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  1. krhst25

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    My family and I have 3:40 reservations at Coral Reef on Friday the 14th.... Maybe we will bump into you!
     
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  3. jabead

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    I'll get your trip added to the February list. We will have to see how it goes the next couple months, but if I'm still doing this thread by the end of February then I'd love to receive your updates again. :thumbsup2




    Hi Brenda...welcome back! :wave2: How was Vegas, did you win any money? :lmao: I'm very excited about the Nov. meet, but I did see Linda's post on Nicki's thread that her boss was giving her a hard time about taking time off in November. :worried: Hopefully it will all work out though. I'll definitely keep my fingers crossed and calendar open for next November. :thumbsup2



    Hey Nicki! I know you aren't doing your dining review live on your December trip but if you would consider doing a few live updates for this thread, please let me know. Though the reporter schedule is full at that time, I would definitely squeeze you and Todd in. The Scavenger Hunt will be over by then, but I have something else in mind for the December team. ;)



    I thought so too and told Vicki how very jealous I was! ;)



    Hi GM! :wave2: Good to hear from you. I've been thinking about you and hoping that you came through the storms okay.




    It would be funny if I received Coral Reef updates from both of you at the same time. :lmao:



    I have a couple of F & W Fest updates from Vicki and Candice but need to run some errands this afternoon. I'll get them posted, along with any others I receive while I'm out, tonight so please check back then. :thumbsup2
     
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    Hi Barb! :wave2: No, I didn't really gamble because I was too busy with conferences, parties and clubs - oh the life! ;) I posted a few photos of my dinners on my DR! It is a horrible habit to take photos of your food when eating at nice restaurants! :rolleyes1

    I saw Linda's note so I'm on stand-by for now. I'll likely be going earlier in the year but can book a shorter trip later. I just have to leave time for a family cruise in late summer or early fall.

    Enjoy your Sunday my friend! :)
     
  5. Linda67

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    Urgh - my "lovely" new boss has issued a directive that nobody can take vacation in November!!

    After several days of trying to talk him round I've had to admit defeat and switch my vacation dates :(

    I spent all of Friday on the phone changing flights and hotels so we now going to be in WDW for the first two weeks of December 2013

    The plus side is that we get to enjoy the Christmas festivities but the down side is that I'm probably not going to be out there at the same time as everyone else :(

    Anyone free to meet in Alaska in June!
     
  6. jabead

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    Candice sent this update this morning regarding the F & W Festival Culinary Demonstration that she and her DH attended.



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    Candice said, "We attended the culinary demo with Warren Brown yesterday. He showed us how to bake a blueberry bundt cake. He was a good speaker but the cake wasn't all that good. Maybe it was just not to our taste? :confused3 They served wine (Jarvis Merlot) as well, but the servers actually forgot to give me a glass (after asking me to take out my ID too). I'm not really into red wine so I didn't complain (also because it was hard to get the servers attention)."



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  7. Ginamarie

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    Barb- the storms were terrible here, but once in awhile I'd pop on this thread via my phone and look at the yummy food. It was a spirit lifter while we were in the dark (literally). Most of the food from our fridge/freezer had to get tossed, and you know how much I love my food!

    We had some damage to the property and will need to put a new roof on the house, but I'm hoping insurance will cover the bulk of the expenses.
     
  8. jabead

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    Candice and her DH also stopped by the F & W Festival for lunch yesterday.

    Here is what they tried...




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    From Desserts & Champagne: Nesquick Frozen Strawberry Foam


    Candice said, "This was just alright, wasn't really frozen."





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    From Australia: Shrimp on the Barbie with Pepper Berry Citrus Glaze

    Candice said, "The sauce was good, flavourful."






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    From Scandinavia: Rice Pudding with Driscoll's® Only The Finest Berries"


    Candice said, "I didn't like the texture, took some getting used to but it wasn't bad."





