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Old 07-28-2012, 09:49 AM   #136
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I've never seen photos inside Y&Y - thanks for sharing those as well as the lovely photo of you posing with the Hindi statuette thingie. We'll be trying Y&Y in a few weeks so any dining reviews for this place peaks my interest! I have to say that the food really does look good. Yummmmm.....


Cookie swirl ice-cream!! I love chunks of cookie dough so it sounds like this just has it more incorporated into the ice-cream not lumps. Ok, now that I write that it is obvious that "swirl" and "chunk" have totally different meanings! Duh! Anyway, the sundae looks delicious and we can always count on you to keep us updated on the wonderful treats at Plaza Ice-Cream.
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:05 PM   #137
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Plaza Ice Cream Parlour – July 10th


After we had eaten at Yak and Yeti, Animal Kingdom closed for the evening. We then hopped on a bus to the TTC and took the monorail over to the Magic Kingdom. We went on a few attractions, saw part of the fireworks, and then went to Main Street to watch the Main Street Electrical Parade at 11:00. By this time we were no longer stuffed full of food; that means it’s time for dessert!

The "Plaza" Ice Cream Sundae – Cookie Swirl Ice Cream with Hot Fudge, whipped cream and a cherry served in a freshly made waffle bowl



Yes, that’s right – cookie swirl ice cream. This is the featured flavor at The Plaza, so I just had to try it. It is very similar to cookie dough, but instead of chunks of dough it is literally swirled throughout. I am a huge fan of this ice cream… what a delicious ending to the day!

This looks divine. I bet it was torture to eat Also, thanks for the Y & Y review. Looking forward to reading more.
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:23 PM   #138
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Let me just tell you what I tell most people when I see them talking about the CHH Lobster Roll, if you ever have a chance to come to New England and try a real lobster roll...please do. Please don't let that be your only lobster roll experience because that is not a good representation of what we have here. First, that has way too much mayo and the lobster in that, you almost can't see it. Lobster rolls should have huge chunks of lobster.

Here is a photo of one from the place right near my office. (It's not even 9am and my mouth is watering.)


Now doesn't that look yummy?
I havento know Kelleigh where did you get this lobster roll? I also live near Gillette and need to get one.
Sorry form highjacking your Report Princess Betty I am loving your report but I just can't get this lobster roll out of my mind
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:04 AM   #139
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I havento know Kelleigh where did you get this lobster roll? I also live near Gillette and need to get one.
Sorry form highjacking your Report Princess Betty I am loving your report but I just can't get this lobster roll out of my mind
I work in Boston. This one is from James Hook Lobster Co. Yesterday I was down at my parents and stopped at Kool Kone in Wareham for one. I also stopped at Market Basket in Raynham to pick up some lobster which was $3.99/lb. Haven't seen that price since I was a kid.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:10 AM   #140
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Mmm, that sundae looks delicious
It was quite lovely! I seem to eat a lot of ice cream, now that I think about it.

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I've never seen photos inside Y&Y - thanks for sharing those as well as the lovely photo of you posing with the Hindi statuette thingie. We'll be trying Y&Y in a few weeks so any dining reviews for this place peaks my interest! I have to say that the food really does look good. Yummmmm.....


Cookie swirl ice-cream!! I love chunks of cookie dough so it sounds like this just has it more incorporated into the ice-cream not lumps. Ok, now that I write that it is obvious that "swirl" and "chunk" have totally different meanings! Duh! Anyway, the sundae looks delicious and we can always count on you to keep us updated on the wonderful treats at Plaza Ice-Cream.
Aw, thanks! I'm sure you will really enjoy Yak and Yeti. I need to go back and try those fried wontons sometime! Too funny about the ice cream It seems that I'm always at the Plaza to try their delicous ice cream - it has become a bit of a habit

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This looks divine. I bet it was torture to eat Also, thanks for the Y & Y review. Looking forward to reading more.
Oh you know it! I had to force that sundae down my throat

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I havento know Kelleigh where did you get this lobster roll? I also live near Gillette and need to get one.
Sorry form highjacking your Report Princess Betsy I am loving your report but I just can't get this lobster roll out of my mind
No worries! That lobster roll looks amazing I must say. Glad you are enjoying the report!
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:16 AM   #141
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Restaurant Marrakesh – July 11th


One of my roommates has a friend from work who is French Moroccan and speaks fluent French and Arabic. It was only fitting that we have a meal in Morocco. There were 6 of us that went: me, three roommates, and two friends from my roommate’s work. Unfortunately, as soon as we arrived in Epcot it started to pour. Being CP’s we don’t like to spend our money on unnecessary items, so we walked to Morocco in the rain without ponchos. We got there right on time; we were a little wet, but were absolutely starving!

