Discussion in 'Disney Dining Reviews' started by jabead, Sep 25, 2012.
I have to say we thought Kona Cafe was the best meal of our trip!
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Now for glasslipper's final update, which is from her dinner at...
"This was amazing!"
Pan Asian Noodles with Yakisoba noodles, wok-seared vegetables and Shrimp in ginger-garlic sauce
Kona Coffee-rubbed Pork Chop
"DH and DS both had this and it was great!"
And a dessert menu pic...
They chose for their desserts...
Ginger Cake Trifle
with creamy layers of vanilla, raspberry, and chocolate
Kona Coffee Panna Cotta
with candied pecans and vanilla tuile
"DS had this but said the other desserts we had were better."
Dairy-free Kona Kone (minus the cone because it had dairy in it)
An explosion of warm liquid Chocolate inside Chocolate Cookie Volcano
"It was awesome!"
3 January Game Points Earned + 1 Bonus Point for dessert menu pic
And since that was glasslipper's final update, it's now time to say...
Thanks so much for being a Live Reporter...Outstanding Job!!!
glasslipper's Total January Game Points Earned = 53
Also, glasslipper has started a full dining report, so be sure to check it out for all the delicious details of her trip. Here is the LINK.
Becky (BlovesC) chose to have her birthday dinner last night at...
And she started her update with a menu pic...
Next up, the bread and tandoori butter...
Then Becky's cocktail...
Sauza Gold tequila, Van-der-Hum Tangerine liqueur, citrus and a splash of cranberry juice
Becky said, "Wooo, this hit me fast!"
Becky started with this...
Spiced Autumn Squash Soup
with Fig Crouton and Chestnut Butter
While Charlie had this...
Roasted Kubota Squash and Kalamata Olive Flatbread
with Cipollini Onions, Goat Cheese, and Pumpkin Seed Duqqa (Dukkah?)
"My Chermoula-roasted Prawns, Wussy Style..."
Chermoula-roasted Nigerian Prawns (heads removed ) with English Pea Nage and Saffron Rice with Orange and Olive Salad
"Charlie's duck, which I think was swimming outside roughly 90 seconds before being served."
Seared Barbarie Duck Breast with Potato and Spinach Masala, Royal Trumpet Mushrooms, and Port Emulsion
3 January Game Points Earned + 1 Bonus Point for menu pic
Then our last update sent yesterday was from Niki Andiokno.
She and her DH had dinner last night at Epcot's...
Harira Soup - traditional hearty soup flavored with tomatoes, lentils and lamb
Niki said, "We both started with this. It was very hearty and filling. Sorry I ate about half of it before I took the photo."
Couscous M'Rouzia - braised beef served with prunes, balsamic vinegar, honey, sesame seeds, and eggs
"This was yummy."
"Again very yummy and a huge serving. I took about half back to the Villa for breakfast. I will never diss pumpkin again."
Then while waiting for Illuminations, they stopped in at Karamell Kuche and got this treat...
Fleur de Sel
"This is a thick caramel with rich dark chocolate and coarse sea salt. This was excellent. We both loved it."
6 January Game Points Earned
Our First Update of the Day today was sent to us by Lauren (Giselle22).
She and her group had dinner last night at...
Be our Guest
Lauren said, "The restaurant is beautiful! The pic from my phone of course does not do it justice."
Potato Leek Soup
"I had potato leek soup. Good but just a touch too salty."
French Onion Soup
"A few others had the french onion and really liked it.
The flash made the broth look clear, but it's actually dark brown as it should be."
All-Natural Fruit Punch - sweetened with organic cane juice and wildberry extract topped with lemon-lime foam
"My brother got a fruit punch drink, very tasty!"
Garden Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette
"Dad started with a salad. Then I think we ordered every entree except the chicken! (Or is it hen? Aaaanyway....)"
Pan-seared Salmon on Leek Fondue served with creamy saffron-crushed potatoes
Sauteed Shrimp and Scallops with seasonal vegetables served in puff pastry with a creamy lobster sauce
Grilled Strip Steak with garlic-herb butter and pommes frites
Layered Ratatouille - oven-baked zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms, tomatoes and caramelized onions sliced and layered with quinoa served with a bell pepper sauce
Thyme-scented Pork Rack Chop with au gratin macaroni, green beans and red wine au jus
Lauren said, "Everything was good! The pork was superb. The only problem my brother and I had was that we are huge wimps and whatever they put on the green beans was too spicy for us to eat them."
"We also ordered almost every dessert! Their desserts are excellent. My mom thought the strawberry cupcake was too sweet, but I thoroughly enjoyed it!"
