Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Global Neighbours > Other Lands > Australia
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-10-2010, 05:29 PM   #1
Ms. Shuttergirl
DIS Veteran
 
Ms. Shuttergirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,041

Food & Wine Festival

Now don't laugh, but DH and I are so excited about the Eat to the Beat Concerts that are on while we are there.

We get to see Taylor Dayne, Kool & the Gang and Sugar Ray. How exciting. Live music is one of our favourite things in the whole world and exposing our children to more live performances will really make this a trip highlight.

Bummer that we are missing Howard Jones, Rick Springfield and Boys to Men but we'll be happy with who we got.

And I've been reading some trip reports about the food and wine festival, my husband and I are going to be in foodie heaven. We love food, especially all different types and the spicier the better so we are setting aside a budget so we can do an around the world tasting, oh and it would be rude not to try their matching beverages right .

We didn't book the trip for the festival but now we are so excited to be a part of it.

Anyone else going to be there for the Festival?
__________________


Oct 2009 Disneyland - stayed at Disneyland Hotel
Sept/Oct 2010 WDW - split stay Wilderness Lodge/POP Century - Trip Report http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2559987

PTR Christmas 2012 - http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2979947
TR WDW/US/Canada Christmas trip 2012 - http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3030550
Ms. Shuttergirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2010, 06:07 PM   #2
PrincessInOz
in
Catch you at the other end
 
PrincessInOz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 93,254

I'm trying not to laugh!

I'm more interested in the FOOD....I can leave the alcoholic drinks. So, all of you Aussies going in September, please provide an update on the BEST things to eat at the F&W. I'm not planning on booking in to any of the special events; just tasting my way around the world.
__________________

Disneyland - Dec 1986, May 1990, Dec 1997, Aug 2003, Jun 2005, Jul 2007 TR, Nov 2008, The Mad Dash (Jan 2011, Nov 2012) Oct 14 PTR
Walt Disney World - Jun 2005, May 2010 (POR, BCV) PTR || TR, Oct 2010 (CSR) PTR || TR, Oct 2013 Anyone Game? PTR || TR in progress
Hong Kong Disneyland - Mar/Apr 2012 TR
PrincessInOz is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 07-10-2010, 06:12 PM   #3
Simba's Mom
everything went to "H*** in a handbasket
Keep me off the high horses!
Suffers from theme park dyslexia
 
Simba's Mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Harlingen, TX, USA
Posts: 25,145

I LOVE the Eat to the Beat Concerts. I can't wait to "Celebrate" with Kool and the Gang this year. And last year it was so much fun to sing "We Are Family. Disney is the Place to Be" along with Sister Sledge.
I also like trying all the new food, but where we differ is that I don't like spicy food.
__________________
Simba's Mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2010, 08:11 PM   #4
Ms. Shuttergirl
DIS Veteran
 
Ms. Shuttergirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,041

Pictures of the American Gardens Theatre for Concerts

Someone on the Dis just shared this link with me that shows images of what the American Gardens Theatre looks like which is a great help for me, since I'm such a visual chick.

There are apparently 3 shows and the hours for the concerts are 5:15pm,6:30 and 7:45pm. Apparently the first show is usually the most crowded and if it's a popular group locals will be standing in line hours before the first show.

Somehow I think I'll be safe with Taylor Dayne, Kool & the Gang and Sugar Ray . Doubt the lines will be too long and that suits me fine.

Do you think Taylor will let me get a picture together with her
__________________


Oct 2009 Disneyland - stayed at Disneyland Hotel
Sept/Oct 2010 WDW - split stay Wilderness Lodge/POP Century - Trip Report http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2559987

PTR Christmas 2012 - http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2979947
TR WDW/US/Canada Christmas trip 2012 - http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3030550
Ms. Shuttergirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2010, 07:29 AM   #5
fakasry
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1

yeah ! it is sounds very good!
fakasry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2010, 06:51 PM   #6
Ms. Shuttergirl
DIS Veteran
 
Ms. Shuttergirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,041

Over in the WDW Theme parks thread people are talking about the Food & Wine Festival and people drinking too much. The discussions are getting quite heated on both sides.

