Disney Food Pictures...Part IV!

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  1. Mad Hattered

    Mad Hattered I had a stick of CareFree gum, but it didn't work.

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    From the Flower & Garden Festival last week...

    Florida Fresh:

    Watermelon & Feta Salad (this was sooooo good....we had 4 of them during our trip)
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    Shrimp and Grits
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  3. Mad Hattered

    Mad Hattered I had a stick of CareFree gum, but it didn't work.

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    F&G Festival continued...

    From Mexico:

    Crab Tostada
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    From Italy:

    Lobster and Asparagus (ugh....don't waste your $7.75 on this...totally not worth it. It's cold and the sauce overpowers the lobster...ugh!)
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  4. Mad Hattered

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    F & G continued...

    The Smokehouse in America

    Pulled Pig Slider topped with coleslaw (quite good and a lot bigger than those offered at Hawaii during F & W last year)
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    Beef Brisket with collard greens and jalapeno corn bread (if you like brisket then you will like this..think fat to meat ratio. The greens were good but the cornbread was quite disappointing).
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    I should also add that these are served without sauce and you can add your own at a kiosk if you wish)
     
  5. Mad Hattered

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    More from F & G

    UK:

    Heirloom Tomato Salad with Mozz (just ok for me)
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    Baked Goat cheese (DW had this...I loathe goat cheese...she really liked it)
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    Cross section:
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  6. Mad Hattered

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    F & G

    Morocco:

    Lamb Kebab with couscous (DW liked this...I don't like lamb but I did try the couscous and it was great although served cold)
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    Harissa Chicken Leg with cucumber salad (I loved the spice on the chicken leg...the heat builds but I love heat and wish it were spicer. The cucumber salad was dull and bland)
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    F & G

    Japan:

    Chirashi Hanazushi (really good! If you like sushi then you will like this. All the seafood is cooked and it's pretty much a deconstructed sushi roll...I highly recommend this)
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  8. Mad Hattered

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    Misc things we munched on:

    Jalapeno cheese pretzel from Fife and Drum
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    Hot Italian sandwich from Pizzafari (first time having this...very very good)
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  9. Mad Hattered

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    Kimonos Sushi Bar in the Swan hotel:

    Top right is the Banzai Roll (spicy tuna, avocado and eel)..bottom center is the Dragon Roll (giant crispy shrimp and tuna)...upper left is the Spicy Rainbow Roll (tuna, salmon and avocado).....good stuff indeed!
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    Beet Lolipop.... quite a mouthful!

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    We had some $ leftover from our last trip to the Flower and Garden Festival, but instead wanted to try Les Chefs des France!

    Escargot... yummy but expensive!

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    French Onion Soup and Baguette..... We couldn't go to France and NOT order French soup!

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    Got so excited to see Remy that I forgot to take any pics of our entrees :P

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    and finally... Dessert! Vanilla Creme Brulee

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  11. figment_jii

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    Flower & Garden (& Food) Festival with Figment
    Figment just got back from his first Flower & Garden Festival! He made sure to sample many of the Flower & Garden Festival's food offerings. They reminded him a lot of the Food & Wine Festival.

    Pineapple Promenade - Figment was really looking forward to having Pineapple Dole Whip in Epcot. It's one of his favorites at the Magic Kingdom!
    Dole Whip ($4) - It tastes exactly like the one at the Magic Kingdom. It was slighly more expensive than the MK, but seemed to be a smaller amount (could be because it was in a cup).

    Pineapple Upside Down Cake ($2.75) - The cake was moist. There was a dollop of pineapples in the middle, but overall it didn't have a lot of pineapple flavor.
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    The Cottages: Savories, Trifles and Teas - Figment was planning on trying all of the items here, but he ran out of time.
    Trio of Trifles ($3.75) - Chocolate (left), Berry (right), and Ginger Tea (back). Figment liked all of these! The chocolate one was really rich, while the berry was lighter. Figment was surprised he liked the ginger tea one, but it was also really good.
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    L'Orangerie
    Verrine charlotte au Péches (Carmelized Peaches with Rosemary and Light Vanilla Cream) ($5) - Figment really like the peaches and vanilla cream, but the middle sponge cake layer had an odd flavor. It was very pretty, but awfully expensive for the amount.
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    Hanami
    Frushi ($4.50) (left) - Figment liked the fruits, but the combination of fruits and rice was just a little odd.

