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Old 02-21-2011, 06:40 PM   #46
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joining in and love your reviews. I can't believe Todd did not like his meal at VN (he loved it last time). I can't wait to read more....
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:48 PM   #48
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Where did I leave off? Oh yes, listening to Todd bellyache about his lousy lunch at VN and reminding me not to book it for our next trip...I was very quick to remind him that it was his decision to reserve it in the first place!

The crowds were getting nuts now, they could swallow us up so we spent alot of time in the gift shops and the shows etc...we were headed to the French Impressionist show and I was telling DH how much I liked it when I saw it solo and it was in need of an update when I hear this "HEY NIC"

I look back and he is no where to be seen but I can hear him

TODD: Hey Nic, whats this?

I start to walk to where he is pointing and say

ME: Ha ha funny man, you know what that is

TODD: There is a long line, is it a new ride? (Picture a gleam in his him and a grin on his face)

ME: Yeah its a ride and I guess you want to go on it right?

The "ride" he is speaking of is one to his stomach...he is speaking about the French Bakery! He gives me a kiss and says lets go...and off we went to feed the never ending pit I live with every day. Cant stay too mad at him as this is a Dis picture opportunity!

Have you ever been to this place and pick the wrong line? I mean the food is the same on both sides but the people that are in front of you hem and haw about what to get? We had this huge family in front of us and they didnt know what anything was and they changed their mind a million times..which gave my DH plenty of time to do the same The menu board behind the counters do not match what is in the cases and the family was trying to order items off that menu and the CM's kept telling them they could only have what is in the cases....I think it would be wise to take the menus down





























Out of all the choices Todd said he was going to get he suprised me by going with his old standby, the eclair. He enjoyed it, I dont like stuff like that so more power to him



Spending all that time in line made me want to get something and I went out of my norm and had the beignet. This is not your normal beignet....this is a gross nasty donut that has 2 raspberries in it and gave me heartburn from one bite...Todd didnt believe me so he tried it and said it was pretty bad. I knew I should have picked the strawberry tart!





As we left France we were mobbed by people, between the topiaries, Marie the Cat and Aurora all within the same area we could not get out...we could not get to the bridge...it was insanity

Finally we were outta there and made it to the boat. Time for a rest at the resort before going to dinner.

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Saturday was jamming at Epcot...people were packed like sardines and the wait times were outrageous. We ran to the countries for safety but it was insane there too!

As if the boy didnt get enough to eat for breakfast and let us not forget the pretzel at 9:20 am...he had to get another stinking egg roll!



Well if you are going to do that then I am going to have a Peach Snap at 11am and I dont care what you say about it! He was not going for that so he had a plain Peach Oolong Ice Tea



Also in China at the Joy of Tea stand they have pork buns and little pastries with spicy chicken in them



Thankfully that held the boy over until lunch...this was his pick, REMEMBER, very important to remember that Todd picked lunch ok....I will touch on this later.

Over to Via Napoli, the love of my love's life this past November...as you recall we ate there not once, not twice but THREE times!! Of course he had to have it...he drove me nuts asking me to make sure we were eating there.

So yeah, remember that

We checked in and were seated right away...the place was slamming and there was a huge line out the door. An adorable waiter came over to take our order. We both had Acqua Panna



I was surprised when they brought us bread and olive oil since we didnt get that on any of our visits last year. The oil was excellent, the bread was hard and dried out





New menu too...you can add your own toppings...or maybe that was on it and I forgot











This is where DH has a brain fart and forgets things

TODD: I am going to get the Arancini

ME: You dont like that...lets not repeat MK ok?

TODD: No I really liked that the last time

ME: No you liked the ones from Citicos not here

TODD: You cannot possible remember

ME: Wanna bet? I dont Dis for nuttin pal

But the goof orders it anyways and is shocked when he doesnt like it. Not the sauce, not the stickiness of the filling, not the flavor...nothing. They were terrible....



ME: Whats the matter? Mad cuz I'm right or mad cuz you didnt listen?

TODD: Yeah yeah I know, Nicki Know It All, right again

ME: Helps if you remember that the next time pal, save us all alot of time and trouble

Ah men...the joys of marriage LOL

I wasnt that hungry so I had the salad for two which as I remembered was enough for one (at least I pay attention when I speak) and that was a great salad, full of mixed greens and peppers with a nice spicy red wine vinegar dressing. I was not in danger of DH eating it as he calls that type of salad grass LOL



He opted for a mushroom pizza...but wait, where are the mushrooms I paid $2 for???



He was picking at it and he ate it but he didnt look too happy. I asked if he didnt like the mushrooms and he said the pizza was completely different, last time there was a ton of sauce and tons of cheese and this time not so much....ok so THAT you remember but the fact that you didnt like the rice balls slipped your mind? I finished off the half piece he left behind and I thought it was fine.

