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Old 08-07-2012, 05:47 PM   #1
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Prawn Heads & Cupcakes & Soups, Oh My! 10/5 Complete (now with my Dining Wish List)!

Last time, we headed down to WDW in July for three wonderful nights. Jiko, Narcoossee's, and Brown Derby shined. The Wave served up a delightful breakfast and lunch. Quick service locations continued to satisfy, including Contempo Cafe (one of my favorites) and Landscape of Flavors (which has raised the bar for quick service, IMO). And of course, the kitchen and CMs at Grand Floridian Cafe (along with an assist from Narcoossee's) served up one of the most magical experiences we've ever had in a Disney restaurant.

Well, thanks to some good deals on flights and accommodation, we're heading back down for another trip in August. That means more food, and more reviews.

We'll be arriving at WDW in about a week - I can't wait to get started again!

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Old 08-07-2012, 05:48 PM   #2
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August Links

The Wave Lunch Buffet - Part One
The Wave Lunch Buffet - Part Two
Boma Breakfast
Sanaa Lunch
The Mara
Jiko - Part One
Jiko - Part Two
The Mara Breakfast
The Mara
Art of Animation Part One - Resort Update
Art of Animation Part Two - Landscape of Flavors
Jiko Dinner
The Mara Breakfast
Carrot Cake Cookie & Pineapple-Coconut Cupcake
San Angel Inn Lunch
Babycakes at Beach Club Marketplace
Gasparilla Grill Dinner
Territory Lounge
Kona Cafe Lunch
Cupcakes (and Cali Grill Menu)
Artist Point - Part One
Artist Point - Part Two
Artist Point - Part Three
Landscape of Flavors (AoA) - Breakfast
Boardwalk Bakery and Babycakes
The Mara Lunch
Beaches and Cream Dinner
Roaring Fork Cupcake
The Wave Lunch (Fall 2012 Menu Update)
Roaring Fork Lunch and Cupcakes
Cosmic Ray's Dinner (see Brenda's Report)
Roaring Fork Breakfast - Mickey Waffles
Chocolate-Covered Pineapple
Captain Cook's Lunch
Overall Food Highlights
Dining Wish List

Pre-Trip Links/Miscellaneous

July 2012 Highlights
Our Plans (as of August 9th)
Pre-Trip Photo Fun: Disney Icons
Pre-Trip Photo Fun: Bird Pics
Pre-Trip Photo Fun: Desserts
Pre-Trip Photo Fun: Spaceship Earth
A Look Back at Our August 2009 Trip
Miscellaneous: Food in Philly

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Old 08-07-2012, 06:13 PM   #3
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Holy cow, I did it again! First in line to join in on your reviews! I can't wait!!!
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There has hardly been a gap in between your reviews lately. I love it! Ready for another installment of your dining adventures! Have a safe and fabulous trip and I hope you get even more Disney magic this visit.
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Holy cow, I did it again! First in line to join in on your reviews! I can't wait!!!
Nice job again! As usual, I'm looking forward to starting soon (and reading the rest of your reviews).

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Thanks so much! We're really looking forward to experiencing another dose of Disney magic.

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Old 08-07-2012, 08:07 PM   #11
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Before the reviews begin, I thought it would be fun to relive some highlights from July.

Contempo Cafe Breakfast

Mickey Waffle with bananas and salted caramel sauce



The Wave Lunch

Summer Salad, with locally sourced watermelon, avocado, arugula, olives, and pecans, with feta and white balsamic



Pineapple passion fruit sorbet, topped with roasted pineapple



Narcoossee’s Dinner

Seared jumbo day boat scallops with grilled petite summer vegetable salad, sauce romesco, and avocado oil



House-made sweet english pea and mascarpone ravioli with organic mixed baby squash and heirloom tomatoes, morel mushrooms, sheep's milk cheese, and toasted pumpkin seeds with honeyed brown butter-white balsamic vinaigrette



Jiko Dinner

Beef "Seswaa" flatbread: Botswana-style braised oxtail, Zellwood corn porridge, and smoked tomato harissa



Sikhumbuzo's peri peri chicken with herb-crushed potatoes, french beans, mango sambal, and onion jus



Black forest cake: compressed chocolate cake, cherry jam, bourbon-macerated cherries, and pistachio chocolate chunk ice cream (this item is produced with no sugar added)



Hollywood Brown Derby Lunch

Spit-roasted American bison with white truffle croquettes, a refreshing slaw, and a cocoa espresso barbecue sauce



Warm seasonal fruit cobbler (with strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries), with crème fraîche and orange blossom honey



Grand Floridian Cafe Dinner

Grand Floridian Burger: Angus chuck burger, butter-poached lobster with red onion marmalade, crispy prosciutto, and arugula on a brioche bun with chips and mango ketchup





Surprise Dessert Sampler from Narcoossee’s: Baked Chocolate Mousse, Almond-crusted Cheesecake, Pecan Tart, Spring Cherry Clafoutis, and Strawberry Shortcake




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Old 08-07-2012, 09:41 PM   #12
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Very excited for your next set of reviews :.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:46 PM   #13
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My DD16 and I will also be there next week for our girls trip. Somehow I don't think a dining report I would do would be at all similar to yours. My DD is very picky, we both aren't able to eat much and tend to forget to eat.

I am very much looking forward to your dining report so I can at least dine vicariously with you. I hope you and your mother have a great time and the weather holds up. Right now it's not looking good.
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