    YakiSoba Pan ($4.00) (middle) - Figment liked the YakiSoba, but it was weird to be eating noodles in a bun. In the end, he ate the noodles separately.

    Chirashi Hanazushi ($6.00) (left) - Figment liked this one the best out of Hanami's offerings. There was a pretty good amount of seafood.
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    The Smokehouse: Barbecue and Brews - This was probably Figment's favorite booth at the Flower & Garden Festival. It had pretty high prices, but the food was all pretty good.
    Smoked Beef Brisket with Collard Greens and Jalapeno Corn Bread ($6.75) (left) - Figment liked this one. The beef had good flavor and was pretty tender. The biscuit had a bite!

    Rocky Road Brownie Mousse ($3.00) (middle) - Figment really liked this brownie. It had a dense layer and light mouse layer. Very chocolaty!

    Pulled Pig Slider with Cole Slaw ($5.50) (left) - The pulled pork had good flavor, as did the cole slaw.
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    Primavera Kitchen - This booth had some of the most expensive food items and none of them were really worth the cost.
    Lasagna Primavera (Spinach Lasagna, Green Peas, Zucchini, Mushrooms, Broccolini, Béchamel and Fresh Tomatoes with Garlic and Basil Leaves) ($6.00) (left) - Figment thought it was kind of bland (personally, he thought some sausage would have really helped).

    Asparagi con Aragosta all'Ortolana (Green Asparagus and Lobster with Garden Cocktail Sauce ($7.75) (right) - This was one of the most over-priced dishes at the festival. The flavor was pretty good, but not really worth the cost.
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    Bauernmarkt
    Potato Pancake with House-made Apple Sauce ($2.75) - Figment kind of liked this dish; the apple sauce was good (very smooth), but the potato pancake was kind of mushy.
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    Coming up next time the Lotus House, Jardin de Fiestas, and Florida Fresh!
     
  12. figment_jii

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    Continuing now with Flower & Garden (& Food) with Figment...

    Lotus House
    Beijing-Style Candied Strawberries ($3.50) (left) - The strawberries are encased in a hard, but brittle, sweet coating. Figment liked these, but they were kind of sticky.

    Spring Pancake with Grilled Chicken and Green Apples ($4.50) (middle) - The sauce had a bite to it! Figment generally liked this dish.

    Pan-Fried Vegetable Bun ($3.75) (right) - Figment thought this was bland. He didn't really care for the filling (noodles, vegetables).
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    Jardin de Fiestas
    Tostada de Jaiba (Crab Toasta served with Chipotle Mayo and Valentina Sauce) ($5.50) (left) - The sauces were spicy, but the rest of the toasta had really good flavor. Figment really liked the crab!

    Tacos de Carnitas (Pork Carnitas topped with Tamarindo Salsa) ($4.95) (right) - Figment generally liked the flavor of the carnitas and it was not spicy.
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    Florida Fresh
    Watermelon Salad with Pickled Red Onions, BW Baby Arugula, Feta Cheese, and Balsamic Reduction ($3.50) (left) - Figment liked this salad. It was nice and light.

    Shrimp and Stone Ground Grits with Andouille Sausage, Zellwood Corn, Tomatoes, and Cilantro ($5.50) (right) - Figment also liked this dish, althought it had a slight bite (mostly from the sausage). The shrimp were good (not rubbery) and the grits were nice and creamy.
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    Angel Food Cake with Macerated Florida Berries ($3.25) - Figment really liked this dessert. The berries were very sweet!
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    Okay, that's it for the Flower & Garden Festival Foods. Overall, Figment generally liked the foods he tried, but he likes the Food & Wine Festival better. There are more offerings and more variety.

    Next time...Wanayama Safari dinner at Jiko...
     
