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Old 08-30-2009, 04:57 PM   #1
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I spend too much on Food&Wine -DxDP/F&W/CL Fun - Last Day!

My husband and I are admittedly crazy. I was playing around with the DxDP worksheet vs our TIW discount w/ the places we currently planned on going with the menu items we would most likely order. Turns out – DxDP was at breakeven point before snacks & unknown desires for breakfasts entered the picture even with the two out of plan dinners we are planning. So I figured why not try DxDP this trip & not worry about the money we are spending on the meals. Plus w/ some of the menu changes I’m sure are going to occur because of free dining, might as well just deal with it. We are staying club level (yay discount codes!) at the Boardwalk so most breakfasts will be in the lounge.

We’re planning on keeping our alcohol consumption to V&A and the F&W Events/Booths outside of the CL evening offerings w/ beer & wine & cordials. I don’t have much faith in that plan. At least I still have the TIW card for our alcohol…

Reviews will most likely be live. I know I have to have internet while we are there because of work obligations (yuck) so might as well make use of it for the fun stuff too!


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Intro - Here!
Initial Plan
Flashback! 2008 Sweet Sundays
A Plan of Feasting around the World!
Day 1 - Part 1 - Electric Umbrella/Boardwalk Club Level/F&W Treats
Day 1 - Part 2 - Evening Club Level Offerings/Yachtsman
Day 2 - Part 1 - Ohana
Day 2 - Part 2 - Sweet Sunday/F&W Offerings
Day 2 - Part 3 - Victoria & Albert's
Day 3 - Part 1 - Club Level Breakfast/Brown Derby
Day 3 - Part 2 - Kiosk/SA Prum Demo
Day 3 - Part 3 - California Grill
Day 4 - Part 1 - Kona Cafe
Day 4 - Part 2 - Liberty Tree Tavern
Day 4 - Part 3 - Narcoossee's
Day 5 - Part 1 - Kouzzina by Cat Cora
Day 5 - Part 2 - F&W Kiosks
Day 5 - Part 3 - Flying Fish
Day 6 - Part 1 - Room Service Breakfast
Day 6 - Part 2 - Yak & Yeti
Day 6 - Part 3 - Kiosk & Maker's Mark Seminar
Day 6 - Part 4 - F&W Signature Dinner @ Jiko's
Day 7 - Part 1 - Club Breakfast & Snacks in MK
Day 7 - Part 2 - Tutto Italia
Day 7 - Part 3 - Citrico's
Day 8 - Using Up the Last of the Credits
Wrap Up
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:39 PM   #2
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Current Plan:

Sept 26th

Checking in around 11:30am/12pm depending on traffic with the drive down

Lunch – Undecided - Probably Beaches & Cream or Tokyo Dining (2 Credits)

Dinner – Yachtsman Steakhouse (4 Credits)



Sept 27th

Breakfast: Ohana (2 Credits)

F&W Event: Sweet Sundays (Prepaid)

1pm: Culinary Demo

Dinner: Victoria & Albert’s Main Dining Room (OOP)



Sept 28th

Lunch: Brown Derby (4 Credits)

3:45pm: Wine Seminar

Dinner: California Grill (4 Credits)



Sept 29th

Lunch: Liberty Tree Tavern (2 Credits)

Dinner: Narcoossee’s (4 Credits)



Sept 30th

Lunch: Undecided (2 Credits)

Dinner: Raglan Road (2 Credits)



Oct 1st

Lunch: Yak & Yeti (2 Credits)

3:45pm: Spirit Seminar

Dinner: Jiko’s Signature Dining Event (Prepaid)



Oct 2nd

Lunch: Undecided (2 Credits)

3:45pm: Spirit Seminar

Dinner: Citrico’s (4 Credits)



Oct 3rd

Breakfast: Undecided (2 Credits)

Checking Out


Current Dining Plan Point Total Use: 34

Current Dining Plan Points Given: 42

Current Dining Plan Points Unused: 8


Snack Credits
– 28

Will mostly go to F&W Booth Goodies as I don’t see us really having a need for snacks in the parks.

At least at this point, we have the flexibility to use our points unwisely and get a breakfast or two from either room service, Cat Cora’s place, Captain’s Grill or wherever and not have to worry about it. We aren’t big breakfast people but I know my husband enjoys a real breakfast ever now and again. We also do not enjoy buffets. When talking it over with my husband about the extra credits, I was told I'm not allowed to take us on character buffet breakfasts.

