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  1. jabead

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    After receiving this text update from Roma and informing her that she was the first of the day, I checked my email and found the earlier sent update from Candice. So I'm giving both ladies the Scavenger Hunt point for the First Update of the Day. :thumbsup2

    Here is what Roma sent us...



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    Roma said, "We're drinking chocolate at Epcot this morning."


    Note from jabead: For those of you unfamiliar with this, I believe that this chocolate drink is from the Chocolate Experience exhibit at the F & W Festival Center. Here is a description I found here about this exhibit and drink.

    From the Bean to the Bar - Hosted by Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
    See chocolate sculptures created by Disney's pastry chefs, learn where chocolate comes from, and sample a few creations! Gourment gifts are available for purchase.
    A specialty is Drinking Chocolate, which is said to taste like a liquid candy bar. :thumbsup2


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    Candice must have also had a sweet tooth this morning because this is what she had for breakfast from...



    Starring Rolls Bakery



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    Napoleon


    Candice said, "This was good but a little too sweet and a little too big." ;)



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  4. jabead

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    Vicki (GoofySon'sMom) & Andrew were at Animal Kingdom today and had lunch at...


    Pizzafari




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    Hot Italian-Style Sandwich


    Vicki said, "We actually slept in today so this is breakfast. It was really, really good!" :thumbsup2




    A little later Vicki sent this pic...



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    Chai Tea Latte


    Vicki said, "As warm as it is here, today we had to get this. It is sooooo good! :thumbsup2


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  5. jabead

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    Back to chocolateMinnie now, who on Wednesday, October 31st had breakfast at Epcot's...


    Akershus



    Here are the pics that she sent from this breakfast...



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    chocolateMinnie said, "Just breakfast for DD and me...the boys refused to join us. The buffet is mainly fruit, pastries and fish/salami/cheese. The cooked breakfast is still nice and those potatoes are amazing." :thumbsup2
     
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    Hi, i've pm'd you regarding our xmas trip we are there from 12/14 til 12/28
     
  7. jabead

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    chocolateMinnie had this surprise waiting for her family when they returned to their room at the Beach Club...



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    Celebration Mini-Cake




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    chocolateMinnie said, "I arranged this with them a couple of weeks before we left. Was very impressed with the cake (although they are tiny) and the presentation was lovely. My kids were very surprised to find it when we returned from our day out and the napkins were swans, as were our towels that day. The cost quoted was $40 however when my bill arrived it was charged to my room with delivery and service charge for $53 total. It was a red velvet cake with butter cream frosting."



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  8. jabead

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    While chocolateMinnie & her DD were having breakfast with the princesses at Akershus, her DH and DS had breakfast from...


    Beach Club Marketplace




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    Breakfast Sandwich with bacon, egg, cheese, and potato casserole





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    Chocolate Croissant



    chocolateMinnie said, "I have to say the breakfast sandwich looked disgusting and the potatoes were dry and neither of them were keen to try the experience again...our worst counter service at WDW ever. Later in the week we returned but stuck to the pastries and fruit, which mostly looked the same as the pastries from the Boardwalk Bakery...assume they are supplied by them. The beautiful chocolate croissant was the best pastry of the trip." :thumbsup2
     
  9. jabead

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    Cyndi (cyndiloveswalt) & family had breakfast today at Magic Kingdom's...


    Crystal Palace





    Here are the pics that Cyndi sent from their breakfast...



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    Cyndi said, "Sitting poolside, it's beautiful here. We never did really do dinner last night, but we went to CP for breakfast this morning. Had scrambled eggs, Mickey waffles, bacon, sausage, toast, salmon, fruit, biscuits and gravy, and scones. Everything was really fresh and delicious, especially the pineapple. I also loved the scones. Service was good, characters fun as always!"



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    1 Scavenger Hunt Point for the pic of Pooh
     
  10. jabead

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    Roma & her DH were at Epcot today and had lunch at...



    Le Cellier



    First some menu pics...


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    And her dessert is what Roma sent a pic of, as a preview to her Dining Review...