As we were leaving he told me that he wasnt so thrilled with VN this trip and to skip it next time. I am gonna add it in though because you just never know with that man of mine!

Okay, do we or don't we? You know that I put Via Napoli at the very top of my list as our must do for September because of your rave reviews in November. Now, Todd's not liking what he had and I don't know what to do. Now, don't forget....me and pizza...not a good combo these days. What do you say?
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Where did I leave off? Oh yes, listening to Todd bellyache about his lousy lunch at VN and reminding me not to book it for our next trip...I was very quick to remind him that it was his decision to reserve it in the first place!

The crowds were getting nuts now, they could swallow us up so we spent alot of time in the gift shops and the shows etc...we were headed to the French Impressionist show and I was telling DH how much I liked it when I saw it solo and it was in need of an update when I hear this "HEY NIC"

I look back and he is no where to be seen but I can hear him

TODD: Hey Nic, whats this?

I start to walk to where he is pointing and say

ME: Ha ha funny man, you know what that is

TODD: There is a long line, is it a new ride? (Picture a gleam in his him and a grin on his face)

ME: Yeah its a ride and I guess you want to go on it right?

The "ride" he is speaking of is one to his stomach...he is speaking about the French Bakery! He gives me a kiss and says lets go...and off we went to feed the never ending pit I live with every day. Cant stay too mad at him as this is a Dis picture opportunity!

Have you ever been to this place and pick the wrong line? I mean the food is the same on both sides but the people that are in front of you hem and haw about what to get? We had this huge family in front of us and they didnt know what anything was and they changed their mind a million times..which gave my DH plenty of time to do the same The menu board behind the counters do not match what is in the cases and the family was trying to order items off that menu and the CM's kept telling them they could only have what is in the cases....I think it would be wise to take the menus down





























Out of all the choices Todd said he was going to get he suprised me by going with his old standby, the eclair. He enjoyed it, I dont like stuff like that so more power to him



Spending all that time in line made me want to get something and I went out of my norm and had the beignet. This is not your normal beignet....this is a gross nasty donut that has 2 raspberries in it and gave me heartburn from one bite...Todd didnt believe me so he tried it and said it was pretty bad. I knew I should have picked the strawberry tart!





As we left France we were mobbed by people, between the topiaries, Marie the Cat and Aurora all within the same area we could not get out...we could not get to the bridge...it was insanity

Finally we were outta there and made it to the boat. Time for a rest at the resort before going to dinner.

See, not only are we long lost sisters, but I think Todd and Mark are long lost brothers. He orders the eclair every time too. Not a fan at all. But that chocolate cake in the case looks awfully yummy.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:00 PM   #51
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After a nap and some relaxation it was time for dinner. At first I had booked the Cape May Clambake on Fri night but switched our plans when I read there was fried shrimp on Saturday nights...I was so shocked to see that I could swap the YM and CMCB just 2 days before we arrived. DH was thrilled as we both love fried shrimp!

We arrived right on time and were seated right away except they wanted to seat us in that little room off the entrance and DH wasnt having it so they said no problem and sat the King of Crab in front of the buffet. We had the same waitress as we did in Nov 2010, Anne Marie, and she remembered us and gave us the best service ever! At one point I was lifting my plate to put on the end of the table and she came around behind me and took it right out of my hands...now that is service!

To start we had a Magical Star cocktail for me (I had another one without ice later since the first one was all ice) and a Pina Colada for DH





Now let me tell you that the place was a mob scene, not all the tables were full but the buffet was just loaded with hoards of people...total nightmare. At many times the entire buffet seemed to be out of all the foods with the exception on crab legs, they never ever ran out of crab legs. Since it was so busy, since they were out of food alot and since the food was exactly the same I will be posting pics from our Nov trip...hope that is ok with you guys.

This is one of many plates of crab that DH devoured that night, this is a pic from this trip



Little neck clams for DH, first plate of many..he said they were much larger than the Nov 2010 ones but a bit sandy and gritty. He also picked up some fried shrimp and they were HORRID The amonia taste was overwhelming and after one bite we each spit it out....ok no problem maybe we will try another batch when they bring out more. Well they did bring out more, pipping hot and fresh and the taste was soooo bad, just total amonia smell. Anne Marie came by as I was pushing the plate away and told me she would notify the chef. He never came by and the shrimp was never taken off the buffet. It is such a shame because they looked so good.



Both sides had crab and clams, one side more seafood and the other more regular foods



Snow crab legs, we ate a ton because they kept putting our fresh ones and the people that were dining there seemed to concentrate on the crab as well. The meat was sweet and tender, hot and juicy and when you snapped the leg the meat came out in one huge long piece, no sticking to the shell or shredding into pieces.