If only they knew how many Aussies were rocking up this year to enjoy the Food & Wine Festival, then they'd really have something to be nervous about
__________________


Oct 2009 Disneyland - stayed at Disneyland Hotel
Sept/Oct 2010 WDW - split stay Wilderness Lodge/POP Century - Trip Report http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2559987

PTR Christmas 2012 - http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2979947
TR WDW/US/Canada Christmas trip 2012 - http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3030550
Ms. Shuttergirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2010, 08:09 PM   #7
aussiegirls
DIS Veteran
 
aussiegirls's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 831

Oh dear God, if only those Yankees knew what Aussies with a few too many drinks in them were like.....



xxx
__________________
aussiegirls is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2010, 12:48 AM   #8
aussietravellers
who LOVE disney holidays!
 
aussietravellers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Australia or Austria... they are the same place aren't they?
Posts: 3,689

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ms. Shuttergirl View Post
If only they knew how many Aussies were rocking up this year to enjoy the Food & Wine Festival, then they'd really have something to be nervous about
Quote:
Originally Posted by aussiegirls View Post
Oh dear God, if only those Yankees knew what Aussies with a few too many drinks in them were like.....



xxx
__________________
1975 - 1990 - Many Trips - Disneyland California - Disneyland Hotel
1995 - Walt Disney World - Yacht Club Resort
2004 - Disneyland California - Grand Californian
2008 - Walt Disney World - Animal Kingdom Lodge & Disneyland Paris - Hotel New York
2009 - Disneyland California - Grand Californian
2010 - Walt Disney World - Animal Kingdom Lodge + Beach Club + Yacht Club Resorts My 2010 Trip to NY and WDW Trip Report
2013 - We lived at Disneyland for 4 months! - Residence Inn Garden Grove, Grand Californian & Disneyland Hotel
aussietravellers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2010, 12:51 AM   #9
aussietravellers
who LOVE disney holidays!
 
aussietravellers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Australia or Austria... they are the same place aren't they?
Posts: 3,689

There is an Australian food stall at the F&W festival too. Lamingtons are on the dessert menu. Hope they are good, I think I will be trying one as I love lamingtons

I can't remember what else was on the menu. There was a barramundi meal. I do like to eat other food when overseas, I'm not one that seeks out my native food as thats half the fun of travelling is experiencing other countries foods. But in this case I will be visiting the Aussie food stand to see what it's like
__________________
1975 - 1990 - Many Trips - Disneyland California - Disneyland Hotel
1995 - Walt Disney World - Yacht Club Resort
2004 - Disneyland California - Grand Californian
2008 - Walt Disney World - Animal Kingdom Lodge & Disneyland Paris - Hotel New York
2009 - Disneyland California - Grand Californian
2010 - Walt Disney World - Animal Kingdom Lodge + Beach Club + Yacht Club Resorts My 2010 Trip to NY and WDW Trip Report
2013 - We lived at Disneyland for 4 months! - Residence Inn Garden Grove, Grand Californian & Disneyland Hotel
aussietravellers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2010, 03:48 AM   #10
queenie82
Queen of the 5 Castles
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Syd-o-ney (not the country town Canberra)
Posts: 5,327

Quote:
Originally Posted by aussietravellers View Post
There is an Australian food stall at the F&W festival too. Lamingtons are on the dessert menu. Hope they are good, I think I will be trying one as I love lamingtons

I can't remember what else was on the menu. There was a barramundi meal. I do like to eat other food when overseas, I'm not one that seeks out my native food as thats half the fun of travelling is experiencing other countries foods. But in this case I will be visiting the Aussie food stand to see what it's like
I'd LOVE to hear what an Aussie thinks of what they have.
So could you please try a Lamington for me. I know it would be forcing it on you but I would be ever so grateful

They have had Lamb on the menu for a few years now

I'm a bit like you. I don't do exotic. I love Italian food in Italy and French food in France...but only the 'normal' food like Pizza and pasta and creme brulee and profiteroles!

queenie82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2010, 04:26 AM   #11
aussietravellers
who LOVE disney holidays!
 
aussietravellers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Australia or Austria... they are the same place aren't they?
Posts: 3,689

Quote:
Originally Posted by queenie82 View Post
I'd LOVE to hear what an Aussie thinks of what they have.
So could you please try a Lamington for me. I know it would be forcing it on you but I would be ever so grateful

They have had Lamb on the menu for a few years now

I'm a bit like you. I don't do exotic. I love Italian food in Italy and French food in France...but only the 'normal' food like Pizza and pasta and creme brulee and profiteroles!

