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Old 07-16-2013, 02:49 PM   #31
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Wow, those cake pops are super cute. I want to get married again (to DH obviously) just so I can have a Disney reception
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:26 PM   #32
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Wow, those cake pops are super cute. I want to get married again (to DH obviously) just so I can have a Disney reception
I know, that's how I feel about it too! Definitely hoping for a vow renewal at some point
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:53 PM   #33
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Cape May Cafe

After spending a few hours in the Magic Kingdom, I headed over to Beach Club for "breakfast." It was 11:00 so I was really treating it like a brunch. The wedding party had organized this as a "farewell breakfast," so anyone that attended the wedding was welcome to attend, and pay their own way. We had about 10 people there.



Cape May Cafe is a buffet, and they had a wide variety of breakfast foods. Pretty much all of your typical stuff - scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles, pastries, fruit, etc. There were a few other things, such as smoked salmon as well.

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I had some fruit, scrambled eggs, bacon, potatoes, a biscuit, and a blueberry pastry. All of it was very good. Even though we were at the end of the breakfast hour the food was all hot and fresh. I'm not usually a big breakfast eater but since this was also going to count as my lunch, I had a lot. Very enjoyable!

I also went back to get a waffle, which considering the way I topped it I counted as dessert



They had a lot of waffle toppings, but I went with strawberries, whipped cream, and chocolate chips. Absolutely delicious! Can't beat this sort of waffle!

Cafe May is also a character breakfast, so we got to meet Minnie, Goofy, and Donald in their beach wear.







Another nice touch from the staff at Cape May was that they noticed my friends' Just Married buttons and brought them out a cupcake!



Overall I give Cape May an 8.5 out of 10. While it doesn't have anything super special or out of the ordinary, it does your typical breakfast buffet very well. I'm really picky when it comes to breakfast since I'm not a huge breakfast person, but I'd say this is probably my favorite breakfast I've had at Disney, rivaling only 1900 Park Fare (though I like the characters at 1900 better, to be honest!). I would definitely recommend eating here!

I also usually keep a running total of how much money I've saved using Tables in Wonderland. For this meal the groom's parents were nice enough to offer to pay for us, so I didn't use my card here and don't know exactly how much was saved. I think the cost per person was around $30, so the TiW would probably be around $6.
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:15 AM   #34
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That waffle looks so good!
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:44 AM   #35
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I've never really been tempted by a Disney wedding for various reasons, but now I'm really liking the idea of having a wedding reception there. We got married in Michigan while living in Colorado so had a second reception after we got home, while my mom had a private wedding and then a public reception a few weeks later, so I guess I'm already conditioned to think that the reception doesn't have a to be on the wedding day.

Not a frosting fan so don't like cake pops, although I have to admit they're adorable. But I want to know -- is the "hat" part edible paper, or do you peel it off?

Cape May looks to be more mellow than most character breakfasts. Or maybe it's just that I usually see pics of Chef Mickey's or the Crystal Palace. We're hoping to get to WDW in January 2015 -- my original plan for 2015 was to just do the resorts but we promised youngest a trip to Animal Kingdom so I'm not sure. The last time we were out, I only got to a couple of resorts and pretty much all I got done at Downtown Disney was the boat ride. Which is my favorite part, admittedly, but not all I wanted to do! I had a great time in the parks but missed doing the resorts.

So I may just send youngest daughter with hubby on a one day ticket, which they'll both be fine with. If I get a ticket for myself, I'd have to go at least three days, because I dunno how they can stand doing the Animal Kingdom without doing HS, Epcot and the MK! I guess I'm more of an "all or nothing" person.

I have wandered. What got me started is that I seem to be in a buffet mood for my next trip, and now I'm tempted by the Cape May breakfast. The only breakfast buffet I have on it right now is the Wave, at the Contemporary, because middle daughter likes her buffets with desserts, but maybe I can sell her on the idea of breakfast buffets with a picture of that strawberry chocolate whipped cream waffle.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:24 PM   #36
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That waffle looks so good!
It was! Even though I might have gone a little overboard on the toppings lol!