The littlenecks on the left The boiled potatoes were perfect and not soggy or mushy



Mashed potatoes (this trip they didnt have the basil pesto on them and the gravy was still there)



The ribs were fantastic, very tangy and sweet and all meat, not one bit of fat on them. I had alot..I wont deny it but we had to fight to get them because the people would load up one plate with nothing but ribs and by the time you got to them the dish was empty



The cabbage dish on the left (we skipped it) and the roasted chicken on the right.



Beef tips on the left, heavy flavor of onions and peppers. The meat was tender but the flavor was too strong for more than a bite. The pasta on the right was excellent and cooked al dente, the sauce was tasty and cheesy



Carrots and string beans from the kids table, very good



Kids pizza, we skipped it



Chicken nuggets from kids table, they were all white meat and very tasty



Mac & Cheese from kids table. I know it is orange but it really was white and very creamy and tasty, Todd loved it and he isnt a mac/cheese kinda guy



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Sunflower seed rolls - skipped it



Corn bread on the left that were outstanding and soft yeasty heavenly rolls on the right...we ate sooo much of both of these



Sliced beef



Sliced pork



Clam chowder and this trip they had Navy Bean, looked like Campbells Soup



Fried cod pieces on the left *they didnt have this on Sat night, they had the fried shrimp instead. Tortellini in a lobster cream sauce, too fishy tasting



Mushy corn on the cob (so said the King) and steamed talapia (skipped this)



Seafood pot pie and mussels (we skipped these)



Fruit



Salad fixings





Cape May Salad with walnuts, bleu cheese and cranberries...I love this!



Caesar salad



Homemade croutons....these ROCK!



Shrimp cocktail and chicken pasta salad



Cole slaw, mixed marinated olives (Todd loved them), tomato cucumber and onion salad (he loved this too)



More salads, orzo and a cous cous



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Onto desserts!





Flan, we skipped it



Chocolate chip cookies (awesome!) and brownies



Vanilla cupcake (greasy), sugar cookies, oatmeal cookies and peanut butter chocolate chip Blondies (INCREDIBLE!)



Oreo Bon Bons...to die for! Raspberry cheesecake



Flan and key lime tarts



Todd's dessert plate



When we left here we were very full so we walked back to the Dolphin...neither of us could believe that we were leaving the next day but we still have one more day to review and it is a very special day so stay tuned!

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joining in and love your reviews. I can't believe Todd did not like his meal at VN (he loved it last time). I can't wait to read more....
You and me both...he loved it so much on our last trip and honestly I didnt think the pizza was that different but he considers himself to be a conniseur on the subject

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Okay, do we or don't we? You know that I put Via Napoli at the very top of my list as our must do for September because of your rave reviews in November. Now, Todd's not liking what he had and I don't know what to do. Now, don't forget....me and pizza...not a good combo these days. What do you say?
I say do because it is very good, I love the pasta, the pizza and the salad....maybe Todd just had an off time because he had those icky little arancini! Most people were eating spaghetti and meatballs and we had those in Nov and loved it!

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See, not only are we long lost sisters, but I think Todd and Mark are long lost brothers. He orders the eclair every time too. Not a fan at all. But that chocolate cake in the case looks awfully yummy.
Yes they def are! I will touch on that cake a bit later.....
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Sunday morning was our last day but I was really looking forward to it as we finally get to meet Karin and Tom (dizneeat) after 3 years of emailing and chatting and becoming great friends and Tina, Mark and their son Max (tinacaplan) who I have been chatting with for a year. We were all going to a very early breakfast at Cape May Cafe!

We were up at 6am and had to walk in the cold weather, hey 55 to us Floridians is COLD! We were dressed for the walk but didnt expect the resort and the restaurant to have the heat on so we were warm really fast! Too warm in fact!

I think we were a bit early so we sat and waited in the benches to the left of the check in desk .....in about a minute or two for some reason I turn my head to the desk at the same time Tina does and she is waving and then I am waving and then we are hugging and she forgets all about checking us in for breakfast

I swear it was like I have known her my entire life! Then Mark and Max came over and Karin and Tom came in and all of us were hugging and laughing and having a grand old time!

We were seated in the back of the restaurant at a nice round table so we could all see each other and visit. Max is adorable and all he wanted was his watermelon and to see the characters! Smart boy!

None of us were worried about eating, we just wanted to gab away! I dont think any of us ate much at all, some fruit and a little breakfast but we still sat there for 90 minutes!

It was Mark's birthday so they sang to him and he received a chocolate cupcake that Max had his eye on.