Ah yes, thats another thing off the menu at the Aussie stall, a Lamb dish

I will most certainly try a lamington for you Queenie, I will photograph the experience for you and give you the full update. I don't expect it to be a fabulous lamington but hopefully I will be surprised
__________________
1975 - 1990 - Many Trips - Disneyland California - Disneyland Hotel
1995 - Walt Disney World - Yacht Club Resort
2004 - Disneyland California - Grand Californian
2008 - Walt Disney World - Animal Kingdom Lodge & Disneyland Paris - Hotel New York
2009 - Disneyland California - Grand Californian
2010 - Walt Disney World - Animal Kingdom Lodge + Beach Club + Yacht Club Resorts My 2010 Trip to NY and WDW Trip Report
2013 - We lived at Disneyland for 4 months! - Residence Inn Garden Grove, Grand Californian & Disneyland Hotel
aussietravellers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2010, 04:59 AM   #12
PrincessInOz
in
Catch you at the other end
 
PrincessInOz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 93,254

Quote:
Originally Posted by aussietravellers View Post
Ah yes, thats another thing off the menu at the Aussie stall, a Lamb dish

I will most certainly try a lamington for you Queenie, I will photograph the experience for you and give you the full update. I don't expect it to be a fabulous lamington but hopefully I will be surprised
And I'd be most interested read your update, with pictures too. I love lamingtons but wasn't sure how good the one at the Aussie stall was going to be...
__________________

Disneyland - Dec 1986, May 1990, Dec 1997, Aug 2003, Jun 2005, Jul 2007 TR, Nov 2008, The Mad Dash (Jan 2011, Nov 2012) Oct 14 PTR
Walt Disney World - Jun 2005, May 2010 (POR, BCV) PTR || TR, Oct 2010 (CSR) PTR || TR, Oct 2013 Anyone Game? PTR || TR in progress
Hong Kong Disneyland - Mar/Apr 2012 TR
PrincessInOz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2010, 05:16 AM   #13
Ms. Shuttergirl
DIS Veteran
 
Ms. Shuttergirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,041

I could take or leave the lamington to be honest but I'll take one for the team .

This is what the menu is for F&W:-


Australia, Introduced: 1997

* Seared Barramundi with Blistered Cherry Tomatoes,Arugula, and Lemon Oil
* Grilled Lamb Chop with Roasted Potato Salad and Red Wine Reduction
* Lamington (sponge cake dipped in chocolate)
* Rosemount Traminer Riesling
* Marquis Philips, Shiraz
* Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet
* Nugan Estate Riverina Chardonnay



New Zealand, Introduced: 1997

* Seared Sea Scallop with Vegetable Slaw and Lemon Oil
* Lamb Slider with Tomato Chutney
* Villa Maria Private Bin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
* Villa Maria Private Bin Hawkes Bay Merlot/ Cabernet Sauvignon
* Villa Maria Private Bin "Unoaked" Hawkes Bay Chardonnay
* Villa Maria Private Bin Marlborough Pinot Noir
__________________


Oct 2009 Disneyland - stayed at Disneyland Hotel
Sept/Oct 2010 WDW - split stay Wilderness Lodge/POP Century - Trip Report http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2559987

PTR Christmas 2012 - http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2979947
TR WDW/US/Canada Christmas trip 2012 - http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3030550
Ms. Shuttergirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2010, 09:57 AM   #14
shushh
DIS Veteran
 
shushh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 2,259

Lamington? Really?!?!?
__________________
April 2010 Mediterranean Cruise Disney Magic TR
Dec 2010 WDW, NY, Washington DC TR
Jan 2011 Panama Canal Cruise Disney Wonder TR
May 2011 Hong Kong Disneyland TR
Sep 2011 Salt Lake City, Disneyland TR
Dec 2012 France, Disneyland Paris, Italy, Cruise to the Holy Land
May 2013 Tokyo Disney Sea TR
Dec 2013 WDW, Caribbean Cruise Disney Fantasy, Caribbean Cruise Allure of the Seas, Disneyland
Jun 2015 Disney Wonder Alaskan Cruise
shushh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2010, 09:24 PM   #15
heidispidi
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Sydney
Posts: 472

Mmm...now I want lamb for dinner! With a lamington chaser LOL. I'd love to see photos too, of what the Aussie area looks like. I'd love to attend some time, as I love food and wine!
__________________
I'm back, and so excited to have BOOKED our next trip

heidispidi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:54 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.