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I've never really been tempted by a Disney wedding for various reasons, but now I'm really liking the idea of having a wedding reception there. We got married in Michigan while living in Colorado so had a second reception after we got home, while my mom had a private wedding and then a public reception a few weeks later, so I guess I'm already conditioned to think that the reception doesn't have a to be on the wedding day.

Not a frosting fan so don't like cake pops, although I have to admit they're adorable. But I want to know -- is the "hat" part edible paper, or do you peel it off?

Cape May looks to be more mellow than most character breakfasts. Or maybe it's just that I usually see pics of Chef Mickey's or the Crystal Palace. We're hoping to get to WDW in January 2015 -- my original plan for 2015 was to just do the resorts but we promised youngest a trip to Animal Kingdom so I'm not sure. The last time we were out, I only got to a couple of resorts and pretty much all I got done at Downtown Disney was the boat ride. Which is my favorite part, admittedly, but not all I wanted to do! I had a great time in the parks but missed doing the resorts.

So I may just send youngest daughter with hubby on a one day ticket, which they'll both be fine with. If I get a ticket for myself, I'd have to go at least three days, because I dunno how they can stand doing the Animal Kingdom without doing HS, Epcot and the MK! I guess I'm more of an "all or nothing" person.

I have wandered. What got me started is that I seem to be in a buffet mood for my next trip, and now I'm tempted by the Cape May breakfast. The only breakfast buffet I have on it right now is the Wave, at the Contemporary, because middle daughter likes her buffets with desserts, but maybe I can sell her on the idea of breakfast buffets with a picture of that strawberry chocolate whipped cream waffle.
The hat part of the cake pop was edible, I believe it was white chocolate.

Cape May definitely felt more mellow, but that may have also been because it was later in the day and so it wasn't super crowded. We were definitely the end of the breakfast hour! I would definitely try it, I think it had a pretty good variety too so there's something for everyone -especially the sweet tooth with the waffle bar!

I also know what you mean about not being able to do just one day. It would be really hard for me too! My next trip we're just planning to do Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom, so that will definitely feel weird. They're my two favorites though, so if I only get to do two at least it's those two!
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:56 PM   #37
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Enjoyed the Cape May update! Everything looked very good. We are doing this for the first time on our upcoming trip (had it booked last time but canceled). I am not a huge breakfast fan, but my DD has never met a breakfast buffet she didn't love!
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:52 AM   #38
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Enjoyed the Cape May update! Everything looked very good. We are doing this for the first time on our upcoming trip (had it booked last time but canceled). I am not a huge breakfast fan, but my DD has never met a breakfast buffet she didn't love!
I think you will enjoy it! As I mentioned, I'm not much of a breakfast person either but I definitely thought this was one of the better ones!
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:31 PM   #39
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Boma

I was pretty excited for my dinner at Boma! I was staying at Kidani Village but hadn't been over to Jambo House yet...



Very beautiful! It was a little tricky at first navigating the lobby and finding Boma (it was downstairs) but I figured it out lol! I was a little bit early and was given a beeper, but it went off after about 5 minutes.

I was lead to a very nice table with a pretty view:


I started off my meal with a glass of wine. I ordered the Jam Jar Moscato:



It was a pretty decent Moscato. Nice, light, and sweet, and it ended up being a very good complement to the meal at Boma!

Since it was a buffet, I went up to scope everything out and decided to start off with the soups. I tried the Sambal Chicken Corn Chowder and the Curried Seafood Stew:



I was very excited about the curried seafood one, and while they were both good I ended up really loving the corn chowder! It did everything right - the flavors were good, it was spicy but not overly so, and the texture was nice. The seafood one was good too but for me the real winner was the chicken corn chowder. Despite all of the offerings of the buffet I ended up going back for a second bowl of this.