Chocolate Cream Puff filled with chocolate mousse topped with whipped cream
"I took a couple pics after we had cut into things so you can see the fillings."
"After you eat, they let you wander around and take pics of the rest of the place. And they are very good about making sure you have time to get a photo with beast. When we were toward the end of our dinner a cast member kept us updated on beast's schedule so we wouldn't miss him before we left. Our ressie had us leaving the park after closing, so I should have a couple decent closed-park pics, but they're on my camera so I'll have to wait til I can use the computer tonight."
2 January Games Points Earned + 1 Bonus Point for First Update of the Day
Lauren later sent some additional pics from her dinner at Be our Guest.
We ate in the Ballroom at Be Our Guest. I took a pic of the place setting...then everyone took apart their napkins and spent the rest of the meal figuring out how to roll them back up into pretty roses."
"The ballroom is gorgeous! There was an empty table next to us so I snapped a pic so you could see what you might be walking up to at dinner time."
"At the back of the ballroom there are huge windows with mountains and snow falling behind them (it's a terrible picture!). "
"The west wing is much smaller and rather dark. We had a late ressie, so after we ate I was able to get this picture of an almost-empty West Wing. And that's my brother looking at the enchanted rose. The third room was closed off, so no pictures."
"But we walked by the lunch time kiosks to go see Beast and I took a pic of the lunch menu."
Be our Guest Lunch Menu
"We stopped by Gaston's quickly on Friday so I could take some pictures, so I got one of the menu there too."
Next we received an update from our Disneyland reporter, Paula (smile4stamps).
She first sent a pic from her DISmeet last night with...
Brenda (emmysmommy) with Paula
Then Paula also sent a pic of her breakfast from White Water Snacks at the Grand Californian Hotel...
California Breakfast Burrito with scrambled eggs, diced tomato, Cheddar cheese, bacon and red bliss potatoes
Paula said, "I thought it would be pretty tasty but even with bacon in it it needed more salt (and I RARELY add salt to anything!)."
And then later Paula sent this pic from Ghirardelli...
The Gold Rush - Peanut Butter Hot Fudge Sundae
Vanilla ice cream with freshly homemade hot fudge and melted peanut butter throughout. Topped with whipped cream, chopped almonds, a cherry and Ghirardelli Squares milk chocolate
4 January Game Points Earned + 5 Misc. Bonus Points Earned for DISmeet pic with Brenda
And since I believe that was Paula's final update, it's now time to say...
Thanks so much for being a Live Reporter...Good Job!!!
smile4stamp's Total January Game Points Earned = 20
Next in this morning was an update from Becky (BlovesC).
She and Charlie had breakfast this morning at...
First a menu pic...
Becky said, "The sun made the pic dark, sorry! This is my plate of strawberries, turkey bobotie, potatoes, and French toast bread pudding!"
"And my amaaaaaazing mushroom cheese and tomato omelet!"
"Charlie's plate of bobotie, sausage, bread pudding, and beef hash (ewwww!)"
3 January Game Points Earned + 1 Bonus Point for menu pic
Next was another breakfast update, this one from Lauren (Giselle22).
She and her group had breakfast this morning at...
While they were waiting to be seated, Lauren took these pics of the pastry offerings at Kona Island...
And then a Kona Cafe pic...
Followed by some menu pics...
"We got a press pot of Kona coffee. Mmmm, good coffee!"
The Samoan - poached eggs with Hollandaise served over smoked pulled pork hash
"Dbro and Ddad had the Samoa. Very good!"
Macadamia Pineapple Pancakes with macadamia nut butter, pineapple sauce and ham
"Other Dbro and uncle had the macadamia pineapple pancakes with ham. All very good, and the ham wasn't too salty."
Big Kahuna - French toast, Pancakes topped with Pineapple sauce and Macadamia Nut Butter, eggs, home fried potatoes, ham, bacon, and sausage
Dbff's BF had the Big Kahuna. He ate it all!"
Tonga Toast - banana stuffed sourdough bread, rolled in cinnamon sugar and served with Strawberry Compote and fruit
An inside look
"All the women had tonga toast. Delicious! My mom never eats much and even she almost finished hers off!"
2 January Game Points Earned + 4 Bonus Points for pic of Dbro, menu pics, Kona Island pastries, and misc. Kona Cafe pic
And then a breakfast update from Niki Andiokno.
She and her DH had these breakfast pastries from DHS'...
Starring Rolls Cafe
"Most Wonderful" Cherry Turnover
"I had the most wonderful cherry turnover. DH had the cherry danish. His comment was, "Yuck".