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    From South Korea: Chung Ha Soju Fruit Slushy


    Candice said, "It didn't have much of a fruit taste, but it was refreshing."





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    From South Africa: Seared Filet of Beef with smashed Sweet Potatoes and Braai Sauce


    Candice said, "The filet itself was good but the sweet potato wasn't to our taste. It was a small portion but we couldn't finish it."





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    From Italy: Cannoli al Cioccolato
    (Chocolate Covered Cannoli Shell Filled with Sweet Ricotta Cheese, Chocolate, and Candied Fruit)




    Candice said, "Very good but pricey for the small portion. I would get it again if the line wasn't too long."




    And then a non-F & W Fest booth snack...





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    From the permanent kiosk in Japan: Kaki Gori


    Candice said, "This was nicely sweet and refreshing but it was huge!! We added some sweet milk to it to add flavor." :thumbsup2



    Let's see that's 5 new booths visited (South Korea a repeat) = 5 points + 1 bonus point for the Scandinavia rice pudding + 1 point for the Kaki Gori



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  9. jabead

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    Vicki and Andrew had lunch at the Food & Wine Festival today.


    Here is what they tried this time...




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    From Mexico: Taco de Filete with Cascabel Pepper Sauce and Scallions Served on a Flour Tortilla





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    From Scandinavia: Swedish Meatballs with Lingonberries
    & Rice Pudding with Driscoll's® Only The Finest Berries™






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    From China: Mongolian Beef with Chinese Steamed Bun
    & Pork Pot Stickers
    & Mango Tapioca Pudding






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    From Germany: Schinken Nudel (Pasta Gratin with Ham and Cheese)


    Vicki said, "This dish was incredible. One of the best things we have tried." :thumbsup2





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    From Italy: Ravioli Di Formaggio all'Emiliana (Baked Cheese Ravioli with Creamy Beef Bolognese Sauce, Parmesan Cheese, and Mozzarella)
    & Salsiccia e "Papacelli" Napoletani (Sweet Sausage, Red Pepper, Ciabatta Bread)



    Vicki said, "The sausage was really good. The ravioli, not so much. It may actually be the worst thing I have tried. It was very flat. Not much flavor."




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    From Japan: Karaage Hand Roll (Crispy Chicken Breast with Sushi Rice and Spicy Mayonnaise)




    Let's see, that's 6 new booths visited = 6 points + 6 bonus points for the taco, rice pudding, mango tapioca pudding, schinken nudel, ravioli, and karaage roll


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  10. Jersette

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    F&W is definitely on my 'someday' travel list. Great reports!!! :thumbsup2
     
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    Today is Roma & Mr. Roma's One Year Wedding Anniversary...they were married on 11-11-11. :hug:


    They began their special day by heading over to the Contemporary Resort to have breakfast at...


    Chef Mickey's



    Roma said, "This was Mr. Roma's choice. ;) Here is my carb laden plate. The only thing I didn't like was the cheese blintz...that thing was flavorless."



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    Then they spent the rest of the morning touring the monorail resorts before heading back to their resort, now the Beach Club, to spend the afternoon at Stormalong Bay.

    Their lunch from the Beach Club Marketplace was eaten poolside...


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    Turkey Sandwich with bacon, brie, and cranberry spread & housemade chips


    Roma said, "Mr. Roma and I both thought this was an excellent sandwich. We got it hot, but it can be served cold. The chips were crunchy and full of flavor. The Marketplace is small but what they do serve is prepared well." :thumbsup2





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    After their lunch at the Food & Wine Festival, Vicki & Andrew park hopped over to the Magic Kingdom.


    They sent this update this afternoon from...




    Gaston's Tavern



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    Roasted Pork Shank (the "Shank du Jour")




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    LeFou's Brew
    Frozen apple juice with a hint of toasted marshmallow and topped with all-natural passion fruit-mango foam



    Vicki said, "Andrew loves the pork. I like the brew." :thumbsup2



    And Vicki had this surprise news...