My apologies for some of the poor photos. My camera decided to die on me, so I had to take pics with my iPhone.















The restaurant itself is very pretty and when we got there, very empty. Restaurant Marrakesh isn’t one of the more popular restaurants, so you don’t really even need a lunch reservation most of the time.

Also during our meal we were even lucky enough to catch one of the Belly Dancers:

I don’t even want to know how someone can move like that.

While we were waiting to be seated, we noticed this sign:


Chef's Lunch Special
Appetizer: Seasoned Beef Rolls served with tomato and cucumber salad
Entree: Chicken Kebobs served with Rice mixed with vegetables
Dessert: Baklava

This was a great deal, so four of us ended up getting this.

We were started out with some Moroccan Bread:

Yum! This was basically sourdough bread with a crusty outside and soft inside. And it goes very well with the packets of butter. Paula Deen would have been very proud of me… just saying.

Soon after, our appetizers arrived. Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Beef Brewat Rolls:

The beef rolls are baked layers of thin pastry filled with seasoned minced beef, fried and sprinkled with cinnamon and powdered sugar. This was absolutely delicious. The dressing on the salad was a Caesar type dressing; very creamy and thick. And the beef roll… oh good lord, this was amazing. It is kind of like a sweet egg roll with a beef filling and cinnamon on top. You wouldn’t think it, but it is one heck of a combination. I could eat those little beauties all day long.

Next up was our entrée.



Chicken Kebabs - grilled brochettes of chicken breast marinated in Moroccan herbs and spices. I always love to make kebabs at home and these did not disappoint. The chicken was cooked perfectly and very tender. The sauce was very good, although I’m not sure how to describe it. It was very flavorful and not at all spicy. The rice was also good, except for the peas… bleh.

Here are the other entrees that were ordered:

Mogador Fish Tagine - marinated fish with olives, lemon confit, potatoes, green peppers, and chermula sauce


Sultan's Sampler - grilled brochette of beef served with a Beef Brewat Roll and Chicken Bastilla served with vegetable couscous

I didn’t try either of these, but both were declared delicious. I can tell you that all of our plates were basically licked clean.

Since dessert was coming up, a couple girls ordered Moroccan Coffee:

This was very strong! I don’t like coffee, but I tried a sip. Probably not the best judge on that one.

Baklava




The glop of goo is an orange date sauce of some kind. It was pretty nasty and rather unnecessary if you ask me . These pastries shine on their own and are perfectly delicious. I just wish they were a tad bigger – don’t judge now.

Our server was also kind enough to bring us this, free of charge:

Bastilla - crispy leaves of pastry topped with vanilla cream and sprinkled with toasted almonds
This was very good, but difficult to eat. The vanilla cream also had a hint of rose water in it. Very yummy indeed!

This was one amazing meal. I feel like it is Americanized enough, so you don’t even have to be an adventurous eater to enjoy it. One of my roommates is very picky and she loved everything. If you have an extra spot open in your dining plans, I would definitely suggest giving this restaurant a try. It is such a great experience! I know that we will definitely be back to visit…
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:43 AM   #142
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except for the peas… bleh.

Probably the exact same thing I would have said.
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:32 PM   #143
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We love Marrakesh - I think it's one of those hidden gems. Kinda like Kona - but people are discovering that one!

And I so agree with you about the peas. I despise them and pick them out of any food that they are in
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:20 PM   #144
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Marrakesh used to be one of our favorites, but we stopped going in 2008 after a somewhat disappointing (aka bland) meal. Your review is making me miss it.
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:13 PM   #145
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Is there heavy curry in these dishes? B/c they LOOK fantastic. I'm not so much into curry.
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:16 PM   #146
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Thank you for the review on Marrakesh. I have been to Epcot plenty of times over the years. I think this is the only place we have never eaten at. I told DH it will be on our list for next year.
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:03 AM   #147
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Thanks for the great review of Restaurant Marrakesh
You really don't see many on the boards and I really like the look of the menu there and hope to try it one day
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:36 AM   #148
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Nice to see a review of Marrakesh - looks very tempting. I love baklava
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Old 08-04-2012, 02:17 PM   #149
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Betsy, hope all is well. Looking forward to some more great reviews.
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:59 PM   #150
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I'm so glad to see your review of Marrakesh since it is hard to tell from reading the menu exactly what the food is like. Especially the beef brewat roll, I wasn't sure what that was. I would definitely try that. It looks like a persian egg roll!! I thought the first chicken dish had olives in it but that was peas? Uhhh.... not sure about that one.

It is a lovely restaurant and I'm glad to know that if I ditch any lunch plans while in Epcot that we are likely to get a walk-up for Marrakesh.

Thanks for sharing this review!!
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