"Yuck" Cherry Danish
Then later Niki sent this...
She said, "Lunch was leftovers from last night. I wanted a sweet treat in the afternoon. I picked up this brownie from Roaring Forks. Really rich and super sweet. I could only eat a few bites. This will probably last the entire trip home tomorrow."
And then tonight, Niki said...
"DH is starting to get sick now. We did carry out from WPE. He had meatloaf and I had spaghetti and meatballs. Phone out of charge so I didn't get photos. We also shared tortilla soup and creme brulee. The food was all awesome."
2 January Game Points Earned
But don't sweat it Niki about not getting pics of your WPE food because Becky & Charlie got you covered.
'Cause guess what they had for lunch today at...
Wolfgang Puck Express
Becky said, "This was Charlie's meatloaf. OMG, I'm not a fan of meatloaf but I kept stealing bites of this!"
And Becky had...
Spaghetti and Meatballs
And for dessert...
And also this...
2 January Game Points Earned + 1 Bonus Point for having Niki's back and ordering the same things
While they were at Downtown Disney today, Becky & Charlie also stopped in at...
Goofy's Candy Co.
"We picked up these adorable krispy treats as snack credits from Goofy's! Charlie's is the one on the right. Haha...just kidding!"
1 January Game Point Earned + 1 Bonus Point for display case pics
Then tonight Becky & Charlie were at Epcot, where Charlie got this from China's...
Joy of Tea Kiosk
Tipsy Ducks in Love
Creamy Cold tea and coffee combo blended with bourbon whiskey and chocolate
"He loooves this drink."
Then they had dinner at Japan's...
Chicken Cutlet Curry x 2
Becky said, "My favorite Japanese comfort food! The green tea ice cream though? Bleeeeeech!!!"
"Our gorgeous but cold outdoor dining view."
3 January Game Points Earned + 3 Bonus Points for view pic and new cocktail with a really funny name
Thanks to all the pictures from BOG.....I can't decide what I want to eat for my Birhtiday!
I can't believe I can start my reports start tomorrow!
Ha! That is too funny about us all ordering the same meals at WPE!
Perfect timing, disneybride96!
Just a reminder that next up to the Disney Dining plate will be...
- and -
carobear is helping her sister drive down for her CP in January and will be at World for a couple days (1/19-1/22). They won't be going to the parks but plan to eat plenty of Disney food.
She has volunteered to do live updates for us!
disneybride96 and her DH will be at WDW from 1/19 - 1/26. Here are their Dining Plans.
She has volunteered to do live updates for us while they are there!
HAVE A GREAT TRIP, carobear & disneybride96!!!
Good morning everyone!
I have just five more updates from yesterday, so I'll be starting out with those this morning.
The first three are the last ones from butiflfeet, sent to us from the Magical Express bus on the way to the airport.
butiflfeet and her family had their last Disney dinner at Downtown Disney's...
Hail Caesar - Classic Caesar salad with prosciutto crisps, grape tomatoes, croutons & shaved parmesan
"DH and DSis had Caesar salads to start. They thought the crisp prosciutto was a nice touch."
Mixed Field Greens Salad
"I had a field greens salad. It could have used a touch more dressing."
Keen eye for the Shepherds Pie
We give the traditional Shepherds Pie a little makeover with our contemporary twist to this favorite dish.
"For our mains, I had the shepherd's pie. I liked the sauce a lot. It was more red wine based than beef stock and had good flavor."
Banger & Booz - Guinness & onion bangers on mash, topped with caramelized onions & beef stew.
"DSis had this and thought it was equally delicious."
Fish & Chips - Our famous beer battered fish n chips served with our fresh tartar sauce
"DH had the fish and chips and said the batter on the outside of the fish was nice and flavorful, as was the fish itself."
"We were stuffed so no dessert today!"
2 January Game Points Earned
butiflfeet's second to last update is from her visit to Epcot's new French bakery...
"This is a snack we had from yesterday (Wednesday). We stopped by the new bakery in France.
We shared a creme brulee, a chocolate tart, and a Napoleon. All were very good and just sweet enough."
5 January Game Points Earned
And then for her last update, butiflfeet sent these pics from Magic Kingdom's...
Nutella and Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich
Waffle with powdered sugar
"My last update will be from Sleepy Hollow. We shared a Nutella waffle and a plain waffle with powdered sugar DH added maple syrup on the plain waffle after I took a picture because what goes better with sugar on your waffle than more sugar? These were crisp and warm and delicious!"
3 January Game Points Earned
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