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  1. jabead

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    Next up is from Gina & family's lunch on 11/27 at Epcot's...


    Coral Reef



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    First a menu pic...


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    Gina said, "Our appies were the Fried Shrimp and Crab Cakes - both were delicious!"



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    Crispy-fried Shrimp with Coral Reef Slaw and a Spiced Rémoulade






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    Crab Cakes with Tropical Fruit Salsa and Tequila Aïoli




    Then for their entrees, they chose...




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    Coral Reef Lobster Orecchiette Pasta
    with White Cheddar Cheese and Basil Oil






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    Grilled New York Strip Steak
    served with Roasted Potatoes (per menu, but looks like there are Mashed Potatoes in the pic), Mushrooms, Spinach (don't see either mushrooms or spinach :confused3) and Red Wine Sauce






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    Kids' Cheese Pizza & French Fries



    Gina said, "I had the lobster pasta for lunch, Armando had the filet and the kids had the cheese pizza. Gabe thought this pizza was the best hed had. It had a nice thick crust and crispy cheese - yum!" :thumbsup2

    "The lobster pasta was disappointing though. A lot of the noodles were stuck together and chewy but Armandos filet was great!"






    Then for their desserts, they had...



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    The Chocolate Wave served with Raspberry Gelato





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    Baileys and Jack Daniels Mousse with a Caramel Crisp


    Gina said, "I had the chocolate wave, which was a typical lava cake. Armando had the mousse which was one of the biggest servings of mousse we had ever seen!!! It was the dessert winner!" :thumbsup2






    2 Scavenger Hunt Points Earned for Menu pic and update from Coral Reef
     
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    Our First Update of the Day was not received until this afternoon, and was sent to us by Becky (Dalamara).


    She had a change of plans today and instead of going to Universal Studios, she went Magic Kingdom, where she got some sweet treats from...


    Main Street Bakery



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    Holiday Cupcake and Walnut Brownie





    2 Bonus Roulette Points for First Update of the Day and Holiday-themed cupcake



    1 Point Roulette Bet place on Magic Kingdom Group 3 for Main Street Bakery
     
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    Next up is another update from Gina (Gina99).


    She and her family had dinner on 11/27 at Epcot's...



    La Hacienda de San Angel



    First is a pic of the Drinks menu...



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    From this, Gina chose...


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    Rosita Margarita
    El Mayor premium silver Tequila, orange liqueur, fresh lime juice and rose infusions, served on the rocks with a hibiscus Himalayan salt rim






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    Traditional Tequila Flight
    Partida Blanco, Don Julio Reposado, and Tres Generaciones Añejo



    Gina said, "You can see Armando’s one big smile of the night was doing the tequila flight. :lmao: I had the Rosita Margarita which was yummy too. Thank heavens for booze!" :thumbsup2



    Next a pic of the Dinner Menu...


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    Then Gina said, "For appies, Armando had the fried shrimp, which were the best part of the meal and I had the taco trio - sorry no pics as we were too hungry to remember!" :guilty:




    For their entrees, they chose...


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    Tacos de Camarones
    Fried shrimp, chipotle-lime aioli, cabbage, lime and salsa verde, all served over flour tortillas






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    Pollo al Pastor
    Achiote marinated chicken served with roasted vegetables, beans and pineapple relish



    Gina said, "For dinner, Armando had the tacos del camarones, which ended up being deep fried shrimp and not as good as the appetizer ones. I had the chicken and the sauce was good, but the rice was very dry."



    A picture of the Kids' Menu...


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    Kids' Cheese Quesadilla
    Flour Tortillas filled with Monterrey Jack Cheese, served with Mexican Rice, and Green Beans



    "The kids had the cheese quesadilla, which was really cheesy and they enjoyed it."




    Gina said, "For dessert, we had the churros, which were okay, but nothing to write home about unfortunately." :sad2:



    In conclusion, Gina said, "Unfortunately, this was our most disappointing meal of the trip, both for food and service. No one smiled here, no one talked to us or asked if we’d been there like every other restaurant. The food took over an hour, they forgot about us at check in, and overall, we were really disappointed."


    "At least when we got back to the room, there was a cool towel stingray!" :thumbsup2


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    6 Scavenger Hunt Points Earned for 3 Menu Pics, Rosita Margarita, Tequila Flight, and update with Chicken Entree
     
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    Then we have an update from disneydivamama.


    She and her family were at Animal Kingdom today and had breakfast at...


    Tusker House


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    disneydivamama said, "We really enjoyed this. I thought the bobotie was excellent, and overall, really enjoyed the variety of food available."




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    disneydivamama said, "Here is DH's plate. He was also brought out a plate of Mickey waffles...he was in heaven!!" :cloud9:



    2 Point Roulette Bet on Animal Kingdom Group 2 for Tusker House
     
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    Then disneydivamama had lunch at Animal Kingdom's...