Up next I went for some of the "main course" items:



Starting from the bottom and going clockwise we have the Fufu, which is a sweet/white potato mash, the steak, a bit of sauce for the steak that was a Masai Mara (Kenyan style pesto with pecans and roasted red peppers), couscous, and Durban Spiced Chicken.

Everything on this plate was really good. The fufu tasted basically like mashed sweet potatoes, but I love that so I was happy. The steak was my favorite on this plate - it was cooked just how I liked it, I got a nice thick slice, and it was very juicy and delicious. The sauce was nice, though I felt like I didn't even need it for the steak. Next was the couscous. This was a real surprise. I like couscous a lot but not usually a fan of it cold. However, here even though it was cold it had so many good bits of dried fruit and maybe nuts that the flavor negated the temperature. Finally, the Durban chicken was fine, though it didn't have a ton of flavor. I expected more from something called "Spiced Durban Chicken."

Then I decided to try some of the salads and hummus:



Starting at the top and going clockwise: papaya, avocado, and grapefruit salad, various types of hummus (they weren't all labeled), pita bread, and a curried pasta salad.

This was probably my least favorite plate of everything I tried that night. The fruit salad was good, as I love grapefruit and papaya, but it had a ton of juices with it that got into everything else on the plate and made it all taste like grapefruit. The hummus were okay, though I'm not a big fan of hummus to begin with. And then the curried pasta salad was pretty good but it was hard to tell since it was infected with grapefruit! I did like it though.

And finally, dessert!



At the top and going clockwise: Cassava Cake, Zebra dome, passion fruit cheesecake, and strawberry mint pana cotta.

All the desserts were great! The cassava cake was surprisingly good, considering that I didn't really know what it was. It had a very interesting texture. The coconut on top added a lot of good flavor. I tried a zebra dome because everyone goes crazy about them. I was expecting to like them since I don't like white chocolate very much... but even I was super impressed! The white chocolate was really well balanced with the chocolate. The passion fruit cheesecake was decent, but nowhere near as good as the passion fruit cream puff that I adore at Be Our Guest. And finally, the strawberry mint pana cotta was definitely unique. I like pana cotta a lot, and I like strawberry and I like mint, but I don't think I'm crazy about them together. Out of all the desserts the zebra dome ended up being my favorite!

All told I had a great time at Boma, and I would rate it a 9 out of 10. The food is all good, but it's definitely a bit pricey for a buffet! I paid $39.99 for dinner, and $9.00 for my glass of wine.

With Tables in Wonderland I saved $9.80.
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Yay, Boma! Boma was already on my list, so nice to see that reaffirmed.

Of course, I always have a much longer restaurant list than I actually do when I go there -- classic case of my eyes being bigger than my stomach. But I think we'll pretty definitely get to at least two TS meals next time -- middle daughter is determined, and she can eat all day, all the time, no matter what. So my odds are pretty good of at least making that goal.
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What fun!!!! Can't wait to see the rest
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We haven't been to Boma for years but really loved our dinner there

Wonderful vegetarian options as well
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Love love love Boma! Hurry up September and get here
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I loved reading this review. I've never eaten at BOMA but am trying it for the first time this January
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Yay, Boma! Boma was already on my list, so nice to see that reaffirmed.

Of course, I always have a much longer restaurant list than I actually do when I go there -- classic case of my eyes being bigger than my stomach. But I think we'll pretty definitely get to at least two TS meals next time -- middle daughter is determined, and she can eat all day, all the time, no matter what. So my odds are pretty good of at least making that goal.
I know what you mean! Plus, the more places you try it gets even harder for future trips, because you want to go back to the places that you love but you also want to try new ones - at least that's what I find!

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Thanks!

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We haven't been to Boma for years but really loved our dinner there

Wonderful vegetarian options as well
Good point, there's definitely a good amount of stuff out there for vegetarians!

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Love love love Boma! Hurry up September and get here
I'm sure September will be here before you know it!

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I loved reading this review. I've never eaten at BOMA but am trying it for the first time this January
Ooh, have fun! I'm sure you'll love it!
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