    "We will get to eat at Be our Guest. So happy!!!" :cool1:



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    I also received this update from our other reporter, Cyndi (cyndiloveswalt)...


    Cyndi said, "Sorry we've been kind of MIA today. We ate breakfast in the room and did Pizza Planet for lunch, but everyone was so hungry that I forgot to take pics. We all had pizzas and Caesar salads, which were fresh and tasty...especially the salad.

    We shared Mickey-shaped pretzels for a snack while we enjoyed the Osborne Lights!"




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    Now back to Vicki & Andrew who dined tonight at Magic Kingdom's newest restaurant...


    Be our Guest


    As a preview to her Dining Review, Vicki sent this pic...



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    French Onion Soup topped with croutons and gruyere cheese


    I asked Vicki how this compared to the soup at Chefs de France.


    Her reply, "Chefs is better but this is good." ;)




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    Roma & her DH had their Anniversary dinner tonight at...


    California Grill



    As a preview to her Dining Review, Roma sent this pic...



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    Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Goat Cheese Polenta, Roasted Mushrooms, Zinfandel Glaze, and Sage



    Roma said, "We were seated at a table overlooking the Magic Kingdom about 30 minutes before Wishes. Unfortunately they brought our food out right when Wishes began, so our food got a bit cold. However, it was still very good. I had the pork tenderloin, which was very tender and paired perfectly with the polenta."
     
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    As I had told you yesterday, chocolateMinnie (a former live reporter from the UK) had problems with the internet during her recent trip to Disney World. I received her first two emailed updates without any problem, but then the rest were only partial (missing several pictures) or didn't come through to me at all. Now that chocolateMinnie is at home, she was able to email me all the missing pictures and updates. So here is her trip info and dining schedule:

    chocolateMinnie & family were at Disney World from 10/27 - 11/3 and stayed at the Beach Club Resort.

    Dining Schedule - with links

    Saturday - 27th
    Dinner at Liberty Inn (highlighted by the steak, which many of us didn't realize they served) :thumbsup2

    Sunday - 28th
    Breakfast from Boardwalk Bakery
    Lunch at Casey's Corner
    Dinner at Le Cellier

    Monday - 29th
    Breakfast at Kouzzina
    Early Dinner at Crystal Palace

    Tuesday - 30th
    Breakfast at Captain's Grille
    Counter Service at Seaworld - no pics
    Dinner at F & W Festival - no pics
    Celebration Mini-Cake

    Wednesday - 31st
    Breakfast at Akershus for chocolateMinnie & DD
    Breakfast at Beach Club Marketplace for DH & DS
    Dinner at Yachtsman Steakhouse

    Thursday - 1st November
    Lunch at Sunshine Seasons
    Dinner at Whispering Canyon Cafe

    Friday - 2nd
    Lunch at Pecos Bill
    Dinner at F&W Fest - no pics

    Saturday - 3rd
    Breakfast at Cape May Cafe
    Lunch at Boulangerie Patisserie/Kringla Bakeri og Cafe


    Okay, I think that is correct but please let me know if I have any errors or omissions, chocolateMinnie. I've already linked the first few updates which were complete. The rest I will add links as I get the update posted.
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    On Sunday, Oct. 28, chocolateMinnie & family had dinner at...


    Le Cellier




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    DS's Strawberry Milkshake





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    “Le Cellier” Mushroom Filet Mignon
    8-oz AAA Canadian Beef Tenderloin with Wild Mushroom Risotto, White Truffle-Butter Sauce, and Micro Chervil







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    Grilled Bone-In Rib-Eye
    18 to 20-oz Bone-In Rib-Eye with Herb-Parmesan with Potato Wedges and Roasted Garlic Butter






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    Lamb Rack with French Fries (subbed side)





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    Canadian “Prime” New York Strip
    12-oz Strip Steak with Potato Pavé, Wilted Spinach, and Vin Rouge Reduction



    chocolateMinnie said, "It was as delicious as ever and we had an amazing meal. Unfortunately for the diner before us, the server dropped a large drink over her - Yikes!