    Flame Tree Barbecue



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    Barbecued Chicken Salad with mixed greens tossed with barbecued chicken


    disneydivamama said, "I got the salad. Loved this! I had thought all along that I was going to get the turkey sandwich, but I was craving a little more green. One thing I loved about this salad is that it was mixed throughout, so I got veggies and chicken all the way to the bottom of the bowl. There were chickpeas, corn, tomatoes, and lots of roasted chicken."




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    Ribs and Chicken Combo served with baked beans and coleslaw



    disneydivamama said, "DH got this and he really enjoyed it. The chicken was moist and flavorful!!!" :thumbsup2



    1 Scavenger Hunt Point for Ribs & Chicken Combo



    2 Point Roulette Bet on Animal Kingdom Group 3 for Flame Tree Barbecue
     
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    Next we have an update from Jess (ILikeWaffles).


    She and Pete were also at Animal Kingdom today and had lunch at...


    Yak & Yeti Restaurant


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    Jess said, "Pete and I had lunch at Yak & Yeti today. We both we really enjoyed it (my sense of taste finally seems to be back to normal! :thumbsup2 )."




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    Pete enjoying his Glacier Water


    Jess said, "Pete had a glacier water (blue curacao, coconut syrup, and Sprite), which was covered by the dining plan."




    Then for his appetizer, Pete had...


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    Seared Ahi Tuna - chilled, sesame-encrusted ahi tuna, wasabi aioli, and sweet chili slaw


    Jess said, "He thought the tuna was good, but a little bland."




    For his entree, Pete had...


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    Duck with Anandapur Glaze
    Roasted half duckling, orange wasabi glaze, jasmine rice, stir-fried vegetables



    Jess said, "The duck was mediocre, but the jasmine rice was good."




    And then for dessert, Pete chose...


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    Mango Pie - shortbread cookie crust, fresh whipped cream, raspberry sauce


    Jess said, "The mango pie was good (and his favorite part of the meal)."




    Then later Jess got this treat from

    Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery...



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    Brownie Paw - fresh-baked brownie topped with chocolate fudge and buttercream



    Then Jess said, "I found room for a Brownie Paw this afternoon. It was really good.
    The frosting was a great complement to the brownie."





    Also Jess said, "This morning we made sure to take in some Christmas decorations here at Riverside.
    They were gorgeous (along with the rest of the resort)." :thumbsup2




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    Port Orleans Riverside Christmas Tree




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    Poinsettia Landscaping



    4 Scavenger Hunt Points Earned for Update including Duck entree, Brownie Paw snack, and two Holiday-themed pics


    3 Holiday Roulette Bonus Points for the Holiday-themed pics & pic of Pete


    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Animal Kingdom Group 1 for Yak & Yeti
    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Animal Kingdom Group 2 for Kusafiri Bakery
     
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    Then disneydivamama sent an update from her dinner at the Polynesian Resort's...


    Captain Cook's



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    Pork Nachos


    disneydivamama said, "I really wanted to like these! I don't have a valid reason why I didn't, so think it was because I just wasn't that hungry." :confused3



    1 Scavenger Hunt Point Earned for update from Captain Cook's


    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 5 for Captain Cook's at the Polynesian
     
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    And for the final update of the day, Jillian (sunnysideup3) sent this from her dinner tonight at...


    Be our Guest


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    The Ballroom




    Jillian chose for her entree the...


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    Grilled Strip Steak with garlic-herb butter and pommes frites (not shown)



    Jillian said, "This was awesome! The truffle mayo for the fries was amazing!!!"




    Her DH had this entree...


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    Thyme-scented Pork Rack Chop with au gratin macaroni, seasonal vegetables and red wine au jus




    Then for their desserts, they chose...


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    Triple Chocolate Cupcake - chocolate sponge cake, chocolate mousse filling, and choclate ganache


    Jillian said, "The chocolate cupcake was great."




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    Strawberry Cream Cheese Cupcake - vanilla sponge cake, strawberry mousse filling, and cream cheese icing




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    Lemon-Raspberry Cream Puff filled with lemon custard



    Jillian said, "The kids got grey stuff for their birthdays, but Eli downed it before I had a chance to take a pic.
    Great to meet the Beast at the end!!" :thumbsup2

    1 Scavenger Hunt Point for update from Be our Guest

    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 1 for Be our Guest
     
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    I have spun the Roulette wheel and here were the winning numbers for Dec. 4th.


