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Discussion in 'Disney Dining Reviews' started by jabead, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. wilma-bride

    wilma-bride <<This space intentionally blank>> Moderator

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    Jan, thank you so much for all your updates. I think you may have persuaded me to give Biergarten a try on our trip next Spring.
     
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  3. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

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    Hi Jan!

    Great synopsis of your trip. I would give you bonus points for doing this, except I don't think you are going to need them. ;)

    Thanks again to both you and 1coolpapa for doing such a fantastic job of live reporting for us! I'm going to have so many great pics to choose from for your trip highlights. :thumbsup2
     
  4. dutchdisneyfamily

    dutchdisneyfamily Mouseketeer

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    Just checking in here too. I'm up for reporting starting next week! I have your number in my phone and my family is prepped for me taking pics before they eat.
     
  5. jabead

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    I'm running a day behind, so let's start tonight with updates sent to us yesterday.


    Our First Update of the Day was sent to us yesterday by Paula (smile4stamps) and was a snack update from Epcot's...


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    Paula said, "So the reason I declined dessert at Flying Fish last night was because I was returning to Epcot and there was a few things I NEEDED to try!"





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    "I had my heart set on the caramel chewy bar and the milk chocolate salted caramel. However I was pretty full last night so only indulged in some of the packaged chewy caramels (I love these!) and instead I had the chewy caramel bar for my breakfast! It was very good and I could see it becoming an addiction. :laughing: I had one bite walked away and found myself going right back!! I've eaten half of it! I have not yet had the salted caramel. That will have to be for later today."



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    1 April Game Point Earned + 3 Bonus Points for sign, display case pics, and First Update of the Day
     
  6. jabead

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    Now for a very special update from Nicole (AvasMommy526).


    She and Jeff were married on Monday...


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    But let's start at the beginning of their special day.


    Nicole said, "On the morning of the wedding we ordered room service! [They are staying at BLT] It was pretty good, expensive but it came really fast and we didn't have to leave. We had the Kids mini Mickey waffles with bacon, Ava's fave!"



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    "She didn't eat a lot but it was good."



    "I had the Eggs Benedict with Key Lime Hollandaise sauce...



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    "I gave Jeff the ham. The sauce was a little spicy but it was all pretty good!"




    "Jeff had the ham and cheese omelet with potatoes...


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    "He loved the omelet, he said the potatoes were ok!"




    Coming up next, their wedding cocktail reception and dinner! :thumbsup2




    10 April Game Points Earned (for first room service update) + 1 Bonus Point for pic of Nicole & Jeff
     
  7. sarabear

    sarabear Earning My Ears

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    I'm going to try to do updates next week. We are not doing dining plan, and are going to eat off site some, so I'm not sure how much I will have, but I will send what I can. I know there will be Ohana and Liberty Tree Tavern.
     
  8. jabead

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    Next Nicole said, "Our wedding was yesterday and it was amazing!!! The day was beautiful and our dinner was wonderful! We are so happy, it was such a wonderful two days with Ava's birthday and the wedding."


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    Their wedding dinner was held at the Universal Studios Portofino Bay Hotel's...



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    "At our cocktail hour we had a fruit and cheese platter with figs, nut clusters, cranberries and crackers."


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    "We also had caprese skewers, which we all raved about! Also stuffed mushrooms and endive with walnuts, Gorgonzola and balsamic, fantastic!!!"



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    "For dinner we had a pasta course, penne in a tomato cream sauce, delicious! Choice of strip steak, chicken Marsala or fish! I know the steak and chicken were amazing, perfectly cooked and great portions! The roasted potatoes that came with them were great as well! I don't think anyone had the fish which was mahi mahi. Most of the kids had chicken fingers and fries, I tried Ava's and it was great!"


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    And for their dessert...


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    "Our cake was a red velvet with Oreo cream cheese filling and buttercream icing!
    Again, just wonderful! It was a beautiful day." :)




    And then the best picture of all...


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    10 April Game Points Earned for first ever Wedding Dinner update + 5 Bonus Points for sign, menu, and pic of the happy family! :goodvibes
     
  9. DonaldDoleWhip

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    Amazing wedding pictures! There's so much hype around Disney weddings here, so it's really nice to see that Universal is capable of producing the same wedding magic. :thumbsup2 The setting, food, cake, and (of course) the family all look perfect! :goodvibes
     
  10. jabead

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    That's a very tough act to follow, but someone must so let's go now to Paula's update from her lunch yesterday at DHS'...


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    First some lobby pictures and the Tune-in Lounge...


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    View from her table...

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    And the menu pic...


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    Paula started with the fried cheese appetizer...


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    Fried Herb and Garlic Cheese, served warm with Raspberry Sauce and Toasted French Bread

    "At first I was worried because the plate was COLD! But the cheese was nice and warm. A yummy appetizer!"




    "And then thanks to Miss Emily's review (JustEmmy), I knew I could get a smaller portion of the fried chicken! :thumbsup2 I was told "not to be spreading that around!" :lmao:




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    "I got a present!" ;)


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    "And then I did something so unlike me. I was heading to see Beauty and the Beast. It was 30 min. yet to show time and I was HOT!! So I stopped here..."


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    "And I went with the brownie sundae with half vanilla and half mint chip. It was huge!! I did not finish it all!!"