    DS had the rib-eye, DH had the NY strip, DD had the rack of lamb and I had the Mushroom filet. All delicious. Interestingly on this trip we were told categorically that all entrees will only be served either with the advertised side order or fries, no other substitutions are available. Would we return? Definitely! :thumbsup2

    For dessert DD had her usual ice-cream, DS the white chocolate cheesecake which looked amazing, DH had the cucumber, melon and mint sorbet and I stayed with my usual maple creme brulee."





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    Cheesecake with White Chocolate and fresh Seasonal Berries on a Citrus Shortbread Cookie





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    Vanilla Ice Cream





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    Seasonal Sorbet - Cucumber, Melon, & Mint





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    Maple Crème Brûlée


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    On Monday, October 29th, chocolateMinnie & family had breakfast at...


    Kouzzina



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    Classic Golden Waffle - With Whipped Mascarpone Cheese, Honey, chopped Pecans (served on the side) and Bacon





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    American - Two Eggs (scrambled) with Breakfast Potatoes, choice of Bacon or Chicken Sausage and toast





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    Stacked Kouzzina Breakfast - Two Poached Eggs, Kalamata Olive Toast, Artichoke Spread, Sweet Potato Hash, and Bacon




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    Seasonal Fruit Bowl


    chocolateMinnie said, "We paid OOP for this one. We shared a fruit bowl. Unfortunately the kids attacked this before I took the photo. DD had the waffle with the topping on the side and bacon. DS had the American breakfast. DH and i had the Kouzzina stacked breakfast. Also had the pressed pot of coffee, cranberry juice, green tea and water. The American breakfast looked ok but nothing special. Our stacked Greek breakfast however was awesome...would definitely return for that alone. Fantastic food and amazing service!" :thumbsup2
     
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    On Monday, October 29th, chocolateMinnie & family had an early 3:50 p.m. dinner at...



    CRYSTAL PALACE


    chocolateMinnie sent us these pics from that meal...


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    And desserts...



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    Raspberry Cake



    chocolateMinnie said, "Crystal Palace is an annual occurrence since our first trip in 2003. DS insists on the visit despite his age."
     
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    On Tuesday, October 30th, chocolateMinnie & family had the buffet breakfast at the Yacht Club's...


    Captain's Grille


    chocolateMinnie sent these pics from their breakfast...



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    chocolateMinnie said, "One of our most enjoyed buffet breakfasts ever at WDW - would highly recommend it. The tomatoes were filled with some type of blue cheese mixture. I adored them and I don't even like blue cheese. :thumbsup2

    Wish we would have gone here again but we didn't get the chance. It was also the cheapest buffet of our stay (we paid oop) and was very, very quiet at 7.30am.

    No pictures of lunch or dinner on Tuesday as we went to Seaworld. Our counter service there was way more $$$ than at WDW and worse quality, but we did enjoy the park and the Dolphin Up close tour. That evening we did the Food and Wine Festival but I'm afraid I didn't take photos."
     
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    Our first update of the day was emailed to us by Candice (Candycane83).


    She and her DH had dinner last night at the Contemporary Resort's Signature Restaurant...


    California Grill




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    Triple Cheese Flatbread with Pecorino, Asiago, and Provolone, Sun-dried Tomato, and Arugula Pesto





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    Spicy Kazan Roll with Crab, Shrimp, Scallops, Tuna, and Fireball Sauce





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    Yoshie’s Deluxe Sushi Platter with Maki and Nigiri





    Candice said, "We loved the sushi, especially the spicy Kazan roll. The flat bread was ok. I was thinking we should have ordered just the sushi because we were too full to finish everything. On another note, the service was really good though." :thumbsup2


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