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    Chocolate Pecan Pie “On-the-Rocks”
    Chocolate Whipped Cream, Graham Cracker Crumbs, Sugared Pecans, and Canadian Whiskey-Chocolate Sauce



    Roma said, "Oh my word...pictures will never do this heaven in a glass justice. I forced myself to stop halfway through. I don't want to know how many calories were consumed because it tasted too good to be less than 500 at least. If you like pecan pie...or chocolate...or mousse...or delicious food in general - run don't walk to this little guy." :thumbsup2






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    Vicki also sent us a pic of the dessert from her lunch at...


    Yak & Yeti Restaurant



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    Fried Wontons - Skewers of fresh pineapple and cream cheese wontons, vanilla ice cream, honey vanilla drizzle


    Vicki said, "The best dessert on Disney property IMHO. They were amazing!" :thumbsup2
     
  12. jabead

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    Tonight Roma & her DH were at Epcot for the last evening of the Food & Wine Festival.


    Here is what they tried...




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    From Hops & Barley: Pumpkin Mousse with Craisins and Orange Sauce


    Roma said, "This was delicious. Tasted like pumpkin pie."





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    From Belgium: Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream
    & Stella Artois



    Roma said, " The waffle was fluffy, hot and paired wonderfully with the berries. We both enjoyed the Stella."




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    Grey Goose Citron Lemonade Slush


    Roma said, "We got to France and I had to take a detour for a Grey Goose Slushie. We fought over it! So good." :thumbsup2






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    From France: "Coq au Vin sur gratin de macaroni" (Red Wine braised Chicken, Mushrooms, Pearl Onions and Macaroni Gratin)



    Roma said, "The chicken was slightly tough but the macaroni, sauce, and mushrooms were excellent."




    Next was a stop at...



    ROSE & CROWN PUB



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    Scotch Egg - Golden-fried Hard-boiled Egg wrapped in Sausage Meat with Mustard Sauce


    Roma said, "By this point we were feeling like quite the gluttons! I loveeee Scotch eggs and this was no exception. They are too sinful to have often so I limit myself to Disney."




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    From Hawaii: Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour Dole Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise


    Roma said, "Mr. Roma did not like this and said it was ick. :crazy2: However, he was feeling full and slightly ill so his opinion may be slightly colored. I thought it was okay. The top bun was hard but the bottom bun was soggy."


    Let's see that's 4 booths visited = 4 points plus 1 point for the visit to the R & C Pub. :thumbsup2



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  13. jabead

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    Vicki & Andrew are at tonight's Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party tonight and stopped for some food at the...


    Lunching Pad



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    Philly Cheese Steak Hot Dog topped with beef, onions, peppers, mushrooms, and cheese sauce and served with chips


    Vicki said, "So bad and yet so good! It is a guilty pleasure kind of thing!" :lmao:



    And this snack for the Goofy Son...



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    Cream Cheese Stuffed Pretzel




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  14. jabead

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    Then Vicki sent a couple of pics from the MVMCP...



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    Cookies & Hot Cocoa





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    It's Snowing on Main Street! ;)


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  15. jabead

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    On Wednesday, October 31st, chocolateMinnie & family had dinner at the Yacht Club's Signature Restaurant...


    Yachtsman Steakhouse



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    Merlot Wine Flight





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    chocolateMinnie said, "This surpassed our expectations. Was far better than Le Cellier which we didn't expect. They were very accommodating here too, as you could combine any entree off the menu with any side order including the ones advertised at extra charge (without paying oop) or a baked potato.

    The rolls and wine first. The onion rolls are just as good as they say and DH and I enjoyed our Merlot wine flight. Unfortunately I didn't feel that I could walk around EPCOT if I also consumed the Port flight but boy was I tempted. ;)

    Also lots of nice activities at the resort that night for Halloween."






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    8-oz. CENTER CUT FILET MIGNON with Mashed Potatoes and Cabernet Wine Sauce





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    16-oz BONELESS RIB-EYE with Red Wine Butter and Truffle Macaroni & Cheese





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    28-oz PORTERHOUSE with Roasted Garlic Butter and Baked Potato





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    chocolateMinnie said, "So DH and DS both chose the filet served as per the menu with mashed potatoes and cabernet sauce. Both enjoyed them.

