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Old 05-11-2010, 02:13 PM   #31
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Great pictures!! We also start any trip (including one to the grocery store) at Tim's. That is DH's biggest complaint about our trip to Disney last year. Once we got 1/2 way throught Ohio no more Tim's. He couldn't stand any coffee in WDW. Maybe I should plan for Kona just for the press pot next time.
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:26 PM   #32
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Thanks everone! I am glad you are enjoying the reviews and pictures. Doing the food report makes the trip last just that much longer.

goldielocksraj Luckily missing rope drop didn't affect us at all. It seemed that other people had better waiters around us, just the luck of the draw. I did notice that a lot of people were being trained everywhere, at the restaurants and in the parks.


rodeo65As I say I am not a coffee drinker but my husband is an aficionado and likes his coffee just so. He did think that the coffee at GF was not bad. How long of a drive was it it from where you live? We were surprised at the number of cars at WDW with Ontario plates.
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:31 PM   #33
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Teppan Edo

For lunch we had reservation at Teppan Edo for 12:40pm. DD who hardly ate any breakfast started complaining that she was hungry just after 11am so we got her a Mickey ice cream bar to tide her over until lunch. Epcot was very busy with the dance competitions that were happening on that weekend.
We had some time to kill until our Soarin FastPasses would be open, so we got in the line for Nemo the sign said 30 minutes, but by the time we finally got on the ride it was at least 45 minutes later.

By the time we got off the ride our Soarin’ window had been open a while and I wanted to ride it before lunch, because we did ride Soarin’ it made us late for our reservation at Teppan Edo.

I had hoped to walk leisurely over to Japan, but since we were late we rushed over in the midday heat ensuring I would be a sweaty mess by the time we got there. We were about 10 minutes late for our ADR by the time we got there and then had to wait another 10 minutes before we were seated at the back of the restaurant in a room with 2 grills.

For some reason I took no pictures at this meal. It was a meal that would have been easy to take a picture at, but no I forgot. The service was good, but our server was quite and the room was noisy so I had some trouble hearing her. Our chef was good, but you could tell that he did the same show 30 times a day. We had tempura to start. It came with apiece of chicken, shrimp, zucchini, and onion. The tempura was nice and light. DD ate our chicken and loved it. I like sweet potato tempura so I was disappointed there was none.

For our entrees I had chicken and shrimp, DH had steak and chicken and DD has the chicken. All meals came with rice, noodles, vegetables, and dipping sauces. The entrees were good and was flavourful. Overall it was a good meal, but something you could have at any Hibachi restaurant. DH was keen on trying this restaurant so I am glad he got a chance to do it, but I don’t think I would go back. I would be interested in trying Tokyo Dining. Epcot has so many interesting restaurants It have to be really wow to go back instead of trying something new.

Here are a few pictures from Epcot









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Old 05-11-2010, 03:46 PM   #34
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California Grill

We had eaten at the California Grill last September and enjoyed our meal, but it was not my favourite this time it was my number one. I originally had California booked later in the week but because we added the dessert party I moved it to different night and was happy to get a reservation just before 6PM. Last year I had hoped to get a window seat overlooking MK. I was disappointed when we walked pass all the window seats and were seated in a quiet room in the back. As it turned out the wine room was a wonderful place to sit. Very quite and peaceful compared to the rest of restaurant, and it has a beautiful view of Bay Lake. This time when we arrived to check in we requested to sit in the wine room and happily our request was granted.

Here are a couple pictures of the view.






I had a bottle of Evain and DH had San Pellegrino, and DD had apple juice to drink.

For starters I had so sushi. It was a crab roll with thinly sliced beef on the outside. I believe it was called Oscar roll. It was delicious I would highly recommend it.



DH had Crispy Asian Rock Shrimp Salad, it was also very good and he enjoyed it thoroughly.



DD didn’t like any of her picks for an appetizer and our waiter asked if she would like some fruit. I expected a plate with some strawberries and pineapple, but he brought out this which she devoured. It was also very cute.



For our entrees I had the Salmon with Spring Pea Risotto, I seemed to eat a lot of salmon and fish on this trip. This dish was divine, the salmon was cooked perfectly and risotto complimented the salmon.



DH had a pork dish. I believe it came with goat cheese polenta and beets in a wine reduction. It also was very tasty and he enjoyed it very much.



DD had the whole wheat cheese pizza that she enjoyed. It was fire grilled.



Both DH and I had a glass of wine that complemented the entrees nicely.