    Magic Kingdom: Group 2, 5
    Epcot: Group 1, 4
    Hollywood Studios: Group 1
    Animal Kingdom: Group 2
    Downtown Disney: Group 1
    Resorts: 5, 6



    Here were the 7 bets placed yesterday:

    Dalamara - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 3 for Main Street Bakery
    disneydivamama - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Animal Kingdom Group 2 for Tusker House WINNER :santa:
    disneydivamama - 2 Point Roulette Bet on Animal Kingdom Group 3 for Flame Tree Barbecue
    ILikeWaffles - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Animal Kingdom Group 1 for Yak & Yeti
    ILikeWaffles - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Animal Kingdom Group 2 for Kusafiri Bakery WINNER :santa:
    disneydivamama - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 5 for Captain Cook's at the Polynesian WINNER :santa:
    sunnysideup3 - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 1 for Be our Guest
     
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    Just a reminder that one of our favorite Disney Dining Reporters will be back at Disney World tomorrow! :woohoo:



    :santa: MickeyNicki :santa:


    Nicki and Todd will be going back to WDW for some Holiday Cheer from 12/6 - 12/9.
    Though her review won't be "Live" this time, I'm sure it will still be great because they are meeting up with KatMark, her DH, their DS, and his DGF, which means 3 x more food than usual! :cool1:




    Have a Great Holiday Trip Nicki, Todd, KatMark & family!!!
     
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    Since we don't have any updates yet today from our current live reporters, I'm going to post another one of Gina's. (Gina99)


    On 11/28, Gina & her family were at Animal Kingdom and had lunch at...


    Yak & Yeti Restaurant



    First some menu pics...


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    And the Kids' Menu...


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    To start, they ordered this appetizer to share...


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    Dim Sum Basket for Two
    Pork pot stickers, shrimp siu mai, cha su bao & pork siu mai steamed on a banana leaf, with soy lime dipping sauce



    Gina said, "We had the Dim Sum Basket for Two, which everyone shared and enjoyed."


    Then Gina said, "I had the ribs and Armando had the duck which i TOTALLY forgot to get pictures of since we had an emergency...we KNOCKED OVER A BEER!" :lmao:




    "Most importantly, we got pictures of dessert. We LOVED the mango pie and the cream cheese wontons and the kids loved their ice cream."


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    Mango Pie with Shortbread cookie crust, fresh whipped cream, raspberry sauce





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




    Gina said, "Overall a great lunch...the service was great and the food was good. Definitely sorry we missed the entree pictures, as they were really good - but no use crying over spilled beer!" ;)



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    sanapp emailed me an update yesterday from her trip to the World from 11/24 - 12/1.


    She and her daughter also dined at...



    Yak & Yeti Restaurant




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    sanapp said, "My DD loved this place. The first picture shows what we sat next to."





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    Wok-fried Green Beans
    Battered green beans, sweet Thai chili dipping sauce



    sanapp said, "I started with the green beans and these were very good!" :thumbsup2




    Then for their entrees, they chose...



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    Kids' Vegetable Lo Mein & Rice




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    Baby Back Ribs
    Slow-roasted pork ribs, hoisin BBQ sauce, chicken fried rice, sweet chili slaw




    sanapp said, "DD had lo mein and rice which are her favorites. I had the ribs.
    I didn't love the rice, but everything else was good."





    Then for their desserts, they had...


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    Kids' Chocolate Pudding




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




    sanapp said, "Then DD had pudding and I had to try the wontons. Not as good as the salted caramel, but still yummy!
    Great for 1 credit at AK, so we would do this again!" :thumbsup2
     
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    Then we have another update from Gina (Gina99).


    On the evening of 11/28, she and her family had dinner at the Grand Floridian's...


    Narcoossee's



    Her update began with this "Happy Anniversary" Menu...


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    Gina said, "Armando had a Heineken and I had a drink with a glow cube in it.
    The promise of keeping the glow cube kept the kids in good behaviour!" ;)






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    Gina said, "Loved the Mickey Mouse straws they gave out here!"




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    Butter-poached Maine Lobster Tail with Filet Mignon
    served with Smoked Boniato Whipped Potatoes, Yellow Wax and French Beans with Red Wine Reduction Sauce




    Gina said, "We both had the Filet & Lobster combo and it was amazing. The steaks were cooked perfectly and everything was so good. Even the potatoes were so creamy and yummy."




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    1/2 Kids' Cheeseburger & 1/2 Kids' Macaroni and Cheese



    Gina said, "I even loved how they split the boys cheeseburger and macaroni between them...totally thought of everything!"





    And next we have pics of the Dessert Menu & After-Dinner Beverages...