I will admit, NONE of us took pics of food although I think Tom might have snuck up at the buffet to get some, he is a great photographer and has the most amazing camera that Karin joked was for Disney only

We all exchanged gifts, Karin and Tom made the most amazing DVD for us on Austria and Tina made us scarfs with DIS names on them....LOVED IT! I gave them all Disney snack bags because according to my hubby you need that kind of stuff when you are relaxing at the resort

As we were leaving I promised I would send them pictures of the buffet from November since it was the exact same food

Little Max said he had a great time, you should have seen him with the characters, it was adorable! Tom was great at taking pics, I am sure you will see them on their dining review and trip review.

As we were all walking outside to leave Max helped us pick a place for pictures, he held my hand and we walked around until he decided to take them in front of the butterfly shrubbery.

Here are a few Todd took for me...he forgot all about it until the last minute but I know Tom took tons and on his camera he has one with all 7 of us.

Karin, Tina and Myself



Tom, Todd, Max and Mark



We all hugged and laughed and kissed goodbye, well the guys shook hands and we were all off to Epcot but at different times...we had to go back to the room to check out, Karin and Tom had to check into their rooms and Tina and her family were ready to hit the parks!

It was such a wonderful time, both of us were so glad to meet everyone! The best people are Disers!

My next post will be the food from Cape May from Nov 2010

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CEREALS AND BANANAS



EVERYTHING BAGELS, BUTTER AND CREAM CHEESE



BREAD SELECTIONS



PLAIN BAGELS, LOX AND ALL THE FIXINGS



STRAWBERRIES, PLAIN YOGURT AND THEY HAD STRAWBERRY YOGURT TOO



HARD BOILED EGGS AND TOPPINGS FOR YOGURT/OATMEAL/GRITS



COTTAGE CHEESE AND TOPPINGS FOR YOGURT



ORANGES, GRAPEFRUITS, APPLE SAUCE ETC



FRUIT







MICKEY WAFFLES



DANISHES AND PASTRIES



CHOCOLATE CROISSANTS AND CINNAMON BUNS



CROISSANTS AND LEMONPOPPY SEED BREAD



MINI MUFFINS AND CORN BREAD



BISCUITS AND GRAVY, BREAKFAST PIZZA



BREAD PUDDING, ASPARAGUS



POTATOES, BACON AND SAUSAGE



VEGGIE EGG BAKE AND SCAMBLED EGGS



OATMEAL AND GRITS

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CEREALS AND BANANAS



EVERYTHING BAGELS, BUTTER AND CREAM CHEESE



BREAD SELECTIONS



PLAIN BAGELS, LOX AND ALL THE FIXINGS



STRAWBERRIES, PLAIN YOGURT AND THEY HAD STRAWBERRY YOGURT TOO



HARD BOILED EGGS AND TOPPINGS FOR YOGURT/OATMEAL/GRITS



COTTAGE CHEESE AND TOPPINGS FOR YOGURT



ORANGES, GRAPEFRUITS, APPLE SAUCE ETC



FRUIT







MICKEY WAFFLES



DANISHES AND PASTRIES



CHOCOLATE CROISSANTS AND CINNAMON BUNS



CROISSANTS AND LEMONPOPPY SEED BREAD



MINI MUFFINS AND CORN BREAD



BISCUITS AND GRAVY, BREAKFAST PIZZA



BREAD PUDDING, ASPARAGUS



POTATOES, BACON AND SAUSAGE



VEGGIE EGG BAKE AND SCAMBLED EGGS



OATMEAL AND GRITS



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just reading along here well I read all of your dining reports!! I am scared though after the dinner at Cape May! We ate there last April and it was a Calamari night, my DH and DS 12 love that stuff but me NO WAY I booked this April's trip to Cape May on a Fried Shrimp night what was wrong with it???? OK so now I need a new ADR for our Epcot night.
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Sunday morning was our last day but I was really looking forward to it as we finally get to meet Karin and Tom (dizneeat) after 3 years of emailing and chatting and becoming great friends and Tina, Mark and their son Max (tinacaplan) who I have been chatting with for a year. We were all going to a very early breakfast at Cape May Cafe!

Karin, Tina and Myself



Tom, Todd, Max and Mark



We all hugged and laughed and kissed goodbye, well the guys shook hands and we were all off to Epcot but at different times...we had to go back to the room to check out, Karin and Tom had to check into their rooms and Tina and her family were ready to hit the parks!

It was such a wonderful time, both of us were so glad to meet everyone! The best people are Disers!

My next post will be the food from Cape May from Nov 2010

Nicki, great photos. EVEN though you WOKE me up on Sunday a.m., I am so glad that you called so that I could talk to Karin and Tina. Unfortunately, unless I fly solo, I'll never get there in February becasue that is when Mark has a show and then heads to Vegas, so it was great finally being able to "meet" Karin and Tina by phone after all the chatter on the DIS.
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