    I had the ribeye but swapped my side for the truffle mac n cheese. Where to start? The steak was butter soft but the mac, well put it this way I had to fight them all off for my fair share. ;) Hoping I can find the recipe somewhere.

    DD (all of 10 years old) loves her steak and went for the porterhouse. Photo with her hand to compare the size. She ate it all but did have to leave her jacket potato. :lmao:

    No picture of DS soft drink but he tried pomegranate lemonade for the first time and loved it. I don't blame him I feel the same about the pomegranite kir at EPCOT." ;)






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    "The complimentary birthday cupcake was sweet."





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    "Both children had the Yachtsman Sundae but without the cherry sauce."





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    Seasonal Sorbet Trio





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    Peanut Butter and Pretzel Gianduja Cake with Salted Caramel Gelato and Liquid Ganache


    chocolateMinnie said, "Sorbet again for DH and I had the salted peanut cake. It was the joint best dessert of the trip." :thumbsup2



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  16. jabead

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    Sadly the 2012 Epcot Food & Wine Festival is now over. :sad1: Since I have ran out of room in the Table of Contents for this thread (located in Post#1), I am moving the F & W Festival items to this post. I will still have a link listed in Post #1 so that it will still be easy to locate. Also I'll be adding some additional points to the November Scavenger Hunt list to replace the F & W Fest points in the next day or so. :thumbsup2



    2012 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Table of Contents

    vettegirl's Kalua Pork Slider (Hawaii Booth)

    Ginamarie's Visit to the F & W Fest Booths

    vettegirl's Visit to the F & W Fest

    SEASONK's beer from the Brewer's Collection Booth

    LuvLuvLuv's Nesquick Frozen Chocolate & Frozen Strawberry Foams from the Desserts & Champagne Booth

    BlovesC's Visit to the F & W Fest

    NoOrdinaryPrincess' 1st Visit to the F & W Fest

    NoOrdinaryPrincess' 2nd Visit to the F & W Fest

    NoOrdinaryPrincess' - An Few More Booths

    stitchaholic's Visit to the F & W Fest

    NoOrdinaryPrincess' 3rd Visit to the F & W Fest

    NoOrdinaryPrincess' Last Two Booths - China, Scandinavia

    Preview pics by smile4stamps of the Swan & Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

    stitchaholic's Visit to the Desserts & Champagne Booth

    MickeyNicki's 1st Visit to the Food & Wine Fest

    smile4stamps' Visit to the Food & Wine Fest

    vikkii19's Visit to the Japan booth

    MickeyNicki's 2nd Visit to the Food & Wine Fest

    HNT2419's Hawaii Beer & Cheese Fondue from Cheese Booth

    DancingDaisyDuck's Visit to the Food & Wind Fest

    MickeyNicki's 3rd Visit to the Food & Wine Fest

    emmebear's Moet & Chandon Ice Imperial from Desserts & Champagne Booth

    emmebear's Chung Ha Soju Fruit Slushy from South Korea Booth

    dvc4life's Visit to the Food & Wine Fest

    emmebear's Lunch at the Food & Wine Fest Booths

    emmebear's Visit to the Hops & Barley Booth

    Couchy's 1st Visit to the F & W Fest

    one2admire's Visit to the F & W Fest

    Couchy's 2nd Visit to the F & W Fest

    Couchy's 3rd Visit to the F & W Fest

    Candycane83's 1st Visit to the F & W Festival

    podsnel's 1st Visit to the F & W Fest

    Candycane83's 2nd Visit to the F & W Festival

    podsnel's 2nd Visit to the F & W Fest

    dvc4life's Mango Tapioca Pudding (from China)

    Candycane83's Italian Regional Lunch (held at Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar)

    GoofySon'sMom's 1st Visit to the F & W Fest

    cyndiloveswalt's Visit to the F & W Fest

    Candycane83's Culinary Demo by Warren Brown of Cake Love

    Candycane83's 3rd Visit to the F & W Fest

    GoofySon'sMom's 2nd Visit to the F & W Fest

    Roma's Ghirardelli Drinking Chocolate

    Roma's Visit to the F & W Fest

    podsnel's 3rd Visit to the F & W Fest
     
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    On Thursday, November 1st, chocolateMinnie & family were at Epcot and had lunch at...