As you can see I have 3 lunches undecided. I’m going to play around with the Online Dining Reservations and see if anything strikes my fancy, if not, we’ll just do counter service or something. I’m not sold on Raglan Road this trip and am trying to figure out if anything comes out to me as wanting to try.
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:22 PM   #3
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Looks great so far. Have fun!!!
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:31 PM   #4
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Sounds like a fun trip. Looking forward to your reiews.
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Old 08-30-2009, 09:00 PM   #5
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Thumbs up Did you know....

From OP....."Snack Credits – 28

Will mostly go to F&W Booth Goodies as I don’t see us really having a need for snacks in the parks."



That...alot of the F&W Booth Goodies...you can use your snack credits to buy these Goodies? The F&W would show the DDP symbol by the items that you can use as snack credits at each of the booth locations.
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Old 08-30-2009, 09:19 PM   #6
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Looks great so far. Have fun!!!
Thanks! We are planning on having tons of it

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Sounds like a fun trip. Looking forward to your reiews.
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That...alot of the F&W Booth Goodies...you can use your snack credits to buy these Goodies? The F&W would show the DDP symbol by the items that you can use as snack credits at each of the booth locations.
It is! For the past few years you have been able to use the DDP snack options for anything food (no alcohol) at the booths. There is a lot on the list that we think we may try. Luckily at the Boardwalk, we'll most likely just walk back and forth in the afternoon during our relax time and try a couple things so it won't be a lot at once. I've been attending the F&W Festival since it started.
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Old 08-31-2009, 10:25 AM   #8
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Woohoo! I am so excited to see your Jiko event review and the food and wine stuff!

Have a great time!
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Old 08-31-2009, 10:59 AM   #9
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Great itinerary! We use our snack credits on the F&W kiosks, excellent value!
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Old 09-12-2009, 08:47 AM   #10
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Cant wait to hear all about it! Take a scazillion pictures for us!
Will do! Now hopefully my husband won't have issues with me & a camera at V&A as he already told me thats the one place it is not allowed per him (Well, he let me take pictures when we did the chef's table but 'that's different') Silly men.

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Have a great time!
Thanks! I'm really excited for that that event too. I need to go shopping either today or next weekend for my attire for that event & V&A. I've recently lost about 50 pounds so all my girly dressy clothes are too big. I mean I have my work business clothes but those aren't any fun.

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Great itinerary! We use our snack credits on the F&W kiosks, excellent value!
Thanks! Looking at the kiosks menus we already have so much to try!
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Really looking forward to hearing about that Jiko dinner ... how cool will that be, dining on the Savannah?

Have a great trip ... we'll be waiting to hear all about those food booths and will be ready to drool over your pictures!
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Old 09-12-2009, 09:20 AM   #12
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Sweet Sundays 2008

2 weeks until we leave! So I figured it would be a good time to talk about the Sweet Sundays I went to last year.

I had been to this event before when it was hosted in the Odyssey and I enjoyed it much more than as there wasn't as much issues with the sound travelling.

As you checked in, we were given our cards to the assigned table. I think I was sugar.

When it got closer to the starting time, we were let in to find our tables. There we found our usual gifts of a sparkling wine bottle stopper, notebook, pencil. Introductions were made and people started getting called by table to the breakfast buffet. We were poured the Prosecco wine and dug in.



I didn't get much off of the buffet as I had a huge dinner the night before and was still full. I knew I had three desserts coming.

Alice Medrich, author of "Pure Desserts" was the guest chef.



Our first dessert was Bea's Apple Crisp that had an addition of orange zest.

I loved the actual 'crisp' part.

Our second dessert was a spiced brownie with nutmeg on top.


It was wonderful! It was just rich enough to not over do it.

The last was toffee peanut butter cookies.

I remember eating them but I dont remember anything about them. So I guess they weren't that good.

Our attendants were very good about refilling our wine glasses throughout the event. I must have ended up with about 4 or 5 glasses by the end of the event. It made the $75 sting a little less. I was in the middle of the room so I could still see the demostrations enough, however I felt for the people in the back by the buffet.

I told myself, if solo, I wouldn't do the Sweet Sundays again unless if was for someone like Keegan. However, my husband is joining me for his first F&W festival this trip. I told him to pick any event he would like to do.

Guess which one he picked?


Yup,

Sweet Sundays as he likes his desserts.
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Really looking forward to hearing about that Jiko dinner ... how cool will that be, dining on the Savannah?

Have a great trip ... we'll be waiting to hear all about those food booths and will be ready to drool over your pictures!
Thanks for stopping in!

I can't wait til we are dining on the Savannah. I'm interested to see how they set it up exactly.
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Count me in! Sounds like fun!
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I'm in! I love live reports and I can't wait to see your photos and reviews of F&W. This is our first one and we are all very excited!
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