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    And then later, Paula sent this update from Blizzard Beach.


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    ...but I realized I didn't have a way to pay so I went to get a form of payment and when I got back they were just closing. But here is a pic of their menu..."


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    3 April Game Points Earned + 10 Bonus Points for signs, menus, misc. PTC pics, and Clean Plate Club sticker :thumbsup2
     
  11. jabead

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    Chris (dvc4life) sent us the final updates from her trip yesterday, starting with one from her birthday dinner on Sunday night at the Grand Floridian Resort's...

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    Chris started with a White Wine Flight...


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    And Bobby had this wine flight...


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    The bread and butter topped with sea salt...


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    "The bread was out of this world good!"




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    "My youngest daughter and I shared the Caesar salad. Very refreshing."


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    Hearts of Romaine with Shaved Parmesan, Garlicky Sourdough Croutons, and Creamy Caesar Dressing




    "Bobby and Becca each had the lobster bisque..."


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    Maine Lobster Bisque with Bouchee Pastry laced with Butter-poached Lobster, Coral, Vanilla-infused Lobster Oil and Chervil




    "Bobby has the filet and lobster tail...


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    Grilled Filet Mignon and Butter-poached Maine Lobster Tail, served with Asiago Cheese-Creme Fraiche Risotto with Caramelized Red Onion, Roasted Mushrooms, and Cabernet-Veal Reduction Sauce

    "He loved the lobster but wasn't thrilled with the filet."



    Becca's filet...


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    (Description same as above, minus the lobster tail ;) )




    "Brooke had the chicken and dumplings. She loved it."

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    Chicken and Dumplings - Ashley Farms Natural Chicken Breast with Potato "Dumplings", Baby Carrots, English Peas, Caramelized Red Pearl Onions, and Peppered Soubise Sauce




    "And I had the halibut. Man was it good."


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    Grilled Alaskan Wild Caught Halibut with Marble Potatoes, Florida Sweet Corn, Nueske's Cherrywood-smoked Bacon, Celery, "Chowda" Sauce, and Roasted Red Pepper Rouille




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    Almond-crusted Cheesecake




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    And I've saved the best for last, a pic of the birthday girl...


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    Chris said, "What a great way to spend your birthday!"



    5 April Game Points Earned + 7 Bonus Points for menus, wine flights, name and pic of Chris
     
  12. jabead

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    Then Chris' last meal was Monday morning breakfast at...


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    "Whenever we stay at the Boardwalk we have our last breakfast here. And it was as good as ever." :thumbsup2




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    "Becca's Iced Coffee...


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    "We shared the breakfast skillet...


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    Breakfast Skillet - served with eggs, Pequillo peppers, Nueske's bacon, onions, and Greek cheese on Sweet potato hash and topped with arugula



    "Brooke had the waffle but my picture didn't turn out but it was awesome."




    5 April Game Points Earned + 2 Bonus Points for sign and menu pics
     
  13. jabead

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    And since that was Chris' final update, it's now time to say...




    Thanks so much for being a Live Reporter... Great Job!!! :thanks:





    dvc4life's Total April/May Game Points Earned = 83
     
  14. jabead

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    That's all for tonight folks, but check back tomorrow morning for the last two updates received yesterday. One is emmebear's final update from her breakfast at Chef Mickey's on Monday morning and the other is from Paula's (smile4stamps) dinner last night at a 10 point location. ;)
     
  15. rachel09985

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    Wow what an awesome couple of updates we have had!

    the wedding looked amazing.. (Hmmm note that for my future wedding which is hopefully in orlando!). So fun to see pictures from that.
     
  16. CaliBear

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    Great updates. I especially loved the wedding update and 1coolnini's summary.
     
  17. emmysmommy

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    What a great day for updates!

    Jan: we may run into each other at DL/DCA!! Look for yourself in my photos! ;)
    Chris: Loved the Kouzzina breakfast - I miss that place!
    Paula! I'm glad that Emmy helped with your choice!! It looked perfect. I want one of those stickers!! :rotfl2: Great choice for the brownie sundae!!
    Nicole: What a beautiful family photo! Your cake looks beautiful and sounds like it tasted amazing!! You totally deserve all those bonus photos! :goodvibes
     
  18. JennyWren

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    Hey, everyone :wave2:

    I am still loving all of the updates. Only 25 days until we report for our Live Update duty. In the meantime, I have a favor to ask. I am making picture menus for my DS (he has autism) due to the fact that he needs to see the items rather than try to comprehend the description on the menu. I'm currently working on one for La Hacienda, however I can't locate pictures of the sorbets or the chocolate mousse. I would greatly appreciate it if someone could supply these for me.

    Thanks so much. :flower3:
     
  19. dvc4life

    dvc4life Disney is my Happy Place

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    It was fun doing the live reporting again. But my phone was having major issues this time and was very frustrating. So I missed alot of our snacks and stuff. Maybe next time.

    I just can't wait until October for our next trip for the F & W Fest and Halloween. My favorite time of year.
     
  20. dreamscometrue101

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    All of these reviews have me second guessing all of my ADRs. So many amazing choices and only so much time, or room in the stomach.
     
  21. dutchdisneyfamily

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    I recommend checking out the Disney Food Blog. They had a lot of pictures. I don't know if they have those, but they had a lot!
     

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