    Sunshine Seasons



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    Caesar Salad with Oak-fired Chicken





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    Oak-grilled Rotisserie Chicken and roasted potatoes



    chocolateMinnie said, "We had promised ourselves that we would try sunshine seasons this trip. We always look at the pictures of fellow Disers and like the look of it. We had pastries from BC marketplace for breakfast and an early lunch here. DD had the rotisserie chicken while DH and I both had the chicken ceasar salad. DS had two of our three desserts - a fruit cup and the New York cheesecake. I also had a NY cheesecake and have to say this was probably one of the best cheesecakes I've ever eaten in my life." :thumbsup2




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  18. jabead

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    For dinner on Thursday, November 1st, chocolateMinnie & family headed over to the Wilderness Lodge to dine at...



    Whispering Canyon Cafe


    Build Your Own "All You Care To Enjoy" Family Platter $32.99/person

    Choice of Three:
    Kansas City style Smoked Pork Ribs
    Herb-baked Chicken
    Hand-carved Oak-roasted Beef Strip Loin
    Citrus-crusted Market Fish
    Western-style sausage

    Sides for Sharing:
    Seasonal Farm Fresh Vegetables, Herb-crusted Yukon Gold Potatoes, Cowboy-style Baked Beans, Corn on the Cob

    Dessert Sampler Platter (included in price):
    Whispering Canyon Chocolate Cake
    Jalapeno-Lime Cheesecake
    Apple-Cranberry Buckle


    Here is what they had...


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    Bottomless Chocolate Milkshake





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    Flash Fried Navajo Bread with citrus-honey and tomato jam
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    chocolateMinnie said, "We ate here back in 2007 and went for the skillet. Having said which, with recent reviews we did almost cancel. So glad we didn't as we had a fantastic meal and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a family style USA meal. :thumbsup2

    DS and I got the refillable milkshakes. Just took the picture of one (the chocolate), which was mine. He also sampled the caramel (not to my taste) and the strawberry (very, very sweet). Would definitely have the chocolate if I went again.

    Our server (Freckles/Gretchen) was lovely. She brought out the cornbread and then we ordered a Navajo bread, as DD has been learning about Native Americans and wanted to try this. It was lovely and if the meal wasn't "all you could eat" (you paid oop for the navajo bread...they still offer apps to pay for oop at dinner) we would have ordered more. She was the only person who didn't enjoy it.

    For entree, you do choose three meats first (as often reported). We went for the ribs, chicken and beef. They bring this out with mashed potatoes, corn on the cob and stir fry vegetables. A separate dish of cowboy beans comes too. Then they return with the other two meats automatically (we didn't have to order them). There was a white fish topped with seasoned breadcrumbs which was really nice but I didnt' take photos and a spicy sausage (more like a Spanish chorizo). You then keep re-ordering whatever you like until you are done. We loved all of the entree platter. We were brought dessert, though we weren't really hungry, and I have to say it was pretty much disgusting." :sad2:



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    I am now hungry! Thanks lol
     
  20. jabead

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    Our First of the Day was sent to us by Roma, who was at the Polynesian Resort this morning to have breakfast at...


    KONA CAFE



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    Tonga Toast (1/2 portion)
    Banana stuffed sourdough bread, rolled in cinnamon sugar and served with Strawberry Compote and sausage


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  21. jabead

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    Just a reminder that next up to the Disney Dining plate will be...


    :cheer2: shannonstar :cheer2:


    shannonstar will be at Disney World from 11/14 -11/24 and here are their Dining Plans.

    shannonstar has offered to do live updates for us!





    HAVE A GREAT TRIP, shannonstar!!! :cool1:
     
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