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    Rocky Road Brownie Mousse
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    Where did you get this? I so need to try it ::yes::
     
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    Columbia Harbour House

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    Bread, Hula Timon, and pomegranate iced tea at Ohana
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    Been posted many times but you need to see it again... the best cupcake ever... The Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcake from Starring Rolls
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    M&M Brownie from Starring Rolls
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    Cookies & rice crispie treats from Writer's Stop
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    Spinach & Artichoke dip at Sci Fi
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    Burger at Raglan Road
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    Pesto Pasta at Landscape of Flavors
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    Chocolate Mickey Tartlet at Landscape of Flavors
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    Bread at Artist Point
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    Slow Roasted 64 C Buffalo Strip Steak with Zellwood Corn-Sausage Hash, Yukon Gold Potato Smear, and Blackberry Pinot Noir Reduction at Artist Point
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    Salmon at Artist Point
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    Sweet Potato Cheesecake, House-made Cranberry-Port Gelato, and Valrhona Chocolate Almond Semifreddo at Artist Point
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    Upside Down Mickey Mouse Kid's Cone with Cookies & Cream ice cream from the Plaza Ice Cream Parlour
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    Figment Goes on Safari at Animal Kingdom Lodge
    Figment went on the Wanyama Safari at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. The safari included dinner at Jiko. Each course consisted of three different items. It was almost like a tasting menu!

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    First out was the cocktail. Figment is not a big drinker, but he liked this cocktail. It was called a Sunriser and was made of “Parrot Bay Rum, Banana Liqueur Blended with Orange, Pineapple, and Cranberry Juices.”

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    Next out were the appetizers. There was the “Taste of Africa – Assortment of Dips with Pappadam, Poppy Seed Lavash, and House-made Naan”. The naan bread was really good. The pappadam and lavash breads were also pretty good (one was round and the other was triangular).

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    The next appetizer was the “Inguday Tibs in Brik with Mushrooms, Spinach, and Cheese in Crispy Tunisian Filo with Apple and Curry Vinaigrette”. These were Figment’s favorites. The filo was nice and crispy and the filling had good flavor.

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    The next appetizer was the “Peri Peri-Roasted Chicken with Lime Chakalaka, Lamb Chopper Cheese, and Pickled Sweet Bell Peppers”. It was like a flat bread pizza and tasted really good.

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    The final appetizer was the “Crispy Beef “Bobotie” Roll with Cucumber Raita, Green Mango Atjar, and Honey-Roasted Groundnuts”. This one was kind of spicy, but it was still good. The wrapper was crispy (deep fried) and the filling was heavily spiced.

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    After the appetizers were finished and the plates cleared, the entrée dishes were brought out. There were three different entrees: one fish, one beef and one poultry dish. The fish entrée was “Maize-Crusted Corvina with Vegetables of the Moment and Tomato-Butter Sauce.” It had deep fried shaved leeks on the top and a mixture of spring vegetables underneath. The fish was moist and the coating crunchy.

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    The “Oak-Grilled Filet Mignon with Ancient Grain Pilaf, Brussels Sprouts, and South African Red Wine Sauce” was really good. The filet mignon was very tender (medium). The brussels sprouts were actually quite good (still slightly crunchy, but sautéed in butter).

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    The final entrée was the “Guinea Hen “Doro Wot” Braised Leg and Berbere-Roasted Breast with Sweet Potato, Wilted Greens, and Ancho Glaze”. The hen was moist and the ancho glaze had only a slight bite.

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    Finally, a dessert sampler was served individually: “Vanilla Rooibos-Tanzanian Chocolate Cake and Honey Crunch Topping” (left), Cheesecake with Spice Cake Crust and Warm Sautéed Apples in Caramel” (middle), and “Kenyan Coffee and Amarula Crème Brulee” (right). Figment is not usually a big fan of crème brulee, but this one was amazing! It was very creamy (almost like a mousse) and had a good coffee flavor. The chocolate cake was rich and yummy.

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    Figment posted a full review of the Wanyama Safari on the Trip Reports Board:
    http://disboards.com/showthread.php?p=47974354#post47974354
     
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