/snack locations. DDE is so much better for us than DDP, as we did tend to have more than 1 sit down per day. Anyway, here's a list of where we ate!

L - Gardenview Lounge Tea --- page 1, post 8 (updated 8.21)
S - Cosmic Ray's --- page 1, post 8 (updated 8.21)
D - Chef Mickey's --- page 2, post 20 (updated 8.22)
B - Main Street Bakery --- page 3, post 38 (updated 8.25)
D - Mama Melrose --- page 3, post 39 (updated 8.25)
L - 50's Prime Time Cafe --- page 4, post 46 (updated 8.28)
S - French Kiosks --- page 4, post 46 (updated 8.28)
D - Tutto Italia --- page 5, post 62 (updated 8.31)
S - Aloha Isle --- page 5, post 62 (updated 8.31)
B - Tusker House --- page 6, post 90 (updated 9.3)
D - San Angel Inn --- page 7, post 97 (updated 9.4)
S - Sunshine Seasons --- page 7, post 97 (updated 9.4)
S - Adventurer's Club --- page 7, post 97 (updated 9.4)
D/S - 50's Prime Time Cafe --- page 8, post 110 (updated 9.7)
B - Main Street Bakery --- page 9, post 124 (updated 9.11)
L - The Plaza --- page 9, post 132 (updated 9.17)
[also included drinks in Epcot and Miyuki candy!]
D - Fulton's --- page 10, post 148 (updated 9.24)
B - Sunshine Seasons --- page 11, post 163 (updated 9.29)
L - Les Chefs de France --- page 12, post 167 (updated 10.13)
D - Ohana --- page 12, post 175 (updated 10.27)
B - Crystal Palace --- page 13, post 182 (updated 10.30)
S - surprise!!! drinks @ Tune In Lounge --- page 13, post 188 (updated 11.2)

my brothers had some other counter service at pop, but i wasn't there to take pics, so those won't be included.

I will update this first post with the page and post number of each review. I've already started uploading photos, so I will start the reviews soon!
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Your reviews were awesome last time!! I have been waiting for this report to start and can't wait for the first one!!
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Gardenview Lounge Tea, Lunch, 8.13.08

So we arrived at exactly 2:00pm, right when the Lounge opens, and we waited a couple minutes to be greeted. Once I get to posting my regular trip report, you will see that this was a nice surprise, as we had been running pretty late.

Now, at this point, it was only 3 of us, as my middle brother, Chris, would not arrive until late Thursday night. So, it was my mom, me, and my little brother, Stephen. As you could imagine, he wasn't exactly thrilled about "tea", but agreed to come with us so he wouldn't be on his own.




Here's Stephen (noticed how happy he looks!)


And here's me and mom


Originally, me and my mom were just going to split the Buckingham Palace - Our traditional tea sandwiches, scones and jam tarts complemented by fresh strawberries and cream, or a selection of freshly baked pastries, along with your choice of tea. And order an extra tea.

Mom ordered the Mad Hatter - A blend of passion fruit, pomegranate, and vanilla for a clean and sweet finish. It came in a regular pot with a tea cozy. She said it was excellent, and I tried it, and really liked it too.


I ordered the Vanilla Rooibos - Rich and full bodied with creamy vanilla finish. It came in a press pot. While I really liked it, I think I liked the Mad Hatter better.


I had to try on the tea cozy "hat"


Before we knew it, our tea sandwiches were delivered - Watercress/Cucumber, Shrimp Salad, Egg Salad, Chicken Salad w/almonds, and Grilled Pear/Gorgonzola. These were really good, but my favs were the Chicken Salad and the Grilled Pear. My mom's favorite was the Shrimp Salad. Also shown is the Onion Tart, which we both enjoyed.


We had a toast of our delicious teas


After splitting the sandwich plate, we decided to add on another plate of sandwiches. This time, we picked the ones we wanted. My mom picked a Shrimp Salad and Chicken Salad, I picked the Chicken Salad and Grilled Pear, and we split an Egg Salad (choice of 5 sandwiches, which were really half sandwiches). Plus another Onion Tart to split.


Next up was the scone and jam tart. The scone came with clotted cream and a pot of jam. Neither of us used the clotted cream, but really enjoyed the scone with the jam. We also split the jam tart, with my mom giving Stephen a bite of hers, as he loves raspberry and that's what it was.


After that, we had our choice of two pastries, or strawberries with cream. We already knew going in that we both wanted the latter, so that's what we got. And it did not disappoint! So so so good! Stephen had a few as well.


Speaking of Stephen, he had a sip of my mom's tea, and decided to be cool and stick up his pinky, which I had to nab a shot of! Isn't he adorable?


Oh yes, so I didn't mention any food or drink of my brother's. Well, he ordered two pastries and inhaled them before I could take a picture. One was a Tiramisu, and I think the other was an Eclair. He was so hungry at that point, that he was happy with anything. So I can't really give a good review on those.

On our way out, I snapped some pics of the pastry offerings.




Overall, this was a really nice experience, and I will definitely be back! It was so nice and relaxing. My brother hated it, but whatever. It was for the girls, not him. He made up for it by going to Cosmic Ray's once we got to the Magic Kingdom.

Cosmic Ray's, snack/lunch, 8.13.08

Since he didn't really eat anything at tea, he was starving, so I promised Stephen we would get him something as soon as we got to MK. Well, okay, I first grabbed FP for Space Mountain, but sent him and my mother straight to Cosmic Ray's. He ordered a double bacon cheeseburger with fries, and put BBQ sauce on it. He's a strange bird.


He loved it. Nothing really much to say. Although, my mom did have a couple fries and said they were really good.

So that's that.

Next up: dinner at Chef Mickey's
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I have only gone to the Afternoon Tea once but it remains my most favorite time at WDW. The Pear/goronzola tea sandwich is my favorite. I am not a tea or coffee drinker but I must admit I had a wonderful pot of tea also. Looking forward to the rest of your reviews

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