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Old 08-23-2009, 03:48 PM   #1
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May 2009 Deluxe Dining, COMPLETE with cost breakdowns

SO I am usually not *this* far behind in my reports, but due to school starting and some family emergencies, things have been put off, but, here I am, ready to talk about one of my favorite things...disney food!

I will do each restaurant individually and put actual cost (if we were paying oop) and will tally everything up, and at the end I will post all of my savings, etc.

here we go!!!!!

these are the places I will be reviewing:
Gasparillas
CRT Dinner
LTT lunch
Narcoossees Dinner (twice)
Le Cellier lunch
WCC dinner
50's prime time lunch
crystal palace dinner
GF cafe lunch (twice)
Coral Reef dinner
Citricos Dinner
Yak and Yeti Lunch
1900 PF breakfast

WHEW!
also note we were staying royal palm club concierge so we ate all of our breakfasts but one in the lounge, hence why all the meals are lunch/dinner except departure day.

May 26th, 2009
Gasparillas Grill at the GF.

we were suppsoed to eat at the Plaza, but due to a flight delay and a MONSOON at check in we decided to stay "home" and bite the bullet and use a TS credit and eat at Gasparillas. we were starving so we didn't really care at this point!
since we were on the deluxe plan we used the opportunity to get our mugs, and we filled those up and got other drinks to put in the refrigerator for later with the drink portion of the meal.
we both got pizza. here is a quick pic


for dessert we used the awesome ice cream machine with hot fudge and sprinkles!


2 pizzas = $11.78
2 powerades = $4.70
2 ice creams = aprox. $6.00
TOTAL: $22.48 = tax = $23.94

this was a good meal. we were so hungry so it wouldn't have mattered if it was a cardboard box! The pizza was good. The ice cream melts really fast so I suggest to do what we did, eat first then go back and get your ice cream.
It wasn't very crowded and we had a nice inside seat by the window (it was pouring outside or we would have sat out there)
overall this gets out of 5
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Old 08-23-2009, 05:31 PM   #2
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Great start...can't wait for more (sorry for the delay in your trip).
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Old 08-23-2009, 07:24 PM   #5
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Good start - looking forward to the rest.
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Old 08-23-2009, 07:59 PM   #6
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Yay! You started!

Can't wait to read all about it, especially since we are doing many of the same places on our trip as well.

Looking forward to more!
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Old 08-23-2009, 08:12 PM   #7
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thanks for reading guys!

May 26, 2009
Cinderella's Royal Table
2 TS credits

While we were waiting for our time to check in to the podium it started pouring so everyone of course ran to the castle for cover. we were trying to squeeze inbetween everyone to get to the podium, and surprisingly, we were told we could go in! we were led to a roomw here we waited in line for cinderella. she came out after only abour 2 minutes. we were 2nd in line for pics.
after we took pics we sat and waited about 5 minutes and were brought upstairs. thats a lot of steps! we were seated in a 2 person table in the corner by the window. we were happy with the seat!






our waiter was an older man and he was...well, he just always seemed in a very big hurry and I felt rushed. I told him I was very picky and if i could have some kdis grapes and cheese or something for my appetizer I would be a very happy camper and he kind of made it like ti was some big deal and inconvenience to him. but, he brought it out.

bobby got the corn and crab soup


of course I was very happy with my appetizer. DH said his was good too.

for entrees DH got the lamb and I got the pork chop. DH absolutely loved his, and I just thought mine was ok.


the little show the fairy godmother does was really cute. she did a good job.
by this time we got dessert, we both got the cream cheese buckle. YUM! we loved loved this!

so, overall, service was just ok, DH loved the food and I thought it was just ok. will we go back? probably not for awhile, there are other 2 TS places I would rather try.
out of 5

2 preset dinner at $57.19 = $114.38 = tax = $121.80
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Old 08-23-2009, 08:47 PM   #8
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Old 08-23-2009, 09:01 PM   #9
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oh, man, glad to see your review. Great seats in the castle, sorry you didn't enjoy your food more - but isn't it sweet to be seated by the windows in there...we really felt "royal" with window seats.

The rain that week was awful, wasn't it. (Our week overlapped with yours - we were there 5/23-5/30.) Monsoons for sure that week. Wettest May we'd ever seen (that was our 5th may trip.) We've had wet before, but not the relentless pouring-rain for hours. Bet you did some serious puddle jumping, right! Worst puddles we saw were at Epcot...man, we thought we better check for gators, some of those puddles were so wide & so deep.
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The reviews are very helpful. We are considering the deluxe plan. I like the price breakdowns you are providing!
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May 27, 2009
Liberty Tree Tavern Lunch


we had never eaten here before so we were very excited! we only had to wait about 5 minutes.

we were brought to the left and to the back by a little window in a little nook, it was really cute and quaint.
the location was the only good thing about this meal. the food, great, service, A-W-F-U-L

first, it took 12 minutes (yes I timed it) for our waiter to come and get our drink orders. then he came back and ran off again before we could order! then, we ordered and didnt see him again for a long time. someone else brought out food out. when he fainlyl came we asked him for cranberry sauce (we had turkey) and he forgot it, and then it finally came 15 minutes later. Our drinks stayed empty...it was ridiculous. then he took our dessert order....15 minutes later...he comes bacj to take our dessert orders. we were like "um...you already took them...." then someone else brought our dessert out 10 minutes later. then we asked for the bill...took another 15 minutes. we were SO MAD we were so close to just walking our several times. we had to go hunt the man down to pay him. we were so bored we were taking pictures of each other! it was like a 2 hour meal. for lunch. ridiculous.

but, the food was really good, so I would try it again as long as I didn't have him as a waiter!
for appetizers bobby got the chowder and I got the fried cheese, yum! my fried cheese was very good and bobby liked his chowder.


we both got the turkey dinner for the entree


for dessert I got some kind of chocolate sundae and bobby got the strawberry dessert and it was SO GOOD!! I normally am not a huge strawberry dessert fan but this was good!


its a shame I didnt really enjoy my food b/c I was so mad! the turkey was very good, as were the potatoes. so food wise, this place gets a
of five, service it gets a because the hostess was nice ha!

fried cheese- $5.49
soup- $6.99
2 turkeys @ $14.99 = $29.98
strawberry shortcake- $5.49
brownie sundae- $5.99
sprite-aprox. $2.50
coke- aprox $2.50

TOTAL: $57.94 plus tax: $61.70
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Too bad about the crappy service. That would have upset me too. But I am always nervous to raise the issue while still dining for fear of waiter retailiation. You know, the spitting kind!
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sorry for bad service at CRT and LTT...enjoying your review and can't wait to read more
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Too bad about the crappy service. That would have upset me too. But I am always nervous to raise the issue while still dining for fear of waiter retailiation. You know, the spitting kind!
I KNOW that was one of the reasons we kept quiet

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sorry for bad service at CRT and LTT...enjoying your review and can't wait to read more
thanks for reading!

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You know bad service can ruin a meal no matter how great the food is...so sorry you had such a lousy time with your servers
exactly. but we are willing to give it another try since the food was good.

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