For dessert I had Bananas and Caramel. You will also notice that many of my deserts are some form of bananas and caramel a perfect combination in my opinion.



DH had Florida “Strawberry Shortcake, also very good. I was impressed with the liitle white chocolate cup that ice cream in it.



DD had the dessert sushi which she loved. It is very cute. It came with a marshmallow wasabi, I don’t think we had a chance to photograph it, rice crispy and gummy rolls, gummy fish, ginger which I believe was a taffy, and chocolate sauce to dip.



It was a fantastic meal. I absolutely recommend California Grill.

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Old 05-11-2010, 04:42 PM   #35
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Lovely photos! Can't wait to read the rest of your report.
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Old 05-11-2010, 05:52 PM   #36
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Hey! We were excited to see someone from Nova Scotia! Looks like you had a great trip! Look forward to read more!
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:13 PM   #37
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I'm totally in! Great Pictures and so far two of my favorite Signature Restaurants. I know what you mean that the Review sort of makes you feel like you are still on the trip!
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We had eaten at the California Grill last September and enjoyed our meal, but it was not my favourite this time it was my number one. I originally had California booked later in the week but because we added the dessert party I moved it to different night and was happy to get a reservation just before 6PM. Last year I had hoped to get a window seat overlooking MK. I was disappointed when we walked pass all the window seats and were seated in a quiet room in the back. As it turned out the wine room was a wonderful place to sit. Very quite and peaceful compared to the rest of restaurant, and it has a beautiful view of Bay Lake. This time when we arrived to check in we requested to sit in the wine room and happily our request was granted.

Here are a couple pictures of the view.






I had a bottle of Evain and DH had San Pellegrino, and DD had apple juice to drink.

For starters I had so sushi. It was a crab roll with thinly sliced beef on the outside. I believe it was called Oscar roll. It was delicious I would highly recommend it.



DH had Crispy Asian Rock Shrimp Salad, it was also very good and he enjoyed it thoroughly.



DD didn’t like any of her picks for an appetizer and our waiter asked if she would like some fruit. I expected a plate with some strawberries and pineapple, but he brought out this which she devoured. It was also very cute.



For our entrees I had the Salmon with Spring Pea Risotto, I seemed to eat a lot of salmon and fish on this trip. This dish was divine, the salmon was cooked perfectly and risotto complimented the salmon.



DH had a pork dish. I believe it came with goat cheese polenta and beets in a wine reduction. It also was very tasty and he enjoyed it very much.



DD had the whole wheat cheese pizza that she enjoyed. It was fire grilled.



Both DH and I had a glass of wine that complemented the entrees nicely.

For dessert I had Bananas and Caramel. You will also notice that many of my deserts are some form of bananas and caramel a perfect combination in my opinion.



DH had Florida “Strawberry Shortcake, also very good. I was impressed with the liitle white chocolate cup that ice cream in it.



DD had the dessert sushi which she loved. It is very cute. It came with a marshmallow wasabi, I don’t think we had a chance to photograph it, rice crispy and gummy rolls, gummy fish, ginger which I believe was a taffy, and chocolate sauce to dip.



It was a fantastic meal. I absolutely recommend California Grill.

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Absolutely loving your reviews and this one of California Grill is making me really excited for our ADR in August. I especially love the pics of the kid's pizza and dessert. I had to make all my ADRs around what I hoped my son would eat at certain places. I knew the pizza and sushi dessert would be what he'd try and I just showed him the pics and he is excited as well!
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I'm loving your reviews and your pictures are just phenomenal! I also appreciate that you're including photos of more than just the food. I loves me some food porn, but I also really enjoy looking at beautiful photos taken around the "world". Looking forward to more!
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Wonderful review and photos of CG

Your salmon dish looks really good and that is something I would have ordered myself

Glad you had such an enjoyable meal
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Great review of the CG, the strawberry shortcake looks so good.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:06 AM   #42
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Great reviews and photos! Thanks so much for sharing. Can't wait to hear about the rest!
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Great reviews! I am really looking forward to CG in August now! Can't wait for more!
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I am completely awestruck by your CG meal!!!! WOW!!! First of all, your photos are breathtaking The desserts are just exquisite! I've never seen anything so gorgeous! I can only hope and pray that banana dessert is there in 25 days for our anniversary dinner!!!! Also your DD sushi dessert is the cutest idea ever! Great reviews!!!
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Your photos are amazing! I have never considered the Flying Fish before. I think I will add it to my next trip after seeing your wonderful pictures.

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