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    Godiva Liqueur Flight ~
    Three half-ounce pours of Godiva Liqueur: Chocolate, White Chocolate, and Caramel topped with Godiva-infused Strawberries



    Gina said, "For dessert, we enjoyed the Godiva flight, the creme brûlée and the mango sorbet (which i shouldnt have ordered as it was too healthy)." ;)





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    Coconut and Chocolate Crème Brûlée
    Layered Coconut and Chocolate with Whipped Chantilly Cream and Toasted Coconut





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    Mango Sorbet & Berries





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    Gina said, "Gabe had the Nemo cupcake, which was super cute and he loved it!


    She said, "Well this was an amazing dinner!
    Our server was great and we capped the night by watching the fireworks as we had a window table.
    Overall rating: Super Delicious!" :thumbsup2



    4 Scavenger Hunt Points for 3 Menu pics & Godiva Liqueur Flight
     
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    Our First Update of the Day was sent to us by Becky (Dalamara).


    She was at Epcot today and had lunch at...




    Chefs de France



    Here is what she had...



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    Plateau de fromages de France
    Imported cheese plate






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    Gratin de macaroni
    Baked macaroni with cream and gruyere cheese






    1 Holiday Roulette Bonus Point for First Update of the Day



    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 3 for Chefs de France
     
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    Ahhhh some of my favorites. Y&Y cream cheese wontons... Yum! And now I've finally seen the elusive pineapple upside down cake at Kona! I totally missed Linda67's Harrod's Mickey Cafe photos - what an amazing treat those Mickey waffles look like.
     
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    Sadly we had only one update yesterday from our current live reporters. :worried: Therefore, I have decided to forego spinning the Holiday Roulette Wheel and instead award Dalamara 5 Miscellaneous Bonus Points for sending us the one live update that we received. Thanks, Dalamara! :thumbsup2
     
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    No updates received yet today, but luckily I still have some great updates from Gina (Gina99) to post. :thumbsup2


    On 11/29, Gina & family had breakfast at the Polynesian Resort's...


    Kona Cafe



    First some menu pics...


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    Still available as of 11/29 were the...


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    And the Kids' Menu...


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    Here is what they chose...


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    Big Kahuna
    French Toast, Pancakes topped with Pineapple Sauce and Macadamia Nut
    Butter, Eggs, Home-fried Potatoes, Ham, Bacon, and Sausage




    Gina said, "Great breakfast overall! I was disappointed though that when I asked for coffee I just got regular coffee, not the French press, but they didn't ask to clarify - oh well, my bad! :guilty: My hubs and I both had the Big Kahuna. We also loved the strawberry compote on the french toast - it was sooooo delicious!"





    "My son had the Mickey pancakes."




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    Mickey-shaped Buttermilk Pancakes


    Gina said, "I was hoping the Mickey pancakes were Mickey heads, not just pancakes arranged in a Mickey shape, but oh well. He still ate them." ;)





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    Next up from Gina is a lunch update from 11/29 and is again from the Polynesian Resort.


    Captain Cook's



    Gina said, "The kids had a grilled cheese and I had a Hawaiian flatbread and a side order of Polynesian chips. Everything hit the spot! :thumbsup2



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    Kids' Grilled Cheese & French Fries




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    Hawaiian Flatbread




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    Polynesian Chips



    1 Scavenger Hunt Point for Captain Cook's Lunch/Dinner Update
     
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    Our First Update of the Day was again from Becky (Dalamara).


    She was at Downtown Disney and dined at...


    Raglan Road



    Here is what Becky & her friend had...



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    Sod the Stew
    Beef stew infused with a hint of Guinness






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    Gammon ‘N Egg & Onion Rings
    Thinly sliced Gammon (ham that has been cured or smoked like bacon) & fried egg sandwich




    1 Holiday Roulette Bonus Point for First Update of the Day



    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Downtown Disney Group 2 for Raglan Road
     
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    Next we have an update from disneydivamama.


    She and her family were at Epcot yesterday and dined at...


    Le Cellier



    Her DH started with this...


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    Spicy Chicken and Chipotle Sausage
    with Roasted Corn Polenta and Sweet Onion Jam



    disneydivamama said, "He loved this." :thumbsup2




    disneydivamama started with this...


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    Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup
    made with Moosehead Beer and Bacon



    disneydivamama said, "Yummy!" :)





    Then for their entrees, her DH chose...


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    New York Strip Steak
    topped with Bercy Butter served with Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes



    ddm said, "He really enjoyed it."





    While disneydivamama chose this non-steak entree...


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    Sautéed Potato Gnocchi
    with Butternut Squash, Wilted Spinach, Cranberries, and Sage Butter



    disneydivamama said, "Great fall/winter flavors!"



    "Le Cellier was our favorite meal so far. The service was prompt and great. We will absolutely be returning!" :thumbsup2




    1 Scavenger Hunt Point Earned for the Potato Gnocchi Entree



    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 2 for Le Cellier
     
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